Graduate Forum

Graduate Forum Date: January 5, 2017 (Post Lunch)

COMSNETS 2017 Graduate Forum is a supportive environment for students in graduate programs (Master’s and PhD) to showcase early stage research in the area of computer networking and communications at COMSNETS, the premier venue for meeting of networking researchers in India. COMSNETS 2017 Graduate forum will provide students with useful guidance on their research and the opportunity to interact with established researchers for both academia and industry. All submissions will receive detailed reviews from the review committee. Accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings(unless the author requires otherwise). There will be a best presenter award (certificate and prize). The accepted papers authors will need to apply for travel grants separately (travel grants will not be considered by default).

Who can Submit:

To be eligible to submit your work to the Graduate Forum, you must be registered as a PhD or Master’s student at the time of submission.

What to submit:

A single PDF file at EDAS containing:

  • Resume, a one page resume informing of your current position, broadarea of research, internship experiences, publications, etc.
  • Abstract, a two page abstract explaining the problem, relevantstateoftheart, proposed approach, preliminary results, and futurework. Submissions must be written in IEEE two column format.
  • Presentation, 8-10 slides for a 12 minutes talk.

Registration Details

Students with accepted proposals are required to make a Main Conference Student Registration.

Important Dates

Abstract submission

November 6, 2016

Notification of acceptance to participants

November 30, 2016

Camera ready submission

December 10, 2016

Graduate Forum Co-Chairs

Tamarapalli Venkatesh

Tamarapalli Venkatesh

IIT Guwahati, India

Ignacio Castro

Ignacio Castro

Queen Mary University of London, UK

Technical Program Committee

  • Arash Asadi (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)

  • Antony Franklin (IIT Hyderabad, India)

  • Hari Prabhat Gupta (IIT BHU, India)

  • Syed Hasan (Institute IMDEA Networks, Spain)

  • Allyson Sim (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)

  • Ranbir Singh (IIT Guwahati, India)

  • Tamarapalli Venkatesh (co-chair) (IIT Guwahati, India)

  • Ignacio Castro (co-chair) (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

Presentation schedule

SNo. Name Affiliation Timeslot


CrowdMap: Crowdsourcing based City Traffic Map Generation

Rohit Verma
(IIT Kharagpur)

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM


Improving Road safety through Smart-Sensing

Ravi Bhandari
(IIT Bombay)

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM


On the Importance of Link Characterization for Wireless Sensor Networks in Underground Mines

Alok Ranjan
(NIT Rourkela)

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM


Design a Power Aware Methodology in IoT based on Hidden Markov Model

Palani Kumar
(IIIT Bangalore)

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM


Modeling the Effect of Quantization and Packet Loss on State Estimation In Cyber-Physical Systems

Venkatareddy A
(IIT Hyderabad)

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM


A Reliable, Multi-path, Connection Oriented and Independent Transport Protocol for IoT Networks

Abhijit Mondal
(IIT Kharagpur)

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM


Tea Break

3:30 PM

4:00 PM


Design and Implementation of Network Function Frameworks for Performance Scalability

Shinae Woo
(KAIST, Korea)

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM


Community based multi-group activity prediction and member identification

Snigdha Das
(IIT Kharagpur)

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM


Distributed Online Learning over Networks

Akshita Bhandari
(IISc, Bangalore)

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Emotion-aware Computing using Smartphone

Surjya Ghosh
(IIT Kharagpur)

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM


Improving Road safety through Smart-Sensing

Ravi Bhandari
(IIT Bombay)

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM


Predicting Social Dynamics based on Network Traffic Analysis for CCN/ICN Management

Satadal Sengupta
(IIT Kharagpur)

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM


Resource Pooling in Content Delivery Systems

Srinivas Kota (IIT Bombay)

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM