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Graduate Forum

COMSNETS 2018 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 2018 Graduate forum will provide students with useful guidance on their research and the opportunity to interact with established researchers for both academia and industry. . The authors of accepted papers will need to apply for travel grants separately (travel grants will not be considered by default).

The authors of the accepted papers must register under student-rates (for IEEE member or non-member) of the Main Conference fee.

The camera ready paper must be THREE PAGES in length for it to be included on IEEE Xplore. The authors have an option to NOT include their submission in the proceedings, if it is part of a full submission under review or is part of a published work.

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.

Important Dates

Document Submission 2nd December 2017
Notification of Acceptance 15th December 2017
Camera-ready Submission 29th December 2017

Presentation Format

The presenter of each selected paper must be prepared with two sets of slides with significant non-overlapping content (~2 minutes of overlap must suffice). The format of the presentations will be as follows.

  1. The presenter of every selected paper will be given 7 minutes each for a short presentation (5 minutes for the talk and 2 minutes for quick questions and audience feedback).
  2. Three best ideas will be shortlisted for a 10-minute long presentation based on the submitted paper and the short talk given earlier. The 10 minutes include 8 minutes for the talk and 2 minutes for questions from the audience and their feedback.

Presentation schedule

Date: 4th January 2018

Session 1: 02:00 PM - 3:30 PM
SNo. Name Affiliation


Applications of Mobile Sink in Wireless Sensor Networks

Nimisha Ghosh (Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, India)


Security issues in Ultra Dense Network for 5G scenario

Garima Chopra (Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India); Rakesh Kumar Jha (School of Electronics and Communication Kakryal & Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India); Sanjeev Jain (LNCT, India)


Community Structured Time Varying Communication Networks

Suchi Kumari and Anurag Singh (National Institute of Technology Delhi, India)


Distributed Algorithms for Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Decentralized Cognitive Radio Network

Rohit Kumar (NIT Delhi, India)


Automated EBM-oriented summarization of active or recruiting clinical trials

Soumyadeep Roy (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India)


Achieving Waypoint Enforcement in Multi-VLAN Hybrid SDN

Sandhya Rathee, Mallikarjun Swamy, K Haribabu and Ashutosh Bhatia (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India)


Next Generation Cellular Networks and Green Communication

Pimmy Gandotra (Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India); Rakesh Kumar Jha (School of Electronics and Communication Kakryal & Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India)


Low Overhead Adaptive Streaming for Peer-to-Peer Live Video Applications

Ayush Kumar and Abhijit Mondal (IIT Kharagpur, India)


MPTCP QueueAware Scheduler

Tanya Shreedhar (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi, India)


Efficient Dynamic Survivable Multicasting in WDM Mesh Networks

Smita Paira (IIEST Shibpur, India)


Speculative Semantics-Based Algorithms to Improve the Performance of a Cloud Storage System

Lakshmi Siva Rama Krishna Talluri (K L University, Guntur, INDIA); Ragunathan Thirumalaisamy (Indian Institute of Design Manufacturing, Kurnool, India)


Design and Implementation of Robotic Wheelchair

Sreenidhi Dr (Visvesvaraya Technological University & Global Academy of Technology, India)


A Traffic Engineering Framework for Maximizing Network Revenue in Software Defined Network

Vishal Agarwal (IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India); Surbhi Saraswat (IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India); Hari Prabhat Gupta (Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, INDIA, India); Tanima Dutta (IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India)

Session 2: 04:00 PM - 4:50 PM
SNo. Name Affiliation


An Interactive Writing Monitoring System for Kids

Surbhi Saraswat (IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India); Hari Prabhat Gupta (Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, INDIA, India); Tanima Dutta (IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India)


A Smart Experience Sampling Method for Smartphone based Emotion Detection

Surjya Ghosh (IIT Kharagpur, India)


IoT based Indoor Environment Data Modelling and Prediction

Praveen Kumar Sharma (National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India); Tanmay De (National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur, West Bengal, India); Sujoy Saha (National Institute of Technology, India)


An Unsupervised Heuristic Based Approach for Author Name Disambiguation

KM Pooja (Indian Institute of Technology, Patna); Samrat Mondal (IIT Patna, India); Joydeep Chandra (Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India)


Optimizing Flow setup time in SDN

Abha Kumari (IIT PATNA, India); Joydeep Chandra (Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India); Ashok Singh Sairam (Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India)


Understanding the Impact of Unnecessary Active Scans in WLANs

Dheryta Jaisinghani and Vinayak Naik (IIIT Delhi, India)


SkyHelp: Leveraging UAVs for Emergency Communication Support for Rescue Operation in Deep Open Pit Mines

Alok Ranjan (National Institute Of Technology, Rourkela, India)

Session 3: 05:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Best Three papers for long presentation.

Graduate Forum prizes

Based on feedback from a panel of judges during the graduate forum session, there will be a best presenter award (certificate and prize).

Graduate Forum Co-Chairs

SaiDhiraj Amuru

SaiDhiraj Amuru

Samsung R&D, Bangalore

Abhinav Ganesan

Abhinav Ganesan

Qualcomm R&D, Bangalore

Technical Program Committee

  • Saidhiraj Amuru (Samsung R&D, India)

  • Abhinav Ganesan (Qualcomm R&D)

  • Parasara Sridhar Duggirala (University of Connecticut, USA)

  • Prasad Krishnan (IIIT Hyderabad)

  • Vireshwar Kumar (Virginia Tech, USA)

  • Avik Sengupta (Intel Labs)

  • Maitreya Natu (Tata Research Development and Design Center, India)

  • Srinivasan Venkatramanan (Virginia Tech, USA)

  • Christian Vitale (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain)

  • Yuanzhang Xiao (North Western University, USA)