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               ACM SenSys 2007 Doctoral Colloquium
                        Tuesday 6 Nov 2007

                       Call for Submissions

           http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/~hazas/sensys07dc/

GOALS

The purpose of the doctoral colloquium (DC) is to provide a friendly,
supportive, and constructive atmosphere where PhD students can present
their research-in-progress for an open discussion, guided by a panel
of experienced researchers and practitioners.  Applicants should be
far enough into their PhD to have a concrete proposal, and have
initially outlined the salient issues and proposed research
methodology.  Applicants should not be planning to submit their PhD
thesis or dissertation for at least six months after the DC, so that
any advice or input may still be incorporated into the doctoral work.

FORMAT

The DC will be a one-day, seminar-style event, consisting of short
presentations followed by roundtable discussion.  Time will be
allotted to each student not only for the presentation, but also for
careful, in-depth consideration and discussion amongst the panelists
and DC participants. In order to provide such individual attention,
the number of accepted DC participants will be limited to fifteen.

SUBMISSION

Topic scope is the same as those listed in the SenSys call for papers.
DC submissions should consist of the following

   1. research summary (2-3 pages) describing the work in progress,
and including a 100 word abstract.  Things to consider for inclusion
in the research summary might be:  the expected contribution to the
field of sensor networking; the original idea or thesis statement; the
problem domain and the specific problem addressed; a brief overview of
related work; the methodological approach; research carried out and
results so far.

   2. student biographical sketch, including the names and
affiliations of the research advisor(s), and expected date of
dissertation submission

   3. brief recommendation letter from the student's primary PhD
advisor, which summarises the student's progress thus far.  The
recommendation letter will be treated as confidential, and will only
be seen by the DC chairs.

The research summary and biographical sketch should be in the ACM
double-column conference publication format.  The recommendation
letter may be submitted directly by the student's advisor.
Submissions should be emailed to

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Research summaries will be reviewed by the chairs and advisory
committee.  If accepted, a student may be expected to make
clarifications and improvements to their research summary by the
camera-ready deadline.  Note that the research summaries will not be
formally published, but hardcopies will be made available to
colloquium delegates.

TRAVEL SUPPORT

Travel support for PhD students studying in Australia may be available
from the ARC Research Network on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks
and Information Processing (ISSNIP).  Funding for students from the UK
is currently being pursued. Students travelling from the United States
may apply for support through the normal SenSys 2007 student awards
procedure.  In all these cases, negotiations for travel funding are
still ongoing; please watch the SenSys DC website and the main SenSys
2007 website for updates.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline:      28 August 2007
Acceptance notification:   5 September 2007
Camera-ready deadline:    28 September 2007
Doctoral colloquium:       6 November 2007

DC CHAIRS

Mike Hazas, Lancaster University
Athanassios Boulis, National ICT Australia
Lewis Girod, MIT CSAIL

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