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Call for Doctoral Symposium

ICDCN 2022 will host a Doctoral Symposium to encourage Ph.D. students to present and discuss their research with peers in their fields. This symposium is best suited for students who already have a plan outlined for their dissertation in the broad areas of Distributed Computing and Computer Networking. The symposium will provide an opportunity for students to obtain helpful feedback on their research from academics and practitioners from leading universities and industries.




Ph.D. students working in the following areas can submit their research proposals for this symposium.


Those who are enrolled as a full-time student in a Ph.D. program at any university as on date of submission of the proposal are eligible. Ph.D. students with a well formulated problem and initial technical approach/results are particularly encouraged to apply as they would benefit from the feedback from the symposium. Although this forum is primarily targeted towards Ph.D. students, BS and MS students who have formulated a research project and obtained some good results will also be considered and hence are encouraged to apply.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions to the Doctoral Symposium should must include the following:

  1. Research paper (1-2 pages)

  2. Curriculum Vitae (1 page)

A submitted paper must not exceed 2-pages, including references, in the standard ACM format available here. A research paper must include a clear problem statement of the research, technical approaches for the problem, the novelty of the problem and/or the approaches, and the results obtained so far. The student author should be clearly indicated, and the advisor(s) should be listed as co-authors. Curriculum Vitae must contain the participant's name, affiliation, advisor's name, theme of research, degrees obtained so far, current status in their degree, and expected graduation date. All papers must be submitted in a PDF format through EasyChair.

Symposium Details:

All submissions will be reviewed, and the primary student author of the proposals that are accepted will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation (10-20 minutes) at ICDCN. No-show without approval from chairs is not allowed, and will lead to the submission being withdrawn from the proceedings. The accepted submissions will be included in the ICDCN proceedings as a 2-page extended abstract.


ICDCN will waive the registration fee for all students who will give a talk in the doctoral symposium.


Submission Deadline: September 7, 2021

Acceptance Notification: October 5, 2021

Camera-Ready Submission: October 15, 2021

Event Date: TBD. (One day during January 4-7, 2022)




nabendu [at] ieee.org, nchaki [at] cucse.org (Nabendu Chaki)

psm [at] iitg.ac.in (Partha Sarathi Mandal)

eirini [at] unm.edu (Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou)

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