PerCom Discussions

Fourth Annual Ph.D. Forum on Pervasive Computing and Communications

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: December 15, 2010

PerCom 2011 will host the Fourth Annual Ph.D. Forum on Pervasive Computing and Communications. The Ph.D. Forum will provide an opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their dissertation research, including work in progress, to the pervasive computing and communication community. In addition, The Forum will provide participants individualized access to established pervasive computing and communications researchers for a workshop. The Forum will be organized as a combined one-day workshop prior to the PerCom conference and a poster session during the main conference sessions to encourage interaction between Ph.D. students and researchers from academia, industry, and government.

Current Ph.D. students and researchers who have completed their Ph.D. dissertations since May 2010 are encouraged to submit extended abstracts. Submissions that are substantially similar to presentations at the 2010 PerCom Ph.D. Forum are not allowed. The Ph.D. student should be the sole author, although contributions of the advisor and others should be acknowledged. Submissions will be reviewed by the Ph.D. Forum Committee to ensure quality and relevance. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to travel to PerCom 2010 to participate in the Ph.D. Forum Workshop (to be held on March 21) and to present a poster at the Ph.D. Forum. Standard PerCom 2011 registration fees apply. Participants who are current full-time students are eligible for the student registration fee.

The Ph.D. Forum Committee will evaluate all of the submitted extended abstracts. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings and will be indexed by DBLP and the IEEE digital library. A second evaluation phase will occur at the conference based on the poster and the participants' discussions during the poster session. Special recognition will be given to the most innovative and/or most promising research project(s) presented at the Ph.D. Forum. As in previous years, we expect to receive sponsorship for this event from Google.

Abstract Submission:

Ph.D. students are invited to submit two-page extended abstracts that describe current research and potential contributions to theory and innovation in pervasive computing and communications. Submissions must be received by no later than December 15, 2010. Extended abstracts should include the author's name, affiliation, and email address. Submissions must be PDF files and be written in English. Submissions should be no more than two pages in length (all inclusive) and adhere to the IEEE two-column conference format. Papers must be submitted via the EasyChair system at the following URL: New users will first need to create an EasyChair account.

Important Dates

Extended abstract submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Notification of acceptance: January 7, 2011
Camera-ready paper due: January 28, 2011
PerCom 2011: March 21-25, 2011

Ph.D. Forum Chair

Christine Julien, The University of Texas Austin, USA

Ph.D. Forum Committee

Ben Greenstein, Intel Research, Seattle
Roozbeh Jafari, The University of Texas at Dallas
Marco Mame, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Luca Mottola, The Swedish Institute of Computer Science
Andrew Rice, The University of Cambridge
Nigamanth Sridhar, Cleveland State University
Nalini Venkatasubramanian, The University of California at Irvine

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