Ph.D. Forum

Ph.D Forum on Pervasive Computing and Communications

The Twelveth Ph.D. Forum on Pervasive Computing and Communication will be hosted by PerCom 2019 in Kyoto, the former capital city of Japan and one of the best sightseeing cities in the world. The Forum provides an excellent opportunity for Ph.D. students to present to the wider pervasive computing and communication community research undertaken as part of their dissertation (including work in progress) and the opportunity to share experiences with other Ph.D. students and meet with accomplished international researchers. The Forum will be organized as a co-located PerCom workshop attended by experts in pervasive computing and communication, and supplemented by a poster session during the main conference, so as to facilitate extended interaction opportunities between Ph.D. student participants and researchers from academia, industry, and government.

Current Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit extended abstracts of their dissertation work. The Ph.D. student should be the sole author, although contributions of the advisor and others should be acknowledged. Submissions that are substantially similar to presentations from a previous Ph.D. Forum are not allowed. Submissions will be reviewed by the Ph.D. Forum Technical Program Committee to ensure quality and relevance. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to travel to PerCom 2019, participate in the Ph.D. Forum in person and present their poster at the PerCom 2019 conference. Standard PerCom 2019 registration fees apply. Participants who are current full-time students are eligible for the student registration fee. US-based students can apply for a NSF travel grant (when details will be available they will be published on the PerCom web site).

Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings and will be indexed by DBLP and the IEEE digital library. During the workshop, senior members of the community will be present to provide constructive technical comments to each attendee. The workshop will provide a working environment for students to practice, refine and practice again their presentations, helping them improve communication skills. Special recognition will be given to the most innovative and/or most promising research project(s) presented at the Ph.D. Forum based on the posters presented and discussions with the participants during the poster session.


Abstract Submission

Ph.D. students are invited to submit two-page extended abstracts in English that describe current research and potential contributions to theory and innovation in pervasive computing and communications. The abstract should include the author's name, affiliation and email address. The name of the supervisor should be marked (“supervised by …”) on the paper, under the author’s name. Submissions must be in PDF format, be no more than two pages in length (all inclusive) and adhere to the IEEE two-column conference format (the same format used for paper submissions to PerCom 2019). In case of acceptance, the length of the camera-ready paper will be limited to two pages. All manuscripts must be registered and submitted electronically through the EDAS submission site.


Important Dates

  • Extended abstract submission deadline: December 17th, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: December 24th, 2018
  • Camera-ready paper due: January 11th, 2019
  • Conference Dates: March 11th – March 15th, 2019

For further information about the forum, please contact the Co-Chairs, Jin Nakazawa ( and Vana Kalogeraki (