IEEE ICNP 2009 PhD Forum

The PhD Forum provides an environment for doctoral students to present and discuss their dissertation research both with their peers and experienced researchers from academia and industry. In addition to providing feedback and advice, this forum shall provide an opportunity for students to network as well as to practice presenting their research clearly and concisely.

This forum is best suited to senior Ph.D. students who have developed a mature research dissertation topic and framework and are far enough into their PhD to have a concrete presentation outlining the key challenges they plan to solve as well as the strategies and methods that are applicable.

This forum is broadly for students graduating in the next several months to about a year. Certainly feedback will help them fine-tune their thesis. Graduate students also get a chance to get feedback that they can use to write their papers, and address additional items in their research.


Each participant will have 15 minutes allotted for a presentation. We will limit the number of participants to no more than 5 presenters.


  1. A summary of the student's dissertation research (up to 3 pages) including a brief discussion of motivation, challenges, related work and initial results. Applicants should clearly identify their contributions to the field of networking protocols design and analysis.
  2. A short biographical sketch (1 page max) describing the applicants affiliations and research activities. This should include the date that the student expects to complete his/her dissertation.

Please use the IEEE conference proceedings style (2-column) when preparing your abstract. If accepted, a student may be asked to provide explanations or clarification by the camera-ready deadline.

Important dates

Submission deadline August 7, 2009, (Fri 23:59 PDT)
Notification of decisions August 28, 2009
Final version of abstracts September 4, 2009

Where to submit?

By email to: Use Subject Line: ICNP 2009 PhD forum submission


Students may register for the conference at the student rate for participation in PhD forum (if they are not presenting a full paper in the conference which requires a full registration).