Call for PhD Forum

2nd International Conference on Networked Systems 2015

March 9 - 13, 2015 – Cottbus, Germany


[Call for PhD Forum as PDF]

The doctoral colloquium at the Networked Systems 2015 follows the tradition and format of similar events at international conferences such as PerCom, UbiComp, and Pervasive. The aim is twofold. First, it should provide PhD students in an early phase of their career with an opportunity to discuss their topics with experts and gain general feedback as well as specific comments on their proposal. Second, the PhD Forum is an excellent opportunity for young researchers to start a personal network with other PhD students as well as with already established experts.


The aim of the doctoral colloquium is to discuss research topics and PhD projects at different - typically - early stages. The colloquium aims at a friendly atmosphere which shall inspire the participants and put them - and their research - in the focus. A panel of experts will discuss the research based on a short presentation. Interactivity and discussion are the the goal. In addition to the colloquium a presentation of all participants at the main conference will take place as a poster session. A brief introduction of the topics (One-Minute-Madness) is used to attract conference participants.

Submission Process

Prospective participants are required to submit their application documents via email:

  • Research Statement: a two-page abstract that sketches the research proposal of the PhD student, the contribution to knowledge and how the research will advance the state of the art.
  • Curriculum Vitae: a brief CV that lists the education, research interests and - if available - publications.

In addition, a poster has to be presented at the main conference in a special PhD poster session.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: November 28th, 2014 (ext.) Notification of Acceptance: December 15th, 2014
Organizing Committee
General Chairs
H. König, P. Langendörfer
(BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg,
IHP Frankfurt (Oder))
Program Chairs
K. Zieliński, H. König
(AGH Krakow,
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg)
PhD Forum Chairs
Christian Becker, Klaus Wehrle
(Univ. of Mannheim, RWTH Aachen)