Wednesday, March 27, 2013

[Mycolleagues] PhD Forum at MobiSys 2013 (June 25th, 2013)

The Eleventh International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications
and Services (MobiSys 2013)

Taipei, Taiwan, June 25th - 28th 2013

Call for Submissions

- Overview
The PhD Forum provides a friendly and supportive environment for
doctoral students to present and discuss their dissertation research
both with their peers and with a panel of experienced researchers from
academia and industry. In addition to providing feedback and advice,
this forum will provide an excellent opportunity for students to
network as well as to practice presenting their research clearly and

This meeting is best suited to students who are far enough into their
PhD to have a concrete dissertation proposal outlining the key
challenges they plan to solve as well as the strategies and
methodologies that are applicable. Furthermore, participants should
not plan to finish their dissertation within 6 months of the forum, as
that would leave little time to include advice and suggestions into
their work.

- Awards
$1000 will be awarded for the best presentation at the forum.

- Format
The forum will be a one-day event consisting of short student
presentations, discussion, and a roundtable discussion. Each
participant will have time allotted for a short presentation as well
as an in-depth and constructive discussion led by the panel. In order
to allow adequate time for each presentation, we will limit the number
of participants to 10 presenters.

The event will conclude with a roundtable discussion, in which
panelists will have another opportunity to provide general suggestions
and advice to the entire group.

Submissions should consist of the following:

•An extended abstract of the student's dissertation research (up to 2
pages) including a brief discussion of motivation, challenges, related
work, and initial results. Applicants should clearly identify their
contributions to the field of mobile systems. Also, it is recommended
to clearly delineate the student's prior work and cite them; this will
help the reviewers and the panel to make better judgment of technical
contributions and provide more useful suggestions.
•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 register and submit your paper using the submission system.
Submission site:

If accepted, a student may be asked to provide explanations or
clarification by the camera-ready deadline.

- Important Dates
Submission deadline: March 28, 2013
Notification deadline: April 1, 2013
Camera-ready deadline: May 7, 2013
Forum Date: June 25, 2013
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