DCOSS 2018 Call for Posters and Demonstrations

The main purposes of the forum are to guide participating PhD students with current research trends and to provide advices on how to identify meaningful research problems, manage efficient research agenda, create innovative designs, and write effectively for conferences and journals. Participating students will also have the opportunity to present a poster during the main conference to leverage further interaction with other DCOSS attendees.

Current Ph.D. students (at all stages of study) are encouraged to submit a three-page document in PHD. The first two page shall be a 2-page extended abstract about their dissertation research to be considered for the PhD Forum. The third page shall include one-paragraph bio of the student (including years in PhD program and the expected time to graduation), and (optionally) a list of research/mentoring questions to be answered by the advising panel. The student should be the sole author, although contributions of the advisor and others should be acknowledged.

The PhD Forum committee will review submissions to ensure quality, relevance, and potential benefit from attendance. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to participate in person in the PhD Forum - to be held in New York, U.S.A. June 18-20 2018, and to present at the DCOSS 2018 Ph.D. Forum. There will be no separate registration fee for the PhD Forum.

Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings and will be indexed by the IEEE digital library.


Submissions must be a single PDF file and must be received no later than April 20th, 2018. The abstract should be no more than two-pages in length and adhere to the IEEE two-column conference format (the same format as shown for paper submission to DCOSS 2018. The abstract should include the author's name, affiliation, and email address. No format requirement on the information page (third page).

Submission should be sent by e-mail to:

Important Dates:

Abstract deadline: April 20th 2018 (11:59 pm EST)
Notification of acceptance: April 24th, 2018 (11:59 pm EST)
Camera ready deadline: April 27th, 2018 (11:59 pm EST)

PhD Forum Chairs:

Xiaolang Zhang, Fordham University, USA.
Utz Roedig, Lancaster University, UK.
Pierre Leone, Geneva University, Switzerland.