Advanced Computing and Communications Society



PhD Forum at ADCOM 2012

Call for Submissions

The Ph.D. Forum at ADCOM is a poster session for Ph.D. students to present and discuss their dissertation research with people in the Computational and Communications Sciences. It is a platform for Ph.D. students to get feedback on their research and for industry to see academic work in progress. Participation in the forum is competitive with acceptance rate of around 30%. The forum is open to all doctoral students in Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering disciplines.

Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters.
Accepted and presented poster will be eligible for best poster award.
Poster size: A0 (1189 x 841 mm) only


  • Students with at least one published or accepted conference, symposium or journal paper.
  • Students within 1-2 years of dissertation completion and students who have completed their dissertation during the 2010-2011 academic year.
  • Dissertation topic must be relevant to the ADCOM community.
  • Important Dates
    • Submission Deadline: October 30th 2012
    • Submission Link: EDAS (Click here to login to EDAS)
    • Notification Date: November 10th 2012
    • Forum Presentation: 15th December 2012 at ADCOM venue
  • Submission Requirements
    • A two-page PDF abstract of the dissertation (in two-column format, using 10-11 pt. fonts and single-spaced lines), including name, institution, advisor, contact information, estimated (or actual) graduation date, as well as figures, and bibliography (if applicable). The two-page limit on the abstract will be strictly enforced: any material beyond the second page will be truncated before sending to the reviewers. A list of all papers authored or co-authored by the student, related to the dissertation topic and included in the two-page abstract, will strengthen the submission.
    • Papers on topics unrelated to the dissertation abstract or not yet accepted will not be considered during the review process.
Please note:
  • The abstract is the key part of your submission. Write the abstract for someone familiar with your technical area, but entirely unfamiliar with your work. Clearly indicate the motivation of your Ph.D. dissertation topic, the uniqueness of your approach, as well as the potential impact your approach may have on the topic.
  • Proper spelling, grammar, and coherent organization are critical: remember that the two pages may be the only information about yourself and your PhD research available to the reviewers.
  • All submissions must be made electronically through EDAS.

Contact Information

If you have questions, please send e-mail to Dr. Madhura Purnaprajna at
Please include "Ph.D Forum" in the subject line of your email.