PhD Forum at ADCOM 2018 – Call for Submissions

The Advanced Computing and Communications Society (ACCS) is a registered scientific society founded to provide a forum to individuals, institutions and industry to encourage the promotion of advanced computing and communications technologies.

The PhD Forum@ADCOM is a short-paper session for PhD students to present and discuss their dissertation research with people in the Computational and Communications Sciences. It is a platform that enables PhD students to get feedback on their research and industry to get insight into academic work in progress. Participation in the forum is open to all Doctoral students working on relevant area in Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering and related disciplines. This Forum is one of our flagship events during our annual ADCOM conference and presents an opportunity for Doctoral students to become part of a motivated special interest group of like-minded young researchers to meet the leading scholars and prominent industry groups for post doctoral opportunities.

PhD students who have progressed significantly in their research areas (submitted their PhD thesis synopsis) or have at least one Conference / Symposium / Journal paper (either published or accepted) can submit a short paper for presentation at the meeting. Submissions should not exceed four-pages in PDF format of the dissertation or research (in two-column format, using 10-11 pt. fonts and single-spaced lines), including name, institution, advisor, contact information, as well as figures, and bibliography (if applicable).  Papers on topics unrelated to the dissertation will not be considered during the review process.  Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and available on an open-access digital platform.

Important Date

  • Submission Deadline: July 30th  2018
  • Notification Date: August  25th 2018
  • Forum Presentation: 22nd / 23rd September 2018 at the ADCOM venue

Please Note
Write the paper for someone familiar with your technical area, but entirely unfamiliar with your work. Clearly indicate the motivation of your PhD dissertation topic, the uniqueness of your approach, as well as the potential contribution your approach may have on the topic. Proper spelling, grammar, and coherent organization are critical. Remember that the four pages may be the only information about yourself and your PhD research available to the reviewers.

  • If the paper is accepted for the Forum, only the author (PhD Student) should make the presentation and register for the conference.
  • Submissions are only through EasyChair at
  • Title of the PhD Forum submissions must start with “PhD Forum 2018 – <title of your paper>”
  • Accepted papers will be considered for the ‘Best Paper’ award in this category
Contact Information

If you have questions on the PhD Forum, please write to us at

For more information on the Conference

Phone Number: +91 80 2630 7142 or +91 76249 57142
Chair, ADCOM 2018
Advanced Computing & Communications Society
Gate #2, C. V. Raman Avenue
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India

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