PhD Forum Chair

Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Purdue University, USA


The PhD Forum provides an environment for doctoral students to present and discuss their dissertation research both with their peers and experienced researchers from academia and industry. In addition to providing feedback and advice, this forum will provide an opportunity for students to network as well as to practice presenting their research clearly and concisely. This forum is best suited to senior PhD students, graduating in next several months to about a year, who have developed a mature research dissertation topic and framework and are far enough into their PhD to have a concrete presentation outlining the key challenges they plan to solve as well as the strategies and methods that are applicable. The feedback, at ICNP, will help the PhD students fine-tune their thesis, and also help them address additional items in their research.


Each chosen participant will be allotted 15 minutes for a presentation.


  1. A summary of the student's dissertation research (up to 3 pages) including a brief discussion of motivation, challenges, related work and initial results. Students should clearly identify their contributions to the field of networking protocols design and analysis. The IEEE conference proceedings style (2-column) must be used for preparing the abstract.
  2. A short biographical sketch (1 page max) describing the student´┐Żs affiliations and research activities. This should include the date that the student expects to complete his/her dissertation.
All submissions, abstracts and biographical sketches must in PDF only.

Important dates

Submission deadline: August 12, 2011 (23:59 PDT)
Notification of acceptance: August 19, 2011
Final version of abstracts: August 26, 2011

Where to Submit?

By email to:
Use Subject Line: ICNP 2011 PhD forum submission


Students may register for the conference at the student rate for participation in PhD forum (if they are not presenting a full paper in the conference which requires a full registration).