DCOSS 2015 Call for PhD Forum


DCOSS 2015 will host the First Annual Ph.D. Forum on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems. The Ph.D. Forum will provide an opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their dissertation research, including work in progress, to the distributed computing in sensor systems community. The Forum will be organized as a poster session during the main conference to encourage interaction between Ph.D. students and researchers from academia, industry, and government.

Current Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit extended abstracts. Submissions that are substantially similar to presentations a previous Ph.D. Forum are not allowed. Submissions will be reviewed by the Ph.D. Forum Committee to ensure quality and relevance. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to travel to DCOSS 2015 to be held in Fortaleza, Brazil during June 10-12, 2015 to participate in the Ph.D. Forum Workshop and to present a poster at the DCOSS 2015 conference. Reduced registration fees apply for Brazilian students.

The Ph.D. Forum Committee will evaluate all of the submitted extended abstracts. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings and will be indexed by the IEEE digital library.

1. Applicant Statement of Interest

This section should include:

  • Short bio sketch.
  • Current research interests.
  • Plan for future research/career.
  • Objectives for participating in DCOOS Student Program.

The applicant should also answer the following question: How do you expect the interaction with the DCOOS community will further your research/career goals?

2. Poster Proposal

This section should include:

  • Title of work and author & advisor(s) names and affiliations.
  • Brief description of work being done, including problem being addressed and the research methodology being used.
  • Abstract of results to be presented in poster.

3. Advisor Statement of Support

On institution letterhead, this letter should:

  • Verify applicant is full-time student.
  • Confirm support for applicant’s participation.
  • State length of time student has been under supervision of advisor writing the letter.

Advisor should email letter as a link or pdf attachment to and have DCOOS 2015-PhD Forum-[full name of student] as the subject of the email

What/When to submit

Ph.D. students are invited to submit two-page extended abstracts that describe current research and potential contributions to theory and innovation in Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems. Applicants should prepare a submission document that addresses items 1 & 2 above. The submitted application should contain the following information on its first page: title, author, advisor(s), number of years in PhD program. Submissions must be PDF files and be written in English. Submissions should be no more than two pages in length (all inclusive) and adhere to the IEEE two-column conference format (the same format as shown for paper submission to DCOSS 2015).

Submission of the application is via HotCRP submission site, and the submit link below will take you to the site, which repeats the instructions given here. Everywhere you see “paper” on the HotCRP submit site, that refers to your application. Also, you will be asked to enter an abstract. Use the same one that has been included in your application.


The letter of support from the advisor should be emailed to by the time of the submission of the application.

Important Dates:

Extended abstract submission deadline: April 20, 2015
Notification of acceptance: April 29, 2015
Camera ready abstracts due: May 3, 2015

Review of Applications

A committee drawn from the DCOOS community and representative of the different areas of research that the conference embraces will review the applications in concert with the PhD Forum co-chairs. By submitting an application, the student is making a commitment to prepare and present a poster at the conference.

Ph.D. Forum Chair