Call For Doctral Symposium

ICDCN 2023 will host a Doctoral Symposium to encourage Ph.D. students to present and discuss their research with peers in their fields. This symposium is best suited for students who already have a plan outlined for their dissertation in the broad areas of Distributed Computing and Computer Networking. The symposium will provide an opportunity for students to obtain helpful feedback on their research from academics and practitioners from leading universities and industries.

Ph.D. students working in the following areas can submit their research proposals for this symposium. :
  • 5G and Next-generation Networks and Services
  • Ad-hoc, Sensor, PAN and Mesh Networks
  • Backscatter and Ultra-low Power Networks
  • Blockchains in Distributed Computing and Networking
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data Processing
  • Cognitive Networking
  • Distributed Algorithms: Design, Analysis, and Complexity
  • Distributed Embedded Systems
  • Distributed Operating Systems and Database Systems
  • Distributed Quantum Computing
  • Edge Computing and Mobile Offloading
  • Energy-efficient and Sustainable Networking
  • Fault-tolerance, Reliability, and Availability of Distributed Systems
  • Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems
  • Internetworking Protocols & Internet Applications
  • Machine Learning in Distributed Computing and Networking
  • Mobile Crowdsensing and Social Networks
  • Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networking
  • Overlay and Peer-to-peer Networking and Services
  • Pervasive and Mobile Computing
  • Pricing and Network Economics
  • Scalable Distributed Systems
  • Security, Privacy and Game Theory in Distributed Computing and Networking
  • Self-organization, Self-stabilization, and Autonomic Computing
  • UAV Networks and Mobile Robots
  • Vehicular Networks, Smart Grids and Smart City Applications


Those who are enrolled as a full-time student in a PhD program at any university as on date of submission of the proposal are eligible. Ph.D. students with a well-formulated problem and initial technical approach/results are particularly encouraged to apply as they would benefit from the feedback from the symposium. Although this forum is primarily targeted toward Ph.D. students, BS (Undergraduate) and MS (Postgraduate) students who have formulated a research project and obtained some good results will also be considered and hence are encouraged to apply.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions to the Doctoral Symposium should include the following:
  • Research paper/proposal (1-2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae (1 page)
A submitted paper/proposal must not exceed 2-pages, including references. A research paper must include a clear problem statement of the research, technical approaches for the problem, the novelty of the problem and/or the approaches, and the results obtained so far. The student author should be clearly indicated, and the advisor(s) should be listed as co-authors. Curriculum Vitae must contain the participant's name, affiliation, advisor's name, the theme of research, degrees obtained so far, current status in their degree, and expected graduation date.

All papers must be submitted in a PDF format through EasyChair.

Formatting Instructions

All figures, appendices, and references must fit within the 2-page limit. Paper reviewing is single-blind and submissions should list author names on the front page. Your submission must be in PDF format with all fonts embedded and be formatted according to the official ACM Proceedings format. Submissions that do not meet the page limit, size, and formatting requirements will not be reviewed. Word and LaTeX templates are available here. Please note that ACM uses 9-pt fonts in all conference proceedings, and the style (both LaTeX and Word) implicitly define the font size to be 9- pt.

Symposium Details

All submissions will be reviewed following a single-blind review mechanism, and the primary student author of the proposals that are accepted will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation (8-10 minutes) at ICDCN. No-show without approval from chairs is not allowed and will lead to the submission being withdrawn from the proceedings. The accepted submissions will be included in the ICDCN proceedings as a 2-page extended abstract.
The authors of accepted papers will also get a chance to present their work in a poster format in the session. Specific details of the same will be shared on this page.
There will be the best poster award based on the feedback received from the evaluation committee.

Important Dates

(All the deadlines are in AoE)

Submission deadline: 24th September 2022
Notification deadline: 14th October 2022
Camera-ready deadline: 21st October 2022
Event Date: TBA

Doctoral Symposium Co-chairs

Nirnay Ghosh, IIEST Shibpur, India
Madhumita Mallick, Huawei Technologies, India

Program Committee

Rajesh P Barnwal, CSIR-CMERI, India
Padmalochan Bera, IIT Bhubaneswar, India
Samresh Bera, IISc Bangalore, India
Shrutilipi Bhattacharjee, NIT Surathkal, India
Preetam Ghosh, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Malay Kule, IIEST Shibpur, India
Barsha Mitra, BITS Pilani (Hyderabad Campus), India
Ayan Mondal, IIT Indore, India
Shyamapada Mukherjee, NIT Silchar, India
Saurav Nanda, Synopsys, USA
Ruchira Naskar, IIEST Shibpur, India
Sujata Pal, IIT Ropar, India
Basabdutta Palit, IIEST Shibpur, India
Ajay Pratap, IIT BHU, India
Arijit Roy, IIIT, Sri City, India
Satyaki Roy, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, USA
Apurba Sarkar , IIEST Shibpur, India
Vijay K Shah, George Mason University, USA
Subhajit Sidhanta, IIT Bhilai, India
Francesco Betti Sorbelli, University of Perugia, Italy