ICDCN 2014 will host a Ph.D. Forum to encourage Ph.D. students to present and discuss their research with peers in their fields. This PhD forum is best suited for students who already have a plan outlined for their dissertation in the broad areas of Distributed Computing and Computer Networking.

This forum will provide a friendly and supportive environment for doctoral students to present and discuss their dissertation research both with their peers and with a panel of 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.


Nidhi Tiwari et al, Improving the Energy Efficiency of MapReduce Framework
Tapalina Bhattasali et al, An IoT based Secure Assisted Aged Living Framework
Kamanashis Biswas et al, Energy Efficient Secure Routing in WSNs
Uri Verner et al, Processing real-time data streams on accelerator-based systems


The Ph.D. Forum will be an event consisting of short student presentations followed by poster presentations. Each participant will be allowed 5 minutes to make a short presentation. Thereafter, all participants will maker poster presentations.


Though this forum is primarily targeted towards Ph.D. students, exceptional BS and MS students who have formulated a research project and obtained some good results will also be considered and hence are encouraged to apply.


Intended participants must submit a cover letter and a technical write-up. The cover letter must contain the participant's name, affiliation, advisor's name (if known), theme of research, degrees obtained so far, current status in their degree, and expected graduation date.

Each participant must provide a 3-page write-up of the intended research. The write-up should be a concise description of the problem statement, scientific and technical approach, and the results obtained so far. Sufficient information should be provided for the chairs and the review board to judge the merit of the research.

The cover letter and the paper must be sent via email to Dr. Santonu Sarkar (santonu_sarkar01 AT infosys.com), Dr. Sathya Peri (sathya at iitp.ac.in) with subject line: "ICDCN 2014 Ph.D. Forum Submission".


Cover letter and Write-up due: October 20, 2013
Notification to participants: November 15, 2013


ICDCN 2014 will waive the registration fee for all participants and will provide travel grant to the selected participants.


Dr. Santonu Sarkar, Infosys Labs, Bangalore
Dr. Sathya Peri, IIT Patna