The ACM Sensys 2010 Doctoral Colloquium will be held on November 2, 2010, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
The purpose of the doctoral colloquium (DC) is to provide a friendly, supportive, and constructive atmosphere where PhD students can present their research-in-progress for an open discussion, guided by a panel of experienced researchers and practitioners. Applicants should be far enough into their PhD to have a concrete proposal, and have initially outlined the salient issues and proposed research methodology. Applicants should not be planning to submit their PhD thesis or dissertation for at least six months after the DC, so that any advice or input may still be incorporated into the doctoral work.
The DC will be a one-day, seminar-style event, consisting of short presentations followed by roundtable discussion. Time will be allotted to each student not only for the presentation, but also for careful, in-depth consideration and discussion amongst the panelists and DC participants. In order to provide such individual attention, the number of accepted DC participants will be limited to twelve.
Topic scope is the same as that listed in the SenSys call for papers. DC submissions should consist of a single PDF document using the SenSys paper template. The document should contain the following:
1) Research summary (3 pages) describing the work in progress, and including a 100 word abstract. Things to consider for inclusion in the research summary might be: the expected contribution to the field of sensor networking; the original idea or thesis statement; the problem domain and the specific problem addressed; a brief overview of related work; the methodological approach; research carried out and results so far.
2) Student biographical sketch, including the names and affiliations of the research advisor(s), and expected date of dissertation submission.
The submission site is available here
Research summaries will be reviewed by the chair and panel members. If accepted, a student may be expected to make clarifications and
improvements to their research summary by the camera-ready deadline. Note that the research summaries will not be formally published, but hardcopies will be made available to colloquium delegates.
Submission deadline: August 30, 2010
Notification: September 20, 2010
Camera-ready copy: October 18, 2010
Colloquium: November 2, 2010
The colloquium is organised by Kay Römer, University of Luebeck and ETH Zurich