NetSys 2023, International Conference on Networked Systems 2023

4-7 September 2023 – Potsdam, Germany

PhD Forum

The PhD Forum at the Networked Systems 2023 follows the tradition and format of similar events at international conferences such as ICNP, PerCom, UbiComp, and Pervasive. The aim is twofold. First, the forum aims to provide doctoral students in any phase of their career an opportunity to discuss their research with experts and gain feedback and advice. Second, the PhD Forum provides a friendly and supportive environment with excellent opportunity for young researchers to establish connections (leading to possible collaborations) with peers as well as with established experts.

What can I expect?

The PhD Forum is a dedicated half-day event of discussions and fun with your peers and NetSys community. Our goal is to clearly illustrate that doing a PhD is worth the journey, whether you want to continue in academia or industry. The journey might be cumbersome but also brings a lot of joy, and most importantly, you are not alone.

The PhD Forum will consist of three parts.

  • A one-minute madness introduction per participant to get to know each other.
  • Keynote speakers who will share their research journey from a PhD student to a leading expert.
  • Q&A and roundtable discussion where you will have the opportunity to ask meta questions about, e.g., time management, publication strategy, collaborations, research marketing, or handling failures. We will collect your questions anonymously before the PhD Forum.

All PhD forum participants will present their research topic as a poster during the main NetSys conference.

What should I submit?

We welcome PhD students in any phase of their career. Prospective participants should prepare an application that includes the following information:

  • Curriculum Vitae: a brief biological sketch describing affiliations and research interests of the PhD student. Please include the PhD start date and (expected) date for completing the dissertaion
  • A motivation letter (1 page max.) that should discuss the following aspects:
    • Motivation: why do you want to attend the PhD Forum and what do you expect to gain from it? (1 paragraph)
    • Your research area and the specific problem that you would think to work on. (1 paragraph)

We will collect questions for the Q&A after notification of acceptance.

Submission should be done electronically as PDF via CMT.

Important Dates:

  • Registration & submission: Friday, July 7, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: Friday, July 14, 2023

PhD Forum Chairs