PhD Student Symposium: Call for Submissions

The PhD Student Symposium aims at providing a platform for graduate students in the area of distributed computing systems to present their research idea and ongoing research efforts. The venue also represents a unique opportunity for students to network with other junior and senior researchers as well as more experienced ones, receive constructive feedback, guidance, tips, and learn about cutting-edge research problems being tackled by the community, in academia and industry.

We encourage submissions from graduate students about research at an early stage as well as more advanced dissertation-level research. Students with accepted presentations at the PhD Student Symposium will be considered for the Best PhD Student Symposium Award. Accepted submissions will be published as part of the main conference proceedings on the IEEE Xplore Library.

Submission Formats

Submissions for the PhD Student Forum should consist of the following two items in ONE PDF file:

  • A double-column extended abstract about the proposed dissertation research with up to 2 pages (including references), which should include a brief discussion of motivation, objectives, challenges, background, research methods, initial results and current/future contributions. The extended abstract is single-blind, meaning every submission must state the name and affiliation of the author on the first page. The extended abstract should follow the IEEE 8.5″ x 11″ two-column format using 11pt fonts and the IEEE Conference template (downloadable by selecting “Conferences” in the IEEE-Template Selector ).
  • A one-page CV of the student, which should include the years into the PhD program and the expected graduation time.

Abstracts can be submitted to:

Please send emails to for any questions.

PhD Student Symposium Chair: Jun Zhao

Important Dates

Submission deadline:April 2, 2023
Notification date:April 18, 2023 (Tentative)
Camera ready:May 14, 2023