Call for PhD Forum and Posters Track

This forum will provide graduate students (e.g., PhD students, pre-doctoral students and Master leading to PhD students) and researchers with an opportunity to share, present, explore, develop their research ideas, and to receive feedback from the research community that will help them in further developing and progressing in their PhD studies. This will help students as prospective candidates to connect up with senior researchers participating in the conference. It will also stimulate collaborations between students with similar research interests.

This forum is intended for students at any stage of their PhD work. All submissions will be thoroughly reviewed by experts in the field and will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Further, authors should certify that their submissions contain substantially new and previously unpublished research. Students will be given an opportunity to present their proposals and get feedback and advice on how to improve their research plan.


We welcome submissions of research ideas that are mature enough to be presented and whose content can evolve to become the substantial part of a PhD dissertation. Reports on PhD dissertations and work in progress towards their dissertation should address research issues, challenges, and originality. Submissions should clearly describe the problem, explain its importance, detail why existing solutions are not sufficient, and give an outline of proposed solutions and preliminary experimental evaluation. Submissions should be written in English and pertaining to the topics mentioned in the Call for Paper page for the ASONAM 2018 conference.

Two categories of submissions will be accepted:

  • Full papers up to 8 pages
  • Short communications up to 4 pages
  • Extended abstracts for posters up to 2 pages

For full papers, submissions should be based on more mature research proposals. For extended abstracts, submissions can be about preliminary research ideas or works in progress.

All papers must be in IEEE two-columns format.

Submissions should include the title, student author highlighted, affiliation, e-mail address, postal address and abstract on the first page. Authors should mention supervisor(s) name (if not listed as coauthor(s)) and affiliation as well as any funding source(s) in acknowledgements section. Papers should be submitted online using the PhD forum's Online Submission System (URL to be announced).

Paper submission implies the main author of the paper is a graduate students and one of the authors must pay full registration fee and attend the PhD forum to present the paper. The PhD forum participants will also enjoy free access to the full program of ASONAM 2018 and all the accompanying symposia, tutorials and workshops.

The submission link:


Accepted and presented papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings and forwarded for inclusion in IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL), IEEE Xplore and the ACM Digital Library. The conference proceedings will be submitted for EI indexing through INSPEC by IEEE. The proceedings will be also covered by several other indexes, including DBLP, SCOPUS, etc.

A selection of accepted papers will also be invited to submit an extended version of their work to an edited book, that will be published by Springer in the LNSN format.


For general inquiries about the PhD forum and posters track, please contact the PhD forum and posters organizers.

Key Dates

Paper submission deadline
May 15, 2018 11:59 PM American Samoa Zone (UTC-11)
Acceptance Notification
June 30, 2018
Camera-ready paper due
July 15, 2018 11:59 PM American Samoa Zone (UTC-11)
Conference events
28-31 August, 2018


  • ASONAM 2017 Program Draft
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • ACM


  • Steering Chair
  • Reda AlhajjUniversity of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • Honorary Chairs
  • Talel Abdessalem Telecom ParisTech, France
  • Hamid AL-Naimiy University of Sharjah, UAE
  • Frans Stokman University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • General Chairs
  • Rosa Benito Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Noshir Contractor Northwestern University, USA
  • Jon Rokne University of Calgary, Canada
  • Program Committee Chairs
  • Ulrik Brandes ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Chandan Reddy Virginia Tech., USA
  • Andrea Tagarelli University of Calabria, Italy
  • Industry-Track Chairs
  • Ebrahim Bagheri Ryerson University, Canada
  • Fuzheng Zhang Microsoft Inc., China
  • Jiabin Zhao Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
  • Workshops Chairs
  • Piotr Brodka Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • I-Hsien Ting National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Ingmar Weber Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
  • Multidisciplinary Track Chairs
  • Rokia Missaoui Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
  • Giancarlo Ragozini Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • PhD Forum and Posters Track Chairs
  • Nitin Agarwal University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
  • Gao Cong Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Nima Dokoohaki KTH, Sweden
  • Demos and Exhibitions Chairs
  • Keivan Kianmehr Oracle Inc., Canada
  • Tansel Ozyer TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Tutorial Chairs
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
  • Richard Chbeir University of Pau and Pays de lAdour, France
  • Jürgen Lerner University of Konstanz, Germany
  • Sponsorship Chairs
  • Thirimachos.Bourlai West Virginia University, USA
  • Jalal Kawash University of Calgary, Canada
  • Publicity Chairs
  • Ahmad Kassem Global University, Lebanon
  • Buket Kaya Firat University, Turkey
  • Keivan Kianmehr Oracle Inc., Canada
  • Panagiotis Karampelas Hellenic Air Force Academy, Greece
  • Shang Gao Jilin University, China
  • Publication Chairs
  • Min-Yuh Day Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Panagiotis Karampelas Hellenic Air Force Academy, Greece
  • Registration Chairs
  • Mehmet KayaFirat University, Turkey
  • Jalal KawashUniversity of Calgary, Canada
  • Local Arrangements Chair
  • Jordi Conesa i Caralt Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Jordi Casas-Roma Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Web Chair
  • Tansel Ozyer University of Calgary, Canada