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Ph.D. Forum

The Ph.D. forum at IGSC'17 will provide an international forum for doctoral students engaged in research on sustainable and energy-efficient computing and/or computing for a more sustainable planet to present their work to fellow researchers and practitioners in the green and sustainable computing community. The forum includes a poster session during which the students can present their work and receive constructive feedback for completion of their dissertation research. The Ph.D. forum is intended for students who have already settled on a specific research topic and have some preliminary results, but still have enough time remaining before their final defense that they can benefit from the forum discussions. Accepted submissions will appear in IGSC'17 proceedings.

Paper submission guidelines

Current Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit an extended abstract that describes their doctoral work. The student should be the sole author of the paper, but the advisor and other contributors should be acknowledged. The topics of interest coincide with IGSC'17 are listed in the CFP page ( The extended abstract should be three pages in IEEE conference proceedings style. All manuscripts should be in pdf format, in English, and registered and submitted through easychair under the “IGSC17 PhD Forum” submission track. 

Please kindly note that:

  • The research ideas in submissions should be mature enough to be presented in a paper and content can evolve to become the substantial part of a Ph.D. dissertation. The submissions should not have been published and not under review by other conferences or journals elsewhere.
  • The authors should outline related problems in the field and their current solutions, clearly motivate and formulate the research topic, present the preliminary idea, the proposed approach, and the preliminary experimental results achieved thus far, explicitly point out the intended contributions of the proposed work.  

Each submission will be reviewed by members of the forum’s technical program committee. Abstracts will be judged on originality, technical merit, presentation quality, and relevance to the conference topics. Accepted abstracts will appear in the IGSC conference proceedings and will be indexed by DBLP and the IEEE digital library. All invited participants will be asked to provide a poster, which will be displayed throughout the conference.

Authors of accepted submissions are expected to register for the conference and appear in person to present their work. The student rate will apply to authors who are currently full-time students.

Poster Presentation

Authors of accepted submissions should prepare a poster for presentation. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference and the students are required to be available during the poster session to discuss their work and answer related questions. The poster size should not exceed 841 x 1189 mm (width x height). The organizers encourage all Ph.D. students in the fields of sustainable and energy-efficient computing and computing for a more sustainable planet to participate in this Ph.D. forum.

Ph.D. Forum Chair

Mahdi Nikdast (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada), 

Important dates

Paper submission due:  August 1, 2017

Camera-ready papers due: August 21, 2017

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