The doctoral colloquium at NetSys 2013 follows the format of similar events at international conferences such as PerCom, UbiComp, and Pervasive. The aim is twofold. First, it should provide PhD students in an early phase of their career with the opportunity to discuss these with experts and gain general feedback as well as specific comments on their proposal. Second, this is an excellent opportunity for a young researcher to start a personal network with other PhD students as well as with already established experts.


The aim of the doctoral colloquim is to discuss research ideas and PhD projects at different - typically - early stages. The colloquium aims at a friendly atmosphere which shall inspire the participants and put them - and their research - in the focus. A panel of experts will discuss the research based on a short presentation. Interactivity and discussion are the the goal.
In addition to the colloquium a presentation of all participants at the main conference will take place as a poster session. A brief introduction of the topics (One-Minute-Madness) is used to attract conference participants.


Prospective participants are required to submit three different documents via email:
at the point of submission:

  • Research Statement: a two-page abstract that sketches the research proposal of the PhD student, the contribution to knowledge and how the research will advance the state of the art.
  • Curriculum Vitae: a one brief CV that lists the education, research interests and - if available - publications.
at the point of acceptance:
  • a poster that will be presented at the conference


Christian Becker (University of Mannheim)
Klaus Wehrle (RWTH Aaachen)

Important Dates

7.Nov.2012 submission
14.Dec.2012 notification