25th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking

4th - 7th January 2024, Chennai, India

Call for Doctoral Symposium

ICDCN 2024 will host a Doctoral Symposium to encourage Ph.D. students to present and discuss their research with peers in their fields. This symposium is best suited for students who already have a plan outlined for their dissertation in the broad areas of Distributed Computing and Computer Networking. The symposium will provide an opportunity for students to obtain helpful feedback on their research from academics and practitioners from leading universities and industries.
PhD students working in any area of the main conference track can submit their research proposal for this symposium. Main Conference Call


Those who are enrolled as a full-time student in a PhD program at any university as on date of submission of the proposal are eligible. Ph.D. students with a well-formulated problem and initial technical approach/results are particularly encouraged to apply as they would benefit from the feedback from the symposium. Although this forum is primarily targeted toward Ph.D. students, BS (Undergraduate) and MS (Postgraduate) students who have formulated a research project and obtained some good results will also be considered and hence are encouraged to apply.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions to the Doctoral Symposium should include the following:

  • Research paper/proposal (1-2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae (1 page)
A submitted paper/proposal must not exceed 2-pages, including references. A research paper must include a clear problem statement of the research, technical approaches for the problem, the novelty of the problem and/or the approaches, and the results obtained so far. The student author should be clearly indicated, and the advisor(s) should be listed as co-authors.
Curriculum Vitae must contain the participant's name, affiliation, advisor's name, the theme of research, degrees obtained so far, current status in their degree, and expected graduation date.
All papers must be submitted in PDF format through this google form.

Formatting Instructions

All figures, appendices, and references must fit within the 2-page limit. Paper reviewing is single-blind and submissions should list author names on the front page. Your submission must be in PDF format with all fonts embedded and be formatted according to the official ACM Proceedings format. Submissions that do not meet the page limit, size, and formatting requirements will not be reviewed. Word and LaTeX templates are available here. Please note that ACM uses 9-pt fonts in all conference proceedings, and the style (both LaTeX and Word) implicitly define the font size to be 9- pt. Page limit for camera ready submission is 2 pages.

Symposium Details

All submissions will be reviewed following a single-blind review mechanism, and the primary student author of the proposals that are accepted will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation (8-10 minutes) at ICDCN. No-show without approval from chairs is not allowed and will lead to the submission being withdrawn from the proceedings. The accepted submissions will be included in the ICDCN proceedings as a 2-page extended abstract. The authors of accepted papers will also get a chance to present their work in a poster format in the session. Specific details of the same will be shared on this page. There will be the best poster award based on the feedback received from the evaluation committee.

Important Dates

(All the deadlines are in AoE)

  • Submission deadline: October 20th, 2023
  • Notification deadline: (No later than) November 10th, 2023 (We will try to notify on a rolling basis)
  • Camera-ready Papers Deadline: November 20th, 2023    Click here for Camera-ready instructions
  • Event Date: TBA
Deadlines for submission of camera-ready papers