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13th International Conference on Mobile Data Management. July 23-26, 2012, Bengaluru, India.

Call for Papers -- PhD Colloquium

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The PhD Colloquium, which will be held in conjunction with MDM 2012, specifically targets PhD students and candidates, who are hereby invited to present and discuss their preliminary results or work-in-progress, in an internationally renowned audience of researchers and developers. The PhD Colloquium has the same topics of interest as the main MDM 2012 conference.

The main objective of the MDM 2012 PhD colloquium is to offer an opportunity to the PhD students to receive high-quality feedback from external reviewers and to directly interact with peers, exchange ideas, discuss concepts, and establish (in)formal cooperation with various research groups. PhD students and candidates at all stages are welcome to submit a thesis-position paper, but preference will be given to students in the earlier stages of their PhD work. Participants will be expected to give short and informal presentations of their work during the Colloquium, to be followed by a panel-like discussion. The submitted paper should clearly state:

  • The original key idea / hypothesis of the thesis 
  • The problem domain and the specific problem addressed 
  • An overview of related work in the area of the PhD work 
  • Methodological approach 
  • Research carried out 
  • The expected contributions (in line with the field of MDM) 


Submission and Review Process:

Submissions should be at most 4 pages long and follow the IEEE camera-ready format used for the main MDM conference papers. More information and links to templates can be found from the MDM 2012 web page (i.e., Submissions in PDF are to be submitted to the PhD track at the conference submission site

Since this is expected to be a work conducted by the PhD students, we only request that:

  • The first author is a PhD student who is mainly responsible for conducting the research on the respective topic.
  • Names of the authors are preceded by: Student: and, where applicable, Advisor: 

The colloquium chairs will arrange the selection of the accepted papers using a peer review process. The accepted thesis position papers will be published in the Volume II of the MDM 2012 proceedings, and at least one of the main authors is expected to register for the conference and present the work at the corresponding session. The colloquium participants will pay the normal student registration fee. 


Important Dates:

  • Submission of papers: February 27, 2012  March 5, 2012
  • Acceptance notification: March 11, 2012  March 21, 2012
  • Camera-ready paper submission: April 21, 2012


PhD Colloquium Chairs: 


Programme Committee:

  • Ira Assent (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Sanjay Kumar Madria (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)
  • Goce Trajcevski (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Umesh Bellur (IIT Bombay, India)
  • Yu Cao (EMC)
  • Biswajit Panja (University of Michigan-Flint)
  • Torben Bach Pedersen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
  • Yongkun Wang (Rakuten Inc., Japan)
  • Xuan Zhou (Renmin University of China)
Important Dates (more...)
  • Abstract Submission: December 12, 2011, 23:59 PT
  • Paper Submission: December 12, 2011, 23:59 PT
  • Acceptance Noification: February 20, 2012
  • Camera-ready due: April 27, 2012
  • Conference: July 23 to July 26, 2012
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