Call For PhD Forum Contribution

Since 2009, MDM's PhD Forum has provided matriculated doctoral students and recent PhD graduates with an opportunity to present their dissertation research, including work in progress, in all areas of mobile data management. The key objective of the forum is to encourage the interaction among PhD students and researchers from academia, industry, and government. The 2015 event will be organized as an MDM poster session and extended abstracts will appear in the proceedings of the conference.

Both, researchers currently enrolled in doctoral programs and graduates who completed their PhD dissertations since July 2014, are encouraged to submit extended abstracts. Submissions should be singled-authored while contributions of advisers and others may be acknowledged in the abstract. A peer-review process will ensure quality and relevance.

Authors of accepted submissions are expected to travel to MDM 2015 to present their poster at the forum. To foster participations of junior researchers to the main MDM events, a special student rate for conference registration will be applied to the authors of accepted submissions. In addition, a number of best poster awards will be given to the most innovative ideas/efforts presented at the PhD Forum.


PhD students and recent graduates are invited to submit two-page extended abstracts that describe current research and potential contributions to theory, practice and innovation in mobile data management. Submissions must be received by no later than February 20th, 2015. Extended abstracts should include author's name, affiliation, and email address. Contributions must be written in English and be in PDF format. Submissions should be no more than two pages in length (all inclusive) and adhere to the IEEE two-column conference format.

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Important dates

  • Extended abstract submission deadline: February 20, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: March 6, 2015
  • Camera-ready paper due: March 16, 2015April 1, 2015
  • Conference Dates: June 15-18, 2015

PhD Colloquium Chairs

  • Paper Abstract Submission:
    November 15, 2014
    December 1, 2014
  • Paper Submission:
    November 22, 2014
    December 15, 2014
  • Industry Track Paper Submission:
    December 07, 2014
    December 15, 2014
  • Workshop Proposal Submission:
    October 20, 2014
  • Seminar/Tutorial Proposal Submission:
    January 15, 2015
  • Demo Proposal Submission:
    January 15, 2015
    January 30, 2015
  • PhD Forum Contribution Abstract Submission:
    February 20, 2015
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Organization contact
Vladimir Zadorozhny
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Phone: +1 412 624 9411

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