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NetSys 2019

Mar 18, 2019 - Mar 21, 2019

Matthias Wählisch co-organizes the NetSys PhD Forum.

NetSys is a biennial event that originates from the key scientific conference on networked systems in German-speaking countries KiVS (Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen) – which was initiated 37 years ago and has international orientation since 2013. NetSys is organized by the special interest group “Communication and Distributed Systems” (KUVS), which is anchored both in the German Computer Science society (Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)) and in the Information Technology society (Informationstechnische Gesellschaft im VDE (ITG)).

The PhD Forum at the Networked Systems 2019 follows the tradition and format of similar events at international conferences such as ICNP, PerCom, UbiComp, and Pervasive. The aim is twofold. First, it should provide PhD students in any phase of their career with an opportunity to discuss their topics with experts and gain general feedback as well as specific comments on their proposal. Second, the PhD Forum is an excellent opportunity for young researchers to start a personal network with other PhD students as well as with already established experts.

What can I expect?

A full-day event of discussions and fun with your direct peers, and visibility at the main conference.

The aim of the PhD Forum is to discuss research topics and PhD projects at different stages (early to senior). The PhD forum involves the discussion of meta aspects and experiences in course of a PhD. To tailor the discussion of meta aspects, we will request input from the participants in advance of the PhD Forum. In contrast to previous years, we will also have two keynote speakers who will report about their research journey from a PhD student to a leading expert.

In addition to the PhD Forum, a presentation of all participants will take place during a poster session at the main conference. A brief introduction of the topics (One-Minute-Madness) is used to attract attention of conference participants to this poster seesion.

The PhD Forum is a special opportunity to discuss research plans and results face-to-face with professors and senior researchers in individual groups outside of the own lab.

What should I submit?

Prospective participants should prepare an application that includes the following information:

  • Research Statement: a two-page abstract (IEEE, at least 10pt font, 2-column format) that sketches the research proposal of the PhD student, the contribution to knowledge, and how the research will advance the state of the art. The research proposal will not appear in the official conference proceedings but is planned to be published on the conference web page.

  • Curriculum Vitae: a brief CV that lists the education and research interests of the PhD student.

Please provide us with a single PDF document. Upload your application via https://phdforum.netsys2019.org.

In addition, a poster has to be presented at the main conference in a special PhD poster session.


  • Submission Deadline: January 7, 2019

  • Notification of Acceptance: January 28, 2019

  • PhD Forum: March 18, 2019

Time & Location

Mar 18, 2019 - Mar 21, 2019

München, Germany