IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems
16-19 December 2019 // Goa, India

PhD Forum

The PhD forum provides an opportunity for research students to showcase their original yet incomplete ‘work-in-progress’. Apart from the TPC reviews, presentations would allow authors an opportunity to have detailed discussions with the conference attendees and obtain feedback on their work. The forum also encourages authors to hold live and/or interactive demonstrations as part of their presentations.

Limited funds are available for students to travel to the conference for paper presentation and participation.

How to submit

Original submissions are invited for ANTS 2019 PhD forum in the broad areas of wire-line networks, wireless networks, and network applications. Authors must submit an extended abstract using EDAS on or before August 05, 2019.

The abstract should describe the main motivation and results in sufficient detail to allow the reviewers to assess the potential contribution of the work. The abstracts should be authored by active PhD Students only and should be a minimum of two pages long and a maximum of six pages, in two-column format. A set of 5-7 keywords should accompany the abstract. The abstracts will not be archived, and the authors would not need to sign the IEEE copyright form.  Abstracts will be reviewed by the TPC and only selected work can be presented in the conference. However, the selected abstracts will not appear in IEEE-Explore. Submitted abstracts should be unpublished and not under review for any other publication and if selected the authors must present their work at the conference. 

Time lines for PhD Forum

Proposal Deadline: August 15, 2019(HARD DEADLINE)
Notification of Selection: October 4, 2019 by 6:00 PM IST

Submit your paper using EDAS link (


Please direct all IEEE ANTS 2019 PhD Forum related questions to the PhD Forum Co-Chair:

  1. Dr. Hrishikesh S Sonalikar (
  2. Dr. Madhusanka Liyanage, University of Oulu, Finland (
  3. Dr. Ashutosh Gore, Qualcomm, (

For a detailed list of topics under which you can submit, please refer to the Main Call for Papers.

Call for PhD. Forum papers – PDF