The Doctoral Colloquium of SenSys 2019 seeks to provide a friendly, supportive, and constructive environment where PhD students can present their research in progress for an open discussion guided by a panel of experienced researchers. The Doctoral Colloquium will be structured as a series of short presentations by the students followed by individual discussions, feedback, and advice from the panel.

Current PhD students in the early stages of their career are encouraged to submit a 2-page research summary describing the work in progress and including a 100-word abstract. Things to consider for inclusion in the research summary might be: the expected contribution to the field; the original idea or thesis statement; the problem domain and the specific problem addressed; a brief overview of related work; the methodological approach; research carried out and results so far. The abstract should also include a one-paragraph biography of the student, including the names and affiliations of the research advisor(s), and expected date of dissertation submission. The student should be the sole author, although contributions of the advisor and others should be acknowledged.

The Doctoral Colloquium committee will review submissions to ensure quality, relevance, and potential benefit from attendance. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to participate in person to the Doctoral Colloquium. There will be no separate registration fee for the Doctoral Colloquium.


Sunday, November 10, 2019




Research summaries will be reviewed by the chairs and panel members. If the work is accepted, a student may be expected to make clarifications and improvements to the research summary by the camera-ready deadline. Submissions must be received no later than August 10, 2019 via web submission form.

Submissions must be in PDF format, be written in English, of no more than two pages in length (all inclusive), and adhere to the BuildSys/Sensys formatting styles found here.

The abstract should include the author’s name, affiliation, and email address.

Camera-Ready Guidelines

The camera-ready paper must be submitted by the 6th of September 2019 (AOE). You should use the acmart.cls. 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. The maximum number of pages for poster and demos is 2, including the references. Please refer to publication chair's Note as well as the User Guide of the new class.

To submit a Doctoral Colloquium abstract, please add " PhD Forum Abstract:" at the beginning of the manuscript's title.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: August 10, 2019, 11:59:59pm AOE
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 19, 2019, 11:59:59pm AOE
  • Camera-Ready Abstract: September 6, 2019, 11:59:59pm AOE
  • Colloquium: November 10, 2019


  • Doctoral Colloquium Panelists:


  • SenSys/BuildSys Doctoral Colloquium Chairs:
    Niki Trigoni (University of Oxford, UK)
    Ramya Raghavendra (IBM Research, USA)

  • Program Committee: