The Doctoral Colloquium of SenSys/BuildSys 2021 seeks to provide a friendly, supportive, and constructive environment where Ph.D. students can explore and develop their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop guided by a panel of experienced researchers. The Doctoral Colloquium offers an opportunity to share experiences with other Ph.D. students and meet with accomplished international researchers and obtain feedback from them.

The Doctoral Colloquium committee will review submissions to ensure quality, relevance, and potential benefit from attendance. Accepted Ph.D. Forum abstracts will be included in the ACM Digital Library. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to participate in the Doctoral Colloquium event. There will be no separate registration fee for the Doctoral Colloquium.

Current Ph.D. 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 the expected date of dissertation submission.

Technical Program Committee/Panelists:

Bharathan Balaji (Amazon)
Jonathon Fagert (Baldwin Wallace University)
Dezhi Hong (University of California San Diego)
Jason Koh (Mapped)
Clayton Miller (National University of Singapore)
Mostafa Mirshekari (
June Young Park (University of Texas at Arlington)
Andrew Sonta (Columbia University)

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: September 24th, 2021, 23:59 AoE
Notification Deadline: October 9th, 2021
Camera-ready Deadline: October 22th, 2021, 23:59 AoE
Doctoral Colloquium Day(s): November 14th, 2021

Submission Details

  • The paper should not exceed 2 pages.
  • Submission template format should follow ACM Master Article Template (with sigconf setting).
  • Submissions do not need to be anonymous and should have the PhD student as the sole author.
  • Submission Site: Access Here

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