WoWMoM 2020

PhD Forum


IEEE WoWMoM 2020 will host a Ph.D. forum. The forum will offer:
• a constructive environment for doctoral students to discuss their ongoing work with a panel of experienced researchers in the field;
• an opportunity for the participants to initiate a personal network with both other Ph.D. students and research experts outside of their own group.
The forum will be structured as a series of short presentations by the students, followed by individual discussions and feedback. The panelists will also offer their experience and advice on how to carry out a successful Ph.D. and start a career as a researcher. In addition, the participants are also expected to present a poster in a poster session open to the attendees of WoWMoM main conference in order to increase the visibility of their ongoing work and gather further feedback.

Specific areas of interest:

• Ad-hoc, mesh and vehicular wireless networks
• Content-centric architectures for wireless, mobile and multimedia networks
• Context-awareness in wireless, mobile and multimedia networks
• Cognitive communications and networking
• Deep learning/ Machine learning for wireless and mobile networking
• Dependability and survivability issues for wireless, mobile and multimedia networks
• Energy-efficiency for wireless, mobile and multimedia network
• Internet/Web of Things
• Localization, tracking, and mobility management and services
• Intersection between mobile/wireless research, cloud computing, edge computing and software-defined networking
• Mobile health networking
• Mobile network traffic characterization and measurements
• Mobile social networks
• Modelling, analysis, and performance evaluation of wireless, mobile and multimedia networks
• Network virtualization and software-defined wireless networks
• 5G networks and applications
• Opportunistic and delay-tolerant networks
• Participatory, mobile and urban sensing
• Resource management and QoS/QoE provisioning
• RFID, NFC, backscatter communication
• Visible light communication and systems
• Wake-up radios
• Long-range/Low-power wide-area wireless networking
• Low-latency networking
• Wireless BAN, PAN, LAN, MAN and WAN
• Wireless multimedia systems, services and applications
• Satellite and space networking
• Security, trust and privacy issues for wireless, mobile and multimedia networks
• System prototypes, measurements, real-world deployment, and experiences

Students in the middle stages of their Ph.D. (no less than six months after starting, and no less than six months before finishing) are encouraged to submit a 2-page extended abstract about their research. While the Ph.D. forum is primarily a venue to present ongoing rather than completed work, in this abstract, the Ph.D. thesis statement should be clearly identified including the problem addressed, the contribution expected to the field, the methodology chosen, the results achieved so far, and the work planned ahead. The abstract shall also include a short paragraph with information on how long they have been in the Ph.D. program, the expected timeline towards graduation, and the name of the supervisor(s). The student should be the sole author, although contributions of others (e.g., the advisor) should be acknowledged.
Submissions will be reviewed by the Ph.D. forum committee to ensure quality, relevance, and potential benefit from attendance to the forum. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to participate in person in the forum. Accepted submissions will be published as part of the main conference proceedings.


Submission deadline: March 31, 2020 April 30, 2020

May 11, 2020

Acceptance notification: April 15, 2020 May 25, 2020June 11, 2020

Camera-Ready version due: April 24, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 26, 2020


Submissions must be in PDF format, written in English, adhere to the WoWMoM formatting guidelines, and contain no more than 2 pages including figures, tables, and references. Submissions must include the student’s name, affiliation, and email address on the first page. Papers must be submitted electronically through EDAS.

Technical Program Committee (TPC) - Confirmed

Ashwin Ashok, Georgia State University, USA

Carlo Alberto Boano, TU Graz, Austria

Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Politecnico de Torino, Italy

Marilia Curado, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Miguel Luis, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa / Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Portugal

Amy Murphy, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy

Andrea Passarella, IIT-NRC, Italy

Olga Saukh, TU Graz / CSH Vienna, Austria

Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, University of New Mexico, USA


For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Ph.D. forum chairs Ana Aguiar (anaa AT or Ramona Marfievici (ramona.marfievici AT


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