List of Accepted Papers

Submission deadline extended to 28 October, 2011.

The COMSNETS 2012 PhD student forum is an event where the presenters will exclusively be PhD students, as the event name suggests. The goals of this event are:

To enable PhD students to get quality feedback on their ongoing work, from the conference participants.

To enable interaction among PhD students, and between PhD students and potential employers.

Event Structure

The event will be structured as a series of 12-15 minute presentations. There will be a best student presentation award.

Students selected for participation will be expected to go through a feedback-based revision process for their presentation, prior to the conference. The feedback process will be conducted over emails. This is to have improved quality as well as better control over time at the conference session.

Conference Attendance Support

The PhD student participants selected for this forum will automatically be eligible for conference attendance support, including a registration fee waiver and possibly a travel grant in addition. Travel grantees will be expected to attend all three days of the conference to be eligible for reimbursement.

Conference poster session

Selected PhD student participants will also be eligible to submit their entry for the poster session. If selected, they will be expected to make a poster about their research and present it during the session.

Important Dates

  • Submission date: 28 October 2011 (Extended)
  • Notification date: 26 November 2011
  • PhD Forum will be held on the second day of the main conference.

What to Submit

Students have to submit two things:
A 15-minute presentation, as they would be presenting at the conference if their submission is selected. This presentation should include:
The PhD problem motivation and problem statement
A crisp view of related work (i.e. why the problem is still unsolved)
An overview of the technical contributions thus far, including the main results and their implications

The presentation should typically be about 8-10 slides. Including many more slides is likely to be counter-productive.

A 2-page extended abstract to help the reader understand the above slides. This abstract may refer to figures, tables, or graphs in the presentation slides.

The topics of interest for this forum are the same as for the main COMSNETS 2012 conference.

  1. Internet Architecture, Protocols and Applications
  2. Network Algorithms
  3. Video Distribution (IPTV, Mobile Video, Video on Demand)
  4. Network Operations and Management
  5. Broadband and Cellular Networks (3G/4G, WiMAX/LTE)
  6. Mesh, Sensor and PAN Networks
  7. Communication Software (Cognitive Radios, DSA, SDR)
  8. Wireless Operating Systems and Mobile Platforms
  9. Peer-to-peer Networking
  10. Cognitive Radios and White Space Networking
  11. Performance Analysis
  12. Network Economics
  13. Network Optimization
  14. Optical Networks
  15. Network Security & Cyber Security Technologies
  16. Cloud and Utility computing
  17. Storage Area Networks
  18. Next Generation Web Architectures
  19. Vehicular Networking
  20. Energy-Efficient Networking
  21. Network Science and Emergent Behavior in Socio-Technical Networks
  22. Social Networking Analysis, Middleware and Applications
  23. Networking Technologies for Smart Energy Grids
  24. Disruption/Delay Tolerant Networking
  25. Stochastic Models of Communication Networks

How to Submit

The slides as well as the two-page abstract must be in PDF format. If it is in any other format, you will have to first convert it to PDF format before submitting.
The submission site: .
Note that for each submission, you've to upload two things: the slides and the two-page abstract.
The preferred method of doing this is to merge the two PDFs into a single PDF. For instance, you can use the UNIX program "gs" to do this:
gs -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -q -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=out.pdf file1.pdf file2.pdf
You may of course use any other equivalent mechanism to merge the two PDFs.
If you cannot do the above, submit the two PDFs as two different submissions, but with the same exact title.
In case of any issues, please contact phdforum.comsnets2012 AT

Evaluation Committee

The students' submissions will be evaluated by the following technical program committee.

  1. Partha Dutta, IBM Research India (Co-Chair)
  2. Aaditeshwar Seth, Dept. of CSE, IIT Delhi (Co-Chair)
  3. Vishnu Navda, Microsoft Research India
  4. Debabrata Das, IIIT Bangalore
  5. Ravi Kokku, IBM Research India


If you have any queries, please contact the PhD Forum Co-Chairs, Partha Dutta and Aaditeshwar Seth, at phdforum.comsnets2012@

List of Accepted Papers:

Track 1: Wireless and mobility

1. Zahir Koradia, RuralNet: Understanding the State of Internet Connectivity in Rural India [IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi]

2. Vijay Gabale, Lo3: 802.15.4-based Low-Cost, Low-Power, Local Voice and Messaging [IIT Bombay]

3. Rajib Ranjan Maiti, Saurabh Gandhi, Towards Modeling Realistic Human Mobility [IIT Kharagpur]

4. Sudipta Saha, Animesh Mukherjee, Understanding Information Dissemination Dynamics in Delay Tolerant Networks using Theory of Bipartite Networks [IIT Kharagpur]

Track 2: Internet architectures and applications

1. Pandarasamy Arjunan, Fine-grained Resource (Electricity) Management in Buildings [IIIT Delhi]

2. Swati Sharma, Markov Model Based Experiment Comparison [IIT Delhi, USC]

3. Sanchika Gupta, An IDS framework for defense against DDos attacks in Cloud Environment [IIT Roorkee]

4. Amit Ruhela, Scalable content distribution for the social networking websites [IIT Delhi]




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