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Ph.D FORUM

Only the primary presenter is allowed a free day pass for the day of the presentation. Corresponding authors will not be given a free day pass. If needed, they can attend the conference & present alongside the primary presenter by registering as an Author.

VLSI Design 2017 will host a PhD forum co-located with the main conference. The purpose of this forum is to enable interaction of students pursuing PhD in VLSI design and other allied areas with academicians and industry practitioners to get valuable feedback in an informal setting. This year at VLSID conference, three different initiatives will be taken up towards the PhD forum.
Selected poster author need to submit soft copy in given template, Conf. committee will take care for printing of same. Printed poster will be available to author/s on 9th Jan morning.
1. PhD Poster Presentation
2. Best Thesis Award
3. Industry Institute Interface (3I) – Panel discussion

PhD Poster Presentation

Eligibility
Students who are formally registered for a Ph.D. with a recognized University and have finished one year are eligible to participate. Those who have submitted their thesis but have not received their degree yet may also participate.

Process
Interested PhD students may submit a two-page extended abstract of their thesis work in standard IEEE format. The abstract, in addition to highlighting the key contributions of the work, should also include affiliation details and adviser name. A list of publications by the student should also
be a part of the extended abstract. Where the student wants to demonstrate his/her work, same may be mentioned explicitly in the abstract.

Selection Criteria
Abstracts will be selected based on the quality of work, its relevance to the conference and the publication record of the student in major journals/international conferences. Accepted abstracts will appear in the digital version of the conference proceedings.

Presentation
Accepted student authors will be asked to present their work both in oral (not exceeding five minutes) and poster (2 hours) formats. There will be a ‘Best Poster’ award that will be decided by the Ph.D. forum committee.

Best Thesis Award

Eligibility
Students who completed their defense in the VLSI domain after Jan 2015 are eligible. Please note that students who submitted their thesis and awaiting reviews are not eligible.

Process
Interested PhD students may submit a four-page extended abstract of their thesis work in standard IEEE format. The abstract, should clearly highlight (not limited to) the following:
1. New theory/postulates/designs developed
2. Modifications made to existing postulates
3. Proving any existing postulates incorrect
4. Major technology advances
5. List of patents/papers coming out of the work
In addition to the above students should also include details such as author name, adviser name, affiliation, supervisor name, list of publications.

Selection Criteria
Abstracts will be selected based on the quality of work, its relevance to the conference and the publication record of the student in major journals/international conferences. It is expected that about 30% of all submissions may be accepted for the PhD forum. Accepted thesis abstracts will appear in the digital version of the conference proceedings.

Presentation
Accepted student authors will be asked to present their work in oral for 15 min, followed up with Q & A for 5 min.

Industry Institute Interface (3I) – Panel Discussion

Theme:
VLSI Research in India – Challenges and Opportunities: Questionnaire

Process:
All the attendees (both from academia and industry) will be asked to take part in this questionnaire for about 30 min to get the opinion from broader audience. It should be noted that, this forum is relevant to the entire audience (students, faculty and industry) and not restricted just to the PhD community.
A panel discussion will be arranged taking up these questions (along with the ones already prepared)
Author are entitled to apply for fellowship.

important dates

    • PhD Poster Presentation
  • Extended abstract submission
    due:15th November 2016*
  • Notification of Acceptance
    due:30th November 2016
  • Final Poster for review
    due:15th December 2016
    • Best Thesis Award
  • Extended abstract submission
    due:15th November 2016*
  • Notification of Acceptance
    due:30th November 2016
  • Final presentation for review
    due:30th December 2016
  • *Time Due 11:59 PM Anywhere on earth time zone (UTC -12)

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