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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICNP 2020 PhD Forum event has been cancelled.
The PhD Forum was initially planned as an in-person event where PhD students could:
- Receive constructive feedback from a reputed panel with respect to their PhD work.
- Network and explore new opportunities for cooperation with other PhD students as well as with experienced researchers.
- Listen to keynote speakers on topics relevant to doing a PhD.
- Practice presenting and gain exposure for their research.
Unfortunately, a full-fledged in-person PhD Forum event has become impossible due to COVID-19.
Call for PhD Forum
The PhD Forum at ICNP 2020 aims to provide an inspiring, open, and constructive setting in which PhD students
can present their ongoing research or research plans to a scientific audience and a panel of experienced
Each presentation will be followed by feedback and advice from the panel and discussions with the audience.
Participating in the PhD Forum allows you to:
- Receive constructive feedback from a reputed panel, which may strengthen and shape your work towards a
- Network and explore new opportunities for cooperation with other PhD students as well as with
- Listen to keynote speaker(s) on topics relevant to doing a PhD.
- Practice presenting and gain exposure for your research.
PhD Forum Chairs
Fernando Kuipers (Delft University of Technology,
Gábor Rétvári (Budapest University of
Technology and Economics, Hungary)
PhD Forum Submission
Current PhD students, who will not complete their PhD before the conference, may submit their work to the PhD
Forum in one of the following two ways:
- Poster submission: For novel research contributions you are encouraged to submit your work as a poster
and select the "Poster + PhD Forum" option in the online HotCRP submission system. Accepted
poster submissions will appear in the proceedings. Possibly not all of the accepted poster submissions
will fit into the PhD Forum session, in which case a selection will be made by the chairs. Those
selected for the PhD Forum will be asked to present how the poster contribution fits into the overall
thesis and any other plans they have for the thesis.
- Research Statement: you are encouraged to submit a 2-page research summary describing the scope of your
PhD thesis, initial results, ongoing work, and research plans. Please, submit your research statement
via the HotCRP website and select the "PhD Forum (Research Statement)" option for your submission. The
summary should include the names and affiliations of the student and research advisor(s), and expected
date of the submission of the dissertation. Accepted research summaries will not appear in the
proceedings nor on the conference web page.
Authors of accepted submissions are expected to participate in person. There will be no separate registration
fee for the PhD Forum.
Poster papers and Research statements should be submitted in the Portable Document Format (PDF) only,
following the same formatting instructions as for the main conference papers, except that the author names
should be included in the 2-page PDF, and their title must bear a "Poster:" or "Statement:"
prefix, respectively. Please use the online HotCRP system at the following link (if you do not have an
account, please create a new one in the submission website):
Important Dates for Poster/Demo/PhD Forum Contributions
|July 31, 2020 Extended to August 7, 2020 (11:59 a.m. EDT, i.e., Noon)
|Notification of acceptance
||August 14, 2020
|Camera ready version
||August 24, 2020