PhD Students Forum

SustainIT 2017 will host a PhD Students Forum on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability. The forum will give an opportunity to PhD students for presenting their research work, including work in progress. A major aim of the PhD Forum is to provide feedback to PhD work by experienced researchers from industry and academia on the important topics of eco-sustainability and energy-awareness by means of novel ICT solutions.

Current PhD students and researchers who completed their PhD dissertations after December 2016 are encouraged to submit extended abstracts. The PhD student and his/her advisor(s) are the envisioned only authors. Submissions will be reviewed to ensure quality and relevance.

Master students and research assistants that are interested in presenting their work at SustainIT 2017 are welcome to send their abstract to sustainit2017_phdc [at] m-iti [dot] org. The PhD Forum chairs will then get in touch with each student.

Important Dates

  • September 21, 2017: October 27, 2017: PhD Forum submission
  • September 21, 2017: November 3, 2017: PhD Forum acceptance notification
  • November 10, 2017: camera ready version
  • December 6-7, 2017: conference

Deadlines are all at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth).

Preparing and Submitting


Papers should NOT be anonymised. Authors are expected to add their names and institutional identity in the title and header of the paper.

Formatting and Length

Manuscripts must be formatted in accordance with the IEEE Computer Society conference author guidelines. The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates for conferences, as well as related information, can be found at the IEEE website.

PhD forum papers are extended abstracts and must be up to 3 pages in size (including figures, tables, and references). An optional poster draft can be provided.


Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format through Microsoft CMT to the respective track (PhD Forum). It is possible to make changes as many times as necessary before the final submission deadline of September 21, 2017 October 27, 2017.


Authors of accepted submissions are expected to attend SustainIT 2017 and present their work in a short presentation and poster session. Authors will be required to bring a printed poster. 

The accepted extended abstracts will appear in the final conference proceedings. Accepted PhD Forum papers whose authors are not at the conference to present may be removed from the conference proceedings.

PhD Forum Program Chairs

  • Marco Blumendorf, Independent, Berlin, DE
  • Ricardo Lima, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland, Geneva, CH