Ph.D Forum

VLSI Design 2018 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.

  • PhD Poster Presentation
  • Best Thesis Presentation
  • 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 details such as name, affiliation and advisor 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.

Participation

As the Ph.D forum is co-located with the main conference, there is no additional registration needed .

Presentation

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

Deadlines

Poster Abstract Submission  :   July 16, 2017
Notification of Acceptance    :   Sept 16, 2017
Final Poster submission        :   Oct 8, 2017

Best Thesis Award

Eligibility

Students who completed their defense after Jan 2016 in the VLSI domain & work is aligned with conference theme are eligible. Please note that students who submitted their thesis and awaiting reviews are not eligible.

Process

Interested PhD students should 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 name, affiliation and advisor name.

Along with 4 page abstract, the author/s can submit accolades received by thesis by the host university/institute. This would greatly help in evaluating the thesis.

Selection Criteria

Thesis 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.

Participation

As the Ph.D forum is co-located with the main conference, there is no additional registration needed.

Presentation

Accepted student authors will be asked to present their work in oral for 20 min, followed by Q & A for 5 min.

Deadlines

Thesis Abstract Submission     :   July 16, 2017
Notification of Acceptance       :   Sept 16, 2017
Final presentation for review   :   Oct 8, 2017

Industry Institute Interface (3I) – Panel Discussion

Theme: VLSI Research in India – Challenges and Opportunities

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)

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