International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking
6–9 July 2021 // Virtual Conference

PhD Workshop


The IEEE SECON PhD Workshop provides an opportunity to PhD students for presenting their ongoing work in the areas of wireless and mobile communication networks. The workshop offers an opportunity to share experiences with other PhD students and meet with accomplished international researchers and obtain feedback from them. The IEEE SECON PhD Workshop encourages interaction among PhD students and helps them to obtain feedback from senior researchers from academia, industry, and government.

The topics of interest are the same as for the main conference, and can be found at this link.


The IEEE SECON PhD Workshop will be organized as a poster session and will include a short introduction by each student (“one-minute madness”).

In preparation for the poster session, the students will be invited to join a closed-door training session, where they will receive feedback on their presentations and their Ph.D. thesis statements from senior members of the IEEE SECON community.

Accepted extended abstracts of presented posters will appear in the conference proceedings. Submissions will be reviewed to ensure quality and relevance to the scope of IEEE SECON 2021. Current PhD students are encouraged to submit extended abstracts.

Best PhD Poster Awards will be given, taking into account inputs from mentors and conference participants.


Submission deadline: May 13th May 28th, 2021
Notification of acceptance: June 3rd, 2021
Camera-ready: June 10th, 2021


Submissions must be in PDF format, written in English, adhere to the IEEE SECON formatting guidelines, and contain no more than 2 pages including figures, tables, and references. Submissions must include the student’s name, affiliation, and email address on the first page. The student should be the sole author, but the contribution of their advisors should be acknowledged in the paper.

The paper should clearly identify the research problem addressed, the expected contributions to the state of the art, the research methodology, the preliminary results (if any), and the plan ahead. The PhD Workshop is primarily intended for presenting ongoing, rather than complete, work and Ph.D. thesis statements.

Papers must be submitted electronically through EasyChair, using the following link:

Accepted extended abstracts will appear in conference proceedings.


PhD student authors of accepted submissions are expected to attend the PhD Workshop training session, present their posters/one-minute madness pitch, and attend IEEE SECON 2021.


Chiara Boldrini, IIT-CNR, Italy
Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, University of New Mexico, USA


To be announced


For questions about the PhD Workshop submission and review process, please contact the co-chairs at and