14th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies

Nov 21-22, 2018, Organized by the Department of Computer Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

PhD Symposium

The objective of the ICET 2018 PhD Symposium is to provide PhD scholars with an opportunity to present and get feedback on their research work. In the symposium, PhD scholars at different stages can participate and discuss problem statements, goals, methods, and preliminary results related to their ongoing research. The symposium provides PhD scholars with a platform where they can interact and get feedback from established researchers and other PhD students working in the similar research domains. PhD Symposium welcomes submissions from PhD scholars working on the ICET 2018 conference topics.


The PhD Symposium is open to all PhD scholars, especially those who have completed their coursework and have a well-defined synopsis. PhD scholars in more advanced stages, having sufficient time to complete their research, can also take benefit by presenting their preliminary research results.

Submission Guidelines

In the symposium, we accept the short papers primarily focusing on the problem statement, state-of-the-art, proposed approach, methodology, and preliminary results.

  • The problem statement emphasizes the core problem and motivation behind the research.

  • State-of-the-art presents the summary of the related literature review.

  • Proposed approach indicates the possible mechanism adopted to address the problem statement and novelty of the research work.

  • Methodology explains the possible mechanism the scholar may opt to conduct and evaluate the research work in a significant way.

  • The results discuss the current status of the work and preliminary findings.

The submission must be in a standard short paper (3-4 pages) IEEE Format that may include Title (must be prefixed with ‘PhD Symposium’, e.g., ‘PhD Symposium: Manuscript Title’), abstract, keywords, introduction, related work and motivation, proposed research, research methodology, initial findings, and conclusion. PhD scholars can submit manuscripts using EasyChair (click here).For more details about manuscript preparation and submission visit Author Information web page.

Selection and Publication

The ICET 2018 PhD Symposium Program Committee, composed of experienced researchers, will review the submissions and provide feedback and suggest future research directions. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the PhD Symposium and made available at the conference web site during the conference period. The authors of the accepted papers must register for the conference, attend the Symposium, and present their research work in a dedicated PhD symposium session.