CoCoNet'19 Doctoral Consortium

Submission Deadline: November 17, 2019

The CoCoNet Doctoral Consortium aims to provide an opportunity for the Ph.D. students to present their research plans and thesis and high-quality intellectual interactions with like-minded researchers. This event will happen in conjunction with the Third International Conference on Computing and Network Communications (CoCoNet'19), Trivandrum, Kerala, India. The conference is organized by Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K), Trivandrum in association with ACM Trivandrum Professional Chapter.

Call for Papers

Ph.D. students are invited to make a submission to the Doctoral Consortium. The specific topic areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bio-Inspired Computing
  • Biomedical Imaging and Sensing
  • Cloud, Cluster, Grid and P2P Computing
  • Cognitive Computing
  • Cognitive Radios and White Space Networking
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Computer Architecture and VLSI
  • Computer Vision
  • Control Systems and Applications
  • Cyber-Physical Systems and Social Computing
  • Data Management, Exploration and Mining
  • e-governance, e-Commerce, e-business, e-Learning
  • Future Internet and Next-Generation Networking Architectures
  • Green Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Homeland Security and Disaster Management
  • Human Computer Interaction and Interface
  • Hybrid Intelligent Models and Applications
  • Information Visualization
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Knowledge Management
  • Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing
  • Mobile Computing
  • Multimedia and Applications
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
  • Pattern Recognition and Analysis
  • Personal Information Systems
  • QoS and Resource Management
  • RFID and Sensor Network
  • Satellite and Space Communications
  • Security, Trust and Privacy
  • Embedded Systems
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Social Network Behaviors, Modeling, and Analysis
  • Systems and Software Engineering
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Vehicular, Underground and Underwater Networks
  • VLSI Circuit Design and CAD Tools
  • Web Application Engineering
  • Wireless Communication
  • Health Informatics
  • Music Informatics
  • Business Informatics
  • Applied Bioinformatics and Community Genetics
  • Social Informatics


The paper must be formatted in single column Procedia CS style. The length of the paper must be between 3 and 10 pages. The paper must be submitted as a single PDF-file, with all fonts included. All submitted materials must be in English. The submission should not contain any proprietary or confidential material and should not cite proprietary or confidential publications. Authors MUST use Procedia CS template for submitting their papers while strictly following the guidelines provided at .

Submissions should be made via EDAS conference management system. Submissions that do not comply with the instructions will not be considered. By submitting a paper, the doctoral student implicitly agrees that in case of acceptance he/she will register to the conference and present the paper.

Your submission should clearly state:

  • Motivation, problem description
  • State of the art
  • Novelty and significance relative to the state of the art
  • Approach and proposed experiments (where appropriate)
  • Results obtained and work in progress
  • Keywords and key references of the presented work.

All submissions will undergo a thorough reviewing process with a view to providing detailed and constructive feedback. The program committee will select the best submissions for presentation at the Doctoral Consortium and publication in the proceedings. Notification of acceptance/rejection of submitted articles will be sent to the authors by e-mail. The authors of the accepted papers will be allowed to make corrections in accordance with the suggestions of the reviewers and submit final camera-ready papers within the stipulated deadline.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: November 17, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: November 27, 2019
Final Version Due: December 10, 2019
Consortium: December 19, 2019
(All authors will be given one more opportunity to revise their papers based on the suggestions received during their presentation at the conference)


All accepted papers will be published by Elsevier in the open-access Procedia Computer Science journal (ISSN: 1877-0509). Procedia Computer Science (H-Index: 47) is hosted on Elsevier Content platform ScienceDirect and will be freely available worldwide. The Procedia CS is indexed by Scopus and Conference Proceeding Citation Index.

Who can Submit

The Consortium is open to all Ph.D. students and recent Ph.D. graduates.


Each author will be allocated 20-30 minutes for their presentation and discussion. The last part of the session will be a roundtable with the participation of CoCoNet'19 speakers and members of the Committee.


Dr. Aninditha Banerjee, QuNu Labs, Bangalore
Dr. Arati Dixit, Predictive Analytics and Modeling Group, Applied Research Associates Inc. Raleigh, USA
Dr. Asharaf S, IIITM-K
Dr. Ciza Thomas, Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Kerala
Dr. Deepak Garg, Bennett University, Greater Noida
Dr. Deepak Mishra, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Trivandrum
Dr. El-Sayed M. El-Alfy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Elizabeth Sherly, IIITM-K
Dr. Hareesha K S, Manipal Institute of Technology ( MIT ), Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Dr. Joseph Suresh Paul, IIITM-K
Dr. Jyothisha J Nair, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam
Dr. K.Murugan, Ramanujan Computing Centre, Anna University, Chennai
Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam
Dr. Lillykutty Jacob, National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC)
Dr. Madhu Kumar S D, National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC)
Dr. Madhu S. Nair, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)
Dr. Maheshkumar Kolekar, Indian Institute of Technology Patna
Dr. Manoj B S, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Trivandrum
Dr. Punam Bedi, University of Delhi
Dr. R. Jaishanker, IIITM-K
Dr. Robin Doss, Deakin University, Australia
Dr. S M Sameer, National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC)
Dr. Sabu M Thampi, IIITM-K
Dr. Sameep Mehta, IBM, Bangalore
Dr. Satheesh Kumar, Future Studies, University of Kerala
Dr. Shajulin Benedict, IIIT Kottayam
Dr. Shikha Tripathi, PES University, Bangalore
Dr. Shyam Diwakar, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam
Dr. Soman K. P, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
Dr. Sudip Misra, Department of CSE, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Dr. T. K. Manoj Kumar, IIITMK
Dr. Tony Thomas, IIITM-K

CoCoNet'19 Speakers

    Prof. Ravi Sandhu, Executive Director and Chief Scientist, Institute for Cyber Security (ICS), Professor of Computer Science, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

    Dr. Dharma P. Agrawal, OBR Distinguished Professor, Director, Center for Distributed and Mobile Computing, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA

    Dr. Vipin Chaudhary, SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, SUNY Buffalo, USA

    Dr. Prahlad Vadakkepat, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore

    Dr. Mohammed Atiquzzaman, Edith J. Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Oklahoma, USA

    Dr. Xavier Fernando, Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

    Dr. Michal Wozniak, Professor, Department of Systems and Computer Networks, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland

    Prof. Sri Krishnan, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Dr. Rajendra Boppana, Professor, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), USA


At least one author is required to register at the full registration rate.

Registered authors of CoCoNet'19, ACN'19, SSCC'19, SIRS'19, ISTA'19 and SoMMA'19:

       Host Country: INR 6000
       International Authors: USD180

Others: INR 11000 (International Authors: USD220)


The venue of the event is Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K), Technocity Campus, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.


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