IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning for Communication and Networking
5–8 May 2024 // Stockholm, Sweden

Call for Doctoral Forum Posters

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IEEE ICMLCN includes a Doctoral Forum with the aim to provide an environment for junior PhD students to exchange ideas and experiences with peers in an interactive atmosphere and to get valuable feedback from senior researchers on the topics of the conference. The Doctoral Forum is a great occasion to expand on the horizon of current research trends and challenges, and to exchange experience with distinguished engineers and scholars.

The focus of discussions at the Forum will be the work in progress of early-stage PhD students, who will present posters related to their ongoing research towards the dissertation, and participate in several student activities, such as discussions on insights from industry and academia, and sessions from academics on how to be a better scientist. 

All proposals should be submitted via EDAS.


  1. Ph.D. Students: Applicants must be currently enrolled as Ph.D. students at any accredited university at the time of proposal submission. We encourage Ph.D. students with a research problem and initial technical approach/results to apply, as they are more likely to benefit from the feedback provided during the doctoral forum.
  2. B.Sc. (Bachelor) and M.Sc. (Master) Students: While our primary focus is on Ph.D. students, we also welcome applications from exceptional B.Sc. and M.Sc. students who have developed a research project and achieved significant results. If you fall into this category, we encourage you to apply and contribute your insights to our doctoral forum.

Submission Guidelines

The submitted student proposals should follow the following guidelines:

  • Title of the proposed poster with names, affiliations, contact information. The student must be the first and highest contributing author.
  • As a guideline, we recommend that the submission is structured to explain 1) what the problem is, 2) why it is important, 3) why existing solutions in the literature are insufficient, 4) how your approach works, and 5) optionally some preliminary results.
  • The proposal should not exceed 2 pages double-column, including references, in IEEE conference paper template format.
  • The accepted extended abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings. 
  • Students of each accepted abstract are required to register and present at the conference.
  • Proposals must be submitted as PDF via EDAS at

Doctoral Forum Details

  1. Review Process: All submissions will undergo a thorough single-blind review process. If your proposal is accepted, the primary student author will have the opportunity to present the accepted paper as a poster. This presentation will be made to both fellow researchers at the conference and a distinguished evaluation committee.
  2. Attendance Policy: Please note that no-shows without prior approval from the conference chairs will not be permitted. Failure to attend and present your accepted submission as a poster will result in the withdrawal of your paper from the proceedings.
  3. Publication: Accepted submissions will be featured in the IEEE Xplore proceedings as 2-page extended abstracts.
  4. Best Poster Award: One exceptional poster will be recognized with the Best Student Poster Award. The winner will be determined based on feedback received from the evaluation committee, highlighting the quality and impact of your presentation.

Student Program Co-Chairs

Important Dates

Submission Deadline 15th November 2023
Extended 30 November 2023
Acceptance Notification 15th December 2023
Extended 30 December 2023
Registration Deadline 15th January 2024
31st January 2024