Call for Presentations at the PhD Forum


The Ph.D. Forum at SMARTCOMP 2024 provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their work in progress to the scientific community and obtain individual feedback from leading researchers in the field. This forum is intended to provide doctoral students with a platform to interact with established researchers from both academia and industry and get useful guidance on the broader impacts of their research.

The Forum will be structured as a poster presentation session by the students, followed by collective discussions. The student poster presentations will be interleaved with speeches by leading researchers, who will provide their own perspectives on current and future research in the field, as well as on how to best pursue a Ph.D. in this context.

Current Ph.D. students at any stage of their career are encouraged to submit a 2-page extended abstract about their research to be considered for the Ph.D. Forum. The student should be the sole author, although the contributions of the advisor and others should be acknowledged. Submissions will be reviewed by the Ph.D. Forum program committee to ensure quality, relevance, and potential benefit from attendance at the Forum. Submissions are expected to include motivation of the importance and challenges to the particular problem, and some initial results that support either the importance of the research problem or viability of possible research solutions. There will be no separate registration fee for the Forum. Participating students will only need to register for the main SMARTCOMP conference. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to participate in the Forum. The proceedings of the Forum will be included in the proceedings of the main conference.

Note: Student travel grants are currently under definition. All the information on available funding and grant application will be published on the Travel Grant Page as soon aspossible.

Submission Guidelines

Abstract: should be no more than 2 pages in length, including figures, tables, and references.

Letter of support: the Ph.D. advisor of the author should email a letter of support directly to the PhD Forum chairs, as a PDF attachment.

Candidate’s CV: should be no more than 2 pages in length.

Authors are requested to submit manuscripts in standard IEEE proceedings format in PDF. All submissions must be typeset in double-column IEEE format using 10pt fonts on US letter paper, with all fonts embedded. Submitted abstracts must include the contact information of the authors. Please make sure you use the latest version of the templates to prepare your submissions.

IEEE provides corresponding formatting templates at IEEE proceedings template. Papers must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file on US Letter size paper (not A4), with all fonts embedded (the PDF-A standard complies with that), through EDAS at

Important Dates

Paper submission: April 15, 2024 April 22, 2024 (Hard Deadline)

Letter of support: April 15, 2024

Acceptance notification: May 1, 2024 May 3, 2024

Camera ready: May 10, 2024

SMARTCOMP 2024 PhD Forum Chairs

Debashri Roy ([email protected]), The University of Texas Arlington

Shameek Bhattacharjee ([email protected]), Western Michigan University

Call for Applications

NSF Student Travel Grant for IEEE SMARTCOMP 2024 (US-based Students ONLY)


The 10th IEEE Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP 2024) to be held in-person in Osaka, Japan on June 29-July 2, 2024 is anticipating NSF-sponsored competitive student travel grants to attend IEEE SMARTCOMP 2024 ( and co-located events like Workshops, Ph.D. Forum, Work-in-Progress, Posters, and Demo sessions.

The NSF travel grant is available only to full time students attending colleges and universities in the US.Underrepresented minority and women students from diverse US institutions are particularly encouraged to apply. In addition to the student authors, non-author students including exceptional undergraduate students, MS and PhD students, engaged in smart computing research will also be considered. Having an accepted paper is not necessary to avail the grant. To be eligible for NSF travel grant, US based students (referred to as “you”) must apply via EDAS ( by April 26th, 2024.

To apply for NSF travel support, upload the following documents:

  1. A one-page Cover Letter stating: (i) if you are a full-time student (B.S., M.S., or Ph.D.): (ii) that you will be attending the entire SMARTCOMP 2024 conference and associate events; (iii) what your research interests and accomplishments are in the area of smart computing; (iv) why attendance to SMARTCOMP 2024 is important, and how it would impact your future research; and (v) how you wish to benefit from and contribute to the conference.
  2. A two-page CV.
  3. A Letter of Recommendation from your academic mentor confirming: (a) you are currently a full-time student (B.S., M.S., or Ph.D.) in good standing, you are engaged in smart computing research, and your strengths and potential research contributions; (b) ways you would benefit from attending SMARTCOMP 2024 conference; and (c) you will be attending the entire SMARTCOMP 2024 conference and associated events.

Eligible expenses include reimbursement of advance student/author registration fee to avail reduced registration fee, and non-author student registration fee, airfare, hotel stay. Expenses not eligible for reimbursement are regular/on-site registration, internet connectivity fee, etc. Travel expenses will be reimbursed only after the completion of the conference attendance and submission of required receipts. The reimbursement amount will be based on the number of awards made.

For any questions about NSF travel award, please contact Dr. Shameek Bhattacharjee shameek DOT bhattacharjee AT wmich  DOT edu  and Dr. Debashri Roy debashri DOT roy AT uta DOT edu.

Important Dates:

  • April 26, 2024:                  Travel Grant Application Due (via EDAS)
  • May 10, 2024:                   Travel Award Decisions Made
  • June 29– July 2, 2024:    Conference Dates