Doctoral Symposium

Update [June 18, 2017]: Programme Schedule of Doctoral Symposium (July 2, 2017)

Update [June 5, 2017]: List of Accepted Submissions

Instructions for Scholars Selected for Doctoral Symposium:

You will be allotted 10 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of Q&A.  Please also have a poster of your work for possible poster presentation and discussion during the conference.  You will need to register for AIR 2017 paying student registration fees before June 18, 2017. If you need, please submit request for accommodation on the website (of AIR 2017) by June 18, 2017. You will be eligible for the best  Doctoral thesis proposal if your supervisor register and attend the symposium.

Template for Presentation (Title Slide)

Template for Poster (A0 Portrait Size)

Call for Doctoral Symposium

The AIR 2017 Doctoral Symposium welcomes submissions from doctoral students who are working on topics that are relevant to those covered by the AIR 2017 conference (More details in Call For Papers).

Doctoral symposium papers should describe the problem addressed as part of the PhD work, explain its importance, discuss the shortcomings of existing solutions and give some indication of steps taken towards a solution. There should be enough substance to encourage discussion at the symposium, but the work does not need to be complete.

Students both at early and late stages of their doctoral work are encouraged to submit. Students whose submissions are accepted will have the opportunity to present their work during the symposium. Supervisors of doctoral students must attend the symposium. Distinguished scientists from around the world, in both academic and industrial research, will be present to give feedback and advice to the students.

All submissions must be limited to 2 pages of the two-column IEEE Conference Proceedings format. These submissions will be made available in a handout during the symposium. There will be special cash awards based on the quality of presentations. Only those students who will attend along with supervisors, will be eligible for awards. Presenters will be required to register for AIR 2017 at the student rate and will be expected to attend the conference and pre-conference tutorials.

Submissions and queries should be made to

Download Call for Doctoral Symposium

Important Dates:

  • Doctoral Symposium Submission Deadline: May 1, 2017     May 10, 2017
  • Doctoral Symposium Results: May 30, 2017
  • Conference: June 28- July 2, 2017
  • Doctoral Symposium Date: July 2, 2017


  • Dr. S. A. Akbar,   CSIR-CEERI Pilani
  • Prof. Santanu Chaudhury,   IIT Delhi/CSIR-CEERI Pilani