Call for Contributions to the FPL PhD Forum & Demo Night

Important Dates (all 23:59, AoE)

The FPL 2022 PhD Forum is an excellent occasion for PhD students to present their work in progress or preliminary results, and receive early feedback from senior researchers and experts in the domain. Moreover, it is a unique opportunity for PhD students, whether fresh or close to completion, to give a broad overview of their work and draw attention to it from both the academic and industrial worlds.

PhD Forum authors are invited to submit 2-page papers using the same format as FPL 2022 regular papers before the deadline of June 1st, 2022 through the EasyChair submission system. PhD Forum papers should include clear descriptions of the project’s motivation, objectives, problem definition, addressed solutions, current status, and planned work if applicable. Contributions based on preliminary results or on work in progress are particularly encouraged. Accepted PhD Forum papers require a registration for being included in the conference proceedings and will be presented at a special poster session in conjunction with the FPL Demo Night. Therefore, PhD forum presenters can optionally provide a demo along with the poster presentation. Prior to the forum, presenters will endorse their posters through a short “elevator pitch” (2‐minute presentation).

The FPL 2022 Demo Night is an opportunity to demonstrate and disseminate exciting work at the biggest annual gathering of experts in the field. Bring your demo to FPL and increase your visibility, interact with attendees, impress the FPL community and make a real impact. Demonstrations may include, but are not limited to, academic or commercial experiments, prototypes, tools, platforms, systems, and applications. This year, we are particularly inviting open-source contributions. Academic presenters must register for the conference and presenters from industry, must sign up for one of the on-site sponsor packages. Demo Night presenters are invited to submit a demo description through the EasyChair submission system by June 1st, 2022 providing the following information:

  • Demo Title
  • Names, affiliations, and email addresses (if different from the EasyChair information)
  • Description of the demo, its main objectives and its relevance to the FPL community
  • Short biographies of demo presenters
  • Any logistical requirements the demonstration may have (Internet access, screens, etc.)

Optionally, each submission may include a one-page abstract using the FPL 2022 regular papers format on a separate page. The abstract must state a technical contribution and will appear in the proceedings subject to passing a review process (pure marketing will be rejected). Abstract titles must start with “FPL Demo: …”

You are welcome to use those email addresses of the PhD Forum and Demo Night chairs for informal queries.

We look forward to your PhD Forum and Demo Night submissions!

Dirk Koch and Daniel Ziener
FPL 2022 PhD Forum and Demo Night Chairs