International Conference on Networked Systems 2019
March 18 till March 21, 2019 – Garching b. München, Germany
The PhD Forum at the Networked Systems 2019 follows the tradition and format of
similar events at international conferences such as ICNP, PerCom, UbiComp, and
Pervasive. The aim is twofold. First, it should provide PhD students in any
phase of their career with an opportunity to discuss their topics with experts
and gain general feedback as well as specific comments on their proposal.
Second, the PhD Forum is an excellent opportunity for young researchers to
start a personal network with other PhD students as well as with already
What can I expect?
A full-day event of discussions and fun with your direct peers, and visibility
at the main conference.
The aim of the PhD Forum is to discuss research topics and PhD
projects at different stages (early to senior). The PhD forum involves the
discussion of meta aspects and experiences in course of a PhD.
To tailor the discussion of meta aspects, we will request input from the
participants in advance of the PhD Forum.
In contrast to previous years, we will also have two keynote speakers who
will report about their research journey from a PhD student to a leading
expert. Dr. Johann Schlamp (Leitwert) will talk about building an
Internet-scale measurement infrastructure and Dr. Heiko Will (Safety io)
will talk about innovation and development of advanced solutions from a
In addition to the PhD Forum, a presentation of all participants will take
place during a poster session at the main conference. A brief
introduction of the topics (One-Minute-Madness) is used to attract
attention of conference participants to this poster seesion.
The PhD Forum is a special opportunity to discuss research plans and results
face-to-face with professors and senior researchers in individual groups
outside of the own lab.
What should I submit?
Prospective participants should prepare an application that includes the
- Research Statement: a two-page abstract (IEEE, at least 10pt font, 2-column
format) that sketches the research proposal of the PhD student, the
contribution to knowledge, and how the research will advance the state of the
art. The research proposal will not appear in the official conference
proceedings but is planned to be published on the conference web page.
- Curriculum Vitae: a brief CV that lists the education and research
interests of the PhD student.
Please provide us with a single PDF document.
Upload your application via https://phdforum.netsys2019.org.
In addition, a poster has to be presented at the main conference in a special
PhD poster session.
- Submission deadline: Monday, January 7, 2019
- Notification of acceptance: Monday, January 28, 2019
- PhD Forum: Monday, March 18, 2019
PHD FORUM CHAIRS
At the PhD Forum we will have two keynote talks given by young and
well-established experts. Johann Schlamp and Heiko Will will share their
insights into specific technical topics, as well as experiences in professional
research in academia and industry.
Johann Schlamp (Founder and CEO, Leitwert)
Keynote: Fun & Profit: Building an Internet-scale measurement infrastructure
[Johann Schlamp](https://de.linkedin.com/in/schlamp) is an entrepreneurial
scientist and founder of Leitwert, a Internet measurement company. With his
team of network researchers, he continuously charts the global routing system
using active and passive measurements. Based on this research, Leitwert offers
well-founded solutions for Internet intelligence that support day-to-day
network operations and the strategic development of its customers. Johann
studied computer science with a minor in mathematics and received his
Dipl.-Inf. (M.Sc.) from Technical University of Munich in 2009. He has been
working as a research associate at the Chair of Network Architectures and
Services and graduated with the degree of Dr.rer.nat. (Ph.D.) in 2016. In his
thesis, he conducted an evaluation of architectural threats to Internet
routing. His research interests lie with interdomain routing, network
protocols, critical infrastructures, and Internet measurements. Johann remains
a guest scientist at Technical University of Munich and is a lecturer at
Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt. He is a long-term Linux addict and a Python
Heiko Will (CTO, Safety io)
Keynote: Innovation and development of advanced solutions from a software perspective
[Heiko Will] (https://de.linkedin.com/in/heiko-will-48986678) is a leading
specialist in software development, joining MSA in 2013 to focus on innovation
in products and solutions from a software perspective. His career to date
includes a PhD in Computer Science, lectureship at Freie Universität
Berlin and experience with start-up companies, including setting-up his own.
Heiko is dedicated to ensuring MSA's Software as a Service (SAAS) has the
specialist investment and focus it needs to bring further technical advances to
MSA's safety solutions, worldwide. He manages a software development team of
around 80 developers, based in the United States and here in Berlin. Safety io
was set-up under Heiko's leadership as the driving force behind MSA's SAAS
strategy. As a wholly owned 'daughter' company of MSA, Safety io employs 50
staff in Berlin, with additional staff in Cranberry, US providing business