Call for PhD Forum submission

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March 02-04, 2023 (hybrid)

Aims and Scope of the Forum

The ASCAT 2023 PhD Forum aims to exchange ideas and expertise of the young PhD students in the field of cellular automata. All the theoretical aspects of cellular automata and their applications in any domain are within the scope. In the PhD Forum presentation session, the PhD students will get the opportunity to discuss their ongoing research work with eminent domain experts from both academia and industry and get valuable feedback. This PhD forum would enrich and attract younger students to explore possible avenues for their future research plans.

Eligibility for PhD Forum

The author must have completed at least two years of Ph.D. program (from the date of PhD registration). PhD scholars who have defended their thesis within two years (as on March 2, 2023) are also encouraged to submit.


Posters will be presented in the Ph.D. Forum in a dedicated Session.


Accepted contributions of the PhD Forum will be included in the Book of Abstracts of ASCAT 2023. The Book of Abstracts will not be sent for indexing by Springer. Instead, it will be made available to all ASCAT 2023 attendees in electronic/hard copy format. Moreover, there will be a scope of inviting a full paper describing an original unpublished work related to the PhD thesis work from the selected authors for a special issue of Journal of Cellular Automata and Complex Systems, etc.


All the participants will receive a participation certificate. One Best Thesis Award will be given. The award will be selected by a dedicated committee of ASCAT 2023 for the PhD Forum considering the submission as well as the presentation.

Important Dates

Paper Submission deadline :       Friday, October 21, 2022  Monday, November 07, 2022
Notification of acceptance :       Monday, December 19, 2022
Deadline for camera-ready papers :       Friday, January 06, 2023


The participants should submit an extended abstract of their research work in PDF format (at most four pages). Each submission title should follow the following format: “PhD Forum 2023: <thesis title>”. Upload submissions in EasyChair platform of ASCAT 2023.
The four-page abstract (in one-column Springer format, using 10-11 pt. fonts and single-spaced lines), should include name and affiliation of the PhD student, name and affiliation of the supervisor(s), contact information, date of PhD registration/date of defense (whichever is applicable), and any figure, table, graph and bibliography (as per requirement). Inclusion of a list of most relevant paper(s) (published/accepted for publication in Journals/Conferences) authored or co-authored by the student, related to the dissertation topic, would strengthen the submission. The publication list must include complete list of authors, title of the paper, publication forum, date/year of publication, volume, number etc. (as per Springer format) and can be submitted as a supporting document. The formatting guidelines with four-page limit should strictly be adhered.
Please include the list of publication as a supporting document as well as PhD registration certificate or PhD degree certificate (whichever is applicable) along with the extended abstract in a single PDF file only and submit the single file.
All submissions must be made electronically. PhD students having a conflict of interests with any of the conference chairs and/or a committee member of the evaluation committee of ASCAT 2023, are allowed to proceed for submission in the PhD forum. In that case, the submission will be handled by a different chair/member to ensure the entire evaluation process to be completely blind to anyone with a conflict of interest.
For each accepted contribution for the PhD Forum, the author has to complete full registration and present the poster in the designated slot.

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Contact Information

Dr. Mamata Dalui
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
Email: mamata.dalui@cse.nitdgp.ac.in