Doctoral Symposium


The Doctoral Symposium of the 17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid2017) provides a forum for students in all areas of Cluster, Grid and Cloud research to obtain visibility, feedback and advice on their Ph.D. dissertation topics and on their research careers. The Symposium promotes fruitful interactions and networking between student researchers at a similar stage in their careers. The program committee consists of experts in the field and will provide their valuable feedback to the ongoing research work of participating students. Selected students will present their work in front of an audience of both their peer and researchers and will also be invited to present their work as a poster in the poster exhibition of CCGrid. The proceedings of the doctoral symposium will be published as part of CCGrid 2017 Proceedings through the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and will be submitted to IEEE Xplore for EI indexing.

What is the Doctoral Symposium? The Doctoral Symposium is a venue to provide a supportive setting in which PhD students can present their work at any stage (just started, partially finished, or almost finished) and obtain visibility, feedback and advice from established or other student researchers. The objective is to host as many motivated students as possible in the program.

What does a paper for the Doctoral Symposium contain? The paper should focus on the research problem in your dissertation. You can include your partial or even preliminary ideas, results as well as the proposed solution of your problem, or a high-level summary of your published work. Each submitted paper will receive detailed reviews with friendly feedbacks.


  • Papers due:  January 15, 2017
  • Author Notification: February 15, 2017


Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PDF format. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 4 letter-size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings. Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review. Authors should make sure that their file will print on a printer that uses letter-size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the conference is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees.
Paper submissions are limited to 4 pages in 2-column IEEE format including all figures and references. Submitted manuscripts exceeding this limit will be returned without review. For the final camera-ready version, authors with accepted papers may purchase additional pages at the following rates: 100 USD for each of the first two additional pages; 200 USD for each of the third and fourth additional pages. See formatting templates for details:

Doctoral symposium papers submissions should be made through  
EasyChair. Select “Doctoral Symposium” track.


The proceedings of the doctoral symposium will be published as part of CCGrid 2017 Proceedings through the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services, will be submitted to IEEE Xplore for EI indexing, and will be distributed electronically at the conference.


A number of student travel awards, pending on final NSF approval, will be available for attendees of doctoral symposium.


The symposium is open to all Ph.D. students carrying out research on topics related to the theme of CCGrid conference. The topics of interest are the same as in the Call for Conference Papers.


The authors of selected papers will be allotted short speaking slots to present their work at the CCGrid Doctoral Symposium. The students will also present their posters and talk one-on-one with the attendees in the poster exhibition session. The recommended poster size is A1 (594mm by 841mm, portrait).


Sponsorship and Student Travel Awards Program Chairs

Program Committee

  • Angelo Steffenel, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
  • Pascal Bouvry, University of Luxembourg
  • Nicolás Erdödy, Open Parallel Ltd
  • Chase Wu, Dept of Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Manuele Kirsch Pinheiro, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
  • Andrei Tchernykh, CICESE Research Center
  • Francisco Luna, Universidad de Málaga
  • Esteban Mocskos, UBA
  • Mariano Vázquez, Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación de España
  • Jia Rao, University Of Texas At Arlington
  • BernabeDorronsoro, INRIA Lille
  • Patrick G. Bridges, University of New Mexico
  • Abhishek Chandra, University of Minnesota