NetSys 2019

March 18 till March 21, 2019 – Garching b. München, Germany

Call for PhD Forum

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 established experts.

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 software perspective.

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 following information:

  • 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

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


Keynote Speakers

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]( 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 fanatic.
Heiko Will (CTO, Safety io)
Keynote: Innovation and development of advanced solutions from a software perspective
[Heiko Will] ( 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 support.



Video recordings of all four days are online now.

Best Paper Award NetSys 2019

The Best Paper Award of NetSys 2019 has been awarded for the Paper KOMon - Kernel-based Online Monitoring of VNF Packet Processing Times

Best Demo Award NetSys 2019

The Best Demo/Poster Award of NetSys 2019 has been awarded for the Demo GPU Accelerated Planning and Placement of Edge Clouds

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