The PhD forum at SEC 2022 provides an opportunity for PhD students to present their ongoing research, explore their research interests and career objectives with other PhD students and senior researchers in person in Seattle, WA. The presenters at the forum are expected to be PhD students who have a concrete dissertation proposal outlining the key challenges they plan to solve as well as the strategies and methodologies that are applicable. Domain experts from the industry will be invited to provide their valuable suggestions, and the forum will also be an excellent opportunity for developing person-to-person networks to the benefit of the PhD students in their future careers. PhD forum presenters will have the priority to be considered for the student travel grant opportunity.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions for the PhD forum should consists of the following two items in ONE PDF file:

The format of the extended abstract should follow the same guidelines for the SEC 2022 main program papers.

Submit to

Important Dates

Ph.D. Forum Chairs

Sidi Lu, Wayne State University

Jindi Wu, College of William and Mary


Please send email to or for questions.