[hpc-announce] IPDPS PhD forum

Lena Oden l.oden at fz-juelich.de
Mon Jan 22 03:39:10 CST 2018

32nd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium
May 21 – May 25, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Call release: January 17th, 2018

Reminder: 23 Workshops IPDPS 2018 With Pending Deadlines
See http://www.ipdps.org/ipdps2018/2018_call_for_workshops.html

Invitation to Industry: Participate at IPDPS 2018 as Industry Partner
See http://www.ipdps.org/ipdps2018/2018_industry.html

IPDPS 2018 PhD Forum & Student Mentoring Program
See http://www.ipdps.org/ipdps2018/2018_phd_forum.html


The annual IPDPS PhD Forum event will continue with the traditional poster presentations by students working toward a PhD in broadly defined areas related to parallel and distributed processing. In addition, continuing the program initiated in 2014, there will be a broader, enhanced program to include several evening and lunch-time sessions to provide the student participants coaching in scientific writing and presentation skills.

Participating students will have the opportunity to both present their research work and interact with senior academic and industry people in an informal setting. In addition, there will be mentoring sessions to help students improve communication skills, obtain valuable information for career planning, get familiar with a few of the trendy research topics, and make valuable contacts – all while enjoying the IPDPS main conference and many associated workshops. The program culminates with a poster presentation, where students have the opportunity to practice what they learned and disseminate their work to the broader IPDPS audience.

Full program available here: http://www.ipdps.org/ipdps2018/2018_phd_forum.html


Because the 2018 IPDPS PhD Forum will emphasize interactive activities and offer mentoring-coaching support, the Applicant Statement of Interest will be as important as the poster proposal in the selection process. Applicant students must be officially enrolled in a PhD Program at the time of submission, and each submission MUST be backed by a specific endorsement from the official PhD advisor(s).

Details on the submission documents are available at http://www.ipdps.org/ipdps2018/2018_phd_forum.html.

The goal is to accept as many applications as our capacity allows, but the availability of our resources, including travel support, will limit the number of participants in the program.  To be fair, we will employ a “first-come-first-served” approach, with a rolling selection process to be used until the capacity is reached, based on the following schedule:

Application received by    ===>    Acceptance notice will be sent by

15 February 2018   ===>   1 March 2018

1 March 2018   ===>    12 March 2018


To encourage participation in the Student Research Program, PhD Forum participants (those who have a poster accepted for presentation) who are IEEE members are eligible for travel grants and discounted registration fees.  (Discounted registration fee does not apply to students who are the sole registered author of a paper being presented in the main conference or workshops.)

NSF Funding for US-based Students
Funds for travel support have been provided by the US National Science Foundation (NSF). This funding is available only for full time students attending US colleges and universities. Underrepresented minority and women students from diverse US institutions are particularly encouraged to apply. Although student authors may be given priority for travel awards, this is not a requirement.

TCPP Travel Grants for All Student Authors
All participants in the IPDPS PhD Forum will be eligible for TCPP travel grants made available to all student authors at the conference. Note that all student attendees must have registered to be eligible for support and must be members of IEEE.

Student travel grants are available in the form of reimbursements that are sent only after the completion of the conference and receipt of all required documentation and receipts. Please note that the IPDPS PhD Forum may not be able to reimburse students for all travel expenses due to limited budget. Eligible expenses for reimbursement include hotel and transportation (flight, bus or train). Expenses that are not eligible for reimbursement include registration, taxi and meals. The reimbursement amount will be based on the number of awards made and distance traveled. Details of all travel support that will be available to all students will be announced in February 2018.


Trilce Estrada (University of New Mexico, USA)
Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)

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