[hpc-announce] ISPASS Call for Participation and deadline extended for student travel grant

Angelina Lee angelee at wustl.edu
Fri Feb 28 14:14:11 CST 2020

The IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems
and Software (ISPASS) provides a forum for sharing advanced academic
and industrial research work focused on performance analysis in the
design of computer systems and software. ISPASS 2020 will be held
April 5 through 7, 2020 in Boston, MA.  The SECRISC-V 2020 and
FastPath 2020 workshops, as well as tutorials on evaluating deep
neural network accelerators (Timeloop/Accelergy) and deep learning
benchmarks will be held in conjunction with the conference.

The preliminary conference program has been posted, and registration
and hotel reservations are now open.  A detailed program is available
on the conference website at https://www.ispass.org/ispass2020/

The early registration and discount hotel reservation deadlines are
both March 10.  See the conference website for more information.

Through the generous support of the sponsoring IEEE Technical
Committees and our industry sponsors, the conference is pleased to
offer travel grants to enable students to attend.  Travel grant
applications are due Feb. 20, 2020.  See the conference website for

We invite all to attend the conference and hope to see you in Boston

Michael Ferdman
ISPASS 2020 Program Chair

Dave Kaeli
Kelly Shaw
ISPASS 2020 Co-General Chairs


UPDATE to Student Travel Grant

ISPASS 2020 is now offering travel support to encourage student
participation at the conference. Applications and the grant amount
will be decided on a case-by-case basis (i.e., funding is NOT
guaranteed). All undergraduate and graduate students interested in
learning and sharing the research in system software performance
analysis are welcome to apply. Students do not need to be
authors/presenters on an accepted paper at ISPASS to qualify for the
student travel grant award.

You are highly encouraged to apply if you fall into any of the
following categories; applications in these categories will be

    - Junior and senior undergraduate students who are interested in
pursuing research in the area of performance analysis of computer
systems and software. If you have previous research experience (e.g.,
via REU programs, independent studies, or supervised projects) in the
relevant area, please mention in the application package (see detailed
application instructions below). Make sure to include how attending
ISPASS will enrich your technical knowledge and benefit you
    - Students from small institutions and universities that do not
have a strong tradition in the ISPASS research domain.
    - US citizens/permanent residents.
    - Attendees who belong to underrepresented groups (including women).
    - Students presenting their research at ISPASS.
    - Students who do not have access to financial support from other sources.

The deadline for submitting travel funding applications is *now
extended until March 02 (11:59:59pm AOE)*. Please send them by email
to the Student Travel Grant Chair: Devesh Tiwari
(d.tiwari at northeastern.edu). Use the subject line "ISPASS 2019 Student
Travel Grant Application" and submit the full application as a single
PDF file.

The travel grant application must include (in the following order):
    - The name of the student, the student's institution; US
citizenship or residency information; membership in an
underrepresented group if applicable.
    - An estimate of conference-related expenses.
    - Information about other sources of funding, if available.
    - A cover letter stating the reason for attending ISPASS and a
description of research interests.
    - A resume (including IEEE and/or ACM student membership numbers
if available).
    - A one-page statement from the student's advisor confirming the
student's eligibility and recommending the student to attend ISPASS.
This statement is a must requirement for graduate student applicants.
Undergraduate students are highly encouraged to include a support
letter from their undergraduate research/curriculum adviser. Please
make your adviser aware that a support letter including other helpful
information, besides confirming the student's eligibility and
recommendation for participation, is welcome. Such information may
include the availability of partial financial support from other
funding sources, historical underrepresentation of the Institute at
ISPASS, if the student belongs to an underrepresented group, and other
potential broader impact of the student's participation at ISPASS.

Students with disabilities or those attending with a child under one
year of age may request additional funds to support a travel companion
in their application.

Important notes: Student travel support applications with an incorrect
subject line, past the deadline, missing details, missing adviser's
support statement are automatically considered ineligible for the
award. Please note that the one-page support letter from the student's
advisor needs to included in the application form by the application
deadline - no further extensions will be provided.

By applying to this award, you implicitly accept the following
responsibilities and expectations, in the case you are awarded the
student travel grant.

- Awardees must save original receipts and mail them in or present
them at the conference to verify their expenditures.
- Each awardee is required to prepare and email a small essay (approx.
two pages) to the Student Travel Grant Chair: Devesh Tiwari
(d.tiwari at northeastern.edu) by April 15th describing his/her
experience at ISPASS and learnings. The essay can include both text
and graphic illustrations. These essays, with light editorial input as
needed, will be published as a highlight blog-post on the conference
- Expenses will be reimbursed after the conference.
- Awardees from U.S. schools must fly with U.S-based carriers for
airfare reimbursement.
- If selected, you will be notified via email by March 8, 2020.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Student
Travel Grant Chair: Devesh Tiwari (d.tiwari at northeastern.edu).

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