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ACSOS 2020
Mon 17 - Fri 21 August 2020

Application to Student Registration Grant is Still Open for US Students. Application from Non-US Students is NOW Closed.

Call for Applications

With the help from the National Science Foundation of the United States, Chalmers University of Technology, and the Technical Committee on the Internet of the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS TCI), funds are available to support doctoral students to participate in ACSOS 2020 conference. Doctoral students from the world are encouraged to apply for the student registration grant to cover the registration cost of the conference. Students from underrepresented groups, including women and minorities (African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, and persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds) are especially welcomed to apply in order to promote the Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) effort from NSF.

In addition to attending all programs of ACSOS 2020 conference, all student registration grant recipients are invited to present their doctoral research work at the Doctoral Symposium and participate in a special session for professional training and career development. We will organize a panel of leading experts in the field and discuss various topics that benet PhD students in a long run. Topics include how to conduct literature surveys, write technical papers, present work at conferences, and land jobs in academia and industry, etc.

Each applicant needs to (1) fill in the application form (see HERE) and (2) prepare a one-page long abstract (plus a page for references) to summarize the PhD research project of the applicant. The abstract should describe the key motivation and objectives of the research project, emphasize the methodology, and indicate the current status of the PhD study. In particular, the research abstract should follow the following structure.

  • Motivation & Problem: motivate the problem addressed and indicate the deficiencies of existing approaches.
  • Contribution & Objectives: describe the key contributions and objectives of the PhD project, highlight their originality with respect to existing works, and argue how achieving these can solve the identified problem.
  • Preliminary Results & Methodology: describe any available results and outline the methodology adopted to develop the project and to meet the objectives. Indicate if this builds on any existing work.
  • Future Work & Research Plan: summarise the future research plan and provide a rough schedule supporting its feasibility.

The Student Registration Grant Committee will review all applications and make the decision for each application based on the credentials, demographics, and other factors of the applicant. For inquiries, please contact Miaoqing Huang at mqhuang@uark.edu.

Please upload both documents at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoG8TiTzWLYYI__p1228e8ike475OtLarNpxVJR-tdrbOAfA/viewform?usp=sf_link