TCPP 2008 IPDPS PhD Forum Formatted Call for Posters – Closed Formatted In 2008, the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Parallel Processing launches a new event as part of its flagship conference, IPDPS. The PhD Forum will be an opportunity for graduate students to present a poster describing their thesis work to a to a broad audience of both academic and industrial researchers from the parallel and distributed computing community. The top submissions will receive travel awards made possible by TCPP. Objective: The objective of the PhD Forum is to help students establish contacts for Formatted entering the job market and at the same time give representatives from industry and academia a preview of state-of-the-art developments in parallel and distributed computing. Event Description: The IPDPS 2008 PhD Forum will be held on Thursday, April 17th, Formatted running concurrently with regular symposium technical sessions. Following the morning keynote speech, the selected participants will have posters displayed in a room adjacent to the conference break area and available all day for conference attendees to visit. Also during the day – at a time to be announced – there will a special opportunity for participants to meet conference attendees interested in learning more and to answer question Submission Requirements: Formatted 1 1. PhD Forum applicants should be recent or soon-to-be PhD candidates pursuing Formatted topics in parallel and distributed processing in areas of interest suggested by the most recent IPDPS Call for Papers. 2 2. Submit a two-page extended abstract by January 15February 1, 2008 describing Formatted the novelties and advantages of your dissertation work. 3 3. The submission should be prepared be in a two-column, with single--spacinged technical paper style; ; it should include title, brief abstract, keywords, and full contact information at the top; and be typed in at least 11-point font size. Additionally, you may iInclude as a footnote to the document’s title in the document the URL of a web page with relevant information such as defended thesis, thesis proposal, or peer-reviewed research articles. The two-page document should be prepared as a portable document file and sent as an attachment in email to tcpp-ipdps08-phdforum @impact.asu.edu. 4 4. The email subject should be: PhD Forum Submission – (your last name). 5 5. In addition to the attachment, the email should contain the following information: a) Your full name as it appears on your department Web site. Formatted: Bullets and Numbering b) The full name of the institution, including the department & program. c) Contact information: email, snail-mail, telephone, fax. d) Your current status in the PhD program, including date of completion. e) The name and email contact for your advisor. 6 6. A separate email from your PhD advisor should be sent to the same email address, stating your status in the PhD program and providing an endorsement of your submission. The subject of this email should be: PhD Forum Endorsement – (your last name). All of the above – the emailed Submission and email Endorsement – must be received by January 15thFebruary 1st, 2008. Selection of meritorious submissions for poster presentation will be done and notification will be made by the end of Januaryby the PhD Forum Ppanel with the help of domain experts, as warranted by a particular submissions. The notifications will be sent by first week of February 15th. The authors of the top submissions will be eligible for TCPP sponsored travel scholarships, which are awarded after the conference and will vary in amount depending upon funds available and travel distance for recipients. Please address any questions or inquiries to the PhD Forum Chair Sandeep Gupta (sandeep.gupta @asu.edu).
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