The Student Travel Support of CDC 2008 is meant to enable promising students to attend the conference, present their papers and become more integrated into their scientific community. Funds from IEEE Control System Society (CSS) and National Science Foundation of U.S. (NSF) will be used to cover Student (or Regular, if needed) registration. Depending on the number of applications, modest levels of additional support, toward defraying costs of attendance and travel, might be possible.
Eligibility and Requirements
Each applicant (i) must be an author or co-author of a paper accepted for presentation at CDC 2008, (ii) must register at the conference, and (iii) must present a paper.
In order to be eligible for either program, an applicant must be a (student) member of both IEEE and CSS, at the time of the application. While all student members of IEEE-CSS are eligible for the CSS funds, funds from NSF are limited to students studying at an institution within the U.S.
Eligible Applicants may apply for the Student Travel Support program or for the Conference Support program for the Developing Countries (see below), but NOT for both programs simultaneously.
To apply, students must download the Student Travel Support Application Form (the link will be active by late July), fill it in, convert it into the PDF format, and upload it through PaperPlaza as follows:
Step 1: Select Submit a paper or session proposal for the CDC 2008
Step 2: Select First Submissions: Student Travel Form
Step 3: To complete the application procedure, the Student's Advisor must contact via e-mail Professor Faryar Jabbari, Chair of Student Activities Committee of the IEEE Control Systems Society (firstname.lastname@example.org), and provide him with the following information:
1. Certification that the applicant is currently enrolled as a student and is planning to attend and present a paper at the CDC 2008.
2. Short message of support of the Student's application.
Deadlines and Award Notification
July 31 (or earlier): decision letters about papers submitted to CDC 2008 are sent out.
August 15: deadline for applying for the student travel support.
September 1 (tentative): decision messages about travel support recipients are expected to be sent out. Those selected for support from CSS funds will automatically be allowed to register at the reduced level (under the options "regular TS registrant" or "student TS registrant"). NSF awardees must pay the appropriate registration fees and seek reimbursement after the conference (details will be announced at the time of the award).
September 9: deadline for registering and uploading the final version of the manuscript.
If additional support, beyond registration, is awarded, original receipts will be needed for reimbursement. Details and procedures regarding reimbursement will be distributed, if needed.