The Board of Governors (BoG) of the Control Systems Society (CSS)
allocates funds to help authors from developing countries present their
papers at the annual Conference on Decision Control (CDC) and MSC
Multi-conference on Systems and Control (MSC). The CSS BoG has been
supporting travel expenses of researchers from developing countries since
2001 and the program has been modified over the years in order to make it
more effective. The total amount allocated per year since 2001 is
$25,000. Currently the program is referred to as: IEEE CSS Travel
Support for Developing Countries. Further details about the program
are provided below.
Under this program, the Control Systems Society provides an award that
covers the Regular Conference Registration fee to present a paper at
either the CDC or MSC. Additional cash support of up to $500 US
might be available for the applicant.
In order to be eligible, the applicant must satisfy the following
Eligible applicants can apply for the Conference Support program for
Developing Nations or for the Student Travel Support program, but NOT for
both programs simultaneously.Applicants who will present more than one paper at the
In case the number of applicants exceeds the budget, additional criteria
will be used to make a selection among the applicants. The criteria to
make the awards in this case include:
In addition, the selection committee may decide to limit awards where
more than one presenter from the same institution would otherwise be
offered an award to attend the same conference.
A person submitting a paper to the CDC, who satisfies the essential
criteria above, can apply to the IEEE CSS Conference Support for
Developing Nations Program by downloading the Application Form
(click here to download), filling it, converting it into the PDF
format, and uploading it through
PaperPlaza by August 15, 2008. The following steps are needed to
upload the form:
Step 1: Select "Submit a contribution to 2008
Step 2: Under "First Submissions" select "Submit a Developing Country Travel Form" and follow the
The IEEE CSS Conference Support for Developing Nations form asks for the
- Name (Last Name, First Name, and possibly Middle Initial)
- IEEE (and Control System Society) membership number, status and years of membership (if available)
- Institutional Address
- A statement of whether or not the applicant is a
minimum income IEEE/CSS member
- Session/Title of the Paper to be presented
- Additional papers (if any)
- History of prior support from similar support
- A description of the applicant?s CSS related
- Amount of additional support requested, if any (up to
$500 - actual support will depend on the number of
applicants and funds available)
- A paragraph of justification for the request of financial
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 developing countries participant travel support.
September 1: (tentative) decision messages about travel support recipients are expected to be sent out. Those selected for support will automatically be allowed to register at the reduced level (under the options "regular TS registrant" or "student TS registrant").
September 10: deadline for completing the on-line registration and uploading the
final version of the manuscript
Conditions of the Award
- The award is not transferable.
- The awardee will participate in and present at least
one paper at the conference.
If you have questions about this program, please contact, Prof. Luis
who is the "Students Activities Chair" for
the 2008 CDC.
List of Eligible Countries (last updated 2006)
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Argentina,
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin,
Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria,
Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African
Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo Dem. Rep., Congo
Rep., Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Djibouti,
Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt Arab Rep., El Salvador,
Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia,
Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti,
Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan,
Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea Dem. Rep., Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR,
Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia,
Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands,
Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia Fed. Sts., Moldova,
Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger,
Nigeria, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua
New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian
Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia and
Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovak Republic, Solomon Islands,
Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St.
Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab
Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-este, Togo, Tonga,
Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine,
Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza,
Yemen Rep., Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Student Activities Chair
Instituto de Ingenieria
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico