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Seventh ACM Workshop on

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Hot Topics in Networks

(HotNets-VII)

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

October 6-7, 2008

Travel Grants

With the generous support of HP Labs, HotNets-VII is pleased to announce that it will be making a limited number of travel grants to graduate students to attend the workshop. The student travel grant is open to any graduate student. An award includes an invitation for those who are not otherwise invited.

How to Apply

Applications and support letters should be mailed to dga@cs.cmu.edu. The application deadline is September 8, 2008. Applicants will be notified of the decision no later than September 12, 2008.

An application for a travel award will consist of the student's vita, a letter from the student and a letter from the student's advisor. The letter from the student should indicate why the student believes he or she would benefit from attending the HotNets workshop. The student's letter should include:

  1. a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date;
  2. whether this student has submitted a paper to HotNets-VII (please mention title and co-authors);
  3. why attendance at the workshop is important to this student; and
  4. whether this student is interested in scribing at the workshop.

In addition, the student's advisor should send a letter of recommendation to the same email address, indicating why the advisor believes the student would benefit from attending the workshop and confirming that the student is a Ph.D. candidate in good standing. This letter should include:

  1. the advisor's view on the suitability of the workshop program material to the student's research area;
  2. ways this particular student would benefit from attendance at the workshop; and
  3. the advisor's opinion about the strengths and potential contributions of the student.

What the Grant covers

Each grant has a maximum amount to be reimbursed ($750 US per student). The amount is intended to cover the student's travel (economy airfare), food and lodging for two nights (double occupancy), and registration fee for the workshop. It is the student's responsibility for expenses in excess of the grant amount. ACM HotNets will only reimburse up to the approved amount.

Please note that the reimbursement process can take up to 2-3 months.

Decision Criteria

The applications will be evaluated by a committee that consists of the HotNets-VII Program Chairs and the HotNets Steering Committee.

A goal of the travel grant program is to encourage participation in the HotNets workshop by students that would normally find it difficult to attend. Criteria will include evidence of a serious interest in networking, as demonstrated by coursework and/or project experience. We encourage participation of women and under-represented minorities.