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32nd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium
May 21 – May 25, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Call release: January 17th, 2018

Reminder: 23 Workshops IPDPS 2018 With Pending Deadlines

Invitation to Industry: Participate at IPDPS 2018 as Industry Partner

IPDPS 2018 PhD Forum & Student Mentoring Program


The annual IPDPS PhD Forum event will continue with the traditional 
poster presentations by students working toward a PhD in broadly defined 
areas related to parallel and distributed processing. In addition, 
continuing the program initiated in 2014, there will be a broader, 
enhanced program to include several evening and lunch-time sessions to 
provide the student participants coaching in scientific writing and 
presentation skills.

Participating students will have the opportunity to both present their 
research work and interact with senior academic and industry people in 
an informal setting. In addition, there will be mentoring sessions to 
help students improve communication skills, obtain valuable information 
for career planning, get familiar with a few of the trendy research 
topics, and make valuable contacts – all while enjoying the IPDPS main 
conference and many associated workshops. The program culminates with a 
poster presentation, where students have the opportunity to practice 
what they learned and disseminate their work to the broader IPDPS audience.

Full program available here:


Because the 2018 IPDPS PhD Forum will emphasize interactive activities 
and offer mentoring-coaching support, the Applicant Statement of 
Interest will be as important as the poster proposal in the selection 
process. Applicant students must be officially enrolled in a PhD Program 
at the time of submission, and each submission MUST be backed by a 
specific endorsement from the official PhD advisor(s).

Details on the submission documents are available at

The goal is to accept as many applications as our capacity allows, but 
the availability of our resources, including travel support, will limit 
the number of participants in the program.  To be fair, we will employ a 
“first-come-first-served” approach, with a rolling selection process to 
be used until the capacity is reached, based on the following schedule:

Application received by    ===>    Acceptance notice will be sent by

15 February 2018   ===>   1 March 2018

1 March 2018   ===>    12 March 2018


To encourage participation in the Student Research Program, PhD Forum 
participants (those who have a poster accepted for presentation) who are 
IEEE members are eligible for travel grants and discounted registration 
fees.  (Discounted registration fee does not apply to students who are 
the sole registered author of a paper being presented in the main 
conference or workshops.)

NSF Funding for US-based Students
Funds for travel support have been provided by the US National Science 
Foundation (NSF). This funding is available only for full time students 
attending US colleges and universities. Underrepresented minority and 
women students from diverse US institutions are particularly encouraged 
to apply. Although student authors may be given priority for travel 
awards, this is not a requirement.

TCPP Travel Grants for All Student Authors
All participants in the IPDPS PhD Forum will be eligible for TCPP travel 
grants made available to all student authors at the conference. Note 
that all student attendees must have registered to be eligible for 
support and must be members of IEEE.

Student travel grants are available in the form of reimbursements that 
are sent only after the completion of the conference and receipt of all 
required documentation and receipts. Please note that the IPDPS PhD 
Forum may not be able to reimburse students for all travel expenses due 
to limited budget. Eligible expenses for reimbursement include hotel and 
transportation (flight, bus or train). Expenses that are not eligible 
for reimbursement include registration, taxi and meals. The 
reimbursement amount will be based on the number of awards made and 
distance traveled. Details of all travel support that will be available 
to all students will be announced in February 2018.


Trilce Estrada (University of New Mexico, USA)
Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)

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