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Graduate Symposium

Diagrams 2016, 7-10th August 2016, Philadelphia, PA, USA 
Ninth International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams 
http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2016


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Graduate Symposium, Call for Submissions
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Submission deadline:  21st March 2016


The goal of the Diagrams 2016 Graduate Symposium is twofold. Firstly, the Symposium will provide senior graduate students and recent Master's and Doctoral graduates with the opportunity to present their research, and receive feedback from established researchers who will provide comments on each of the presentations. Secondly, the Symposium will provide students with an opportunity to network with each other as future colleagues.

At past Diagrams Graduate Symposiums, lively and useful discussions have enabled students to receive suggestions about their on-going research and allowed more experienced participants to hear some fresh ideas and view some of the new trends in the field.

Participants will be selected for the Graduate Symposium based on the submission of a 3-page report describing their research. Submissions will be peer reviewed. Summaries of accepted submissions will be available online on the conference website.

All students who seek funding from the Diagrams conference must participate in the Graduate Symposium to be eligible.


*** SUBMISSION ***

Submissions that focus on any aspect of diagrams research are welcome.

A 3-page report describing
- the thesis topic,
- the approach being taken,
- the work that has been completed,
- the expected contributions of the research, and
- aspects of the work on which advice is desired
must be submitted via the EasyChair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=diagrams2016) by *21st March 2016*.

The submission should be prepared following the LNCS style guidelines (https://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). One student can only submit one report.


*** PARTICIPATION EXPECTATIONS ***

Graduate students whose *Graduate Symposium submission* is accepted will
- give a presentation at the Graduate Symposium, and
- present a Graduate Symposium poster at the poster session of the main conference.

Students who have a *poster in the main conference* and are attending the symposium will
- present the poster at the poster session of the main conference, and
- give a presentation at the Graduate Symposium.

Students presenting *a long or short paper in the main conference* will
- not give a presentation at the Graduate Symposium,
- but all students who receive student funding from Diagrams 2016 will be required to attend the Graduate Symposium.


*** FINANCIAL SUPPORT ***

Financial support through the NSF and the Diagrams Conference fund will be granted to:
- all graduate students whose Graduate Symposium submission is accepted, and
- a number of other students presenting a paper or poster at the main conference who submit a Graduate Symposium report by the symposium submission deadline and who fully conform to the participation expectations.

Support will range from free registration to additional travel support.


*** QUESTIONS ***

Send an email with 'Graduate Symposium' in the subject to [log in to unmask] The Graduate Symposium chair, Luana Micallef, will get back to you as soon as possible.



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