HiPC 2010 Announces Travel Scholarships for Students and India-Based ScholarsThe International Conference on High-Performance Computing (HiPC) is the premier computer systems conference in India, emphasizing the areas of Architecture, Systems Software, Applications, Algorithms, and Communication Networks. This year's conference is being held in Goa from December 19 - 22, 2010. It serves as a forum to present current work by researchers from around the world as well as highlight activities in Asia in the high performance computing area. The meeting emphasizes both design and analysis of high performance computing systems and their scientific, engineering, and commercial applications. For more information about the conference, please visit its website at http://www.hipc.org.
We are pleased to announce Travel Scholarships for HiPC 2010 to promote research in HiPC areas in India. We would like to encourage the best students studying at engineering colleges in India to attend the conference through travel scholarships provided on a merit basis. The conference will expose students to current worldwide research and enable them to meet leading researchers in the computing area. This year's offer has several details and prospective applicants are requested to read them carefully. Please note that the number of scholarships is limited and the award of the scholarship is subject to compliance of the policies as described below.
Who May ApplyStudents studying at engineering colleges and other educational institutions of repute in India are encouraged to attend the conference through travel scholarships provided on a merit basis. Although the scholarship is primarily meant for full time students, a limited number of scholarships will be made available under special circumstances for faculty members from Indian educational institutions. Those faculty members who do not have any financial support from their institution may also apply. Those applicants who are very serious in pursuing HiPC research shall be preferred.
Scholarship DetailsScholarship will be offered to a limited number of participants. Travel and accommodation expenses for the selected scholarship receipients will be subsidized by the conference. Note that all selected scholars will still have to register for the conference. Please visit the “Information for India-based Participants” page on http://www.hipc.org for the conference registration form. The reduced registration rates for India-based faculty and students have been made possible by generous sponsorship from India-based IT companies. Registration fees are the same for Scholarship recipients. When registering, they should specify “scholarship recipient”. The scholarship form is also available here.
In particular, the scholarship will include:
- Two-way second/sleeper class train fare between your college or home and the venue of the conference, i.e., Goa.
- Accommodation allowance for the period December 19-22, 2010.
Registration and What It ProvidesAs stated before, selected students/scholars will need to pay their registration fee for the conference. See the Advance Registration deadline of 16 November 2010 and note that higher fees apply after that date. The reduced fees for India-based students include participation in all workshops and technical sessions, as well as conference meals, refreshments, banquet and cultural event.
The student registration at the conference includes:
Selection CriteriaThe following shall be considered (in no specific order) for the award of the scholarship:
Conditions for Disbursement of ScholarshipWhile most recipients are grateful for receiving funds and allowing them the opportunity to attend the HiPC conference, we must still set measures to prevent the misuse of funds. In that light, the following conditions must be met for the disbursement of scholarship:
Scholarship ApplicationWe will continue accepting applications until October 16th and announce the first batch of awardees by October 30th. However, depending on the acceptance/rejection of the offer by this first batch, more scholarships may be awarded until November 16th. In case you are selected, you will be required to register for the conference within one week of your selection. Please note that the scholarships are very competitive, and will be awarded on the basis of merit. However, your grades/marks will not be the only criterion used for making the decisions.
Ashok Srinivasan and Smruti R. Sarangi
HiPC Scholarships Co-Chairs
student_symposium AT hipc.org
Click here to access the scholarship application form.