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IPDPS 2019 PhD Forum & Student Mentoring Program

Student Mentoring Program for 2019

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. Mentoring sessions will include:

  • Workshop on poster presentation skills 
  • Panel on research and career planning 
  • Workshop on paper writing and presentation skills

The Student Research Program will be scheduled so that the participating students can follow all the main scientific and social events of the conference, and it is open to all students, including the authors of papers presented at the conference.

Students are encouraged to engage with conference attendees during the paper sessions. Making connections that help incorporate attendees into the community are an important additional goal. Aid, including introductions if necessary, will be offered to assist the process.

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

The IPDPS 2019 PhD Forum Call for Applications will be issued by the end of the calendar year. Return to this page for details.

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IPDPS 2018 Report



32nd IEEE International Parallel &
Distributed Processing Symposium 
May 21 – May 25, 2018
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA

REPORT ON IPDPS 2018