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IPDPS 2024 PhD Forum

IPDPS 2024 PhD Forum Chair & Vice-chair
Sanmukh Kuppannagari, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Tanwi Malick, Argonne National Laboratory, USA





The IPDPS PhD Forum focuses on current graduate students working toward a PhD in broadly defined areas related to parallel and distributed processing. Previous IPDPS PhD forums have offered graduate students an opportunity to present a research poster describing their ongoing research to the entire IPDPS conference audience, and to discuss their research with experts in academia and industry, and to make useful contacts regarding future career opportunities.

At IPDPS 2024 in San Francisco, we will continue with this tradition of poster presentation. 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 will culminate with a poster presentation, where students will have the opportunity to practice what they learned and disseminate their work to the broader IPDPS audience.

The goal of the IPDPS PhD Forum is to provide a comprehensive venue for students to better prepare for their research and career in parallel and distributed computing.
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.

The conference will publish abstracts for the posters accepted for presentation at the PhD Forum. These will be included as part of the conference workshops proceedings (IPDPSW 2024). The abstracts will be formatted as part of a compendium that includes contact information for the poster authors and advisors.


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) as specified in item 3 below. Masters students on track to enter a PhD program may apply but should meet the same standards as other applicants.

1. Applicant Statement of Interest

  • This statement should include:
    • Short bio sketch.
    • Current research interests.
    • Plan for future research/career.
    • Objectives for participating in IPDPS Student Program.
  • The applicant should also answer the following question: How do you expect the interaction with the IPDPS community will further your research/career goals?

2. Poster Proposal Text

  • This document should include:
    • Title of work and author & advisor(s) names and affiliations.
    • Brief description of work being done, including problem being addressed and the research methodology being used.
    • Abstract of results to be presented in poster.

3. Advisor Statement of Support

  • On institution letterhead, this letter should:
    • Verify the applicant is a full-time student.
    • Confirm support for applicant’s participation.
    • State length of time the student has been under supervision of the advisor writing the letter.
  • Advisor should email the letter as a link or pdf attachment to and have IPDPS 2024-PhD Forum-[full name of student] as the subject of the email.

What/When to Submit

Applicants should prepare a submission document that addresses items 1 & 2 above. The manuscript cannot exceed two (2) pages using at least 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages with at least 1 inch margins. This document should be submitted as a pdf file. Submission of the application is via Linklings, and the submit link below will take you to the site, which repeats the instructions given here.

Everywhere you see “paper” on the submit site, that refers to your application. Also, you will be asked to enter an abstract. Use the same one that has been included in your application.

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Submission Dates/Deadlines

The goal is to accept as many applications as our capacity allows, but the availability of our resources, as well as other screening factors, 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







Review of Applications

A committee drawn from the IPDPS community and representative of the different areas of research that the conference embraces will review the applications in concert with the PhD Forum chairs. By submitting an application, the student is making a commitment to prepare and attend the conference in order to present a poster and participate in the mentoring and networking opportunities afforded by the conference.

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