PhD training is evolving. We are moving from traditional instructor-lead classes to new ways of disseminating scientific training. Summerschools are one of these new training activities. A summerschool is a training activity that gathers PhD students from different universities at one location for a duration of usually one week. Some funding bodies and groups of universities organise summerschools on a regular basis.
The main objective of a summerschool is to train PhD students on topics within or outside their scientific discipline. A summerschool may contain half-day or one-day long tutorials, but it may also contain panels, handson sessions, poster presentations, ... Besides the dissemination of scientific knowledge, the main benefit of a summerschool is that it contributes to building up the community by enabling researchers to work together during one week. The social dimension of a summerschool should not be ignored when planning it.
In order to build up the next generation of networking researchers, but also to contribute to the dissemination of scientific results to the community, SIGCOMM has decided to provide funding for summerschools.
Call for proposals
The SIGCOMM Executive Committee will evaluate all proposals for SIGCOMM-supported summerschools. The current list of SIGCOMM officers may be found on the SIGCOMM web site : http://www.sigcomm.org/about/people/
We encourage project proposers to discuss their ideas with Olivier Bonaventure or Yashar Ganjali in advance, but this is not required. Proposals should be sent as a PDF file of no more than three pages (11 point font or larger) by email to email@example.com
The next submission deadline in not yet fixed.
The submitted proposals will be evaluated by the SIGCOMM EC. The total budget requested from SIGCOMM cannot exceed 25,000 US$. SIGCOMM expects any overhead charged by universities or other organizations to be very low and hopes to be able to support two summerschools within this call.
A summerschool proposal should answer the following questions :