Ph.D Forum

Call For Applications

The International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP) is an event for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to present their latest research findings in all aspects of parallel and distributed computing. It is also an important event for Ph.D. graduate students to connect to the world of parallel computing in research institutions, scientific laboratories, and industry. ICPP was known in the early days as a conference where graduate student could interact informally with faculty and researchers during the conference. In this spirit, ICPP 2018 will host a Ph.D. Forum to enable Ph.D. students to (i) present their research in parallel computing to ICPP attendees, (ii) discuss their research ideas with other ICPP participants, (iii) expand their understanding of the parallel computing field by attending ICPP workshops and conference sessions, and (iv) explore potential research projects with new ICPP colleagues.

The Ph.D. Forum will be organized to deliver significant educational and career mentoring value to the participating Ph.D. students. Each Ph.D. student applying to the Ph.D. Forum will be required to submit a poster and an extended research abstract. The Ph.D. Forum committee will select Ph.D. students for participation. Among those selected, 24 will be chosen by the committee to receive a complimentary full registrations to attend ICPP. This support is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation, Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure.

The Ph.D. Forum activities will include a mentor lunch on the first day where students can give a short introduction to their research to faculty members and other researchers. At the poster session and reception, faculty/researcher mentors will visit the Ph.D. student posters and engage in discussion and networking. An informal fireside chat will take place after the poster session in the evening. All of the materials provided by the student will be available to the ICPP attendees. On the second day of the Ph.D. Forum, a lunch session will be held with a quest speaker, followed by a panel session in the afternoon. Interactions will continue with the ICPP conference dinner in the evening.

To apply for the Ph.D. Forum, Ph.D. student must submit a poster using the poster submission process. In addition, they must submit an extended research abstract (500 words or less) describing their research objectives, research progress, and current status in the Ph.D. program. Any student requesting consideration based on financial need should include a statement (less than 100 words) explaining the reasons why.