Early Career and Students’ Showcase

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already Early Career and Students’ Showcase of CCGRID 2023 provides a forum for students and early career researchers a chance to have discussions, solicit feedback on their research, and gain mentorship on their careers from experts attending the conference. We invite poster submissions on novel research ideas, work-in-progress, or a summary of the dissertation work conducted in the broad areas of Cluster, Cloud and Internet computing, with topics of interest aligned with the main conference tracks:

  • Hardware Systems and Networking (for Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing)
  • Software Systems and Platforms (for Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing)
  • ML for Systems, and Systems for ML
  • Future Compute Continuum
  • Applications and Translation

You may also submit a concise extended abstract of a paper accepted at a CCGRID research track, ICFEC or a CCGRID workshop to the showcase as an alternate forum to exhibit the work as a poster, gain access to mentorship and be eligible to apply for limited travel grants that are available.

All deadlines are in Anywhere on Earth (AoE), UTC-12 timezone.

  • Submission Portal Opening: December 10th, 2022
  • Extended Abstract Submission: Jan 31st February 7th, 2023
  • Acceptance notification: Feb 10th February 17th, 2023
  • Camera ready submission: March 17th, 2023

Mentorship Activities

Student and early career authors will have the opportunity to have fruitful interactions and networking with other researchers at a similar stage in their careers. There will also be focussed mentoring sessions with experts in the field to offer guidance on research problems and aspects of a successful research career. Students will also have a chance to interact with industry leaders and share their resumes with potential recruiters.

Best Poster Award

CCGrid will present Best Student/Early Career Poster Award(s) to the top poster(s) selected by an evaluation panel. The award will be determined based on the reviews of the extended abstract and the presentation of the poster at the conference.

Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are available to students and early career researchers from India and USA based on availability of funds. Having a poster accepted at the Early Career and Students’ Showcase is necessary to qualify for these grants. A separate solicitation for travel grants will be posted on the CCGRID after the author notification deadline.

 

Submission Guidelines

Eligibility

The first author of the submission must be a student enrolled in a doctoral or Masters’ degree program at an academic institution, a postdoctoral researcher, or an early career researcher having a Masters’ or Doctoral degree within the last 5 years.

Content

We invite poster submissions on new research ideas, work-in-progress, or a summary of a dissertation or prior research work conducted in the broad areas of interest to CCGRID. You may also submit a concise extended abstract of a paper accepted at a CCGRID research track or workshop to the showcase as an alternate forum to exhibit the work as a poster. The goal of the showcase if to offer constructive feedback on your ongoing or future research work, offer access to mentorship and networking with experts in the area. Acceptance of a showcase poster also makes you eligible to apply for limited travel grants that are available.

Submission Portal
Authors may submit their contributions electronically through the EasyChair portal. Please select the Early Career and Students’ Showcase track for your submission since multiple technical tracks may be open at the same time.

Page Limits, Formatting and Proceedings

  • Authors are invited to submit 2-page extended abstracts for the poster, including figures and tables but excluding references.
  • Manuscripts should be formatted using the IEEE two-column format for conference proceedings. Papers must be submitted as a PDF file.
  • The extended abstracts of accepted posters will appear in the companion proceedings of the conference (CCGRIDW), published through the IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS), and available online at IEEE Xplore and ACM Digital Libraries.
  • Papers that do not follow these guidelines will not be reviewed.

Reviewer Process and Conflicts

  • The review process for posters will be single-blinded. Authors’ should include their name, affiliation and email in the submission. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged by the poster committee members.
  • The extended abstract submissions will undergo a peer-review by a program committee for their technical merits and relevance to the conference. The objective is to host as many motivated students and early career researchers as possible.
  • When submitting your extended abstracts, you must declare your conflicts of interest with the program committee members. Conflicts may be those PC members who are currently with the same institution as any of the authors, the advisor of an author, or thos with whom you have a project/publication/grant collaboration within the last 2 years.

Conference Presentation

CCGrid 2023 will be held physically in an in-person mode. At least one student/early career author of each accepted paper must register for the conference at the author registration rate and must present their work. Any no-shows will cause the accepted contribution to be withdrawn from the conference proceedings.

Authors of accepted posters should prepare a poster version of their extended abstract (format details to be shared later), bring a printed version of the poster to be mounted on an easel (provided by the conference) and present it at an interactive poster session. Authors will also have the opportunity to give a lightning talk at a special oral session.

In case of exceptional circumstances (e.g., COVID related restrictions), the option to present remotely may be provided. In such rare cases, please write to the Poster Chairs.

Travel SupportLimited travel support may be available to students and early career researchers from India and USA who have accepted posters. Students may submit a short version of the main track paper to this track.

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