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The 2006 International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS '06) announces the availability of a limited number of student travel grants, funded by the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP). The grants will provide reimbursement of up to a maximum of $500. The reimbursement can be applied to airfare, upto 3 nights of hotel accommodations, and meals.


Deadline for Applying: April 15, 2006
Award Decisions: May 08, 2006
Award Acceptance by: May 15, 2006


The following criteria will be considered in awarding the grants:

Priority for travel grants will be given to students who are presenting a regular paper or a workshop paper, followed by students who otherwise would not be able to attend. In addition, preference will be given to students from under-represented groups in the broad field of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Students from under-represented states and institutions are also encouraged to apply.


Please provide the following items in text or pdf format and email them to the Student Scholarships Chair, Loren Schwiebert at loren@wayne.edu with the subject line "DCOSS STUDENT TRAVEL APPLICATION". The application must include the following items:

  1. The title of the paper at DCOSS, if applicable.
  2. The need for the travel grant (air fare and other anticipated costs).
  3. Applicant's school and contact information.
  4. A letter of recommendation from the student's advisor.

Please note that conference registration fees are not covered by this grant, so the advisor's recommendation letter must clarify what other sources of funding are available to cover the registration and any other additional expenses.