May 23-25, 2018

Rome, Italy

ACM SIGSIM PADS Ph.D. Colloquium Award

Call for Participation

The ACM SIGSIM PADS Ph.D. Colloquium Award is given as part of the Ph.D. Colloquium and Poster Session at each ACM SIGSIM PADS.


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2018 ACM SIGSIM PADS Ph.D. Colloquium Award

Call for Participation

Ph.D. Colloquium and Poster Session

The Ph.D. Colloquium and Poster Session at the 2018 ACM SIGSIM PADS is an exciting opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their work to the research community. Each participating student is required to:

  • submit an Abstract with no more than 500 words according to the instructions given below,
  • bring a poster to the conference, prepared according to the guidelines given below, and
  • provide a short presentation at the Ph.D. Colloquium and participate in the poster session at the conference.

The Ph.D. colloquium is a half-day event, taking place just prior to the beginning of the main conference. During the colloquium, students will provide a short presentation of their research. In the evening, the students will present a poster describing their research during a poster session that takes place in conjunction with the conference-wide opening reception.

ACM SIGSIM will provide a complimentary one-year membership to all students participating in the Colloquium. In addition, ACM SIGSIM will also provide a limited number of travel grants of $1,000 to help defray the costs of attending the conference to students participating in the colloquium. Students receiving travel grants may be asked to offer some assistance to the conference organizers and SIGSIM at the conference.

One student presenter will be selected to receive the ACM SIGSIM PADS Ph.D. Colloquium Award.

Presenting your Ph.D. work to your peers and supporting society members will give you valuable feedback, support your research with additional ideas and parallel ongoing work, and introduces you to a network that can be very helpful with your career once you graduate.

Poster Submission Instructions

All colloquium submissions should include an Abstract with no more than 500 words describing the research to be presented in the Poster Session along with the names of your co-authors. A full-paper submission is not required for participating at the colloquium. Your topic must be within the PADS program scope.

Please submit your application to the Ph.D. Colloquium Chair Dong (Kevin) Jin

Travel Grant Application Instructions

Applications for travel grants should be submitted by March 14, 2018 according to instructions specified at the ACM SIGSIM Travel Support Program for Ph.D. Students.


Poster Preparation Guidelines

You will be provided a 4 feet high and 8 feet wide bulletin board. We recommend that you use approximately 4 feet x 6 feet of space for your display. There is no requirement that you fill the board. There is also no requirement that you print a "real" poster - printed PowerPoint slides are perfectly acceptable. Your poster should cover the main points of your work and be as self-explanatory as possible. However, you should participate in the evening event when the posters are presented, as peers and society members will have additional questions. Even when you gave a presentation, the poster session is always a great opportunity to talk about details, discuss relevant related research, and bond with fellow Ph.D. students.

More Information

Contact the Ph.D. Colloquium and Poster Session Chair Dong (Kevin) Jin for more information.

Ph.D. Colloquium and Poster Session Organizing Committee

Dong (Kevin) Jin, Chair
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Important Deadlines


  Deadline, Midnight (EST)

Ph.D. Colloquium Submission

March 1, 2018

Ph.D. Colloquium Notification of Acceptance

March 15, 2018

Author Registration Deadline

April 6, 2018

Early Registration Deadline

April 13, 2018

Ph.D. Colloquium

May 23, 2018

Conference on

May 23-25, 2018



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