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Best Student Paper Award

Hotel Room Sharing Form (link)

SIAM will keep a list of attendees who wish to share a room with another attendee to reduce expenses. If you are interested in finding a roommate and would like to be placed on the rooming list, please forward complete contact information to meetings@siam.org (preferred) or fax it to the SIAM Conference Department at +1-215-386-7999.  Be sure to mention that you want to be placed on the SODA07 list. If information is incomplete, we cannot guarantee that your name will be included. SIAM will provide the listing electronically to all attendees on the list.  It is the responsibility of the attendee to make the contacts and arrangements with other attendees on the list.

Student Hotel Rates

A special rate of $100.00 plus applicable taxes has been contracted with the hotel for students.  Rooms available for this rate are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis only.  All students will be expected to present a valid Student ID upon check-in at the hotel.

Student Membership

http://www.siam.org/students/memberships.php

Student Registration Rates

Student registration rates are as follows.

ALENEX/ANALCO
Pre-registration: $55
On-site registration: $75

SODA
Pre-registration: $170
On-site registration: $170

PRE-REGISTERED STUDENTS AND THOSE REGISTERING ON SITE MUST SHOW A CURRENT STUDENT ID UPON CHECKING IN AT THE SIAM REGISTRATION DESK.
Student registration is available for undergraduate and graduate students ONLY.  The student rate is not available to post-doctorates.

Student Travel Awards

Student Travel Grant

IBM Research Sponsors Student Travel Grants
Two awards of $500 each will be granted toward travel to SODA07.

The IBM travel grants are the only travel grants available for SODA07. SIAM Student Travel Awards are not available for this conference.

Any full-time student in good standing is eligible to receive an award plus complimentary symposium registration. Complimentary registration is applicable for SODA07 only; it is not applicable to either workshop preceding the symposium. Top priority will be given to students presenting papers at the symposium, with second priority to students who are co-authors of papers to be presented at the symposium. An application for an IBM travel award must include:

  1. A letter from the student describing his/her academic standing and interests, his/her expected graduation date and degree, advisor's name, and, if available, a URL for a working Web page.
  2. If applicable, the title(s) of the paper(s) to be presented by the student (author or co-author) at the meeting.
  3. A detailed expense list, in US dollars.
  4. Other travel funds that are available to the student (optional).
  5. Statement from the student’s advisor indicating availability of funds, reason(s) the student is deserving of a travel award, and any special circumstances.

Deadlines

Complete applications must be received at the SIAM office no later than November 13, 2006.

Winners will be notified by November 27, 2006. Checks for the awards will be given to the winning students when they arrive at the meeting and check in at the SIAM Registration Desk.

Selection

A SIAM committee along with the SODA chair will select the awardees.

Applications should be sent to the following address:

IBM Research Student Travel Award, SODA07
c/o Bill Kolata, Technical Director
SIAM
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
USA

Students also may apply by e-mail to kolata@siam.org or by fax to (215) 386-7999.

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