Doctoral Forum

Call for Doctoral Student Forum Participants and Student Travel Scholarship Applications 

The SIAM Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2015) is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of student travel scholarships to cover the registration and travel expenses for students participating in SDM 2015 for:

Important Dates and Details

Completed applications must be received by February 4, 2015 to ensure full consideration. 

The notifications will be sent by March 7, 2015.

For the travel scholarships, local students who live within 30 miles of the conference venue can receive only registration expenses.

Application Process

The application process is as follows:

  1. Submit a completed application form at the URL below:

    [Submit an application]

    Students who wish to participate in the Doctoral Forum (regardless of having a paper in the main conference) must include an abstract summarizing their dissertation research.

    The abstract must include:
    • Problem description, background, and significance
    • Novelty relative to the state of the art (related work and their shortcomings)
    • Approach, data, methods
    • Results obtained and work in progress

  2. A letter of recommendation from the student’s Ph.D. advisor, verifying the student status of the applicant, the expected date of thesis defense or graduation, and a brief explanation of why the student is deserving of travel award. Please ask your Ph.D. advisor to email the recommendation letter to Anoop Sarkar (anoop@sfu.ca) with the Subject line "SDM 2015: Recommendation letter for <your-name>"

 

Doctoral Forum

List of Doctoral Student Forum Participants [PDF, 120KB]

The SDM 2015 Doctoral Forum will provide an opportunity for Ph.D. students working on topics related to data mining and knowledge discovery to discuss and receive feedback on their research from peers and senior practitioners in the field. The Doctoral Forum will be an integral part of the SDM program, and will provide a constructive atmosphere for these students.  We would particularly like to see increased participation by attendees who are women or members of minority groups that are currently underrepresented in the Computer Science research community.

The Doctoral Forum will be a special poster session at the SDM conference. Students who have a paper (either a talk or a poster) in the main conference and wish to have a poster at the Doctoral Forum should present work that is distinct from the work included in the Proceedings of the SDM conference. 

 

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