ACM SenSys 2003, November 5-7, Los Angeles, California
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SenSys 2003
The First ACM International Conference
on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems

November 5-7, 2003, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Applications for Student Travel Support

Sponsored by
National Science Foundation

The 2003 ACM SIGMOBILE International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2003), will be held in Los Angeles, CA, from November 5--7, 2003.

Our goal is to assist fifteen to twenty(15-20) United States-based graduate students to attend this meeting. We anticipate that we will be able to reimburse up to $1000 to each award recipient, to cover travel, lodging, registration, and meals. All travel support is made possible by a travel grant from the US National Science Foundation.

Participation in conferences such as SenSys is an extremely important part of the graduate school experience, providing the opportunity to interact with more senior researchers and be exposed to leading edge work in the field. Our goal is to enable the participation of students who would otherwise be unable to attend SenSys 2003.


An application for a travel award will consist of the student's vita, a letter from the student, and a letter from the student's advisor.

The letter from the student should include:

  1. A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date;
  2. A description of areas reflected in the SenSys 2003 program that would impact the student's research; and
  3. Why the conference attendance is important to the student.

In addition, the student's advisor should send a letter of recommendation to the committee, that includes:

  1. Confirmation that the student is a Ph.D. candidate in good standing;
  2. The suitability of the SenSys program material to the student's research area;
  3. Ways this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference; and
  4. The strengths and potential contributions of the student.

Deadlines and Selection Committee

Applications for the travel award should be sent electronically to Dr. Raghupathy Sivakumar ( to be received by midnight of Monday, August 25th, 2003. The recipients of the travel awards will be decided by a committee consisting of Dr. Raghupathy Sivakumar (Georgia Institute of Technology), Dr. Victor Bahl (Microsoft Research and Chair of SIGMOBILE), Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamachari (University of Southern California), and Dr. Erdal Cayirci (Turkish War Center and Istanbul Technical University). The awards will be announced by Friday, Monday, September 15th, 2003. Recipients will be required to accept the award by Monday, September 22nd, 2003, so that alternates can be notified in the event that a recipient declines.