June 3-5, 2019

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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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2019 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 2019 ACM SIGSIM PADS is an exciting opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their work to the research community. 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.

Each student interested in participating is required to submit an Abstract with no more than 500 words according to the instructions given below.

Students notified that their abstract has been accepted will also be required to:

  • 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.

ACM SIGSIM will provide a complimentary one-year membership to all students participating in the Colloquium. One student presenter will be selected to receive the ACM SIGSIM PADS Ph.D. Colloquium Award. A limited number of travel grants are available as detailed below.


Travel Grants

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. The list of materials required for a travel grant application is provided here: The application material can be submitted as a single zip file to David Bell via email by March 15, 2019.

Five student travel grants are sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (approval pending). To qualify, a student must be a full-time student at a U.S. institution. Priorities will be given to students from under-represented groups (e.g., women, minorities and people with disabilities). Student recipients will be reimbursed (based on valid receipts) after the conference. In order to have their airfare to be reimbursed, students must book their flights from U.S.-based carriers.

Students receiving travel grants may be asked to offer some assistance to the conference organizers and SIGSIM at the conference.

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.

We welcome abstracts about already-published work. Please specify that in your abstract.

Please submit your application as a PDF file attached to your email sent to the Ph.D. Colloquium Chair Philippe J. Giabbanelli.


Poster Preparation Guidelines

Your poster should be 4 feet x 3 feet or 3 feet x 4 feet (for example, you can print in format A0). Your poster should cover the main points of your work and be as self-explanatory as possible.

You will participate in the event when the posters are presented, as peers and society members will have additional questions after your early presentation. The poster session is 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 Philippe J. Giabbanelli for more information.


Ph.D. Colloquium and Poster Session Organizing Committee

Philippe J. Giabbanelli (Chair)
Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
Furman University
Greenville, South Carolina, USA

Christopher Hannon
Local Arrangements Chair
Computer Science Department
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Important Deadlines


  Deadline, Midnight (EST)

Ph.D. Colloquium Submission

March 15, 2019

Applications for Travel Grants

March 15, 2019

Ph.D. Colloquium Notification of Acceptance

March 25, 2019

Author Registration Deadline

April 8, 2019

Early Registration and Hotel Deadline

May 6, 2019

Ph.D. Colloquium

June 4, 2019


June 3-5, 2019



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