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Diversity '14 Call for Participation
Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association
Diversity '14 will be co-located with OSDI '14.
- Abstracts of Posters and/or Research Presentations due: August 22, 2014, 11:59 p.m. PDT—deadline extended!
- Notification to participants: August 25, 2014
The Workshop on Supporting Diversity in Systems Research (Diversity '14) is a forum to support traditionally underrepresented students in systems research. It provides minority and female students at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level with valuable opportunities for mentorship and networking. However, the workshop is open to everyone. We encourage all students within the systems research community to attend.
This year, Diversity '14 will include a Student Poster Competition and a PhD Research Symposium. All members of the systems community are invited to apply. Application to either participation format involves a 2-page abstract of the poster/research presentation.
The Student Poster Competition is open to all students, undergraduate and graduate, involved in systems research. Priority will be given to undergraduate researchers for a portion of the research posters.
The PhD Research Symposium is open to PhD students currently enrolled in a PhD program pursuing research in the systems area. Applicants to the PhD Research Symposium should indicate on their applications if they wish to be considered for the Poster Competition as well.
Researchers from colleges that historically serve women, Hispanic students, Native Americans, or African Americans, are particularly encouraged to apply.
Participants in the Diversity workshop will be given special consideration for the OSDI travel grants (submission deadline August 25, 2014; see the OSDI '14 Web site for application instructions).
Applicants should email a 2-page abstract of their poster and/or research presentation by 11:59 p.m. PDT on August 22, 2014, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Below the title, please include your name, current status and affiliation (Undergraduate/MS/PhD student, current year in the program, and institution), and contact information (email address and Web site URL, if available). Your abstract should be typeset in two-column format in 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading, with the text block being no more than 6.5" wide by 9" deep. If you wish, use the USENIX LaTeX or Word templates from the USENIX templates page.