Call for Student Scholarship Applications

The ACM Multimedia conference is the main annual conference of ACM SIGMM. It provides a great opportunity for researchers to present their work, get acquainted with the work of others, and discuss with colleagues both junior and senior. To promote participation of students in the conference events and in special student-oriented activities, SIGMM and the US National Science Foundation (NSF) will co-fund participation grants for several students. NSF support is available only to students currently enrolled in US based institutions; non-US based students will be supported by SIGMM funding.

A scholarship is meant to support personal attendance of one student at the main conference. Students selected for the award will be reimbursed for the advance registration fee (including main conference, workshop and/or tutorials) and travel expenses up to 400 USD. Individual scholarships may cover additional expenses subject to conditions of individual sponsors. Students will have to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation.

All students meeting the following requirements are encouraged to apply:
• Students being the primary authors of an accepted paper in the main conference or workshops will be given preference in the selection process.
• Students selected to attend the Doctoral Symposium, Women Mentoring Workshop, and Open Source Software Competition will be given high priority.
• Students without papers accepted for publication at ACMMM 2011, but involved in research closely related to the topics of ACMMM will be considered.

Applications from female and minority students are especially encouraged.

Application Procedure
To apply for a grant, the students must submit the necessary materials through the website ( under the track “Student Travel Grant,” no later than August 15 (11:59pm PST), 2011. Students are encouraged to have the applications sent as soon as possible. Applications arriving after the deadline will not be considered. The notification date is August 26, 2011. Please include the following materials (in the ZIP or the PDF format) in an application:
1. a recommendation letter from a faculty member of the student’s host institution (preferably from academic/dissertation advisors);
2. an application letter from the student with the following information:
a. the faculty’s full name and email address, student’s full name and email address;
b. the name and nationality of the institution;
c. the student’s academic status and expected year of graduation;
d. whether the student is (co-)author of a paper that was accepted for the main conference or if the student contributes to any other part of the conference;
e. if the student is a (co-)author, the paper title, author list, the student’s contribution to the paper, and whether the student will present the paper;
f. the reason for applying for the grant, including the expected benefits that the students will have from attending the conference, research significance, the funding status of the student, and the budget of the student travel;
g. a brief statement by the student about his or her current research interests and research accomplishments to date, or a link to his/her CV.
3. a one-page abstract from the student, summarizing a broad view of his/her PhD research with motivation, problem description, approach, and progress.
a. the abstracts must be written in English;
b. the abstract has to comply with the two-column ACM proceedings format (;
c. the accepted abstract will appear in the proceedings;
d. the accepted abstract will be presented as a poster at the Doctoral Symposium.

Questions can be directed to the Travel Grant Co-chairs (Jong Wook Kim, JongWook.Kim [AT]; Tao Mei, tmei [AT]; and Antonio Picariello, picus [AT] with the subject “ACM MM 2011 Student Conference Participation Grant.”

Important Dates
• Application submission: August 15, 11:59pm PST, 2011
• Application notification: August 26, 2011

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Note: Each accepted paper at ACMMM11 must have at least one author registered with the REGULAR (NON-STUDENT) rate at the camera ready submission deadline. Award of student scholarship does NOT waive this requirement. Please see conference registration page for details.

ACM Multimedia 2011

Nov 28th - Dec 1st, 2011 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

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