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The SIGSIM Best Ph.D. Student Paper Award is given as part of the Ph.D. Colloquium and Poster Session at each Winter Simulation Conference.

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ACM SIGSIM Best Ph.D. Student Paper Award


Call for Participation


2014 Winter Simulation Conference
Ph.D. Colloquium and Poster Session


Sponsored by the ACM SIGSIM and INFORMS-Sim Societies

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Best Ph.D. Student Paper Awards


The Ph.D. Colloquium and Poster Session at 2014 Winter Simulation Conference is an exciting opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their work to the public.

The Ph.D. Colloquium is intended for the Ph.D. students who are within one year of their graduation (planning to graduate by Dec. 2015). Those students will be given an opportunity to showcase their work during a short presentation session in the Colloquium (apart from the regular tracks).  All Colloquium students will then participate in the Colloquium Poster Session. 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. The Ph.D. Colloquium will be conducted on Sunday, 7 December 2014 starting with lunch.

The keynote speech for the Ph.D. Colloquium will be given by (To Be Annouced), who will join us for a discussion over lunch.

There are three options to participate in the Ph.D. Colloquium with different benefits:

Option 1: Poster Only

Submit your work as a poster with a two-page extended abstract, get accepted, and you will have a good reason to come to WSC 2014.

    • Benefit 1: Both ACM SIGSIM and INFORMS-Sim provide a complimentary one-year membership.
    • Note: Students who showcase their work as a poster in regular WSC poster session are not eligible to participate in the Ph.D. Colloquium (and vice versa).  Hence, one should select to participate in either the regular poster session or the Ph.D. Colloquium (not both).
Option 2: Poster and Presentation

Submit a presentation in addition to your poster; get accepted, then you will obtain the following benefits:

    • Benefit 1: Both ACM SIGSIM and INFORMS-Sim provide a complimentary one-year membership.
    • Benefit 2: ACM SIGSIM and INFORMS-Sim will reimburse your conference registration fee.
    • Benefit 3: You will be eligible to participate in the Ph.D. Colloquium lunch.
Option 3: Poster, Presentation, and Full Paper

Submit a full paper to a regular WSC track in addition to the poster and presentation; get accepted, then you will obtain the following benefits:

    • Benefit 1: Both ACM SIGSIM and INFORMS-Sim provide a complimentary one-year membership.
    • Benefit 2: ACM SIGSIM and INFORMS-Sim will reimburse your conference registration fee.
    • Benefit 3: You will be eligible to participate in the Ph.D. Colloquium lunch.
    • Benefit 4: ACM SIGSIM and INFORMS-Sim will each award a Best Ph.D. Student Paper prize among those final year students making a presentation at both the Ph.D. Colloquium and the conference. Those who have a full paper in a regular track will be eligible for these awards.

      • ACM SIGSIM will award a prize for the Best Ph.D. Student Paper in the “Computational and Model Representation Techniques in Modeling and Simulation”.
      • INFORMS-Sim will award a prize for the Best Ph.D. Student Paper in the “Advanced Applications of Simulation and Optimization”.

Poster Preparation Guidelines

You will be provided a 4 feet high and 8 feet wide bulletin board. We recommend that you use approximately 4 feet x 6 feet of space for your display. There is no requirement that you fill the board. There is also no requirement that you print a "real" poster - printed PowerPoint slides are perfectly acceptable. Your poster should cover the main points of your work and be as self-explanatory as possible. However, you should participate in the evening event when the posters are presented, as peers and society members will have additional questions. Even when you gave a presentation, the poster session is always a great opportunity to talk about details, discuss relevant related research, and bond with fellow Ph.D. students.


Presentations

If you submit a student paper for the conference, you can use your presentation for the paper also for the Ph.D. colloquium. You may need to edit your slides, as we may be more time constrained, but you can essentially use the same presentation.

Confirmations

Final year students who wish to take part in the presentation session should have their thesis advisor send an email to the Colloquium Chair Dr. Mamadou D. Seck at mseck@odu.edu before August 18, 2014 stating that the student:

a) is within one year of graduation,
b) is the main author of the submission, and
c) will participate in the Ph.D. Colloquium.

Student Papers

Student papers are part of the regular conference and fall under the submission and review guidelines as documented on the WSC website http://www.wintersim.org. If you have an accepted paper at the WSC 2014 and would like to participate in the Ph.D. colloquium as well, please send a short note with the details of the accepted paper to the Colloquium Chair Dr. Mamadou D. Seck at mseck@odu.edu before August 18, 2014.


Ph.D. Colloquium and Poster Session Committee

Important Deadlines

 

Poster Submission Deadline

August 18, 2014

Poster Acceptance Notification

September 22, 2014

Contributed Paper Submission Deadline

April 15, 2014

Contributed Paper Acceptance Notification

June 2, 2014

Final Contributed Papers Due

July 16, 2014

Conference

Dec. 7-10, 2014


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