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VLDB - ADBIS Travel Grants
VLDB - ADBIS Travel Grants

In 2013, the East-European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information System (ADBIS), will take place in Italy, right after the VLDB 2013 conference. ADBIS 2013 will be held in Genoa, on Sept 1-4, 2013.

In order to encourage participation to both these major events from faculty and students in underrepresented parts of the world (e.g., developing countries and poor regions of developed countries), with special reference to East Europe (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine), VLDB is offering a number of fellowships to researchers and students from these regions that will choose to participate to both events. The winners of the fellowships will enjoy:

  1. A reduced registration rate for ADBIS (150)
  2. A student registration rate for VLDB (approximately 250; exact rate will be published on the VLDB 2013 webpage)
  3. A fellowship of US$1500 from the VLDB Endowment to support travel, registration and accommodation costs

Recipients will be required to register and participate to both conferences. The registrations should be fulfilled before the start date of VLDB (August 26, 2013).

Interested applicants should email their CV and an application letter to: vldb-adbis2013@unige.it. The application letter should include:

  1. Applicant's Name
  2. Faculty/working professionals must indicate their current position, including number of years in the profession. Student applicants must include specifics of the program they are enrolled in (major/specialization, graduate/undergraduate, full-time/part-time) alongside the courses taken up to the moment of the application.
  3. A description on why the fellowship is needed and how it will promote the applicant's research in the data management area.
  4. A short description of the interests of the applicant in data management research.
  5. Any fellowships, awards or honors earned.
  6. List of conferences attended so far, if any.
  7. Total estimated costs for attending VLDB and ADBIS, and a description of the source that will cover the extra funds required, if the estimation exceeds the VLDB Fellowship.

The application should be sent by May 31, 2013 (5:00am PST).

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