Travel grants for students presenting at WCTA 2017

BIRDS will provide travel grants to all students presenting their work at WCTA 2017, the 12th Workshop on Compression, Text and Algorithms (WCTA), which will be held at Eurostars Centrale Palace in Palermo, Italy, September 29, 2017, the day after SPIRE’17. WCTA is an annual satellite workshop of SPIRE mostly focusing on compression, data structures and string processing topics.

WCTA is free for all attendees. Thus, travel grants can be used to cover transportation, meals en route, hotel room in Palermo and meal at WCTA. BIRDS will provide grants for all students with an accepted abstract. If the demand exceeds the available budget, travel grants may only cover a portion of the travel expenses.

In line with the European Charter and Code for Researchers, BIRDS gives special focus to gender balance, as the gender imbalance in our community, and in IT in general, is well-known. Thus, BIRDS guarantees a minimum of 1,000 eur grant for female students presenting at WCTA.

The grant will be paid by reimbursement of costs. To get reimbursed, students will need to send, after the conference, a brief summary of their expenses, with the original receipts attached to a postal address we will provide. The sum of money allocated is a limit, and expenditures past the limit will not be reimbursed.

We remind that the deadline for submitting an abstract to WCTA 2017 is: August 25th, 2017, anywhere on Earth.

More details about this grant will be provided to accepted abstracts.

We are looking forward to seeing you present your work in Palermo!