Student Travel Support for the Symposium on Stabilization Safety and Security (SSS 2012)

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Student Travel Support for the Symposium on Stabilization Safety and Security (SSS 2012) Student Travel Support for the Symposium on Stabilization, Safety and Security (SSS 2012) Project Summary The objective of this proposal is to seek travel support for US-based student participants to the 14th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security (SSS 2012) to be held in Toronto, Canada during October 14, 2012. With the rapid growth of large-scale networks, the issues of stabilization, safety and security have assumed critical importance in dynamic distributed systems. To foster the growth of research in these areas and to maintain global leadership in the future, it is vital for US-based students to participate in this symposium, meet the leaders in these disciplines, and update themselves of the state-of-the-art. The student participants will also be involved in various organization tasks during the symposium. The principal investigator of this proposal is the Program Chair of SSS. Intellectual merit. The proposed travel support will enable US-based students gain first hand knowledge in the key areas of stabilization, safety and security in networks and distributed systems, and bring back the knowledge to their home institutions for the enrichment of their research. It will also enable them to identify critical problems of current and future importance in these areas. Broader impact. While stabilization helps distributed systems spontaneously recover from the effects of failures and environmental perturbation like user demands and node mobility, safety and security are of critical significance in a world where physical and cyber security are under constant threat. The ability to gain knowledge in these areas will help US maintain global leadership in a competitive world. The US-based students in Computer Science will benefit from the exposure to newer areas of research. A fraction of the research results will eventually enrich the Computer Science curricula in US universities. The travel support will be used to specifically encourage the participation of women and minority students, so that these underrepresented communities become motivated towards advanced computer science education and research in these areas. 1
Effective start/end date9/15/128/31/13


  • National Science Foundation (NSF): $10,000.00


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