Student Travel Assistance Grants for IPDPS-09 and TCPP PhD Forum:
A number of travel assistance grants are available through the IPDPS sponsor, the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Parallel Processing. Priority will be given to individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend and to students presenting their own published work. See form for application procedures. To qualify for a TCPP student travel assistance grant, a recipient must be:

To apply for a grant, download the application form, complete and submit by February 15, 2009.


TCPP Outstanding Service Award 2007

Call for Nominations(Closed): TCPP announces service awards to recognize those individuals in the broader community who have had major professional service roles in conferences (TCPP and others), journals, various committees, major events, community resources, and international outreach, and those who have had major impact on the community at large in possibly other ways. Prof. Arnold Rosenberg, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst, has graciously agreed to chair the inaugural Committee on TCPP Outstanding Service Awards.   Please email the names of individual(s) nominated (self nomination allowed), a few sentences on their service contributions, and their email contacts to Prof. Rosenberg at by Nov 9, 2007.

Award Announcement: The inaugural TCPP Outstanding Service Award goes to Professor Viktor Prasanna, University of Southern California! The awards committee was chaired by Professor Arnold Rosenberg, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and had distinguished membership of Rajkumar Buyya, Michel Cosnard, Jack Dongarra, Jose Fortes, Allan Gottlieb, Geppino Pucci, Assaf Schuster, Behrooz Shirazi, Jie Wu, and Albert Zomaya. Professor Prasanna has a long career of enabling high-quality research on parallel and distributed processing - Founder of TCPP, Leader of International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) and International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC), Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Computers, too many to name. The committee restricted itself to just one award this year to highlight his unique contributions. We will formally present the award at the next IPDPS in Miami. Congratulations Viktor!

Recent TCPP Best Paper/Poster Awards

PerCom 2008

A Context Directed Search Facilitator for Home Entertainment Devices, Alan Messer, Anugeetha Kunjithapatham, Phuong Nguyen, Priyang Rathod, Mithun Sheshagiri, Doreen Cheng, and Simon Gibbs, Samsung Information Systems/Electronics, USA

Student Travel Awards

TCPP offered travel grants to students who are authors of an accepted paper at IPDPS-8 and PerComm-8, and to presenters at TCPP PhD Forum. Application deadline for requesting this support for IPDPS and PhD forum was Jan 31 (see

We acknowledge National Science Foundation for its grant toward additional support for TCPP PhD forum and IPDPS students authors.

For enquiries, please contact Student Travel Awards Chair, Prof. Manish Parashar (parashar-AT-rutgers-DOT-edu).

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