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Student Mentoring

Catching the Cluster spirit!

Why a Mentoring Program at Cluster 2015?

Students are our future! They are the future of our research and the Cluster community. The Cluster conference launches a specific Mentoring Program for PhD, Master, and Undergraduate students in 2014, as a service to the community.

The goal of this program is to help students building their scientific career as efficiently as possible. The scientific presentations and interactions with conference attendees help them develop their technical skills. The Student Mentoring Program complements and extends this development by fostering the integration of the students into the Cluster scientific community, advising them to plan their professional career in academia or industry, improving their scientific communication skills, and providing them with the right entry points for an efficient networking.

Applying to the Mentoring Program

The Student Mentoring Program is not just another publication venue. All interested students can apply through a simple, non-competitive procedure, by providing a 2-page description of their person vision for their career, i.e., where they come from, what they are interested in, what their career objectives are, and most importantly, what their research vision is. For example, PhD students might wish to describe their PhD proposal and explain why their contributions are relevant for the scientific community. Student’s applications should be endorsed by the student’s advisers.

All 2-page submissions is reviewed for review by the Program Committee, with a friendly feedback returned to the students. The objective is to host as many motivated students as possible in the program. Note that there is no scientific endorsement of the scientific contents by the conference, so that this application cannot be considered as a scientific publication.

The participating students will be invited to prepare a poster for the conference that summarizes the description of the student’s research. The poster can, for instance, describe the student’s general PhD proposal, or a specific scientific challenge the student is addressing. The poster will be presented to the community during the conference, so that the student can receive the community feedback and start fruitful scientific networking for future applications.

Please submit your application via the EasyChair submission system:

Important Dates

See the Important Dates page.

Cluster 2015 Student Mentoring Chair

Luc Bouge, ENS Rennes (Luc.Bouge AT ens-rennes.fr).