The IEEE COMPSAC2009 will be held in Seattle, Washington from July 20 to July 24, 2009.
This preeminent technical conference is the primary venue for presenting new research results in the computer systems and software: theory and applications along with a numberof workshops with topics such as Security, Trust, Privacy for software; Barriers towards Internet-Driven Information Services, Software Cybernetics, Open Complex System - Metasynthesis of Computing Paradigms, and is widely attended by researchers and practitioners in the field. Attending conferences such as COMPSAC is of paramount importance for the research and career development of graduate students. Participants have the opportunity to present their work, attend panel and keynote talk sessions, and interact with many others performing leading-edge research in the field.
This proposal requests funding to support approximately 12 graduate students in the United States to attend this premiere conference. The travel awards will target graduate students, in particular, women and under-represented minority students, since attending conferences is an important part of their educational experience, and they often have limited travel funds.