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CALL FOR SPONSORED STUDENT POSTER & LIGHTNING TALK CONTEST

Sponsored by Cisco Systems and the Internet Society

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Students can apply to attend the conference free of charge: a limited number of sponsored registration places will be available for bona fide postgraduate students from relevant fields.

TNC2014 brings together individuals interested in fostering research and development, as well as implementing and deploying innovative solutions needed to meet current and future networking challenges. The objective of the Student Poster & Lightning talk Contest is to give student researchers in emerging research areas the opportunity to gain exposure for their ideas and results and to gather feedback to further inform their efforts.

10 posters will be selected for presentation at TNC2014; the best of these will then be chosen for presentation as a lightning talk.

Submitted Student Posters (& Lightning talks) may be about any topic relevant to TNC2014’s themes: Networking with the World. However, we especially encourage papers on the following topics:

  • How to support big and open science
  • Connecting minds
  • Experimentation as a service
  • Shaping cloud services
  • Privacy and convenience
  • Security and resilience
  • Platforms, devices and mobility
  • Managing identity in a linked world
  • Applications should provide the following information:

  • Title of the poster (& lightning talk)
  • The name, school, and contact information of the submitting author
  • The names, affiliations, and contact information of any additional authors
  • The name of the poster presenter (if different from the submitting author)
  • An extended abstract (max. 2 pages) describing the content of the poster
  • A draft poster may also be submitted to support the abstract. Judges may provide feedback on posters chosen for the conference.
  • Students should submit their poster proposals no later than 16 April 2014 in PDF format. Poster proposals may be submitted by sending an email with the subject: "TNC2014 Student Poster Contest Submission" to TNC2014@terena.org.

    Submissions will be evaluated on their relevance, importance and quality by a contest committee. Notification of acceptance will be provided to the corresponding author no later than 22 April 2014. A limited number of submissions will be accepted for presentation at TNC2014.

    One author from each chosen Student Poster will attend the TNC2014 free of charge and will potentially receive financial support for travel to and from the conference. An additional prize will be awarded to the nominated Student Poster voted as the best by all TNC2014 attendees.

    Submitting students are expected to present a poster at the conference, the camera-ready version of the posters will be published online as part of the proceedings of TNC2014. The best student poster will receive an award at the end of the conference.

    CALL FOR POSTERS

    In the last years, several TNC participants have created high quality poster presentations. An effective poster presentation is not just a standard research paper stuck to a board. It should summarise your work with graphs and images to tell the story and should use text more sparingly. Featuring a poster at TNC will serve as an excellent advertisement for your work, and can act as a great conversation starter with TNC participants.

    In general, poster presentations are less formal than regular presentations, are more interactive and can provoke various points of view. Selected posters will be displayed in an area close to the parallel sessions and on the conference website. Applications should be sent to TNC2014@terena.org with the subject "TNC2014 Poster" by 16 April 2014.

    Applications should provide the following information:

  • Title of the poster
  • The name, affiliation, and contact information of the submitting author
  • The names, affiliations, and contact information of any additional authors
  • The name of the poster presenter (if different from the submitting author)
  • An extended abstract (max. 1 page) describing the content of the poster
  • A draft poster may also be submitted to support the abstract.
  • GIVE A LIGHTNING TALK

    SUBMISSION CLOSED!

    Lightning talks are five-minute presentations focusing on one key point; this can be an idea, a successful project, a cautionary story, a collaboration invitation, a quick tip or a demonstration.

    Use this time wisely to present the pertinent message of the subject matter without the need for background history, the problem space or a business-case justification.

    Lightning talks are an excellent opportunity for first-time speakers.

    We will have thirty-two lightning talks at TNC2014.
    Email lightning-talks@terena.org including your bio, a proposed title and a short description of your talk. The deadline for submissions is 16 April 2014.

    PUBLICATION

    (Accepted papers only)

    Selected papers from TNC2014 will be published with a registered ISBN number on TERENA’s web pages. Authors of extended abstracts that are selected to be presented at the conference, and all invited speakers, will be encouraged to submit a full paper. The Programme Committee will review the papers and select approximately twelve for publication. Please indicate on your extended abstract whether you would be willing to have a full paper published.

    Guidelines for full paper submission

    (Accepted papers only)

    Full paper format should be submitted by UPLOADING it to the speaker's page AND SENDING E-MAIL to horvath@terena.org) following the guidelines and completing the JAR form.

    Structure

    All abstracts should be structured in the following order: Title, Authors, Author Affiliations, Keywords, Abstract, Acknowledgements, References, Author Biographies.The length must be of maximum 15 pages, excluding biography and images.

    Authors and Author Affiliation(s)

    The first and family names of all authors and co-authors should be provided. The organisational affiliation, postal address, e-mail address and phone number of each author should also be listed.

    Keywords

    Abstracts should include between one and five keywords to describe the contents. Each keyword (which may be a phrase or a single word) should describe a single concept. Conjunctives (words such as "and", and "while" which join words or, phrases together) and common words such as "computer" should be avoided. Abbreviations and acronyms should be spelt out (e.g. "Asynchronous Transfer Mode" instead of "ATM") unless the abbreviation is so well established that the full term is rarely used, for example, use "laser" instead of "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation".

    Authors Biographies

    Short biographies (maximum of 100 words) should be provided for each author of the paper. Biographies should be included at the end of the paper under the heading "Vitae".

    Deadline for submissions

    Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors by 16 April 2014.