IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization
29 June-3 July 2020 // Virtual Conference

Student Travel Grants

IEEE Communications Society is kindly offering Student Travel Grants* (STG) up to USD 250 each to support full-time students for attending IEEE NetSoft 2020.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the STG purpose has been modified since no travel is considered, and the criteria have been updated. Consequently, STGs can be used for reimbursing the registration fee at full rate of the student.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The applicant should be the author or a co‐author of a paper accepted for publication at NetSoft 2020 or one of its co-located workshops.
  • The applicant should register as an Author (not at student rate).
  • The applicant must be a student registered toward a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. degree in computer science, electrical engineering or related field in a college or university when submitting his/her application.
  • The applicant is encouraged to have registered for the conference at the time of application.
  • To be eligible for IEEE ComSoc STG grants, the applicant must be a Student Member of IEEE ComSoc (bear in mind that being IEEE Student Member alone does not make an applicant eligible). Besides, the applicant may not receive more than one STG in any 12-month period.
Application Procedure

The applicant should send an application containing:

  • full name, contact information, country, and citizenship;
  • institution, academic program (BSc., MSc or PhD) he/she is currently attending, full-time or part-time student;
  • valid IEEE Membership number;
  • name and email of the advisor;
  • information on whether a paper has been accepted by the conference or not;
  • paper ID, title and type (paper/demo/workshop);
  • information on whether a first-time conference participant or not;
  • a letter that briefly summarizes the applicant’s current research interests and achievements, and how would he/she benefit from participation to NetSoft 2020. This description should be kept to a page maximum and uploaded through EDAS.

Upon application from the student, the advisor will receive an invitation from EDAS to submit his recommendation.

The advisor of the student must also submit an advisor’s recommendation indicating:

  • how NetSoft 2020 covers the applicant’s research areas,
  • how the student out stands among other students.
  • Whether the student has defended his/her dissertation

It is important that both the Student and Advisor motivate the application with respect to the technical objectives of NetSoft and the research work of the applicant.

If selected, the Student commits to send within two weeks after NetSoft 2020 a one-page report highlighting the benefits of having attended NetSoft 2020, in terms of impact on his/her own research, of overall technical knowledge increase.

Payment of the STG will be made directly by IEEE ComSoc after the conference when the STG chair notifies IEEE about the student participation and the reception of the one-page report.

Applications should be made using EDAS at

Important Dates
  • Application for STG is open on EDAS: May 11, 2020
  • Application submission deadline: May 22, 2022
  • Recommendation submission: May 29, 2020
  • Decision/notification: June 5, 2020
  • Acceptance by the recipient: by June 15, 2020 (conference registration must be completed) 
STG committee

Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs (retired), France
Baek-Young Choi, University of Missouri – Kansas City, USA
Kohei Shiomoto, Tokyo City University, Japan
Mohamed Faten Zhani, ETS Montreal, Canada

2020 Patrons