CSS Developing Nations Conference Support Program

Program Details

The CSS Developing Nations Conference Support Program is meant to enable promising members to attend the conference, present their papers and become more integrated into their scientific community. IEEE Control Systems Society funds will be used to cover 50% of the member registration. Depending on the number of applications, modest levels of additional support might be available.

Eligibility and Requirements

 In order to be eligible, applicants

  • Must be an author or co-author of (at least) one paper accepted for presentation at 2013 MSC;
  • Must present at least one of the accepted papers;
  • Must be a member of both IEEE and CSS at the time of the application.

In case the number of applicants exceeds the budget, additional criteria will be used to make a selection among the applicants. These additional criteria, in decreasing order of importance, prefer

  • Applicants who have not benefited from this scheme in the last two years.
  • Applicants who will present more than one paper at the conference.
  • Applicants who can demonstrate active participation in CSS.

In addition, the selection committee may decide to limit awards where more than one presenter from the same institution would otherwise be offered an award to attend the same conference.

Application Procedures

To apply, students must download the Developing Nations Support Application Form, fill it in, convert it into the PDF format, and upload it through PaperPlaza as follows:

Step 1: Select "Submit a paper or session proposal for the MSC 2013"
Step 2: Select "First Submissions: Developing Nations Travel Form"
Step 3: To complete the application procedure and mail to Professor M. Vidyasagar, General Chair, MSC 2013 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), and provide him with the following information:

  1. Certification that the applicant is currently a member of IEEE and is planning to attend and present a paper at the MSC 2013

Deadlines and Award Notification

May 15 2013 : Decision letters about papers submitted to 2013 MSC are sent out

June 5, 2013:  Deadline for applying for the Developing Nations Members Travel Support

June 15, 2013: Decision messages about travel support recipients are expected to be sent out. The recipients of the travel support will be classified in the PaperPlaza database as "Member TS registrant" or as "Regular TS registrant". (Do not register before you have received the decision message!)

June 30, 2013: Deadline for completing the on-line registration and uploading the final version of the manuscript

Conditions of the Award

  1. The award is not transferable
  2. The award recipient will participate in, and present, at least one paper at the conference