Mon 16 - Sat 21 July 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands

ECOOP and ISSTA on a Budget

This page has information for students. ECOOP and ISSTA should be an affordable and enriching experience. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the organizers.

First-time to ECOOP or ISSTA? A big conference can be daunting, especially if you don’t know anyone. The best way to break the ice is to become a Student Volunteer (SV). As an SV you’ll assist the organizers, meet the speakers, and talk to other students. Many of the researchers you will meet have been SVs themselves.

Student Volunteer Program

Student volunteers are vital to the efficient operation and continued success of the conference each year. The student volunteer program is a chance for students from around the world to participate in the conferences whilst assisting us in preparing and running the event. In return, volunteers are granted free registration to the conferences and free access to plenary sessions, tutorials, workshops, and demos. The application deadline is April 15, 2018.

Doctoral Symposium

Another activity we encourage students to sign up for is the Doctoral Symposium. This is a forum for doctoral students to present their research topic and receive detailed feedback in a constructive and friendly atmosphere. PhD students at any stage of the research are welcome, although they are expected to already have an identified research topic. Participants will obtain useful guidance that will help them complete their research, prepare their thesis, and begin a research career. The application deadline is April 15, 2018.

Summer School

The Summer School aims at encouraging graduate students and senior undergraduate students to pursue careers in research on topics related to both conferences. The School brings together leading researchers in programming languages, object-orientation, software testing, analysis, and teaching from academia and industry to provide technical sessions on important research, and mentoring sessions on how to prepare for a research career. The School aims to engage students in a process of imagining how they might contribute to our research community. We especially encourage women and under-represented minority students to attend. The application deadline is April 15, 2018.

Travel for Cheap

A very limited number of travel grants are available to cover a portion (but not all) of your travel costs. The major source of funding for these is the NSF which targets US residents, and the SIGSOFT CAPS program which targets SIGSOFT members. Students can apply for NSF funding through our combined application form (deadline: April 15, 2018), but must apply directly to SIGSOFT for CAPS funding (deadline: April 22, 2018).

A much smaller amount of funding is available through ECOOP and ISSTA’s industrial sponsors. The key to cheap (or convenient) travel is booking well in advance!