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Student Programs
All questions related to Student Programs should be directed to the
Student Activities Chair: Qing-Shan Jia .
Room Sharing
Student Travel Support
Best Student Paper Award

Room Sharing
Student Hotel Accommodation -- Roommate Finder

To help students identify other students who may be interested in sharing a room at the CDC 2016, we will publish the information on a password-secured website. For the hotel information, please see the conference web page.

Application for participating in roommate finding:

  1. Go to this page and fill the form with the requested information, including
    1. Name
    2. Email address
    3. Institution / Company / Affiliation
    4. Gender
    5. Arrival date and departure date
  2. Send an email to prof. Qing-Shan Jia, Chair of Student Activities Committee, with the subject "CDC 2016 Roommate Finder".
  3. You will receive an email with the link and the login data for accessing the information.
  4. Then, it is your responsibility to find your potential roommates, communicate and discuss, and book a room.

Self-organizing nature. Note that Roommate Finder serves just as a tool to identify potential roommates. The conference organizers will not perform the booking/reservation nor are any financial obligations involved. The responsibility to reserve/book the rooms is with the participating students only. In short, there is no administrative or financial responsibility with the conference organizers and you will organize everything by yourself. Please make the room reservation for yourself and take care of the communication with your roommate!

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IEEE CSS Student Travel Support Program of CDC 2016
Program Details

The Student Travel Support of CDC 2016 is meant to enable promising students to attend the conference, present their papers and become more integrated into their scientific community. Funds from IEEE Control System Society (CSS) and National Science Foundation of U.S. (NSF) will be used to cover the student registration. Depending on the number of applications, additional support might be possible covering, for example, accommodation in a hotel near the conference venue.

Eligibility and Requirements

Each applicant (i) must be an author or co-author of a paper accepted for presentation at CDC 2016, (ii) must register at the conference (please see further instructions below), and (iii) must present a paper.

In order to be eligible for either program, an applicant must be a (student) member of both IEEE and CSS, at the time of the application. While all student members of IEEE-CSS are eligible for the CSS funds, funds from NSF are limited to students studying at an institution within the U.S.

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,
  • will present more than one paper at the conference,
  • have been student members of the CSS since one, two, or more years,
  • 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

The application website opens on August 1st and closes on August 15th.

To apply, students must fill in the form available at (login: student, password: ieeecdc2016), convert it into the PDF format, and upload it through PaperPlaza as follows:

  • Step 1: Select Submit a paper or session proposal for the CDC 2016
  • Step 2: Select First Submissions: Student Travel Form
  • Step 3: To complete the application procedure, the Student's Advisor must contact via e-mail Professor Luca Zaccarian, Chair of Student Activities Committee of the IEEE Control Systems Society (, and provide him with the following information:
    • 1. Certification that the applicant is currently enrolled as a student and is planning to attend and present a paper at the CDC 2016.
    • 2. Short message of support of the Student's application (less than 10 lines).

Deadlines and Award Notification
  • July 31 (or earlier): decision letters about papers submitted to CDC 2016 are sent out.
  • August 1: the application website opens.
  • August 15: deadline for applying for the student travel support.
  • September 1 (tentative): decision messages about travel support recipients are expected to be sent out.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: do not register until you have received the decision letter where the details of the special registration procedure for Student Travel Awardees will be announced. Please be aware that the registration fee can potentially not be reimbursed in case you have already registered using the standard registration procedure.

  • September 23: deadline for registering and uploading the final version of the manuscript.

If additional support, beyond registration, is awarded, original receipts will be needed for reimbursement. Details and procedures regarding reimbursement will be distributed, if needed.

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Best Student Paper Award

The CDC Best Student Paper Award recognizes excellence in a paper presented at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control whose primary author is a student member of the IEEE.
There were four student finalists for CDC 2016:

Finalist: Philip N. Brown (
Advisor: Jason R. Marden (
Paper Title: Avoiding Perverse Incentives in Affine Congestion Games
Authors: Philip N. Brown and Jason R. Marden
Session: WeC06.3

Finalist: Junjie Qin (
Advisor: Ram Rajagopal (
Paper Title: Submodularity of Energy Storage Placement in Power Networks
Authors: Junjie Qin, Insoon Yang and Ram Rajagopal
Session: MoA19.4

Finalist: Rabih Salhab (
Advisor: Jerome Le Ny and Roland P. Malhame (
Paper Title: A Dynamic Collective Choice Model With An Advertiser
Authors: Rabih Salhab, Roland P. Malhame and Jerome Le Ny
Session: WeB05.1

Finalist: Xiang Yin (
Advisor: Stephane Lafortune (
Paper Title: On the Maximally-Permissive Range Control Problem in Partially-Observed Discrete Event Systems
Authors: Xiang Yin and Stephane Lafortune
Session: TuB14.2

The winner will be announced at the Award Ceremony.

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Conference registration site

PaperPlaza Submission site

Key dates (2016)
Submission Site Open:January 4
Invited Session
Proposals Due:
March 7
Initial Submissions Due: March 15
Workshop Proposals Due:May 2
Decision Notification:End-July
Registration Opens:August 1
Final Submissions: September 23

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