Organization

Application to Host SPP8

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How to Apply 


The SPP Steering Committee is inviting candidatures for the organization of SPP8.

Interested candidates should send their application before May 31th 2015 at 12:00 (Jerusalem Time) to both of the following e-mail addresses:
Pierre Bérini,  SPP Steering Committee Chair berini@eecs.uottawa.ca  
Uriel Levy, SPP7 Chair 
ulevy@mail.huji.ac.il          

The application consists of a presentation in pdf format (equivalent to a 15 min. oral presentation) addressing the following points of the candidate’s concept for hosting SPP8:

1. Presentation of hosting group (should be active in SPP research)

2. Tentative date of SPP8 taking into account meteorology, occupation rate/costs of hotels according
      to season, and the timing of other related conferences.

3.   Conference venue:  Capacity in number of participants: between 400 and 600 (eventually more).
  •  Cost of conference rooms.
  •  Video and acoustic devices.
  •  Proximity of airport and significant number of relevant hotels.
  •  Possibility of poster sessions.
  •  Concept for lunches and coffee breaks.
  •  Internet wireless connection free of charge (or included in conference fee) for all participants during the conference.

4.   City:
  •  Public transportation facilities from hotels to conference venue.
  •  Hotel rooms category capacity and prices (including lower prices for students).
  •  Tourism aspects.

5.   Proposed timeline of conference:
  •  Possible dates for milestones such as call for abstracts, abstract submission, registrations, ...
  •  Proportion of invited talks to contributed talks, expected poster papers, number of poster sessions

6.   Social events:
  •  Excursion.
  •  Banquet.

7.  Conference website + internet registration & payment

8.  Budget Breakdown
  •  Conference fee
  •  Public and private sponsors
  •  Excursion
  •  Invited speakers (registrations waived)
  •  SPP Steering Committee (registrations waived)
  •  Food & drinks
  • Conference rooms
  • Acoustic & video devices, laser pointers
  • Poster boards
  • Poster prizes
  • Conference booklet, badges, etc...
  • Conference website and internet payment
  • Grants for students and eligibility criteria
  • Any other costs/income

9.  Details of inclusions in conference fee:
       coffee breaks, lunches, banquet, booklet of abstracts, drinks during poster sessions, wireless
      internet access...

10. Any other relevant points

The best applications will be invited to give a 15 min. (max) presentation of their concept for SPP8 to the SPP Steering Committee on Thursday June 4th, 2015 (during the evening). For this hearing, the candidates are requested to bring 7 paper copies of their slides and to be ready to answer questions on their concept.

The SPP8 conference location and chairperson will be announced by the SPP7 chairman during the closing plenary session of SPP7.