The 46th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), October 4-7, 2021, to be held virtually

The 46th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), October 4-7, 2021, virtually hosted in Edmonton, Canada

Student Participation Grants

A limited number of participation grants are available for student authors attending the LCN 2021 conference. See instructions below for details on grant eligibility and the application process. The grants are sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC). Each grant will cover one free author registration to the LCN 2021 conference (for one paper).

For questions about LCN 2021 student grants, please e-mail the Student Grants Chair, Rahim Rahmani.

Eligibility for Application

All of the following requirements need to be met by applicants to be considered for a grant:

  • being an author of at least one accepted paper or poster at the LCN 2021 conference or symposium,
  • being a full-time student, working towards a Bachelor, Master, or Ph.D. degree, and
  • "attending" LCN 2021 to present the work.

Application Process

Applying for the participation grant is a two step process that involves the student as well as the student's advisor. Find the complete application process below:


The student needs to provide the name of the person writing a letter of recommendation (e.g., advisor). That person will receive an email about how to upload the recommendation letter. The letter should highlight why the student is a good match for LCN and may include past achievements, good reasons why attending LCN benefits the next career steps of the student, etc. It should also confirm that the student matches the eligibility criteria mentioned on the LCN website.


The student needs to provide a single PDF file which includes an up-to-date CV as well as a motivation letter. This letter should include:

  • a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date of the candidate;
  • a statement why the conference attendance is important to the student;
  • a description of key areas covered at the main conference and/or symposium that would positively impact the student's research;
  • evidence of the applicant's current academic status;
  • title(s) of the accepted paper(s)/poster(s);
  • a confirmation that the student will present his/her work at LCN 2021; and
  • an indication of whether any of the co-author(s)/supervisor(s) is planning to attend LCN 2021.

Please upload this information via EDAS. Please also add the contact data for your advisor.


  • Application submission deadline, via EDAS: August 20, 2021
  • Acceptance notification: August 27, 2021