The 43rd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), October 1-4, 2018, Chicago, USA

Student Participation Grants

A limited number of participation grants are available for student authors attending the LCN 2018 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 2018 conference (for one paper).

For questions about LCN 2018 student grants, please e-mail to Adel Ben Mnaouer, the Student and Government Grants Chair.

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 2018 conference or one of the workshops,
  • being a full-time student, working towards a Bachelor, Master, or Ph.D. degree, and
  • attending LCN 2018 in Chicago 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 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 workshops 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 2018; and
  • an indication of whether any of the co-author(s)/supervisor(s) is planning to attend LCN 2018.

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


The student registration will unlock an upload area for the advisor to provide a recommendation. The URL to this upload area is shared by email with the advisor.

This recommendation is to be entered as free text. It 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.


  • Application submission deadline, via EDAS: August 5, 2018
  • Acceptance notification: August 12, 2018