July 3-7, Nantes (France)
The Student Volunteer (SV for short) program is an opportunity for students from around the world to associate with the top people in object-oriented programming and related areas:
- Architecture, Patterns.
- AOP, Modularity, Adaptability, Separation of Concerns.
- Components, Frameworks, Product Lines.
- Concurrency, Real-time, Embedded, Mobility, Distribution.
- Collaboration, Workflow.
- Domain Specific Languages, Language Workbenches.
- Dynamic, Multi-paradigm, Constraint, Rule Languages.
- HCI, User Interfaces.
- Language Innovations, Compilation and Virtual Machines.
- Methodology, Process, Practices, Metrics.
- Model Engineering, Design Languages, Transformations.
- Persistence, Transactions.
- Theoretical Foundations, Formal methods.
We strongly encourage students, all around the world, to become involved in ECOOP SV program.
Important Dates and Information
Important dates are:
- 2nd of April 2006: End of call to student volonteers.
- 24th of April 2006: Notifications of acceptance.
- 26th of May 2006: Tasks and schedule assignation.
Candidate students must be full-time Ph.D. or masters students and must have the agreement of their thesis supervisor(s). They must send an e-mail to Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc (guehene at iro dot umontreal dot ca) stating, in the subject, "ECOOP SV" and, in the body:
- Their first name.
- Their last name.
- Number of years in a Ph.D. program (and official total number of years to complete a Ph.D. in their program).
- Group / department / university.
- Complete contact information (surface mail).
- Supervisor's(s') name(s) and e-mail addresse(s).
- Languages spoken (at least) fairly well. (Fairly means they could survive well in a country speaking this language only. Students with TOEFL/TOEIC/DELF-DALF/TCF/TEF/TFI certifications should join their scores.)
They must also include a short pragraph (5 lines maximum in Courrier New 10pt, 79 columns) motivating their candidacy (including possible past experiences as SV) and justifying their possible need for a particular plan. Supervisors might be contacted to confirm the appropriateness of the candidates.
Description and Benefits
The Student Volunteer (SV for short) program is an opportunity for students from around the world to associate with the top people in object-oriented programming and related areas. Job assignments include assisting with technical sessions, workshops, tutorials and panels, checking badges at doors, operating the information desk, helping with traffic flow, and general assistance, to let ECOOP running smoothly. SVs are vital to the efficient operation and continued success of ECOOP each year.
In return for a few hours of their time, SVs receive free registration to the conference, free admission to tutorials (space permitting), and other benefits! A limited number of volunteers may receive some lodging and traveling support in return for additional volunteer hours. We strongly encourage students, all around the world, to become involved in ECOOP SV program. Conference benefits are:
- Free registration to ECOOP.
- Free access to ECOOP plenary sessions, tutorials, workshops, and demos (duties, space, and specific requirements permitting).
- Support for lodging and for travelling expenses.
There are three plans depending on the level of benefits:
- Bronze. The bronze plan requires a minimal amount of work (~12 hours) with all the conference benefits but no other support. It is primarily aimed at local students who would not incur expenses while attending ECOOP.
- Silver. The silver plan is primarily targeted for students within a few hundred miles of Nantes (France), who would need a place to stay during the conference but do not have heavy transportation expenses. In addition to the conference benefits, silver plan provides SVs with support (up to a limit of the equivalent of 250€) to cover part of hotel accommodation and travel costs. More work is required (~16 hours) for silver plan then for bronze plan.
- Gold. The gold plan aims at students who would need to fly to Nantes, France to participate. In addition to conference benefits, gold plan provides SVs with the equivalent of 600€ to cover hotel accommodation and travel costs. It requires the most amount of work (~20 hours) and is very difficult to obtain because of large demand and limited availability.
Those SVs who incur higher expenses are more likely (but not guaranteed) to receive the Silver and Gold plans to welcome as many SVs as possible. Those SVs receiving higher support are expected to perform more volunteer duties. The number of plans is limited by the conference budget
Student selection (and plan assignation) is NOT based on "first come, first served". The most important thing is to have an international group of SVs. We try to make a balanced decision. Also, we favour students with strong communication skills: being fluent in English is a must, speaking French (although NOT mandatory) helps too!
We welcome the energy and insights that new participants bring, but also need the experience provided by SVs returning from previous years. Because travel expenses change each year, students cannot expect to receive a Silver or Gold just because they did previously.