2010 IEEE Multi-Conference
on Systems and Control

September 8-10, 2010
Yokohama, a port city on Tokyo Bay


Program Details

The Student Travel Support of 2010 MSC is meant to enable promising students to attend the conference, present their papers and become more integrated into their scientific community. IEEE Control Systems Society funds will be used to cover student (or regular, in rare cases) registration. Depending on the number of applications, modest levels of additional support might be available.

Eligibility and Requirements

In order to be eligible, applicants

  • must be an author or co-author of (at least) one paper accepted for presentation at 2010 MSC;
  • must present at least one of the accepted papers;
  • must be a student member of both IEEE and CSS at the time of the application.

Eligible Applicants may apply for the Student Travel Support program or for the Travel Support program for the Developing Countries, but NOT for both programs simultaneously.

Application Procedures

To apply, students must download the Student Travel Support Application Form (click here to download), fill it in, convert it into the PDF format, and upload it through PaperPlaza.

Please follow the following two steps when in PaperPlaza.

Step 1: select "Submit a contribution to 2010 MSC"

Step 2: select "First Submissions: Student Travel Form"

In the form, the Student Applicant will be requested to provide the following information:

  1. Name (Last Name, First Name, and possibly Middle Initial)
  2. IEEE (and Control System Society) membership number and years of membership
  3. E-mail
  4. Institutional Address
  5. Advisor's Name
  6. Advisor's Phone/Fax/E-mail
  7. Session/Title of the Paper to be presented (please provide the paper number and the code that identifies the day and the session in which the paper is scheduled)
  8. Additional papers (if any)
  9. History of prior support from similar support programs
  10. Type of registration needed (regular/student)
  11. Amount of additional support requested, if any (actual support will depend on the number of applicants and funds available) by specifying the individual items on the budget that make up for the final amount requested
  12. A paragraph of justification for the request of financial support, particularly if regular registration is requested.

To complete the application procedure, the Student's Advisor must contact via e-mail Professor Sandra Hirche, Chair of Student Activities Committee of the IEEE Control Systems Society (s.hirche@ieee.org), and provide her 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 MSC 2010.
  2. Short message of support of the Student's application.

A student application not accompanied by the Adviser's support letter will not be considered for support.

Deadlines and Award Notification

April 30 Decision letters about papers submitted to 2010 MSC are sent out
May 10
May 25
Deadline for applying for the Student Travel Support
May 20
June 4
Decision messages about travel support recipients are expected to be sent out. The recipients of the travel support will be classified in the PaperPlaza database as "student TS registrant" or as "regular TS registrant"
May 31
Deadline for completing the on-line registration and uploading the final version of the manuscript

The Chair of Student Activities Committee can provide an official letter confirming the receipt of the award, if required.

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

Conditions of the Award

  1. The award is not transferable
  2. The award recipient will participate in, and present, at least one paper at the conference


The Control Systems Society (CSS) is repeating an initiative to allow students free attendance at one of the workshops. If you are a Student Member of both the IEEE and the Control Systems Society in the year 2010 and you are interested in attending one of the workshops offered at the MSC 2010, you can take this possibility for free.

Due to the limited budget, only the first 50 requests will be accepted. Please first pay the conference registration fees through PaperPlaza and then contact Vice President Member Activities, Professor Shinji Hara. Priority will be given to those IEEE CSS student members who have made requests by the due date of JUNE 10. All other requests received by JULY 15 will be considered on a first received basis. Students who are not both IEEE and CSS members will not be considered.

If you are interested in this initiative, please contact Professor Shinji Hara no later than JULY 15 by sending him an e-mail message at the e-mail address Shinji_Hara@ipc.i.u-tokyo.ac.jp. The message should include the following information about you, the IEEE CSS student applicant:


 * Since the list of each single workshop participants cannot exceed a maximum number, we may have to resort to your second choice.

The result of your application will be communicated to you no later than JULY 25.