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2018 Doctoral Consortium on Computational Sustainability

The CompSust-2018 Doctoral Consortium focuses on computational methods for balancing environmental, economic, and societal needs for a sustainable future. The main goal of CompSust-2018 is to promote discussion and networking among students and researchers, to give the participants a chance to hear about relevant computational techniques and how they are applied in sustainability applications, and to provide students and junior researchers opportunities to present their own work as posters and get feedback. Through tutorials, panels and discussions, and poster sessions, the program will investigate the major problem domains that impact global sustainability and the fundamental computational methods that support advances in these domains.

The Doctoral Consortium will provide partial travel funding for eligible graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and junior researchers, including junior faculty, who apply for funding through the travel funding program.

Dates: September 14-16, 2018.

Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Important dates
Doctoral consortium application deadlineAugust 10 August 13, 2018
Notification of acceptanceAugust 13 August 17, 2018
Early registration deadlineAugust 17 August 24, 2018
ConferenceSeptember 14-16, 2018

Why attend?

Here are some great reasons to attend:

  • You'll get to hear tutorials from faculty and researchers in computational sustainability.
  • You get to network and meet other students and researchers in computational sustainability.
  • You can promote your work to other students and researchers in computational sustainability, with whom you might even start collaborating on new work.
  • You can get feedback on your work in progress.
  • You can practice presenting your work.

How to apply to attend the Doctoral Consortium

Applications should be submitted through EasyChair:

Please see the additional instructions on the submission page. In particular, you will be asked to provide:

  • a brief cover letter (in plain-text) explaining the nature of your research and how your interests relate to computational sustainability,
  • a title and abstract for your research, to be presented as a poster and/or talk (Students may participate without presenting work - write "No Presentation" in the title box.),
  • a copy of your CV as PDF or online, and
  • details about your approximate travel plans, if requesting travel funding.

Travel funding rules

These funds are for the support of participants at U.S. institutions.

Those requesting travel funding through this program are expected to minimize travel costs where possible.

  • Travel funding will pay fully for housing accommodation at Cornell and registration for the DC, and partially for travel expenses.
  • Travel funding will partially cover travel expenses, where the maximum amount reimbursed will depend on the applications accepted (more details will be available after acceptance decisions are made).
  • Those traveling from the region (about 6 hrs or less by car) should bus or drive rather than fly.
  • Those driving are expected to carpool if possible.
  • Air travel will only be reimbursed if the participant uses a U.S. air carrier.
  • Those requiring an exception from these restrictions should make this clear in the application and discuss with the chairs.

Contact information

If you have questions, please contact Sebastian Ament (, Amrita Gupta (, or Kevin Winner (

Past conferences

  • Sebastian Ament (Cornell University)
  • Amrita Gupta (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Kevin Winner (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Steering Committee
Local Arrangements
  • Erin Armstrong (Cornell University)