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2020 Doctoral Consortium on Computational Sustainability

The CompSust Doctoral Consortium (DC) 2020 focuses on computational methods for balancing environmental, economic, and societal needs for a sustainable future. The main goals of CompSust DC 2020 are to:

  • Promote discussion and collaboration among students and researchers,
  • Give participants a chance to hear about relevant computational techniques and how they are applied in sustainability applications, and
  • Provide students and junior researchers opportunities to present their own work and get feedback.

Through tutorials, panels, 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.

Dates: October 17-18, 2020.

Location: Virtual

Register to attend Zoom webinar: (open to the public)

Submission website:

Important dates
Doctoral consortium application deadlineSeptember 11, 2020
Notification of acceptanceSeptember 18, 2020
ConferenceOctober 17-18, 2020

Why attend?

Here are some great reasons to attend:

  • Hear talks and tutorials from faculty and researchers in computational sustainability.
  • Network and meet other students and researchers in computational sustainability.
  • Promote your work to other students and researchers, and start collaborating on new work.
  • Get feedback on your work in progress.
  • Practice presenting your work.

Apply to attend the Doctoral Consortium

Applications should be submitted through Microsoft CMT:

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 — though this will decrease their chance of acceptance.),
  • A copy of your CV as PDF,
  • Whether you'd be interested in leading a tutorial related to some technical aspect of your work,

Contact information

If you have questions, please contact

Past conferences

  • CompSust-2019 Doctoral Consortium on Computational Sustainability, October 18-20, 2019, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • CompSust-2018 Doctoral Consortium on Computational Sustainability, September 14-16, 2018, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • CompSust-2017 Doctoral Consortium on Computational Sustainability, July 13-14, 2017, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • CompSust-2016 Conference, July 6-8, 2016, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, U.S.A.
  • Conference on Conservation, Computation, & Criminology (C4) June 29-30, 2015, Washington DC, U.S.A.
  • CompSust'12 Conference, July 4-6, 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • CompSust'10 Conference, June 28-30, 2010, Boston MA, U.S.A.
  • CompSust09 Conference, June 8-11, Ithaca NY, U.S.A.
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