Welcome to the homepage of the Early Career Researcher Workshop of the 15th International Symposium of Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2017) in Arlington VA.

Scope and Aim: This workshop aims to help early-career researchers, e.g., junior faculty member and senior PhD students, in their professional development. Topics will be discussed include: funding opportunities and grant proposal preparation, tenure and promotion procedure, time management, student advising, and other related issues. We welcome SSTD participants to attend the workshop.

Planned Activities: Planned activities include panels and group discussion. We will invite program managers and recent awardees of NSF CAREER programs, and senior faculty members to share their experiences.

Registration Policy: This workshop is part of SSTD 2017. There is no additional registration requirements.

Time: Tuesday, August 22, 2017. 3:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST.

Location: Founders Hall (room 125 or 126) at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University.

Detailed Schedule:

      • 3:15 p.m. - 4:20p.m., Proposal Writing Session,

Topic: NSF Funding for Your research.

Speaker: Wendy J. Nilsen, Program Director, NSF IIS, Smart & Connected Communities

      • 4:20 p.m. - 5:30p.m., Tenure Promotion Session


Yan Huang, Professor, University of North Texas

Li Xiong, Professor, Emory University

Jessie (Zhenhui) Li, Associate Professor, Penn State University