DIMACS Member Services
Arranging for a Workshop
Free Registration at Workshops
Seminar Speakers/Seminar Series
Membership on DIMACS Committees
Grant Proposals through DIMACS
As a DIMACS member, you will be joining a group of about
275 people, almost all from the participating organizations, who are
permanent members. We'll ask you to send a line or two describing
your scientific interests and we'll put that on the web along with
those of our other members. As a DIMACS member, you can play as much
of a role as you like in helping us plan or develop future activities
that may be of interest to you or that you think are important. We
waive registration fees at DIMACS workshops for members. We give you
priority in organizing workshops, you get to invite visitors if you
like (through the visitor committee or special focus chairs, which
have approval) or to organize or invite speakers for seminars, you
become eligible for service on DIMACS committees (some might not call
this a privilege, but it does expose you to the various activities of
the center, e.g., the choice of postdocs or the launching of new
special focus topics), you can ask us to put up your visitors in
DIMACS offices, you can nominate visiting students for DIMACS
fellowships for travel or for summer salary. DIMACS members are
encouraged to join others from the center in suggesting and submitting
group grant proposals, with the support of center management and
staff. We also offer you the DIMACS Technical Report series for rapid
dissemination of your preprints. Mostly, being a DIMACS member brings
you closer to the activities of the center.
DIMACS is pleased to make available funds for members or postdocs to
If there is a visitor you would like to invite, here are the
guidelines for the program and the procedures for making applications
DIMACS welcomes suggestions for workshop and special focus
topics. Suggestions can be very informal. Send your suggestions to the
director (email@example.com) or to the chair of the Projects
Committee (see http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/About/committees.html#proj).
As a DIMACS member, you are welcome to use office space at the DIMACS
headquarters at Rutgers when you visit the center, space
permitting. It is best to arrange this at least a day before your
visit, by contacting the DIMACS visitor coordinator at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Longer-term office space at
DIMACS can be arranged if you expect to be at Rutgers on a regular
basis, again space permitting.
DIMACS members pay no registration fee at regular workshops.
Accounts on the DIMACS computer network are available for DIMACS
members. Please contact the DIMACS unit computing manager at
email@example.com if you would like to arrange for an
If you would like to arrange for a seminar speaker at one of the
ongoing DIMACS seminars, please contact the seminar organizer or, in
case of doubt, contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funds are also available to support new seminar series. Please contact
the director if you are interested in starting such a series.
We strongly encourage you to submit your technical reports to the
DIMACS series and encourage your visitors or students to do the
same. This gives the reports widespread visibility and does not preclude
publication in other technical report series or in journals or
conference proceedings. For information on how to submit a technical
report, to obtain a listing of technical reports, or to find out how
to obtain a technical report, see
We encourage DIMACS members to get involved in the center by
volunteering to serve on a DIMACS committee. Committees of the Center
include the Organizing Committees for the DIMACS special focus
programs. Other committees of interest are the Projects Committee
(discusses future workshops, special foci, and multi-institutional
research projects), Postdoc Committee (selects center postdoctoral
fellows), Graduate Student Selection Committee (selects graduate
students for support), Education Committee (oversees K-12 and
undergraduate education programs) and Visitor Committee (awards
funds for visitors to the center). For a list of Committees and their
members, see http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/About/committees.html. To
inquire about serving on a committee, contact the director
(email@example.com) or any member of the DIMACS Executive
Committee (members listed at above website).
Free parking permits at Rutgers are available for a day or a few
days. Please pick one up at the DIMACS offices in the CoRE Building on
the Busch campus as soon as you arrive and make sure to put the permit
right on your car to avoid getting ticketed. Or, let us know in
advance and we can mail you a parking permit. Contact the visitor
coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org if you know when
you'll be on campus. Members of DIMACS committees who come to Rutgers
frequently for meetings should contact the visitor coordinator to make
arrangements for longer-term parking permits.
Members of DIMACS sometimes see an advantage to submitting a grant
proposal through the center. We especially encourage proposals that
link several DIMACS members, either from the same unit or across units
of the center. The center will make available its experienced staff to
support your preparation of a proposal and to manage your grant, and
the center's facilities are available for carrying out grant-supported
projects. Matching funds are sometimes also available from DIMACS. If
you have an idea for a proposal, please contact the director
- a). Every visitor should have a host who is a DIMACS member or postdoc.
- b). DIMACS will support visitors' local expenses and, in many cases,
also transportation costs to one of the center institutions. Our
usual formula is $2500 per month for local expenses, prorated for
shorter stays, and the transportation allocation is often economy
airfare. (In a few cases of longer-term visits, we can discuss other
- c). We encourage both short-term (one week plus) and long-term (a few
months to a semester) visits.
- d). We especially like to support junior researchers, including postdocs and
graduate students, but senior visitors are certainly welcomed.
- e). We ask the visitor to write a brief report on the scientific work
carried out during the visit and encourage publication of any
resulting work as a preprint in our technical report series.
- f). We encourage cost sharing by the host or the visitor, but do not
- a). If a visitor seems to fall into one of the "special focus"
http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/archive/Research/index.html#specialyears), then make
application to the special focus organizers (whose names can be found
in the special focus website). Send a brief email message with the
name of the visitor, potential dates of the visit, scientific topics
likely to be worked on, and funds required.
- b). If a visitor doesn't fall into one of these categories, make
application to our visitor committee by contacting Steve Fortune
(email@example.com). In this case, we prefer a visit to span
more than one DIMACS institution or at least more than one DIMACS
department and certainly more than just interaction with the host.
Include the same information as in a), but add something about
potential involvement in DIMACS beyond interaction with the host.
- c). If a visitor just wants to come for a workshop and not stay
longer, contact the workshop organizer. (See names on our website at
http://www.dimacs.rutgers.edu.) Visitors who want to come for a
workshop and then stay for a few extra days to a week can be supported
under either categories a) or b).
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Document last modified on May 20, 2015.