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SoBigData Award for Diversity and Inclusion

The new call for the SoBigData Award for Diversity and Inclusion is out now! This initiative aims to address the persistent underrepresentation of certain genders and minorities in computer and data science fields.

The award is designed to encourage and support participation from underrepresented groups in the upcoming 25th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management, scheduled to take place from June 24th to June 27th, 2024, in Brussels, Belgium. 



The SoBigData Award for Diversity and Inclusion will provide financial assistance to cover costs associated with attending the conference, thereby removing barriers and enabling broader participation.

One award is a maximum of 1100 EUR

  • The sums spent by the awardee will be reimbursed only after they have been spent
  • Covered expenditures include only event registration fees, transportation costs, and accommodation costs
  • Awardees will be contacted before the event with further details regarding the reimbursement process and allowed expenditures  

Selection Criteria

The following factors will be considered in the selection. We thus encourage applicants to highlight them in their applications: 

  • Applicants who are students (undergraduate, graduate or PhD), or early career researchers
  • Applicants based in countries with low GDP per capita
  • Applicants who identify with a minority group, following the European Commission’s definition
  • Priority will be given to applicants with accepted papers at IEEE MDM 2024

All interested individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

The deadline for applications is Sunday, April 28th, 2024, anywhere on earth. Notification of award recipients will be provided by May 6th, 2024.

For more information and to apply, please visit the conference web page