At least one author of each paper is expected to attend the workshop. Registration is now open:
ICERM and DIMACS will be able to provide some travel support to participants, in the shape of registration fee waivers, hotel reimbursement (at the workshop hotel), and/or partial reimbursement of air travel. If you would like to be considered for travel support, please let the organizers know. Note that funds are limited, and we will not be able to provide full support to everyone.
ICERM has reserved a block of rooms at deeply discounted rates at the Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown, which is within walking distance. Workshop partcipants may book through this link. Book by November 12 to get the discounted rate. (If you plan to arrive before December 3 or leave after December 6, please contact the organizers; we will try to work with ICERM to get the discounted rate for the additional days.)
Please be aware that reimbursement of air travel requires generally requires using a US flag carrier, but there may be exceptions involving flag carriers from the European Union and some other places. Before booking your flight, you should contact the DIMACS Financial Assistant to make sure it would be eligible for reimbursement. Additional information about travel support can be found at the DIMACS website.
Note that flights to Providence Airport may be significantly more expensive than those to Boston (a 50-minute train ride away) or New York City (a 3-hour train ride away). If you decide to use these alternatives, make sure to print an alternative itinerary (going straight to Providence) as proof that your choice was indeed cheaper.