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ReX awards proposal Aquila - Colorado

international exchange of scholars for software projects

Date: June 8, 2001
To: Paola Inverardi
Professor of Computer Science
Dipartimento di Matematica Pura ed Applicata
Universita' dell'Aquila
via Vetoio, I-67010 Coppito, L'Aquila

Dear Prof. Inverardi:

The Research Exchange Program (ReX) Committee is pleased to inform you that your proposal for an exchange between Mauro Caporuscio, a master's student at the Universita' dell'Aquila, Italy, and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado in Boulder, USA has been accepted. The purpose of this exchange is to develop novel wireless applications that leverage the Internet-scale publish/subscribe middleware framework of Siena. We understand that the exchange will be between the student, Mauro Caporuscio, and Alexander Wolf of the University of Colorado, for 9 months starting in July 2001. The total amount of the award shall not exceed $15,275 (US$).

You have estimated the costs for the project as follows:

Round trip airfare (Italy/Colorado) $1600  
Housing $700 per month
Food $350 per month
Local transportation $75 per month
Spending money $150 per month
Books and supplies $400  
US technical conference (1) $1500  
Visit by Italian partner (1) $1800  
Total for 9 months

We have reduced your original request for the following reasons:

  • Whenever USENIX funds a proposal, we also pre-approve student travel stipends so that students involved in the project can attend a USENIX conference and present the results of the work.

The proposed budget is based on the cost of a 9-month research exchange. We require that these funds be used exclusively for this project, and that no funds are to be used for overhead or university administrative expenses.

The USENIX Association will be responsible for issuing the funds. The ReX Committee may decide at any point in time to adjust the budget on the basis of input acquired during the project (e.g. requests from institutes involved). All costs shall be reimbursed on a monthly basis directly to the participant involved, assuming progress reports and financial statements have been submitted and accepted. Claims should be submitted to Gale Berkowitz at the USENIX Association ([2]gale@usenix, or at the address below).

All findings from funded projects must be made freely available to the computing community. All parties involved in the exchange must agree that the product of the research will be freely redistributable. Publication or other broadcasting of such results will be facilitated by the sponsors of ReX.

The ReX Committee would like to receive short statements on the progress of the project every 2-3 weeks by email. The final report should also include a full financial accounting of the project.

We are also interested in progress reports that we can publish in;login:, and will be contacting you in the next few months about this. We would also like to request that anytime the work is presented or published, the support of the ReX, USENIX, and NLnet is acknowledged. We would appreciate it if you could place the USENIX and NLnet banners on your project homepage with a link to our home page.

On behalf of the ReX, USENIX Association and Stichting NLnet, congratulations! We hope that the exchange will stimulate future collaboration between the two institutes. We look forward to hearing about the progress of your work.

Gale Berkowitz
Deputy Executive Director

The ReX is sponsored by the USENIX Association and Stichting NLnet:
USENIX Association
2560 Ninth Street, Suite 215
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: +1 510 528 8649
FAX: +1 510 548 5738
Stichting NLnet
Koenestraat 92
3958 XH Amerongen
Phone: +31 343457775
FAX: +31 343 453928

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