Apply for Sponsorship

Are you planning to host a conference, workshop, or symposium to bring together top researchers, academics, and industry members in your technical specialty? Consider an IEEE Computer Society sponsorship or co-sponsorship to give your event the credibility of the world's leading organization for computing professionals.

Financial Sponsorship

When the IEEE Computer Society is the full financial sponsor, it accepts all financial and legal liability and owns all assets. General and finance chairs: please complete the application one year ahead of the meeting to allow time to obtain Technical Committee approvals and endorsements, negotiate and approve contracts, and allow time for promotion.

For renewing conferences in good standing, organizers can take advantage of the new Two-Part Approval Process. For new conferences, the first step in requesting financial sponsorship is seeking endorsement from the Technical Committee in your subject area.

To get started, contact your Meeting Planner or email conferences@computer.org.

Financial Co-sponsorship

Financial Co-sponsorship is where the IEEE Computer Society shares in the financial and legal liabilities and assets with another nonprofit organization or IEEE Society as outlined in an MOU or steering committee charter. The IEEE Computer Society share shall be at least 50 percent for new meetings. Advance loans and surpluses or losses are shared in proportion to the commitment. For new conferences, the first step in requesting financial sponsorship is seeking endorsement from the Technical Committee in your subject area. To get started, contact your Meeting Planner or email conferences@computer.org.

Technical Co-sponsorship

Technical co-sponsorship is where IEEE Computer Society volunteers and members actively participate in the meeting's technical program committee but the Computer Society accepts no financial or legal liability for the meeting. You can use the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society logos for your conference and the conference will be listed in the IEEE Computer Society conference calendar, but may not use IEEE in the conference name. In addition, the dates of the conference must not overlap IEEE conferences in the same subject area. You will also need a Statement of Benefits from the appropriate Technical Committee or Council. To get started, please contact tcsrequest@computer.org.

NOTE: All forms of sponsorship require endorsement through one or more of the Computer Society Technical Committees (TCs), which are representative of pertinent technical topic areas. TC endorsement must be obtained before applying for sponsorship.

Two-Part Approval Process for IEEE Computer Society Conferences

If a conference has previously been approved for CS Financial Sponsorship and, in prior consecutive instances, has not closed in a deficit, organizers can now submit conference information up to three years in advance.

Highlights of the New Process

  • Sponsorship approval is fast-tracked for majority of renewing Computer Society-sponsored conferences
  • Organizers submit Computer Society conference information into ICX
  • Technical Committees review and endorse renewing conferences via ICX
  • Sponsorship approval is granted in advance of budget review/approval
  • Budget submission and approval due 6 months prior to conference

To get started, or for more information, contact your Computer Society Meeting Planner or conferences@computer.org

IEEE Computer Society Technical Co-Sponsorship

We appreciate your interest in Computer Society Technical Co-Sponsorship (TCS). If you have any questions about the following, please let us know. Please contact tcsrequest@computer.org to get started.

Process Overview

Please begin by completing the Conference Application.

Please save the PDF version of your application and email the completed form to tcsrequest@computer.org.

Once we receive this from you, the following are the next steps.

Technical Co-Sponsorship Next Steps:

1. Application Processing Fee

There is a non-refundable IEEE Computer Society TCS application processing fee of $350. If you would like to pay by credit card, please contact tcsrequest@computer.org. Please make sure to include the acronym and year of the conference in your message. If the conference uses CPS for their publication, $350 will be discounted from the final CPS invoice (www.computer.org/web/cs-cps/). For conferences returning for their fourth consecutive technical co-sponsorship, the IEEE Computer Society processing fee will increase to $1000 for that instance and all following consecutive conference instances. Please note that these fees do not include the IEEE technical co-sponsorship fees.

2. Statement of Benefits

An IEEE CS Technical Committee or Technical Council (TC) or Special Technical Community (STC) Chair must provide their written endorsement in the form of a Statement of Benefits letter, to justify review for Technical Co-Sponsorship. The TC/STC and TC/STC Chair must also be listed on the application. A list of the TC Chairs is located at www.computer.org/web/tandc/technical-committees

Note the TC/STC will not receive financial benefits or added entitlements from a conference that is granted Technical Co-Sponsorship. The TC (or STC) chair must email his/her completed Statement of Benefits letter directly to tcsrequest@computer.org. We have a sample Statement of Benefits letter attached here. We recommend the letter be created in MS Word or PDF format, make sure it is signed by the TC (or STC) Chair and dated, and forward it to us as an email attachment.

3. Computer Society Review

Please understand that until all requirements are received by the Computer Society (approved TCS application / Processing Fee), the application will remain pending. We will notify you once we have received a decision on your completed application from CS Conference Advisory Committee (CAC). We will expedite this review as much as possible.  For additional information on approval criteria, please click here.


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