Student Volunteers

Student volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring the success of ICSE. They help with everything from registration to local support. Being a student volunteer is an excellent opportunity to meet, interact, and network with leading academic and industrial researchers and practitioners in the area of software engineering. Such interactions often help shape the research direction for many students. Being a student volunteer is also a great way to meet other students from all over the world that share your interest for software engineering and to offset some of the costs of the conference!

This exclusive experience is available to undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students from all over the world who are enthusiastic and willing to contribute to make ICSE 2017 a unique experience for all attendees.

Would you like to be part of the ICSE 2017 organization? Don’t miss your chance! Sign up and help us!


Approximately 20 hours of work during the conference week:

  • Registration duties (e.g., setting up, preparing conference bags, and helping attendees register).
  • Technical assistance to speakers and attendees.
  • Providing directions to various locations at the conference center.
  • Checking badges at various halls including dining halls.
  • Other similar tasks.

Availability from May 20 – 28, 2017 (inclusive). You will be requested to specify in the application form if you are not available on any of the days of the pre and/or post conference program. Not all volunteers will be required during the full time, and we can take this information into account during selection.


  • Free registration to the main conference.
  • A great opportunity to meet and talk about your research with leading researchers (both academic and industry) and other students.
  • Tickets for lunches during the main conference and the additional days you are working, as well as for the ICSE 2017 social dinner and reception.
  • Possibility to attend pre- and post-conference events (including Technical Briefings, but excluding banquets of co-located events).
  • Free ICSE 2017 Student Volunteer T-Shirt.
  • Additionally, applicants who are SIGSOFT student members can apply for SIGSOFT CAPS funding and will receive priority support if their application is received before March 1, 2016. More information about CAPS can be found at
  • Furthermore, a limited number of travel stipends for US-based minorities and women may be provided through an NSF Travel Award Program.
  • Knowing that you played an important part in the success of the conference!


  • Must be enrolled as a Ph.D., Masters, or full-time undergraduate student at the time of the conference.
  • Must be proficient in English.

Application Procedure

  • Complete the online application form at
  • Send your CV via email to the SV co-chairs at, with the subject "ICSE2017SV Application for <Student Name>".
  • Arrange for a letter of reference from your academic supervisor or other faculty member at your institution. This recommendation must be emailed to the Student Volunteers co-Chairs (with the subject “ICSE2017SV Reference for <Student Name>”) by the faculty reference you indicate in the application form. The letter should cover your organizational skills, willingness to help, proficiency in English, and anything else that will help us select you as a student volunteer.

Important Dates

Application due date (including reference letters): January 25, 2017.
Notification date: February 10, 2017.

Visas and Funding Options

  • Visa Support Letters: If you need a visa support letter to apply for a visa, please visit the Visa Information page.
  • We encourage all students to apply for financial assistance through the SIGSOFT CAPS program (
  • If your university requires specific information not included in the Notification of Selection as a Student Volunteer in order to approve funding for travel, be sure to let the Student Volunteers Co-Chairs know as soon as possible.

Meals & Lodging Expenses

Buenos Aires offers a large variety of restaurant options:

  • Breakfast: a quick breakfast (coffee and pastry) costs around 5 USD, while a sitdown breakfast costs around 10 USD.
  • Lunch: lunches during the main conference and the additional days you are working are provided free of charge.
  • Dinner: dinner at a mid-range restaurant will cost 13 - 25 USD per person. Pizza at a take-out stand costs around 5 USD.

We recommend staying either at or around the conference hotel (the Retiro area). There are several lodging options available in this area:

  • Airbnb is an excellent choice for groups of four or more. Approximate price: 80 - 100 USD per night for an apartment with 4 - 5 beds.
  • The Retiro area has several 3-star hotels, offering double and single rooms. Approximate price: 30 - 70 USD per night.
  • There are several hostels in the area, most of which offer dorm rooms with shared restrooms. Approximate price: 10 - 20 USD per night.

Prices vary according to location and available commodities. We recommend making reservations ASAP to ensure availability.

Student Volunteers co-Chairs

Renzo Degiovanni
Jocelyn Simmonds
Nicolás Rosner

Should you have any other questions, please email us at