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ICSE 2021
Mon 17 May - Sat 5 June 2021

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research, offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees. The three winners in each category, undergraduate and graduate (Masters or PhD program), will receive monetary award of $500, $300, and $200, respectively.

To participate in the competition, a student must submit a 2-page description of his or her original research project. The submitted project descriptions are peer-reviewed. Each student whose description is selected is invited to attend the SRC competition at ICSE and present his or her work: a poster presentation and a research talk. Each is also entitled to a travel stipend that supports attending the entire ICSE conference in Madrid, Spain!

First place undergraduate and graduate (Masters or PhD program) student winners from the SRCs held during the year advance to the SRC Grand Finals. Submit your work and take part of the ACM Student Research Competition at ICSE 2021!

Additional Information

For additional information, see SRC Frequently asked questions, consult the ACM Student Research Competition website or contact Alessandro Garcia and Sergio Segura.


Dates
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Conference Day
Tue 25 May

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11:30 - 13:30
SRC Poster Session 1SRC - ACM Student Research Competition at SRC Room 1
Chair(s): Sergio SeguraUniversidad de Sevilla, Aurora RamírezUniversity of Córdoba
11:30
2h
Poster
Effect on brain activity while programming with (without) musicACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Ananga ThapaliyaInnopolis University, Russia
11:30
2h
Poster
Anomaly Detection in Scratch AssignmentsACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Nina KörberUniversity of Passau
Pre-print File Attached
11:30
2h
Poster
Testing Object Detection for Autonomous Driving Systems via 3D ReconstructionACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Jinyang ShaoWuhan University, China
Pre-print
11:30
2h
Poster
Scalable Call Graph Constructor for MavenACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Mehdi KeshaniDelft University of Technology
Pre-print File Attached
11:30
2h
Poster
System Component-Level Self-Adaptations for Security via Bayesian GamesACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Mingyue ZhangPeking University, China
Pre-print
11:30
2h
Poster
SetDroid: Detecting User-configurable Setting Issues of Android Apps via Metamorphic FuzzingACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Jingling SunEast China Normal University, China
File Attached
11:30
2h
Poster
Let's not make a fuzz about itACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Elisabet Lobo-VesgaChalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Pre-print
11:30
2h
Poster
MUTAGEN: Faster Mutation-Based Random TestingACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Agustín MistaChalmers University of Technology
Pre-print
11:30
2h
Poster
Detecting User-Perceived Service Failure in Mobile Applications via Mining User TracesACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Deyu TianPeking University
Pre-print
11:30
2h
Poster
Metamorphic Testing of Autonomous Vehicles: a Case Study on SimulinkACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pablo ValleUniversity of Mondragon
Pre-print
11:30
2h
Poster
Distribution Awareness for AI System TestingACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
David BerendNanyang Technological University, Singapore
Pre-print
19:00 - 21:00
SRC Poster Session 2SRC - ACM Student Research Competition at SRC Room 2
Chair(s): Aurora RamírezUniversity of Córdoba, Sergio SeguraUniversidad de Sevilla
19:00
2h
Poster
NodeSRT: A Selective Regression Testing Tool for Node.js ApplicationACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Yufeng ChenUniversity of British Columbia
Pre-print
19:00
2h
Poster
Investigating the Interplay between Developers and AutomationACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Omar ElazharyUniversity of Victoria
Pre-print File Attached
19:00
2h
Poster
WebEvo: Taming Web Application Evolution via Semantic Structure Change DetectionACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Fei ShaoCase Western Reserve University
19:00
2h
Poster
Understanding the Challenges and Assisting Developers with Developing Spark ApplicationsACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Zehao WangConcordia University, Montreal, Canada
Pre-print File Attached
19:00
2h
Poster
Automation and evaluation of mutation testing for the new C++ standardsACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Miguel Ángel Álvarez-GarcíaUniversidad de Cádiz
Pre-print
19:00
2h
Poster
ProMal: Precise Window Transition Graphs for Android via Synergy of Program Analysis and Machine LearningACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Changlin LiuCase Western Reserve University
19:00
2h
Poster
Microservice-based performance problem detection in Cyber-Physical System software updatesACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
19:00
2h
Poster
Please Don’t Go - Increasing Women’s Participation in Open Source SoftwareACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Bianca TrinkenreichNorthern of Arizona Univeristy
Pre-print
19:00
2h
Poster
Explainable Bug Prediction for Code Changes: Are We There Yet?ACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Reem AleithanYork University, Canada
19:00
2h
Poster
A Better Approach to Track the Evolution of Static Code WarningsACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print File Attached

Conference Day
Thu 27 May

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15:05 - 16:05
Final Round - SRC Presentations 1SRC - ACM Student Research Competition at SRC Room 1
Chair(s): Aurora RamírezUniversity of Córdoba, Sergio SeguraUniversidad de Sevilla

Presentations of selected papers from the jury (TBD)

16:30 - 17:30
Final Round - SRC Presentations 2SRC - ACM Student Research Competition at SRC Room 2
Chair(s): Aurora RamírezUniversity of Córdoba, Sergio SeguraUniversidad de Sevilla

Presentations of selected papers from the jury (TBD)

Call for Contributions

How to Participate: Submit a Research Abstract

To enroll in the Student Research Competition (SRC), you must be an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing an academic degree at the time of initial submission. You must submit a 2-page research abstract related to any of the main ICSE themes. A submission should describe a research problem, its background and related work, the proposed solution and its novelty, the actual results, and your contributions. Supervisors of the work may not be listed as co-authors; for the competition, you should submit a single-authored version of your work. As with any publication, the content of the submission must be at least 30% different than any other publication.

The SRC committee members will review the submissions and select students to participate in the competition. Submissions that are accepted to the competition will be published in the ICSE conference companion proceedings.

Submission Guidelines

A submission to SRC must not exceed 2 pages, including all text, appendices, and figures. An additional third page is permitted only if it contains only references. The submission must be written in English and must be submitted as a PDF file. All submissions must conform to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). The submitter and author must be a student member of the ACM and must provide your current ACM member number.

You must submit your SRC research abstract electronically using the EasyChair submission page.

Important Dates

  • SRC Submissions Deadline: 21 January 2021
  • SRC Acceptance Notification: 25 February 2021
  • SRC Camera Ready: 12 March 2021
  • SRC Presentations: 25-27 May 2021

First Round Competition: Poster Presentation

If you are selected to participate in the competition, you will be invited to the first round, which will take place at ICSE 2021 in Madrid, Spain. You will present a poster describing your work to conference attendees and leading experts in the Software Engineering field, including the SRC committee. Judges will review the posters and discuss the research with participants. The judges will evaluate the novelty and significance of your research, and the quality of your presentation, including your poster and the discussion around it. Following that evaluation, the judges will select students to advance to the second round of the competition.

Second Round Competition: Research Talk

If you are selected for the second round, you will give a short presentation of your research before a panel of judges in a special session at the ICSE 2021 conference. After each presentation, there will be a brief question-and-answer session. Your evaluation will be based your knowledge of your research area, the contribution of your research, and the quality of your oral and visual presentation. Three undergraduate and three graduate students will be chosen as winners and will receive prizes.

Prizes and SRC Grand Finals

The top three winners in each category – undergraduate and graduate – will be recognized during the conference. The winners of the ICSE 2021 SRC will also be invited to participate in the ACM SRC Grand Finals, where they will compete with winners from other conferences held during the calendar year.

A separate panel of judges will evaluate all SRC Grand Final participants via the Web. Three undergraduate and three graduate students will be chosen as the SRC Grand Finals winners. They will be invited, along with their advisors, to the annual ACM Awards Banquet, where they will receive a formal recognition.

Expenses Coverage

If you are selected to participate in the ICSE 2021 competition, you are entitled to a stipend partially covering your travel expenses. Specifically, the ACM SRC program covers expenses up to $500 of your expenses.

These expenses can include:

  • Conference registration
  • Living expenses (hotel, meals, and tips),
  • Transportation expenses (air, rail, bus, taxi, car service, car rental, parking, mileage if driving your own car at 53.5 U.S. cents per mile),
  • Supplies for poster development and poster shipment.

All the students are also encouraged to apply for the SIGSOFT CAPS program for additional support.

Additional Information

For additional information, see SRC Frequently asked questions, consult the ACM Student Research Competition website or contact Alessandro Garcia and Sergio Segura.

Co-chairs

Frequently-Asked-Questions

Q: I am a PhD student. Am I eligible to participate in the SRC? Yes. As a PhD student, you will compete in the Graduate category of the competition.

Q: What should be part of the research abstract? A submission to the competition should describe recently completed or ongoing student research related to the topics covered by ICSE. It is important that your research abstract discusses (1) research problem and motivation, (2) background and related work, (3) approach and uniqueness, and (4) results and contributions. The committee will assess your research abstract along these dimensions.

Q: Based on what criteria will judges evaluate the abstract/research? The judges will assess research abstracts based on four criteria: Problem and motivation, Background and related work, Approach and uniqueness, and Results and contribution. For the poster presentation, the criteria are Oral presentation, Visual presentation, Research methods, and Significance of contribution. For the conference presentation, the criteria are Knowledge of research area, Contribution of research, and Presentation.

Q: I noticed that first round participants receive a travel reimbursement of up to $500. Will the participants also qualify for a registration waiver and/or free/discounted student lodging? There is no registration waiver and no free/discounted student lodging for first round participants of the SRC. Students will still have to pay for conference registration and lodging, for which they can use the travel stipend. However, there are additional programs to help students keep the cost down (the programs can be combined with SRC). Consider applying as a student volunteer.

SIGSOFT has a great travel support program for students: SIGSOFT CAPS.

Q: My research is not related to software engineering or any of the main themes of the ICSE conference. Can I still participate in the Student Research Competition? Yes, but not at ICSE. Participate in a SRC at conference that is related to your research. To participate in the competition at ICSE, your research needs to be related to the main themes of the ICSE conference (see the topics for the Technical Research Track). If your research is not among the topics relevant for ICSE, please check http://src.acm.org/ to find a conference that is better related. If you don’t find a conference that covers your research, you can participate in the SRC competition at the SIGCSE conference.

Q: I submitted a paper to the Doctoral Symposium. May I also submit a paper on the same topic to the Student Research Competition? Yes, you may, and we encourage this. However, as with any simultaneous submission about similar research topics, the content must be at least 30% different than any other submission (in substance, not just the words). This includes your submission to the Doctoral Symposium. The overlap between the two papers will be checked upon submission to the SRC submission site.

If you have doubts about your submission, please speak with your advisor and discuss how to ensure that the two papers are different enough to avoid being flagged.

Accepted Papers

Title
A Better Approach to Track the Evolution of Static Code WarningsACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print File Attached
Anomaly Detection in Scratch AssignmentsACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print File Attached
Automation and evaluation of mutation testing for the new C++ standardsACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print
Detecting User-Perceived Service Failure in Mobile Applications via Mining User TracesACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print
Distribution Awareness for AI System TestingACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print
Effect on brain activity while programming with (without) musicACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Explainable Bug Prediction for Code Changes: Are We There Yet?ACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Investigating the Interplay between Developers and AutomationACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print File Attached
Let's not make a fuzz about itACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print
MUTAGEN: Faster Mutation-Based Random TestingACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print
Metamorphic Testing of Autonomous Vehicles: a Case Study on SimulinkACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print
Microservice-based performance problem detection in Cyber-Physical System software updatesACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
NodeSRT: A Selective Regression Testing Tool for Node.js ApplicationACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print
Please Don’t Go - Increasing Women’s Participation in Open Source SoftwareACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print
ProMal: Precise Window Transition Graphs for Android via Synergy of Program Analysis and Machine LearningACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Scalable Call Graph Constructor for MavenACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print File Attached
SetDroid: Detecting User-configurable Setting Issues of Android Apps via Metamorphic FuzzingACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
File Attached
System Component-Level Self-Adaptations for Security via Bayesian GamesACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print
Testing Object Detection for Autonomous Driving Systems via 3D ReconstructionACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print
Understanding the Challenges and Assisting Developers with Developing Spark ApplicationsACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
Pre-print File Attached
WebEvo: Taming Web Application Evolution via Semantic Structure Change DetectionACM SRC
SRC - ACM Student Research Competition
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Aleithan, Reem
York University, CanadaSaudi Arabia
B
Begel, Andrew
Microsoft ResearchUnited States
Berend, David
Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeSingapore
C
Chen, Tsong Yueh
Swinburne University of TechnologyAustralia
Chen, Yufeng
University of British Columbia
Chicano, Francisco
D
Diaz Pace, Andres
UNICEN University
Donaldson, Alastair F.
Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
E
Elazhary, Omar
University of VictoriaCanada
G
Garcia, Alessandro
PUC-RioBrazil
Gartziandia, Aitor
H
Hall, Tracy
Lancaster University
Herzig, Kim
Tools for Software Engineers, Microsoft
Hierons, Rob
The University of SheffieldUnited Kingdom
K
Kanewala, Upulee
Montana State University
Keshani, Mehdi
Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands
Körber, Nina
University of PassauGermany
L
Li, Junjie
Li, Miqing
University of Birmingham, UKUnited Kingdom
Liu, Changlin
Case Western Reserve University
Lobo-Vesga, Elisabet
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
M
Mista, Agustín
Chalmers University of TechnologySweden
P
Paiva, Ana
Faculty of Engineering of the University of PortoPortugal
R
Rabiser, Rick
LIT CPS, Johannes Kepler University LinzAustria
Ramírez, Aurora
University of CórdobaSpain
Rashid, Awais
University of Bristol, UKUnited Kingdom
Russo, Alejandro
Chalmers University of Technology, SwedenArgentina
S
Segura, Sergio
Universidad de SevillaSpain
Shao, Fei
Case Western Reserve University
Shao, Jinyang
Wuhan University, China
Soares, Gustavo
MicrosoftUnited States
Sun, Jingling
East China Normal University, China
T
Tan, Shin Hwei
Southern University of Science and TechnologyChina
Thapaliya, Ananga
Innopolis University, Russia
Tian, Deyu
Peking University
Trinkenreich, Bianca
Northern of Arizona UniveristyUnited States
Troya, Javier
Universidad de Málaga, SpainSpain
V
Valle, Pablo
University of MondragonSpain
W
Wang, Zehao
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Y
Yoo, Junbeom
Konkuk UniversitySouth Korea
Z
Zhang, Mingyue
Peking University, China
Á
Álvarez-García, Miguel Ángel
Universidad de CádizSpain