Call for Contributions
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 from 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.
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. Submissions must strictly conform to the ACM formatting instructions. Alterations of spacing, font size, and other changes that deviate from the instructions may result in desk rejection without further review.
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 hotcrp submission page.
- SRC Submissions Deadline: 31 December 2021
- SRC Acceptance Notification: 11 February 2022
- SRC Camera Ready: 25 February 2021
- SRC Presentations: 24 May 2021
If you are selected to participate in the competition, you will be invited to the first round, which will take place at ICSE 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. 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.
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 2022 conference. After each presentation, there will be a brief question-and-answer session. Your evaluation will be based on 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.
The top three winners in each category – undergraduate and graduate – will be recognized during the conference. The winners of the ICSE 2022 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.