SPLASH 2013
Sat 26 - Thu 31 October 2013 Indianapolis, United States

Continuing the successes of previous years, SPLASH is again hosting an ACM SIGPLAN Student Research Competition (ACM SRC). The competition is an internationally-recognized venue that enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the research world, share their research results with other students and SPLASH attendees. The competition has separate categories for undergraduate and graduate students and awards prizes to the top three students in each category. The ACM SIGPLAN Student Research Competition shares the Poster session’s goal to facilitate interaction with researchers and industry practitioners; providing both sides with the opportunity to learn of ongoing, current research. Additionally, the Student Research Competition gives students experience with both formal presentations and evaluations.

Call for Participation

ACM SRC

Continuing the successes of previous years, SPLASH is again hosting an ACM SIGPLAN Student Research Competition (ACM SRC). The competition is an internationally-recognized venue that enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the research world, share their research results with other students and SPLASH attendees. The competition has separate categories for undergraduate and graduate students and awards prizes to the top three students in each category. The ACM SIGPLAN Student Research Competition shares the Poster session's goal to facilitate interaction with researchers and industry practitioners; providing both sides with the opportunity to learn of ongoing, current research. Additionally, the Student Research Competition gives students experience with both formal presentations and evaluations.

Submission Summary
Due on: July 05, 2013
Notifications: August 05, 2013
Camera-ready copy due: August 18, 2013
Format: ACM Proceedings format
Contact: (chair)

The ACM International Conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH) is sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN.

SPLASH is the home of OOPSLA Research Papers, Onward!, and the Dynamic Languages Symposium, among other events.

Competition Requirements

Participants must be undergraduates or graduate students pursuing an academic degree at the time of initial submission. Research completed while the student was an undergraduate may be submitted to the undergraduate category even if the student is now a first-year graduate student. Participants must be current members of the ACM and provide their ACM member number.

Submissions must be original research that is neither in submission nor already published at SPLASH or another conference or journal. One of the goals of the SRC is to give students feedback on ongoing, unpublished work.

Submissions must be individual student research projects. Although the ACM and SPLASH recognize the importance of collaborative research, the Student Research Competition is meant to be an opportunity for junior students to develop their skills as researchers and to give them an opportunity to showcase their work. One of the goals of the program is to focus on the student, their capabilities as a researcher, and their potential. Supervisors of the work should not be listed as co-authors; you must submit a single-authored version for the competition.

Submission

Interested students should submit a two-page abstract in PDF format through the following URL:

http://cyberchair.acm.org/splashstureco/submit/

Please prepare your abstract using ACM conference style, 10pt font with two columns, 0.75 inch margins and 1/3 inch space between columns. Submissions will be simultaneously considered for the Poster track, including submissions that are not selected to participate in the Student Research Competition. The submission should describe:

  • The research problem and motivation
  • Background and related work
  • Approach and uniqueness
  • Results and contributions

Selection Process

A maximum of 20 students (10 undergraduates, 10 graduates) will be selected to participate in the Student Research Competition at SPLASH. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of experts, and are evaluated based on the quality of the work, novelty of approach, significance of contribution, and clarity of written presentation.

Students whose submissions are accepted to participate in the competition are entitled to a stipend for their travel expenses, up to a maximum of US $500.

First round: poster session

At the conference, the first round of the competition evaluates the research during a poster presentation. The poster presentation is evaluated based on two facets:

  • The research: its quality, novelty, and the significance of the contribution.
  • The presentation: visual aspects of the poster and the student's oral discussion.

Based on the results from the poster session, the judges select students to advance to the second round of the competition.

Second round: Short Presentation

During the second round each student gives a short (5-10 min) presentation of their research, followed by a question and answer period. The judges evaluate the presentations and select the top three winners in each category (undergraduate and graduate). The winners receive prizes (see below)!

After the conference, the winners from each category will advance to the ACM Grand Finals of the Student Research Competition, where all SIG conference contest winners are evaluated.

Prizes

The top three winners at SPLASH in each category (undergraduate and graduate) will receive prizes of US $500, US $300, and US $200, respectively. All winners also receive an award certificate and two-year complimentary ACM membership with a subscription to ACM's Digital Library. Winners will be recognized during the conference. These winners will also go on to compete in the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals with winners from other ACM conferences.

For More Information

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the ACM SRC Chair, Isil Dillig and Sam Guyer.