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SIGACCESS Student Research Competition (SRC) 2014

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) is an event open to undergraduate and graduate students, interested in presenting their research to a panel of experts.

Eligibility

Submissions

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) is an event open to undergraduate and graduate students, interested in presenting their research to a panel of experts. Students wishing to participate submit abstracts of their work. Qualifying research must deal with topics that are relevant to the mission of the ASSETS series, as described by the call-for-papers. Preference will be given to work that has been completed (or close to completion); the same topic of work cannot be presented at more than one of the conference venues (SRC, DC, or as a regular technical paper). Selected students will receive partial support from ACM to attend the conference. At the conference, entrants will display a poster and make a brief presentation to a panel of judges. A small number of semifinalists will be chosen by the judges to present their work in a conference session, and of those, two students (undergraduate, and graduate) will be designated finalists by the judges, and a chance to compete in the SRC Grand Finals, whose winners will be recognized at the Annual ACM Awards Banquet.

Submissions should be formatted using the ACM conference format for letter paper size (8.5" by 11"): maximum of 2 pages long and submitted as a PDF. Successful entries will be published in the ASSETS 2014 proceedings and the ACM Digital Library.

Participating in the SRC

Students selected to participate in the SRC will receive partial support from ACM to attend the conference. ACM's SRC program covers expenses up to US$500 for all students invited to an SRC.

At the conference, there will be two rounds of competition:

First Round Competition

Participants will display a poster and make a brief presentation to a panel of judges. After the judges have reviewed the posters and discussed the research with each participant, a group of semi-finalists for each category (undergraduate and graduate) will be selected to present at the second round of the competition.

Second Round Competition

Semi-finalists will then give an oral presentation on their work as part of a main conference session. A panel of judges will evaluate their knowledge of the research area, their contribution to the field, and the quality of the presentation.

Three winners will be chosen in each category, undergraduate and graduate, receiving their medals (gold, silver, and bronze) and a monetary prize of $500, $300, and $200, respectively. First place winners will be designated as finalists and will also advance to the SRC Grand Finals.

Note: Upon request, American Sign Language interpreters will be provided for participants in the SRC, both during the competition itself and for the remainder of the ASSETS conference. Requests for an interpreter must be indicated on the conference registration form when registering for ASSETS.

Advancing to the SRC Grand Finals

First place undergraduate and graduate student winners from the ACM SRCs held throughout the year advance to the SRC Grand Finals. A panel of judges will evaluate the entries through an on-line competition. From this competition, three undergraduate and three graduate students will be designated the SRC Grand Finals winners. They are invited, along with their advisors, to the annual ACM Awards Banquet, where they receive formal recognition.

Important Dates

How to Submit

To be defined.

Panel of Reviewers

To be defined.

Further Information

For further information or any questions regarding the student research competition, please contact the SRC Chair - Eelke Folmer.

Further details about ACM Student Research Competitions and the Grand Finals are available at ACM Student Research Competition Page.


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