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.

Dates
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Wed 28 Oct
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18:00 - 21:00: PostersStudent Research Competition at Admiral and Reflections
Chair(s): Sam GuyerTufts University, Patrick LamUniversity of Waterloo, Canada
18:00 - 21:00
Talk
Efficient Support for Strong Semantics in Transactional and Non-transactional Programs
Student Research Competition
Aritra SenguptaOhio State University
18:00 - 21:00
Talk
Automatic Array Property Detection Via Static Analysis
Student Research Competition
18:00 - 21:00
Talk
KinEdit: A Tool to Help Developers Refactor Manually
Student Research Competition
Josh TerrellCalifornia Polytechnic University
18:00 - 21:00
Talk
Finding Bugs in Spreadsheets Using Reference Counting
Student Research Competition
Nima JoharizadehUniversity of California, Davis
18:00 - 21:00
Talk
Viser: Providing Serializability in Hardware With Simplified Cache Coherence
Student Research Competition
Swarnendu BiswasOhio State University, USA
18:00 - 21:00
Talk
Concurrency Control for Multithreaded Reactive Programming
Student Research Competition
Ragnar MogkTechnische Universität Darmstadt
18:00 - 21:00
Talk
Gradual Mode Types for Energy-Aware Programming
Student Research Competition
Anthony CaninoSUNY Binghamton
18:00 - 21:00
Talk
Race-driven UI-level Test Generation for JavaScript-based Web Applications
Student Research Competition
18:00 - 21:00
Talk
Contributions of the Under-Appreciated: Gender Bias in an Open-Source Ecology
Student Research Competition
Andrew KofinkNorth Carolina State University
18:00 - 21:00
Talk
Safely Evolving Configurable Systems
Student Research Competition
Flavio MedeirosFederal University of Campina Grande
18:00 - 21:00
Talk
SIRe: An Efficient Snapshot Isolation-based Memory Model for Detecting and Tolerating Region Conflicts
Student Research Competition
Minjia ZhangOhio State University, USA
18:00 - 21:00
Talk
The Oprop Verification Tool: Object Propositions in Action
Student Research Competition
Nistor LigiaCarnegie Mellon University

Thu 29 Oct
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10:30 - 12:00: TalksStudent Research Competition at Grand Station 4
Chair(s): Patrick LamUniversity of Waterloo, Canada, Sam GuyerTufts University

Call for Submissions

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 not 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.

Submission

New: Submission site is now open!

Interested students should submit a two-page abstract in PDF format using the ACM SIGPLAN Conference template (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 first-place winner 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 medal 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.

More Information

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the ACM Student Research Competition Co-Chairs (Sam Guyer) at src@splashcon.org.