PACT 2011: Call for Participation in ACM Student Research Competition
- Abstract submission: 11:59pm Anywhere on Earth (AoE) July 15, 2011
- Acceptance notification: 11:59pm Anywhere on Earth (AoE) July 29, 2011
Submissions to the PACT 2011 ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) must
be submitted electronically at the site below:
The Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques
(PACT) invites participation in the ACM Student Research Competition
(SRC). Sponsored by ACM and Microsoft Research, the SRC is a forum
for undergraduates and graduate students to share their research
results, exchange ideas, and improve their communication skills
while competing for prizes. Students accepted to participate in the
SRC are entitled to a travel grant (up to $500) to help cover travel
expenses. The top 3 undergraduate and graduate winners will receive
all of the following prizes:
The SRC consists of two rounds: a poster session and a presentation
session. A panel of judges will select a number of finalists from
the poster session, who will be invited to the presentation session
at PACT 2011 and compete for the prizes. The evaluation will be
concentrated on the quality of both visual and oral presentation,
the research methods, and the significance of contribution.
- Monetary prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively.
- An award plaque and a two-year complimentary ACM membership with a
subscription to ACM's Digital Library.
- The names and research abstracts of the winners will be posted on
the ACM SRC web site,
- An invitation to participate in the SRC Grand Finals, an on-line
round of competitions among the winners of individual
conference-hosted SRCs. The top three graduate and undergraduate
Grand Finalists will receive an additional $500, $300, and $200,
respectively, along with Grand Finalist plaques. Grand Finalists
and their advisors will be invited to the Annual ACM Awards
Banquet for an all-expenses-paid trip, where they will be
recognized for their accomplishments, along with other
prestigious ACM award winners, including the winner of the Turing
A participant in the SRC must meet all following conditions:
For each accepted SRC poster, a one-page extended abstract in the ACM
format will be included in the PACT conference proceedings.
The content, however, can be included in a future submission to other
conferences or journals.
The participant must submit an up to 800-word abstract
outlining the content of a poster that is going to be presented
during the competition. The abstract must include the poster
title, author names, affiliations, and the name of the academic
advisor. It should describe the research problem, motivation
and background, techniques and results, and the prospect for
clearly and concisely conveying the work in a poster format. It
should state the novelty and contributions of the work
explicitly. The submission deadline is July 15, 2011.
The abstract can have some overlap with previous publications
(including PACT'11), but some significant part of it must have not
appeared before. Novelty is one of the criteria for selection.
The abstract and the poster must be authored solely by the participant.
The participant must be an ACM student member, and must
maintain an undergraduate or graduate student status as of
July 15, 2011. Please indicate whether you are an undergraduate
or graduate student.
Tor M. Aamodt (UBC)
Calin Cascaval (Qualcomm)
Chen Ding (Univ of Rochester)
Hysoon Kim (Georgia Tech)
Dimitris Nikolopoulos (FORTH & Univ of Crete)
Vijay S. Pai (Purdue)
Xipeng Shen, Chair (William & Mary)
Cheng Wang (Intel Labs)
Pen-Chung Yew (Univ of Minnesota)
Huiyang Zhou (NCSU)
For additional information, clarification, or questions, please
contact the Student Research Competition Chair,
Xipeng Shen, at
xshen [at] cs.wm.edu.
The ACM SRC at PACT 2011 is sponsored by the ACM and Microsoft Research.