PACT 2017

International Conference on 
Parallel Architecture and Compilation Techniques
Portland, Oregon, USA
Sep 9-13, 2017

Dates & Deadlines:

  • March 14, 2017: Paper Deadline
  • May 3-6, 2017: Author Response Period
  • May 24, 2017: Author Notification
  • July 19, 2017: Camera Ready Final Papers
  • September 9-13, 2017: PACT 2017

PACT 2017 Information:

Call for Contributions




PACT 2017 Organization:

Previous PACTs:

Technical Sponsors

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The 26th International Conference on
Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT)
Portland, Oregon, USA
September 9-13, 2017

ACM Student Research Competition


Sponsored by ACM and Microsoft Research, the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) is a forum for graduate and undergraduate students to share their research results, exchange ideas, and improve their communication skills while competing for prizes. The SRC consists of three rounds: Online abstract submission authored by the student alone. Poster session at PACT-2017 by authors selected abstracts. Presentation at PACT-2017 by authors of the top 3 posters selected by judges at the conference.

The evaluation of round (1) will focus on the quality of the research contributions, while rounds (2) and (3) will consider that and the quality of visual and oral presentation. You can find more information on the ACM Student Research Competition at:

  • Abstract Deadline: 11:59 pm US EDT Friday, June 23, 2017
  • Extended Deadline: Moday, July 10, 2017
  • Acceptance Notification: Friday, July 14, 2017


A participant in the SRC must meet all of the following conditions:
  • The abstract and the poster must be authored solely by the participant.
  • The participant must submit an abstract of up to 800 words outlining the content of a poster that is going to be presented during the competition.
  • The abstract must include the poster title, author name, affiliation, 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 abstract can have some overlap with previous publications (including PACT-2017), but some significant part of it must have not appeared before. Novelty is one of the criteria for selection.
  • The participant can be from anywhere in the world, but must be an ACM student member, and must maintain an undergraduate or graduate student status as of June 24, 2017. Please indicate whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student. You may join ACM prior to entering. Basic student membership is $19 per year or less:
  • For each accepted SRC poster, a one-page extended abstract in the ACM format will be included in the PACT-2017 conference proceedings. The content, however, can be included in a future submission to other conferences or journals.

Abstract Submission:

Submissions to the PACT-2017 ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) must be submitted electronically at this SRC Submission site.
  • The submission should be in pdf format. Blind submissions are fine, but not required.
  • Submissions should not exceed 1 page, and should not exceed 800 words. Figures and References are fine, and must fit within the single page.
  • You may use this latex template. This template will format the paper in the style here. If using MS Word, please be sure to reproduce the same template style.
  • Please also note that all students whose abstracts are accepted are expected to attend PACT-2017 and present a poster of their work, and present it in a PACT session if selected from the poster session.

Selection Committee:

Vijay Janapa Reddi (Chair) and committee (TBD).


For additional information, clarification, or questions, please contact the ACM Student Research Competition Chair, Vijay Janapa Reddi (The University of Texas at Austin)