SAC SRC Program is sponsored by Microsoft Research

SRC 2013 Pictures

SRC 2014 Pictures

SAC 2014 SRC Program Winners:

First Place (Gold Medal): Interpreting Energy Profiles with CEGAR, Steven te Brinke, University of Twente, Netherlands

Second Place (Silver Medal): Mechanisms to Ensure Quality of Service for the Internet of Things, Rafael Perazzo Barbosa Mota, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Third Place (Bronze Medal): Android Malware Detection based on Kullback-Leibler Divergence, Vanessa N. Cooper, Kennesaw State University, USA

Congratulations to All.


Final list of SRC Contributions

Round #1: Posters Exhibit (Tuesday March 25, 2014, 2:30pm - 5:30pm):

All posters will be judged by the SRC committee listed below. The five top posters will proceed to the second round for oral presentations. All participants will receive SIGAPP Certificate of Participation.

Round #2: Oral Presentations (Wednesday March 26, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm):

All five PowerPoint presentations will be judged by the SRC committee to select the top three winners. All five participants will be invited to the Banquet. The top three winners will be announced at the Banquet where they receive ACM SRC medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze) and cash prizes ($500, $300, $200).

SRC Overview:

The Student Research Competition (SRC) program, sponsored by Microsoft Research, is a newly added program to the ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC). The SAC 2014 SRC program provides graduate students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with researchers and practitioners in their areas of interest. Active graduate students seeking feedback from the scientific community on their research ideas are invited to submit abstracts of their original unpublished and in-progress research work in areas of experimental computing and application development related to SAC 2014 Tracks.

This program is open for graduate students currently enrolled in University or College and have active ACM and SIGAPP student membership. Abstracts must be authored by students only. Faculty advisor(s) cannot be listed as authors on the submission or on the final poster presentation. No group projects are allowed.

The work must not be submitted to any another SRC program, journal or conference while it is under consideration for SAC 2014 SRC Program.

Student research abstracts must be submitted to their respective SAC tracks through the START submission system. The abstracts are reviewed by reviewers who review paper submissions to that track. The Track Chairs (TCs) manage the review process. Upon the review results, The SRC Coordinator and Program Chairs select the best 15 abstracts and invite their authors to participate in SAC 2014.

Each invited author receives $500 from ACM's SRC Program toward travel expenses such as Conference registration; Transportation expenses (air, rail, bus, taxi, car service, car rental, parking); Meals; Hotel rooms; Tips; Supplies for poster development; and Poster shipment, etc. In addition, invited authors are eligible to apply for the SIGAPP's Student Travel Award Program (STAP) for additional funding to cover travel expenses. For more information about SIGAPP's travel awards, please visit

Participation requires conference registration at the student rate, using the registration type "SRC Student Author".

A judging panel will evaluate the poster displays and then the oral (PowerPoint) presentations during the second round of judging:

Round #1: Judging all displayed posters to select the top five posters.

Round #2: Judging the five presentations to select the top three winners for medals and cash prizes. All five presenters will be invited to SAC Banquet where the finalists are announced.

At the Banquet (on Thursday), the top three winners will be recognized and presented with award medals. The cash prizes are paid directly by ACM after the conference (First place $500; Second place $300; and Third place $200).

For more details, please see SAC 2014 Call for Student Research Abstracts and the SRC Information Sheet.

Poster Preparation Guidelines:

  1. Poster materials should be displayed on a 48 inch (121.92 cm) High x 36 inch (91.44 cm) Wide poster board, including diagrams, graphs, data, pictures and text may be mounted. Thumbtacks and poster board will be provided for mounting materials. No audiovisual equipment is available. Poster authors may make preprints of their papers available to participants.
  2. The poster content should be clearly divided into sections including introduction, problem definition, work summary, results, and conclusion.
  3. The poster content (text and illustrations) should be readable from a distance of at least 5 feet. All illustrations should be properly titled.
  4. A heading label including the title, author name(s), and the primary author(s) address should be included at the top of the poster board.
  5. The entire size of the poster material(s) is limited to the dimension (48"H x 36"W).

Power Point Preparation Guidelines:

  1. Total presentation time is 15 minutes.
  2. Prepare a Power Point slides for about 10 minutes presentation.
  3. Allow A/Q session for 5 minutes.
Poster and Oral Presentations Schedule:
  1. Posters Exhibit: Tuesday March 25, 2014, 2:30pm - 5:30pm.
  2. Oral Presentations: Wednesday March 26, 2014, 2:30pm - 4:00pm.

SRC Program Committee:

  1. Barrett R. Bryant, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA
  2. Hisham M. Haddad, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, USA (SRC Coordinator)
  3. Jiman Hong, Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea
  4. Chih-Cheng Hung, Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Georgia, USA
  5. Sascha Ossowski, University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
  6. Sung Y. Shin, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, USA
  7. Roger L. Wainwright, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

SRC Important Dates:

SRC Abstract Submission: September 13, 2013
SRC Author Notification: November 20, 2013
Poster Presentations: March 25, 2014,
2:30pm - 5:30pm.
Oral Presentations: March 26, 2014, 2:30pm - 4:00pm.

For questions, please contact the Program Coordinator:

Student Research Competition (SRC) Coordinator
Dr. Hisham M. Haddad
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, Georgia, USA