SAC 2016
31st ACM Symposium
on Applied Computing

Pisa, Italy   April 4-8, 2016
Association for
Computing Machinery
Sponsored by
Student Research Competition

SRC Overview

The Student Research Competition (SRC) program, sponsored by Microsoft Research, is designed to provide 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 un-published and in-progress research work in areas of experimental computing and application development related to SAC 2016 Tracks.

Abstracts must be authored by students only. Faculty advisor(s) cannot be listed as authors on the submission or on the final poster presentation. The student author must be currently enrolled in a University or College and have active ACM and SIGAPP student membership. No group projects allowed. The work must not be submitted to any another SRC program, journal or conference while it is under consideration for SAC 2016 SRC Program.

Accepted research abstracts presented by their sole student authors will be published in SAC CD Proceedings with clear indication of "Student Research Abstract - Work in Progress" or something similar to that.

Student research abstracts are submitted to their respective SAC tracks through the START submission system, following the submission procedure on the SAC 2016 website. The abstracts are reviewed by the reviewers who review paper submissions in that track. The Track Chairs (TCs) manage the review process. Upon the review results, SRC Chair and the Organizing Committee select the best 20 abstracts and invite their authors to participate in SAC 2016.

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 details, please see SAC 2016 Call for Student Research Abstracts and the SRC Information Sheet.

Preparation Guidelines

  1. Poster materials will be displayed on a 53 inch (137 cm) High x 37 inch (96 cm) Wide poster board on which diagrams, graphs, data, pictures and a
    small amount of 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. Posters should be easily understood. The content of each poster should be clearly divided into sections including introduction, problem definition (or aim of work),
    work summary, results, and conclusions.
  3. General guidelines are:

SRC Program Committee

  1. Alessio Bechini, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  2. Barrett R. Bryant, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA
  3. Hisham M. Haddad, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
  4. Jiman Hong, Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea
  5. Chih-Cheng Hung, Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Georgia, USA
  6. John Kim, Utica College, Utica, New York, USA
  7. Sascha Ossowski, University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
  8. Hossain Shahriar, Kennesaw State University, Marietta, Georgia, USA (SRC Chair)
  9. Sung Y. Shin, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, USA
  10. Roger L. Wainwright, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

SRC Important Dates

SRC Abstract Submission: September 11, 2015 Sep 28, 2015
SRC Author Notification: November 30, 2015
Camera-ready copies: December 7, 2015
Author registration: December 18, 2015
SRC Poster Presentations: April 5, 2016
SRC Oral Presentations: April 7, 2016


For questions or inquiries about SRC at ACM SAC 2016, please contact the SRC Program Chair:

Hossain Shahriar
Kennesaw State University
Marietta, Georgia, USA