The Student Research Competition (SRC) program, sponsored by Microsoft Research, was added to the ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) in 2013. SAC 2018 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feedback from the scientific community on their research ideas are invited to submit abstracts of their original unpublished and in-progress research work in areas of experimental computing and application development related to SAC 2018 Tracks.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.
Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts, of maximum 2 pages in ACM camera-ready format, to the START submission system. Abstracts must address original and unpublished research work related to a SAC track, with emphasis on the innovation behind the research idea. The submission should address the research problem being investigated, the proposed approach and research methodology, and sample preliminary results of the work. In addition, the abstract should reflect on the originality of the work, innovation of the approach, and applicability of the results to real-world problems
Submitting the same abstract to multiple SAC tracks is not allowed. The work must not be submitted to any another SRC program, journal or conference while it is under consideration for SAC 2018 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 Chair and Program Committee select the best 18 abstracts and invite their authors to participate in SAC 2018.
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 http://www.sigapp.org/stawards.html
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 finalsts will be invited to SAC Banquet where the top three winnerss 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).
Barrett R. Bryant, USA
Hisham M. Haddad, USA
Jiman Hong, Korea
Chih-Cheng Hung, USA
John Kim, USA
Maria Lancastre, Brazil
Sascha Ossowski, Spain
Hossain Shahriar, USA
Sung Y. Shin, USA
Dongwan Shin, USA
Roger L. Wainwright, USA
SRC Abstract Submission:
September 15, 2017 September 25, 2017
SRC Author Notification:
November 10, 2017 November 24, 2017
November 25, 2017 December 9, 2017
December 10, 2017 December 15, 2017
Posters Exhibit: Tuesday April 10, 2018
Oral Presentations: Thursday April 12, 2018
Armin R. Mikler
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas, USA