PLDI ACM Student Research Competition (SRC)

by grosser, March 14, 2017

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft
Research, offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research on programming language design, implementation, theory, applications, and performance at PLDI 2017. The goal is to give students a place to discuss their research with experts in their field and to help them sharpen their research and communication skills.

Please find more information at

Deadline for submission of the extended abstracts: Friday April 7th,


## Rounds

Three rounds of competition will take place before and during PLDI 

2017.  All rounds are held in two categories: Undergraduate Students and 

Graduate Students (Masters and PhD level).  Winners of the third round 

will be invited to participate in the SRC Grand Finals competition 

hosted by the ACM.  The PLDI rounds are:

* Extended abstract round. All students are encouraged to submit an 

extended abstract outlining their research.

* Poster session. Based on the abstracts, a panel of judges will select 

the most promising authors to participate in the poster session which 

will take place at PLDI. In the poster session, students will have the 

opportunity to present their work to the judges, who will select a group 

of semi-finalists in each category to advance to the next round.

* PLDI presentation. The last PLDI round will consist of an oral 

presentation at the conference to compete for the three top places.

## Prizes

Winners of the three top places in each category receive prizes of $500 

for the first place winner, $300 for the second place winner and $200 

for the third place winner, respectively.

The top three undergraduate and graduate winners receive an award medal 

and a one-year complimentary ACM student membership with a subscription 

to ACM’s Digital Library.

## ACM SRC Grand Finals

First place winners in each category will be invited to participate in 

the ACM SRC Grand Finals, an on-line round of competition between 

first-place SRC winners from different ACM conferences held in 2017.  

Grand Finals will be judged by a different, ACM-appointed panel of


Winners of the three top Grand Finals places in each category will 

receive additional prizes of $500 for the first place winner, $300 for 

the second place winner and $200 for the third place winner, 

respectively.  They will be also invited to the annual ACM Award Banquet 

along with prestigious ACM award winners, including the winner of the 

Turing Award.

## Eligibility criteria

Current student status, either graduate or undergraduate, at the time of 

submission deadline.

In order to advance to the poster session round, participants of the SRC 

must be current ACM (student) members.

## Extended Abstract Submission Details

Each submission should include the student author’s name, institutional

affiliation, e-mail address, and postal address; research advisor’s

name; ACM student member number; category (undergraduate or graduate);

research title; and an extended abstract addressing the following: 

The extended abstract must not exceed 1000 words and must not be longer

than 2 pages. Reference lists do not count towards these limits. 

## SRC Panel

Xavier Martorell, BSC and UPC (chair).

Tobias Grosser, ETH Zurich

Sandrine Blazy, IRISA

Martin Kong, RICE University

Timothy Bourke, INRIA

Cole Schlesinger, Barefoot Networks, Inc.