[ecoop-info] ACM Student Research Competition at ICSE 2010

Tom Zimmermann zimmerth at cpsc.ucalgary.ca
Wed Nov 11 02:55:07 CET 2009

ACM Student Research Competition at ICSE 2010.

Students can get travel stipends and win prizes!
Submit papers by January 7, 2010.


ICSE will be hosting an ACM Student Research Competition (SRC),
sponsored by Microsoft Research.  This competition is at an
internationally recognized venue that offers students a unique forum
to experience the research world, present their research results to
ICSE attendees, and compete for prizes.

Participate in this exciting competition and submit your work to the
ICSE Student Research Competition!


In the first round, students submit a 2-page research abstract that
follows the ICSE 2010 Format and Submission Guidelines. The submission
should describe:

* The research problem and motivation
* Background and related work
* Approach and uniqueness
* Results and contributions

Papers must be submitted electronically through CyberChairPro (see the
submission deadline below).

A panel of experts will review the submissions and select the students
to participate in the final two rounds of the Student Research
Competition at ICSE 2010 in South Africa.  Accepted submissions will
be published in the ICSE proceedings Volume II.

Students who are selected to participate in the final two rounds are
entitled to a *stipend for their travel expenses, up to a maximum of


The competition consists of two rounds during the conference:

1. Poster Presentation.  Judges evaluate the research (quality,
novelty and significance) and the presentation of the research
(poster, discussion) during a poster session.

Based on the results from the poster session, judges will select
students to advance to the second round of the competition.

2. Short Conference Talk.  Students give a short presentation of their
research followed by a question and answer session. The presentation
is evaluated by a panel of judges who select the winners.


The top three winners will be recognized during the conference and
will receive *prizes of US$500, US$300, and US$200,* respectively.
The winners of the ICSE SRC are also invited to compete with winners
from other ACM conferences in the ACM Student Research Competition
Grand Finals.

In addition, the judges can award special prizes:

* Best project representing an innovative use of Microsoft technology

   Visit the Microsoft Research in Software Engineering Group to
   download available research tools (Boogie, CCI, CHESS, Code
   Contracts, Pex, Stubs) from Microsoft Research.  Students can get
   selected Microsoft products (Visual Studio, SQL Server) for free at
   Microsoft DreamSpark.

* Best poster presentation by a student at a host country university


Participants must be undergraduates or graduate students pursuing an
academic degree at the time of initial submission. Participants must
provide a signed letter from their academic supervisor confirming that
they are registered as a full-time student. Additionally, participants
must be current members of the ACM, and must provide their ACM member
number. Supervisors of the work may not be listed as co-authors; you
must submit a single-authored version of your work for the


Student Research Competition on the ICSE web-page
http://www.sbs.co.za/ICSE2010/ (Co-located, ACM-SRC)

For additional information, visit the official ACM Student Research
Competition web-site. http://www.acm.org/src/


Paper Submission: 7 January 2010
Notification: 11 February 2010
Camera Ready Copy: 3 March 2010


Shing-Chi Cheung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ayse Bener, Bogazici University, Turkey
Mira Mezini, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Emerson Murphy-Hill, University of British Columbia, Canada
Willem Visser, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tao Xie, North Carolina State University, USA
Thomas Zimmermann (coordinator), Microsoft Research, USA

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