[ecoop-info] First Call for ACM SIGPLAN STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION at "AOSD 2011: Perspectives on Modularity"

Mónica Pinto pinto at lcc.uma.es
Mon Aug 2 17:21:29 CEST 2010

                 AOSD 2011: Perspectives on Modularity
            10th International Conference on Aspect-Oriented
                          Software Development
   March 21st - 25th, 2011, Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil
              Supported by ACM SIGSOFT & SIGPLAN (pending)

***** Call for Contributions *****

For the first time, AOSD is hosting an ACM SIGPLAN Student Research
Competition. The competition, sponsored by Microsoft Research, is an
internationally-recognised venue that enables undergraduate and graduate
students to experience the research world, share their research results with
other students and AOSD attendees, and compete for prizes. The ACM SIGPLAN
Student Research Competition shares the Poster session's goal to facilitate
students' interaction with researchers and industry practitioners; providing
both sides with the opportunity to learn of ongoing, current research.
Additionally, the Student Research Competition affords students with
experience with both formal presentations and evaluations.

** Competition **

Students submit a proposal that follows the requirements for a Poster
proposal. Submissions must be original work that is neither in submission
nor already published at AOSD or another conference or journal. Student
Research Competition submissions will be simultaneously considered as Poster
submissions. Students who are not selected to participate in the Student
Research Competition will be considered for the Poster event.

The submission should describe:

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

Submissions should not exceed 800 words and must be in ACM SIGPLAN
proceedings format.

Submissions are reviewed by a panel of experts, and are evaluated based upon
the following criteria:

* Quality of work
* Novelty of approach
* Significance of contribution
* Clarity of written presentation

A maximum of 20 students (10 undergraduates, 10 graduates) will be selected
to participate in the Student Research Competition at AOSD 2011. Students
whose submissions are accepted to participate in the competition are
entitled to a stipend for their travel expenses, up to a maximum of US$500.

At the conference, the first round of the competition evaluates the research
during a poster presentation. The poster presentation is evaluated based on
two facets:

* The presentation of the research, including the visual aspects of the
poster and the student's oral discussion.
* The research, specifically its quality, novelty, and the significance of
the contribution.

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

During the second round of the competition, students give a 10-minute
presentation of their research, followed by a five-minute question and
answer period. The presentation is evaluated by a panel of judges, and the
top three winners in each category are selected. The top three winners in
each category will receive prizes of US$500, US$300, and US$200,

After the conference, the winners from each category will advance to the ACM
Grand Finals of the Student Research Competition, where all SIG conference
contest winners are evaluated.

** Prizes **

The top three winners at AOSD 2011 in each category (undergraduate and
graduate) will receive prizes of US$500, US$300, and US$200, respectively.
All winners also receive an award certificate and two-year complimentary ACM
membership with a subscription to ACM's Digital Library. Winners will be
recognized during the conference. These winners will also go on to compete
in the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals with winners from other
ACM conferences.

** Competition Requirements **

Participants must be undergraduates or graduate students pursuing an
academic degree at the time of initial submission. The contest has two
categories, one for undergraduate research and the other for graduate
research. Three winners will be selected in each category. Research
completed while the student was an undergraduate may be submitted to the
undergraduate category even if the student is now a first-year graduate
student. Participants must provide a signed letter from their academic
supervisor confirming that they are registered as a full-time student and
that at least 50% of their working week is spent following an academic
course of study. Additionally, participants must be current members of the
ACM, and must provide their ACM member number.

Although the ACM and AOSD recognize the importance of collaborative
research, the Student Research Competition is meant to be an opportunity for
junior students to develop their skills as researchers and to give them an
opportunity to showcase their work. One of the goals of the program is to
focus on the student, their capabilities as a researcher, and their
potential. As such, only individual research projects will be considered for
the Student Research Competition. Supervisors of the work may not be listed
as co-authors; you must submit a single-authored version of your work for
the competition.

** For More Information **

For additional information, clarifications, or answers to questions, please
contact the AOSD Student Research Competition Committee at
[students en aosd.net].

Moreover, there is ample information on the Student Research Competition on
ACM's web-site [http://src.acm.org/].

** Student Research Competition Committee **

Michael Haupt, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, University of Potsdam, Germany
Celina Gibbs, University of Victoria, Canada

** Submission Summary **

Due date:          October 1, 2010
Notification date: November 5, 2010
Format:            ACM Proceedings format
                   ~800 words, including ACM member number
Attachments:       letter from academic supervisor (scanned PDF or JPG)
Submit to:         EasyChair submission system
Contact:           Michael Haupt (chair) and Celina Gibbs
[students en aosd.net]

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