[ecoop-info] Call for Participat​ion - ACM Student Research Competition​ at ICCAD 2015

Yiyu Shi yshi4 at nd.edu
Thu Jul 23 14:50:54 CEST 2015

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*ACM Student Research Competition at ICCAD 2015 (SRC at ICCAD'15)*

*DEADLINE: August 21, 2015 *

*Online Submission*: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=srciccad15

Sponsored by Microsoft Research, the ACM Student Research Competition is an
internationally recognized venue enabling undergraduate and graduate
students who are ACM members to:

•       Experience the research world -- for many undergraduates this is a

•       Share research results and exchange ideas with other students,
judges, and conference attendees

•       Rub shoulders with academic and industry luminaries

•       Understand the practical applications of their research

•       Perfect their communication skills

•       Receive prizes and gain recognition from ACM and the greater
computing community.

The ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM SIGDA) is
organizing such an event in conjunction with the International Conference
on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) <http://iccad.com/>. Authors of accepted
submissions will get travel grants from ACM/Microsoft to attend the event
at ICCAD. The event consists of several rounds, as described at
http://www.acm.org/src/participate.html and
http://www.acm.org/src/about.html , where you can also find more details on
student eligibility and timeline.   The first-place winner in the graduate
category at SRC at ICCAD'14, Shupeng Sun(Carnegie Mellon University), also won
second place in the 2015 ACM SRC Grand Finals: http://src.acm.org.

*Details on abstract submission:* Research projects from all areas of
design automation are encouraged. The author submitting the abstract must
still be a student at the time the abstract is due. Each submission should
be made on the EasyChair submission site
<https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=srciccad15>. Please include
the author's name, affiliation, postal address, and email address; research
advisor's name; ACM student member number; category (undergraduate or
graduate); research title; and an extended abstract (maximum 2 pages or 800
words) containing the following sections:

•       *Problem and Motivation:* This section should clearly state the
problem being addressed and explain the reasons for seeking a solution to
this problem.

•       *Background and Related Work:* This section should describe the
specialized (but pertinent) background necessary to appreciate the work.
Include references to the literature where appropriate, and briefly explain
where your work departs from that done by others. Reference lists do not
count towards the limit on the length of the abstract.

•       *Approach and Uniqueness:* This section should describe your
approach in attacking the problem and should clearly state how your
approach is novel.

•       *Results and Contributions:* This section should clearly show how
the results of your work contribute to computer science and should explain
the significance of those results. Include a separate paragraph (maximum of
100 words) for possible publication in the conference proceedings that
serves as a succinct description of the project.

•       Single paper summaries (or just cut & paste versions of published
papers) are inappropriate for the ACM SRC. Submissions should include at
least one year worth of research contributions, but not subsuming an entire
doctoral thesis load.

Note that this event is different than other ACM/SIGDA sponsored or
supported events at DAC or ICCAD: YSSP <http://www.sigda.org/node/40> brings
together seniors and 1st year graduate students at DAC, UBooth
<http://www.sigda.org/ubooth> features demos from research groups, DASS
<http://www.sigda.org/dass> allows graduate students to get up to speed on
lectures on design automation, while the PhD Forum
<http://www.sigda.org/phdforum> showcases post-proposal PhD research at DAC
and the CADathlon <http://archive.sigda.org/cadathlon.html> allows graduate
students to compete in a programming contest at ICCAD. The ACM Student
Research Competition allows both graduate and undergraduate students to
discuss their research with student peers, as well as academic and industry
researchers, in an informal setting, while enabling them to attend DAC and
compete with other ACM SRC winners from other computing areas in the ACM
Grand Finals. Travel grant recipients cannot receive travel support from
any other ICCAD or ACM/SIGDA sponsored program.

*Online Submission - EasyChair:*

*Important dates:*

Abstract submission deadline:  August 21, 2015

Acceptance notification: September 25, 2015

Poster session at ICCAD: Monday, November 2, 2015

Presentation session at ICCAD: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Award winners announced at ACM SIGDA Dinner: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Grand Finals winners honored at ACM Awards Banquet: June 2016

*Requirement:* Students submitting and presenting their work at SRC at ICCAD'15
are required to be members of both ACM and ACM SIGDA.


Tsung-Yi Ho <tyho at cs.nthu.edu.tw> (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

Yiyu Shi <yshi at mst.edu> (University of Notre Dame, United States)

Yiyu Shi, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering & Department of Electrical

University of Notre Dame,
384 Fitzpatrick Hall,
Notre Dame, IN, 46556,
Phone: 001-574-631-8321   Fax: 001-574-631-9260
Email: yshi4 at nd.edu
Website: http://ece.mst.edu/~yshi

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