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PLDI ACM Student Research Competition (SRC)

Tobias Grosser
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

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.
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