Chair: Laurie Williams
North Carolina State University
The OOPSLA Poster Session has been extended to include the first ACM SIGPLAN Student Research Competition. The Poster Session is an excellent forum for presenting research in progress in order to obtain feedback from conference participants. The ACM SIGPLAN Student Research Competition shares the common goal of having students meet and interact with researchers so that both sides have the opportunity to learn of ongoing, current research. The Student Research Competition has the additional goal of the student gaining experience with both formal presentations and evaluations.
Student research submissions were reviewed by a committee. Ten students were chosen to participate in the competition. These students will discuss their work with competition judges (and conference attendees) during the regular Poster Session. The Poster session is used to evaluate the research on its quality, significance of the work, and the clarity of the informal discussion. Three semi-finalists chosen from this round of competition will present their research during a conference session. The Student Research Competition winners will be recognized prior to the keynote speaker, Bill Gates, on the last day of the conference.