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Student Research Competition

Chair: Dirk Siebert, src@oopsla.org

An exciting opportunity

After its remarkable success in the previous years, OOPSLA is hosting once more an ACM SIGPLAN Student Research Competition. The first round of evaluation will be held jointly with the OOPSLA Poster Session. The ACM SIGPLAN Student Research Competition shares the Poster session's goal to facilitate students' interaction with researchers and to provide 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.

Interested students must submit a two-page abstract and a poster outline to this track, following the standard Poster Session guidelines. (These requirements are documented on the Poster Session Call For Participation page.)

Submissions will be reviewed by a committee and about ten students will be chosen to participate in the competition. These students will discuss their work with competition judges (and conference attendees) during the regular, highly interactive Poster Session. The judges will evaluate the research on its quality, uniqueness, significance of the work, as well as the clarity of the presentation and the informal discussion. Three semi-finalists chosen from this round of competition will present their research during a dedicated conference session. The Student Research Competition winners will be recognized prior to the keynote speaker on the last day of the conference.

Student Research Competition posters are advertised in the Final Program, and authors' two-page extended abstracts will appear in the OOPSLA 2005 Conference Companion, which will be distributed at OOPSLA 2005. Attendees will be able to learn more about individual posters continuously during the whole of the conference.

Important Dates

To be included in the final program and in the Conference Companion, Student Research Competition proposals must be submitted no later than July 1, 2005, but earlier is better.

Acceptance and rejection notifications will be emailed by July 22, 2005.

Content Guidelines, Submission Process and Submission Guidelines

These are the same as for the Posters track.

Electronic submission of proposals is required through the OOPSLA submission system. Other submissions will not be accepted.

For More Information

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions, please contact the OOPSLA Student Research Competition Chair, Dirk Siebert, at src@oopsla.org.

Moreover, there is ample information on ACM's Student Research Competition web-site in general and about the participation in particular.