Call for Participation: PACT 2013 – ACM Student Research Competition

Submitted by Ioana Baldini
September 9, 2013

Submitted by Ioana Baldini

Abstract submission: 11:59pm Eastern Time Friday June 21, 2013
Acceptance notification: 11:59pm Eastern Time Friday July 12, 2013
Poster Session for Accepts 12:30 – 14:30, Edinburgh, Sept 9, 2013
Presentations for Finalists 16:30 – 18:00, Edinburgh, Sept 9, 2013


Submissions to the PACT 2013 ACM Student Research Competition (SRC)
must be submitted electronically at the site below:

The submission should be in pdf format. Blind submissions are fine,
but not required. Submissions should not exceed 1 page, and should
not exceeding 800 words. Figures and References are fine, and must
fit within the single page. You may use this latex template:

This template will format the paper in the style here:


The 21st International Conference on Parallel Architectures and
Compilation Techniques (PACT) invites participation in the ACM Student
Research Competition (SRC). Sponsored by ACM and Microsoft Research,
the SRC is a forum for undergraduates and graduate students to share
their research results, exchange ideas, and improve their
communication skills while competing for prizes. Students accepted to
participate in the SRC are entitled to a travel grant (up to $500) to
help cover travel expenses. The top 3 undergraduate and graduate
winners will receive all of the following prizes:

1. Monetary prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively.

2. An award plaque and a two-year complimentary ACM membership
with a subscription to ACM’s Digital Library.

3. The names and research abstracts of the winners will be posted
on the ACM SRC web site.

4. An invitation to participate in the SRC Grand Finals, an on-line
round of competitions among the winners of individual
conference-hosted SRCs. The top three graduate and undergraduate
Grand Finalists will receive an additional $500, $300, and $200,
respectively, along with Grand Finalist plaques. Grand Finalists and
their advisors will be invited to the Annual ACM Awards Banquet for
an all-expenses-paid trip, where they will be recognized for their
accomplishments, along with other prestigious ACM award winners,
including the winner of the Turing Award.

The SRC consists of two rounds: a poster session and a presentation
session. A panel of judges will select a number of finalists from the
poster session, who will be invited to the presentation session at
PACT 2013 and compete for the prizes. The evaluation will be
concentrated on the quality of both visual and oral presentation, the
research methods, and the significance of contribution.

You can find more information on the ACM Student Research Competition at


A participant in the SRC must meet all following conditions:

1. The participant must submit an up to 800-word abstract
outlining the content of a poster that is going to be presented
during the competition. The abstract must include the poster
title, author names, affiliations, and the name of the academic
advisor. It should describe the research problem, motivation and
background, techniques and results, and the prospect for clearly
and concisely conveying the work in a poster format. It should
state the novelty and contributions of the work explicitly. The
submission deadline is Friday June 21, 2013, at 11:59 pm US
Eastern Time.

2. The abstract can have some overlap with previous publications
(including PACT-2013), but some significant part of it must have
not appeared before. Novelty is one of the criteria for

3 The abstract and the poster must be authored solely by the

4. The participant can be from anywhere in the world, but must be
an ACM student member, and must maintain an undergraduate or
graduate student status as of June 21, 2013. Please indicate
whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student. You may
join ACM prior to entering. Basic student membership is $19 per
year or less:

For each accepted SRC poster, a one-page extended abstract in the ACM
format will be included in the PACT-2013 conference proceedings. The
content, however, can be included in a future submission to other
conferences or journals.


Chair: Erik Altman, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Rajeev Balasubramonian, University of Utah
Luis Ceze, University of Washington
Jack Davidson, University of Virginia
Evelyn Duesterwald, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
R. Govindarajan, Indian Institute of Science
Jason Mars, University of California, San Diego
Andreas Moshovos, University of Toronto
Gilles Pokam, Intel
Xipeng Shen, William and Mary
Antonia Zhai, University of Minnesota
Cliff Young, DE Shaw Research

For questions regarding the submission process, or for additional
information, clarifications, or questions, please contact the ACM
Student Research Competition Chair, Erik Altman (

The ACM Student Research Competition at PACT-2013 is sponsored by the
ACM and Microsoft Research.


#1: Transactional Event Profiling in a Best-Effort Hardware
Transactional Memory System
o Matthew Gaudet, University of Alberta

#2: Efficient Data Compression for Memory Hierarchies
o Gennady Pekhimenko, Carnegie Mellon University

#3: Transparent Runtime Deadlock Elimination
o Hari K. Pyla, Virginia Tech