ASPLOS Student Research Competition (Deadline: Dec 14)

Final Submission Deadline
December 14, 2014

Submitted by Onur Mutlu

ACM Student Research Competition
Part of the 20th International Conference on Architectural Support for
Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS 2015)
Abstract submission: 11:59pm CST Sunday December 14, 2014 (Extended)
Acceptance notification: 11:59pm CST Friday January 16, 2015
Poster Session: Monday March 16, 2015 (Tentative)
Presentations for Finalists: Monday March 16, 2015 (Tentative)

ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research
spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming languages and
compilers, operating systems and networking, as well as applications
and user interfaces. The 2015 conference will be held in Istanbul,
Turkey, a city where two continents meet on the blue waters of the
Bosphorus to offer an abundance of unique natural, historical,
cultural, and culinary experiences.

The 20th International Conference on Architectural Support for
Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) 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

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

2. An award medal (gold, silver or bronze) and a two-year
complimentary ACM membership with a subscription to ACM’s Digital

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

4. In addition, the first place winner in each category
(undergraduate, graduate) will receive an invitation to participate in
the SRC Grand Finals, an on-line round of competitions among the first
place 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 medals
(gold, silver, bronze). 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
ASPLOS 2015 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 site

A participant in the SRC must meet all following conditions:

– The participant must submit an up to 800-word abstract outlining the
content of a poster that is going to be presented during the

– 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

– The submission deadline is November 14th, 2014 at 23:59 CST.

– The abstract must have not appeared before. Novelty is one of the
criteria for selection.

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

– 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 November 14, 2014.

– In your submission, please indicate whether you are an undergraduate
or a graduate student.

– You may join ACM prior to entering. Basic student membership is $19
per year or less www.acm.org/membership.

For each accepted SRC poster, a one-page extended abstract in the ACM
format will be included in the ASPLOS 2015 conference proceedings. The
content, however, can be included in a future submission to other
conferences or journals.

For questions regarding the submission process, or for additional
information, clarifications, or questions, please contact the ACM
Student Research Competition Co-chairs, Eren Kursun
(erenkursun@gmail.com) and Gurhan Kucuk (gkucuk@cse.yeditepe.edu.tr).

The ACM Student Research Competition at ASPLOS 2015 is sponsored by
the ACM and Microsoft Research.