ACM Student Research Competition (SRC)

We are happy to announce that CGO 2012 will host the Student Research
Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research. The SRC is a
unique opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to
present their original research at CGO before a panel of judges and
attendees. Students accepted to participate at the SRC will be
entitled to receive a travel grant (up to $500) to help them cover the
travel expenses.

The SRC at CGO 2012 will consist of two rounds:

1. The Poster Session

During this session students will have an opportunity to present their
original research in the areas specified by CGO’s Call for Papers
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the form of a poster. Based on reviewing the posters and speaking to
the participants during the Poster Session, judges will choose 3 undergraduate
finalists and 3 graduate finalists to move to the second round.

2. The Presentation Session

In this round of competition, finalists will be giving a short
presentation of their research during a designated conference session,
similar to a standard conference paper presentation. Judges will rank
the finalists based on the quality of their presentation. A winner
in each category will receive a US $500 prize, The US $300 and
US $200 prizes will be granted for the second and the third place, respectively.

All graduate and undergraduate winners of the SRC at CGO 2012 will be
invited to compete in the SRC Grand Finals in 2013. Three graduates and three
undergraduates will be chosen as the SRC Grand Finals winners and
invited, along with their advisors, to the annual ACM Awards Banquet.

Important Dates

Abstracts submission: November 25th, 2011
Notification to Authors: December 16th, 2011


All submissions to the SRC must meet the following criteria:

1. Prospective participants must be currently enrolled in a university
or college and have an active ACM student membership. In order
to participate in the SRC Grand Finals, students must be also enrolled
in a university or college in 2013.

2. Students accepted to participate at the SRC during a different
conference within the same program year (July 1st – June 30st) cannot
re-apply for participation at the SRC during CGO 2012.

3. Only individual research or the individual contribution the group
research can be submitted to the SRC.

Participants must submit an up to 800-word abstract describing their
original research contributions. Participants should also indicate if
they are graduate or undergraduate students. All abstracts must be
submitted electronically in PDF format using the EasyChair CGO 2012
SRC submission page at:


Angela Brown (University of Toronto)
Carol Eidt (Microsoft)
Maria J Garzaran (UIUC)
Tipp Moseley (Google)
Vijay Janapa Reddi (UT Austin)
Adam Welc (Adobe)
Ali-Reza Adl-Tabatabai (Facebook)


For additional information or clarification, please contact the SRC
Chair, Adam Welc, at

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