ACM Student Research Competition (SRC)



The ACM Student Research Competition of CGO 2013 have been canceled due to a small number of submissions.

We are happy to announce that CGO 2013 will host the Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research. The SRC is a unique opportunity for students to present their original research at CGO before the Judging Committee and the conference attendees. Students accepted to participate in the SRC will be entitled to receive a travel grant (up to $500) to help them cover the travel expenses. The decision on whether a student has been accepted to participate in the SRC will be made by the Selection Committee. We plan to hold the competition in two categories, undergraduate and graduate, but a category can be eliminated in case of an insufficient number of submissions.

The SRC at CGO 2013 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 ( in the form of a poster. Based on reviewing the posters and speaking to the participants during the Poster Session, the Judging Committee 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. The Judging Committee 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 2013 will be invited to compete in the SRC Grand Finals in 2014. 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 30, 2012
Notification to Authors: December 21, 2012

Submissions (OPEN)

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 2014.

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 2013.

3. Only individual research or the individual contribution to 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 2013 SRC submission page at:

Selection Committee

Jack Davidson, University of Virginia
Hyesoon Kim, Georgia Tech
Martha Kim, Columbia
Chris J Newburn, Intel
Olivier Temam, INRIA, France
Adam Welc, Oracle Labs

Judging Committee




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

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