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The Joint ACM SIGPLAN Student Research Competition and OOPSLA Poster Session

Chair: Laurie Williams
North Carolina State University, williams@csc.ncsu.edu

An exciting, new opportunity

The OOPSLA Poster Session has been extended to include the first ACM SIGPLAN Student Research Competition. The Poster Session is an excellent forum for presenting research in progress in order to obtain feedback from conference participants. The ACM SIGPLAN Student Research Competition shares the common goal of having students meet and interact with researchers so that both sides have the opportunity to learn of ongoing, current research. The Student Research Competition has the additional goal of the student gaining experience with both formal presentations and evaluations.

Students wishing to participate in the Student Research Competition must submit a two-page abstract and a poster outline, following the regular Poster Session guidelines. These requirements can be found on the Poster Session Call For Participation page. However, when submitting their poster materials, interested students must indicate their desire to participate in the competition. The same applies to the Doctoral Symposium applicants if they wish to be considered for this competition. Submissions will be reviewed by a committee, and 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 Poster Session. The Poster session is used to evaluate the research on its quality, significance of the work, and the clarity of the informal discussion. Three semi-finalists chosen from this round of competition will present their research during a conference session. The Student Research Competition winners will be recognized prior to the keynote speaker, Bill Gates, on the last day of the conference.