ACM Student Research Competition at Design Automation Conference
Sponsored by Microsoft Research, the ACM Student Research
Competition is an internationally recognized venue enabling undergraduate and graduate students who are ACM members to:
- Experience the research world -- for many undergraduates this is a first!
- Share research results and exchange ideas with other students, judges, and conference attendees
- Rub shoulders with academic and industry luminaries
- Understand the practical applications of their research
- Perfect their communication skills
- Receive prizes and gain recognition from ACM and the greater
The ACM Special Interest Group on Design
Automation is organizing such an event in conjunction with the
Design Automation Conference. Authors of accepted submissions
will get travel grants from ACM/Microsoft to attend the event at
DAC. The event consists of several rounds, as described at http://www.acm.org/src/participate.html and
http://www.acm.org/src/about.html , where you can also find more details on student eligibility and timeline.
Details on abstract submission:
Research projects from all areas of design automation are
encouraged. The author submitting the abstract must still be a
student at the time the abstract is due. Each submission should
be made on the EasyChair submission site . Please include the
author's name, affiliation,
postal address, and email address; research advisor's name; ACM
student member number; category (undergraduate or graduate);
research title; and an extended abstract (maximum 2 pages or 800
words) containing the following sections:
- Problem and Motivation: This section should clearly state
the problem being addressed and explain the reasons for
seeking a solution to this problem.
- Background and Related Work: This section should describe the specialized (but pertinent) background necessary to appreciate the work. Include references to the literature where appropriate, and briefly explain where your work departs from that done by others. Reference lists do not count towards the limit on the length of the abstract.
- Approach and Uniqueness: This section should describe
your approach in attacking the problem and should
clearly state how your approach is novel.
- Results and Contributions: This section should clearly show how the results of your work contribute to computer science and should explain the significance of those results.
Include a separate paragraph (maximum of 100 words) for possible
publication in the conference proceedings that
serves as a succinct description of the
Note that this event is different than other ACM/SIGDA sponsored
or supported events at DAC or ICCAD: YSSP brings together
seniors and 1st year graduate students at DAC, UBooth features demos
from research groups, DASS allows graduate
students to get up to speed on lectures on design automation,
while the PhD Forum showcases post-proposal PhD research
at DAC and the CADathlon allows graduate students to
compete in a programming contest at ICCAD. The ACM Student
Research Competition allows both graduate and undergraduate
students to discuss their research with student peers, as well
as academic and industry researchers, in an informal setting,
while enabling them to attend DAC and compete with other ACM SRC
winners from other computing areas in the ACM Grand Finals.
Abstract submission deadline: March 8, 2010
Acceptance notification: March 15, 2010
Poster session at DAC: June 15, 2010
Presentation session at DAC: June 16, 2010
Award winners announced at DAC: June 17, 2010
Grand Finals winners honored at ACM Awards Banquet: June TBD,
R. Iris Bahar, Brown University
Diana Marculescu, Carnegie Mellon University