First ACM SIGSPATIAL Student Research Competition

For the first time, the ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016 will host the SIGSPATIAL
ACM Student Research Competition (SRC). SRC allows undergraduate and graduate
students to share their research results and exchange ideas with other students,
judges, and conference attendees; understand the practical applications of their
research; perfect their communication skills; and receive prizes and gain recognition
from ACM and the greater computing community.


The Student Research Competition is open to graduate (only one
) and undergraduate (up to two authors per
) student members whose submissions are accepted by the SRC
committee. SRC submissions should describe recent research conducted primarily by
students or a recent development that involves a substantial amount of work achieved
primarily by students. To be considered, complete a submission of an extended
abstract of a topic of interest to the ACM SIGSPATIAL conference (please
check the main conference CFP for relevant topics
) and indicate the level of the
participation (undergraduate or graduate). Valid ACM student membership and student
status enrolment as of the submission deadline are required for the lead student.

Selection Process

Submission will be judged based on novelty, impact, approach, results,
and contributions to the field of spatial systems and algorithms. Selected
competitors must attend the SRC session during the conference and should prepare a
poster for demonstrating their work during the conference. If selected for further
competition at the next level, they should be prepared to give a short talk of 10
minutes about their research projects in front of the judging committee and
conference attendees. Winners of the SIGSPTIAL 2016 SRC will be announced at the


Selected competitors by the SRC committee will receive up to $500 USD
for their conference travel, depending on need. Winners from each category will
advance to the SRC Grand Finals, where winners from various ACM SIGs are evaluated to
nominate the ACM-wide SRC winners. The winners of the Grand Finals will be recognized
at the Annual ACM Awards Banquet, the same banquet that also recognizes the Turing
Award winners.


The SRC competition is fully sponsored by a generous donation from
Microsoft Research.

Submission Instructions

Each submission should include the author(s)’ name(s), affiliations,
email addresses, research advisors’ names, ACM student member number, SRC category
(undergraduate or graduate), and an extended abstract of no more than two pages in
the conference template. The SRC submission should not have been published before or
under concurrent submission to another venue/SIGSPATIAL track. Please submit your
papers through the EasyChair system at:
conferences/?conf= acmsigspatial16src

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: August 25,
 September 2nd, 2016.
Notification of Acceptance: September 20,
 September 27th, 2016.


For more information about the SRC competition, please contact the SRC
Chair Moustafa Youssef at

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