[OSGeo-Announce] First ACM SIGSPATIAL Student Research Competition - Call for Submissions

Jorge Sanz jsanz at osgeo.org
Fri Aug 19 10:49:41 PDT 2016

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


The Student Research Competition is open to graduate (*only one author*)
and undergraduate (*up to two authors per contribution*) 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
<http://sigspatial2016.sigspatial.org/cfp>) 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 conference.


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: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acmsigspatial16src

*Important Dates*

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

For more information about the SRC competition, please contact the SRC
Chair Moustafa Youssef at moustafa.youssef at ejust.edu.eg

Ahmed M. Aly
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