ACM Student Research Competition

Important Dates Abstract submission: 11:59pm PST Friday, December 8, 2018.

Acceptance notification: 11:59pm PST Friday, Feb 2, 2019.

ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems
research spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming
languages and compilers, operating systems and networking, as well as
applications and user interfaces.


The 24rd International Conference on Architectural Support
for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) invites
participation in the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC). Sponsored
by ACM and Microsoft Research, the SRC is a forum for undergraduates and
graduate students to share their research results, exchange ideas, and
improve their communication skills while competing for prizes. Students
accepted to participate in the SRC are entitled to a travel grant (up to
$500) to help cover travel expenses. The top 3 undergraduate and
graduate winners will receive all of the following prizes:

1. Monetary prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively.

2. An award medal (gold, silver or bronze) and a one-year
complimentary ACM membership with a subscription to ACM’s Digital

3. The names of the winners and their placement will be posted on the ACM SRC web site.

4. In addition, the first place winner in each category
(undergraduate, graduate) will receive an invitation to participate in
the SRC Grand Finals, an on-line round of competitions among the first
place winners of individual conference-hosted SRCs. The top three
graduate and undergraduate Grand Finalists will receive an additional
$500, $300, and $200, respectively, along with Grand Finalist medals
(gold, silver, bronze). Grand Finalists and their advisors will be
invited to the Annual ACM Awards Banquet for an all-expenses-paid trip,
where they will be recognized for their accomplishments, along with
other prestigious ACM award winners, including the winner of the Turing

The SRC consists of two rounds: a poster session and a
presentation session. A panel of judges will select a number of
finalists from the poster session, who will be invited to the
presentation session at ASPLOS 2018 and compete for the prizes. The
evaluation will be concentrated on the quality of both visual and oral
presentation, the research methods, and the significance of
contribution. You can find more information on the ACM Student Research
Competition site.


      A participant in the SRC must meet all following conditions:

  • The participant must submit an up to 800-word abstract
    outlining the content of a poster that is going to be presented during
    the competition.

  • The abstract must include the poster title, author names, affiliations, and the name of the academic advisor.

  • It should describe the research problem, motivation and
    background, techniques and results, and the prospect for clearly and
    concisely conveying the work in a poster format.

  • It should state the novelty and contributions of the work explicitly.

  • The submission deadline is December 8th, 2018 at 23:59 PST.

  • The abstract must have not appeared before. Novelty is one of the criteria for selection.

  • The abstract and the poster must be authored solely by the participant.

  • The participant can be from anywhere in the world, but must
    be an ACM student member, and must maintain an undergraduate or
    graduate student status as of December 8th, 2018.

  • In your submission, please indicate whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student.

  • You may join ACM prior to entering. Basic student membership is $19 per year or less

For each accepted SRC poster, a one-page extended abstract
in the ACM format will be included in the ASPLOS 2019 conference
proceedings. The content, however, can be included in a future
submission to other conferences or journals.

SRC Chairs

Yufei Ding and Linhai Song


SRC Committee
Shuaiwen (Leon) Song, PNNL & William Mary
Yufei Ding, University of California, Santa Barbara
Linhai Song, The Pennsylvania State University
Dorian Arnold, Emory University
Hung-Wei Tseng, North Carolina State University
Jiajia Li, Georgia Institute of Technology
Amanda Randles, Duke University
Daniel Wong, University of California, Riverside
Dongyoon Lee, Virginia Tech
Ang Li, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Huiyang Zhou, North Carolina State University
Kathryn Mohror, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Xiaochen Guo, Lehigh University
Aparna Chandramowlishwaran, University of California, Irvine
Yingyan Lin, Rice University
Jishen Zhao, University of California, San Diego
Yuxiong He, Microsoft


Submission Information

Extended abstracts of up to 800 words should be submitted through the following link on or before December 8, 2017:

The ACM Student Research Competition at ASPLOS 2019 is sponsored by the ACM and Microsoft Research.

ASPLOS 2019: Call for Student Research Competition (SRC)