There is a new event for your undergraduate and graduate students at SIGMOD 2017, the ACM student research competition. This is a *totally new event* involving three rounds of competition, and is not a poster or programming competition.  In round one students will be judged on an extended abstract on their work, which will be submitted on CMT by this November, and selected students will be invited to round two, which is a poster session held during SIGMOD’s opening reception. The selected finalists from the poster session will be asked to give a short oral presentation on the second day of SIGMOD. Participants for rounds two and three will be selected from prior rounds, and these students will have partially subsidized travel to SIGMOD.

The competition will have one category for undergraduate and another for graduate students, and the top three winners from each category will receive monetary prizes and ACM memberships (along with something shiny for their CV). And the top grad and undergrad will each advance to an ACM-wide research competition! (see for details)

We are really excited about this new event, and believe it is a great platform for students to gain exposure across all of ACM and receive feedback on presentation skills. We hope you will encourage your students to submit an abstract by November 18th!

More information and eligibility requirements can be found at . Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Alvin Cheung and Aaron Elmore
SIGMOD 2017 SRC Co-Chairs

And on behalf of our Glorious Program Committee:

Eduard Dragut, Temple University
Ihab Ilyas, University of Waterloo
Alekh Jindal, Microsoft
Paraschos Koutris, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Arun Kumar, University of California, San Diego
Justin Levandoski, Microsoft
Fatma Ozcan, IBM
Sudeepa Roy, Duke University
Pinar Tozun, IBM
Immanuel Trummer, Cornell University
Jingren Zhou, Alibaba

curtis, 8.09.2016 | Posted in News