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ASE 2019
Mon 11 - Fri 15 November 2019 San Diego, California, United States

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) comes to ASE for the first time! Sponsored by Microsoft Research, the ACM SRC offers undergraduate and graduate students a unique forum to showcase their research, exchange ideas, and improve their communication skills while competing for prizes at ASE 2019. The ASE SRC consists of a research abstract submission and two rounds of competition during the conference – a poster presentation and a research talk. The winners of the competition at the ASE conference will get prizes and the first-place winners will be invited to participate in the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals to compete with winners from SRC held at other conferences during the calendar year.

Accepted Papers

Title

Call for Contributions

Eligibility

  • To participate in the Student Research Competition (SRC), you must be an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing an academic degree at the time of initial submission.
  • If you are considering submitting your existing work to SRC which has accepted or is currently under review in other venues or other tracks, we encourage you to add some novel parts other than the existing content to be considered in the competition.
  • Supervisors of the work may not be listed as co-authors; for the competition, you should submit a single-authored version of your work.

How to Participate: Submit a Research Abstract

To participate in the competition, you should submit an extended research abstract related to the main ASE themes. The extended research abstract should discuss:

  • abstract
  • research problem and motivation for the work
  • background and related work
  • approach and uniqueness
  • results and contributions.

The extended abstract must not exceed 2 pages, including all text, appendices, and figures. An additional third page is permitted only if it contains only references. The submission must be written in English and must be submitted as a PDF file that follows the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt font, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). You as the submitter and author must be a student member of the ACM, and must provide your current ACM member number.

You must submit your SRC research abstract electronically using the submission page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ase19src

The SRC committee members will review the submissions and select students to participate in the competition. Submissions that are accepted to the competition will be published in the ASE conference proceedings.

First Round Competition: Poster Presentation

If you are selected to participate in the competition, you will be invited to the first round, which will take place at ASE 2019 in San Diego, California, United States. You will present a poster describing your work to conference attendees and leading experts in the Software Engineering field, including the SRC committee. Judges will review the posters and discuss the research with participants. The judges will evaluate the novelty and significance of your research, and the quality of your presentation, including your poster and the discussion around it. Following that evaluation, the judges will select students to advance to the second round of the competition.

Second Round Competition: Research Talk

If you are selected for the second round, you will give a short presentation of your research before a panel of judges in a special session at the ASE 2019 conference. After each presentation, there will be a brief question-and-answer session. Your evaluation will be based on your knowledge of your research area, the contribution of your research, and the quality of your oral and visual presentation.

Prizes and SRC Grand Finals

The top three winners in each category (undergraduate and graduate) will be recognized during the conference and will receive prizes of US$500, US$300, and US$200, respectively.

The first-place winners of the ASE SRC are invited to compete with winners from other conferences in the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals. A separate panel of judges will evaluate all SRC Grand Final participants via the Web. Three undergraduate and three graduate students will be chosen as the SRC Grand Finals winners. They will be invited, along with their advisors, to the annual ACM Awards Banquet, where they will receive formal recognition.

Expenses Coverage

If you are selected to participate in the ASE 2019 competition, you are entitled to a stipend partially covering your travel expenses. Specifically, the ACM SRC program covers expenses up to $500 of your expenses.

These expenses can include:

  • Conference registration
  • Living expenses (hotel, meals, and tips),
  • Transportation expenses (air, rail, bus, taxi, car service, car rental, parking, mileage if driving),
  • Supplies for poster development and poster shipment.

All the students are also encouraged to apply for the SIGSOFT CAPS program for additional support.

SRC Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am a PhD student. Am I eligible to participate in the SRC?
Yes. As a PhD student, you will compete in the Graduate category of the competition.

Q: What criteria will be used to evaluate the poster and conference presentations?
The judges will assess the poster presentations using the following criteria: Oral presentation, Visual presentation, Research methods, and Significance of contribution. For the conference presentation, the evaluation criteria are Knowledge of research area, Contribution of research, and Presentation.

Q: I noticed that the first round participants receive a travel reimbursement of up to US$500. Will the participants also qualify for a registration waiver and/or free/discounted student lodging?
There is no registration waiver and no free/discounted student lodging for first round participants of the SRC. Students will have to pay for conference registration and lodging, for which they can use the travel stipend. However, there are additional programs (that can be combined with the SRC stipend) to help students keep the cost down. Consider applying as a student volunteer. Moreover, SIGSOFT provides student travel support through the CAPS program.

Q: My research is not related to software engineering or any of the main themes of the ASE conference. Can I still participate in the Student Research Competition?
Yes, but not at ASE. To participate in the competition at ASE, your research needs to be related to the main themes of the ASE conference (see the topics for the main conference track). If your research is not among the topics relevant for ASE, please check the list of current SRC calls to find a conference that is better related.

Additional Information

For additional information, consult the ACM Student Research Competition website or contact the ASE SRC chairs Jin L.C. Guo and Jie Zhang.