SRCPLDI 2010 Student Research Competition

ACM and Microsoft Research are sponsoring the Student Research Competition (SRC) at the ACM SIGPLAN 2010 Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI 2010).

The SRC provides an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students attending PLDI 2010 to present their research work in the area of programming language design and implementation.

The SRC consists of three rounds: an extended abstract, a poster session at PLDI, and a presentation session at PLDI. At each stage, a panel of judges will select the most promising entrants, who will be invited to proceed to the next round.

SRC participants who advance to the poster round will be eligible for PLDI 2010 travel grants.

Undergraduate and graduate SRC participants have opportunities to meet with researchers in their fields of interest, making important connections and gaining significant insights into their work. The SRC poster and presentation sessions are open to all conference attendees. All SRC participants have an exceptional opportunity to sharpen their research and communications skills in preparation for their SRC experience; these visual, organizational, and presentation skills will be of great value throughout one’s academic and working careers.


Winners are selected from the presentation session. They will enjoy the following benefits:

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Each submission should include the student author’s name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and postal address; research advisor’s name; ACM student member number; category (undergraduate or graduate); research title; and an extended abstract addressing the following:

The abstract must describe the student’s individual research and must be authored solely by the student. If the work is collaborative with others and/or part of a larger group project, the abstract should make clear what the student’s role was and should focus on that portion of the work.

The extended abstract must not exceed 800 words and must not be longer than 2 pages. Reference lists do not count towards these limits.

E-mail submissions to SRC Chair Ben Liblit.

datesImportant Dates

Deadline for submission Monday, March 15, 2010 by 23:59:59 PST
Notification of acceptance Monday, April 5, 2010
Poster session Sunday, June 6, 2010, 6:30pm8:30pm EDT
Talk session Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 8:30am9:30am EDT

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For any questions regarding the PLDI 2010 SRC, please contact SRC Chair Ben Liblit.