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Call for Student Research Competition at Modularity 2016
# Quick Facts and Important Dates
Submission: 2016-01-19 (anywhere on earth)
Camera-ready copy: 2016-02-19 (anywhere on earth)
# About the Modularity 2016 Student Research Competition
Modularity 2016 will host an [ACM Student Research Competition (SRC)](http://src.acm.org/) The ACM competition — sponsored by Microsoft Research — recognizes and rewards outstanding student research. It wants to enable students to meet with experienced researchers of their field and share their research. The SRC is also intended as an opportunity for students to improve their presentation and communication skills. Students can receive feedback from distinguished judges from industry and academia.
The top three winners in each category (undergraduate and graduate) will be recognized during the conference banquet and will receive prizes of US $500, US $300, and US $200, respectively. The winners of the Modularity 2016 SRC are invited to compete with winners from other conferences in the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals.
Accepted research abstracts will be published in the Modularity 2016 companion.
The competition requires the submission of abstracts. There are separate categories for undergraduate and graduate research. Undergraduate research may be to the undergraduate category even if the student is a first-year graduate student at the time of the conference.
# Research Abstract
Submit a research abstract of up to 800 words within the topic area of Modularity 2016 describing the research problem, motivation, background, related work, approach and uniqueness, results, and the contributions. It must be original work that is neither in submission nor already published at this or another conference or journal. Do not list supervisors of the work as co-authors, submit a single-authored work only. Please submit a **plain text** abstract to the submission system at [EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=srcmodularity2016](https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=srcmodularity2016)
The abstracts are reviewed by a panel of experts, and are evaluated based on the quality of work, novelty of the approach, significance of the contributions and the clarity of writing. Note that submissions will be simultaneously considered as poster submissions. Students who are not selected to participate in the SRC will be considered for the poster event.
# First Round: Present a Poster
For each accepted abstract, the author is invited to present a poster. Judges will review the posters and speak to participants about their research. They will evaluate the research (quality, novelty, and significance) and the presentation of their research (poster, discussion) and select students to advance to the second round of the competition.
# Second Round — Give a Presentation
Selected students from the first round will give a short presentation of their research with questions and answers before a panel of judges who evaluate the presenter’s knowledge of their research area, contribution of the research, and the quality of the oral and visual presentation. Three winners will be chosen in each category, undergraduate and graduate, and receive prizes.
Participants must be undergraduate or graduate students pursuing an academic degree at the time of initial submission. To receive the travel stipend support funding, participants must be student members of the ACM, and must provide their ACM member number. Do not list supervisors of the work as co-authors, submit a single-authored work only.
# Student Support
Students selected for the SRC posters session are entitled to a travel expense stipend, up to a maximum of US $500, given they are ACM members at that time.
For all further questions feel free to contact the Student Event Co-Chairs:
Tobias Pape and Henrique Rebêlo
For more information about the ACM SRC, please visit the [FAQ](src.acm.org/faqs.html).
The ACM Student Research Competition is sponsored by Microsoft Research.
José María Conejero Manzano
Quercus Software Engineering Group.
Assistant Professor, Universidad de Extremadura
Escuela Politécnica, Avda. de la Universidad, s/n. 10071 - Cáceres (Spain)
( +34 927 257 100 (ext. 57563)
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