PACT 2022   October 10–12, 2022

ACM Student Research Competition (SRC)

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Important Dates & Links

  • Extended Abstracts (800 words max; see full guidelines below)
  • Due September 1 September 8, 2022 (AoE: UTC-12)
  • Notification: September 16, 2022
  • SRC Poster Session: October 11, 2022
  • SRC Finalist Presentation: October 12, 2022

About the SRC

PACT 2022 invites students to participate in the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC). The SRC is a forum for graduate and undergraduate students to share their research results, exchange ideas, and improve their communication skills while competing for prizes. The SRC consists of three rounds:

  1. Online abstract submission authored by the student alone
  2. Poster session at PACT 2022 by authors for abstracts accepted by the selection committee
  3. Presentation at PACT 2022 by authors of the top poster presenters selected by judges at the conference

All rounds will consider the significance of the research contributions and research methods. The poster sessions and finalist presentations will also consider the quality of both visual and oral presentation.

All authors of accepted abstracts will receive free conference registration to help offset costs of attendance. Students must attend PACT 2022 in person to take part in the poster session and finalist presentation. Further student grants may be announced by the conference, and we encourage all authors of accepted abstracts to apply for those in addition to the registration discount. Students will be expected to print and bring their own posters to the conference.

You can find more information about the SRC on the ACM SRC website.


The top 3 undergraduate and graduate winners will be recognized in the following ways:

  • They will receive monetary prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively.
  • They will receive a framed grand finalist certificate.
  • Their names will be posted on the PACT 2022 website.

The first-place winner in each category (undergraduate, graduate) will also receive an invitation to participate in the SRC Grand Finals, an online round of competitions among the first-place winners of individual conference-hosted SRCs.


Extended Abstract Guidelines

  • Extended abstracts for the PACT 2022 ACM Student Research Competition must be submitted electronically at the SRC submission site no later than September 8, 2022 (AoE).
  • Submissions should not exceed 1 page, and should not exceed 800 words. Figures and references are allowed, but must fit within the single page. References do not count toward the 800-word limit.
  • The submission should be in PDF format.
  • Blind submissions are fine, but are not required.
  • The submission must meet all eligibility requirements below.
  • While not required, we recommend that you use the PACT 2022 template.
  • The abstract must include
    • Poster title
    • Author name(s) and student status (undergrad/graduate)
    • Affiliation(s),
    • The name of the research advisor(s).
  • The abstract should describe the research problem, motivation and background, techniques (and their novelty), and results.
  • All students whose abstracts are accepted are expected to attend PACT 2022 and present a poster of their work, as well as present it in a PACT session if selected from the poster session as a finalist.


  • Undergraduate students may submit team projects. However, only the first author will be eligible for the registration discount and to win prizes.
  • Graduate students are required to submit alone. If a graduate student is submitting work that is part of a group research project, they may only present their portion of the research.
  • If the research results have already appeared in a publication, prior to the SRC submission date, then they are not permitted to be submitted to an SRC for consideration. Furthermore, the same work may not be presented at an SRC and in another session at PACT 2022.
  • The abstract and the poster must be authored by the participant.
  • The participant can be from anywhere in the world, but must:
  • SRC allows parallel submissions of full papers in other conferences, as long as they abide by self-plagiarism rules (e.g., at least 30% of both the SRC abstract and the other publication is unique). That is, any other submission needs to be a minimum of 30% different than this SRC submission.
  • The content of your SRC submission can be included in a future submission to other conferences or journals (as their rules permit).


Chair: Saugata Ghose (Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Selection Committee

  • Shoaib Akram (Australian National Univ.)
  • Ramnatthan Alagappan (Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
  • Rachata Ausavarungnirun (King Mongkut's Univ. of Technology North Bangkok)
  • Shuang Chen (Huawei)
  • Jongouk Choi (Univ. of Central Florida)
  • Udit Gupta (Harvard Univ.)
  • Mark Jeffrey (Univ. of Toronto)
  • Tze Meng Low (Carnegie Mellon Univ.)
  • Kiwan Maeng (Meta AI; Pennsylvania State Univ.)
  • Hoda Naghibijouybari (Binghamton Univ.)
  • Elaheh Sadredini (Univ. of California, Riverside)
  • Gururaj Saileshwar (NVIDIA Research)
  • Muhammad Shahbaz (Purdue Univ.)
  • Tyler Sorensen (Univ. of California, Santa Cruz)
  • Swamit Tannu (Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison)
  • Ana Lucia Varbanescu (Univ. of Amsterdam)

Competition Judges

  • Nancy Amato (Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
  • Jongouk Choi (Univ. of Central Florida)
  • Sayan Ghosh (Pacific Northwest Nat'l. Lab)
  • Tsung-Wei Huang (Univ. of Utah)
  • Gennady Pekhimenko (Univ. of Toronto)
  • Tyler Sorensen (Univ. of California, Santa Cruz)
  • Dingwen Tao (Indiana Univ. Bloomington)
  • Antonino Tumeo (Pacific Northwest Nat'l. Lab)
  • Nandita Vijaykumar (Univ. of Toronto)

Important Dates and Deadlines

Conference Papers:

  • Abstracts: April 18, 2022
  • Full Papers: April 25, 2022
  • Round 1 Rebuttal: June 6–9, 2022
  • Round 2 Rebuttal: July 11–14, 2022
  • Author Notification: July 29, 2022
  • Camera Ready Papers: August 26, 2022


  • Poster Submission Deadline: September 1, 2022
  • Author Notification: September 15, 2022
  • Extended Abstract: September 29, 2022
  • Poster Session: October 10, 2022

ACM Student Research Competition:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: September 8, 2022
  • Author Notification: September 16, 2022
  • SRC Poster Session: October 11, 2022
  • SRC Finalist Presentations: October 12, 2022

Student Travel Awards:

  • Application Deadline: October 5, 2022

Workshops and Tutorials:

  • Workshops/Tutorials: October 8–9, 2022

Conference: October 10–12, 2022

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