ACM-Microsoft Student Research Competition Session

The ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference Committee invites submissions for the Student Research Competition Session. Submissions are invited from undergraduate and postgraduate students including, Doctoral students, Research Masters students, Coursework Masters students, Postgraduate students, and Undergraduate students

The Posters for the ACM-Microsoft Student Research Competition are intended to present advances in research and practice that address the Conference theme of ‘Digital Transformation’ (
The Student Research Competition poster sessions provide an opportunity to showcase work-in-progress in an informal setting. The poster session will be given wide visibility and opportunities for interaction during the conference.

About the ACM-Microsoft Student Research Competition
The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft, offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences be-fore a panel of judges and attendees (
Students invited to the SRC are eligible for an SRC Travel Award ( up to $500 to cover various expenses.
The first place undergraduate and graduate (Masters or PhD program) winners from the SIGMIS CPR SRC will compete in the Grand Finals (see for details).
With a generous sponsorship from Microsoft, the ACM Student Research Competition is an internationally recognized venue enabling undergraduate and graduate students to earn Awards, Prestige, Visibility and Experience.

Submission Formats
Submit your proposals for the Poster Session as Word/pdf files at the Conference Submission address (
All posters must be authored/co-authored by student/s enrolled in an undergraduate and/or graduate program at a university. Posters co-authored with faculty members or anyone else not enrolled as student should be submitted to the general Poster Session of the conference (separate URL).
Proposals for posters for the ACM-Microsoft Student Research Competition should be approx. 500-1000 words in length. SRC Poster proposals should include the following sections:

  • Motivation and Problem Statement: Identify the problem that is to be addressed and why it is important to address that problem. The problem could relate to an issue of research or practice.
  • Background literature: Briefly identify the background literature relevant to the problem
  • Methods: Briefly describe the methods that will be employed to address the problem
  • Results/Expected Results: Present any results/outcomes, or expected results/outcomes.
  • Implications: Briefly describe what you expect to change in research and/or practice as a result of your research.

Undergraduate and graduate submissions will be judged in separate divisions. Guidelines for the preparation of post-ers will be advised later.

Attendance Policy and Proceedings
At least one author of accepted posters must register for the conference by the due date and attend the conference.
A two-page Extended Abstract will be published by ACM in the refereed conference proceedings. Proceedings of all CPR conferences are available in the ACM Digital Library:

IMPORTANT DATES for Student Research Competition Submissions
Paper submission: February 28, 2017
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2017
Camera-ready papers: April 05, 2017

A PDF version of the Call for Student Research Competition can be found here. Please feel free to spread it to your network.

Student Research Competition Chair
Rajeev Sharma (