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ACM SIGMOD 2015 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition

Continuing the initiative of the 2008 SIGMOD Conference, we invite submissions to the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition.

Undergraduate students who have played a key role in a research project are invited to submit an abstract to this poster competition. Any project broadly related to data management is within the scope of the competition (for a list of sample areas of interest, see the ACM SIGMOD Call for Papers). 

Based on the quality of submissions, students may be invited to present posters that describe their research at the 2015 ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference Invited students will be offered a partial travel stipend to help defray conference attendance costs (registration fee, travel, lodging, etc.). The amount of the travel stipend is to be determined. A "best poster" winner will be selected and announced at the SIGMOD 2015 awards session.

====== Eligibility ======

For the purposes of this competition, a student is considered an undergraduate student if he/she has not yet obtained a BSc (or equivalent) degree at the time of submission. If the applicant's school system is "non-traditional," and the applicant considers him/herself eligible, then the SIGMOD Undergraduate Research Program Chairs should be contacted prior to submission.

====== Submission Guidelines ======

Each submission should be an extended abstract that describes the applicant's research work. It must be a PDF document of no more than two US Letter pages and it must follow the ACM Proceedings Format, using one of the templates provided at

Your abstract should include a problem statement, a contextualization with respect to the state-of-the-art, if appropriate, a brief technical overview of the solution, a summary of major results and any appropriate figures and references. If the applicant participated in a large project, his or her submission must clarify his or her contribution to the project. We require that one student and the supervisor are the sole authors of the paper.

Any submission that does not satisfy these conditions may be automatically discarded without further evaluation. Submissions should be uploaded at corresponding track at:

by March 19, 2015. Notifications of decisions will made by April 19, 2015; authors of accepted abstracts will receive further instructions regarding submissions and travel allowances at that time. The SIGMOD Undergraduate Research Program Chairs reserve the right to reject all submissions.

Note: submissions to the research poster competition are permitted even if the student has already published a paper on the same topic or will have a paper on the same topic at SIGMOD/PODS 2015.

====== Program Chairs ======

Tasos Kementsietsidis (Google, USA)
Anisoara Nica (SAP, Canada)

====== Program Committee ======

Yi Chen (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA) Khuzaima Daudjee (University of Waterloo, Canada) Oktie Hassanzadeh (IBM Research, USA) Harumi Kuno (HP Lab, USA)

====== Important Dates ======

Submission deadline: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Notification of results: Sunday, April 19, 2015

====== Submission Link ======

Comments and questions should be directed to the competition chairs.


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