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Call for Student Research Competition

MobileSoft 2015 -- 2nd ACM International Conference on 
Mobile Software Engineering and Systems
May 16-17, 2015 Firenze, Italy
Co-located with ICSE 2015 May 16-24, 2015

Important Dates
Abstract Submission: February 20, 2015
Notification: March 09, 2015
Camera-Ready: March 16, 2015
Competition: May 16-17, 2015

MobileSoft is hosting an ACM Student Research Competition 
(ACM SRC) sponsored by Microsoft Research. The competition 
is an internationally-recognized venue that enables 
undergraduate and graduate students to experience the 
research world, share their research results with other 
students and MobileSoft attendees, and compete for prizes. 
The ACM Student Research Competition facilitates 
interaction with researchers and industry practitioners; 
providing both sides with the opportunity to learn of 
ongoing, current research in the area of mobile software. 
Additionally, the Student Research Competition gives 
students experience with both formal presentations and 

A maximum of 20 students (10 undergraduates, 10 graduates) 
will be selected to participate in the Student Research 
Competition at MobileSoft. Submissions are reviewed by a 
panel of experts, and are evaluated based on the quality 
of the work, novelty of approach, significance of 
contribution, and clarity of written presentation. 
Students whose submissions are accepted to participate in 
the competition are entitled to a stipend for their travel 
expenses, up to a maximum of US $500. Students can enter 
ICSE and MobileSoft SRCs, but may not be funded for both 
SRCs at ICSE and MobileSOFT.

At the conference, the first round of the competition 
evaluates the research during a poster presentation. The 
poster presentation is evaluated based on two facets:
* The presentation of the research, including the visual 
aspects of the poster and the student's oral discussion.
* The research, specifically its quality, novelty, and the 
significance of the contribution.

Based on the results from the poster session, the judges 
will select students to advance to the second round of the 
competition. During the second round each student gives a 
short (5-10 minutes) presentation of their research, 
followed by a question and answer period. The judges 
evaluate the presentations and select the top three 
winners in each category. The winners receive prizes of US 
$500, US $300, US $200, respectively. After the 
conference, the winners from each category will advance to 
the ACM Grand Finals of the Student Research Competition, 
where all SIG conference contest winners are evaluated.

Submissions must be original research that is neither in 
submission nor already published at MobileSoft or another 
conference or journal. Also, submissions must be 
individual student research projects. The Student Research 
Competition is meant to be an opportunity for junior 
students to develop their skills as researchers and to 
give them an opportunity to showcase their work. One of 
the goals of the program is to focus on the student, their 
capabilities as a researcher, and their potential. 
Supervisors of the work should not be listed as 
co-authors; you must submit a single-authored version for 
the competition. Interested students should submit a 
two-page abstract using IEEE Formatting Guidelines 
via EasyChair 
The submission should describe:
* The research problem and motivation
* Background and related work
* Approach and uniqueness
* Results and contributions

Submissions are reviewed by a panel of experts, and are 
evaluated based upon the following criteria:
* Quality of work
* Novelty of approach
* Significance of contribution
* Clarity of written presentation

Participants must be undergraduates or graduate students 
pursuing an academic degree at the time of initial 
submission. Research completed while the student was an 
undergraduate may be submitted to the undergraduate 
category even if the student is now a first-year graduate 
student. Participants must be current members of the ACM 
and provide their ACM member number.

Student Research Competition Chair
Young-Woo Kwon, Utah State University, USA

General Chair
Aharon Abadi, IBM Research - Haifa, Israel

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