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Thu, 15 May 2008 16:39:16 -0700
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Students working on computing and information technology to help persons
with disabilities are invited to enter the second annual SIGACCESS
Student Research Competition.  This is an exciting opportunity for
students to participate in an ACM conference and get visibility for
their research.

About the ASSETS Conference

The ASSETS series of conferences is aimed at providing a technical forum
for presenting and disseminating innovative research results that
address the use of computing and information technologies to help
persons with disabilities.

Dates: October 13-15, 2008
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Participating in the Student Research Competition

Students wishing to participate submit two-page abstracts of their work,
and up to 25 entrants will be selected for the competition.  Students
will receive partial support to attend the conference (up to $500) from
the ACM.

Qualifying research must deal with issues related to computing and
information technology to help persons with disabilities.  At the
conference, entrants will display a poster and make a brief presentation
to a panel of judges.

A small number of semifinalists will be chosen by the judges to present
their work in a conference session, and of those up to three
undergraduate and three graduate students will be designated finalists
by the judges, and entered in the Grand Finals of ACM's Student
Research Competition.


Entrants must be undergraduate or graduate students, and members of ACM.

Entrants must be sole authors of their abstracts and posters.  Work
accepted as a full paper for one of the technical sessions of the
conference cannot also be considered for the Student Research
Competition. Students having a technical paper, however, are encouraged
to submit other research to the Student Research Competition.

Please note that the judges will look more favorably on complete, or
nearly complete, work than research which is still in its early
formative stages.  Ph.D. students near the beginning of their research
are encouraged to submit to the Doctoral Consortium instead.

Deadline and Submissions

The deadline for the 2-page abstracts is Monday 23 June 2008 (Midnight

See the student research competition web page at for more
information and the submission system, which is currently open.

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