Last updated on October 30, 2007


PLDI 2008 Student Research Competition

June 7-13, 2008
Tucson, Arizona

ACM and Microsoft Research are sponsoring a Student Research Competition (SRC) at PLDI 2008.

The SRC provides an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students attending PLDI 2008 to present their research in the design and implementation of programming languages. The SRC consists of two rounds: a poster session and a presentation session. A panel of judges will select a number of finalists from the poster session, who will be invited to the presentation session. Winners are selected from the presentation session. The top three graduate and undergraduate winners will receive cash awards. Click here for more details.

The winners will be invited to participate in the SRC Grand Finals, an online round of competitions among the winners of individual conference-hosted SRCs. The winners of the Grand Finals are invited to the ACM awards banquet together with their advisors, for an all-expenses-paid trip.

SRC participants will be eligible for travel grants.

Eligibility Requirements

Submission Details

Students who wish to participate must submit the following information:

The abstract must describe the student's individual research and must be authored solely by the student. If the work is collaborative with others and/or part of a larger group project, the abstract should make clear what the student's role was and should focus on that portion of the work.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: March 15, 2008
Notification of acceptance: April 7, 2008

The submissions should be emailed to todd at cs ucla edu.

Fifteen undergraduate and ten graduate abstracts will be selected for competition at the conference.

Selection Committee

Todd Millstein (Chair) University of California, Los Angeles
Juan ChenMicrosoft Research
Sorin LernerUniversity of California, San Diego
Ben LiblitUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
Eran YahavIBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Further Information

Any queries regarding the PLDI 2008 SRC should be sent to Todd Millstein, todd at cs ucla edu.