MobiCom 2016 / New York, USA / TBA, 2016
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   The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) 

ACM MobiCom 2015 will host an ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) along side the Posters Program. SRC offers graduate and undergraduate students with an opportunity to present their original research, and rewards outstanding student research. It aims to give students the opportunity to meet with conference attendees, distinguished researchers and receive feedback on their research.


  • SRC has two categories - Graduate Research and Undergraduate Research:
    • Graduate Research: Entries in the graduate category are open to Masters or PhD candidates, and can have only one author. Only individual research contributions are eligible for SRC. Participants who are part of a group research project can submit their individual contributions for SRC.
    • Undergraduate Research: Team projects are accepted from undergraduate students. The team must designate one person for the oral presentation.
  • Participants must be currently enrolled in a university.
  • Valid ACM student membership is required for the lead student.

   Selection Process 

The first round of selection is held with the MobiCom poster session, where SRC participants also present their posters to the judges. Entries are judged based on: (i) Motivation of the research (ii) Background work (iii) Approach (iv) Results and contributions to the field of mobile systems. Selected students will advance to the second round, where they will give a 10-minute presentation on their research, followed by a 5-minute question and answer period. Competitors should be prepared to attend the Poster Session and, if selected for further competition, to give a short talk about their research projects. The top three finalists will be announced at MobiCom 2016.


The first, second and third position holders from each category will be awarded $500, $300 and $200 respectively. Participating students will receive up to $500 USD for their conference travel. The first place graduate and undergraduate winners from each category will advance to the SRC Grand Finals, where winners from various ACM SIGs are evaluated to nominate the SRC winners. The winners of the Grand Finals will be recognized at the Annual ACM Awards Banquet, the same banquet that also recognizes the Turing award winners.


To be considered, complete a submission to the Poster Session and indicate that you would like to participate in the SRC by adding [SRC] in the subject line. Students submitting to the MobiCom 2016 Poster Session can opt to have their posters considered also by the SRC committee, if their posters are accepted. Your submission should describe recently completed or ongoing research. If part of a group project, clearly state your contributions in the submitted abstract and poster. For Submission Deadline and Instructions, please follow the guidelines on the MobiCom 2016 Posters page.


For further questions, please contact the SRC co-chairs:
Aakanksha Chowdhery (
Shubham Jain (

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