ACM Student Research Competition

ACM/IEEE 20th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems

Austin, Texas, Sept 17-22, 2017

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Event: ACM Student Research Competition at MODELS 2017
Where: Austin, Texas
When: Sept 17-22, 2017
Abstract Submission: July 7, 2017 (extended)
Paper Submission (Round 1): July 14, 2017 (extended)
Notification (Round 1): July 28, 2017
Round 2 and Round 3: PLEASE REFER TO THIS LINK

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MODELS 2017 will host an ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research. The ACM SRC is a forum for undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their research, exchange ideas, and improve their communication skills while competing for prizes at MODELS 2017. The Student Research Competition has the following goals:

  • to give undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to share their research ideas and results at MODELS in a special forum that provides visibility for their work
  • to give students the opportunity to meet with and interact with MODELS attendees to share ideas, gain new insights, and understand possible practical applications
  • to give students an opportunity to sharpen their presentation, organization, and communication skills
  • to provide detailed feedback to students about their research and presentation, from a panel of distinguished judges from industry and academia
  • to recognize and reward outstanding student research

Participants must be undergraduate or graduate students pursuing an academic degree at the time of initial submission. Participants must be current student members of the ACM, and must provide their ACM member number. Supervisors of the work may not be listed as co-authors; students must submit a single-authored version of their work for the competition.

The contest has two categories, one for undergraduate research and the other for graduate research. Three winners will be selected in each category. 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.

Each competition entry must be authored by one student only; neither supervisors or other students are allowed as co-authors. For work accepted to the MODELS 2017 Student Research Competition, a travel grant of up to US $500 will be awarded to help cover travel expenses to the conference (provided after the conference as a reimbursement request).

The top three winners of the ACM SRC at MODELS 2017 in each category (undergraduate and graduate) will receive prizes of US $500, US $300, and US $200, respectively. In addition, they will receive gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively, and a two-year complimentary ACM membership with a subscription to ACM's Digital Library. The first place winners will advance to the ACM Grand Finals with winners from other ACM SRCs. The top three winners will be recognized during the closing plenary session of MODELS 2017 conference.


  • Davide Di Ruscio, University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • Joel Greenyer, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Program Committee

  • Arnaud Blouin, INSA Rennes, France
  • Michel Chaudron, Chalmers & Gothenborg University, Sweden
  • Antonio Cicchetti, Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Sebastian Götz, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Sahar Kokaly, McMaster University, Canada
  • Dimitrios Kolovos, University of York, UK
  • Tanja Mayerhofer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L'Aquila, Italy
  • Rick Salay, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Matthew Stephan, Miami University, USA
  • Eugene Syriani, University of Montreal, Canada
  • Matthias Tichy, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Antonio Vallecillo, University of Málaga, Spain
  • Manuel Wimmer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria