Call for applications for Student Research Competition 2019 in UK. The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. CHI  – pronounced ‘kai’ – is a place where researchers and practitioners gather from across the world to discuss the latest in interactive technology.

The Student Research Competition (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 CHI 2019.

It is Sponsored by Microsoft Research, the CHI SRC competition is a branch of the ACM Student Research Competition which hosts similar competitions at other ACM conferences.

CHI 2019 has been very kindly supported by the Glasgow Convention Bureau and Glasgow City Council. Join us in Glasgow, the world’s friendliest city!

Student Research Competition Details:

Host Country:

  • United Kingdom

Funded By:

  • Microsoft Research

Program Benefits:

  •  For work accepted to the CHI 2019 Student Research Competition, a travel grant of up to US $500 will be awarded to help cover travel expenses to the conference.
  •  The top three winners at CHI 2019 in each category (undergraduate and graduate) will receive prizes of US $500, US $300, and US $200, respectively.
  •  All winners will receive a medal and two-year complimentary ACM membership with a subscription to ACM’s Digital Library.
  •  Winners will be recognized during the closing plenary session of the CHI 2019 conference.
  • The first-place winners will also go on to compete in the ACM grand finalsSubmissions should be original work that is neither in submission elsewhere nor already published in CHI or another conference or journal. with winners from other ACM conferences.

CHI 2019 Goals:

The Student Research Competition has the following goals:

  • to give undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to share their research ideas and results at CHI in a special forum that provides visibility for their work
  • to give students the opportunity to meet with and interact with CHI attendees to share ideas, gain new insights, and understand possible practical applications
  • to give students an opportunity to sharpen their 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

Student Research Competition Highlights:

  • Posters will be included in the ACM Digital Library along with the extended abstract.
  • We will be asking our reviewers to pay particular attention to the quality of the poster, including appropriate level of detail and quality of graphic design.
  • We strongly encourage participation from undergraduate students – you are judged in a separate category from graduate students, so please submit your work!

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open for All
  • Participants must be students pursuing an academic degree at the time of initial submission.
  • Each graduate-level competition entry must be authored by one student only – neither supervisors or other students are allowed as co-authors.
  • Submissions should be original work that is neither in submission elsewhere nor already published in CHI or another conference or journal.

How to Apply for Student Research Competition 2019 in UK?

To submit:

  • Submit to the Student Research Competition category via the PCS Submission System.
  • The work (extended abstract and poster) should be submitted as PDF files no larger than 4 megabytes.
  • Your poster design should be reduced to one standard letter page in size and submitted in PDF format.
  • You must submit proof of student status by sending a note signed by your academic supervisor verifying all of the following information:
    • Your university
    • Whether you were a graduate or undergraduate when the work was done
    • Proof confirming that you are currently registered in an academic program full-time: Participants must be students pursuing an academic degree at the time of initial submission.

Application Deadline:

  • The last date to apply for Student Research Competition 2019 is 7 January 2019 (12pm (noon) PST / 3pm EST / 8pm GMT)

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