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Call for Posters ACM-Microsoft Student Research Competition

Tuesday, January 31, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brook Pritchett
Encourage your students to submit posters for the Digital Transformation: The Changing Nature of Organizations, Work, and Societies.


ACM-Microsoft Student Research Competition Session
The ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference Committee invites submission of poster proposals for the Student Research Competition Session. Submissions are invited from undergraduate and postgraduate students including, Doctoral students, Research Masters students, Coursework Masters students, Postgraduate students, and Undergraduate students.

The Posters for the ACM-Microsoft Student Research Competition are intended to present advances in research and practice that address the Conference theme of ‘Digital Transformation’ (

The Student Research Competition Poster sessions provide an opportunity to showcase work-in-progress in an informal setting. The poster session will be given wide visibility and opportunities for interaction during the conference.

About the ACM-Microsoft Student Research Competition
The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft, offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees (

Students invited to the SRC are eligible for an SRC Travel Award ( up to $500 to cover various expenses.

The first place undergraduate and graduate (Masters or PhD program) winners from the SIGMIS CPR SRC will compete in the Grand Finals (see for details).

With a generous sponsorship from Microsoft, the ACM Student Research Competition is an internationally recognized venue enabling undergraduate and graduate students to earn Awards, Prestige, Visibility and Experience.

Submission Formats
Submit your proposals for the Student Research Competition as pdf files at the Conference Submission address (

All Student Research Competition posters must be authored/co-authored by student/s enrolled in an undergraduate and/or graduate program at a university. Posters co-authored with faculty members or anyone else not enrolled as student should be submitted to the Poster Session of the Conference on the same URL as above.

Proposals for Posters for the ACM-Microsoft Student Research Competition should be approx. 500-1000 words in length. SRC Poster proposals should include the following sections:

  • Motivation and Problem Statement: Identify the problem that is to be addressed and why it is important to address that problem. The problem could relate to an issue of research or practice.
  • Background literature: Briefly identify the background literature relevant to the problem
  • Methods: Briefly describe the methods that will be employed to address the problem
  • Results/Expected Results: Present any results/outcomes, or expected results/outcomes.
  • Implications: Briefly describe what you expect to change in research and/or practice as a result of your research.

Undergraduate and graduate submissions will be judged in separate divisions. Guidelines for the preparation of Student Research Competition posters will be advised later.

Attendance Policy and Proceedings
At least one author of accepted Student Research Competition posters must register for the conference by the due date and attend the conference.
A two-page Extended Abstract will be published by ACM in the refereed conference proceedings. Proceedings of all CPR conferences are available in the ACM Digital Library:

Conference Location: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB, Bengaluru)
The conference will be hosted on the iconic campus of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) ( A 100-acre oasis in south Bengaluru, IIMB is a premier management Institute in India. Located in India’s high technology capital, IIMB is in close proximity to some of the leading firms in the country. The verdant campus with its all-stone architecture, statuesque columns, and hidden open spaces creates a lasting impression on visitors and residents alike. From a dusky town of seventies with mild weather and numerous lakes, Bengaluru has emerged as a leading global city of the 21st century boasting modernity amidst tradition. The city is a unique blend of modernity and heritage, reflected in its architecture, cuisine, and way of life. Local attractions in Bengaluru include the Bengaluru Palace and the Fort of Tipu Sultan. Together with the neighboring cities, Bengaluru has retained the history of the Vijayanagara empire (1336-1565 AD), which excelled in the Hindu temple architecture. Bengaluru is also a nest of nature housing Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and Bannerghatta Biological Park. In the regional neighborhood, one can escape into the dense vegetation of Bandipur and enjoy elephant rides into the forest reserves in search of big cats.     

Conference Co-Chairs
Rajendra K. Bandi (
Rajiv Kishore (


Program Co-Chairs
Daniel Beimborn (
Rajeev Sharma (
Shirish C. Srivastava (


Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs
Benoit Aubert (
Genevieve Bassellier (
Deepa Mani (

Student Research Competition Chair
Rajeev Sharma (

Registration Co-Chairs:
Monica Adya (
Sangeeta Bharadwaj (


Submissions Deadline:     Feb 28, 2017

Acceptance Notification:  Mar 15, 2017
Camera-ready Abstracts:  Apr 05, 2017

Digital Transformation: The Changing Nature of Organizations, Work, and Societies
Location: Bengaluru, India, June 21-23, 2017
Conference website:

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