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Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, June 15-20, 2009

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ACM and Microsoft Research are sponsoring the Student Research Competition (SRC) at the ACM SIGPLAN 2009 Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI 2009).

The SRC provides an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students attending PLDI 2009 to present their research work in the area of programming language design and implementation.

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.

SRC participants will be eligible for PLDI 2009 travel grants.

Undergraduate and graduate SRC participants have opportunities to meet with researchers in their fields of interest, making important connections and gaining significant insights into their work. The SRC poster and presentation sessions are open to all conference attendees. All SRC participants have an exceptional opportunity to sharpen their research and communications skills in preparation for their SRC experience; these visual, organizational, and presentation skills will be of great value throughout one’s academic and working careers.


The winners are selected from the presentation session. They will enjoy the following benefits:

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.

The submissions should be emailed to Marco Pistoia.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission (extended): April 15, 2009
Notification of acceptance: May 4, 2009

Selection Committee

Marco Pistoia (Chair) IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Cristina CifuentesSun Microsystems Research Laboratories, Australia
Sumit GulwaniMicrosoft Research, USA
Michael HicksUniversity of Maryland, USA
Michael I. SchwartzbachUniversity of Aarhus, Denmark
Guy SteeleSun Microsystems Research Laboratories, USA

Posters Accepted for the Final Presentation

Five graduate posters and two undergraduate posters were accepted for presentation at the PLDI 2009 SRC final event, which will take place on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 8:30 AM.

Graduate Finalists

  1. Distributing Logic Programs. Michael Ashley-Rollman, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
  2. Vectorization Strategies for Streaming Languages on General Purpose Processors. Raymond Manley, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
  3. Modularizing Error Recovery. Jeeva Paudel, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
  4. Efficient Arraylets for the Masses. Jennifer B. Sartor, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
  5. Chameleon: Adaptive Selection of Collections. Ohad Shacham, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Undergraduate Finalists

  1. An Ecore Based Front-end for a VHDL Compiler. Wu Hao, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland.
  2. Encryption Code Generator. Paul Magrath, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Further Information

For any queries regarding the PLDI 2009 SRC, please contact Marco Pistoia.