PACT 2018
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Limassol, Cyprus
Nov 01-04, 2018

Dates & Deadlines:

  • April 8, 2018: Abstract Deadline
  • April 15, 2018: Paper Deadline
  • April 22, 2018: Workshop and Tutorial Proposal Deadline
  • June 4-6, 2018: Author Response Period
  • June 20, 2018: Author Notification
  • June 29, 2018: ACM Student Research Competition
  • July 9, 2018: Artifact Evaluation Submission Deadline
  • Aug 3, 2018: Camera Ready Final Papers
  • September 7, 2018: Student Travel Grants
  • November 01-04, 2018: PACT 2018

PACT 2018 Information:

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The 27th International Conference on
Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT18)
Limassol, Cyprus
November 01-04, 2018

ACM Student Research Competition


Sponsored by ACM and Microsoft Research, the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) is a forum for graduate and undergraduate students to share their research results, exchange ideas, and improve their communication skills while competing for prizes. The SRC consists of three rounds: Online abstract submission authored by the student alone. Poster session at PACT-2018 by authors selected abstracts. Presentation at PACT-2018 by authors of the top 3 posters selected by judges at the conference.
The evaluation of round (1) will focus on the quality of the research contributions, while rounds (2) and (3) will consider that and the quality of visual and oral presentation. You can find more information on the ACM Student Research Competition at:

  • Abstract Deadline: 11:59 pm AoE Friday, June 22, 2018 EXTENDED: 11:59 pm AoE Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Acceptance Notification: Friday, July 13, 2018


A participant in the SRC must meet all of the following conditions:
  • The abstract and the poster must be authored solely by the participant.
  • The participant must submit an abstract of up to 800 words outlining the content of a poster that is going to be presented during the competition.
  • The abstract must include the poster title, author name, affiliation, and the name of the academic advisor. It should describe the research problem, motivation and background, techniques and results, and the prospect for clearly and concisely conveying the work in a poster format. It should state the novelty and contributions of the work explicitly.
  • The abstract can have some overlap with previous publications (including PACT-2018), but some significant part of it must have not appeared before. Novelty is one of the criteria for selection.
  • The participant can be from anywhere in the world, but must be an ACM student member, and must maintain an undergraduate or graduate student status as of June 22, 2018. Please indicate whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student. You may join ACM prior to entering. Basic student membership is $19 per year or less:
  • For each accepted SRC poster, a one-page extended abstract in the ACM format will be included in the PACT-2018 conference proceedings. The content, however, can be included in a future submission to other conferences or journals.

Abstract Submission:

Submissions to the PACT-2018 ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) must be submitted electronically at this SRC Submission site.
  • The submission should be in pdf format. Blind submissions are fine, but not required.
  • Submissions should not exceed 1 page, and should not exceed 800 words. Figures and References are fine, and must fit within the single page.
  • You may use this latex template. This template will format the paper in the style here. If using MS Word, please be sure to reproduce the same template style.
  • Please also note that all students whose abstracts are accepted are expected to attend PACT-2018 and present a poster of their work, and present it in a PACT session if selected from the poster session.

Selection Committee:


Pedro Moura Trancoso, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Committee Members:

Angelos Arelakis, ZeroPoint Technologies AB, Sweden
Elias Athanasopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Joao Cardoso, University of Porto, Portugal
Chryssis Georgiou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Dimitris Gizopoulos, University of Athens, Greece
Diana Goehringer, TU Dresden, Germany
Magnus Jahre, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Georgios Karakonstantis, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Miquel Pericas , Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Nuno Roma, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Magnus Själander, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Ioannis Sourdis, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Theocharis Theocharides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Hans Vandierendonck, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Josef Weidendorfer, Technical University of Munich, Germany


For additional information, clarification, or questions, please contact the ACM Student Research Competition Chair, Pedro Moura Trancoso


The ACM Student Research Competition at PACT-2018 is sponsored by: