9th ACM SIGSPATIAL Student Research Competition

Call for Papers

Following the successful events in SIGSPATIAL 2016 - 2023, the ACM SIGSPATIAL 2024 will continue to host SIGSPATIAL ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) this year. SRC allows undergraduate and graduate students to share their research results and exchange ideas with other students, judges, and conference attendees; understand the practical applications of their research; perfect their communication skills; receive prizes and gain recognition from ACM and the greater computing community.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: July 26, 2024 (11:59PM (PDT))

  • Notification of Finalists: September 02, 2024

  • Event: October 29, 2024


The Student Research Competition is open to graduate students (only one student author), and undergraduate students (up to two student authors per contribution), and the lead student author is required to be an ACM student member. Non-student authors can be added to the camera-ready versions of the finalist submissions. SRC submissions should describe recent research conducted primarily by students or a recent development that involves a substantial amount of work achieved primarily by students. To be considered, complete a submission of an extended abstract of a topic of interest to the ACM SIGSPATIAL conference (please check the main conference CFP for relevant topics) and indicate the level of the participation (undergraduate or graduate). Valid ACM student membership and student status enrolment as of the submission deadline are required for the lead student. For each accepted SRC submission, one student author must attend the conference in person to present the submission.

Selection Process

Submissions will be judged based on novelty, impact, approach, results, and contributions to the field of spatial systems and algorithms.Competitors whose submissions are accepted must attend the SRC session to give an oral presentation (10 min) and prepare a poster to demonstrate their work during the conference. If selected as finalists, they should be prepared to give a short talk of approx. 5 minutes about their work in front of the judging committee and conference attendees. Winners of the SIGSPATIAL 2024 SRC will be announced at the conference.


Competitors whose submissions are accepted for participation at the SRC session @ SIGSPATIAL 2024 will receive financial support for their conference travel. Winners from each category will advance to the SRC Grand Finals, where winners from various ACM SIGs are evaluated to nominate the ACM-wide SRC winners. Students and early career (0-3 years) conference participants may apply for a conference travel grant when announced.

Submission Instructions

Each submission should include the author(s)' name(s), affiliations, email addresses, research advisors' names, ACM student member number, SRC category (undergraduate or graduate), and an extended abstract of no more than two pages in the conference template. The SRC submission should not have been published before or be under concurrent submission to another venue/SIGSPATIAL track. Please submit your papers through the submission website at: (which will be soon announced here). In the submission, check the appropriate subject area, either undergraduate or graduate, to indicate your SRC submission category.

Please submit your papers at the SRC track through the main conference submission website. The submission instructions above apply to the SRC track submissions.



For more information please contact the SRC Chairs Kristian Torp torp@cs.aau.dk, Liyue Fan liyue.fan@charlotte.edu and Yannick Wölker at ywoe@informatik.uni-kiel.de.