Call for posters

The SoCC poster sessions provide an opportunity to present works-in-progress in an informal setting. Topics of interest are the same as the research topics in the SoCC conference call for papers. A single page description should be submitted no later than August 23, 2013. Accepted proposals will be published in the conference proceedings. While anyone can submit a proposal, preference will be given to posters where the primary contribution is from one or more students, or from an industry/start-up organization. Students must present student posters at the conference. An award will be given to the best overall student and industry/start-up poster; judged during the conference by attendees. Submissions to the conference paper track are also automatically considered for a poster, so there is no need to submit a separate poster proposal.

Why should you submit a poster?

Presenting a poster is a great opportunity to obtain interesting and valuable feedback on ongoing research from a knowledgeable crowd at the conference. Moreover, accepted proposals will be published in the conference proceedings in citable form.


What is a poster?

We define a poster to be A0 paper size in portrait mode (841x1189mm). You should prepare the best material (visually appealing and succinct) that effectively communicates your research problem, techniques, results, and what is novel and important about your work. Note that you do not submit such a large-format image; only an abstract describing in text what the poster would present and an optional poster sketch. The abstract should clearly state: (a) the problem being addressed, (b) that makes this problem interesting, important, and difficult, (c) your approach to the problem, and (d) the key contribution. In the final version of the abstract, we encourage (not require) you to include a URL providing additional information about your work to the attendees.









What to submit

Submit single page abstract (including references) in PDF format that describes your work. Prepare your abstract using ACM conference style, 10pt font with two columns, 0.75 inch margins and 1/3 inch space between columns. Word documents will not be accepted. Submissions are encouraged (but not required) to include a poster sketch on a separate page. Accepted proposals will be published in the conference proceedings.


Where to submit

Submission instructions will be available on HotCRP, here.

Submissions are single blind, so please include authors' names and affiliation. When submitting, indicate if the submission should be considered for the student or industry/start-up best-poster award.


Important dates

  • Submission deadline: Aug 23, 2013 at 17:00 PST
  • Acceptance Notification: Sept 3, 2013


Poster co-chairs

  • Hitesh Ballani (Microsoft Research)
  • Tyson Condie (UCLA)

Questions/Contact --- poster-chairs@socc2013.org