ACM SIGBED Student Research Competition (SRC)

General information

The ACM SIGBED SRC is the main student research competition in the real-time, embedded, and cyber-physical systems community. There are two categories: undergraduate and graduate (Master and PhD). Champions of each category will represent SIGBED and compete against other SIGs in the ACM Grand Finals. All grand finalists together with their supervisors will be invited to the Annual ACM Awards Banquet, where the Turing award is given.


There are two rounds for the SIGBED SRC. In the first round, a participant submits a 2-page paper describing his/her original work, published or unpublished, to be transparently reviewed. It can be on any topic falling in embedded, real-time, and cyber-physical systems. For the undergraduate category, the participant does not have to be the main contributor of the work, but his/her portion needs to be clearly stated. The participant accepted to the second round will make a live presentation. ACM SRC does not publish any paper.

The ACM-level information for the SRC can be found here (

Submission site:

Any questions, please contact the Chair (


Yuan-Hao Chang
Academia Sinica, Taiwan


Nicholas Cramer

Silviu Craciunas

Zheng Dong
Wayne State University

Nan Guan
City University of Hong Kong

Xun Jiao
Meta/Villanova University

Vipin Kumar Kukkala
Colorado State University

Dasari Dakshina Narahari
Robert Bosch GmbH

Frank Sill Torres
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

The onsite panel in Shanghai will be confirmed later depending on travel restrictions.

Evaluation criteria

The panel of judges will review the works based on scientific novelty, practical impact, and presentation.


ACM SIGBED SRC 2022 will be hosted by ESWEEK 2022 in Shanghai, China. The first round is online and the second round is hybrid during the conference (7-14, October 2022). We encourage students to attend the ESWEEK and join the SRC physically in Shanghai if possible.


For each category, three overall winners will be recognized. Champions, first runners-up and second runners-up will receive USD $500, $300 and $200, respectively. For the graduate category, there will additionally be the Best Scientific Research Award, Best Industrial Impact Award, and Best Presentation Award, where each will be with a prize of USD $300. Each participant can receive one award at maximum.

Travel Grants

Each student accepted to the second round will be given a reimbursement-based grant of USD $300 to cover partial travel cost.


Submission for the first round is now open. The deadline is 15 September 2022. Decisions will be announced on 30 September 2022.