Poster Contest

Thank you for your interest in the Student Poster Contest. The submissions deadline has passed, but you are cordially invited to see this year’s submissions.


Submission Deadline: Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

Competition Date: Saturday, April 10th, 2021

We are inviting all current college and university students to submit an abstract describing original research relevant to any computing topic. Authors of accepted abstracts will develop a poster presentation and present it live for judges and other conference attendees.

We are expanding on last year’s virtual research showcase to include a live and fully online poster competition! To see how you or your students can get in on the fun, read on.

Submission Procedures:

A one-page abstract (between 100 and 400 words) must be submitted via this web form by April 3rd. In your submission you must include the name and email address of a corresponding author who will be responsible for communication with the student poster chair before and during the competition. You must also list the names and email addresses of all other student co-authors and faculty mentors.

Posters do not need to be complete at the time that the abstract is submitted but must be complete by April 8th and submitted via email to the poster chair. After the competition, poster PDF’s will remain viewable for up to a year on the CCSC website.

Submissions will be accepted based on relevance to the conference.

Rules and Judging Criteria for Poster Presentations:

All judging will be performed by professional computer scientists attending the conference. All judgments are final. Additionally, presentations must conform to the following constraints:

  • At least one student author must be registered for the conference and available via Zoom during the poster presentation period.
  • Judges and other conference attendees will be able to visit Zoom breakout rooms to speak with poster presenters.
  • Presenters must make a PDF of their poster available prior to the competition and also be prepared to share their presentation materials via zoom with attendees.
  • The top 3 undergraduate posters and the top graduate poster, as determined by the scores of the judges, will be recognized on the conference website
  • Posters will be scored by judges on the following four criteria:
    • Research Quality
    • Presentation Quality
    • Lessons Learned
    • Poster Quality
  • All student authors must be undergraduates in order to be eligible for monetary prizes
  • The corresponding student author will receive any monetary prize for a placing poster and will be responsible for distributing this prize among the student co-authors.

Registration:

Contestants must be registered individually and at least one student author must be registered and present during the competition. More information on registration may be found on the registration page.

Faculty Mentors:

Faculty mentors are encouraged to attend the conference but are not required to do so.

Questions:

Please direct questions to the student poster chair, Joseph Kendall-Morwick (jkendallmorwick@missouriwestern.edu).