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Fri 19 - Fri 26 October 2012 Tucson, Arizona, United States

SPLASH Posters provide an excellent forum for authors to present their work in an informal and interactive setting. Posters are ideal to showcase speculative, late-breaking results or to introduce interesting, innovative work. Posters sessions are highly interactive. They allow authors and interested participants to connect to each other and to engage in discussions about the presented work. Posters provide authors with a unique opportunity to draw attention to their work during the conference. Therefore, authors in other SPLASH technical tracks are strongly encouraged to complement their submission with a poster about their work.

Call for Contributions

Successful posters are carefully designed to convey technical detail. Their strong visual impact attracts the attention of attendees as they stroll past the displays, either during the interactive poster session or at other times during the conference. The goal is to develop a poster that encourages and facilitates small groups of individuals interested in a technical area to gather and interact. The interactive poster session is held early in the conference, to promote continued discussion among interested parties. Posters can be independent presentations or associated with one of the other parts of SPLASH:

  • Research Papers, Onward! Submissions, Wavefront Submissions, Essays, and Practitioners Reports: Authors of work presented in the SPLASH technical programs can increase the visibility by preparing a poster as well. The poster session provides the opportunity to engage in more personal one-on-one discussions.
  • Open Source Tools and Technologies: Technology providers can showcase their tools and technologies with posters.
  • Ph.D. Topics: The poster session provides graduate students with an outstanding forum in which to present and discuss their Ph.D. work.
  • Research and Project Overview: Research laboratories and projects can introduce themselves and their key efforts to the community.
  • Workshops: Workshop organizers and/or attendees are welcome to present posters that summarize workshop results to communicate them to the wider community.

Key Theme Areas

To allow SPLASH participants to obtain a quick introduction to work in some key topics relevant in or for the new frontiers of software and software engineering practice, we specifically seek contributions in the following areas (but not limited to):

  • Systems

    • Secure software
    • Multi-core
    • Mobile devices
    • Service-oriented & Cloud Computing
    • Next-generation enterprise systems (e.g., cyber-physical systems)
  • Programming & Languages:

    • Software Design Patterns & Languages
    • Language extensions for new domains
    • Static and/or runtime analysis & checking methodologies
    • Testing & debugging methodologies
  • Application & Development:

    • Lean & Agile Development
    • Model-driven Development & Engineering
    • Web engineering methodologies
    • New/Experimental software engineering methodologies
    • Tools that boost developers' productivity

Poster authors are required to attend the scheduled interactive poster session, staying with their poster so that they can discuss their work with conference attendees. Poster authors may post an informal schedule along with their poster, listing times when they plan to be available for discussion later on during the conference. Sign-up sheets allow interested viewers to obtain further information. All posters will have an associated message board, on which viewers can post comments, ideas, and questions and on which poster authors will be able to post responses. Posters are advertised in the Final Program, and authors' two-page extended abstracts will appear in the SPLASH 2012 Conference Companion, which will be distributed at SPLASH 2012. Attendees will be able to learn more about individual posters continuously throughout the conference.

Selection Process

Posters will be evaluated both on their contributions and on how effectively they communicate those contributions. All posters should include the following information:

  • The purpose and goals of the work.
  • Any background and motivation information needed to understand the work as well as any critical hypotheses and assumptions that underlie the work, if appropriate.
  • A summary of the contribution and/or results, in sufficient detail, for a viewer to understand the work and/or results; especially key details, results and contributions, or the anticipated contributions if the work is at an early stage.
  • The relationship to other related efforts, where appropriate. (Authors of accepted posters may be asked to point out relationships to work represented by other accepted posters.)
  • Where to find additional information. This should include (but is not restricted to):
    • A web site where viewers can go to find additional information about the work.
    • How to contact the authors (including email addresses).
    • Citations for any papers, books, or other materials that provide additional information.
    • Information about other SPLASH activities that present aspects of the work.

Submission Format

Please see this article for some useful information on how to produce a successful poster. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, posters should guide viewers to the main issues, helping them quickly understand and draw attention to your work. Few attendees will stop to read a large poster with dense text. If you use screen shots, please ensure that the shots print legibly and that the fonts are large enough to be read comfortably.

Submission Process

Electronic submission of proposals is required through the SPLASH submission system, once open for this track.

A short abstract is to be entered directly online. The poster itself or the preliminary graphic layout as well as the extended, two-pages abstract, must be submitted as a PDF or PostScript file.

A Poster proposal consists of:

  • A maximum 50 word abstract that summarizes the content of the poster.
  • A set of keywords describing the technical area of the work.
  • A two-page extended abstract, suitable for inclusion in the SPLASH 2012 Conference Companion. All abstracts must adhere to the ACM Proceedings format.
  • The poster itself, or a preliminary graphic layout of the poster.
  • A completed ACM Permission to Publish form.

The short 50 word abstract must be entered on the submission form.

The two files containing the two-page extended abstract and the poster itself, respectively, must be bundled in a .tar or .zip file and uploaded as such.

The preliminary graphic layout should consist of one to three pages that sketch the layout for an eight feet (wide) by four feet (high) bulletin board. Please use ten point or larger font in the preliminary layout, and twenty (20) point or larger in the final poster to ensure readability.

Once you have submitted your proposal through the online submission system, you will receive confirmation by e-mail that your proposal has been received and whether or not all required parts were received.

Proposals may be modified online up until the submission deadline.

For More Information

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the Posters Chair, Eli Tilevich and Sushil Bajracharya.