First Prize in Student Research Competition for Jörg Schlötterer


Jörg Schlötterer at the poster presentation

Jörg Schlötterer from the University of Passau won the Student Research Competition at this year´s ACM SAC conference in Salamanca, Spain.

Out of 77 submissions, 15 student papers were accepted for presentation at the conference and their authors were awarded a travel grant of $ 500.
The selection of the best student work was performed in two rounds. The first was a poster presentation. An international program committee selected the five best posters of which the authors were invited to present their work in an oral presentation the next day.

Jörg Schlötterer was awarded the first prize for his work “From Context to Query”, which he has been doing in the context of the EEXCESS project, and received a gold medal and a prize money of $500.
“Taking part in the competition in that beautiful city of Salamanca has been a great chance. The morale among the competitors was characterized by friendly cooperation and interest for each other’s projects. Also I´d like to thank my advisors for their excellent coaching”, Jörg says. “And of course I am happy, because this prize means that we are on the right track with our query strategy for EEXCESS.”

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) is one of the world´s largest membership organizations for computing professionals and is based in New York. Annually, it organizes a Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC). Since 2013, a part of this symposium is the Student Research Competition.

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