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2013 Research Conference

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The 19th School of Computer Science & Software Engineering Research Conference


Conference details

Dates: 6-7 November 2013

Venue: Club Capricorn, Yanchep

Keynote speaker: Dr Peter Kovesi

Short/Long papers deadline: 23 September 2013

Final camera ready papers: 17 October 2013

Registration deadline: 17 October 2013 (registration form)

Conference committee: Amitava Datta, Ghulam Mubashar Hassan, Nasrin Moradmand, Matthew Heinsen Egan.

Conference programme

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The School's research conference is the focal point for the exchange of information regarding the substantial amount of research done by postgraduate students in the School.

The academic aims of the conference can be summarised as:

  • To provide our postgraduate students with a serious "dry-run" of preparing and presenting a paper in a full conference atmosphere;
  • To produce, as the proceedings, a document detailing the current state-of-research in the School for both internal and external use; and
  • To provide a deadline to stimulate the final completion of the many "almost finished" projects that we all have.

The most important thing about the conference is that you get up and give it a go. The talk you present does not have to be perfect or even particularly polished - in fact, this is your opportunity to present imperfect or incomplete work and get some sympathetic yet serious feedback on either the presentation or the work itself.

Despite the considerable (financial) cost of the conference, we believe it is one of the most effective ways of fostering a sense of community and common purpose among the research students and staff of the School. The Australian Computer Society recently adopted our research conference as part of their recommended best practice model - so let's keep it going!

Call for papers

Papers are invited from all members of the School. The conference proceedings will include both full research papers and short papers on new research directions.

The expectations on research students at various stages of their studies are clarified below. Contributions are also encouraged from staff, from project students, and from participants from other WA universities and industry or government organisations.

Beginning Postgraduates [Those starting after 1st November 2012]
You should submit a short (one or two pages) abstract or overview outlining the area that you wish to study after getting it reviewed by your supervisor. The abstract or overview need not be very detailed, and are in no way binding. Its purpose is simply to give others some idea of your planned area of research, and allow them to share with you the benefit of any experience they may have in related areas. For example, it may be that some of the staff or students can help with some pointers to literature, software, and resources within the School that have been used on previous projects in related areas.

Postgraduates [Full-time PhD students registered before 1st November 2012 and within their first three years, part-time PhD students within their first four years, MSc students within their first two years]
You are expected to submit a paper related to your work, reviewed by your supervisor, for inclusion in the proceedings, and may be asked to present a talk on the work at the conference. For those who have completed one year this might be oriented more towards surveying the state of the art in your chosen field, discussing of problems you plan to address, and your progress so far. For those in later years it is likely to include more of your own contributions, and might be used as a practice paper for a conference or journal. If you'd like to discuss further what is expected please see your supervisor or one of the organisers.

Finishing Postgraduates [Postgraduates outside the above categories]
You are strongly encouraged to submit a paper and give a talk on your work regarding your contribution, but since it is recognised that you may be finishing off and writing up according to fairly tight deadlines, a paper already published or under review may optionally be submitted.

Staff, Visitors, Research Fellows, etc.
You are invited to give a talk on a subject of interest, and submit either an abstract page (see above) or a paper for the proceedings. These may be technical research talks, or talks on topics of broader interest (such as, the future of computer science, etc.).

Project Students
If you have some work that you would like to present - maybe from a paper on your project work - you are welcome to submit a paper. But otherwise you are invited to just come along, observe, question, discuss, and have fun!

Information for authors and speakers

Papers should be prepared using the templates provided and should be no more than ten pages in length in this format. Read the ACM SIG Author Guide for detailed information about the preparation of manuscripts, but be sure to use the CSSEtemplate.cls file instead of using the ACM SIG (acm_proc_article-sp.cls) class file.

You will get the best results and your files will be easiest to handle if you use LaTeX2e for the preparation of your camera-ready manuscript together with the corresponding class file CSSEtemplate.cls. Use bibliography style {plain} and see the sample bibliography sigproc.bib for example entries. A sample LaTeX file containing the required format is available.

Please email your papers (Latex Zip File) to Please note the deadlines for papers submitted to the conference. These deadlines are set to allow time for reviewing, collating, and printing the proceedings before the event. If you have a problem with formatting or with the deadlines, you need to speak to one of the organisers before the cut-off date.

It is anticipated that each speaker will be allocated 15 minutes. The talks themselves should be up to 12 minutes in length, leaving 3 minutes for questions and discussion. All the usual facilities will be available, and requests for special equipment can be made nearer the time.


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