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The Oxford University Department of Computer Science Student Conference 2014 takes place Friday, 13th June, 2014 (7th week of Trinity Term) in the Wolfson Building on Parks Road, in Lecture Theatres A and B.

The timetable for the day is now available.

We are pleased to announce that the key note speaker will be Professor Ursula Martin

Established in 2004, the Conference was originally held biennially and has since become an annual event. All staff and students are welcome to attend.

Current DPhil students are encouraged to submit abstracts for talks or posters. Any research topic covered by the Department of Computer Science is appropriate and it is perfectly acceptable to submit work that has been presented or submitted elsewhere. Presentations in previous years have covered new results, selected material from MSc dissertation, transfer or confirmation reports, or research proposals of general interest. The conference may also serve as an excellent forum for students approaching Transfer of Status to present their work to a new audience ahead of their viva.

The Selection Committee will review all abstracts and will select talks from these for presentation and we expect to provide notification of acceptance by Friday, 23rd May. Those invited to present talks will need to provide a camera-ready copy of their abstract by Friday, 6th June. Talks should be approx 15 minutes, allowing a further five minutes for questions.

There will be cash prizes for the best talk, the best abstract and the best poster and the winners will be announced at the wine reception at the end of the conference. This will be followed by the conference dinner at Somerville College.

The Department contributes to the cost of the dinner so participants will pay just £10.00

Important Dates

Formatting Guidelines


Send us your posters now! The deadline to sign up for a poster presentation is 11.59 PM GMT, Friday, 30th May, 2014.

The department will cover printing costs, on satin paper at A2 size (420 x 594 mm), on the condition that University and department logos are included in your design. Logo files in PDF and EPS are provided.

Submit your poster electronically before 12.00noon on Friday, 6th June, 2014 to have them printed for free by the Department.


Submissions should be extended abstracts 1–2 pages in length and in PDF format. An example of a properly formatted abstract is here (PDF file). Note the absence of page numbers; this makes assembling the conference proceedings easier.

If you use LaTeX, a classfile is provided here to format your submission automatically. To see how it works, simply put all the files ouclprgcs.cls, sampleBibliography.bib, sampleCameraReady.tex, sampleImage.pdf, and Makefile in one directory and type:

% make

to re-create the sample PDF file.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions should be uploaded to EasyChair. If you don't have an EasyChair account yet, set one up for free here!

Programme Committee

With admin support from Wendy Adams and Julie Sheppard.