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Conference Schedule

The talks have now been announced and the programme committee look forward to welcoming you on the day.

The Oxford University Department of Computer Science Student Conference 2012 takes place Friday, 16th November 2012 (6th week of Michaelmas term) in the Wolfson Building on Parks Road, in Lecture Theatre A.

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, transfer, or confirmation theses, 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 up to fourteen talks from these for presentation, along with a similar number of posters; we expect to provide notification of acceptance by Friday, 26th October. Those invited to present talks will need to provide a camera-ready copy of their abstract by Friday, 9th November. 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 Rewley House.

Important Dates

Formatting Guidelines


Send us your posters now! The deadline to sign up for a poster presentation is 11.59 PM GMT, Friday, 2nd November 2012. Click here to find the signup sheet for poster presentations.

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, 9th November, 2012 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

The following people put the conference together this year: With admin support from Wendy Adams and Julie Sheppard.