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Comlab Student Conference


Comlab Student Conference 2009 

This year's Comlab Student Conference will be held on Friday 20th November,
in Week 6 of Michaelmas Term.  The conference was held previously in 2008,
2006 and 2004.

We seek submissions of abstracts from students who are currently studying
towards a DPhil.  All DPhil and Probationer Research Students, academic
staff, and other interested students are welcome to attend the conference.

There will be one full day of contributed 15-25 minute talks, poster
sessions, a buffet lunch, and prizes for the three best presentations. 
There will also be an invited speaker, details to be announced shortly.


Any research topic covered by the Computing Laboratory is appropriate for
the conference, but submissions that are accessible to a broad computer
science audience will be given preference.  Submissions will be refereed. 
It is acceptable to submit work that has been presented or submitted

This is an excellent opportunity to present to others at the Laboratory, in
a friendly environment.  In the past, presentations at the conference have
covered new results, selected material from MSc, transfer, or confirmation
theses, or research proposals of general interest.  Some presentations have
also served as practice talks for research papers to be presented at
international research meetings.  For students who are approaching transfer
of status, this is a good chance to present your work to a new audience in
preparation for your viva.

This year we will also be accepting poster presentations.  Authors wishing
to submit a poster will need to be available on the day to answer questions
during informal poster sessions.  There will be some financial support
available to cover printing costs.  We encourage as many people as possible
to submit a poster, as this is an opportunity to publicise your work and
obtain new perspectives from members of the department.

Important dates:

Abstracts should be uploaded using the EasyChair system
( ) by midnight
GMT on Friday 18 September 2009.  Each abstract should be at most 2 pages in
PDF format.  Full guidelines and style information can be found on the wiki:

The Selection Committee will choose, from the submitted abstracts, ten to
fifteen talks for presentation and a similar number of posters.  The chosen
speakers will be notified by noon on Friday 16 October and will submit a
final camera-ready copy by Friday 6 November.  Feedback will be provided on
all submissions.


The conference will be held at Keble College. Tea, coffee and a sandwich
lunch will be provided for attendees and the conference will end with a
short prize-giving.

Proceedings, containing all the abstracts, will be published electronically
and will also be handed out to attendees.

Steering Committee:
Marta Kwiatkowska
Shamal Faily

Programme Committee:
Lu Feng <>
John Lyle <>
Ronald Kainda <>
Afifah Waseem <>
Nicolas Wu <>

Conference Committee:
Christopher Broadbent <>
Sara-Jane Dunn <>
Jun Ho Huh <>
Daniel James <>
Jim Whitehead <>


After the conference finishes, all DPhil students (regardless of attendance
at the conference itself) are invited to the COGS annual dinner.  More
details to follow soon. 


This year three prizes for best presentation will be awarded (provided there
are candidates of sufficient merit) worth 100 pounds, 60 pounds, and 40