4th York Doctoral Symposium (YDS 2011) - Call for Papers and Posters

by Christopher Poskitt, April 26, 2011

The Department of Computer Science at the University of York is to host
the 4th York Doctoral Symposium on Computer Science (YDS 2011), on the
20th October this year. The goal of the symposium is to bring together
doctoral students from around the UK and Europe to share and exchange
their research and ideas with others. The symposium will promote
interdisciplinary research and help research students to gain experience
in presenting their work to colleagues.

Important Dates
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* Paper submission deadline: 19th June
* Author notification: 1st August
* Poster submission deadline: 8th August
* Poster notification: 24th August
* Camera-ready papers and posters due: 31st August
* Symposium: 20th October

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                                   YDS 2011

     Fourth York Doctoral Symposium on Computer Science

                      20th October 2011, York, UK


                     http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/yds/

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              FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS


Background

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The Department of Computer Science at the University of York is to host

the 4th York Doctoral Symposium on Computer Science (YDS 2011), on the

20th October this year. The goal of the symposium is to bring together

doctoral students from around the UK and Europe to share and exchange

their research and ideas with others. The symposium will promote

interdisciplinary research and help research students to gain experience

in presenting their work to colleagues.



Important Dates

---------------


* Paper submission deadline: 19th June

* Author notification: 1st August

* Poster submission deadline: 8th August

* Poster notification: 24th August

* Camera-ready papers and posters due: 31st August

* Symposium: 20th October



Scope

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YDS 2011 welcomes contributions from all areas of computer science, which

include, but are not limited to, areas of active research at York:


* Artificial Intelligence

* Computer Architectures

* Computer Vision

* Enterprise Systems

* Formal Methods

* Human-Computer Interaction

* Model-Driven Engineering

* Natural Language Processing

* Non-Standard Computation

* Programming Languages and Systems

* Real-Time Systems

* Safety Analysis

* Software Engineering

* Software Testing

* Theoretical Computer Science



Submission Guidelines: Papers

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This year, we will be accepting two categories of papers:


* Full length papers (up to 8 pages)

* Extended abstracts (2-4 pages)


Extended abstracts can describe very early work and ideas; full length

papers should describe work that is more developed. We urge authors to

write with the breadth of the symposium's scope in mind; papers should be

as self-contained as possible, and should not assume specialist background

knowledge, in order to enable as many participants as possible to engage

with the contribution.


Papers should be formatted using Springer's LNCS style. Templates and

guidelines are available from this webpage:

http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors


Paper submissions will only be accepted via Easychair: the link to use is

available from our "Submission" page on http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/yds/


Financial support may be available, upon request, to enable authors to

attend the symposium.



Submission Guidelines: Posters

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For the first time, YDS will be offering a poster session this year.


With regards to submission, we require the following:


(1) A one-page abstract of your research (for inclusion in the proceedings).

(2) A poster OR a poster plan.


The above submissions should be sent electronically to

[email protected], NOT via our Easychair instance (which is for

papers only). Further details are available from our "Submission" page on

http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/yds/ . Note in particular the later submission

deadline for posters.


Financial support may be available, upon request, to enable poster authors

to attend.



Publication

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The proceedings of the symposium (which will include both types of paper,

as well as poster abstracts) will be published as a technical report by

the Department of Computer Science, The University of York. The report

will be freely available online via

http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/library/onlinereports/ ,  and in addition, a

number of hard copies will be printed.



Prizes

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Thanks to our sponsors, we will be able to offer a number of cash prizes

to YDS contributors:


* Best full-length paper: £100

* Best extended abstract: £80

* Best poster: £80

* Best presentation (as voted by the audience!): £50



Sponsors

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We are very grateful to be sponsored by the following companies and

institutions:


* BAE Systems

* Cybula

* Department of Computer Science (The University of York)

* Google

* IBM

* Rapita Systems

* Researcher Development Team (The University of York)



Programme Committee

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* Dr. Chris Bailey

* Victor Bandur

* Michael Banks

* Anna Bramwell-Dicks

* Professor Alan Burns

* Sam Devlin

* Dr. Alan Frisch

* Chris Marriott

* Professor John McDermid

* Dr. Matthew Naylor

* Jenny Owen

* Professor Richard Paige

* Gary Plumbridge

* Christopher Poskitt (PC Chair)

* Siva Reddy

* Jason Reich

* Professor Colin Runciman

* Dina Salah

* Rasha Salah El-Din

* Amir Sarvestani

* Jan Staunton

* Malihe Tabatabaie

* James Williams

* Richard Alun Williams

* Professor Jim Woodcock



Organisation

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Programme Chair

* Chris Poskitt <[email protected]>


General Chairs

* Gary Plumbridge <[email protected]>

* James Williams <[email protected]>


Organising Committee

* Anna Bramwell-Dicks

* Ali Afshar Dodson

* Chris Marriott

* Dina Salah

* Amir Kamali Sarvestani

* Frank Soboczenski