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The 5th New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference (NZ CSRSC) will take place at the Waikato University in Hamilton, from 10th-13th of April 2007. The central goal of NZ CSRSC is to foster a lasting community between research students in New Zealand. The conference will involve sessions on a range of CS relevant topics, interesting workshops, invited talks and company presentations. Graduates studying Computer Science and related areas from all New Zealand universities and from overseas are welcome to attend.

Recent News

  • 4 May 2007
    The PC running the forums has been turned off in order to return the PC back to Technical Support at the University (it was on loan). We will be taking a snapshot of the database so if there is anything people need from the forums they will need to get in touch with us ASAP. Please contact Olena (olena |at| cs.waikato.ac.nz) if you require anything from the forums.
  • 13 April 2007
    The conference has ended.

    All conference attendees have voted for the Best Presentation and the Best Poster. All talks and posters were of very high quality. The award for the Best Presentation was presented to Moffat Mathews from the University of Canterbury for his presentation on "Investigating the Effectiveness of Problem Templates on Learning in Intelligent Tutoring Systems". Andrea Schweer from the University of Waikato won the Best Poster Award for her poster on "Augmented Memory for Conference Attendees". Both awards are sponsored by DL Consulting.

    Thanks to all those that attended and to those people who supported the conference financially. All the photos taken at the conference have now been uploaded. Have a safe trip home everyone!
  • 12 April 2007
    Lots of people have been asking about photos for the conference. It was initially announced that the photos had been uploaded to Flickr but the free accounts only allow display of a limited set of photos and we had also reached our account upload limit. I have instead put the images on the same pc hosting the forums, where you can view the photos by clicking here. There are currently 400 photos available. It's all paginated so the load times should be relatively quick. The photos are half their original size, if you would like to add some photos of your own or get the full version of a particular image, please email me at kah18 |at| cs.waikato.ac.nz
  • 10 April 2007
    The conference begins!

    I have set up a web blog for the conference, for the first entry see here. If you have an entry you'd like added, feel free to email it (along with your name, any photos and the date/time for the entry) to kah18 |at| cs.waikato.ac.nz
  • 3 April 2007
    The conference proceedings are now available online. There's also a PDF version (9.2MB) available for easier printing.
  • 9 March 2007
    The final submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday March 14. Please ensure your completed papers are submitted by this date.
  • 8 March 2007
    You are invited to the inaugural NZ CSRSC Suits 'n Geeks evening. This networking event, proudly sponsored by WaikatoLink, will draw together representatives from industry and the brightest computer science graduate students in the country.
  • 16 February 2007
    We will award the best presentation and the best poster and are happy to annouce that DL Consulting sponsors these two awards.

    The central goals of the NZCSRSC is to draw students together, making them more aware of each other and their work. In addition it gives students experience and insight into presenting their work. Therefore each full-time registered conference attendee can vote for the presentation and the poster that she/he liked most and, in her/his opinion, comes closest to the conference's aims.

    The winners of the awards will be announced on Friday the 13th of April at 1.00pm.
  • 12 February 2007
    The conference program has been updated with a complete list of presentations. Abstracts for these are available here.
  • 3 February 2007
    The review period has ended and we have notified the authors of our decisions.

    52 submissions were reviewed (two submissions were withdrawn by the authors). There was a large number of excellent submissions, so the available presentation slots filled up very quickly. Because of this, we decided to create a new category (in addition to those listed in the call for submissions): full papers, represented by a poster at the conference. Authors whose paper has been accepted for this category do not have to rewrite their submission as a short paper.

    Here is a breakdown of all accepted papers by category:

    • Full paper with presentation: 22
    • Full paper with poster: 11
    • Short paper with poster: 11
    • Short paper: 8

    We will publish the detailed conference program within the next days.

  • 18 January 2007
    The registration is now officially open, click here for more details. On-site registration will also be available. The first 40 registrants will receive free accommodation in the Te Kohinga Marama Marae on campus (if requested), so don't wait too long with your decision!
  • 8 January 2007
    The guest speaker talks have been announced, click here for more details.
  • 26 December 2006
    The papers have all been sent out for review, with the due date for reviews being the 19th of January 2007.
  • 18 December 2006
    The submission deadline is closed. We have received 54 submissions from 8 New Zealand and 4 overseas universities.

    The winner of the free registration is Andrew Gin from the University of Canterbury. Congratulations! And thanks to everyone who filled in the questionnaire.
  • 4 December 2006
    The submission deadline has been extended to December 15th, 2006. Click here for further details about submissions.
  • 1 November 2006
    We have two invited speakers confirmed, Craig Nevill-Manning from Google and Nigel Scott from Park Road Post. Both are previous attendees who have made a successful career in industry.
  • 11 September 2006
    The call for submissions is now open.
    We would also appreciate it if all visitors to the site could fill in this questionnaire - it only takes a minute and you could win free conference registration just by filling it in!
  • 22 August 2006
    The NZ CSRSC Forum is now open. Please register to participate in the discussions as a future conference presenter or attendee, or to help with organization. All registered users will be kept updated about the latest news.
  • 18 August 2006
    Four New Zealand computer science departments are involved in the conference so far: Waikato, Auckland, Canterbury and Massey. Local contacts for these universities are available here.
  • 14 August 2006
    The conference venue has been finalized. Proceedings and accommodation will take place at the Te Kohinga Marama Marae on the University of Waikato campus.


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