Call for Submissions

We are now inviting submissions of full papers and short papers for the 5th New Zealand Computer Science Research Students Conference.


The New Zealand Computer Science Research Students Conference is intended to bring together graduate research students within Computer Science mainly throughout New Zealand, but also from overseas.

Goals and Objectives

The NZCSRSC has two major aims. First of all it provides a platform for graduate research students to get constructive remarks and feedback on their work. Secondly it offers a unique opportunity to start or enhance networking with other research students. Therefore a successful submission does not depend on the stage of a graduate research project.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: December 8th, 2006 Extended! December 15th, 2006
  • Review period: December 15th, 2006 - January 31st, 2007
  • Acceptance Notification: Early February, 2007
  • Final versions of accepted papers deadline: March 9th, 2007

Submission Details

Submissions are now being accepted for:

  • Full papers - not to exceed 8 pages
  • Short papers - not to exceed 4 pages

We have prepared some notes for creating a successful submission here. Authors should follow the LNCS format and submit an electronic version of the paper in pdf format. Format Instructions
Electronic submission is now open here: Electronic Submission

In order to assist with the reviewing process you are required to provide a list of keywords which indicate your field of study. You should use at least one of the following keywords:

  • Algorithm Engineering
  • Digital Libraries
  • Computer Theory
  • Formal Methods
  • Software Engineering
  • System Usability
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems
  • Databases
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Bioinformatics
  • Knowledge Engineering
  • Data Mining
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Graphics
  • Computer Vision
  • Image Processing
  • Network Research
  • Hardware Research
  • Distributed Systems
  • Internet Security

Reviewing Process

The NZCSRSC is a conference organised by research students for research students. The reviewing process therefore works in the following way: A paper will be reviewed by three research students from the same, or closely related area of research. Consequently anyone who submits a paper, may be asked to review up to three papers. Please do not submit if you are not able or willing to act as a reviewer.

All submissions (within reasonable limits) will be accepted for inclusion in the conference proceedings and should be made on the basis that at least one of the authors will be attending the conference. The reviews will be used for providing feedback to authors and as a means to determine whether or not a paper should be accepted as a full paper for presentation during the conference.

The review criteria are:

  • Compliance with conference goals and objectives.
  • Target audience.
  • Presentation.
  • Content.
  • Level of excitement.

Based on the reviews:

Full paper submissions may be:

  • Accepted as full papers for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the conference proceedings.
  • Accepted for inclusion in the conference proceedings as a short paper on condition of being rewritten as a short paper by the authors.

Short paper submissions may be:

  • Accepted as short papers for inclusion in the conference proceedings.
  • The best short papers will be accepted for inclusion in the conference proceedings and the authors will also be offered the option to display their work during the conference as a poster.


The proceedings will be published electronically and will be available on CD. At least one of the authors of the paper is expected to attend and present at the conference. Please note that there is travel support available from each NZ University. Please inquire with your local contacts.

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