Participate

There are 4 ways for students to get involved.

Register

Sign up for the conference!  

Poster
Contest

Make a poster and present it for prizes!

Lightning
Talks

Zippy 5 minute presentation. 

Graduate Research

A 15 minute presentation for graduate students only. 

Deadline to Apply

The deadline to apply will be Friday, October 25th. No abstracts will be accepted after this cut off date. 
 

Submit Your Abstracts

Sign up for an account to submit your abstracts. You do not have to be registered for the conference to submit your abstract. However, if you are not registered by October 18th, your abstract will be rejected.
 

Posters

Posters provide an opportunity for an informal presentation featuring “give and take” with conference attendees. Presenting a poster is also a good way in which to discuss and receive feedback on a work in progress that has not been fully developed into a paper. You do not have to have conducted research to present a poster.

Poster Competition

Best undergraduate and best graduate posters will be recognized and awarded with prizes. There will also be a prize awarded to the best overall poster.

Two categories of posters will be accepted: general and research. General posters will be evaluated by a committee using the following criteria.
 

  • Significance of topic and relevance

  • Visual presentation

  • Oral presentation


In addition to the above criteria, research posters will also be evaluated on
 

  • Scientific or Technical approach


Recent course projects as well as research work are excellent candidate topics. The judges committee will use their discretion in determining whether a poster falls into the general or technical category.

Directions

You will be expected to arrive 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the poster contest in order to set up your poster. Typical poster size is 48×36 inches. We will provide a tri-fold of this size for presenting the poster at the conference. A poster is expected to visually and concisely describe your work in an organized manner. You are expected to remain by your poster during the length of the contest. Judges will make their rounds during the contest.

Prizes

Prizes will be given at lunch on Saturday.

 

Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are short, mini-presentations to provide opportunities for people to share their work/research/educational activities, insights learned, as well as promoting interactions and collaborations.

Presentation Time 

Each lightning talk presentation will be about 5 – 7 minutes. To accommodate multiple presentations in a limited amount of time, we will enforce strict time control to make sure everyone gets the allotted time to give their talk.

Directions

You are expected to arrive 5 minutes earlier before your scheduled session and introduce yourself to the moderator. This would be a good time to test your slides before your presentation begins. You will be provided with a computer with Microsoft Office PowerPoint. Your moderator may instruct you to copy your slides to the computer. A flash drive with your presentation slides is highly recommended. If your presentation slides are not Microsoft Office PowerPoint compliant, you will be responsible for the technical support of your presentation (e.g., bring your own laptop).

 

Graduate Research Presentations

Graduate Research Presentations are for those who have completed or are currently pursuing graduate-level research in computing. This is a 15-minute presentation to present your findings. There will only be 3 spots available for graduate presentations. Your acceptance will be based on the abstract you provide.

Presentation Time 

Graduate Research Presentations are 15 minutes long. We will only have a few minutes between each presentation therefore strict time control will be enforced.

Directions

You are expected to arrive 5 minutes earlier before your scheduled session and introduce yourself to the moderator. This would be a good time to test your slides before your presentation begins. You will be provided with a computer with Microsoft Office PowerPoint. Your moderator may instruct you to copy your slides to the computer. A flash drive with your presentation slides is highly recommended. If your presentation slides are not Microsoft Office PowerPoint compliant, you will be responsible for the technical support of your presentation (e.g., bring your own laptop).