Submissions

Working on exciting new research this year? You are invited to participate in the premiere undergraduate research conference of 2019. Whether you’re working in a team, on your own, or just have a stellar idea, CUCSC 2019 is the best platform to present it.

Submission Deadline: April 21th, 2019
Acceptance Notification: May 13th, 2019
Camera Ready Due: July 7th, 2019
Conference: July 25th to July 27th, 2019

The theme this year is “The Future Of Computer Science” and as such will focus largely on
up and coming fields in computer science as detailed in the topics list below, though submissions
in any area of computer science will be considered.

Computer Networks and Communications
Machine Learning
Social Network Analysis
Health Informatics and Bioinformatics
Computer Architecture
Embedded Systems
Database, Data Mining and Big Data Analytics
Image Processing, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Game and Multimedia
Software Engineering
GIS
Grid and Scalable Computing
Intelligent Information Systems and Decision Support Systems
IT and Business Management
Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
Modeling and Simulation
Cloud Computing and Services
Parallel and Distributed Systems
Network Security and Privacy
Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Deep Learning, Evolutionary Algorithms
Web and Internet Computing
IoT, Smart Cities, Cars, Houses and Devices
E-Commerce, E-government and E-societies
Applications of Computer Science in Various Fields
Future of Computer Science and IT

This year, the Canadian Undergraduate Computer Science Conference is pleased to present
3 different streams for submissions:

Full Paper:
A maximum 8 pages research paper on a research topic you have made significant work in. These papers should contain details on your methodology, results, conclusions, and all other important aspects of your research. The presentation for the selected papers will be vocal. Submissions not accepted as a research presentation will be automatically considered for an abstract presentation.

Short/Demo Paper:
A maximum 4 pages extended abstract on a research topic you are knowledgeable and passionate about. Priority will be given to students with new discoveries and breakthroughs, though all submissions will be considered. Presentations can be in the form of poster boards or laptop presentations, so be sure to prepare your abstract based on the presentation that will best convey the material.

Idea Pitch:
We are also pleased to offer an idea pitching session as part of our conference proceedings. Students who have a practical idea and a well-formed solution to key business initiatives are welcomed to pitch their idea to a panel of internationally renowned business professionals. This is a prime networking and scaling opportunities for new and emerging businesses.

All submissions will be peer reviewed by the technical committee.

An undergrad does not need to be the primary author to present, but they should have contributed to the research by being an author of the publication and have a thorough understanding of it to present it in detail.

Your paper will need to fill an approximately 20 minute talk, make sure you provide enough detail to cover the topic thoroughly without going over your time limit.

Leave a short period after your presentation to cover any questions your audience may have.

Your presentation may be the first introduction to your topic for some listeners, make sure to fully explain any complex topics. Minimize or explain your use of acronyms for the same reason.

Your paper alone can’t carry your presentation. Make sure you practice speaking clearly and with enthusiasm to engage your audience.

Ensure you cover all important parts of your paper in your presentation. Discuss your thesis, your methodology, your goals, and your results.

Keep your introduction engaging to hold your audience’s attention.

As with any research submission, include any and all citations referenced in your work.

Ensure your submission meets all format requirements, and is free of spelling and grammar issues. It is a good idea to have a friend or colleague double check your work.
Your abstract is a reflection of the research you have done, make sure to include all the key points from what you have found / done over your research period.

Your presentation may be the first introduction to your topic for some listeners, make sure to fully explain any complex topics. Minimize or explain your use of acronyms for the same reason.

Involve the main points from your introduction, methodology, and conclusion, with a good focus on your results. Your contents must fit on a poster board, so keep this in mind when planning your presentation.

Involve only enough background information to give unfamiliar readers explanation. The presentation should focus on your research in the topic, not the topic itself.

As with any research submission, include any and all citations referenced in your work.

If there is information you don’t think you can fit on the poster board, consider bringing a laptop to show off some more details of your work. However there are unfortunately no guarantees on the availability of outlets.

An interesting title and introduction is key to getting and keeping your audience's attention.

Be prepared to answer questions from interested students.

Ensure your submission meets all format requirements, and is free of spelling and grammar issues. It is a good idea to have a friend or colleague double check your work.
Ensure your idea pitch is thorough enough to fill a 10 minute time period.

Ensure the opening of your pitch highlights your idea in an engaging fashion, this well help to capture the attention of the panel.

Your pitch shouldn’t just consist of an idea. Ensure you have laid out how you plan to enact this idea and the problems you will be solving by doing so.

Ensure your idea is solving a new problem, innovation is key for a strong pitch.

Consider having a timeline on how long it would take to put your idea(s) into action.

Be prepared to answer panelist’s questions. Consider the pitch to be an interview of sorts for your idea and prepare for it as such.

Showcase your work at CUCSC 2019

Put forward your submission here.
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