2020 ACSW Call for Lightning Talks and Posters


The continuing feature of ACSW is a 5-minute lightning talk with a poster presentation. These activities provide an opportunity to interact with the ACSW community on a wide range of computer science related topics. Accepted posters will be made available online and included in the program leaflet if the corresponding registration is processed in time. Topics under, but not subject to, work-in-progress, pilot study, proof-of-concept, and improvement of existing works are all welcome. The following guidelines must be met for the proposal submission:

  • Submissions and talks must be in English.
  • Submissions must clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work, the relation to other works, and the results achieved if applicable.
  • Submissions must be the work contributed by the authors.

All posters will be displayed in the common area where all lunch and tea events are located and thus authors can have a good interaction with the audiences. We strongly encourage students to submit a proposal for gaining the opportunity to provide lightning talk with the poster. This is a great opportunity to present your research interest to a wider community, generate hallway conversation, and receive helpful feedback. Advisors should encourage their students to present current work to ACSW. Note that demos are not included with the lightning talks and poster presentations.

Student funding for Posters/Lightning Talks

CORE will provide a limited number of registration and partial support grants to PhD students presenting Lightning Talks/Posters, up to $400 per person.

Students are encouraged to immediately:

(a) discuss this opportunity with their supervisor and get agreement to participate (and ask if they are able to cover the other travel and accommodation costs);

(b) prepare a poster (or dust off one you have already made in the past);

(c) submit it through the link below

(d) complete the  form at https://forms.gle/inEqu5Ux4Mb8yNgW8 to register your request for CORE support.

The closing date for the CORE requests is 11 December

Acceptance notifications will be distributed 15th December 2019.

Submit Your Proposal

If you would like to give a lightning talk with a poster, please use online submission system with your name, affiliation, title of the talk/poster, and an extended abstract (up to 1 A4 page using the template provided as follows).

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