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Thank you for attending

On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to thank those who attended the 2021 Online Australasian Computer Science Week (ASCW) 1-5 February.

ACSW is the premier event for Computer Science researchers across Australasia, organised under the governing auspices of Computing Research and Education (CORE) Association of Australasia.

Many familiar aspects of ACSW were carried forward for the online event, including opportunities to hear from reputable invited speakers, participate in the wonderful variety of specialist conferences and engage with highly educational workshops.

Dr Nigel Stanger & Dr Brendon Woodford
Co-Chairs, 2021 ACSW

2021 ACSW Prizes 

Best Poster and Lightning Talk Winner:

Gang Tang, Average-case Algorithms for Testing Isomorphism of Polynomials, Algebras, and Multilinear forms

Online Game

*         1st Place: Jessica McBroom

*         2nd Place: Asma Rani

*         3rd Place: Paul Denny

CORE – ACSW Paper Prizes 2021 

Interactive Entertainment (IE)
Category – best paper
Paper Title – Observing the Stroop Effect in a First Person Shooter
Full list of authors – Rourke Gray-Mason, Tece Bayrak, and Alex Coultas
Full list of authors’ institutions/affiliations – Media Design School Auckland (all)

AUSTRALASIAN INFORMATION SECURITY CONFERENCE- AISC
Category – best paper
Paper Title – A Comparative Study of ML-ELM and DNN for Intrusion Detection
Full list of authors (full names) with Student name first in listing if Student Paper – Wencheng Yang, Song Wang and Michael Johnstone.
Full list of authors’ institutions/affiliations – Edith Cowan University, La Trobe University, Edith Cowan University

Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing – AusPDC
Category – Best paper
Paper Title – Serverless Edge Computing: Vision and Challenges
Full list of authors Mohammad Sadegh Aslanpour (Monash University), Adel N. Toosi (Monash University), Claudio Cicconetti (IIT – National Research Council Italy), Bahman Javadi (Western Sydney University), Peter Sbarski (A Cloud Guru), Davide Taibi (Tampere University), Marcos Assuncao (INRIA, ENS de Lyon), Sukhpal Singh Gill (Queen Mary University of London), Raj Gaire (Data61) and Schahram Dustdar (Vienna University of Technology)

HIKM
Category: best paper
Paper title: Auditory-Game-Motor Synchronisation with Music Tempo in an Immersive Virtual Reality Exergame
Authors: Betty Yin, Samuel Bailey, Emma Hu, Milinda Jayarekera, Alex Shaw, Burkhard Wuensche
Affiliation of all authors:  The University of Auckland

Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE).
Category: Best Paper
Paper Title: Exploring the Effects of Contextualized Problem Descriptions on Problem Solving
Full list of authors:   Juho Leinonen, Paul Denny and Jacqueline Whalley
Full list of authors’ institutions: Juho Leinonen, University of Helsinki, Finland Paul Denny, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Jacqueline Whalley Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Category: Best Student Paper
Paper Title: Helping students get IT: Investigating the longitudinal impacts of IT school outreach in Australia
Full list of authors with Student name first in listing; Adam Fletcher, Raina Mason, and Graham Cooper
Authors’ institution  Southern Cross University, Australia

ADC (Australasian Database Conference)
Category – Best paper
Paper Title: Semi-supervised feature selection based on cost-sensitive and structural information
Authors: Yiling Tao, Guangquan Lu, Chaoqun Ma, Zidong Su, and Zehui Hu (all from Guangxi Normal University, China)

Best Paper -Highly Commended
 Title: Intention Recognition from Spatio-temporal Representation of EEG Signals
Authors: Lin Yue (Northeast Normal University, China), Dongyuan Tian (Jilin University, China), Jing Jiang (University of Technology, Sydney), Lina Yao (University of New South Wales), Weitong Chen (University of Queensland), and Xiaowei Zhao (Northeast Normal University, China)

Title: Deep Multi-view Spatio-Temporal Network for Urban Crime Prediction
Authors: Usama Salama (University of New South Wales), Xiaocong Chen (University of New South Wales), Lina Yao (University of New South Wales), Hye-Young Paik (University of New South Wales), and Xianzhi Wang (University of Technology, Sydney

Category – Best student paper
Title: An Experimental Study on Exact Multi-Constraint Shortest Path Finding
Authors: Xuanyi Zhang, Ziyi Liu, Mengxuan Zhang, and Lei Li (all University of Queensland)

Best student paper – Highly Commended
Title: Adaptive Graph Learning for Semi-supervised Classification of GCNs
Authors: Yingying Wan (Guangxi Normal University, China), Mengmeng Zhan (Guangxi Normal University, China), and Yangding Li (Hunan Normal University, China)

Title: Entropy-Based Uncertainty Calibration for Generalized Zero-Shot Learning
Authors: Zhi Chen (University of Queensland), Zi Huang (University of Queensland), Jingjing Li (University of Science and Technology of China), and Zheng Zhang (Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China)

Interactive Entertainment (IE)
Category – best paper
Paper Title – Observing the Stroop Effect in a First Person Shooter
Full list of authors – Rourke Gray-Mason, Tece Bayrak, and Alex Coultas
Full list of authors’ institutions/affiliations – Media Design School Auckland (all)

AUSTRALASIAN INFORMATION SECURITY CONFERENCE- AISC
Category – best paper
Paper Title – A Comparative Study of ML-ELM and DNN for Intrusion Detection
Full list of authors (full names) with Student name first in listing if Student Paper – Wencheng Yang, Song Wang and Michael Johnstone.
Full list of authors’ institutions/affiliations – Edith Cowan University, La Trobe University, Edith Cowan University

Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing – AusPDC
Category – Best paper
Paper Title – Serverless Edge Computing: Vision and Challenges
Full list of authors Mohammad Sadegh Aslanpour (Monash University), Adel N. Toosi (Monash University), Claudio Cicconetti (IIT – National Research Council Italy), Bahman Javadi (Western Sydney University), Peter Sbarski (A Cloud Guru), Davide Taibi (Tampere University), Marcos Assuncao (INRIA, ENS de Lyon), Sukhpal Singh Gill (Queen Mary University of London), Raj Gaire (Data61) and Schahram Dustdar (Vienna University of Technology)

HIKM
Category: best paper
Paper title: Auditory-Game-Motor Synchronisation with Music Tempo in an Immersive Virtual Reality Exergame
Authors: Betty Yin, Samuel Bailey, Emma Hu, Milinda Jayarekera, Alex Shaw, Burkhard Wuensche
Affiliation of all authors:  The University of Auckland

Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE).
Category: Best Paper
Paper Title: Exploring the Effects of Contextualized Problem Descriptions on Problem Solving
Full list of authors:   Juho Leinonen, Paul Denny and Jacqueline Whalley
Full list of authors’ institutions: Juho Leinonen, University of Helsinki, Finland Paul Denny, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Jacqueline Whalley Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Category: Best Student Paper
Paper Title: Helping students get IT: Investigating the longitudinal impacts of IT school outreach in Australia
Full list of authors with Student name first in listing; Adam Fletcher, Raina Mason, and Graham Cooper
Authors’ institution  Southern Cross University, Australia

ADC (Australasian Database Conference)
Category – Best paper
Paper Title: Semi-supervised feature selection based on cost-sensitive and structural information
Authors: Yiling Tao, Guangquan Lu, Chaoqun Ma, Zidong Su, and Zehui Hu (all from Guangxi Normal University, China)

Best Paper -Highly Commended
 Title: Intention Recognition from Spatio-temporal Representation of EEG Signals
Authors: Lin Yue (Northeast Normal University, China), Dongyuan Tian (Jilin University, China), Jing Jiang (University of Technology, Sydney), Lina Yao (University of New South Wales), Weitong Chen (University of Queensland), and Xiaowei Zhao (Northeast Normal University, China)

Title: Deep Multi-view Spatio-Temporal Network for Urban Crime Prediction
Authors: Usama Salama (University of New South Wales), Xiaocong Chen (University of New South Wales), Lina Yao (University of New South Wales), Hye-Young Paik (University of New South Wales), and Xianzhi Wang (University of Technology, Sydney

Category – Best student paper
Title: An Experimental Study on Exact Multi-Constraint Shortest Path Finding
Authors: Xuanyi Zhang, Ziyi Liu, Mengxuan Zhang, and Lei Li (all University of Queensland)

Best student paper – Highly Commended
Title: Adaptive Graph Learning for Semi-supervised Classification of GCNs
Authors: Yingying Wan (Guangxi Normal University, China), Mengmeng Zhan (Guangxi Normal University, China), and Yangding Li (Hunan Normal University, China)

Title: Entropy-Based Uncertainty Calibration for Generalized Zero-Shot Learning
Authors: Zhi Chen (University of Queensland), Zi Huang (University of Queensland), Jingjing Li (University of Science and Technology of China), and Zheng Zhang (Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China)

Invited Speakers

Professor James Noble
James Noble is Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Victoria University New Zealand. He is the author of Small Memory Systems: Patterns for Systems with Limited Memory (with Charles Weir), the editor of Prototype-Based Programming and Pattern Languages of Program Design 5 (with various co-editors). He has published many papers on object-orientation design patterns, aspects, software visualisation and software engineering in international academic conferences and journals.
Professor Ryan Ko
Professor Ryan Ko is Chair and Director of UQ Cyber Security at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is also Discipline Leader of the Cyber Security and Software Engineering Discipline at the School of ITEE at UQ. His applied research in cyber security focuses on 'returning control of data to cloud computing users'. His research reduces users' reliance on trusting third-parties and focusses on (1) provenance logging and reconstruction, traceability and (2) privacy-preserving data processing (homomorphic encryption). Both his research foci are recognised nationally and internationally, receiving conference Best Paper Awards (2011, 2015, 2017), and technology transfers locally and internationally.
A/Professor Julia Prior
Associate Professor Prior is a passionate teacher of software development and innovation to students in engineering, information technology and multidisciplinary courses. She created and coordinates the Software Development Studio, which simulates a professional software development setting, embedded in a supportive and scaffolded learning environment. Over the last six years, 365 students have participated in this studio. Her teaching approach strongly encourages self-directed, active and collaborative learning in environments that provide deliberate scaffolding and support to students. She explicitly enables active industry engagement in the students’ learning experiences, and considers mentoring to be an essential part of students’ learning and development. She has completed several funded research projects on teaching and learning innovation, making a sustained contribution to the scholarship of teaching and learning in the computing and software engineering fields.
A/Professor Zhifeng Bao
Associate Professor Bao has made groundbreaking contributions in the area of large-scale spatial data management, mining and retrieval. In these different areas, he developed novel query models, robust algorithms, visual analytic processes and systems that deliver insights to non-technical decision makers and benefits to society. His research applies directly to transportation optimization, advertisement placement, and search query answering about road networks
Dr Oana Balmau
Oana Balmau is an Assistant Professor at McGill University. She completed her PhD in Computer Science at the University of Sydney, advised by Prof. Willy Zwaenepoel. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science from EPFL, Switzerland. Her research interests are computer systems and storage technologies. Currently, she is focusing on redesigning edge storage systems, persistent memory technologies, and their role in the way we manage large-scale data for Internet of Things workloads. (Homepage: https://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~balmau/ )

ACSW Committee

ACSW Co-Chairs

Dr. Nigel Stanger, Dr. Brendon Woodford, University of Otago

ACSW Organising Committee

Prof. Michael Winikoff (Victoria University of Wellington), A/Prof. David Eyers, Dr. Veronica Liesaputra Joachim, Dr. Daniel, Alencar da Costa, A/Prof. Andrew Trotman (University of Otago)

Proceedings Editors

Dr. Nigel Stanger, Dr. Veronica Liesaputra Joachim, University of Otago

Conference Sponsor

The Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE)

About CORE

The Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia, CORE, is an association of university departments of computer science in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to 2004 it was known as the Computer Science Association, CSA.

The purposes for which the Association is established are:

to create a professional association of those engaged in computer science and information technology in higher education and research institutes and to facilitate their professional development;
to assist and advance research in computer science and information technology in higher education and research institutes;
to assist and advance teaching in computer science and information technology in higher education;
to provide a forum for those interested in computer science and information technology so as to stimulate discussion of relevant issues; and
to promote co-operation and liaison with other groups and organizations which have related or complementary purposes and activities.

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