HOD & Professors Meeting

HOD & Professors Meeting

This meeting will take place on Monday, 3rd of February 2020.

There is no registration cost for this event which is for Department Heads and Professors.

CORE encourages participants to stay on for ACSW, the program for which will run from Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th February. If staying for ACSW, registration for both activities is required, and day or full ACSW registration must also be paid.

Note the ACSW program will include a town hall style meeting. This meeting will provide all attendees an excellent opportunity to voice opinions and idea’s with HoDs and discuss topics of importance to all parties.

To register for ACSW 2020 please click here.

HOD & Professors Registration

All attendees of the HODS and Professors Meeting are required to register their attendance online.

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Preliminary Agenda


The following agenda is preliminary in nature and subject to change as planning proceeds.

Be sure to check the website regularly for updates.

Monday 3 February 2020

Room ATC Building Room 422/ATC423
Time Session
08:45 – 09:00 Arrival (coffee/tea available)
09:00 – 09:45 Introductions and status updates from members
09:45 – 10:30 CORE Annual General Meeting
President’s report – David Abramson
Treasurer’s report – Jian Yang
Approval of budget – Jian Yang
Announcement of election results – David Abramson
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 – 11:30 Rankings report – Lin Padgham


11:30 – 12:30 Presentation from ARC.

Dr Robert Mun (Executive Director, Engineering and Information Sciences): Grants

Daniel Bond (Assistant Director, Research Evaluation): ANZSRC FoR Review


12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Working group discussions (1).

Attendees are encouraged to think about trans Tasman opportunities.

  • Learning to hunt as a pack: How could CS departments collaborate more? Some disciplines do this very effectively. Would it benefit our community, and what concrete things could we try?
  • Engaging with industry: CS industry engagement tends to be piecemeal and isolated. Is there a more effective way the sector could engage with industry as a collective?
  • Leveraging Linkage Infrastructure grants: Are there opportunities to work together on national proposals (ARC LIEF and/or MBIE) to benefit our researchers? Do we have all the equipment we want and need?
  • CoE Strategic plan: Rather than waiting for the next CoE call, can we work up proposals in advance? What would they be?
14:15 – 15:00 Working group discussions (2)

Attendees are encouraged to think about trans Tasman opportunities.

  • Using commercial cloud for CS teaching and labs: Could we make better use of the commercial cloud for teaching computing science? Can we do this collaboratively?
  • Collaborating on curriculum: Are there opportunities to collaborate more on curriculum development? What roadblocks are there and can these be mitigated?
  • CORE rankings: How important is it to rank national Australasian conferences – would rankings increase willingness to fund? What makes a top national conference for a national ranking scheme?
15:00 – 15:30 Tea/coffee
15:30 – 16:00 Working group reports and outcomes
16:00 – 16:30 Science and Technology Australia (STA) presentation – Tanya Ha

ACS update  TDB


ACPHIS update  Professor Caroline Chan (RMIT), Vice President

16:30 – 17:15 Debate: “The Lecture is dead: Long live the lecture”
18:30 – 21:00 HODS dinner. Rococo, 797 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn