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The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) community includes all postgraduate students studying for a PhD in Scottish universities as well as academic staff in SICSA member institutions. Our aim is to develop a vibrant, coherent community where students participate in research discussions and learn new skills.

Following the successful 2009 conference, the SICSA PhD Conference 2010 will be held at the University of Edinburgh in the Informatics Forum with accommodation at Pollock Halls from 9th-11th June 2010. The conference is open to all PhD students in computer science and informatics in Scotland, not just those students funded by SICSA. There is no registration fee or accommodation costs and travel expenses to attend the conference will be covered by your university.

The SICSA annual student conference is a forum for PhD students to present their work and receive valuable feedback from a general audience with written comments from experienced researchers, as well as ask for suggestions and run ideas past experts in the field.

The student-run Conference and Programme Committee, in association with SICSA, invites PhD researchers affiliated with Scottish universities to submit a poster and optional demo/paper on any topic in informatics and computer science. This will not jeopardise opportunities for future publication and is an excellent opportunity for those who want to:
  • Receive useful feedback on their work in progress.
  • Introduce their work to potential collaborating academics in Scottish universities.
  • Hone a research paper prior to submission to an important conference.
  • Gain experience presenting in a conference environment / dry run a conference presentation.
  • Learn about related research by other PhD students in Scotland.
  • Get to know PhD students from across Scotland in a fun and welcoming environment.