This is an archive for the 2011 conference which we have left online as a reference.

Info about the 2012 conference is here

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. The SICSA PhD 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 third annual SICSA PhD Conference was held between 23rd and 25th May 2011 at the Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh.  The next conference is planned for June 2012 and will be held at Glasgow Caledonian University.  Further details will be available on this web site at the beginning of 2012.
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Key Dates

01/03/2011 - Registration opens
15/04/2011 - Registration with accomodation closes 02/05/2011 - Registration without accomodation closes
09/05/2011 - Poster PDF submission deadline
23/05/2011 - Conference starts
25/05/2011 - Conference ends

Conference Themes and Workshops

The conference is a forum for PhD students to join the SICSA research community by participating in workshops, career events, and presenting their work as a poster at the conference. This year’s conference will focus on addressing large societal challenges, although the scope of the conference is not limited to these issues:
PhD students attending the conference are invited submit a poster on any topic in informatics and computer science, with special consideration to the conference themes where possible. Students in their second or third year are strongly encouraged to submit a poster. 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.
Keynote speakers and additional information on the workshop strands will be announced on this site in due course.