Important Dates (revised):
April 14, 2008 - Opening date for abstract submissions.
May 8, 2008 - May 26, 2008 Closing date for abstract submissions.
May 16, 2008 - May 28, 2008 Notification of paper acceptance.
May 31, 2008 - Research Computing Symposium.
In order to have your paper included in the Research Computing Symposium, please follow the submission process described here. Basically, you should:
- prepare an abstract, following the format indicated below, that describes your topic, technique, or method,
- decide to participate in either the Lightning Oral Talks & Poster Session, or the Poster Session alone,
- submit the abstract before the closing date, by e-mailing it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wish to encourage presenters broadly at all levels of proficiency; to put this another way, the Symposium is about "computing used in research" and strives to encourage discourse on and awareness of new techniques and methods. So basically, anything you can think of in the research computing space can be presented as long as it's fun, entertaining, and potentially useful to other researchers. The following list of potential topics is stimulative, not reflective of our guidelines (of which there are none).
Abstracts accepted as of May 27th
A challenging problem solved using computers.
An application of software leading to new discovery.
Visual programming environments.
Utilities for data reduction.
Visualization tools and techniques.
Software tools you can't live without.
Subversion ALL your research.
Flatfiles to databases (or the reverse).
Top ten "Don't do this".
Better image processing using X, Y, Z.
Social Software - the coding of crowds.
How to debug fast.
Improving performance - breaking bottlenecks.
How to find and evaluate appropriate software.
The best scripting language is ….
How X, Y, Z saved my thesis.
Parallel programming in the X, Y, Z language
Computer simulation using X, Y, Z.
Lightning-Talk Oral Papers
Lightning talks are short oral presentations with, or
without, computer-assist, timed to last no longer than the limit
(5 minutes in this case). See the Wikipedia
description and if interested, read a
HOWTO. They are meant as a way to ease into a formal
presentation for the speaker and to review many topics on a
subject for the listeners. Since the time period is
short, the emphasis is placed on getting across a single
point and if people are interested, to follow up
later, at a poster paper. Speakers should provide a link to a
corresponding web page, contact information, and perhaps, additional
information, if desired.
Poster papers remain an excellent way to present a complex story in
detail. The organization and layout of the poster, and the
author's grasp of the subject are key to being able to allow an
interested viewer to comprehend the thesis and provide
meaningful feedback. The poster should be mounted on foamcore board, with a maximum format of 3ft H x 4ft W.
If the presenter desires access to 115VAC power and
a network connection, they should request this at the time of
submission. The specific format and
approach for poster presentations will follow the UROP Guidelines.
Another useful guide to poster design and layout can be found here.
All submissions should be emailed to: email@example.com. For all presentation formats, we ask that you provide:
- the presenter's name (first name followed by last name),
- the names of all collaborators (first name followed by last name, separated by commas),
- the names of all faculty advisors (first name followed by last name, separated by commas),
- the presenter's departmental affiliation,
- a brief title of the presentation,
- selection for a lightning-talk oral & poster paper, or a poster paper only,
- a brief abstract, limited to 250 words (no figures or images), describing
- and (optionally) an URL to a relevant web page that expands on the subject matter of the abstract.
The abstract should be submitted as part of the email, or as a plain text or
PDF attachment. An abstract submission template is available for downloading.
Example of an abstract submission:
Presenter's Name: Gary Kasparov
Collaborators: Geoff Smith, Rebecca Jones, Bruce Willis
Faculty advisor(s): Alex Einstein and Chuck Darwin
Department, School: Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Presentation Title: A Perl script to classify growth of
antibiotic-resistant colonies using digital
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Questions, please contact: