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YDS 2013 : Sixth York Doctoral Symposium on Computer Science and Electronics


When Oct 29, 2013 - Oct 29, 2013
Where York, UK
Submission Deadline Sep 18, 2013
Notification Due Sep 26, 2013
Final Version Due Oct 10, 2013
Categories    computer science   electronics

Call For Papers

YDS 2013

York Doctoral Symposium on Computer Science and Electronics

29th October 2013, York, UK


The Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electronics at
the University of York are hosting the 6th York Doctoral Symposium on Computer
Science and Electronics (YDS 2013) on the 29th October 2013.

The goal of the symposium is to bring together doctoral students from
around the UK and Europe to share and exchange research and ideas. The
symposium will promote interdisciplinary research and help research students to
gain experience in presenting their work to colleagues.

Our academic keynote this year is Dr Sue Black (UCL) and our industrial
keynote speaker is Prof. Rashik Parmar (IBM).

Important Dates
* Extended abstracts and full paper submissions: 29th August (17:00 GMT)
* Extended abstracts and full paper notifications: 26th September (17:00 GMT)
* Poster abstract submissions: 18th September (17:00 GMT)
* Poster notifications: 26th September (17:00 GMT)
* Camera-ready extended abstracts, papers and posters due: 10th October (17:00 GMT)
* Symposium: 29th October

YDS 2013 welcomes contributions from all areas of computer science and
electronics, including but not limited to areas of active research at the
University of York:

* Artificial Intelligence
* Audio and Acoustic Modelling
* Bio-inspired Systems
* Communication Technologies
* Complex Systems Analysis
* Computer Vision and Image Processing
* Enterprise Systems
* Formal Methods
* Human-Computer Interaction
* Nanotechnology
* Natural Language Processing
* Physical Layer
* Programming Languages and Systems
* Quantum Computing
* Real-Time Systems
* Reconfigurable hardware
* Safety Analysis
* Software and Hardware Architectures
* Software Engineering and Testing
* Theoretical Computer Science

Submission Guidelines: Papers and Extended Abstracts
This year, we will be accepting two categories of papers:

* Full length papers (up to 10 pages)
* Extended abstracts (4 pages for content and 1 page of references)

Extended abstracts can describe very early work and ideas; full length papers
should describe work that is more developed. Authors should write with the
breadth of the symposium's scope in mind. Papers should be as self-contained as
possible and should not assume specialist background knowledge so that as many
participants as possible can engage with the contribution.

Papers and extended abstracts should be formatted using Springer's LNCS
style. Templates and guidelines are available from their webpage:

Paper and extended abstract submissions will only be accepted via Easychair,
which can be accessed from the "Submission" page on

Submission Guidelines: Posters
Posters must be submitted in two stages. Posters will be reviewed based
on an initial submission of a one-page (maximum) abstract of the poster's content,
with the camera-ready version of accepted posters to follow. Please note the
deadlines above for these two stages.

Poster abstracts should be formatted using Springer's LNCS style. Templates and guidelines are available from their

The proceedings of the symposium (full-length papers, extended
abstracts and poster abstracts) will be published as a technical report by the Department
of Computer Science, University of York. The report will be freely available
online from Several hard copies
will also be printed.

Thanks to our sponsors we are able to offer the following cash prizes
to YDS contributors:

* Best full-length paper: £100
* Best extended abstract: £75
* Best paper or extended abstract presentation: £75
* Best industry-rated poster: £100
* Best poster: £50

Programme Committee
* Ali Abusnina
* Mustafa Aydin
* Chris Bak
* Kostas Barmpis
* Mohammed Baz
* Pedro Burmester Campos
* Prof. Alan Burns
* Prof. Alister Burr
* Ipek Caliskanelli
* Gabriel Costa Silva
* Bertrand Delvaux
* Ralph Eastwood
* Christos Evripidou
* Abimbola Fisusi
* Luis Fuente
* Prof. Edwin Hancock
* Tiong Hoo Lim
* Prof. David Howard
* Horacio Hoyos Rodríguez
* Sorachai Kamollimsakul
* Ali Karami
* Prof. Tim Kelly
* Selahattin Kosunalp
* David Lawson
* Prof. Andy Marvin
* Prof. John Mcdermid
* Jeny Michel
* Azizi Mohdsayuti
* Nils Morozs
* Philip Mourdjis
* A. Imran Nordin
* Ibrahim Ozturk
* Prof. Richard Paige
* Rob Palin
* Prof. Helen Petrie
* Gary Plumbridge
* Simon Poulding
* Jo Pugh
* Roger Rivitt
* Prof. John Robinson
* Prof. Colin Runciman
* Nick Sephton
* Frank Soboczenski
* James Stovold
* Bharath Sudev
* Prof. Jon Timmis
* Prof. Andy Tyrrell
* Prof. Jim Woodcock

Programme Chair
Sam Simpson -

General Chairs
Simos Gerasimou -
Pedro Ribeiro -

Organising Committee
* Konstantinos Barmpis
* Theodoros Georgiou
* Simos Gerasimou
* Usman Khan
* Stuart Lacy
* Nils Morozs
* A. Imran Nordin
* Jimi Ogunyomi
* Pedro Ribeiro
* Sam Simpson
* Ibrahim Shiyam
* Alexander Turner
* Andy Turner


We gratefully acknowledge sponsorship by the following companies and institutions:

Department of Computer Science and Department of Electronics, University of York
ARM Ltd.
PurpleFrog Text Ltd.
Rapita Systems Ltd.

Financial support may be available upon request, to enable authors to attend. Please email with requests.

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