ONLINE CONFERENCE
2021 Australasian Computer Science Week1 - 5 February

We invite you to join us for the 2021 Online Australasian Computer Science Week (ASCW).

ACSW is the premier event for Computer Science researchers across Australasia, organised under the governing auspices of Computing Research and Education (CORE) Association of Australasia.

ACSW consists of several conferences covering a wide range Computer Science topics. The annual conference is attended by many national and international delegates comprising HDR students, distinguished academics and Industry representatives from across Australasia in computer science.

In light of the ongoing circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, in consultation with the local host organising committee and affiliated conference chairs, CORE has taken the decision for ACSW 2021 to be hosted online.

Many familiar aspects of ACSW will be carried forward for the online event, including opportunities to hear from reputable invited speakers, participate in the wonderful variety of specialist conferences ACSW is renowned for and engage with highly educational workshops.

More information regarding invited speakers and programmed events will be released via our new look ASCW website as planning proceeds.

We encourage you to check the website regularly for updates.

Dr Nigel Stanger & Dr Brendon Woodford
Co-Chairs, 2021 ACSW

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 22 JAN 2021

POSTER & LIGHTNING TALK SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 22 JAN 2021

Invited Speakers

Dr Oana Balmau
Oana Balmau is an Assistant Professor at McGill University. She completed her PhD in Computer Science at the University of Sydney, advised by Prof. Willy Zwaenepoel. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science from EPFL, Switzerland. Her research interests are computer systems and storage technologies. Currently, she is focusing on redesigning edge storage systems, persistent memory technologies, and their role in the way we manage large-scale data for Internet of Things workloads. (Homepage: https://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~balmau/ )
A/Professor Zhifeng Bao
Associate Professor Bao has made groundbreaking contributions in the area of large-scale spatial data management, mining and retrieval. In these different areas, he developed novel query models, robust algorithms, visual analytic processes and systems that deliver insights to non-technical decision makers and benefits to society. His research applies directly to transportation optimization, advertisement placement, and search query answering about road networks
A/Professor Julia Prior
Associate Professor Prior is a passionate teacher of software development and innovation to students in engineering, information technology and multidisciplinary courses. She created and coordinates the Software Development Studio, which simulates a professional software development setting, embedded in a supportive and scaffolded learning environment. Over the last six years, 365 students have participated in this studio. Her teaching approach strongly encourages self-directed, active and collaborative learning in environments that provide deliberate scaffolding and support to students. She explicitly enables active industry engagement in the students’ learning experiences, and considers mentoring to be an essential part of students’ learning and development. She has completed several funded research projects on teaching and learning innovation, making a sustained contribution to the scholarship of teaching and learning in the computing and software engineering fields.
Professor Ryan Ko
Professor Ryan Ko is Chair and Director of UQ Cyber Security at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is also Discipline Leader of the Cyber Security and Software Engineering Discipline at the School of ITEE at UQ. His applied research in cyber security focuses on 'returning control of data to cloud computing users'. His research reduces users' reliance on trusting third-parties and focusses on (1) provenance logging and reconstruction, traceability and (2) privacy-preserving data processing (homomorphic encryption). Both his research foci are recognised nationally and internationally, receiving conference Best Paper Awards (2011, 2015, 2017), and technology transfers locally and internationally.
Professor James Noble
James Noble is Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Victoria University New Zealand. He is the author of Small Memory Systems: Patterns for Systems with Limited Memory (with Charles Weir), the editor of Prototype-Based Programming and Pattern Languages of Program Design 5 (with various co-editors). He has published many papers on object-orientation design patterns, aspects, software visualisation and software engineering in international academic conferences and journals.

ACSW Committee

ACSW Co-Chairs

Dr. Nigel Stanger, Dr. Brendon Woodford, University of Otago

ACSW Organising Committee

Prof. Michael Winikoff (Victoria University of Wellington), A/Prof. David Eyers, Dr. Veronica Liesaputra Joachim, Dr. Daniel, Alencar da Costa, A/Prof. Andrew Trotman (University of Otago)

Proceedings Editors

Dr. Nigel Stanger, Dr. Veronica Liesaputra Joachim, University of Otago

Conference Sponsor

The Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE)

Workshops and Panels

Stay tuned for further updates including activities specifically curated for Early Career Researchers and Students!

Panel Session

Applying for research funding – ARC (Australia)

Featuring
Chair:
Professor Wanlei Zhou (formerly University of Technology, Sydney)

Panelists:
Professor Margot Brereton (Queensland University of Technology)
Professor Tom Gedeon (Australian National University)
Professor Xun Yi (RMIT)

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION
Panel Session

Applying for research funding – Marsden (NZ)

Featuring
Chair:
Professor Gill Dobbie (The University of Auckland)

Panelists:
Professor Stephen Macdonell (Auckland University of Technology/University of Otago)
Professor Alistair Moffatt (University of Melbourne)

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Workshop

Introduction to Deep Learning and TensorFlow

Featuring
Dr Titus Tang (Monash University)

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Panel Session

Applying for CORE Awards

Featuring
Panelists:
A/Professor Rachel Cardell-Oliver (University of Western Australia)
A/Professor Judithe Sheard (Monash University)
Professor Sebastian Link (The University of Auckland)

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Panel Session

Applying for research funding – MBIE/SfTI (NZ)

Featuring
Chair:
Professor Stephen MacDonell (Auckland University of Technology/University of Otago)

Panelists:
Professor John Grundy (Monash University)
Professor Don Cleland (Massey University)

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Workshop

AWS Educate and teaching in the cloud

Featuring
Associate Professor David Eyers (University of Otago)

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION
About CORE

The Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia, CORE, is an association of university departments of computer science in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to 2004 it was known as the Computer Science Association, CSA.

The purposes for which the Association is established are:

to create a professional association of those engaged in computer science and information technology in higher education and research institutes and to facilitate their professional development;
to assist and advance research in computer science and information technology in higher education and research institutes;
to assist and advance teaching in computer science and information technology in higher education;
to provide a forum for those interested in computer science and information technology so as to stimulate discussion of relevant issues; and
to promote co-operation and liaison with other groups and organizations which have related or complementary purposes and activities.

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