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ACSW 2018

We invite you to join us for the 2018 Australasian Computer Science Week (ASCW) being held in Brisbane 29 January – 2 February 2018.

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.

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.

We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane.

Prof. David Abramson, UQ
2018 ACSW Chair

CORE Student Travel Award

Full-time students studying at CORE Member institutions who are an author of and will be presenting their work at any of the ACSW activities are invited to apply for a CORE Student Travel Award by completing the form at

Applications close 22 November

Announcement - ACSW 2018 ECR/HDR track

In 2018 ACSW will add an exciting stream focussed on  training opportunities for Early Career Researchers and Higher Degree students in addition to the traditional sub-conferences. The following activities are being planned:

  • A panel on how to apply for an ARC DECRA, led by former members of the ARC College of Experts and successful DECRA fellows
  • A panel on how to build an run industry collaborations, with successful members of the CS community.
  • A panel/workshop on how to apply for a promotion, with former and current heads of school and people who have been successful
  • An academic integrity workshop, led by UQ’s integrity team.
  • A grant writing workshop, led by ARC external reviewers and successful awardees
  • A curriculum workshop, given by top CS educators.
  • A panel on how to prepare for ACS and IEAust accreditation, led by teams who have been successful.
  • A set of lightning talks and posters, given by both senior and early career academics.

We particularly encourage ECRs and HDRs to register and attend. Please consider submitting a poster presentation at

UQ, QUT and Griffith have pre-sponsored a number of registrations, and potential delegates should contact the following people to find out how to register:

Important Dates

Monday 13 November

Author Notifications distributed

Friday 24 November

EXTENDED – Poster/lightning talk submissions close

Wednesday 22 November

CORE Student Travel Award applications close

Monday 27 November

Camera-ready full papers due

Tuesday 28 November

Poster/lightning talk author notifications distributed

Friday 1 December

Early-bird registration closes

Steering Committee

Professor David Abramson – Chair, 2018 ACSW
The University of Queensland 

Dr Marie Boden – School engagement
The University of Queensland 

Professor Michael Bruenig
The University of Queensland

Dr Minh Dinh – Publications
The University of Queensland 

Mark Endrei – Graduate students
The University of Queensland 

Dr Hoang Nguyen – ECR engagement
The University of Queensland



Professor Paul Roe
Queensland University of Technology

Professor Abdul Sattar
Griffith University

Professor Paul Strooper
The University of Queensland

Associate Professor Stephen Viller – Undergraduate engagement
The University of Queensland 

Professor Stephen Wilson – Undergraduate engagement
The University of Queensland 

Dr Jack Yang – Publicity
The University of Wollongong


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.