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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: PCCAT (Postgraduate Conference for Computing: Applications and Theory)


1st Call for Papers: PCCAT 2010

(Deadline 1st December 2009)

PCCAT (Postgraduate Conference for Computing: Applications and Theory) aims to bring together postgraduate researchers from the South West whose research focuses on an application or theoretical aspect of computing. The theme of the conference is deliberately broad to allow participants to gain an insight into the wide range of research being carried out in local universities and provide a forum for discussion. Papers are invited that present work from a wide range of topics some of which may include:
 machine learning,
 spatial and temporal reasoning,
 computational organization,
 natural language processing,
 automated design,
 computer modelling,
 image processing,
 robotics and processing,
 formal specification,
 mobile computing.

The conference will be hosted by the University of Exeter on 9th June 2010 and will include an invited speaker who will be announced shortly.


Submissions must be an extended abstract or a short paper (maximum 7 pages) and submitted as a .pdf or .doc to PCCAT@ex.ac.uk. All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by two members of the review panel which consists of representatives from participating universities. Contributions will be reviewed according to clarity of presentation, novelty and relevance to the field. Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to present their research, receive constructive feedback and gain conferencing experience.  A prize will be awarded to the best paper.

As well as the presentations of the papers, there will be a poster exhibit taking place during the conference which all students can submit to. If you would like to submit a poster, you are required to submit an outline of your poster (maximum 200 words) by the date given below.

Important Dates:

Paper submission: 1st December 2009

Notification of paper acceptance: 1st March 2010

Poster abstract submission: 15th March 2010

Notification of poster acceptance:  1st May 2010

Camera-ready posters and papers: 5th April 2010

Conference Date: 9th June 2010

Conference Chairs:

Kent McClymont (University of Exeter)
Zena Wood (University of Exeter)


Great Western Research

For more information please see the conference website: http://www.pccat.ex.ac.uk/.
If you have any further questions please email the conference organisers at pccat@ex.ac.uk.