Nov 19th, 2013, 11:00 am in Huxley 218

ICCSW'14 Initial Meeting

ICCSW’14 initial meeting will be Tuesday 19th November, 11am till noon in Huxley 218. Anyone interested in the workshop (as attendee/organiser/advocate) are invited, and we will be forming the organisation team for this year during the meeting.

All are welcome. First year and second year PhD students are especially encouraged to attend. If you are interested in this exciting student event but cannot make the meeting, make sure you let us know.

Imperial College Computing Student Workshop (ICCSW) is the annual student research workshop in our department and the flagship event of the Imperial College London ACM Student Chapter. This workshop differs from most research workshops out there in that, it targets all areas in Computer Science, and all the organisation from planning to on-the-day arrangements are done by PhD students in our department. In the last 3 years, we have had attendees from all over Europe—a truly remarkable achievement for a student-run event. Visit the official workshop website to see what we we have done in the past (we even have our own proceedings published!)

The aim of the workshop is to share research results and facilitate networking between junior researchers. It is also a great opportunity for to-be academics to experience running a research workshop first hand. This is a very handy experience, especially if you are interested in a career in academia. The workshop will be held in the last Thursday and Friday of September 2014, just before term starts, but preparation starts now.

If you have not attended conferences/workshops before, don’t worry! You will learn everything you need to know on the job. Participating in the organisation team will involve:

  • Willingness to learn and contribute; we will share our experiences of running the workshop in the past, but you are invited to suggest something we haven’t thought about, it’s your workshop, you can do what you want.1
  • Taking on responsibilities; all organisers are volunteers and the success of the workshop depends largely on the how much responsibilities your are willing to take.
  • Spare time; this will not be part of your main research, so be prepared to spend some spare time on it, we know how busy we all are, so we will work as a team to split the workload.
  • Passion.

  1. Within reasons, of course.

To learn more, join our initial meeting! If you are interested, please send us an email or leave a comment.