The Undergraduate Computer Science Research Symposium (UCORE) offers undergraduate students at McGill University who have been involved in summer research the opportunity to submit and present their research. This allows students to learn about the breadth of computer science research and share their accomplishments with a wider audience. UCORE usually takes place during the last week before the semester starts. The program committee will select the best summer research project presented by an undergraduate student together with 2 runner ups. 4-5 projects will be nomintated to be presented as posters at the Undergraduate Research Symposium of the Faculty of Science in Fall.
This year we ask interested students to submit an abstract and title by 18 Aug. A program committee will then select 12 - 14 abstracts to be presented at the symposium on 29 August. This follows the model of the ACM student research competition (http://src.acm.org/submissions.html) and many other workshops in computer science.
Step 1: Submit a title and short abstract (not more than 600 words) by Aug 18.
The abstract must describe the student's individual research and must be authored solely by the student. If the work is collaborative with others and/or part of a larger group project, the abstract should make clear what the student's role was and should focus on that portion of the work. The extended abstract must not exceed 600 words and must not be longer than 2 pages. The reference list does not count towards these limits. We will use easychair to simplify the submission and organization.
- Step 2: 12 presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts and titles for presentation at the Undergraduate Computer Science Research Symposium; all selected abstracts and titles will be posted here.
- 18 August, 2014: Submission deadline
- 22 August, 2014: Notification of authors
- 29 August, 2014: Symposium date
Each submission should include the student author's name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and research advisor's name in addition to the title and an extended abstract addressing the following:
- Problem and Motivation: Clearly state the problem being addressed and explain the reasons for seeking a solution to this problem.
- Background and Related Work: Describe the specialized (but pertinent) background necessary to appreciate the work. Include references to the literature where appropriate, and briefly explain where your work departs from that done by others.
- Approach and Uniqueness: Describe your approach in attacking the problem and clearly state how your approach is novel.
- Results and Contributions: Clearly show how the results of your work contribute to computer science and explain the significance of those results.
Submitted papers should be in PDF, formatted using the ACM SIGPLAN style guidelines. The paper should not exceed 600 words (excluding references).
Submission is via EasyChair. Submit here.
See the schedule!
- Brigitte Pientka (McGill University)
- Gheorghe Comanici
- Nathan Friedman
- Malika Meghjani
- Prakash Panangaden
- Brigitte Pientka
Questions: Send email to Brigitte Pientka (bpientka at cs.mcgill.ca)