We are inviting the Canadian Undergraduate, Graduate, or Postdoc community to submit abstracts for poster presentations at the 1st annual CS-Can Student Symposium that will be running in conjunction with the upcoming CS-Can | Info-Can 2019 Annual Meeting on June 2nd-4th 2019, at McGill University Montreal, QC.

We encourage any student or postdoc who is interested to consider submitting a maximum one page abstract. We welcome presentations from any field in computing on thesis work in progress or extended abstracts on papers recently submitted or published at other venues. The CS-Can Student Symposium poster presentation session thrives on having talks ranging from introductory to advanced. If you are reading this and identify as a student or postdoc studying/working in Computer Science at a Canadian university (or company/organization), we want you to consider submitting a proposal! This is an ideal opportunity for you to practice presenting your work in a friendly a low-pressure environment and to gain feedback from a breadth of researchers!

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: April 15th, 2019 April 25th, 2019
  • Acceptance Notification: April 30th, 2019 May 3rd, 2019
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 7th, 2019
  • Meeting Dates: June 2nd-4th, 2019

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM UTC – 12.

Submission Instructions
Submitted abstracts must be a maximum of one page in length plus an additional page for references. The primary author of submitted abstracts must be a student or postdoc.

Your abstract should provide motivation for your work, some technical details of the method(s) introduced or used and a summary of the key results or findings. We appreciate that space is limited, so you may link to supplementary material (e.g., a recently submitted paper, online data or an appendix with additional information); however, your abstract must stand alone for the purposes of reviewing, i.e., reviewers will not be asked or required to review any supplementary material. More information on submission instructions will be available soon.

By submitting an abstract you agree to participate in reviewing two to three other submitted abstracts, if requested.

You will be required to submit:

  1. The names and contact information of the author(s).
  2. The title of your work.
  3. A short abstract (maximum 200 words).
  4. An extended abstract (maximum one page + references). Extended abstracts should be formatted using the IJCAI 2019 paper template. Please attach the extended abstract in the “paper” submission field.
  5. Lightning-pitch presentation slides as a PDF (optional, see instructions here).

Your abstract must be submitted through EasyChair:

Acceptance Criteria
All accepted abstracts must be presented by a student or postdoc at the poster presentation session on June 3rd, 2019 at the CS-Can Student Symposium. The presenting author may be a co-author for the abstract; however, they must also be a student or postdoc. Presenting authors must also present a two-minute pitch for their work during the preceding lightning pitches session. Presenting authors may also apply to provide an additional pitch regarding a topic other than their poster presentation, if desired.