Ph.D. Colloquium Session

 Ph.D. Colloquium Session

in the framework of

20th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing

Timisoara, Romania
September 20 – 23, 2018

Colloquium deadlines

+ Submission of papers: July 15,2018 July 22, 2018
+ Final paper: September 1, 2018
+ Registration: September 1, 2018

Ph.D. Colloquium Session Description

The Ph.D. Colloquium and Poster Session at the 20th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing (SYNASC 2018)  is an exciting opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their work to the research community. This is a a good venue for participating doctoral students to share their research ideas and approaches with other students, to obtain feedback from experts with different perspectives and to connect to a network that can be very helpful with their career.

We welcome research approaches from any field of computer science research.

Each participating student is required to:
+ submit an Extended Abstract with no more than 4 pages according to the instructions given below,
+ bring a poster to the conference, prepared according to the guidelines given below, and
+ provide a short oral presentation at the special Ph.D. Colloquium Session.

During the colloquium session, students will provide a short presentation of their research. The posters will be on-display throughout the entire conference in locations close to the session rooms and opening reception area in order to give a good visibility.

The best paper will be selected to receive the 2018 SYNASC Ph.D. Colloquium Award and selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version for inclusion in the conference proceedings published under Conference Publishing Service.

Submission information

All colloquium submissions should include an extend abstract with no more than 4 pages, formatted using CPS Conference Style, describing the research conducted so far by the student and outlining the research prospects for the near future. A full-paper submission is not required for participating at the session. However, for the best papers selected during the conference, full versions of up to 8 pages should be submitted after the conference for inclusion in the proceedings. The selection will be based on the content and quality of the extended abstract, poster and oral presentation. The main selection criteria are: (i) relevance of the topic; (ii) significance of the original contribution(s); (iii) quality of the written and oral presentations.

The extended abstract should be submitted electronically through Easy Chair.

Companion posters should be prepared by presenters. The accepted poster dimensions are A0 (841 x 1189 mm) and A1 (594 x 841 mm). The poster should cover the main points of the work and be as self-explanatory as possible. However, you should present your work in the Ph.D. Colloquium Session, as peers and conference participants may have additional questions. During the oral presentations session for each participant will be allocated 20 minutes (15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions).

More Information
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Ph.D. Colloquium Chairs

+ Gabriela Czibula, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
+ Dorel Lucanu, University A.I. Cuza, Iasi, Romania
+ Gabriel Istrate, West University of Timisoara
+ Victor Mitrana, University of Bucharest, Romania

Local Organizing Team

+ Todor Ivasku, West University of Timisoara
+ Teodora Selea, West University of Timisoara
+ Sebastian Stefaniga, West University of Timisoara