Call for Papers

We are now inviting submissions for full and short papers for the 7th New Zealand Computer Science Research Students Conference (NZCSRSC), to be held in April 2009 at the University of Auckland.

NZCSRSC is the premier postgraduate conference promoting ICT research in New Zealand. The main aim of this conference is to strengthen New Zealand’s ICT community by bringing students together to share their research, and establish contacts that will support future careers.

Students will gain experience in writing, submitting, reviewing and presenting their research in a supportive environment. The conference will consist of formal presentations and a poster session showcasing leading ICT research in New Zealand, along with exciting invited keynotes and workshops.

NZCSRSC is a great opportunity to showcase your own research, connect with research students working in your area and in different topics, and to give and receive feedback.

Notes for Authors

Submissions are now being accepted for:
  • Full papers (with presentation) - not exceeding 8 pages
  • Short papers (with poster) - not exceeding 4 pages
Papers submitted must be in PDF format and follow the ACM style guidelines (PDF). The corresponding templates for MS Word and Latex are available (use option 1).

Instructions on how to submit your paper to the EasyChair, the conference management system NZCSRSC 2009 uses, are available on the submission page.

Papers should include categories according to the ACM taxonomy, which comprehensively covers the fields of computer science and software engineering. Keywords, on the other hand, should be a comma separated list of words of your own choosing (not necessarily from the taxonomy) describing your research.

Submissions related to research still in progress are welcome, and short papers on planned research are also acceptable. Previously published material is acceptable, provided that it is original work of the research student who presents it.

Papers extending work previously published during NZCSRSC 2007 and 2008 are also acceptable, provided the advancement is significant. If you are unsure whether this applies to you, please contact John Downs.

Topics of Interest

The conference covers all fields of research in computer science and software engineering, including (but not limited to) the following.
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Vision
  • Data Mining
  • Databases
  • Digital Libraries
  • Distributed Systems
  • Formal Methods
  • Graphics
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Image Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Internet Security
  • Knowledge Engineering
  • Machine Learning
  • Networks
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Visualisation
  • User-Centred System Design
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality

NZCSRSC 2009 Blind Review Instructions

Papers for this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed.

This means that all information identifying any of the authors or their institutions must be removed from the paper before it is submitted. This includes authors' names, addresses, and affiliations. Replace authors' names, addresses, or any other identifying information with a phrase such as "author's name blinded for review." Do not include any acknowledgements; these can be included in the camera-ready version if the paper is accepted. When referring to one's own work, use the third person rather than the first person. For example say, "Smith (1999) found that ...", rather than "The results from our evaluation (Smith, 1999) show that ..."
If your paper is accepted, any information excluded for the blind review should be included in the camera-ready version.

NOTE: We only require the paper (PDF) to be anonymous; full information should be entered on the EasyChair paper submission page.


If you have further questions, please contact us by emailing Carl or Rachel.