ACSW 2014 - Call for Papers

ACSW is an international multi-conference event for Computer Science professionals, researchers and students, and is organised under the auspices of the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE), an association of university departments of Computer Science in Australia and New Zealand.

A description of each conference and the relevant topics of interest are below. Authors are invited to submit papers that present original and unpublished research on topics directly to the relevant conference.

All submissions must be original work, not previously published elsewhere, and not currently submitted to any other conference or journal. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will attend the conference to present the work. Presentations will be 15 minutes in duration. Note that it is insufficient for an author to register and pay for the conference to be regarded as fulfilling this obligation.

As with previous years, registration for ACSW will enable delegates to attend sessions in any conference participating in the Australasian Computer Science Week.

The proceedings of this event will be published by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) in the CRPIT Series.

Key Dates
Paper submission  26 August 2013 (extended)
Author notification 8 October 2013
Final version 4 November 2013 (extended)
Author registration 4 November 2013
Early bird registration ends  2 December 2013
Conference dates 20 January – 23 January, 2014

(All deadlines are on the date specified at 11:59 pm in the UTC-12 timezone.)

Conferences that are part of ACSW 2014

Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC)
Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE)
Australasian Early Career Researchers Workshop (AECRW)
Australasian Information Security Conference (AISC)
Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC)
Computing: Australasian Theory Symposium (CATS) CANCELLED
Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (AusPDC)
Australasian Women in Computing (AWIC)
Australasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM)
Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM)
Australasian Computing Doctoral Consortium (ACDC)
Australasian Computing Education Doctoral Consortium (ACEDC)
Australasian Web Conference (AWC)


The Australasian Computer Science Conference is an annual forum for exploring research, development, and novel applications in Computer Science.

ACSC 2014 solicits contributions in all fields of Computer Science research. Typical, but not exclusive topics of interest are: algorithms, artificial intelligence, communications and networks, compilers, computer architecture, computer vision, computational geometry, concurrency, databases, data structures, distributed systems, e-commerce, education, embedded systems, fault tolerance, formal methods, functional programming, graphics, high performance computing, human-computer interaction, logic and logic programming, mobile computing, multimedia, natural language, object-oriented systems, operating systems, pattern matching and image processing, persistence, programming languages, real-time systems, reliability, robotics, security, scientific computing, simulation, software engineering, speech, theory, trusted systems, and visualization.

We welcome papers describing original contributions in all fields of Computer Science research. Its contribution should be clearly explained in both general and technical terms, and authors should make every effort to ensure that its technical content is understandable by a broad audience without taking away from its impact and significance.


The Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE) is a conference on research and innovation in computing education in its various aspects, at all levels and in all contexts.

ACE is the only Australasian conference devoted entirely to education in Computing.

Topics of interest for the conference include, but are not limited to: the use of technology in education; course content; curriculum structure; methods of assessment; mobile, flexible, online learning and evaluations of alternative approaches.

These innovations may be in the context of formal courses or self-directed learning; they may involve, for example, introductory programming, service courses, capstone courses, specialist undergraduate or postgraduate topics, and industry-related short courses. We welcome submissions directed at issues of current and local importance, as well as topics of international interest. Such topics may include transition from school to university, articulation between vocational and university education, quality management in teaching, teaching people from other cultures, globalisation, attracting and retaining female students, online, mobile and blended learning.


AISC aims at promoting research on all aspects of information security and increasing communication between academic and industrial researchers working in this area. We seek submissions from academic and industrial researchers on all theoretical and practical aspects of information security.

Suggested topics include, but are not restricted to: access control; anonymity and pseudonymity; cryptography and cryptographic protocols; database security; identity management and identity theft; intrusion detection and prevention; malicious software; network security; privacy enhancing technologies; and trust and risk.


AUIC provides an opportunity for workers in the areas of HCI, CSCW, and pervasive computing to meet with colleagues and with others in the broader computer science community.

We welcome original papers describing research or innovative practice, and demonstrations.

AUIC invites participation and submissions from researchers and practitioners with an interest in techniques, tools, and technology for improving user interfaces over a wide range of areas, including the following: user interface architectures, tools, techniques, and technology; usability and evaluations; innovative applications and user interfaces, including VR, multimedia, and adaptive interfaces; distributed interfaces, including the World Wide Web; ambient and highly mobile devices (PDAs, wearable computers); CSCW, group work, groupware, and computer-mediated human communication; and HCI education.


CATS is an annual conference held in the Australia-New Zealand region, dedicated to theoretical computer science. This year, we will run it as a one-day workshop with no publications, and an informal selection process closer to the date of the conference.

Authors are invited to submit papers that present original and unpublished research on topics related to theoretical aspects of computer science, including (but not limited to): algorithms and data structures, algorithmic game theory, combinatorial optimization, computability, computational complexity theory, computational geometry, foundational calculi, graph theory and combinatorics, logic and type systems, program derivation, analysis, transformation, program verification and safety, semantics of programming languages, theory of programming.

Please submit all papers and send enquiries to Tony Wirth and James Harland

NOTE: This workshop has been cancelled for this year


In 2010, AusGrid event was broadened to include all aspects of parallel and distributed computing and hence was called as Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (AusPDC). Following this successful event, it comes to the 9th this year in the series. In both New Zealand and Australia parallel and distributed computing has been recognised as strategic technologies for driving their moves towards knowledge economies. A number of projects and initiatives are underway in both countries in these areas. There is a natural interest in tools which support collaboration and access to remote resources given the challenges of the countries location and sparse populations.

Topics of interest for the symposium include but not limited to: Multicore, GPUs and other forms of special purpose processors, Cluster computing, Grid computing, Cloud computing, Peer-to-peer computing, Service computing and workflow management, Managing large distributed data sets, Middleware and tools, Performance evaluation and modeling, Performance accelerators, Problem-solving environments, Parallel programming models, languages and compilers, Runtime systems, Operating systems, Resource scheduling and load balancing, Data mining, Computational Science and Engineering, Agent-based computing, Reliability, security, privacy and dependability, and Applications and e-Science.

The symposium is primarily targeted at researchers from Australia and New Zealand, however in the spirit of parallel and distributed computing, which aims to enable collaboration of distributed virtual organizations, we encourage papers and participation from international researchers.


The Australasian Women in Computing Celebration (AWIC) is an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements. The event will also promote and inform young women about professional choices in computing and ICT disciplines. Join your academic and industry colleagues to share expertise, experience and exciting developments in computing and ICT.


Information and communications technology has enormous potential for transforming our healthcare delivery systems. Managing health and medical data in electronic format and extracting better understanding from it brings significant technical challenges that have to be resolved. These include how to store and manage large amounts of complex and disparate data; how to facilitate efficient information retrieval by diverse stakeholders with different objectives; balancing data privacy concerns against clinical and research benefits of data availability; and how to extract knowledge from data to contribute to healthcare decision making. The incorporation of specialised data types and multiple data sources to support broader operational and evidence related aspects of healthcare is also important. This includes diverse areas such as biomedical imaging, data coding, diagnosis and treatment guidelines, genome/phenome data, interactive multimedia, and physiological signals.

Contributions are sought addressing current research topics in health informatics and knowledge management, including but not limited to: conceptual models and architectures for health information systems, privacy, protection and security issues for health data and systems, improving the use and quality of health data collections and registries, health workflow management and business process engineering, clinical decision support systems and diagnosis/treatment guidelines, patient journey analysis and modelling, and care plan management, health information retrieval, analysis and visualization, health knowledge discovery, representation and application, health databases and repositories, and data integration/linking, modelling spatial, temporal and biological data for health purposes, systems for integrated or coordinated care and sharing of patient data, public and population health data analysis, prediction and surveillance, electronic health records (EHRs) and personal health records (PHRs), health data coding, terminologies, ontologies, messaging protocols, health consumer information systems and web portals/tools, data and knowledge aspects of bioinformatics and physiological signals, biomedical devices and imaging data processing and analysis/interpretation, and evaluation and standardisation in health data and clinical applications.


The Asia-Pacific Conferences on Conceptual Modelling provide an annual forum for disseminating the results of innovative research in information modelling and related areas.

The amount, complexity and diversity of information held in computer systems are constantly on the increase, and so are the requirements and challenges to be met for useful access and manipulation of this information. Conceptual modelling is fundamental to the development of up-to-date information and knowledge-based systems. The conference series aims on bringing together experts from all areas of computer science and information systems with a common interest in the subject.

APCCM invites contributions addressing current research in conceptual modelling as well as experiences, novel applications and future challenges.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to: business, enterprise, process and services modelling; concepts, concept theories and ontologies; conceptual modelling and user participation; conceptual modelling for decision support and expert systems, digital libraries, e-business, e-commerce and e-banking systems, health care systems, knowledge management systems, mobile information systems, user interfaces, and web-based systems; conceptual modelling of semi-structured data and XML; conceptual modelling of spatial, temporal and biological data; conceptual modelling quality; conceptual models in management science; design patterns and object-oriented design; evolution and change in conceptual models; implementations of information systems; information and schema integration; information customisation and user profiles; information recognition and information modelling; information retrieval, analysis, visualisation and prediction; information systems design methodologies; knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and knowledge management; methods for developing, validating and communicating conceptual models; philosophical, mathematical and linguistic foundations of conceptual models; reuse, reverse engineering and reengineering; semantic web; and software engineering and tools for information systems development.


The ACDC provides an opportunity for doctoral students to present their research and early results and receive advice and constructive commentary from research experts. Submissions are invited from current PhD students in computing who would benefit from feedback on their research by a panel of established researchers. The consortium will operate in a workshop format. It will contain at least one presentation by a distinguished academic on the challenges and approaches to succeed in a PhD program. Up to ten applicants will be invited to present their work during ACDC 2012, and experts will be invited to attend the presentations and discuss each student’s work.


The ACE Doctoral Consortium (ACEDC) will provide an opportunity for a group of PhD students to discuss and explore their research interests and career objectives with a panel of established researchers in Computing Education Research.

The consortium has the following objectives: 

  • to provide feedback on participants’ current research and guidance on future research directions;
  • to develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research;
  • to support a new generation of researchers with information and advice on research and academic career paths; 
  • and to contribute to the ACE goals through interaction with other researchers and participation in conference events. 

This year the ACE DC is sponsored by the Software Engineering Laboratory of Auckland University of Technology and the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.  The sponsorship covers full registration for the DC for up to 10 attendees, and for those wishing to stay on to attend the full set of ACSW conferences the $NZD165.00 sponsorship can be applied as partial payment of the full $NZD300.00 student registration fee. 


The relentless growth in Internet functionality and broadband access has enabled a new wave of innovations that is transforming the way people and organizations interact, communicate, and collaborate. The Australasian Web Conference (AWC) focuses on presenting original contributions on research, development, and applications, related to all fields of Web research.

AWC is part of the Australasian Computer Science Week. Registration to the Australasian Computer Science Conference enables delegates to attend sessions in any conference participating in the Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW). The proceedings are included in the ACM digital library and indexed on Scopus and DBLP.

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