8th Symposium on Innovations in ComputerScience and Applied Computing (ICSAC)

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[SOAR Symposium]

30-31st August, 2024


The 8th year of Research Fest, also known as the 8th Symposium on Innovations in Computer Science and Applied Computing (ICSAC), promises to be an engaging and enlightening event, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among participants. This year, we are thrilled to elevate Research Fest to a National Level, welcoming brilliant minds from nationwide universities to
showcase their ground-breaking research. As we embark on this exciting journey, our goal is to highlight the diverse range of research endeavors graduate students undertake, not only within the USASK but also from institutions nationwide. Through dynamic poster presentations and engaging oral discussions, attendees can delve into cutting-edge research across various disciplines, including Computer Science, Public Health, and Bioinformatics. The event will serve as a vibrant platform for sharing insights, sparking new ideas, and forging invaluable connections between academia and industry.
In addition to showcasing exceptional poster presentations, the awards ceremony will honor outstanding contributions, inspiring students to excel in their research endeavors. Research Fest is envisioned as more than just a gathering—a celebration of innovation, creativity, and scholarly achievement within our dynamic academic community. We enthusiastically invite you to join us for this extraordinary event where we will explore the frontiers of knowledge and chart a course for future advancements in Computer Science and beyond. Let’s come together to inspire, learn, and connect at the 8th Symposium on Innovations in Computer Science and Applied Computing, making this national event a landmark occasion in our academic journey.


The Software Analytics Research (SOAR) program is an innovative, industry-focused training initiative designed to address the urgent need for highly skilled personnel in the field of software analytics. Developed in consultation with industry partners, SOAR offers a comprehensive training structure that includes formal coursework, leadership and professional skills training, industry internships, and an annual research symposium. The program targets various sectors such as software development, water
security, food security, and mining, focusing on applying software analytics techniques to solve real-world challenges. The [SOAR] is a collaborative effort involving eight researchers from four Canadian universities (the University of Saskatchewan – USask, University of Alberta – UAlberta, University of Calgary – UCalgary, and the University of British Columbia – UBC). [SOAR] Symposium will be held at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), capitalizing on its established expertise in software analytics, strong connections with local industry, and support from USask-based research institutes such as the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) and the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS), which leverage software analytics to advance their research frontiers. With a proven track record of successful research grant collaborations, supervision of high-quality personnel (HQP), and co-authored publications, the team is exceptionally equipped to train 87 HQPs. This unique, innovative, and collaborative program is industry-focused, and designed to simultaneously enhance both research and professional skills. SOAR aims to equip graduates with the skills needed to develop high-quality, reliable, and cost-effective software, ultimately advancing software technology and supporting the growth of the Canadian ICT sector.


Research Areas


  • Bioinformatics
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Accessible Computing
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Imaging, Multimedia and Graphics
  • Distributed and Parallel Computing
  • Biomedical and Interactive Graphics
  • Visualization, Geometry and Algorithms
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Human-Computer Interaction and Video Games
  • Computer Systems, Networks, and Performance
  • Computational Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics
  • Programming Languages, Parallel and Distributed Computers
  • Multi-User Adaptive Distributed Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing

Submission Details


Link – https://usask-icsac24.hotcrp.com/ 

Research Fest 2024 Program Schedule


Keynote Speech


Speaker: To Be Decided

Speaker: To Be Decided

Speaker: To Be Decided

Important Dates


  • To Be Announced

Awards


  • Undergraduate & Graduate: To Be Announced
  • Three Women in Computer Science: To Be Announced

Advisory Committee


Dr. Debby Burshtyn

Dean, College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Ian McQuillan

Graduate Chair & Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Kevin Schneider

Department Head & Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Chanchal Roy

Professor and Director of SOAR
Department of Computer Science
University of Saskatchewan

Reviewers


Dr. Ian Stavness

Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Mark Eramian

Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Lucas Lehnert

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Amit Kumar Mondal

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Khulna University

Dr. Banani Roy

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Mrigank Rochan

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Jeff Long

Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
University of Saskatchewan

Organizing Committee



Our Partner

  1. SOAR – Software Analytic Research

2. Department of Computer Science – USask


Our Sponsors


Research Fest 2024 Award

General Category

Women’s Category

Past Research Fests



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