Poster Competition

All female students currently studying for a taught degree in Computing or a related discipline (Information Systems, etc.) are invited to submit an abstract to the poster competition. Those studying Joint honours degrees with a computing component (or related subjects such as Cognitive Science) are also eligible. Taught masters students are included in this, and will have a separate prize (to be announced).

To enter, simply submit a 250 word plain text abstract describing the work your poster will be about. Funding is available to provide assistance with travel costs: contact us if you would like to be considered for this

Final year and masters students are expected to enter the "original project work" competition, and produce a poster on their final year project. First and second year students can enter the "open choice" competition and produce a poster on the work of others if they prefer.

Deadline: Friday 25th February 2011

Posters may cover any topic within the field of computer science and/or interdisciplinary studies connected to computer science. If you are a student having difficulty coming up with a poster topic, look at your Departmental webpage and see what computing research is being done in your University: your local researchers will almost certainly be happy to talk about their work with you (and get extra publicity in the process). If you're still stuck for ideas, drop us an email on bcswomenlovelace@gmail.com (but not the day before the deadline) and we'll see what we can do.

To apply for the poster contest, send an abstract by email to bcswomenlovelace@gmail.com by 18th February 2011. The abstract should be 250 words describing the work you will present (no images, just plain text). Also include in the email the following information:

  • Full name
  • Department and University
  • Contact address
  • Which competition you are entering ("original project work" or "open choice")

All submissions will be reviewed by the organisers. If your poster is accepted, you will be notified by the end of February 2011, and a display area will be available to you on the day of the conference. The accepted abstracts will also be combined into a proceedings, to be distributed on the day.

Guidance on making scientific posters is available at a number of places on the web creating effective poster presentations from North Carolina State University is one we think is particularly good.

We may be able to allow a small number of non-presenting participants. If you are a woman undergraduate in the UK, really do not want to make a poster, but do want to come along, please email bcswomenlovelace@gmail.com and you will be contacted after the end of February 2011.