The CSICSOCS technical program comprises multiple tracks. Submissions to any track are due by the end of the conference.
We are currently soliciting student and faculty speakers to give talks of 2-5 minutes on their original "Research" in "Computer Science." A good talk is, above all, silly, just barely prepared, and, if possible, vaguely related to computer science. No research required. See the CFP for more detail.
Too busy to prepare your talk? Give a slide karaoke talk. We provide the topic and slides. You give the talk.
There are also many available slots for enthusiastic audience participation.
The main conference track is scheduled for 2:00pm-3:30pm in Room 396 of the Wellesley College Science Center. Complimentary light snacks are provided.
Early bird deadline:
Sunday 11:37am Monday, May 9, 2016. $0 online RSVP. Includes free CSICSOCS excursion ticket to CS-Math frisbee game at 4:00pm in Munger Meadow.
On-site. $0. Just show up and laugh! Same for frisbee!
Wellesley students may arrange for overnight accommodations and meals in Wellesley College residence and dining halls, located within walking distance of the conference venue. Contact the office of Residential Life for reservations. Mention "CSICSOCS" for the undiscounted conference rate.
Send general questions to Ben Wood (benjamin.wood@) and inquiries about disability accommodations to Jim Wice (jwice@).
Decide to participate.
Begin preparing your talk.
Early bird registration deadline (win a free ticket to the CSICSOCS excursion to the CS-math frisbee game!)
CSICSOCS research and karaoke tracks, SCI 396.
Talk proposals due by end of conference.
CS-Math frisbee game, 4:00pm, Munger Meadow.
The CSICSOCS 2016 proceedings followed the double-blind publishing model: works have been anonymized to protect the authors.
Silly Serious Computer Scientists of the College Science Center and beyond,
On behalf of the CSICSOCS 2016 organizing committee, I am
pleased to invite you to the First Annual Wellesley College
Silly Serious International Conference
and Symposium On Computer Science (CSICSOCS 2016, pronounced:
Socks!!"), to be held on Monday, May 9, 2016, in the
Wellesley College Science Center Room 396.
CSICSOCS is a premier forum for cutting-edge alleged "Computer Science research." Translation: Take a break during reading period to laugh and share silly talks with fellow computer science students and faculty!
We are currently soliciting student and faculty speakers to give talks of 2-5 minutes in two conference tracks: Research Talks and Slide Karaoke Talks. All submissions must be received by the end of the conference to ensure full consideration. This is a hard deadline.
Research Talks should describe original "Research" in "Computer Science," demonstrating a notable advance in the state of the art. Translation: A good talk is, above all, silly, just barely prepared, and, if possible, vaguely related to computer science. No research required.
Slide Karaoke Talks, a new format this year at CSICSOCS, offer researchers the opportunity to present exciting new work even if they cannot be bothered to do that work or prepare a talk themselves. Translation: Are you pressed for time and unable to prepare the talk you wanted to give? No worries, come give a slide karaoke talk. We provide the topic and slides, you give the talk!
Submit talk proposals, in the form of a message in a bottle, or a paper napkin note by carrier pigeon, to SCI E128, Wellesley College, or through the registration and submission system, no later than the end of the conference. Proposals for research talks should include between 0 and 63 words, optionally related to your topic (and optionally related to each other). Proposals submitted ahead of time will be fast-tracked for acceptance through a prestigious process of double-blind review by a committee of goslings, raven chicks, and fox kits, complete with an official s(qu)eal of approval and a listing in the conference program. On-site talk proposals will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis as time allows.
Topics of interest to the CSICSOCS community include anything novel and vaguely "Computer Science" related. Examples include – but are not limited to – the following nascent topics and classical works:
I look forward to an exciting technical program at this year's inaugural CSICSOCS. On behalf of the organizing committee and our sponsors, we hope to see you there and we extend our best wishes for the end of the semester!
CSICSOCS is hosted this year by Room 396 at the elegant Wellesley College Science Center.
Wellesley College offers a network of free sidewalks and hallways for convenient transit to and from the conference venue.
Ben Wood, Wellesley College Computer Science
Rita Purcell, Wellesley College Computer Science
Alice Zhou and Jackie Young, Wellesley CS Club
With thanks for inspiration to UW CSE PoCSci: Potentially Computer Science.
Photo credit: CC-BY S B@flickr.com