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2019 BCS Conference: Tolerance, Sustainability & Women Empowerment and Middlesex University Dubai Student Research Conference

Event information

START DATE 24 October 2019
START TIME 09:00 AM
LOCATION

Middlesex University Dubai

END DATE 24 October 2019
END TIME 02:00 PM

The British Computer Society, in collaboration with Middlesex University Dubai, is hosting their annual conference and exhibition on 24 and 27 October 2019.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Tolerance, Sustainability, and Women Empowerment’, aligned with the UAE’s national objectives for 2019.

The agenda for MDX-BCS 2019: Thursday 24th October 2019

Time

Event

Venue

08:00-09:00

Registration and tea/coffee

Foyer, Block 16

09:00-09:05

Opening ceremony and welcome address:

Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Middlesex University, Director Middlesex University Dubai)

Oasis Theatre, Block 16

09:05-09:15

The importance of student research: Dr. Cody Paris (Deputy Director Academic Planning & Research, Middlesex University Dubai)

Oasis Theatre, Block 16

09:15-09:30

Keynote speech: Eng. Adel Al Hashmi (Chairman BCS Middle East)

Oasis Theatre, Block 16

09:30-10:00

Poster Session set-up and refreshments

Foyer, Block 16

10:00-12:00

Parallel track sessions (oral, demo, and poster)

  1. Oral session in Oasis Theatre
  2. Demo session in 309, Block 16
  3. Poster session in the foyer, Block 16

12:00-13:00

Networkinglunch

Room 007, Block 17

13:00-15:30

Parallel track sessions(oral and demo)

  1. Oral session in Oasis Theatre
  2. Demo session in 309, Block 16

15:30-16:00

Refreshments

Foyer, Block 16

16:00-16:30

 

Concluding remarks and announcement of top 5 projects from each category

Oasis Theatre, Block 16

 

The top five projects from each of the three categories, will be announced at the closing address on October 24th. Only the students in the top five (from each category) will be invited to attend the award ceremony in Abu Dhabi on October 27th.

 

General advice in preparing for the competition

Typically, demos, oral presentations, and scientific posters follow discipline-specific standards. However, these formats may vary between subject areas. Generally, the structure should follow four main parts:

- Introduction

- Methods

- Results

- Discussion

 

Oral presentation guidelines

Oral presentations should last for no more than seven minutes from beginning to end. Three minutes of Q&A will follow each presentation. Please ensure that you use MS PowerPoint and bring your presentation with you on a USB. 

 

Demo presentation guidelines

Demo presentations should last for no more than twenty minutes from beginning to end. Ten minutes of Q&A will follow each demonstration. Please ensure that your presentation is on a USB and if you have a physical demonstration, please bring it along.

 

Poster presentation guidelines

You will not need to deliver an oral presentation nor present any PPT slides. Rather you will stand beside your poster and be asked to explain it, giving small groups of attendees and judges a description of your research. You are expected to prepare one A1 or A0 size poster that adheres to common scientific standards. You will be provided a display board and glue/tape to display your poster on the day of the conference. Typically, the creation of posters works well in MS-PowerPoint or similar programmes (there may be other options you may prefer) by defining single slides to your chosen size format (again, there are many resources available on the internet which may be helpful). Caution when using colours: In print, most colours appear darker than they are displayed on the computer screen which may impair readability. It might be preferable to lower colour saturation in your original slides. Hint: try to print your whole poster in A4 from a colour printer before printing the A1 or A0 poster.

 

For further information, please contact f.hussain@mdx.ac.ae or l.hyland@mdx.ac.ae.


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