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3 December 2012
The programme and accepted papers are available:

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21 September 2012
The paper submission system is open:

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17 September 2012
The deadline for paper submission has been extended to the 14th October 2012.

16 September 2012
Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang will explain in more detail in student induction on 24th September at 3pm in 1.03 MPEB, 25th September at 10.30am in 1.02 MPEB, 25th September at 2.30pm in 1.02 MPEB, 25th September at 3pm in 1.02 MPEB, 25th September at 3.30pm in 1.02 MPEB. This meeting is for students to find out more.

26 July 2012
An initial meeting where Professor Mark Harman will explain in more detail will be on 26th July at 4pm in 6.12 MPEB (refreshments available). This meeting is for students to find out more.

26 May 2012
The Call for Papers for StuConOs is available.


25 May 2012
StuConOS website is online.

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Enquiries about StuConOS should be sent to the programme co-chairs Professor Mark Harman, Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang and local arrangements chair Lena Hierl.


Welcome to StuConOS

The StuConOS conference is aimed at current undergraduate and master students. The conference will give students a chance to submit their work and to have this reviewed by a programme committee of experts. We interpret the word "optimisation" in its very broad sense: anything that improves (in any way) software or the process of making it. It will give students an initial taste of research work and a chance to publish and discuss their ideas with experts. The programme committee will review the submissions and decide on those to be accepted and the prizes to be awarded. All authors will receive feedback on their work and those accepted for the conference will be published as UCL Research Notes and presented (by one of the authors) at the conference.

There will be prizes for the best three papers submitted in the form of a gold, silver and bronze medal which will be accompanied by a gift of £500, £300 and £200 respectively.

Best Paper Awards

more conference photos »

Please note:

1. Submissions with at least one author who is not a UCL student are permitted provided that the work is primarily that of a currently registered UCL undergraduate or masters student, who is also an author of the submission and who will be presenting the work if accepted and who will also be receiving the prize money if awarded.

2. UCL students who have graduated in 2012 or 2011 are also welcome to make a submission.

Conference Venue

Engineering Front Executive Suite, Roberts Building, UCL (Directions, or 'C5' on the map here, or Find it on Google maps). 

Important Dates

14 October 2012 Paper submission (extended)
12 November 2012 Notification to Authors
26 November 2012 Camera ready
10 December 2012 Conference