The 7th York Doctoral Symposium on Computer Science and Electronics (YDS 2014) will be co-hosted by the University of York's Department of Computer Science and Department of Electronics. YDS 2014 will be held in the Ron Cooke Hub building on the Heslington East campus on the 30th of October 2014.

The goal of YDS is to bring together doctoral students from around the UK and Europe to share and exchange their research and ideas with others. The hope is that by bringing students together from a wide range of areas, we can promote interdisciplinary research, as well as allow doctoral students to gain experience presenting their work to colleagues.

Industrial Keynote Speaker

A Picture of Dr Ian Broster

Dr Ian Broster – a founder and Director of Rapita systems – is the Industrial Keynote for YDS 2014

Academic Keynote Speaker

A picture of Professor Kevin Warwick, Reading University

Kevin Warwick – Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading – is the academic keynote speaker for YDS 2014.



The event is a great opportunity for research students from different fields to discuss their research, receiving valuable feedback and ideas.

Research Student Presentations


The symposium is an opportunity for research students to present early ideas and work-in-progress to their peers, and receive valuable feedback.

Poster Session


The poster session provides authors with an opportunity to design and create posters that describe early stage work, and to discuss their research in a more informal setting.

Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science

YDS 2014 will be co-hosted by the Department of Computer Science at the University of York on the Heslington East campus.

Department of Electronics


YDS 2014 will be co-hosted by the Department of Electronics at the University of York on the Heslington West campus.

Ron Cooke Hub


YDS 2014 will be held in the Ron Cooke Hub on the Heslington East campus at the University of York.

Industrial Sponsor Recruitment Stands

Industrial Sponsor Recruitment Stand

Industrial sponsors may host recruitment stands at the symposium, providing them with an opportunity to interact with research students.

Photography by: Chris Marriott