YDS 2013 welcomes contributions from all areas of Computer Science and Electronics. This include, but are not limited to, areas of active research at York:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Audio and Acoustic Modelling
  • Bio-inspired Systems
  • Communication Technologies
  • Complex Systems Analysis
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Formal Methods
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Physical Layer
  • Programming Languages and Systems
  • Quantum Computing
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Reconfigurable hardware
  • Safety Analysis
  • Software and Hardware Architectures
  • Software Engineering and Testing
  • Theoretical Computer Science

Important Dates

  • Extended abstracts and full paper submissions: 29th August (17:00 GMT)
  • Extended abstracts and full paper notifications: 26th September (17:00 GMT)
  • Poster abstract submissions: 18th September (17:00 GMT)
  • Poster notifications: 26th September (17:00 GMT)
  • Camera-ready extended abstracts, papers and posters due: 10th October (17:00 GMT)
  • Symposium: 29th October

Papers and Extended Abstracts

This year, we will be accepting two categories of papers:

  • Full length papers (up to 10 pages)
  • Extended abstracts (4 pages for content and 1 page of references)

Extended abstracts can describe very early work and ideas; full length papers should describe work that is more developed. We urge authors to write with the breadth of the symposium’s scope in mind; papers should be as self-contained as possible, and should not assume specialist background knowledge, in order to enable as many participants as possible to engage with the contribution.

Papers and extended abstracts should be formatted using Springer’s LNCS style

Paper and extended abstract submissions will only be accepted via Easychair


Posters must be submitted in two stages. Poster abstracts will be reviewed based on an initial submission of a one-page (maximum) abstract of the poster’s content, with the camera-ready version of accepted poster abstracts to follow. Poster abstracts should be formatted using Springer’s LNCS style. The posters themselves should be A0 size.

Posters will only be accepted via Easychair


The proceedings of the symposium (full-length papers, extended abstracts and poster abstracts) will be published as a technical report by the Department of Computer Science, The University of York. The report will be freely available online. Several hard copies will also be printed.


Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors we will be able to offer the cash prizes to YDS contributors, on the following categories:

    • Best full-length paper: £100
    • Best extended abstract: £75
    • Best paper or extended abstract presentation: £75
    • Best poster: £50
    • Best poster as judged by industry panel: £100

Please note that financial support may be available, upon request, to enable authors from UK institutions to attend.

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