YDS 2016 Call for Papers and Posters

The Departments of Computer Science and Electronics at the University of York are hosting the 9th York Doctoral Symposium on Computer Science and Electronics (YDS 2016) on the 17th November 2016.

The goal of the symposium is to bring together doctoral students from around the UK and Europe to share and exchange research and ideas. The symposium will promote interdisciplinary research and help research students to gain experience in presenting their work to colleagues. Prizes will be awarded for the best submissions.

Please see the Submission Instructions section below for guidance on how to format and submit submissions. For further information or queries, please contact the committee.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Friday 16th September
  • Notification of Acceptance: Friday 7th October
  • Camera-ready Version Deadline: Friday 28th October
  • Symposium: Thursday 17th November


YDS 2016 welcomes contributions from all areas of Electronics and Computer Science, including but not limited to areas covered by the research groups of both departments at the University of York:

  • Advanced Computer Architectures
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision
  • Engineering Education and Management
  • Enterprise Systems
  • High Integrity Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Non-Standard Computation
  • Applied Electromagnetics
  • Nano-electronics
  • Programming Languages and Systems
  • Cyber Security and Cloud applications
  • Machine Learning
  • Robotics

Submission Instructions

We will be accepting 3 categories of submission to YDS 2016:

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

Submissions should be made via the EasyChair conference management system. The EasyChair page for YDS 2016 is here. If you do not already have an EasyChair account, instructions for setting one up can be found here. There are different submission instructions for papers and posters.

Papers and Extended Abstracts

Papers and extended abstracts should be formatted using the Springer LNCS format, templates and instructions for which can be obtained from Springer. Although a Word template is provided, we strongly recommend using LaTeX to format your paper. If you have never used LaTeX before, a tutorial can be found at latex-tutorial.com. There is also a good online LaTeX editor available at overleaf.com, with an LNCS template provided here.

Papers and extended abstracts must be submitted via EasyChair by logging in, selecting ‘New Submission’ from the bar at the top, and filling in the form with the details of the paper. The PDF of the paper should be uploaded along with the submission. The submission may be edited at any time before the deadline (16th September). After the deadling for paper submission, the papers and extended abstracts will be reviewed and you will be notified whether or not your paper has been accepted. If your paper has been accepted, you will then need to update it, taking into account the reviewer’s comments, and submit the final camera-ready version via EasyChair. It is not necessary to supply an LNCS copyright form as we are not publishing with Springer.


Posters must be submitted in two stages. Posters will be reviewed based on an initial submission of a one-page (maximum) abstract of the poster’s content. The abstract should be formatted using the LNCS style and submitted via EasyChair as described for papers above. The poster will be reviewed based on the abstract and you will be notified whether the poster has been accepted or not. If the poster is accepted then a camera-ready version of the poster must be submitted by the camera-ready deadline (28th October). Note that you must produce the printed poster yourself and bring it to the conference, we will not be printing the posters.


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, University of York. The report will be freely available online from the Computer Science Online Library. Several hard copies will also be printed.


Programme Chairs

  • James Baxter (Computer Science)
  • Samuel Bourke (Electronics)

General Chairs

  • Matthew Dale (Computer Science)
  • Richard Redpath (Electronics)

Organising Committee

  • Saja Althubaiti
  • James Baxter
  • Matthew Bedder
  • Sam Bourke
  • Matthew Dale
  • Mark Douthwaite
  • Penny Faulkner
  • Fatma Layas
  • Matthew Prinold
  • Richard Redpath
  • Matthew Rowling
  • Martin Rusilowicz