Submission Guidelines

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Note that at this stage we only require you to submit an abstract, you can add the remaining documents by the 26th of September.

Abstract and Paper Submission

Every submission requires both an abstract submission and a corresponding paper submission. The chosen platform for submissions and the peer reviewing process is EasyChair. To submit, you will need to first create an account on EasyChair using your UniMelb student account. The EasyChair submission conference link is:

Submit a 400 words abstract and a short paper (1-2 pages, pdf).

Poster, Demonstrations and 3 Minute Research Submission

These tracks requires both an abstract submission and a corresponding material submission. Follow submission instructions described under Abstract and Paper Submission.

3 Minute Research

The three-minute research is a presentation track where GR’s consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can present a clear, concise, yet engaging presentation of their research project in three (3) minutes to a non-specialist audience.

Submit a 200 words abstract and your slides (including a pdf export).


The poster track involves the submission of a poster outlining your academic work along with a showcase during the CIS-DC where you will present your work. It is a great opportunity to present a pertinent aspect of your research, such as a methodology or framework where visuals are needed and could be used to their full advantage. The Poster track would be particularly useful for students who would like more face-to-face interaction with the audience. This could be useful for networking, e.g., with industry guests in attendance.

Submit a 400 words abstract and your poster (A1, pdf).


We are also encouraging live demonstrations if this is possible with your research. Please contact the committee if you would like more information on this option.


EasyChair tips

  1. If you don't already have one, create an EasyChair account using your University of Melbourne student email
  2. Go to the EasyChair CIS-DC conference web page:
  3. Choose your preferred track
  4. Under "Author" click "Add yourself" for the first author
  5. Complete the form and submit


Posters from previous colloquiums: Poster 1 and Poster 2.

Proceedings from the 2017 CIS-DC Colloquium can be found here.

Developing an academic writing style:

Creating effective presentations:

Designing and presenting your poster:

Academic posters for presentations:

Poster design tips: