Abstracts Sought for Graduate Student Research Forum at UCI

By Anna Lynn Spitzer

04.06.05 – Graduate students from across California will have the opportunity to present their software and information technology research, and meet their peers at a Graduate Student Research Forum sponsored by UC Irvine’s Institute for Software Research. ISR is a Calit2 academic research partner, and the graduate student event is part of its annual Research Forum.

ISR students
Graduate students check posters at last
year's event

The GSRF event, billed as “for students, by students,” is scheduled 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 3, at UCI’s Computer Science Building , room 432. The goal of the first-time event is to foster a sense of community and expose the graduate students to possible interdisciplinary collaborations by bringing them together with their peers from other universities in the state.

 All graduate students – master’s and doctoral candidates alike – are invited to attend the forum and to submit research abstracts. The research can be in any stage from early idea to near-completion. The abstracts, which are due April 22, should fall into the categories of software engineering, human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, social computing, or arts computation engineering. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Ubiquitous and public space computing
  • Software architecture methods and design
  • Ethnographic studies of technology
  • Component-based software development
  • Information visualization
  • Context-aware computing
  • Software testing and analysis
  • Collaborative technologies
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Software development and maintenance
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • Domestic software technologies
  • Requirements engineering
  • Interaction design tools and methods
  • User modeling
  • Aspect-oriented design
  • Tools and development environments
  • Object-oriented techniques

All students will receive feedback on their research in the form of thorough peer reviews; selected students will be asked to present their work during the forum to receive further input. All students are also encouraged to participate in the poster and demonstration session during the ISR Research Forum, scheduled later that day.

The ISR Research Forum brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry, and includes a program that focuses on joint academic/industrial relationships. This year’s forum, “Wave of the Future,” features keynote speaker Thomas W. Malone, Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Malone will deliver his speech, "The Future of Work and Processes," at 4:30 p.m., just prior to the closing reception.

For more information on the Graduate Student Research Forum, go to http://www.isr.uci.edu/events/Research-Forum-2005/GSRF.htm.

For more information on the ISR Research Forum, go to http://www.isr.uci.edu/events/Research-Forum-2005/.