About the Conference
Computer science student at work
The aim of the New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference is to establish and reinforce a nationwide community of ICT graduate students. It provides an opportunity for students to establish contacts and share their research with graduates from across New Zealand, and members of the wider community. Students will gain experience in communicating their research and participating in an ICT community by:
- submitting, presenting and reviewing research papers in a supportive and enthusiastic environment,
- participating in workshops dedicated to providing practical information for completing a successful graduate programme, and pursuing future careers in academia or industry,
- participating in a range of special events that get students in touch with like-minded people working in related areas within ICT, and
- hearing from leading ICT experts in a series of exciting invited keynote presentations
Another goal of the conference is to help support and encourage other students such as minority students, women, and Māori and Pacific Nations students
with ICT research.
The NZCSRSC was first held in 1992 at the University of Waikato. The conference grew out of the desire to bring students together to share their research and work towards building a lasting ICT student community. After a very successful conference it was decided that the NZCSRSC would be held every few years and subsequent conferences followed in 1995 (University of Waikato), 1999 (University of Waikato), and 2001 (University of Canterbury).
There was a gap for a number of years then the conference successfully returned to the University of Waikato in 2007, University of Canterbury in 2008, and University of Auckland in 2009. Given the importance of the NZCSRSC to the NZ computer science research community the hope is to continue to make the conference an annual event. 2010 will be the first time Victoria University of Wellington has hosted the NZCSRSC.