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Warwick Postgraduate Colloquium in Computer Science 2021

The Warwick Postgraduate Colloquium in Computer Science is an annual student-run conference aimed at showcasing all the research done by the PGR students working in the Department of Computer Science. The event is free for all participants. Staff is encouraged to attend as much of the event as possible, to provide valuable feedback to participants.

Event Logistics

The event will take place on Monday 13 December 2021 in a hybrid way. Participants can choose to take part in the conference either online or on campus. This is based on current government guidelines on Covid-19. If the rules change, it might affect the holding of the conference. Attendees are expected to give a short presentation up to 15 minutes long including Q&A on the day of the colloquium, centered around one key result or method from their research in any area within computer science. Creative formats are encouraged. On the day of the event, there will be guest speakers from both academia and industry. Attendance is expected from all Ph.D. students.

Who Should Submit?

Ph.D. students who have started their Ph.D. before March 2021 are required to submit an abstract. This is especially for the first-year Ph.D. students since presenting at WPCCS is a part of their annual review in the Department of Computer Science.

Although it is optional for 4th year Ph.D. students to submit abstracts, we encourage them to present at the conference to give early-year Ph.D. students an opportunity to get familiar with their work.

Those who have recently started their Ph.D. (after March 2021) are still allowed to submit an abstract if they want to present at the conference. Otherwise, they can only attend the conference to familiarize themselves with other Ph.D. students and their work.

If you are not presenting at WPCCS'21 and just want to attend the conference please complete this registration form for attendance.

Submission Information

All attendees should submit a short abstract of their presentations (max 150 words) by 25 October 2021 (extended) 31 October 2021. We also require the students to submit their presentation slides one week before the conference. Click here for abstract submission.

Additional Information

Prize vouchers worth up to £30 will be awarded to the best presentations within each session. An additional prize will be awarded for the most creative presentation format. The best poster is also handed a prize which is elected by all attendees. Excerpts from the winning presentations will be published and celebrated on this website.


The Department of Computer Science offers support and funding for this annual event.

Contact Details

For all inquiries, please contact the WPCCS 2021 Committee Chair at

Key Dates

Submissions Open: 27/09/2021

Submissions Close: 25/10/2021 (extended) 31/10/2021

Author Notification: 15/11/2021

Re-submission Close: 21/11/2021

Schedule Release: 23/11/2021

Event: 13/12/2021