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Warwick Postgraduate Colloquium in Computer Science 2023 Winter

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.

After a schedule alteration last year (WPCCS '22 to '23), this year WPCCS 2023 Winter is running 9 am - 5 pm on 11th December 2023 (Monday, week 11) in the Mathematical Sciences Building. We are bringing back the Poster Session ('19, '18, '17, '16) to provide diverse formats of presentations.

11 Dec 2023: Congratulations to all award winnersLink opens in a new window of WPCCS 2023 Winter!

1 Dec 2023: Full technical programme has been released at LinkLink opens in a new window.

What is WPCCS?

WPCCS is a free day-long conference in which PhD students in the department get to show off their research to their peers. It's a chance to see what other students in the department are up to, improve your presentation skills and get valuable feedback on your work.

This year, there will be two kinds of presentations:

  • Oral Presentations, which are up to 13 minutes long (10 minutes for the talk, and 3 minutes for questions). These should present a novel result or method from your research.
  • Posters, which are of landscape A0 sizes and presented at lunchtime.​ They should contain new and up-to-date information on your chosen topic.

We will also have guest speakers talking about their work in longer-form talks, prizes will be given to the best talks, and food will be provided throughout the day!

Submission Information

PhD students who started their PhD before October 2023 are required to submit an abstract for a talk or poster. Participating in WPCCS is a part of the annual review, so it is important for first-year students!

It is optional for fourth-year PhD students to submit, but we encourage them to present at the conference (if they have time!) to give early PhD students a chance to get familiar with their work.

We ask all speakers to present their work in person as online options will not be available this year.


Prizes will be awarded to the best presentation in each session. Additional prizes will be awarded for the most creative oral and poster overall, voted on by all attendees! Each award is a £15 Amazon voucher.


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

Contact Details

For all inquiries, please contact the WPCCS 2023 Winter Committee Chair at

Key Dates

Submissions Open: 02/10/2023

Submissions Close: 03/11/2023

Schedule Release: 20/11/2023

Registration Open: 20/11/2023

Registration Close: 27/11/2023

Final Schedule Release: 01/12/2023

Event: 11/12/2023