Abstract Submission

We are pleased to announce you can still submit an abstract for a Lightning Talk or Poster Display until 16 June 2021.

Click the SUBMIT ABSTRACT HERE button below to submit!

Abstracts OPEN

April 2021

Abstracts OPEN

Abstracts CLOSE

16 June 2021

Abstracts CLOSE


31 May 2021


Program ONLINE

7 June 2021


Early Bird Registration CLOSE

11 June 2021

Early Bird Registration CLOSES

Invitation to Submit

On behalf of the Organising Committee, we invite expressions of interest to present at the 2021 Online Collaborative Conference on Computational and Data Intensive Science (2021 C3DIS).

2021 Online C3DIS will take place the week of 5 – 9 July.

This year we are pleased to announce the program will include a variety of online sessions, including those around the CSIRO Cross-Cutting Capabilities and Missions, with new look Streams and Themes. We encourage the wider community to submit a session proposal in case the content does not fit under any category.

C3DIS aims to build a National Community of Practice of scientists, researchers, and computing, data and information management specialists from the Publicly Funded Research Agencies (PFRAs), as well as partner academic and government agencies.

All of these professionals share a common interest: the production of breakthrough science outcomes with workflows that require large scale computation, massive data sets and complex analysis.

We invite expressions of interest for:

  • Oral Presentations
  • Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoF’s)
  • Lightning Talks
  • Poster Displays

Accepted presenters will be required to register for the conference, and pay the appropriate registration fee.

Abstract submissions close Friday 21 May – there will be no extension to this deadline.

All submissions must be made via the online Abstract Submission Portal above.

We look forward to receiving your expression of interest.

Associate Professor Tomasz Bednarz
Chair, 2021 C3DIS


The conference is open to expressions of interest from all science domains. We are particularly interested in your experiences delivering research outcomes via computational and data-intensive science.

The online submission portal will require selection from the following categories and activities:

Please click on the items below for further detail.

  • Planning for Exascale Simulations and Models
  • Application of solvers and advanced numerical techniques
  • Digital Twins
  • Discovery in heterogenous data sets
  • Real-time stream processing and analysis
  • Research dissemination techniques
  • Data ingest, integration, cleansing and processing pipelines
  • Research data products – data cubes and databases
  • Stream processing and data flows
  • Large data movement strategies
  • Confidentiality, Privacy and Security
  • Integrity and Availability
  • Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Filtering and other Statistical techniques
  • Visualisation
  • Encoding techniques
  • Bayesian and regression analysis
  • Exploratory modelling and simulations
  • Reproducibility and sustainability
  • Research artefact management
  • Optimisations: compute time, spatial, energy, algorithmic, data movement
  • Provenance for workflows and data
  • User services and scientific software support
  • Compute/data infrastructures and supporting languages (R, Matlab, Python)
  • Licensing – software and data
  • Best practice
  • Outreach, Training & Capability Development (eg. Research Software Engineering)
  • National Programs & Partnerships
  • Academic, Industry and Government Engagement
  • Fostering and sustaining Communities of Practice
  • Policy, Advocacy and Standards – formulation and adoption
  • Authors will be able to add a specific description when submitting your abstract online.

Whilst you will be asked to indicate your preferred presentation format, the conference committee may request an alternative format be considered. The committee will allocate presentations to the program taking into account the preference of authors and the balance of the program.

We anticipate that authors will be the principal presenter for at most one presentation but may be the principal presenter for more than one display poster.

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations may be original research, case presentations, large scale projects or analytical studies. Where possible, presentations with a similar theme will be grouped together.

Oral presentations will be 15 minutes in duration followed by 5 minutes for live question & answer.

If accepted, presenters are required to:

  • Register for the conference
  • Submit a pre-recorded 15-minute presentation by 23 June 2021

BoFs (Birds of a Feather Sessions)

BoFs are extended sessions that bring together individuals interested in each topic for guided discussion and networking. They provide a more open forum for exploring issues and questions, such as a panel or point/counterpoint format.

BoF’s will be live sessions of 60 minutes in duration.

Display Posters

Posters enable individuals or groups to display information about innovative projects or activities.

Poster’s will be available to view on demand at the time of the conference in the poster gallery with the option to include a short 2-minute pre-recorded video about your poster.

We are planning a dedicated poster session which will give presenters the opportunity to engage directly with conference attendees.

If accepted, presenters are required to:

  • Register for the conference
  • Submit a PDF of their poster and pre-recorded 2 minute presentation (optional) by 23 June 2021

Lightning Talks

These are 5-minute presentations in which participants speak about their ideas, current activities, challenges and professional passions. The goal is to enlighten the audience on a subject, creating awareness, thought, and generating action on the subjects presented.

Lightning Talks will be 5 minutes in duration followed by live question & answer at the end of the session.

If accepted, presenters are required to:

  • Register for the conference
  • Submit a pre-recorded 5-minute presentation by 23 June 2021

Expressions of Interest must be submitted electronically through the submission portal above.

You will be required to enter:

  • The title of your presentation
  • Preferred presentation type
  • A topic most suitable to your presentation
  • Authors’ names (indicate presenting author), affiliations, and biography (up to 50 words – presenting author only).
  • Abstract (maximum 250 words). Use the below word template to write your abstract, then copy and paste into the submission portal.
  • Where possible, set the abstract out in the Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion format. Should this format not be suitable for your submission, we suggest the following alternate formats:
    • Background (problem statement and project aim), Method or Actions, Results, Conclusion
    • Situation, Task, Action, Result (STAR)
    • Leave one line between paragraphs
    • Specify all abbreviations in full at the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses, thereafter abbreviation only should be used.
    • Abstracts need to be written in English.
    • Check abstract thoroughly for spelling and grammar.
    • Do not include references.

2021 C3DIS – Abstract Template


Please complete all author details requested in the on-line portal. Note the submitting author will be considered the principal point of contact for all communication regarding the abstract including acceptance notification.

Presenter Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee.

Review Process

The Conference Committee will review all submissions.

As there are limited places for oral presentations & BoFs, some Expressions of Interest may be offered alternate presentation formats. Authors in these cases will be advised and asked to confirm whether they wish to proceed.

To present at the 2021 Online C3DIS, you will be required to have access to a good internet connection, a computer or laptop, a recording camera (not essential) and a microphone (headset is preferred to eliminate background noise and feedback).

The organisers of C3DIS will not be responsible for any costs associated with the production of your presentation or any audio-visual equipment you may be required to purchase to present.


You will not need to download specific software to participate in the event.

We’ll send you a web-link prior to the commencement of the event which gives you access to our online conference system called OnAIR, which is where you’ll participate in the conference.


  • Works most effectively when using the Google Chrome internet browser.
  • Integrates with Zoom which is fully embedded in a personal and secured environment.
  • Provides full online support before and during the event for attendees, speakers, session chairs and exhibitors.
  • It is recommended for optimal use of the platform to access the OnAIR portal on a PC and in Google Chrome.

Presentation Files

Pre-recorded presentations are to be uploaded by 23 June 2021.

You can record your video using whichever software you feel most comfortable with. If you have little experience recording videos we suggest using Zoom or Microsoft PowerPoint.

Availability of presentations following the conference

Presentations (live and pre-recorded) will be made available to registered delegates for viewing in the C3DIS Online Conference Portal following your presentation for three months unless you advise otherwise. Any additional files authors choose to share, as well as live Q & A/panel discussions will also be available to view during and after the presentation. Access to the Portal will be password protected and limited to conference registrants.

If presentations are to be used or published in any other format or forum, your specific consent will be requested. Please ensure you have permission to use any images, music or content within your presentation. If you do not have copyright permission, your presentation will not be able to be used or published. Do not include any images copied from the internet.

Copyright Ownership
Consenting to have your presentation available in the portal or used in an alternative publication will not affect your ownership rights. The conference committee, or Conference Design will not acquire the ownership rights of your presentation should you agree for it to be included or used.

Will people be able to record or download my presentation?
During the registration process, delegates must acknowledge and agree to the virtual conference Terms & Conditions, which include strict rules around unauthorised photography and recording of convention material. While these measures can be taken, we cannot enforce this rule in an online environment. The assumption should be made that participants may indeed take unauthorised photographs, screenshots, audio, or video recordings, therefore you may wish to adjust the content of your presentation accordingly.


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