The call for expressions of interest is now closed

Thank you to all who have expressed interest in presenting at C3DIS 2018. Submissions are now being reviewed. It is expected acceptance notifications for oral and poster presentations will be distributed the week commencing Monday 7 May.

Invitation to Submit

On behalf of the Conference Committee, we invite you to submit an expression of interest to present at the the Collaborative Conference on Computational and Data Intensive Science, 2018 (C3DIS 2018).

C3DIS aims to build a national community of practice of scientists, researchers, and computing, data and information management specialists from publicly funded Australian research organisations. All of these professionals share a common interest: the production of breakthrough science outcomes that require large scale, complex computations and analyses to be carried out over massive data sets.

We invite expressions of interest for the following presentation types:

  • Pre or Post Conference Workshops (half day or full day)
  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster Displays (AO in size)

Accepted presenters will be required to register for the conference, pay the appropriate registration fee and meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

If you have any questions in relation to the event or submitting a presentation, please contact our conference secretariat – Conference Design at

We look forward to receiving your expression of interest and the possibility of seeing you in Melbourne.

Dr John Zic
Conference & Program Committee Chair

Sam Moskwa
Organising Committee Chair

Submission Portal

The call for submissions is now closed.

Authors who have submitted an expression of interest are able to log back into their accounts to review submissions and register for the conference.

Please contact Conference Design if you require assistance submitting your abstract.

+61 3 6231 2999


The core themes for C3DIS 2018 are:

  • Computational and Data Intensive Science 
  • Computational and Simulation Sciences and
  • eResearch

The committee is open to all expressions of interest which address the core conference themes.

Topics of interest include the following. Note you will be asked to nominate a topic most suitable to your presentation when submitting your expression of interest via the on-line portal.

Please click on the items below for further detail.

  • Cloud & High Throughput Computing
  • Virtual Laboratories
  • Computational and Data Science for high performance
  • Modelling & Simulation
  • Outreach, Training & Capability Development
  • National Programs & Partnerships
  • Industry engagement
  • Enabling Communities of Practice
  • Policy & Advocacy formulation
  • Instruments, digistisation & Data Capture
  • Databases & Datacubes
  • Use of Crowdsourcing & Citizen Science
  • Application of Analytics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning
  • Visualisation
  • Characterisation
  • Taxonomies
  • Data Storage Infrastructure
  • Managing, Manipulating & Preserving Data through the use of Collections
  • Making data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable)
  • Standards for Data
  • Data Quality Strategies
  • Data Licensing & Security
  • Who Owns Your Research Data?
  • Development Methods, Tools & Practices
  • Optimisation & Parallelisation
  • Workflows & Workflow Tools
  • Reproducibility
  • Scientific computing using Python / R / Matlab / Jupyter

How to Submit

Expressions of Interest must be submitted electronically through the submission portal. 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 150 words – presenting author only).
  • Abstract (maximum 250 words)
    • Set out as Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion format.
    • 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.
    • If easier users can copy and paste an abstract and biography from a word processing doc directly into the submission portal.
    • Written in English.
    • Check abstract thoroughly for spelling and grammar.
    • Do not include references.


  • Please complete all author details requested in the on-line portal. Note the submitting author will be considered the principle 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. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Review Process

The Conference Committee & Stream Chairs will review all submissions.

As there are limited places for oral presentations some Expressions of Interest submitted for oral presentation may be offered posters. Authors in these cases will be advised and asked to confirm whether they wish to present a poster.

Presentation Formats

While 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.

Pre-Conference Workshops
(Half Day or Full Day)

It is expected workshops will be interactive sessions with defined learning outcomes.

Authors interested in delivering a workshop should submit a 250 word overview of the suggested session via the on-line portal in the first instance. Upon review of the expression of interest, the committee may request more information about the workshop prior to acceptance into the program.

If you are expressing interest in hosting a pre-conference workshop, please note the conference charges delegates a registration fee per workshop that is not included in the conference registration fee.

This is necessary in order to cover catering, venue, and organisation costs for the workshops. Please see the registration page for the fee schedule.

If you would prefer your delegates to pay a reduced cost to attend your workshop you are very welcome to subsidise their attendance; this can be arranged with the conference organisers.

Oral Presentation

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

It is anticipated oral presentations will be allocated 15 minutes for presentation, including 3 minutes for question time, however the conference committee may like to offer some authors more or less time based on presentation content and interest in the subject matter.

Presentation length will be confirmed to authors upon acceptance of their submission.

Display Posters

An A0 portrait size poster that will be displayed for the duration of the Conference.

The abstract and a PDF of each accepted poster will be included in the conference app for delegates to view on their smart devices.

Presenters will also be asked to attend their poster during a poster viewing session to discuss the poster with other delegates.

AO Poster Measurements

841 mm wide x 1189 mm high

33.1 inches wide x 46.8 inches high

Full guidelines for poster submissions can be found be clicking here.

At the time of the Conference


  • Session Chair Guidelines
    (coming soon)
  • Presenter Guidelines
    (coming soon)

Speaker’s Preparation Room

Please proceed to the Speaker’s Preparation room at least 4 hours prior to or the day before your presentation. A technician will be available in the speaker’s preparation room to load your presentation and to discuss any audiovisual queries you may have. If you are not providing slides for your presentation, please advise the AV technician in the Speaker’s Preparation room 4 hours prior to your session.

Audiovisual Equipment

Each session room will be equipped for the presentation of PowerPoint slides and include a data projector, computer with external speakers, lectern and microphone.

Please provide any specific audiovisual requirements to the Conference Secretariat at

An Audio Visual technician will be located in your room throughout the course of your presentation and will provide assistance in the unlikely instance an issue occurs. Please ensure you take the time to familiarise yourself with the technology prior to your presentation.

Presentation Files

Presenters should bring their Power Point slides to the conference on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.

Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Power Point slides rather than linking to external files.

All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.

The conference will seek your consent to post your presentation slides to the conference website following the event. Consent forms will be available in the Speakers Preparation room and need to be signed prior to your presentation.


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