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Student Conference in Computing Science

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2022

About the course

The course teaches students scientific writing, scientific conduct and quality of research. The student develops and answers a new and non-trivial research question in the fields of computer science or interaction & design. The student then conducts the research and writes the paper under teacher's supervision and peer reviewing. The final version of the paper is submitted via a conference system and reviewed by anonymous reviewers. All accepted papers are published in a technical report by the Department of Computing Science and presented by the author at an internal conference. Learning goals include that the student will develop his/her abilities to: make independent investigations and research; write a scientific article about his/her work; and present his/her research orally.

The course is designed as follows. The students have supervision by the teachers on an individual basis and by peer review groups consisting of 4-5 students. The peer review meetings are mandatory. Each student has to read all drafts from the other students in the group and come prepared to the meeting. All students’ papers are discussed. The course has 5 deliverables in the form of ongoing/final/revised paper submissions to support the students’ progression, and 5 supporting lectures. The course requires the student to work continuously throughout the semester on his/her paper.

Application and eligibility

Student Conference in Computing Science, 7.5 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2022 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


29 August 2022


15 January 2023

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 25%

Required Knowledge

Univ: To be admitted you must have (or equivalent) 90 ECTS-credits including 60 ECTS-credits in Computing Science or two years of completed studies within a study programme (120 ECTS-credits). In both cases, including at least one course in Computing/Compuer Science at advanced level is required.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies. Entry requirements


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 19 April 2022. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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Course is given by
Department of Computing Science