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Student Conference in Computing Science

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2024

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 their abilities to: make independent investigations and research; write a scientific article about their work; and present their 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 their paper.

Application and eligibility

Student Conference in Computing Science, 7.5 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2024 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


2 September 2024


19 January 2025

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 25%

Required Knowledge

At least 90 ECTS, including 60 ECTS Computing Science. At least 7.5 ECTS Computing Science on the advanced level. Proficiency in English equivalent 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



The online application opens 15 March 2024 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 April 2024. How to apply

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