Thanks to all attendees and sponsors for a very successful conference week!

ACSW 2004 is now over and the Organising Committee can resume normal lives. Ian and Mike were supported by an enthusiastic and capable team who they managed to persuade to do all the work, and they thank them all whole-heartedly. They also take the credit for the record heat of the opening Sunday and can only apologise helplessly for the 20 degree drop in temperature on the following Monday.

Scientifically, the meeting was a great success with 360 delegates, 7 conferences, and 3 workshops and we were most fortunate to have had a superb set of keynote speakers. However, for most delegates the most abiding memory was probably not a scientific one: "Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the puddin-race", the haggis ceremony and the majesty of Larnach Castle all made the conference dinner an unforgettable occasion.

Mike Atkinson
Ian McDonald


About ACSW

Australasian Computer Science Week (January 18 - 22, 2004) is an international multi-conference event for Computer Science researchers. This is an annual event held in Australia and New Zealand and is overseen by members of the Computer Science Association. In addition to the main conference there are several satellite conferences and workshops on specialised themes. In 2004 ACSW was held at the University of Otago and was hosted by the Department of Computer Science. Click here for a list of past ACSW events.


The following conferences participated in 2004:


Other events

  • The annual conference of the Australasian Association of Logic (AAL 2004) was organized on the 17th and 18th January immediately prior to ACSW and outside the ACSW organization.

Contact information

c/- Caroline Wills
Department of Computer Science
University of Otago
PO Box 56

Phone: +64 3 479 8578
Fax: +64 3 479 8529