Conference Programme

Sunday 18th January 2004 - Welcome Reception

The welcome reception will be held in the Information Services Building, located on campus. There will be drinks and light refreshments served. Music provided by a string quartet.

  • 7.00pm Registration opens
  • 7.30pm Maori kapa haka performance by Te Whanau o Kai Tahu Ki Araiteuru.
  • 9.00pm Registration closes. (Reopens Monday morning in the Castle Lecture Theatre complex - please check location)

* Please note that the above information is tentative and currently serves to help attendees with their travelling schedules. For those on Sunday flights to Dunedin keep in mind that it will take perhaps an hour after arrival to travel into Dunedin city, check into accommodation and get to the Information Services Building. The last known flights into Dunedin on Sunday are 6.35pm, 7.45pm and 8.00pm.

Monday 19th January - Drinks on Microsoft and Pearson Education at the Speights Ale House

Join MicrosoftResearch Asia/University Relations, Microsoft Australia and Pearson Education New Zealand Monday night for an evening of drinks and finger-foods at the Speights Ale House.  Located on the historic site of the Speights Brewery in Rattray Street, the Speights Ale House provides a fine example of southern charm and hospitality.  During the evening we'll be offering tours of the Speights heritage brewery (tour places are limited, so may be subject to demand), and you'll have ample opportunity to enjoy some of the deep south's favourite beers!

This is a completely free event, courtesy of Microsoft and Pearson, and is open to all registered attendees of ACSW2004.  Don't forget to bring your conference ID, though - you'll need it to get served at the bar.  See you there!

WHERE: Speights Ale House, 200 Rattray Street, Dunedin.

WHEN: Monday 19th January, 7.00pm (follows the 5.30pm Microsoft presentation Monday evening).

GETTING THERE: Shuttle buses from the conference venue to the Speights Ale House will operate continuously from 6.30 to 7.30pm. Busses will leave from outside the conference centre on Albany Street at approximately 10-15 minute intervals.  If you prefer, you can walk from the conference venue to the Ale House in around 20 minutes.

Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st January 2004 - Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner will be held at Larnach Castle. Due to larger than expected numbers registered for ACSW, the Conference dinner will be split over two evenings. Attendees will need to check the date on their dinner tickets upon receiving their registration packs. There will be an exchange system at the help desk (in the Castle complex foyer) for those wishing to swap dates.

  • 6.30pm Buses leave from Salmond Hall, St Margaret's College and Union Place (off Cumberland Street). The buses will leave on time. Enjoy a 15 minute scenic journey along the hills of Otago Peninsula. If you miss the bus you can take a taxi for approx. $35. Phone Dunedin Taxis 477 7777.
  • 7.00pm Attendees can take a tour of New Zealand's only castle, or admire the beautiful gardens, set on 35 acres of grounds high up on a hilltop. Pre-dinner drinks may be purchased at the bar. Please make your way to the Ball Room by 7.30pm
  • 7.30pm Traditional Scottish Haggis Ceremony, followed by a delicious buffet dinner.
  • 10.30 - 11.00pm: Buses return to Dunedin.

Download the complete conference programme now! (Note that this will be included in your registration pack)

The conference programme is now available as a .pdf document. It lists the dates, times and locations of all conference and workshop talks. Please click here to download the programme (700KB).

Sessions to note:

Monday 19 January
  • 9.00am: (Castle 1) Opening and welcome speech by the Mayor of Dunedin, Sukhi Turner.
    ACSC Keynote: Ricardo Baeza-Yates "Web Mining in Search Engines".
  • 2.00pm: (Castle 1) APBC Keynote: Philip E. Bourne "The Future of Bioinformatics".
  • 5.30pm: (Castle 1) Presentation by conference sponsor, Microsoft.
Tuesday 20 January
  • 9.00am: (Castle 1) AUIC Keynote: Saul Greenberg "Enhancing Creativity with (Groupware) Toolkits".
  • 11.00am: (Castle 1) CATS Keynote: Ian Munro "Succinct Data Structures".
  • 2.00pm: (Castle 1) APBC Keynote: David Dagan Feng "Molecular Imaging and Biomedical Process Modeling".
Wednesday 21 January
  • 2.00pm: (Castle 1) ADC Keynote: David Embley "What Do You Want - Semantic Understanding? (You've Got to be Kidding)".
  • 4.00pm: (Castle 1) ADC Keynote: Bernhard Thalheim "Co-Design of Structuring, Functionality, Distribution and Interactivity for Information Systems".
Thursday 22 January
  • 9.00am: (Castle 1) ACE Keynote: Sally Fincher "Computing Education, Computing Education Research: Communities of Practice".
  • 1.30pm: (Castle 1) CSA Forum "Computer Science 2010".