January Update


All regsitrants should by now have received a proper acknowledgment and receipt for their registration, and we are looking forward to seeing everybody here in Melbourne in a couple of weeks time. This page lists a few last-minute details and reminders.


The full conference programme is accessible through the conference home page.

Conference Dinners

Many registrants appear to have overlooked the "vegetarian food required Yes/No" box on the registration form. If you require a vegetarian ADC/CATS dinner on Monday 29 January, please send mail (immediately) to jz@cs.rmit.edu.au with "ADC/CATS Vegetarian" as the subject (and no message body). Similarly, if you require a vegetarian ACSC dinner on Thursday 1 February please send mail (immediately) to jz@cs.rmit.edu.au with "ACSC Vegetarian" as the subject and no message body. PLEASE DO THIS EVEN IF YOU ARE SURE YOU TICKED THE BOX. If you are carnivorous no need to do anything (except feel guilty :-)


The ADC/CATS programme starts with a welcoming reception/registration (only for non-student registrants, sorry) at St. Mary's College, Swanston St, at 5:30pm--7:00pm on Sunday 28 January. There is a similar reception/registration at the same venue and time on Tuesday 30 January for ACSC. If you do not attend the receptions, registration is also available from 8:45am--9:15am on the Monday and Wednesday mornings in the foyer of the Economics and Commerce lecture theatre complex.


All accepted presentations are of 25 minutes total duration, 20 minutes for delivery and 5 minutes for questions. The four lecture rooms that will be used for ADC/CATS/ACSC presentations are all provided with OHP and 35mm slide projectors (bring your slides ready to go in your own carousel). There is also computer projection equipment available; hosts available include Macintosh and PC. At this stage it is not expected that datashow equipment will be available. If you do plan to use the on-line facilities, please check well in advance of your presentation that you understand the software/hardware that is available. You might also consider bringing as backup a "traditional-technology" version of your presentation. Further enquiries in connection with presentations should be directed to Harald Sondergaard, harald@cs.mu.oz.au.

Please be sure to identify yourself to your session chair approximately 10 minutes prior to the commencement of your session.


St Mary's College is at ref C12 on the map that was sent with registration receipts.

All conference sessions will be held in the Copland lecture theatres in the Economics and Commerce Theatre Complex (ref G5) on the western side of campus, about five minutes walk from St. Mary's College.

The Information Retrieval tutorial (the others have been cancelled) will be held in Lecture Theatre 2, SEECS Building (read on for the location) from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Monday 29 January.

The SEECS building (housing the Departments of Computer Science and Information Systems, and part of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering) is at 221 Bouverie Street (ref O10 on the map), Carlton 3053, about 100m south of the main campus (across Grattan St) and approximately 10 minutes walk from St. Mary's College and 5 minutes walk from the conference venue.


Limited parking within the University grounds may be available; enquire upon arrival at the gatehouses. The daily fee for parking is $5. There is only limited all-day street parking available in the Carlton/Parkville area, most of it around Princes Park and the cemetery. There are several public carparking buildings in the University area, including at the Royal Womens Hospital (enter off Cardigan St), or in central Melbourne. Attendees with cars might also consider public transport alternatives; the University is an easy walk (and an even easier tram ride) from Museum Station in the city centre, and many of the suburban stations offer free car parking.

Conference Home Page

alistair / csse.unimelb.edu.au, 17 January 1996.