Proceedings of the First Australian Undergraduate Students' Computing Conference

2003

Editors

Benjamin I. P. Rubinstein
Nelson Chan
K. K. Kshetrapalapuram

Published by the AUSCC

ISBN 0-646-42751-2


Background: the Australian Undergraduate Students' Computing Conference was motivated by discussions between Dr. Paul Gruba and members of the Melbourne University - Computer Students' Association. The main impetus was that conferences aimed at undergraduates were not uncommon in Canada and the United States, while in Australia the culture for promoting ICT research at the undergraduate level has been less developed. Thus the main focus of AUSCC is in promoting independent thought and critical thinking among undergraduate ICT students through the medium of research. From this original aim others followed. Since AUSCC has been designed to be open to ICT students across Australia, closer cross-institutional links will be developed. Indeed it is hoped that in the future AUSCC will help foster a strong sense of community among Australian ICT students, educational institutions and the ICT industry. Under the guidance of Dr. Gruba the AUSCC03 conference organisers - all undergraduate students - gained valuable organisational, communication, team working and time-management skills; while the undergraduate presenters have gained research, writing and public speaking skills. Each of these skills are crucial and cannot be learnt in a course. Instead they may be gained only through experience. AUSCC03 was held at the University of Melbourne, September 24-26 2003 and was a resounding success, undeniably making serious headway into achieving the goals of the AUSCC. With continued hard work, AUSCC will become an annual event that will foster undergraduate research in Australia.

One particularly important product of AUSCC03 was a fully refereed, published (with a registered ISBN) proceedings. This proccedings contains full papers and extended abstracts for the conference's tutorials - all freely downloadable from this page in the interest of effective proliferation of scientific knowledge. It is the hope of the AUSCC03 organisers that these published papers will formalise the hard work of the contributing authors so as to bolster their academic records, especially for job, postgraduate admissions and scholarship applications. This proceedings also promises to inspire further undergraduate research in the future.

Citing this proceedings: This proceedings should be cited using the following BibTeX entry (or using another format while including the same information)
@book{rubinstein03auscc,
editor = "Benjamin I. P. Rubinstein and Nelson Chan and K. K. Kshetrapalapuram",
title = "Proceedings of the First Australian Undergraduate Students' Computing Conference",
year = "2003",
publisher = "Australian Undergraduate Students' Computing Conference",
isbn = "0-646-42751-2"
}
Citing papers in this proceedings: Papers in this proceedings should be cited using BibTex entries such as the following (or using another format while including the same information)
@inproceedings{ahmad03wireless,
author = "Zeeshan Ahmad",
title = "Wireless Security in Health Care",
pages = "1--7",
editor = "Benjamin I. P. Rubinstein and Nelson Chan and K. K. Kshetrapalapuram",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the First Australian Undergraduate Students' Computing Conference",
year = "2003",
publisher = "Australian Undergraduate Students' Computing Conference",
isbn = "0-646-42751-2"
}
Copyright information: Copyright 2003 AUSCC and the individual authors This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced in any process without written permission from the copyright holders. The individual authors assign to AUSCC and educational non-profit institutions a non-exclusive licence to use their articles for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is reproduced in full. The authors also grant a non-exclusive licence to AUSCC to publish their articles in full on the World Wide Web and in other printed and electronic forms for the AUSCC 2003 proceedings. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.

The Proceedings

The following links, each of which point to a Portable Document Format (PDF) file, make up the entire online electronic proceedings of AUSCC03 mirroring the original CD-ROM version distributed during the conference. To view these files install the freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Title Page, Conference Organisation, Foreword, Table of Contents and Author Index

Papers

Tutorial Extended Abstracts


Maintained by: Benjamin Rubinstein