HICT S5: Scientific Symposium of the Students, by the Students, for the Students

Have you ever thought of what comes after you graduate?

Do you know how to survive in industry and academia?

Would you like to meet fellow MSc or PhD students in computer science?


HICT students from Aalto CS, COMNET and University of Helsinki CS proudly present the very first:

HICT S5 - Scientific Symposium of the Students, by the Students, for the Students


REGISTER HERE NOW – 15th of April at latest!


When? April 25th from 9.00 to 14.00

Where? CS Building (Tietotekniikka-talo) Konemiehentie 2, Aalto University.


Key note talks by Prof. Laura Ruotsalainen (University of Helsinki) and Dr. Juuso Parkkinen (Nightingale Health)

Short talks by our excellent doctoral students

HICT Expo: demos & posters

Free food, fun programme, and prizes for best talk & best poster!

What is HICT S5?

The Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology Scientific Symposium of the Students, by the Students, for the Students (HICT-S5) is a joint event organized by Aalto University and University of Helsinki, the two leading universities within Uusimaa area of Finland. The quality of research and education in both HICT universities is world-class and involves over 60 professors and more than 200 doctoral students. The participating units graduate altogether more than 40 new doctors each year.

The event will provide an opportunity for doctoral and master students to present their current research, including work in progress, as well as meet fellow students. It aims to provide a forum to present and receive feedback for novel, groundbreaking, or even controversial ideas. During the symposium, students will meet with reputed international researchers in computer science and communication technology. A "Best Presentation Prize" will be awarded based on potential contribution, novelty, and presentation.

Submit your abstract now! Submission guidelines

Register to the event in here.

Doctoral and master students are invited to submit abstracts (maximum 200 words) that describe their current research and potential contributions to computer science and communication technology. At the symposium, the students will present their research topics and attend a poster session. You are invited to submit an abstract for:

  • Oral presentation (8 min + 2 min for questions)
  • Poster presentation (The poster size should be maximum A0 (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm). There is a possibility to print the poster at the Department of Computer Science (Aalto). In case you need this printing service, please mention it in the registration form or contact: hict-admin@hiit.fi
  • Demo presentation (Please note that we have a limited number of screens available and you need to bring your own laptop for your demo.).
  • Or register as participant

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

       ● Algorithms and machine learning
       ● Life science informatics
       ● Networks, networked systems and services
       ● Software and service engineering and systems
       ● User centered and creative technologies
       ● Life beyond research such as presentation skills, work-life balance, and job hunting experience

You will receive a confirmation email with further instructions about your presentation.

Important dates:
Registration and abstract submission deadline: April 15th 2019

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact: hict-admin@hiit.fi