Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


Program and Dates

Important Dates

The important dates associated with this year’s conference are as follows:

  • Information Session: 5th March
  • Online Abstract Submission Portal Opens: 12th March
  • Online Abstract Submission Portal Closes: 16th April
  • Notification of Acceptance: 30th April
  • Registration for Conference Opens: 30th April
  • Due Date for Final Submissions of Posters: 4th May

To download the slides from the EPC 2018 Information Session held on 5th March, please click on the following link:

Information Session Slides

Conference Schedule

This year’s conference will feature:

  • Oral and poster presentations from postgraduate students
  • Keynote speeches on “innovation through collaboration”
  • Panel discussion on careers in academia vs industry
  • Networking Dinner

The schedule for this year’s conference is as follows:

Time Program
8:00am – 9:00am Registration + Morning Tea
9:00am – 9:15am Opening Addresses
9:15am – 10:30am Student Oral Presentation Session #1
10:30am – 11:00am Keynote Speaker #1
11:00am – 12:15pm Student Oral Presentation Session #2
12:15pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:30pm Keynote Speaker #2
1:30pm – 2:45pm Student Oral Presentation Session #3
2:45pm – 3:15pm Afternoon Tea + Poster Session #1
3:15pm – 4:30pm Student Oral Presentation Session #4
4:30pm – 5:00pm Break + Poster Session #2
5:00pm – 5:45pm Panel Discussion
5:45pm – 6:00pm Presentation of Prizes
6:15pm – 8:00pm Dinner & Networking


This year’s conference will be held in the Advanced Engineering Building (49) on Level 3 (see map).


Prizes and Winners

Oral Presentations

  • Best Presentation (one per session, four in total): $500 each
  • Additional Prize: First Year Prize: $250
  • Additional Prize: Committee’s Choice Prize: $250

Poster Presentations

Best Poster Presentation (one per research area, five in total): $250 each

  • Energy
  • Water & Health
  • Designing Smart Communities
  • Information Engineering
  • Manufacturing & Resources


Winner Award Session
Leela Dikes-Hoffman Oral Presentation Session Winner 1
Albert Tate Oral Presentation Session Winner 2
Samuel Hislop-Lynch Oral Presentation Session Winner 3
Travis Mitchell Oral Presentation Session Winner 4
Hons K Wyn First Year Prize
Jesper Nielsen Committee's Choice Prize
Kristina Boychenko Best Poster Presentation in the 'Designing Smart Communities' Theme
Aobo Zhou Best Poster Presentation in the 'Energy' Theme
Syed Akbar Raza Naqvi Best Poster Presentation in the 'Information Engineering' Theme
Li Min Best Poster Presentation in the 'Manufacturing and Resources' Theme
Alice Twomey Best Poster Presentation in the 'Water and Health' Theme