Ottawa-Carleton Institute
for Computer Science

Ottawa University

Welcome to the OCICS Seminar Series

OCICS Seminar Series

Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Computer Science Seminar Series COMP5904 (CSI5902) consists of a number of graduate presentations throughout the term.


The seminar alternates weekly between Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.

The presentations at Carleton University will start at 9:35 and will be held in Room 238 Tory Building in Fall Term and 236 Tory Building in Winter term (same time). This building is labeled TB on the Campus Map.

The presentations at the University of Ottawa this Fall will start at 9:30 and will be held at LPR (Louis-Pasteaur Building) 285. In Winter they will be held in The Social Sciences Building 1030 FSS. Here is a link to campus building names at University of Ottawa.

Locations for Fall 2016

Sept 9: Carleton

Sept 16: Ottawa

Sept 23: Carleton

Sept 30: Ottawa

October 7: Carleton

October 14: Ottawa

October 21: Carleton

October 28: Reading Week

November 4: Ottawa

November 11: Carleton

November 18: Ottawa

November 25: Carleton

December 2: Ottawa


January 13: Ottawa

January 20: Carleton

January 27: Ottawa

February 3: Carleton

February 10: Ottawa

February 17: Carleton

February 24: Reading Week

March 3: Ottawa

March 10: Carleton

March 17: Ottawa

March 24: Carleton

March 31: Ottawa

April 7: Carleton

Seminar Schedule

Arriving Late

Arriving late at someone's seminar is considered rude: both to the audience and especially to the speaker. If you arrive late, enter, take a late-ticket, and then be seated as quietly as possible. At the end the current presentation, you will have to apologize to the speaker and the audience for interrupting their presentation.

Course Requirements

The OCICS Graduate Seminar Series COMP5904 (CSI5902) aims at improving your skills in making a public presentation, including your thesis defence. To pass this course you will:

  1. have to attend five of the seminars held at the University of Ottawa and at Carleton University and
  2. have to make one successful presentation (using powerpoint slides or pdf).

When you attend a seminar, please do not forget to sign the attendance sheet, which is proof of your attendance. The regulations state that you must attend five seminars at Carleton University and five seminars at the University of Ottawa to successfully complete the course. During the registered term, you must give one public presentation (20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for a question/answer period) and the presentation is evaluated by the seminar supervisor and audience.


After you register for this course you MUST:

  1. Book a a date that you will present, the graduate administartor will send you an email with a list of dates to choose from
  2. 2 weeks before your presentation, your supervisor must complete an Abstract Approval Form (can be found on forms page)
  3. At least one week before the presentation please email the graduate administrator the title of your presentation and the abstract - grad@scs.carleton.ca

Detailed Rules and Regulations

For more rules and regulations about the graduate seminar, see the Graduate Handbook.