Computer Science Conference for University of Bonn Students

6th CSCUBS conference, May 15, 2019, Bonn, Germany

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NEWS: The notifications are now out and the program is updated with the assigment of a specific time slot for each paper.
If you plan on attending the event please register here, so that we can estimate the number of attendees.

CSCUBS is organized by PhD- and MSc-Students and aims to promote research in computer science and scientific exchange among students. The participation of researchers and practitioners of the field is also encouraged.

The 6th Computer Science Conference for University of Bonn Students (CSCUBS):

  • For new research or development related to Computer Science, including University projects, theses, and outcomes of other professional activities.
  • Promotes scientific exchange among students.
  • Peer-reviewed.
  • Online publication of accepted papers.

The 6th Conference will be held on May 15, 2019 (Dies Academicus) at the University of Bonn. CSCUBS intends to provide the ability to connect with each other and engage in discussions about the participants’ respective research and development, and also to establish opportunities for knowledge and technology sharing. Submissions to CSCUBS should describe new research or development related to Computer Science, including University projects, theses, and outcomes of other professional or leisure activities.

We welcome submissions from all areas of Computer Science (in English or German).

Prizes and awards: to be announced

Please submit via: EasyChair and follow the formatting instructions


General Chair: Damien Graux
Program Chair: Vitalis Wiens, Mayesha Tasnim


  • Submission: April 19, 2019 EXTENDED: April 29, 2019
  • Notification: May 06, 2019 May 09, 2019
  • Camera-ready: May 12, 2019 May 13, 2019
  • Presentation at CSCUBS: May 15, 2019


  • Abstract: April 29, 2019
  • Notification: May 06, 2019 May 09, 2019
  • Presentation at CSCUBS: May 15, 2019


  • Submission: April 29, 2019
  • Notification: May 06, 2019 May 09, 2019
  • Presentation at CSCUBS: May 15, 2019

 (All deadlines are midnight CEST time.)

We welcome submissions from all areas of Computer Science. You can choose one or more of the following formats:

  • Posters (A1 format)
  • Short Papers (4-6 pages)
  • Full Papers (10-12 pages)
  • Lightning Talks (2-3 min talks without slides)

Your submission may be based on seminars, labs, your thesis or a side project. While submissions in English are strongly encouraged, submissions in German are accepted as well. Submissions will undergo a peer review process that is coordinated by the program committee. The accepted papers are going to be published online.

Please use the EasyChair system to make your submission. For anything except posters and slides, please strictly adhere to the following document template for writing:

Every Student is invited to submit one or more of these formats:
Posters, Demo Programs, Long Papers, Short Papers, Lightning Talks

Examples of how to write papers :

Important for PhD Students

For PhD students (including students who are about to start a PhD) we are organising a dedicated poster and networking session. This will require a 2-page abstract on the topic of your PhD. Accepted submissions will be presented as A1 posters. In this poster session you will be able to network with other PhD students as well as identifying potential synergies.

In the demo session of CSCUBS, practical results are presented. This includes practically demonstrating the scientific work done during project groups, labs, bachelor or master theses, and extra-curricular practical work of your own.

Please register for a demonstration by submitting an extended abstract including a hardware description to EasyChair. The submitted demo abstract will be reviewed by the members of the Demo Board. The hardware description should list the equipment you will use for performing the demonstration. It is your responsibility to provide the necessary hardware (we suggest to agree upon this e.g. with the supervisor of your work).

The extended abstract and the demonstration can be done either in German or English.

We will provide one table of size about 140 x 60 cm and 220V electric power supply for each demo. Providing additional items from our side maybe negotiated upon request.

Organization Committee

Name Role Affiliation
Damien Graux General Chair Fraunhofer IAIS
Vitalis Wiens Program Chair University of Bonn, Fraunhofer IAIS, TIB
Mayesha Tasnim Program Chair RWTH Aachen university, Fraunhofer IAIS
Paul Moosmann WebMaster University of Bonn, Fraunhofer IAIS
Dennis Kubitza Sponsoring Chair University of Bonn, Fraunhofer IAIS
Saffija Kasem-Madani Demo Board University of Bonn
Fabian Marquardt Demo Board University of Bonn
Matthias Frank Demo Board University of Bonn
Mehdi Ali Local Chair University of Bonn
Debayan Banerjee Local Co-Chair University of Bonn

Program Committee

Name Name
Damien Graux Vitalis Wiens
Fabian Marquardt Shimaa Ibrahim
Kemele M. Endris Gezim Sejdiu
Elmar Langetepe Mayesha Tasnim
Sebastian Bader Fathoni A. Musyaffa
Ioanna Lytra Valentina Janev
Diego Collarana Fabrizio Orlandi
Saffija Kasem-Madani Michael Weinmann
Dileep Ramachandraro Rostislav Nedelchev
Bio: Dr. Volker Kraft is Senior Academic Ambassador for JMP in Europe, fostering and supporting the use of JMP in teaching and research. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (University Bochum, Germany), and used statistical methods extensively in his research in psychoacoustics and speech communication. In later positions at Vodafone and Voxeo he developed a passion for customer advocacy, developing and supporting programs to foster the effective use of software in business. Drawing on this experience and the success of JMP's Academic Program globally, Dr. Kraft is charged with enabling teachers, faculty and students in Europe who are interested in JMP to get the most from the software.
Dr. Volker Kraft, SAS Institute – JMP Academic,

Abstract: Machine Learning is about creating predictive models. If the target (aka. response) is nominal, then a good model will maximize true positives and minimize false positives. This can provide information on dispositioning for instance. Designed experiments will use many of the same analysis algorithms but the focus is on causality and the appropriate recipe for success. JMP users may be more used to this paradigm so often looking at models and ask "Why is the prediction so high? How do we improve it? What is important about the business?”. These questions are asking predictive models to become explanatory. The difference between predictive and root cause can be overlooked; yet we know correlation does not imply causation. The art of explaining data is getting lost in the push for advanced modeling techniques. These questions can be hard to answer: restricted ranges on the variables or multicollinearity can make it very difficult to go from a predictive model to an explanatory model. Further, numeric summaries of models do not encourage subject matter experts to ask questions. The humble Profiler in JMP is a powerful tool in making models talk. Even for a data miner, interactive visualization can make a difference.

The timeslots are for individual authors and papers will be assigned after the notification. Each paper has a timeslot of 15 minutes for presentation with additional 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

Complex Query Augmentation for Question Answering Over Knowledge Graphs (11:00 - 11:20)
Abdelrahman Abdelkawi, Hamid Zafar, and Jens Lehmann

respy A prototypical finite-horizon discrete choice dynamic programming model (11:20 - 11:40)
Janos Gabler and Tobias Raabe

FastSaltSeg: A Convolutional Encoder-Decoder Network for Fast Segmentation of Salt-Bodies in 3D Seismic Images (11:40 - 12:00)
Christian Ewert

Minutes Madness (13:00 - 13:05)
This timeslot provides opportunity for advertisement of the demo sessions. All authors and presenters of demos and posters are encouraged provide a 1 minute description of their work.

Implementing Blast: Blocking with Loosely-Aware Schema Techniques (13:05 - 13:25)
Joanna Polewczyk, Parsa Badiei, and Thiago Bell Felix de Oliveira

Dynamic Publications on the Blockchain (13:25 - 13:45)
Nazmun Nisat Ontika, Endri Kacupaj, and Enkeleda Elezi

Lightning Talks (13:45 - 14:15)

Demonstration of intercepting LoRa packets with Software Defined Radio
Phillippe Ketteniss and Ben Swierzy

Aufbau und Inbetriebnahme von LoRaWAN
Leon Römer

Invited demo:
Low-cost Prototypes of IDN (ILDA Digital Network)
Consumers for ILDA Laser Projector and DMX512 Service
(based on work of Uni Bonn Computer Science students Christian Windeck, Tobias Kremeyer and Sebastian Knopp)
Presented by: Christian Windeck with support of Matthias Frank.

Important Dates

  • Submission: April 19, 2019
    EXTENDED: April 29, 2019
  • Notification: May 06, 2019 May 09, 2019
  • Camera-ready: May 12, 2019 May 13, 2019
  • Presentation at CSCUBS: May 15, 2019

Sponsorship Packages

Bronze - 100€
  • Your logo at the conference venue.
  • Your logo with a link to your website in the sponsors section on the website.
Silver - 250€
  • All bronze rewards.
  • Your company poster will be put up at the conference venue.
  • Your flyers and/or goodies will be distributed to participants.
Gold - 500€
  • All silver rewards.
  • Have your own booth/stand at the conference venue.
Platinum - 1000€
  • All gold rewards.
  • Introduce your company to the audience by giving a short talk.

If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor for 6th Computer Science Conference for University of Bonn Students,
please contact Dennis Kubitza at

Event Location

University of Bonn, Informatik III
Endenicher Allee 19 A
53115 Bonn

How to get to the Conference Venue
(from Bonn Central Railway Station - Bonn Hauptbahnhof)

  • go to the Central Bus Station Bonn (Bonn BusHof)
  • take Bus lines 604, 605, 606 or 607 in the direction Bonn, Medinghoven Malteser Krankenhaus
  • get off at station "Bonn, Kaufmannstr."
  • proceed to southwest on "Endenicher Allee"


In order to estimate the number of attendees, please register here.
This will help us to order the required food and coffee supply ;)


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