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CASCON x EVOKE 2021 - Call for Workshops, Industry Talks and Exhibits



Thank you for your submissions to present workshops, industry talks and exhibits at CASCON x EVOKE 2021, taking place virtually from November 22-25.

Workshops provides a forum to present, discuss, and debate issues, problems, ideas, technology gaps, work-in-progress, and/or directions. Industry talks gives a quick overview on different industrial technological topics. The Expo provides an excellent opportunity to highlight research results and generate interest in upcoming products and product areas.

  • Notification of acceptance: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
  • Workshop long abstract (optional): Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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Celebrating University Days


University Days, from August 30 - September 2, featured 11 sessions showcasing product challenges and research opportunities presented by IBM key stakeholders. This was an invaluable event for brainstorming and discussing research topics & interests amongst IBM key stakeholders and top-tier professors.

Thank you for attending University Days 2021!


CASCON x EVOKE 2021 - Accepted Papers


Congratulations to the authors!

This year we received a total of 70 papers and of these 18 papers have been accepted as regular papers with an acceptance rate of 25%. We were able to accommodate a few more papers as short papers to accept a total of 16 short papers for publication in the ACM conference proceedings.

Conference proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library.


IBM Canada partners with Red River College


This fall, IBM will deliver micro-credentials through RRC to fill urgent workforce gaps in Manitoba's information technology sector. IBM is offering two courses, Security Intelligence Tech and Predictive Analytics Modeler through the Learn@IBM skills training platform.

Security Intelligence Tech introduces learners to concepts of security intelligence necessary to identify threats to networks and assets. Predictive Analytics Modeler prepares students to learn analytics models to collect and analyze data efficiently.

Learners who complete each course earn a globally recognized IBM digital credential.




Carleton and IBM Partner in AI, Machine Learning and Data Science for a Future-Ready Workforce


Carleton University and IBM Canada announce a five-year multimillion-dollar collaboration agreement to enhance Carleton's Institute for Data Science and equip students for essential jobs in emerging digital careers such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data science.




Crime and Cryptocurrency



Professor Guy-Vincent Jourdan from the University of Ottawa, his doctoral candidate Emad Badawi, and Dr. Iosif Viorel Onut from IBM Canada's Centre for Advanced Studies team up with an international think tank to uncover cyber scams before they claim victims.

IBM Advanced Studies Video Award

Project 1038: OMR in Resource Constrained Environments - MicroJIT for OMR


The winning video exemplifies the mission of IBM Center for Advanced Studies by delivering excellence in the demonstration of applied research, breaking barriers in understanding technology and exposing IBM communities to the potential of meaningful innovation.

Employing unique animations, an enthusiastic voice-over and a strong project overview, the video is approachable from the perspective of a non-technical audience and captures the research problem and solution in a powerful way. It builds in its explanation of the project, keeps viewers engaged with quality production and presents a homely and shareable feel.

The work of collaborating students, professors and IBM product experts stands out among 40+ video submissions and testifies to the power of accessible content delivery. 

Advancing Innovation

Collaboration is the key to our success

We help IBM product teams engage with students and faculty in joint academic-industry projects that promote innovation within IBM's offerings and in published academic research.

We currently have 60 joint academic-industry research projects associated with 105 IBM products, and involving 124 IBMers, 60 faculty and 129 students . In advancing the thesis research of each student, these projects generate publications, patents and IBM product contributions.

CAS AWARDS 2020
Every year, IBM Canada Advanced Studies recognizes the most outstanding research projects that exemplify drive for innovation, collaboration and forward thinking research.
These awards at presented at our annual CASCON x EVOKE academic tech conference—a space to engage and learn with a community of software developers, researchers, students, academics, decision-makers and IBMers.

Community Outreach

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Apprentice Garage Logo

The Apprentice Garage program is a campus-based community of practice that enables students to identify and build solutions to business and societal challenges.

In each project, students are connected with clients, IBM teams and educators. Students utilize IBM Garage Methodology, Enterprise Design Thinking and applicable IBM technologies to address these challenges.

Current projects are Precision Cities: Responding Precisely to Human Needs and the Sustainable Watershed Integrated Management Project (SWIM).