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



We invite you to present workshops, industry talks and exhibits at CASCON x EVOKE 2021, taking place November 22-26.

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.

  • Proposal due: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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CASCON x EVOKE 2021 - Call for papers



CASCON x EVOKE 2021, taking place November 22-26, is the premier industrial and academic conference for advanced studies in computer science and software engineering - sponsored by IBM Advanced Studies and EVOKE Foundation.

Submitters with accepted papers will be notified by August 10th, and will be invited to submit camera-ready papers by August 31st. Conference proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library.

  • Notification of acceptance: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
  • Camera-ready papers: Tuesday, August 31, 2021



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.