North Texas Area Student Conference

The North Texas Area Student Conference (NTASC) is designed to provide a forum for graduate and undergraduate students in computer-related studies to present their projects, research efforts, or classroom experience to their peers.

2018's Program 2019's Program


The North Texas Area Student Conference (NTASC) provides a forum for graduate and undergraduate students in computer-related studies to present their projects, research efforts, or classroom experience to their peers. Conference attendance is for students and faculty. The program includes a keynote address, presentations of papers by students (only), and lunch. NTASC provides a great opportunity for students to view the work of their peers and to network. Presenters are expected to attend the entire conference.

Registration for the conference is FREE but required. You do not have to present to attend. Door prizes are awarded at the conference lunch! Visit the registration page to register for the conference. The deadline for Registration and Abstract submission is Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

Upload Presentation Abstracts through the registration page. Abstracts are printed in the conference program (no proceedings are published).

Keynote Speaker

Obaidur Rashid (OB)

Obaidur (OB) Rashid is an engineer at heart and has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. He has built enterprise-grade, highly scalable, mission-critical products that have been consistently named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant.

Currently, OB is the Global Head of Engineering for a ~$200M strategic portfolio of enterprise products within Security and Integration BU at Broadcom. Before taking on this challenge, he served as the VP of Engineering for multiple products at CA Technologies including Privileged Accessed Manager, Portfolio and Project Management (Clarity) and a couple of incubator SaaS products. Prior to that, he has held senior leadership positions at Oracle, Taleo, and StarCite. Incidentally, he started his career at Oracle where he moved up to the role of an Architect and led key strategic initiatives.

OB is an evangelizer of agile practices and has immense experience in building high-performance teams onshore and offshore. OB lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and son and is a regular speaker at industry events.

Guidelines for Submission of Paper Abstracts

Submit Abstract through the conference registration page

The abstract is a brief, concise summary of the intent and conclusions of your presentation. Maximum length of an abstract is 150 words. Do not include figures, tables or illustrations in the abstract. Please type your abstract in Word, single-spaced. Complete spell & grammar check. Use word-count to reduce to 150 words. Finally, copy-&-paste the abstract into the indicated box.

Upload your abstract when you register for the conference. Fill in the boxes with the complete information, including the name of your faculty sponsor and presentation title.

Group Presentations:
DESIGNATE ONE member of the group to submit the abstract. That person will enter the names of ALL the other members of the group in the designated box. ALL other members of the group must register for the conference individually, indicate they are a member of a group presentation, and enter the name of the faculty sponsor and presentation so all names will appear on the program.

Guidelines For Presentations
Presentations are limited to no more than 15 minutes (plus a 5 minute Q&A). A session moderator introduces each participant. A timekeeper is responsible for ensuring the time schedule is maintained. Student presenters must present at the beginning of the session or they may not be allowed to speak. The program will be established approximately 10 days prior to the conference and no changes will be made one the program is complete. Any scheduling requests or requests for special accommodations must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the conference. Presenters should dress professionally.

Each presentation room is equipped with a computer, projector, lectern, and a table. We cannot accommodate personal laptops for the presentations so be prepared to load your materials to the computer in the room. If you have any equipment requests or require accommodations, please contact the conference coordinator at at least 2 weeks prior to the conference.

Guidelines for Slides
Test your presentation slides in a large classroom prior to the day of the conference. The following brief guidelines are highly recommended:

  • Light background with dark font (no yellow)
  • Simple font (e.g. Arial), font size at least 30 pt.
  • Little or no animation
  • Images large enough to be seen easily
  • Use bullets with short phrases; NO complete sentences




(Personal, Department, or Faculty Advisor)
Are you a student or faculty:
Will you be staying for lunch:
Will you be presenting (individually or in a group):
Are you presenting with a group:

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Date:
Registration Date:
Conference Date:
Check In Time:
Keynote Starts: