S3 Information


The International Students' Spring Symposium has so far been organised (with great success and impressive participation) by students and student societies originating from all the departments of CITY College, Thessaloniki under the supervision of members of the academic staff acting as a steering and scientific committee. Dr. George Eleftherakis, who first initiated the event, is the General Chairperson, and Dr. Kostas Dimopoulos (Computer Science Department), Dr. Alexandros Kapoulas (Business Department) and Dr. Antonia Ypsilanti (Psychology Department) are the thematic chairpersons of the three major areas of interest covered by the student conference. A number of both official and unofficial student bodies have been behind the organisation of this event over the years, but the main student body is the ACM-W Muses, CITY College Student Chapter and the students of CITY College.

During the symposium, an average of 110 students from many different institutions participate from various different countries (e.g. Greece, Kosovo, F.Y.R.O.Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, Romania, Albania, Bulgaria, UK and USA as well as others) and an average of 14 high quality presentations given by students take place, along with a number of invited talks and a round table discussion.

The significance of the conference is demonstrated by the fact that the Greek Computer Society and the Thessaloniki-based South East Europoean Research Centre (SEERC) have supported it since 2003, along with a number of companies (CITY College, Singular, Cybersoft, Papasotiriou bookstores) who are sponsoring the event. Until now the conference also generated excellent feedback from all the participants. In the last few years a post-conference feedback questionnaire was given to the participants. The results demonstrated that all participants unanimously answered (100%) that they wanted to participate in the next conference the following year. Also almost all participants (85%) felt that the conference was very well organized and were impressed by the excellent quality of presentations. It is therefore possible to conclude that the students have established this as an annual event that they look forward to with excitement and anticipation.


On the 25th of May 2002, Dr George Eleftherakis, in his capacity as a member of the Computer Science Department at CITY College started organising a student conference entitled "the International Student Spring Symposium" (S3). From that time on, every spring until the present day, students have actively organised and participated in this student conference on an annual basis. Thirteen successful events have already taken place and the fourteenth is to take place on the 15th of May 2015!

This website was created by 1st level Computer Science students. It demonstrates how students perceive the Students' Spring Symposium.