About Us

The Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia, CORE, is an association of university departments of computer science in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to 2004 it was known as the Computer Science Association, CSA.


The purposes for which the Association is established are:

  • to create a professional association of those engaged in computer science and information technology in higher education and research institutes and to facilitate their professional development;
  • to assist and advance research in computer science and information technology in higher education and research institutes;
  • to assist and advance teaching in computer science and information technology in higher education;
  • to provide a forum for those interested in computer science andinformation technology so as to stimulate discussion of relevant issues; and
  • to promote co-operation and liaison with other groups and organizations which have related or complementary purposes and activities.

CORE Diversity

CORE values equity and diversity, respecting all people irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. We also strive for balanced representation across geography, University affiliations, and technical subareas particularly when forming committees, including program committees, awards committees, and ranking committees.

CORE requires anyone who works for or with us to build and maintain an inclusive working environment, which includes treating all people fairly and valuing their opinion.

Any event organised under the auspices of CORE must provide a productive and positive experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants, visitors or event staff in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks and workshops. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the event organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.

CORE Executive

The CORE executive is elected annually at the AGM/Hods&Profs Meeting at ACSW.  Nominations for the executive are sought in the December of the preceding year.  The current executive consists of;


President : Professor Gillian Dobbie, University of Auckland
Immediate Past President : Professor Lin Padgham, RMIT University
Treasurer: Professor David Abramson University of Queensland
Executive team member co-opted: Professor John Grundy, Monash University


Non elected roles are:
Admin Assistant : Alison Handley
Web Master : Alison Handley