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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Participation: PCCAT (Postgraduate Conference for Computing: Applications and Theory)

PCCAT (Postgraduate Conference for Computing: Applications and Theory)
9th June 2010,
University of Exeter



PCCAT (Postgraduate Conference for Computing: Applications and Theory) aims to bring together postgraduate researchers from the South West whose research focuses on an application or theoretical aspect of computing. The theme of the conference is deliberately broad to allow participants to gain an insight into the wide range of research being carried out in local universities and provide a forum for discussion. The day will consist of presentations of papers and posters. A timetable for the day can be found at


Registration is free but will close 12.00pm Friday 4th June. Everyone who registers will receive a free lunch and copy of the papers and posters that are being presented. To register please go to:

Groups such as IBM, BCS and GWR will also be attending to promote their activities and answer any questions that you may have. The conference is proving popular and will be a great networking opportunity for you. However, we still have spaces and encourage you to promote the event at your university.


We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker Dave Vines (Senior Software Engineer & Master Inventor WebSphere Messaging Development - IBM United Kingdom Ltd).

Abstract: Why didn't I think of that?
A short review of the inventions and discoveries (both my own and those of others!) that have influenced the way I work.


Research and its place in industry

Whether you wish to continue your research in academia or not, links with industry are crucial. Their support can help secure funding for a research position within a university, or provide exciting opportunities within their business. However, what are the differences between researching within a business compared to that of academia? How can they support research within academia? How should they be approached for such support? These are only some of the questions that will provide a very interesting and insightful discussion.

       Dave Vines (Senior Software Engineer & Master Inventor WebSphere Messaging Development - IBM United Kingdom Limited),
       Dr. David Billington (Executive Director, GWR),
       Sean Fielding (Director of Research & Knowledge Transfer, University of Exeter),
       Professor Richard Everson (University of Exeter),
       Chair: Zena Wood (Postgraduate, University of Exeter)

Conference Chairs:

Kent McClymont (University of Exeter)
Zena Wood (University of Exeter)


Great Western Research
BCS South West
For more information please see the conference website:
If you have any further questions please email the conference organisers at