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AISB event Bulletin Item

COLLOQUIUM: "Theoretical Computer Science", 18-21 April 2011, Birmingham

27th British Colloquium for Theoretical Computer Science (BCTCS), University of Birmingham


The purpose of the BCTCS is to provide a forum in which researchers in theoretical computer science can meet, present research findings, and discuss developments in the field. It also aims to provide an environment in which PhD students can gain experience in presenting their work, and benefit from contact with established researchers. The conference will consist of invited keynote presentations by distinguished researchers and a number of contributed talks.


BCTCS 2011 will be held at the University of Birmingham, a short train ride away from the central "New Street Station" which has direct connections from much of the UK.
Accommodation will be provided by the Etap Hotel in the city centre with easy access to eateries and other amenities.

The event will start on Monday afternoon and will end with a lunch on Thursday (the day before Good Friday).


BCTCS 2011 will include invited lectures by the following distinguished speakers:

      * David S. Johnson (AT&T Labs)
      * Cliff Jones (Newcastle)
      * Prakash Panangaden (McGill)
      * Peter Selinger (Dalhousie)
      * Nigel Smart (Bristol)
      * Carsten Witt (Technical University of Denmark)


Participants at the colloquium are encouraged to present a contributed talk. If you wish to present a contributed talk, please give the title when you register for the Colloquium. You will be asked to provide an abstract, using a provided LaTeX template, at a later stage.
The abstracts of accepted contributed talks will be published in the Bulletin of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science.


The BCTCS steering committee have submitted an application to EPSRC which will, if successful, provide funding to support the participation of up to
45 graduate students at BCTCS. The grants are intended to cover registration including accomodation and meals, but not travel. Those enrolled as Ph.D.
students may apply for these grants on the registration form.

While we await a decision from EPSRC we recommend that you register now, as it will be easy to refund to the card you use for registration if you are awarded a grant.


The registration fee is GBP 290, which includes accommodation (nights of the 18th, 19th, and 20th) and one evening meal. Registration is via the Colloquium website.

Registration closes on 4 APRIL 2011.


The conference is being organised by Achim Jung, Paul Levy, and Sarah Collins of the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham.

More information about the meeting including updates are available from the conference webpages at:

Queries can be sent to:

We hope to see you there!