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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS: 3rd Postgraduate Conference for Computing: Applications and Theory, 6th June, 2012, UK

University of Plymouth, UK

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to introduce ourselves as the programme chairs for the third Postgraduate Conference
for Computing: Applications and Theory (PCCAT 2012), to be held on Wednesday 6th June, 2012 at the
University of Plymouth.
Firstly, we would like to thank all those who supported PCCAT 2011, making it the great success 
that it was, and in particular would like to thank last year's programme chairs, Max Dupenois and
David Walker, for their hard work in setting up PCCAT 2011.

We are currently assembling the programme committee for the coming year, and in line with our goal 
to make PCCAT 2012 a more regional event, would like to invite you to register your interest in 
joining us as a committee member.

As well as general support in organising the conference, examples of specific tasks which need to 
be performed are given below. 

 - Logo / Flyer / Poster design
 - Web Site design (2-page template (HTML / CSS)) Logistics
  - Coordinating travel and hotel bookings for keynote speaker
* Publication
 - Legal issues with copyright to author within proceedings
 - Collation and production of PCCAT 2012 Proceedings

For organisational purposes, positions marked with (*) must be from the host institution (the 
University of Plymouth). Please also note that we ideally require all committee members to be 
available to help with running on the day of the conference.

We would also like to have an official representative from each of the participating institutions 
as a member of the committee, in order to make communication between the institutions more 
straightforward.  If this sounds like a role that would interest you, then please let us know.
Please note that being a committee member / representative does not preclude you from submitting a 
paper or poster to the conference! 

If you are interested in a role on the committee, helping to organise PCCAT 2012, please send an 
email to, including your name and institution.

In due course, we will also be seeking people to review submissions.  If you would like to be on 
the review panel then include a request in your email, and we will bear you in mind when the time 

We will be accepting applications for the next two weeks, so please make sure that you email us 
before the 30th November 2011.  You will be informed of our decisions in the following week.  

Please feel free to email any questions you have about committee structure or the conference in 
general to the PCCAT email address.  We will aim to reply to you as promptly as possible.

We hope that you will keep supporting PCCAT and help us to make it an even bigger success than it
was this year!

Kind regards,
Samantha Adams and Christopher Ford
(PCCAT 2012 Programme Chairs)