BCTCS'23 taking place at the University of Glasgow in April 2023

The British Colloquium for Theoretical Computer Science (BCTCS) is an annual event for UK-based researchers in theoretical computer science. A central aspect of BCTCS is the training of PhD students, providing an environment for students to gain experience in presenting their work, to broaden their outlook on the subject, and to benefit from contact with established researchers. The scope of the colloquium includes all aspects of theoretical computer science, including automata theory, algorithms, complexity theory, semantics, formal methods, concurrency, types, languages and logics. 

The BCTCS 2023 edition will include special sessions on implementing theory, and computer science pedagogy.

Dr Ornela Dardha receives inaugural 'Science, She Says!' award

Dr Ornela Dardha has been awarded the inaugural ‘Science, She Says!’ award by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).

The award recognises an outstanding young female scientist, not of Italian descent, who has remarkably contributed to the advancement of science and technology and has strong connections with the Italian scientific community. The award is given to candidates from five regions across the world, with Dr Dardha winning the Europe award. Full article in Italian here.

International Award for Prof Iadh Ounis

Professor Iadh Ounis has been awarded the prestigious international 2022 Tony Kent Strix Memorial Award for his prolific and significant contributions to information retrieval research and development on multiple fronts. 

Professor Ounis will deliver his award lecture on Thursday 23rd February 2023. The online event is free but advanced booking is required. Register for the event here. Registration closes 21/02/2023.

International Award for Prof Quintin Cutts

Professor Quintin Cutts has been named as a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for Outstanding Educational Contributions to Computing. As Professor of Computer Science Education, he has long championed the importance of computing in schools for pupils of all ages and worked to understand and address the challenges inherent in learning the discipline. 

Euro-Par'22 taking place at the University end of August

The 28th International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par, https://2022.euro-par.org/) will take place in Glasgow from 22nd to 26th August 2022. It is the prime European conference covering all aspects of parallel and distributed processing, ranging from theory to practice. The international conference is being organized by the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, with support from Heriot-Watt University, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Stirling. The organization committee around Professor Phil Trinder (which includes Jeremy Singer, Yehia Elkhatib, Wim Vanderbauwhede, José Cano, Anna Lito Michala, Lauritz Thamsen, and Syed Waqar Nabi from the School of Computing Science) is looking forward to 25 research paper presentations, 3 keynotes, 6 workshops, 1 tutorial as well as a set of social events here at the University and in the City.

Best paper at IEEE ICWS 2022

The paper "Phoebe: QoS-Aware Distributed Stream Processing Through Anticipating Dynamic Workloads" by Morgan Geldenhuys, Dominik Scheinert, and Odej Kao (TU Berlin) as well as Lauritz Thamsen (UofG – since March this year) was selected as the Best Paper at the 19th IEEE International Conference On Web Services (ICWS). A preprint of the paper is available on arXiv.

10 Year Most Influential Paper Award

The paper 'Session Types Revisited' published at PPDP'12 by Ornela Dardha and her co-authors Elena Giachino and Davide Sangiorgi, received the 10 Year Most Influential Paper Award at PPDP'22.

A follow up short paper will be published at PPDP'22 and Dr Dardha is one of the invited speakers at the conference, where she will present the impact of the original paper in the last decade in the session types and concurrency community.

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