The British Computer Society is arranging a ‘Visions for computer science conference‘. The meeting is from 22-24 September. The event has been advertised as following:
The BCS is launching its first international academic conference, intended as a major international event to take place in the UK. This year’s theme is ‘Visions of Computer Science’. We aim to establish the pattern of a high-quality wide-spectrum UK-based conference, with a strong international profile. Moreover, the aim is to energise the UK community and bring it together around positive and inspiring visions of our discipline.
Some one seems to have done a great job in managing to attract seven Turning Award winners to speak at the conference. The registration fees are exorbitant so I’m reluctant to go there. Besides some of the speakers will be visiting Warwick before that so I’ll get to meet them.
However, for British computer scientists this appears to be a noteworthy event.
The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is arranging the 9th Younger Mathematicians Conference on 15 November 2008 in London.
According to the press release:
Talks will include Maths in Finance, Maths behind Portfolio Optimisation, Life as a Post-grad and an Overview of the Further Mathematics Network ‘Mathematics at Work’ Competition.
The fee is just £10 for students. So if you are anywhere in or around London, it might not be a bad idea to drop by. I am particularly fascinated by the talks on ‘Optimisation techniques with financial applications’ and ‘The Maths of Google’. The event appears to be suitable for both academics and professionals.