When: Wednesday 20 March 10am until whenever
Where: Gilmorehill Centre (Theatre, Film & TV Studies) room 217A (Holds 35-40; I've booked it.)
Who: As per the table below.
What: Short (~15 minute talks) explaining what everyone is doing.
Then, discussions about how we might
- form links within the Dept
- possibly create a new research grouping (not necessarily a new research group in Muffy's sense, but something that is officially acknowledged, maybe like MIG, but cutting across research group boundaries).
- form links outside the Dept (perhaps with Paddy Nixon's crowd), Grenoble, Cambridge). Philippe Palanque is putting together a proposal for a Framework 6 Network of Exellence. The acronym and theme is: SYNERGISTIC Scientific International and Interdisciplinary Network of Excellence for Research on Generalised Interactive Systems based on Theory of Interaction and Context. We've been invited to join, so clearly this should go into our discussion on the 20th as well. I've already told Phil that we want to be involved and will send him some initial data.
There are two aims for the day:
The morning session is devoted to the first aim and the afternoon session addresses the second. In order to get all the talks in, I've had to be fairly ruthless about time. 10 minutes each. If you aren't going to use your timeslot, please let me know!
The afternoon is organised around a breakout/report back/plenary pattern, to get as many viewpoints expressed as possible, especially those of RAs and students. The objective is to come up with some answers to the following questions:
Should we organise GUCSD's research activity related to context-sensitive/context-aware systems? Why or why not?
There are a number of other issues that relate to the above:
And, of course, there'll be other issues that I ahven't thought of that will be uncovered on Wednesday.