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Third Annual UK System Research Challenges Workshop, March 21–23, 2018

A brief report will be posted here after the workshop. The full Call for Papers and Participation is available here.

Click here to register to attend.

Location & Transport

The workshop will be held at the Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club, Northumberland. We are providing coach transport between the venue and Newcastle city centre (Urban Sciences Building, 1 Science Square, Science Central, NE4 5TG) as follows:

Note that this is not a shuttle service but a single coach in each direction. For those travelling on from Newcastle after the workshop by train, we would suggest booking a train after 15:30 to allow for delays.

Thanks to generous contributions from our sponsors, accommodation will be included in the registration fee (free for students, £100 otherwise).


Wednesday, March 21

16:45 Please report to the ground floor reception of the Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle

17:00 Coach leaves the Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle

18:00 Check-in at Linden Hall

18:30 for 19:00 Dinner

Thursday, March 22

09:00-09:20 Welcome & Intro (Paul Watson, Richard Mortier)

09:20-11:00 Networking & Cloud (Derek McAuley)

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-12:30 Applications & Data Science (Mark Little)

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:20 Hardware (Andy Stanford Clark)

15:20-15:50 Coffee

15:50-17:10 Unikernels & Containers (Paul Watson)

19:00-21:00 Dinner

21:00-22:00 Lightning Talks (Aleksandar Dragojevic)

Short (5 minute) talks on any relevant topic. Contact Aleksandar Dragojevic to offer a title.

Friday, March 23

09:00-10:20 Formal Methods & IoT (Richard Mortier)

10:20-10:50 Coffee

10:50-12:10 Blockchain & Edge (Julie McCann)

12:10-12:20 Wrap-up

12:20-13:20 Lunch

13:45 Coach departs for the Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle


Many thanks to our generous sponsors for their support of this event!

Marionet Microsoft Newcastle University Digital Institute Red Hat