Conferences and Workshops

Artificial Life and Intelligent Agents (ALIA)

ALIA2014 brought together Artificial Life and Intelligent Agent researchers to discuss the current challenges in the field and discuss the latest research. This highly interdisciplinary field has applications in many areas including robotics, creative sector and life science and is in a constant state of development. The aim of the event was to bring academic researchers and industry professionals together to share ideas and promote innovation. The event was run at Bangor University, and supported by HPC Wales and Springer Verlag. I was responsible for organising the venue and event logistics; I was also chair of the program committee which featured noted Artificial Life researchers from across Europe. This involved the management of the paper submission and review process and leasing with the publisher (Springer).

Visualization / Visual Analytics and Beyond

I co-organised the “Visualization / Visual Analytics and Beyond” workshop with Dr Jonathan Roberts at HPC2015. In this presentation we discussed visualization and visual analytics at UK academia and with industry. Our presentation is in three parts (1) we presented the breadth of academic research in visualization and present the knowledge base (including Eurographics and RIVIC), (2) we took a case study approach and discussed several projects in HPC and visualization, looking at oceanography, HPC and big data, and the animation and creative industries at Bangor University; finally in (3) we presented future challenges and opportunities.