Informatics Jamboree 2007, 26-29 June

The Informatics Jamboree is an annual, festive gathering of the School of Informatics and friends. It includes the Milner Lecture, talks by new Informatics academic staff, a poster competition with cash prizes, culminating with the traditional Ceilidh.

This year, the Jamboree will be complemented by the following events:

Jamboree Programme, Thursday, 28 June

All lectures take place in Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 5. Coffee and lunch will be served on the mezzanine, where the posters are on display.

Leonid Libkin
Finite Model Theory - How it All Continued (Ron Fagin will tell you how it all began later today) .
Mahesh Marina
Relay-Assisted Vehicular Internet Access: Connectivity and Protocol Design Issues
Coffee Break
Peg Seriès
Decoding populations of neurons to predict sensory perception .
12:00 Colin Adams, Keith Edwards and David Richardson
Overview of the Informatics Commercialisation Programme .
12:30 Lunch & Posters
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14:00 Professor Donald Michie Mechanisations of Thought: Early Edinburgh Adventures Watch video: wvx format, mpg format (Streaming QuickTime (H264 - @704kbs)
15:00 Poster Competition Prizegiving Coffee will be served .
Annual Milner Lecture by Ronald Fagin, IBM (Almaden)
Finite Model Theory – How It All Began
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edinburgh computer history project & alumni reunion, 26-29 june 2008

26 June 2007
09:00 - 17:30  "Meet-up" - drop in any time, stay as long as you like. Various activities including archive trawling, podcasting, and 'fun with wikipedia'. .
Appleton Tower, level 6 (= 'base camp')
Daniel Dennett lecture . Aseembly Hall, The Mound
29 June 2007


Coffee & Tea . .
Computer History Conference Talks

Lectures will take place in Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 5
Watch videos
.Chris Whitfield & Peter Robertson Grumpy Old Programmers
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.Tommy ThomasFrom Cat's whisker to iPhone
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.Austin Tate 
AI Homes at Edinburgh and the commercialisation of AI conducted in them
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.Jeff TansleyEdinburgh Computing Milieu, 1969-1982
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.Nick ShelnessWhat I Learned Then, What I Know Now

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.Igor Hansen
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.Gordon Brebner
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Appleton Tower Concourse
Preview tours of the Informatics Forum  (Limited places) 


Talk on the new Informatics Forum and InSpace

Tours of the Forum will leave from Leaving from the 6th floor base camp

Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 5
Edinburgh Computer History Group AGM (all welcome.  Will include some Round Table discussions)
Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 5

Jamboree Ceilidh, Friday, 29 June

The Ceilidh will take place at 7-11.30pm on Friday, 29 June 2007 in Appleton Tower concourse. Music by Freeland Barbour and The Occasionals.

Jamboree Organisers

Academic Chair:
Bjoern Franke
Philipp Koehn
Taku Komura
Graham Toal

Edinburgh Computer History Project & Alumni Reounion:
Graham Toal
Naomi Nunn

Milner Lecture Organiser:
Dyane Goodchild
Julian Bradfield

Poster Competition Co-ordinator:
Andrew Finnie
Zoe Wyatt

Programme Co-ordinator & General Enquiries:
Diana Sisu

Previous Jamborees

Note on ceilidh: for all those of you coming from abroad, ceilidh = traditional Scottish dancing. If you have a deep fear of the unknown, visit for detailed instructions, including recommended reading (yup!). Alternatively, just take a look at our photos from previous Jamborees.

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