Dr Keith Phalp and Sheridan Jeary from the Software Systems Research Centre recently returned from Brussels , where the VIDE (VIsualise all MoDel DrivEn programming) project they presented for its second annual review received an excellent rating. The VIDE project investigates how to make more flexible, data intense, business applications using a Model based architecture, and is an EU funded Framework 6 STREP for which BU has received €236,000.
The VIDE project is a consortium which has ten partners including SAP (the multi-national Enterprise Resource Planning software manufacturer), two divisions of Fraunhofer Research, iWi at the German Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Objecteering the French software tool developer, RODAN a Polish software tool developer and the Polish Japanese Institute of Information Technology.
During November the School marketing team represented DEC at both the Manchester and London UCAS Design Your Future events. Each of the events attracted around 8,000 visitors specifically interested in studying design at university. Throughout both of the two-day events we were extremely busy answering questions relating to our courses and giving out prospectuses. The events provided a valuable opportunity to meet face to face with potential students. Many thanks to Tim Reynolds and Mehran Koohgilani for their support at the events.
Dr Laurence Tratt from the Software Systems Research Centre was appointed an Associate Editor-in-Chief for Programming Languages and Paradigms in IEEE Software magazine. IEEE Software is a bi-monthly magazine focusing on practical software issues and largely targeting industry thought leaders.
Colin Hewitt-Bell, DEC's Engineering Intermediary, manned the Higher Skills stand at the 'Manufacturing the Future' conference held at Sandy Park, Exeter . The event was well attended with around 200 industry delegates considering the key themes of skills, innovation and climate change. Speakers came from companies such as Honda, Mulberry, Relyon, Crumb Rubber and AeroThermal Group and shared their thoughts and best practices on the key themes.
If you have a story you would like included in the next issue of "all hands on DEC" please send it to Emma Bennett . Each month the next deadline will be found at the bottom of the newsletter and a document can be found in the 'I drive' (I:\DEC\Private\Marketing\All Hands on DEC) with all copy/story deadlines for the rest of the year.
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Story deadline is: 12 December 2008
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