Lets kill spam conferences and make our existing conferences better

Fellow researcher @jordicabot posted on Twitter (https://twitter.com/JordiCabot/status/1429723198283829252 ) that we take this opportunity to “kill” a bunch of conferences because they were small and bloated with keynote speakers and panels disguising the lack of a deep scientific program. See: https://jordicabot.com/lets-kill-some-conferences/. This is the beginning of a good debate but it would also have been instructive to see a

The Rhetoric of Protest Songs in the #FarmersProtest in India

Since November 2020, farmers across India have been protesting against the Agriculture Act 2020 that changes how their produce comes to the market. Protest songs by mostly Punjabi singers have become an important vehicle for generating support for the farmers and raising awareness on an international scale. [Download the paper here: Rhetoric-FarmersProtest-v4]. All over India,

Workshop to Launch the London Digital Twin Research Centre at Middlesex University

In November 2017, the UK Industrial Strategy was published setting out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of the UK population with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure. The strategy proposed four challenges: UK to be at the forefront of artificial intelligence; Future of mobility to be based on electric cars and

Pirating the IBM 360 and PL/1 Pointers: Dinner at #ICSE2018

ICSE 2018 (https://www.icse2018.org), celebrating 50 years of software engineering, is promising to be great event. An outstanding set of keynote speakers including Fred Brooks Jr, Brian Randell and Margaret Hamilton (https://www.icse2018.org/info/keynotes) will bring to bear an insightful reflection on modern software engineering research and practice. Today, I had an opportunity to converse with two pioneers