London Hopper Colloquium for Women in Computing Research 2011

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2011
Venue: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Map

Queen Mary, University of London is pleased to announce the 7th London Hopper Colloquium to be held on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 at the London headquarters of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. This 1-day event will feature a diverse group of women speakers talking about their research, and will enable new researchers to meet with each other and exchange ideas, form collaborations and become aware of the network of women conducting research in computing. Talks are aimed at Masters level up and will show the exciting research carried out by women, at all stages of their career, and from a variety of backgrounds.

The keynote speakers are:

Julie McCann, Imperial College London
Decentralised and Volatile: Self-Adaptive, Self-Organising Wireless
Sensor Networks

Mandy Chessell, IBM
Information for a Smarter City

Beth Massey, University of Lincoln
Head to Toe Diagnosis - The Computer as Doctor

Karen Petrie, University of Dundee
Climbing the Academic Ladder.

In addition to talks and panel discussions, there is a poster session where PhD and postdoctoral researchers will have an opportunity to present their research work. Three prizes of £75 each, provided by IBM, will be awarded for the best posters.


The event is free and to register please go to

Later the same day the BCS celebrates women in computing research with the first annual Karen Sparck Jones lecture, given by Fran Allen of IBM.