One of our priorities is to bring the latest in research to our members and the wider profession. As part of this effort, the BCS London Central Branch and FACS group are holding a doctoral research symposium on Thursday 6 June 2019.

We are inviting doctoral students to take part in this symposium and to share their research (both in progress and completed) with our members through a one-day event that features speakers on relevant topics, as well as a poster session about their research. The theme for the symposium will be “Making IT Good for Society” and students will be asked to consider this when submitting their research, although other research topics are also welcome.

Interested students should submit a 150-200 word abstract to me by 24 May 2019 using the email address below. The planned programme for the symposium is below and more details will be provided to participants nearer the time.


  • 9.30am - Registration and refreshment
  • 10.00am - Welcome - Dr. Marwan Elnaghi, Academic Lead, London Central branch - Dr. Sofia Meacham, FACS
  • 10.15am - Help! Can you use verification to create trust in AI systems? - Dr. Simon Thompson, Head of Practice, Big Data and Customer Experience, BT Research
  • 11.15am - Break and refreshment
  • 11.45am - The Scientific Method: A Reality Check - Dr. Philip Davies, Bournemouth University
  • 12.45am - Buffet lunch and Research Poster session
  • 2.00pm - Roundtable discussion of abstracts and research issues
  • 3.00pm - Plenary discussion about key issues in research and learnings from the roundtable discussions
  • 4.00pm - Networking reception
BCS Doctoral Research Symposium
Date and time
Thursday 6 June, 9:30am - 5:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
1st Floor, The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
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