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WTC '94, Lake Como

20-22 September 1994

When the Transputer Initiative completed, The Transputer Consortium (TTC) was set up with Mike Jane as Coordinator. It organised WTC '93 with strong support from the RAL staff. This article appeared in ECN 50.

The World Transputer Congress '94 is being held in the Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy from 5-7 September 1994. The wide ranging Tutorial Programme will be held on the 3-4 September at the same location.

The Conference, Tutorials and Exhibition will offer delegates an opportunity to listen to and interact with leading individuals in the field of transputer-based parallel processing and see the latest parallel processing products, not exclusively transputer-based from the leading suppliers. The Keynote/Invited Speakers this year will include Professor David May FRS (Inmos), Professor G S Stiles (Utah State University), Professor Marzano (University of Rome) and Professor S Noguchi (Tohoku University, Japan). Up to 60 submitted papers from authors world-wide, covering applications, systems and theory, will be presented in a number of parallel streams.

The event is sponsored by The Transputer Consortium, SGS- Thomson, the Commission of the European Union (CEU) and the Italian Transputer User Group (ITUG) and organised by TTC in conjunction with SMAU.

The CEU sponsorship is in the form of an award through the Human Capital and Mobility (EuroConferences) Programme. This award will allow us to support the attendance of some 40 young European researchers at WTC '94 (see article at the bottom of this page). Please note there are significant discounts available on delegate fees for both the Conference and Tutorials if you register by 7 July.

Provisional Conference and Tutorial Programmes, Registration and Accommodation Booking Forms, and further information on WTC '94 can be obtained by contacting me.

Dr Mike Jane, TTC Co-ordinator

Free Academic Demonstration Space at WTC '94

Once again this year we are offering free exhibition space (approximately 2m x 1m) for academics to demonstrate their work with transputers and display posters. There will be an area set aside for these in the Conference and Exhibition Centre. The standard (i.e. free) provision will be one power point, a table and two chairs plus poster space. It may be possible to arrange for transportation of equipment to and from the exhibition.

Anyone interested in taking up this offer should contact me no later than Tuesday 31 May.

Dr Mike Jane, TTC Co-ordinator, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

CEU Support for Young Researchers to attend WTC '94

At the very successful WTC '93 in Aachen, Germany last year, 56 young researchers from all over the European Union (EU) were funded under the Commission's Human Capital and Mobility (EuroConferences) Programme, to attend the Conference, Exhibition and two day series of Tutorials. Financial help in the form of delegate fees, travel and accommodation costs were given.

Those young researchers were delighted that they had been given the opportunity to experience a major international conference, which otherwise they would not have been able to do. The general consensus was that WTC '93 was a very exciting event which all had benefited from attending.

It is expected that funds will be available again this year to enable young researchers to attend WTC '94 at the Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy.

Those eligible to apply for an award must be either i) citizens of an EU Member State or an EFTA country, apart from Switzerland, or ii) persons resident, and working in research for at least one year, in a EU Member State or an EFT A country, apart from Switzerland.

Generally, applicants should be under 35 years of age for men and 40 years of age for women. But what will be more important will be that applicants be post-graduates with their careers in the early stages of development. For information on the Conference and Tutorial Programmes together with a CEU Award Applications Form please contact Dr Susan Hilton. The deadline for return of Application Forms is 31 May 1994. Successful applicants will be notified by 16 June and they will be required to complete and return the appropriate registration forms by 13 July.

Dr Susan Hilton, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
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