Meeting at Loughborough University : Utilisation of Natural Computing in Systems Engineering

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Day 1 : Wednesday 19th September 2007 : Themed & General Papers

Time Session Supervisor
10:00 Registration and Tea / Coffee
10:50 Welcome Address Steve Whittle (SEIC, BAE SYSTEMS)
11:00 MBDA Approach to the MoD Grand Challenge Graham Wallis (MBDA UK Ltd)
11:45 Hybrid Reasoning System to Support the Modelling of Estuaries Paul Chung (Loughborough University)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 An Extensible Individual-based Modelling Environment using a "Space-based" Technique on a Distributed Computing Grid John Palmer (Rolls-Royce)
14:05 Crime Scene Prioritisation to Maximise the Recovery of Forensic Evidence Rick Adderley (A E Solutions)
14:45 Solution to Puzzle Corner #36
15:00 Tea / Coffee
15:30 Demo of the Consert project Brian Ford (SEIC, BAE SYSTEMS)
16:30 Tour of the Advanced Virtual Reality Research Centre Roy Kalawsky (Loughborough University)
17:30 End of Day One
18:30 Social Event - Beer and Skittles (with some food)

Day 1 : Thursday 20th September 2007 : Themed & General Papers

Time Session Supervisor
09:30 Using Genetic Algorithms for Real-Time Path Planning Wen-Hua Chen (Loughborough University)
10:15 Research & Implementation Challenges to Understanding & Realising Hardware Analogues of Natural Distributive Information Processing Systems Paul Kimber (SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Ltd)
11:00 Tea / Coffee
11:30 The Systems Integration Framework: Application within the Integrated Wing Aerospace Technology Validation Programme (IWATVP) Duncan Priestley (SEIC, BAE SYSTEMS)
12:15 An Introduction to R - Free Software for Repeatable Statistics, Visualisation and Modelling Andy Pryke (The Data Mine Ltd)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Using Fuzzy Decision Support to Compare Systems Modelling Tools Eshan Rajabally (SEIC)
14:45 Tea / Coffee and Close of Meeting
15:00 NCAF Committee Meeting