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Future Computing Paradigms

Event details
Friday, 16 March 2018
12:00 pm – 17:00 pm
Overview
Workshop aimed at assessing the current R&D interest and activity in new non-electronic digital computing paradigms

Innovate UK and KTN would like to convene a workshop aimed at assessing the current R&D interest and activity in new non-electronic digital computing paradigms – specifically computing using optical computing (photonic processors, Fourier computing etc), quantum technology and biological computing (cell or systems biology based computing, rather than the application of computers to biological analyses).

The agenda will cover not simply the computing technology itself but also the tools and methods appropriate to developing software and systems using these alternative ‘hardware’ platforms, including validation, verification and testing.

Innovate UK will use the information gleaned from the results of the workshop as part of its evaluation of whether, when and how it might make an intervention in this area through its emerging technology programme.

The event will overview the 3 paradigms and then consist of structured round table discussions to elicit different views. We would welcome anyone with an interest in these areas to attend and make their inputs to the discussions.

Programme

12:00 Registration & Lunch

12:30 Introduction to the Workshop

Jonathan Mitchener, Innovate UK

12:40 How the Day will Work

Mark Littlewood, Knowledge Transfer Network

12:55 Scene Setting 1: Quantum Computing

Simon Benjamin, University of Oxford

13:10 Scene Setting 2: Photonics

Emma Blaylock, Optalysis

13:25 Scene Setting 3: Biological

Sara-Jane Dunn, Microsoft

14:05 Roundtable Discussion 1

14:35 Roundtable Discussion 2

15:05 Roundtable Discussion 3

15:20 Break & Networking

15:40 Feedback from Tables

16:10 Wrap-up

16:35 Close – opportunity for further networking over refreshments