Events 15th September 2017

15th September 2017

Events 15th September 2017

CDE research engineer Dhana Frerichs successfully defends thesis

It is with great pleasure that we confirm that CDE Research Engineer Dhana Frerichs has successfully defended her thesis titled “Computer Graphics Simulation of Post-Mortem Optical and Morphological Appearance Changes”. You can read more about Dhana’s research here.

Congratulations to Dhana and her supervisory team Dr Christos Gatzidis (Bournemouth University) and Andrew Vidler (Ninja Theory).

Registration is now open for Develop: VR which will take place in London. Early Bird savings are available until 20th September 2017. If you are interested in attending, please ensure you seek authorisation from your supervisor and then contact your events coordinator at BU or Bath for assistance in making the necessary arrangements.

16th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs

ICCHP 2018 – Publication of Call for Papers: Save the date(s)

In less than a year from now, ICCHP 2018 will already be over again!
Of course, we work hard to once again prepare a most interesting, interactive and enjoyable conference experience for you!
Save the first, important dates and deadlines and stay tuned:

  • Mid-September: Publication of the Call for Papers ICCHP 2018
  • January 15, 2018: Deadline for announcing Special Thematic Sessions
  • February 1, 2018: Deadline for Paper- / Abstract-Submission
  • February 27, 2018: Notification of Acceptance
  • March 15, 2018: Preliminary Programme

Find our more here.


19-20 September 2017, digital catapult centre, London, NW1 2RA

The Digital Economy Network is running a fully-funded CDT Entrepreneurship 2-Day Workshop and Hackathon Competition at the Digital Catapult Centre in London on 19-20 September 2017.

Target audience: This event has been developed specifically by the Digital Economy Network (DEN) for current CDT/PhD students or early careers researchers who are interested in commercialising their research or related products, or further developing their entrepreneurial skills and expertise.

The 2-day activity is both a ‘boot camp’ and ‘hackathon’ for Digital Economy CDT PhD students interested in commercialising their research. CDT/PhD students can either attend as a small group or as individuals. The event will be run in collaboration with the Digital Catapult Centre.

Participants will benefit from the following activities:

  • A two-day masterclass in entrepreneurship.
  • Presentations by CDT/PhD students who have launched successful companies or products based on their research.
  • Information on support structures (e.g. incubators and funding),
  • Pitching advice and mentorship.
  • A hackathon competition for participants, withafirst prize of £1,000 up for grabs for the best start-up idea and pitch
  • A chance to meet, work and network with other CDT/PhD students within the DEN community.

Cost: FREE TO ATTEND FOR CURRENT CDT/PHD STUDENTS. DEN is funding this event – so there will be no cost for Digital Economy CDT/PhD students to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Funding for CDT/PhD student travel to and from the event is also available from DEN.

Event Website: including provisional programme:


The DEN-funded Digital Economy Diversity Network was recently launched at the Digital Economy Summer School in London.

This initiative has been funded by DEN to run for one year in the first instance, and has been set up to help foster long-term engagement between Digital Economy PhD students through regular diversity working group meetings, held quarterly, hosted at and by a different DEN CDT each time.

It offers opportunities for DEN Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) and other Digital Economy research students to come together to critically discuss present diversity issues and to develop strategies for addressing inequalities within their own centres and host research groups.

The first meeting of the Diversity Network will take place on Friday 22 September 2017 at the Open Lab/Digital Civics CDT, based within the brand-new Urban Sciences Building at Newcastle University.

Those research students who would like to contribute and/or attend this first meeting can register their interest by emailing Digital Civics/Open Lab PhD Students Angelika Strohmayer [email protected] or Janis Meissner [email protected]. *Travel costs to attend this meeting can be either claimed back using the attached claim form or booked in advance/funded by DEN by emailing the DEN Manager at [email protected].*

Notice for BU registered students:

As part of the Writing Academy, a series of writing days have been organised to help support BU author’s work on their publications by providing some dedicated time and space, away from everyday distractions.

The days will have a collaborative focus on productive writing with other BU authors, theRKEO team will also be on hand to provide authors with help and guidance on all areas of the publication process.

There are several dates available from 2nd November 2017 – 23rd July 2018. You can find out more and register here.


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