Global research is striving towards ever higher degrees of automation across many aspects of everyday life, from manufacturing to shopping and transport. This is underpinned by increasingly powerful machine learning which permeates ever more pervasively into the systems and services that we interact with every day.

The way in which we build software systems, however, still lags behind in this automation, requiring large team of programmers to be heavily involved in the fine details of how each system works. Recent research is seeking to change this, aiming to inject high levels of automation into the derivation of new software behaviours, and entire new systems, as well as automatically optimising existing systems.

We are running a two-day workshop designed to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of emergent, adaptive, self-designing and self-organising systems to foster new links and help to enhance the UK's community of excellence in this area. Our particular focus is to unite systems-oriented researchers from computer science backgrounds with theoretical machine learning researchers from mathematical and statistical backgrounds, and optimisation researchers from operational research fields, including those who already cross these three disciplines.

The workshop will be open to anyone to attend and will be free (including catering) but we do have a limited number of places, with a maximum of 50 attendees. An optional evening meal is also available at a cost of £29.50.  The workshop will be highly interactive, with demos, posters, a panel session, and a future minds session which will use a set of topic-based interest groups to share and build ideas for future collaboration.

For more information and to register, please visit our Eventbrite page.

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