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Showing posts from June, 2008

Paul Clough speaks at Cambridge University

Paul Clough has been invited to speak at a workshop entitled “Inspiration, Innovation, or Infringement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Piracy and Copyright” to be held at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University on Tuesday 1st July. Paul will be talking on his PhD topic: text reuse in journalism. More details of the event can be found here:

Departmental staff present at International Conference on Chemical Structures

Val Gillet, John Holliday and Peter Willett, along with nine members of the Chemoinformatics Research Group, attended the 8th International Conference on Chemical Structures in Noordwijkerhout, Holland (May 31st-5th June 2008).

This three-yearly meeting is the premier conference on research on computer methods for chemical structure handling. The group presented a paper - Hina Patel speaking on "Knowledge-based de novo design using reaction vectors" - and seven posters, and the conference was also attended by ten ex-members of the group who are still working in the field.

Birdi featured in L&I Update

Key findings from Briony Birdi and Kerry Wilson’s investigation of empathy in community librarianship, Public libraries and social inclusion: How empathic are we?, have just been published in the June issue of CILIP’s Library & Information Update. Their article has been selected as part of the online content featuring on this month’s Update website - see

Peng and Nunes win Best Paper at EMCIS'08

Alex Peng and Dr. Miguel Nunes have been awarded the Best Practical Paper Award for their paper appearing at the EMCIS conference 2008, in Dubai.

The paper is entitled "Identification and Assessment of Risks to Successful Exploitation of ERP Systems in China". It presents and discusses the questionnaire findings derived from Alex's PhD research project, which is supervised by Miguel.