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Should Laptops be Banned in Conferences?

We are at the 4th International Conference on e-Social Science listening to a talk by Alex Voss entitled ‘Widening Uptake of e-Infrastructure Services’. The worrying thing is that the majority of the people in the room are using their laptops to check email/surf the web/write blog posts (like us) rather…

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Grid Computing: Waves of Hype and Disillusionment

Wolfgang Gentzsch, adjunct professor of computer science at Duke University in Durham, and visiting scientist at RENCI Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC Chapel Hill, is currently presenting a key note at the 4th International Conference on e-Social Science. Focusing on Grid Computing of note is his view that the Grid…

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Posts: 4th International Conference on e-Social Science

We are currently in Manchester for the 4th International Conference on e-Social Science, running for three days the conference covers a number of subjects relevant to the blog.I’m presenting a paper entitled ‘Agent-Based Geospatial Simulation: Techniques, Tools and Advances in Three-Dimensional Visualisation‘, for those interested the abstract is below. The…

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