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Though and Opinions from London Computer Conferences 2019

Introduction

Computing Conference (formerly called Science and Information (SAI) Conference) is a research conference held in London, the UK since 2013. The conference series has featured keynote talks, special sessions, poster presentation, tutorials, workshops, and contributed papers each year. This year the event happened on the 16th to 17th July. This blog post will aim to show some of the ideas and research that was presented and how they might apply to the standards work that I observed.

Day 1

Keynote Talks
The first keynote talk was about the rise of accelerators in computing. The requirement for specialist chips because general-purpose chip designs have plateaued or are at there limit when it comes to speed increases and die shrinkage. There is now a move for greater energy efficiency in chip designs are becoming more important. Part of this solution is decreased memory/data latency when fetching that information and processing it. Already, for key applications, greater use of p…

The Provenance of Products and Services in relation to Cybersecurity

Introduction

The networks and eco-system that cybersecurity resides have become increasingly complex as we identify threats and attack vectors. As businesses access their networks, systems and supply chains they may realise that attack surface which cybersecurity has to defend can be very large. Therefore, understanding the provenance of products and services that make up their networks, systems and supply chain is vital to bringing the size of the potential attack surface. Provenance can be defined as the source or origin of an item, idea or a person. The supply chain can be defined as the network of all the individuals, organizations, resources, activities and technology involved in the creation and sale of a product, from the delivery of source materials from the supplier to the manufacturer, through to its eventual delivery to the end-user. The supply chain segment involved with getting the finished product from the manufacturer to the consumer is known as the distribution channel…

Personal Interest - Japan and UK Cultural relations

Introduction

This blog post is about the Japan-UK season of culture 2019/20. The “Japan-UK Season of Culture” is unfolding in 2019 and 2020, when Japan hosts two sporting landmarks: the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.  It seeks to build on the British people’s keen interest in these events by showcasing Japan’s multifaceted attractions.  They hope that people all over Britain will join with Japan in embracing this chance to deepen mutual understanding, thus helping to create an enduring legacy. I enjoy anime films and tv series, along with I regularly listen to BBC radio. I often listen to drama and comedy programmes. I thought it would be different to speculate about which BBC radio dramas could work as anime. I aim include links to where to listen to these programmes legally if you they peak any interest (note no affiliation if links are to sites that require you too but them). I will include how these dramas would fit into typical anime g…