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July 20–21, 2010 in London, England

Monday, July 19
7:00 pm
Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner (dinner at 7:30 PM)

Tuesday, July 20
7:30 am

Breakfast in the Thames Room

8:30 am
Conference Welcome
Len Kleinrock, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
8:40 am
Conference Overview
Nicholas Negroponte, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
9:00 am

Ultra-Large-Scale, Complex Socio-Technical Systems
Dave Cliff,
Director, UK Large-Scale Complex IT Systems Initiative

9:50 am

Five Cities for the Future
Eric Kuhne, Founding Principal, CivicArts

10:45 am
11:15 am

Nanostructures for Very Small Scale
Urs Duerig, Research Scientist, IBM Zurich

12:00 pm

Scale, Failure, and Networks of Interconnected Networks
Raissa D’Souza, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Davis

12:50 pm
Members' Working Lunch
2:00 pm

Analyzing “Rare” Events in Designing Efficient Systems at Scale
Carrie Grimes Bostock, Google

2:45 pm

Scale and Design for Peer-to-Peer and Cloud
Peter Van Roy, Professor of Computing Science and Engineering, Université Catholique de Louvain

3:30 pm
4:00 pm

Making "LIFE"
Michael Gunton, Executive Producer, BBC Natural History Unit

4:45 pm

Doug Lenat and Peter Cochrane, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board

7:00 pm
Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, July 21
7:30 am


8:30 am
TTI/Vanguard Announcements
8:50 am
Distributed Data Analysis
Wolfgang von Rüden, Head, CERN openlab
9:40 am

Scaling Constraints on Structure and Function of Organisms and Ecosystems
Jonathan Payne, Assistant Professor, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University

10:30 am
11:00 am

The Optical Fiber Future
David Payne, Director, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton

11:50 pm

Lawyers Don’t Scale
Cory Doctorow, Science Fiction Author and Co-Editor, Boing Boing

12:50 pm
Members' Working Lunch
2:00 pm

Modernizing National Infrastructure: The Practical Issues
Brian Collins, Chief Science Advisor, Department for Transport

2:45 pm

Managing the Peaks
Gerry Pennell, Chief Information Officer, London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games

3:30 pm
Conference Reflections
Bob Lucky, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
4:00 pm
Close of Conference
7:00 pm

Thursday, July 22

7:00 am


7:30 am
Field Trip to Imperial College
8:30 am
Introduction and Overview
Sir Peter Knight, Deputy Rector (Research), Imperial College
9:00 am
Labs and Demos
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Centre
Virtual Tour of Hammersmith Hospital
Facility for Imaging by Light Microscopy
Laser Consortium
Business School Visualization
Photonics Group
12:45 pm


1:00 pm
Depart for airport or return to hotel

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