The key aim of AlgoUK is to facilitate multi-faceted interactions within the UK’s algorithmics research community and also inter-disciplinary interactions between these researchers and those in industry and other subjects such as Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry. The primary objective is to provide an inclusive framework for UK algorithmics research so as to
AlgoUK is open to all with interests in algorithmics, which we recognise is a diverse research area. It is hoped that after the network grant is finished, AlgoUK will be self-sustaining.
AlgoUK is structured around six workshops with workshops held at the six initial member sites at roughly six-monthly intervals. Each workshop will last one day with the workshop starting after lunch on one day and ending at lunch on the next. The overnight stay will encourage social interactions. Each workshop will have the same structure, as follows.
There will be activities between the workshops, generated by attendance at the workshop. It is envisaged that activities at workshops will engender new potential collaborations and grant submissions. These collaborations will be supported by very small amounts of travel money to allow researchers to meet and further discuss their ideas. Activities emerging from workshops will be reported at subsequent network workshops. Also, small amounts of funding will be used to support short visits by PhD students to other researchers engaged with the network where the visit will provide additional training for the PhD students.
It is hoped that the network’s workshops will generate other activities and that the AlgoUK website will become an activity portal for algorithmics activity in the UK. For example, the website might be used to
The extent of the website will ultimately be driven by the algorithmics community.
Representatives from the six original sites form the steering group for the network. The membership of the steering group is as follows: