|10:00-10:30||Arrival, Registration and Coffee|
|10:45 – 11:30||Carpentry Connect (Martian Callahagn)|
|11:30 – 12:00||Belfast City Deal, Project Goals and timescales (Dr. Seamus Doyle)|
|12:00-12:30||Network with colleagues from the Republic of Ireland|
|12:30-13:30||Lunch and networking|
|13:30 – 14:00||ICHEC Update (Dr. Simon Wong): ICHEC Overview and the challenges of Big Data and AI / training|
|14:00 – 14:30||EPSRC Funded CDT In AI and Big Data: UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence, Machine
Learning & Advanced Computing – Impact and Objectives (Dr. Gert Aarts)
|14:30 – 15:00||How are we supporting the researchers using ML – hardware and software? (Vaughn Purnell, QUB)|
|15:00-15:30||COFFEE BREAK and Networking|
|15:30 – 16:00||Panel session with speaks from the day: SME, AI, Infrastructure challenges – what can we do collaborative to embrace these opportunities?|
|16:00 – 16:15||Wrap Up / AOB / DONM|
Since many are travelling two and from the venue on the same day we have a good lunch instead as a way to network, especially with those from ICHEC (Ireland High-end Computing Centre) and Dublin.
Riddel Hall is #17 on this map https://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/learning/FileStore/Filetoupload,731083,en.pdf
Getting to and from the venue
From within Belfast
To get to QUB itself see https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/heplanon/TravellingtoQueens/
The meeting venue is Riddel Hall.
Taxis can drop right to door.
There are buses from City Centre up the Stanmillis Road but taxis would be much easier from the airport. We’ll look to co-ordinate with people’s arrivals and departures in order to share taxis, etc.
Getting to Belfast
This should be doable in a day for many, and information on flights that get to Belfast in time are outlined below, and in most cases there are return flights on the same day.
Travel time from Belfast City (George Best) is 30 minutes by bus, from Belfast International, 50 minutes. Taxi times may be shorter.
|Region Served||Starting Airport||Destination airport||Start Time||Arrival Time||Carrier||Comments|
|North West||Liverpool||Belfast International||07:05||07:55||EasyJet|
|Yorkshire||Leeds Bradford||Belfast City (George Best)||08:00||09:00||Flybe|
|Belfast City||Leeds Bradford||18:35||19:35||Flybe|
|Doncaster||Belfast City||07:15||08:15||Flybe||No return on same day|
|Exeter||Belfast||06:35||09:25||Flybe||Via Manchester. Direct available on Sunday.|
|Abderdeen||Not for morning session, possible day before|