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Conference Introduction

For the past twenty years BNCOD has attracted an International audience to discuss the leading research topics of the day in the field of Data, Knowledge and Information systems. Leading research from the UK and from throughout the world has been presented at the conference, and many fruitful and lasting collaborations have been created. BNCOD has also offered an opportunity for academic research to interact with industrial application, to mutual benefit on both sides. As with any conference that has been in existence for this period of time, BNCOD has moved from an original focus on Databases to a much broader range of interests, reflected in the Subject Indications list for papers below.

To celebrate its twenty-first birthday BNCOD is coming to Edinburgh, where it will be hosted on the Heriot-Watt University campus on the outskirts of the city (close to the International Airport). The conference will be the focus of a week of co-located activities with workshops, tutorials, a Grand Challenge programming competition, and BNCOD21 itself all running at the same venue, offering delegates a feast of opportunities. As well as the traditional research track of papers, posters and panels, BNCOD21 will also offer a one day industry track, where a parallel stream of application-focused papers and presentations will focus on the utilisation of the technologies discussed in the research track, and industrial and academic delegates can meet and find common ground. A commercial and research exhibition will run alongside the conference, and we will encourage the presentation of interactive exhibits demonstrating both commercial products and research initiatives.

Since they will be in the capital of Scotland, there are lots of attractions and historical sights to interest and excite our delegates during their free time, and we do encourage delegates to take advantage of these opportunities during their visit to Edinburgh. We will also offer a Social programme with which we will try to live up to the traditions of Scottish hospitality.

Related Information

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Last year's conference BNCOD 2003

2nd Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Databases (TLAD) Workshop also at Heriot-Watt on 5th July, 2004.

UK National Conference on
The Future of Customer Insight Developments in Retail Banking

BNCOD21 Bioinformatics Workshop.

BNCOD21 Doctoral Consortium.