2000 Computer and Information Science Seminar Series

This page provides a list of seminars that will be presented on the dates specified at 1:00pm in the Archway 2 lecture
theatre. Where available, an abstract of the seminar can be displayed by clicking on the title of the seminar.

All dates and speakers should be considered tentative until the week of the seminar!

Please check the current seminar pages if you wish to be added to a mailing list to receive official seminar announcements.

Semester 1


February 22
Implicit Modelling - Beyond the Soft Train
Brian Wyvill, GraphicsJungle Laboratory, University of Calgary


March 3
An agent-based framework for natural language semantics
Dr Alistair Knott, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science

March 10
Health Informatics - computing for doctors or something more?
David Parry, Teaching Fellow in Health Informatics, Department of Information Science

March 17
Applications of computer science and information technology in marine research
Dr Mark Gibbs and Dr Ross Vennell, Department of Marine Science, University of Otago

March 24
Exploring Equation Space
Dr Peter Whigham, Department of Information Science

March 31
Panoramas to Go
Dr Chris Handley, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science


April 7
The Integrated Decision Model in Emergency Dispatch Management and

Its Implications for Design
Dr William Wong, Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Science

April 14

An Examination Paper is a Database
Dr Richard O'Keefe, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science
April 21

Good Friday

April 28

Mid semester break


May 5
Epistemic entrenchment - why we cling to some beliefs but not to others
Dr Willem Labuschagne, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science

May 12
Interoperability and the use of metadata
Steve Ramroop  (PhD Student) and Dr. Richard Pascoe (Lecturer)
Department of Information Science

May 19
Improving general practice information through changes to the medical
system interface and supporting data structure
Sophie Cockcroft and Kaine Elston, Department of Information Science

May 26
The America's Cup, orcas and real-time animation (or what I did last
George Sealy PhD, Animation Research Ltd / Virtual Spectator, Dunedin


June 2
"Simple Evolving Connectionist Systems: What they are, what they do, and
where I'm going with them"
Mike Watts, Department of Information Science


Semester 2