UK Systems Research

Collating news and events for the UK Systems Research Community

This is the website for the UK research community, academic and industrial, interested in problems relating generally to computer systems. That includes both the more traditional topics such as operating systems, distributed systems and networking, as well as more current challenges and approaches at scales from edge and mobile computing to datacenter and the cloud. If your work has bearing on how we should go about building practical computer systems, it's of interest!

We organise an annual community workshop, held in beautiful County Durham, to share recent results, work-in-progress, challenges, and other matters of interest.

Click here for details of past workshops.

Fourth Annual UK System Research Challenges Workshop, March 27–29, 2019

Location & Transport

The workshop will be held at the Redworth Hall, Northumberland. We are providing coach transport between the venue and Newcastle city centre (Urban Sciences Building, 1 Science Square, Science Central, NE4 5TG) as follows:

Note that this is not a shuttle service but a single coach in each direction. For those travelling on from Newcastle after the workshop by train, we would suggest booking a train after 15:30 to allow for delays.


Thanks to generous contributions from our sponsors, accommodation will be included in the registration fee (£60 for students, £125 otherwise).

Please use this link to register


Wednesday, March 27 March

16:45 Please report to the ground floor reception of the Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle

17:00 Coach leaves the Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle

18:00 Check-in at Redworth Hall

18:30-19:30 Drinks reception

19:30 Dinner

Thursday, March 28 March

09:00-09:20 Welcome & Intro

09:20-11:00 Graph / Stream Processing

Chair: Adam Barker

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-12:30 Cloud / Edge

Chair: Paul Watson

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:20 Programming Models

Chair: Simon Dobson

15:20-15:50 Coffee

15:50-17:30 IoT / Sensor Systems

Chair: Derek McAuley

19:00-21:00 Dinner

21:00-22:00 Lightning talks run by Al Dearle

Short (5 minute) talks on any relevant topic.

Friday, March 29 March

09:00-10:20 Networked Systems / Distributed Algorithms

Chair: Richard Mortier

10:20-10:50 Coffee

10:50-12:10 Programming / Privacy

Chair: Matthew Forshaw

12:10-12:20 Wrap-up

12:20-13:15 Lunch

13:15 Coach departs for the Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle


Many thanks to our generous sponsors for their support of this event!

Red Hat