To members of CPHC
The UK Computing Research Committee (UKCRC) invites computing
researchers who have demonstrated international research leadership
to apply for membership. We anticipate a steady and significant
increase in UKCRC membership. The mechanism for applying for
membership and the criteria and procedures by which applications
will be assessed are defined on our web page at the following urls.
1. Invitation to apply for membership of UKCRC.
2. UKCRC Membership Panel: Procedures.
3. UKCRC Membership Panel: Terms of Reference.
Note that the process of election to UKCRC membership is in accord
with the best practice adopted by the top tier of professional
bodies in Science and Engineering. This election process is
transparent and open to any applicant. Applications and the
comments of supporters will be kept strictly confidential to the
Membership Panel. There is no quota on total membership of UKCRC,
although there is a practical limit on the rate at which membership
applications can be processed, since each application must be
carefully scrutinised by a volunteer panel. New members will be
announced at regular intervals. Please be patient if the outcome of
your application is not determined immediately.
Please forward this email to anyone you consider to be qualified
and encourage them to apply. Apply yourself, if you meet the
criteria. We are looking for industrial computing researchers, as
well as academics -- indeed, industry is currently
under-represented, and this imbalance needs to be redressed.
The UK computing research community faces a number of significant
threats and opportunities. This is reflected, for instance, in the
recent discussions on this email list about computer research
funding. Note that the next EPSRC international review is due in
2006. To deal effectively with these issues, it is vital that our
community speaks with one voice. UKCRC has now forged strong links
with all the major UK computing bodies: CPHC, BCS and IEE, and has
opened dialogues with our sister organisations overseas, such as
CRA and ACM. We must now show that our whole community is united
and active in its advocacy of computing research. An essential
element of this is a widespread and representative membership. I
strongly urge you to respond to this invitation to join UKCRC in
the promotion of our discipline.
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