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Dr. Tom Arbuckle,
B.Sc.(Hons.), Ph.D., CEng, CPhys, CITP, CSci.

CSIS,
University of Limerick,
Limerick, Ireland.

Tel: +353 (0)61 23 4284

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University of Limerick representative to the Irish Research Staff Association.

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Prize: I am the recipient of the Best Reviewer Award at IWPSE 2013.

ESEC/FSE 2013
      banner I will attend ESEC/FSE 2013, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

I will attend the International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution (IWPSE 2013) where I will chair the session entitled "Tools and Migration". IWPSE is a satellite workshop of ESEC/FSE. The program for the workshop is here.

[Irish Lab Awards]Researchers in Ireland may be interested in competing in the Irish Laboratory Awards.

The Irish Laboratory Awards are supported by the Irish Research Staff Association (IRSA). For further details of the competition, see the labawards.ie website.

I will attend the ICT in Horizon 2020 information day organised by Enterprise Ireland to be held in Dublin on Friday 21st June.

Attending the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference co-organised by the European Commission, Open Innovation and Strategy Group, Intel Labs Europe, Dublin City Council, and Trinity College Dublin on May 20th and May 21st. The conference is to be held in Dublin under the patronage of the Irish Presidency of the European Union. (Conference programme: pdf.)

Participating in the Researcher Careers & Mobility Conference to be held in Dublin Castle under the auspices of the Irish Presidency of the European Union on May 14th and May 15th. The programme for the conference is here.

Our journal paper "Learning Predictors for Flash Memory Endurance: A Comparative Study of Alternative Classification Methods", Tom Arbuckle, Damien Hogan, Conor Ryan, has been accepted to appear in the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies.

Attending the Institute of Physics Ireland Spring Meeting, Galway, Ireland on Friday 22nd March. The programme for the event is here.

Pleased to see that my software evolution journal paper is the 20th most downloaded article from Science of Computer Programming for 2012.

Programme Committee Member for the 6th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, Applications and Tools (FITAT'13).

Our paper "Estimating MLC NAND Flash Endurance: A Genetic Programming Based Symbolic Regression Application", Damien Hogan, Tom Arbuckle, Conor Ryan, accepted to appear as a full paper at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO'13), Amsterdam, July, 2013.

Thanks to IET Ireland for organising a most interesting technical tour of the Irish Aviation Authority's Air Traffic Control centre in nearby Shannon.

Attending the European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation (EISRI) at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland on February 25th and 26th. The programme for the event is here.

Programme Committee Member for 13th International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution (IWPSE'13).

Programme Committee Member for 3rd Symposium on Computer Languages, Applications and Tools (SCLIT'13).

Our paper "How Early and with How Little Data? Using Genetic Programming to Evolve Endurance Classfiers for MLC NAND Flash Memory", Damien Hogan, Tom Arbuckle, Conor Ryan to appear as a poster at the 16th European Conference on Genetic Programming (EuroGP 2013), April, 2013.

Funding award. I gratefully acknowledge the approval of an FP7 coordinator support grant by Enterprise Ireland.

Invited seminar: "Software Evolution and its Measurement: A New Approach" presented at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain, 9th October, 2012.

Attending the 4th International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications in Barcelona, Spain, between the 5th and 7th of October. We will present our paper "Evolving a Retention Period Classifier for use with Flash Memory", Hogan, Arbuckle, Ryan, Sullivan, which has been shortlisted for the Best Student Paper Award.

Attending the NESSI Members Day 2012 in Warsaw on September 28th.

Attending the ICT Proposers' Day 2012 in Warsaw on the 26th and 27th of September. This is my profile for the event.

Presenting "Studying Software Evolution Using Artefacts' Shared Information Content", Tom Arbuckle, a one hour seminar talk at a special session of the SQAMIA workshop of the 5th Balkan Conference in Informatics on Sunday 16th September in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Attending the 5th Balkan Conference on Informatics (BCI'12) in Novi Sad, Serbia between the 16th and 20th of September. I am presenting our paper "Optimising Flash Non-Volatile Memory using Machine Learning: A Project Overview", Arbuckle, Hogan, Ryan.

I am now a member of the Complex Systems Society.

Attending the European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS'12) in Brussels between the 2nd and 7th of September.

Congratulations to my co-supervised student, Damien Hogan, for being officially shortlisted for next month's ECTA'12 best student paper award for his paper "Evolving a Retention Period Classifier for use with Flash Memory", Hogan, Arbuckle, Ryan, Sullivan.

My software evolution journal paper "Studying Software Evolution Using Artefacts' Shared Information Content" is discussed by Tom Mens in his article "On the Complexity of Software Systems", which appears in the August 2012 issue of IEEE Computer.

My software evolution paper "Interpreting Shared Information Content in Software Engineering. What Does It Mean To Say Two Artefacts Are Similar and Why?" presented at ICHIT'12.

Attending the 11th IEEE International Conference on Cybernetic Intelligent Systems (CIS 2012) where we are presenting our paper "Evolving a Storage Block Endurance Classifier for Flash Memory", Hogan, Arbuckle, Ryan. An additional paper on this work "Optimising Flash Memory for Differing Usage Scenarios: Goals and Approach", Arbuckle, Hogan, Ryan has also just been presented at ICHIT'12.

Funding award. I gratefully acknowledge the approval of an FP7 travel support grant by Enterprise Ireland.

Attending ESOF 2012, the Euroscience Open Forum 2012 in Dublin. Here is my profile for the event. My schedule for the conference is given here. A report on my participation in a session on public engagement is here.

I am now a member of the Networked European Software and Services Initiative, NESSI, a European Technology Platform.

Additional invited paper for ICHIT'12: "Interpreting Shared Information Content in Software Engineering. What Does It Mean To Say Two Artefacts Are Similar and Why?", Tom Arbuckle, To appear (Springer LNCS 7425, pp. 633-644).

Invited paper for ICHIT'12: "Optimising Flash Memory for Differing Usage Scenarios: Goals and Approach", Tom Arbuckle, Damien Hogan, Conor Ryan, To appear (Springer CCIS 310, pp. 137-140).

Journal Reviewing for Active and Passive Electronic Components, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012.

I am now the University of Limerick representative on the committee of the Irish Research Staff Association (IRSA).

Looking forward to reviewing submissions for Research Challenges in Software Complexity, (RCSC'12), a satellite workshop of the European Conference on Complex Systems, (ECCS'12). A reminder that the 7th May submission deadline is fast approaching.

Attending Irish Research Staff Association (IRSA) Forum Meeting, Dublin, 30th March, 2012.

Elsevier has informed me that my software evolution journal paper is the 15th most downloaded article from Science of Computer Programming for 2011.

Journal Reviewer: Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice, [now the Journal of Software: Evolution and Process] John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2012.

Programme Committee Member for Frontiers of Information Technology, Applications and Tools (FITAT'12).

Programme Committee Member for Information Visualisation, 2012 (IV'12).

Programme Committee Member for Research Challenges in Software Complexity, (RCSC'12), a satellite workshop of the European Conference on Complex Systems, (ECCS'12). Submissions for this interesting event via EasyChair. Submission deadline: 7th May, 2012. Event: 6th September, 2012.

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