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The UKs Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has funded the establishment of 16 novel computational clusters, which aim to improve understanding of the organisational process in complex systems. The clusters, we are told will bring together researchers across the engineering, physical and life sciences to study how alternative systems may organise and process complex, dynamic and uncertain information. This, we trust, will also consider the complex processes involved in the fields of automation and robotics, although there will, of course, be a transfer of knowledge. The EPSRC inform us in their Publication Connect (September 2003, Issue 15) that:
The core funding was a result of a successful bid by the EPSRC to the 2002 spending review, and has been matched with funding from the engineering, ICT, life sciences, and mathematics programmes.This is a new approach to addressing multidisciplinary research problems. Each of the 16 clusters will run for six or 12 months, operating mini-networks with the aim of preparing a small number of innovative research proposals to bid against the novel computation funding.
Readers can find further details about the 16 clusters on the Web site: www.epsrc.ac.uk