CDE Annual Event 2017


The CDE Annual Event took place on 31st May and 1st June 2017, at the Edge, University of Bath.  This year the conference was organised by the students for the CDE students and wider community.  Bringing together students, academics and industrial partners in a fabulous showcase of research, sharing ideas and networking.

Here are just a few pictures to give you an insite into the CDE conference 2017.

A little crazy golf to break the ice.


It was then off to the Westgate to meet up with a few more of the CDE family, and enjoy a relaxed evening reception and networking before the big conference day.


Coming soon - Pictures of the main conference.


Conference News

27th April 2017

We have great pleasure in announcing that Tom Dolby from AiSolve Ltd will be joining us as keynote speaker during the CDE Conference 2017.

Tom Dolby takes the role of Head of Simulations at AiSolve Ltd. He specialises in the design and development of mobile, PC, AR and VR interactive 3D applications. Tom holds a degree in computer games development and has been developing serious games and simulations with AiSolve since 2010, achieving a wide variety of successful commercial deployments using innovative technologies. He holds a PRINCE 2 qualification and has proven experience of project management for several publicly funded projects. Tom and AiSolve are currently working with the CDE to perform research into expanding VR’s potential for training and education.


VR has now entered the mainstream, and now more than ever there is huge potential to explore and exploit this new medium. This presentation will cover how VR is not just for entertainment and how it’s already being used for education and training, solving contemporary problems for real people. It will look at what evidence we can already see for where the industry is heading, and what kind of people the industry is looking for to make that happen, as well as detailing on how AiSolve Ltd is working with the CDE to prove that educational VR can make a real and valuable difference to classrooms and the workplace.



19th April 2017

We’re delighted to confirm that Dr. Sylvia Xueni Pan from Goldsmiths, University of London will be joining us at the CDE Conference 2017. Dr. Pan is a Lecturer in Virtual Reality at Goldsmiths. She received a BSc in Computer Science at Beihang University, Beijing, China in 2004, an MSc in Vision, Imaging and Virtual Environments at University College London (UCL), UK in 2005, and a PhD in Virtual Reality at UCL in 2009. Before joining Goldsmiths in 2015, She worked as a research associate in Computer Science, UCL, and in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, where she remains an honorary research fellow. Over the past 10 years she developed a unique interdisciplinary research profile with journal and conference publications in both VR technology and social neuroscience. Her work has been featured multiple times in the media, including BBC Horizon, the New Scientist magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Sylvia Pan will present her talk on 'Virtual Social Interaction'

The abstract for her talk will follow shortly!


All submission dates have now been extended to 14th April 2017

The core motivation this year is that the conference is student driven. To achieve this we are seeking submissions from ALL students. The conference is a compulsory event and all CDE Research Engineers are expected to attend and therefore submit at least 1 paper/poster/showcase. We wish to point out that there are no restrictions on submissions and all rights remain yours, enabling you to use the content for any other conference, such as CHI, SIGGRAPH, CVPR, UBIComp etc.

Please help us to make this conference a success and encourage your CDE students to submit and register.  Also don’t forget to register yourselves, especially if you will require accommodation for the night of 31st May 2017.












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