Project 98 Workshop

HEFCE Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning.

Conference organised by the Computer Science group of FDTL projects.

8-9 April, 1998

University of Sheffield

The Project 98 Workshop

will be held in Sheffield on 8-9 April 1998.


The workshop is intended to bring together educators interested and involved in the use of project work for teaching Computer Science and Software Engineering in Universities.

The Workshop proceedings will be published later this year by Springer.

It is being organised by the Universities of Kent, Sheffield and Teesside and is based around the FDTL projects in Computer Science involving these universities. Others interested in issues associated with project work in Computer science are invited to attend and to contribute papers.

Some of the issues to be discussed include:

Papers are sought relating to these subjects. Submissions will be referreed by the programme committee and the conference proceedings will be published.

Submitting a paper

Papers (not to exceed 12 pages) should be submitted to the local organisers either by post or e-mail by January 30th.

These will be refereed by the programme committee.

Posters (not to exceed 4 pages) may also be submitted by February 27th.
Posters may be submitted by staff or students. It is hoped that a prize will be awarded for the best student poster.

The papers and a selection of the posters will be published in the conference proceedings.

There will be demonstrations of deliverables from some of the FDTL projects. Resources including reports, booklets, videos, and CD-ROMs developed by the projects will also be distributed to participants.

Sponsored by: Higher Educational Funding Council for England

Programme committee.

  • Mike Holcombe (Sheffield University)
  • Andy Stratton (Sheffield University)
  • Sally Fincher (Kent University)
  • Gary Griffiths (Teesside University)
  • Dan Simpson (Brighton University)
  • Andrew McGettrick (Strathclyde University)
  • Alan Jones (Teesside University)
  • Gordon Davies (Open University)
  • John Slater (Kent University)
  • Neil Willis (Leeds Metropolitan University)
  • Bernard Suffrin (Oxford University)
  • Steve Madddock (Sheffield University)
  • Tony Cowling (Sheffield University)

Local committee:

  • Mike Holcombe
  • Andy Stratton
  • Marie Willett

    Sheffield is a large and lively city with good transport links to all parts of the country. The city is surprisingly green and has many excellent sporting, social, shopping and other facilities. The meeting will take place in Halifax Hall a former steel baron's mansion which has been extensively refurbished to provide high grade accommodation. It is located in Broomhill a leafy suburb of Sheffield about 10 minutes walk from the main University campus and 20 minutes from the city centre. The pleasant surroundings were once described by John Betjeman as being the "prettiest suburb in England".

    Accommodation and meals will be available from lunchtime Wednesday April 8th until lunchtime Thursday April 9th (inclusive).

    Programme. (Available later)

    Registration details

    The cost of attendance, including registration and one night's accommodation, all meals and the conference dinner, will be 114 (Sterling) for standard single rooms with shared facilities and 124 for rooms with en-suite accommodation. For those making other arrangements for overnight accommodation, the rate will be 95, which will include lunch, tea and dinner on Wednesday and coffee and lunch on Thursday. The above costs include a copy of the Conference Book published after the workshop by Springer.
    The rate for full-time students is 46 including accommodation.

    You may use the electronic registration form here.

    Payment may be by (Sterling) cheque, money order or cash, and may be made prior to or on arrival at the colloquium. Cheques should be made payable to University of Sheffield and sent to:

    FDTL Project 98, c/o Professor Mike Holcombe, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 211 Portobello Street, SHEFFIELD S1 4DP, UK

    Local Arrangements

    The meeting will start at 2 o'clock on Wednesday 8th April 1998 and continue through until the afternoon of Thursday 9th April. Lunch on Wednesday will be available from 12.30. Accommodation for the night of Thursday 9th April is also available.

    Details of how to travel to Sheffield can be found on the University of Sheffield's travel directions web pages - see below.

    Local Organisers

    Contact point.

    For further information please e-mail

    Further information about FDTL: