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Computers and Optics Study-Group

Objective

The COSTY working group aimed to provide a forum for discussion and information exchange between researchers within the ESPRIT community in the general area of optical computing and applications of optoelectronics technology within computing, and to provide opportunities for researchers in the field to become acquainted with each other's ideas, facilities and programmes.

APPROACH AND METHODS
There were two main means of collaboration. Regular meetings of the participants were held at approximately six-month intervals at which individuals report on their latest work and results. Review talks were given to stimulate general discussion, and visits to the host laboratory made. Under the secondment programme, individual researchers from one participating group could spend an extended period of several weeks visiting another participating laboratory, with the objective of studying in depth the technology or research in progress there. In several cases it has led to the transfer of skills and technology between partners.
PROGRESS AND RESULTS
Following an initial meeting in London, a second was organised in Besancon which provided a venue for the COSTY participating groups and invited guests from the EOC (3199) working group to interact. The meeting took the form of an intensive workshop discussion and review.
Workshops have also been held in London (April 1991), Dublin (March, Oct. 1991) and Athens (May 1992) and a number of secondments have taken place between the partners.
POTENTIAL
The Working Group has provided valuable opportunities for the participants to assess the field of optical computing and each other's roles within it, with a view to formulating future clearly defined programmes.

Coordinator

University College London
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

Interuniversitair Mikroelektronica Centrum
Belgium
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3030 Heverlee
Laboratoire d'Électronique Philips
France
Address
22 Avenue Descartes
94453 Limeil-brevannes
Roke Manor Research Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Roke Manor Old Salisbury Lane
SO51 0ZN Romsey
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Campus De Montegancedo
28660 Madrid
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Rectorado, Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu, 7
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS VII
France
Address
Tour 23
75251 Paris
Birkbeck College, University of London
United Kingdom
Address
Malet Street, Bloomsbury
WC1E 7HX London
University of Dublin
Ireland
Address
Trinity College
Dublin 2
University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
Address
Mappin Street
S1 3JD Sheffield