TPMPC 2017

The next event will be held from April 3rd to April 7th 2017 in Bristol, United Kingdom.

The program is now available.

Lunches will not be provided, however, there are plenty of cafe's and restaurants within easy walking distance, and one cafe in the building. A long lunch break is provided to enable participants to interact with each other and form collaborations.

We plan to have a dinner on Wednesday evening for the participants.


The 2017 event will be held in the Merchant Venturers Building on Woodland Road in Bristol. This is the home of the Computer Science Department of the University of Bristol.


Lunches are not provided as part of the registration, but the location is situated in the within easy walking distance of a number of locations where you can have a sit-down lunch, purchase a take-away, or eat sandwiches in the lovely spring weather.

We have compiled such a list here.


The nearest airport is Bristol airport. Would suggest people fly into Bristol if possible and then get a bus/taxi/Uber to the centre.

Otherwise fly into Heathrow airport. From Heathrow there are two ways to get to Bristol.

  1. Get the Heathrow express to Paddington and then a train to Bristol Temple Meads. At current time of writing this costs between £54 and £121 for an on-the-day ticket, depending on what time of day it is.
  2. Get the National Express bus from Heathrow bus station to Bristol. This costs about £46 for an on-the-day ticket; and there is usually space on the bus.

For those coming by Eurostar you will need to transfer in London to Paddington, and then get a train to Bristol Temple Meads.

For more details use these instructions.


We will be charging a nominal registration fee of £70 to cover the teas, coffees and dinner. As well as to provide a fund to support some limited student stipends. The registration web site is here

The registration site (at the University of Bristol) will require you to register an account with them before allowing you to purchase your registration. This can be a little confusing if you have not used it before.


Clifton Hotels ( are offering TPMPC attendees discounted accommodation. Use the promo code 'TPMPC2017' when booking online or quote when booking over the phone to access discounted rates at any of their 5 properties:

Other hotels in the neighbourhood can be found via this page.


We have upto 10 stipends of between £500 and £750 to support PhD students to attend the workshop. Priority will be given to students who have little other funding (i.e. from institutions without access to large travel funds), and who would most benefit from attending (i.e. those who are working on MPC or related areas). If you would like to be considered then please send an email containing at least two paragraphs addressing why you should be funded, where you are a student, who your PhD supervisor is, and what your thesis topic is about to

Extended deadine Feb 15th. Decisions will be made within one week of obtaining your email.

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Contributed Talks

As indicated above we will have spaces for ten contributed talks. The call for contributed talks is now open, with a deadline of Jan 13th 2017. Please submit a short abstract (up to five pages, but preferably just one) of what you would like to talk about via the submission system: