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Funded PhD available (UK): CVE/OO

   This position was previously advertised and filled but for reasons
            unrelated to the project has become vacant again.

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    Funded PhD Studentship in Collaborative Virtual Environments for
                    Distributed Software Engineering

                      School of Computing Sciences
                    De Montfort University, Leicester

                          in collaboration with

                  British Telecom Research Laboratories
                   Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, Suffolk

Applications are invited for a funded 3-year full-time PhD research
studentship tenable at the Department of Computer Science, De Montfort
University, Leicester.  The focus of the work is in investigating
distributed collaborative working environments for software engineering.

Applicants should hold a first or upper-second class honours degree, MSc
or equivalent in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related
discipline.  Experience of Java, C++ or other OO programming language is
required.  Knowledge of distributed object technologies (such as CORBA),
CSCW, Virtual Environments, MOO/MUDs or UNIX is preferred.

The successful candidate will work on a joint project with British
Telecom investigating the use of collaborative virtual environments to
support distributed software engineering.  Work will be undertaken at De
Montfort University's Leicester campus, although the candidate will be
expected to spend at least 3 months in total at BT's research labs in

The position is funded by an EPSRC Industrial CASE Award, and
remuneration will be according to standard EPSRC maintenance grant rates,
supplemented by a significant contribution from BT.

Applicants should send a detailed CV by fax, post or e-mail (ASCII, RTF
or PostScript only; non-ASCII as MIME or uuencoded), to arrive no later
than 19th September 1996.  CVs must include contact details of at least
two referees (e-mail or telephone). Informal enquiries are also welcome.
Interviews will be held in Leicester on 24th September (provisional

The successful candidate must be able to take up the studentship on or
before 1st October 1996.


    Chris Hand
    Department of Computer Science
    De Montfort University
    The Gateway
    Leicester  LE1 9BH

       Tel: 0116 257-7498     (direct line)
       Fax: 0116 254-1891

Chris Hand, Senior Lecturer             | Dept of Computer Science,
e-mail:                   | De Montfort University, The Gateway 
   WWW:  | LEICESTER, UK   LE1 9BH            

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