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Nick Cook formerly a Research Associate on the UK e-Science Gold Project (http://www.goldproject.ac.uk/) has won the EuroSys Roger Needham PhD Award 2007 . This is awarded annually to a PhD student from a European University whose thesis is regarded to be an exceptional, innovative contribution to knowledge in the systems area. It is sponsored by Microsoft Research Cambridge. Nick’s thesis was on “ Middleware Support for Non-repudiable Business-to-Business Interactions ”.

The full thesis is available at:

A 5 page extended abstract is available at:

Nick is now a Lecturer at the University of Newcastle.



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