We’re very grateful to our generous sponsors for supporting YDS 2016.

University sponsorship

University of York

Department of Computer Science

Department of Electronics

The Research and Enterprise Directorate

Industrial Sponsorship


IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world’s largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM’s prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.


Thales UK research, develop, manufacture and supply technology and services to the UK’s Aerospace, Defence,Security and Transportation sectors, and in doing so, play a critical role in safeguarding people and organisations in the UK and across the globe.

Behind the scenes, we support countless transactions, journeys, missions and communications, around the clock. For example, we’re responsible for billions of secure BACS transactions every year; provide signalling and ticketing systems for many of the UK’s railways; and supply equipment, technology and communication systems for a wide range of civil and military aircrafts, ships and land vehicles. We also protect an increasing number of organisations from the ever-growing threat of cyber attack.


ETAS provides innovative solutions, engineering services, consulting, training, and support for the development of embedded systems for the automotive industry and other sectors of the embedded industry.

Security solutions in the area of embedded systems are offered by the ETAS subsidiary ESCRYPT. ETAS is represented with international subsidiaries and sales offices in 14 countries in Europe, North and South America, and Asia.


SimOmics has developed a range of services and products to support the life-cycle of model and simulation development, with a focus on improving transparency in the decision making process. Our tools help you represent rationale and evidence surrounding the use of the model, that provides transparency that can be easily reviewed by a variety of stakeholders.

Our expert team of engineers, mathematical analysts and biologists provide a unique and comprehensive consulting service on all aspects of evidenced-based modelling and simulation.

We are able to provide facilitated training to teams of modellers to help inform best practice in model design, implementation and testing. We have a particular focus on issues of confidence for stakeholder decision makers. We can customise our training to your particular requirements.


Star Compliance is a leading provider of compliance and regulatory solutions for the financial services industry. We provide compliance software with a focus on global regulations including, but not limited to, SEC, FINRA, FCPA, FCA, UK Bribery Act, and MiFID regulations. Our solutions provide an entirely configurable platform that manages the complex and burdensome processes associated with managing employee conflicts of interest, connecting all areas and providing a 360-degree view of all employee activity and behaviour.