About this series
The Distinguished Dissertation Series is published on behalf of the Conference of Professors and Heads of Computer Science and the British Computer Society, who annually select the best British PhD dissertations in computer science for publication. The dissertations are selected on behalf of CPHCS by a panel of eight academics. The dissertations chosen each make a noteworthy contribution to the subject and reach a high standard of exposition, placing their results clearly in the context of computer science as a whole. In this way computer scientists with significantly different interests are able to grasp the essentials - or even find a means of entry to an unfamiliar research topic.