Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyTue, 21 Feb 2017 14:44:06 +0100 defence by Reza Baghdadi<p></p><p>​</p><p>​<strong>Title:</strong> YBa2Cu3O7-δ nanogaps: A path toward hybrid junctions</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Abstract:</strong><br />This thesis paves the way for the realization of hybrid Josephson junctions based on YBa2Cu3O7−γ<br />(YBCO) nanogaps. This allows one to explore a much richer Josephson physics where the su-perconducting properties of YBCO, like the d-wave order parameter and large superconducting gap, are proximized into the 2-dimensional Dirac materials such as graphene, or topological insulators. The core part of the thesis discusses a complicated nanopatterning technology employed to realize encapsulated YBCO nanogaps where the electrodes preserve superconducting properties close to the bulk. To assess the quality of the nanogaps, we promoted three sets of YBCO nanowires fabricated by applying different lithographic processes. Using a thermally activated vortex-entry model applied to resistance vs. temperature measurements close to the critical temperature TC allows us to determine the maximum damage the nanowires undergo during the patterning. We found that the effective width of the nanogap is of the order of 100nm at TC while retaining the geometrical value of about 35nm at lower temperatures. The effect of an ex-situ ozone annealing is investigated both on YBCO films and nanowires. Studying the X-ray diffraction pattern on bare films revealed that the ozonation is a practical method to oxygenate YBCO films. To probe the effectiveness of this method on nanostructures, we compared the critical current density and the broadening of the resistive transition close to TC measured before and after the ozone treatment. We conclude that the ozone treatment is instrumental in recovering very high-quality superconducting properties inside the nanostructures, which were degraded by the oxygen out-diffusion occurring during the nanopatterning. The feasibility of the encapsulated YBCO nanogaps for hybrid Josephson devices is demon-strated by bridging them with thin Au films. We successfully fabricated and studied planar Superconductor-Normal-Superconductor (SNS) Josephson junctions made of YBCO high-TC<br />superconductor (S) and Au normal metal (N). Our junctions showed Fraunhofer-like modula-tion patterns and Shapiro steps when they are irradiated by microwave radiation. By using a double barrier SINI′S model, we have studied the transport properties of the critical current in temperature. The results of the fitting suggest that the Cooper pair transport is mainly across the 5nm Ti sticking layer, underneath of the Au film bridge, due to the ozone treatment. We promoted the growth of fully untwinned high-quality a-axis oriented YBCO films on LaSrGaO4 substrates using PrBa2Cu3O7 − γ as a buffer layer. Such films allow for a strong induced superconductivity in proximity based multilayer devices due to the large coherence length along the a-axis, compared to the c-axis film based devices. YBCO nanowires at differ-ent angles with respect to the [0,1,0] direction of the substrate are realized to investigate the in-plane anisotropy of the critical current density. The in-plane anisotropy could be explained by considering the anisotropy in the coherence length ξ and London penetration depth λL along the b- and c- axis film.<br />Keywords: High-TC superconductors, YBCO nangap based hybrid junction, YBCO nanowires, YBCO NanoSQUIDs, a-axis YBCO nanowires.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Location: MC2, Kemivägen 9, Kollektorn</strong></p> Bill Gartner<p>Vera Sandbergs allé 8, vån 4, TME room 3443 Brunnsparken</p><p>​What do entrepreneurs do?  A dialogue on the nature of entrepreneurial behavior, practice and process.</p>​<br />William B. Gartner, professor of Entrepreneurship, California Lutheran University and Copenhagen Business School, will talk about his entrepreneurship research, with time for discussions arfterwards. <br />The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Seminar at Technology Management and Economics  runs every semester. Our seminars are open to everyone and you do not need to sign up in advance.´s-presentation.aspx Fowelin Master Thesis presentation<p>Seminarierum 3316 Götaplatsen , Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, Vasa hus 3, plan 3</p><p></p>​Isak Fowelin, master student at Quality and operations management, presents his master thesis<em> &quot;Overall worker efficiency – a case study at Volvo Cars Engine Skövde&quot;. </em><br /><br /><strong>Opponenter:</strong> Frida Claesson och Nathan Maanja<br /><strong>Examinator: </strong>Peter Almström social habitats for public policy and decision making<p>Room Ascom/Catella, Chalmers conference center, Student Union Building, Chalmersplatsen 1, Johanneberg</p><p>​Speaker: Madhav Marathe, Director, Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory Biocomplexity Institue Dept. of Computer Science Virginia Tech, and Affiliated Professor Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology</p> <br /> <br />​<a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Please register for this event</strong></a> so that we can adjust the room booking to the number of participants<br /><br />Developing practical decision support environments for science and engineering of resilient social habitats is scientifically challenging.  Recent quantitative changes in computing and information sciences have created new opportunities to create innovative tools and technologies in this area that can help advance the science of social habitats.<br /><br />After a brief overview, I will describe a computational approach to reason about resilient social habitats at-scale. I will describe our joint efforts with researchers at Chalmers University to develop Synthetic Sweden: a privacy preserving spatially explicit data structure that synthesizes data from a variety of sources in a common person and interaction centric framework.<br /><br />We will briefly describe possible applications of such a data structure in a number of domains, including epidemiology, disaster response and infrastructure modeling.<br /><br /><a href=""></a><br /> West lunch seminar<p>Förmaket, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital</p><p>​Prehospital ICT Arena and the project PrehospIT / stroke – where are we now?</p><p>​<br />At this MedTech West lunch seminar, professor of practice Bengt Arne Sjöqvist, project leader and program manager at Prehospital ICT Arena på Lindholmen Science Park, will talk about the arena and the project as well as update us on  what is going on right now.<br /><br />ICT and eHealth has the potential to radically improve prehospital care in many aspects. Prehospital ICT Arena (PICTA) was formed at Lindholmen Science Park in 2014. It is a neutral, open national collaboration arena applying the principles and ideas of Open Innovation. Within PICTA health care, business and academia join forces to share knowledge and identify obstacles that hinders the sector from growth and utilization of ICT/eHealth in an optimal and efficient way.<br /><br />As part of this PICTA also identifies and runs projects with common interest to the stakeholders and a potential to develop the sector further. The project PrehospIT/Stroke is a good example. Here twenty-one parties in Sweden are involved in a project to create better conditions for optimal use of ICT/eHealth in pre-hospital care, by laying a foundation for national harmonization of semantic and technical interoperability - with the acute stroke chain as first application.<br /><br />The presentation describes the background, status and plans for Prehospital ICT Arena, and also the status and results of the PrehospIT/Stroke project - which ends in spring 2017. The presentation will also shortly present the project ViPHS (Video support in the PreHospital Stroke chain) which is a breakout project from PrehospIT/Stroke. Further info can be found at<br /><br />If you register before 13:00 on 23 February, you will be served a light lunch after the seminar.<br />Note that there is a information seminar right before this seminar about the call Innovatörer i vård och omsorg 2017. You have to sign up for that seminar separately (<a href="">link here</a>).<br /><br /><a href="">Click here to register!</a></p> PhD in Clinical Nutrition to Professor in Food Science<p>Landahlsrummet, Hörsalsvägen 9, 7th floor, Campus Johanneberg, Chalmers University of Technology</p><p>​Welcome to a WiSE seminar with professor Ann-Sofie Sandberg from the Division of Food and Nutrition Science, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Chalmers</p>​<br /><img src="/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/Ann-Sofie_Sandberg200px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br />Ann-Sofie Sandberg´s presentation will focus on her career from a young PhD student to a professor, in prosperity and adversity, and her chances to move forward in the Academy.<br /> Ann-Sofie´s research has focused on different areas: her PhD at the medical faculty on dietary fibre, then continuing to bioavailability of minerals and when moving to Chalmers also including processing effects on nutrient bioavailability and from the year 2000 building up research on marine bioactive compounds and metabolic disease and later food factors influencing immune and allergy development in infants. Development of advanced biological and analytical methods to measure nutrition is of great importance, and she has therefore recently introduced metabolomics and systems biology in nutrition research in collaboration with experts in the field. <br />Ann-Sofie will tell her story from a woman’s perspective and give examples from her own academic life, with the intention to discuss how to improve the chances for women to do career in the Academy today together with the audience.  <br /><br /><span>During the seminar we offer lunch. Register at the latest by Thursday 23 February, 2017. <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /><br /><a href=";invite=MTE0OTgwOTAvd2lzZUBtZWR0ZWNod2VzdC5zZS8w&amp;utm_source=eb_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&amp;ref=enivtefor001&amp;utm_term=attend" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register here</a><br /><br />VERY WELCOME TO A WiSE SEMINAR! <br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/s2/Nyheter%20och%20kalendarium/WiSE%20seminar/WISE-logo_350px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br />     <span><a href=""><span style="display:inline-block"></span></a></span><br />,-Energy-and-Environment.aspx,-Energy-and-Environment.aspxKalid Yunus, Energy and Environment<p>HB3</p><p>​Steady state analysis of meshed HVDC grid with Wind Power Plants​</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Kalid Yunus, division of Electric Power Engineering, will defend his thesis: &quot;​Steady state analysis of meshed HVDC grid with Wind Power Plants&quot;. </span><div><br /><span style="background-color:initial"></span><div>Supervisor: Torbjöm Thiringer, professor, Electric Power Engineering</div> <div>Examiner: Ola Carlson, Electric Power Engineering</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Faculty examiner: Julio Usaolo, Professor, Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain</div> </div> Transport lunch seminar: Transport and digitalisation<p>Room Apollo, Chalmers teknikpark, Sven Hultins gata 9, Chalmers Johanneberg</p><p>​Welcome to this third lunch seminar from Area of Advance Transport.</p>​We have three speakers, who will give 20 minute presentations each. After the three presentations you are welcome to stay for further discussion and exchange of experiences.<br /><br /><br /><strong>The digital future of freight transportation</strong><br />Per-Olof Arnäs, Department of Technology Management and Economics<br /><br /><strong>Maritime Informatics - enabler for efficient, safe, and sustainable sea transports</strong><br />Mikael Lind, Department of Applied IT<br /><br /><strong>Machine Learning for Future Transport: Autonomous and Electric Vehicles</strong><br />Devdatt Dubhashi, Department of Computer Science and Engineering<br /><br /><br />Welcome, <a href="" target="_blank">don't forget to register &gt;&gt;</a><br />​<span class="text-normal page-content">During the seminar we offer lunch. <strong>Please r</strong></span><strong>egister at the latest on Monday 27 February at 10.00.</strong><br /><span class="text-normal page-content">Places are limited. First come first served.<br />This seminar is for transport researchers at Chalmers and University  of Gothenburg. Not for students.<br /> </span> real-time rendering, today and in the future<p>Lecture hall EA, EDIT-building, Hörsalsvägen 11.</p><p>​Ulf Assarsson, division of Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, gives his inaugural lecture for full professor.</p><strong><br />Abstract</strong><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/DoIT/Profile%20pictures/CE/Assarsson.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:105px;height:137px" /><br />Ulf Assarsson’s research group focuses on algorithms to achieve higher realism in computer graphics. The work targets new rendering techniques for real-time applications, such as games and industrial simulations, where the goal is to achieve as realistic graphics as possible. This lecture will cover the research group’s progress, general challenges, and future goals within realistic real-time rendering. In particular, the talk will cover scene representations and a technique called Free Viewpoint Video. Ceremony spring 2017<p>RunAn</p><p>​Chalmers University of Technology holds two graduation ceremonies each year to honour the graduating students who have received their degrees from Chalmers.</p>​For more information please read <a href="/en/about-chalmers/academic-ceremonies/graduation-ceremony/Pages/default.aspx">here</a><br /> ​- Opportunities and Challenges<p>Chalmers conference center (Student Union Building), Chalmersplatsen 1, Johanneberg</p><p>​Initiative Seminar at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, 15-16 March, 2017</p>​ <br /><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/ict/events/digitalisation/Pages/default.aspx">Go directly to the conference website &gt;&gt;</a><br /><br />Digitalisation is the greatest transformational force of society of today. The opportunities that open up are extensive and at the same time, digitalisation brings many new challenges. A sustainable digitalisation requires capable handling of issues relating to privacy, security, energy consumption, as well as issues related to the transition that takes place when jobs disappear due to automation.<br /><br /><strong>Come together</strong><br />To meet the challenges and create a sustainable future we require knowledge and close collaboration between the various actors in society. Our initiative seminar Digitalisation – opportunities and challenges, bring together experts from research, industry and the public sector to discuss the digitalisation progress and its potential consequences. Prominent researchers, experts and managers from industry and society will present and discuss perspectives on digitalisation, future, threats and promises for the society of today and tomorrow. A broad audience from academia, industry and the public sector are invited to the seminar.<br /><br />The two day seminar will be organised in four themes offering additional perspectives on digitalisation:<br /><ul><li>    Connected world</li> <li>    Automated society</li> <li>    Data Driven Innovation</li> <li>    Digital sustainability</li></ul> <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/ict/events/digitalisation/Pages/default.aspx">The programme and updates can be found on the conference website &gt;&gt;</a><br /><br /><br /><strong>Our digital natives</strong><br />Our initiative seminar will also offer activities for school children, as well as an opportunity for our own students to show off their most exciting theses in the field of digitalisation.<br /><br />The initiative seminar is a non-commercial arrangements by Chalmers Area of Advance Information and Communication Technology. The seminar is free of charge for participants.<br /><br /><br /><strong><em>Welcome to Chalmers 15-16 March 2017!</em></strong><br /><br /><br /> to the 5th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention<p>Paris, France</p><p>​Registration has opened!</p>​ <br />The International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention aims to bring participants up-to-date on recent developments and trends in the field of inattention and distraction in driving, and to bring together researchers and practitioners. The 5th edition of the conference will be held in Paris on March 20-22, 2017. <br /><br /><p>As usual, many interesting papers have been submitted by authors from all around the world. This creates a solid ground for fruitful discussions and knowledge sharing, which DDI is known for. DDI attracts the core of dedicated researchers and practitioners in the area of distraction and inattention, and is by now an well-established meeting point for this community. <br />  </p> <p><strong>Challenging keynotes</strong><br /> The three keynotes promise challenging speeches. Confirmed keynotes are:</p> <ul><li><strong>Kalina Christoff</strong> (Associate Professor in the Psychology Department and the Brain Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, Canada)</li> <li><strong>René Amalberti </strong>(Senior Adviser Patient Safety at the Haute Autorité de Santé and risk manager in a medical insurance, MACSF, France)</li> <li><strong>Michael Regan</strong> (Chief-Scientist-Human Factors at ARRB Group and Adjunct professor with the School of Aviation at the University of NSW, Sydney).</li></ul> <p>A draft programme is published on the website.<br />  </p> <p><strong>The registration has opened</strong><br /> Do not forget to register early. Deadline for the discounted registration fee is December 31!<br />  </p> <p><strong>Sponsor packages available</strong><br /> There are a few and attractive sponsor and exhibition packages available. Check out the sponsor prospect <a href="">here </a>and book.<br />  </p> <p><strong>More information</strong><br /> Please visit the website <a href=""></a> for further information and latest news. </p> seminar Isabella Hatak<p>Vera Sandbergs allé, floor 4, Room 3443 Brunnsparken</p><p>​&quot;When and where does innovation offshoring pay off? A meta-analysis of the relationship between innovation offshoring and innovation firm performance.</p>​<br />Isabella Hatak, Associate Professor of Strategic Entrepreneurship at NIKOS, University of Twente, will hold a seminar at Chalmers TME.<br /><br />The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Seminar at Technology Management and Economics  runs every semester. Our seminars are open to everyone and you do not need to sign up in advance.<br /><br /><strong>About Isabella Hatak</strong><br />Isabella Hatak is Associate Professor of Strategic Entrepreneurship at NIKOS, University of Twente. Prior to this position, Isabella was Deputy Head of the Institute for Innovation Management at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria) and Associate Professor at the Institute for Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria). She holds a postdoctoral qualification (venia legendi) and a Ph.D. from the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as a MSc in coaching and organizational development and a MA in international business studies.<br /><br />Isabella’s research focuses on the value-creating interplay of opportunity-seeking and advantage-seeking behaviors in the course of creating a new organization (e.g. mature entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial stress/burn-out) and within existing organizations (e.g. management innovation, trust-based interorganizational cooperation, entrepreneurial behavior in academia).<br /><br />Isabella has published several contributions to peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Ethics, Family Business Review, Technological Forecasting &amp; Social Change, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal of Economic Psychology). For her research, she received several awards such as the JSBM Editor’s Choice Award, ICSB Best Paper Award, COMS Best Paper Award, WU Top-Journal Awards, and the Dr. Maria-Schaumayer-Prize.<br />Moreover, Isabella is an academically certified systemic coach, HR developer and organizational consultant.<br /> a Fossil-free Industrial Sector – Activities at Chalmers<p>Chalmers Conference Centre</p><p>​The need for rapid and drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions is a serious challenge for society. Within the profile area Energy in a Circular Economy within Chalmers Energy Area of Advance, scientists are working on a wide range of cross-linked fields with the goal of finding enabling solutions for a rapid transition in the industrial sector, including large heat and power plants and biorefineries. This seminar provides a forum for presenting important activities at Chalmers and discussions of opportunities for further cooperation with industry, academia and institutes in the industrial sector.</p>​<br />The seminar will be divided into four sessions, followed by a discussion part. <div><div><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span>Registration</span></h3></div> <p>The event is open to anyone having registered in advance. It is free of charge and includes coffee and lunch. Last day to register is 7 March 2017.<span></span> <a href=";EventId=41415D4272454550437140&amp;SessionId=41465C467246445E477540">Go to registration form​</a></p> <div><div><span style="font-family:inherit;font-size:24px;background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span>Programme</span></h3></div> <div><div class="page-content"><p style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>9:30-10:00<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">Registration and coffee</span> </div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>10:00-10:15<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">Welcome and introduction</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>                         Mats Rydehell, Director Chalmers Energy Area of Advance</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>                         Thore Berntsson, ECE Profile Community Building</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Biorefineries </h5> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px">(Feedstocks, biochemical, chemical and thermochemical conversion technologies and processes, separation processes, process integration, products and product mixes (power, heat, biofuels, materials, chemicals).​</p> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>10:15-10:55<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">Chalmers activities</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>                         Hans Theliander, Forest products and chemical engineering</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>                         Henrik Thunman, Energy technology</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>                         Lisbeth Olsson, Industrial biotechnology</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>10:55-11:15<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">Comments from industry representatives</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>                         Lars Lind, Perstorp</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>                         Mattias Backmark, PREEM </div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>                         Mikael Hannus, Stora-Enso</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>                         Owe Jönsson, E.ON</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>11.15-11:35<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">Discussion</span></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px">​<br /><span style="font-family:inherit;font-size:16px;font-weight:600;background-color:initial">Car</span><span style="font-family:inherit;font-size:16px;font-weight:600;background-color:initial">bon capture and storage (CCS)</span></p> <div>Separation technologies (post combustion, pre combustion, oxyfuels, chemical looping), integration in industrial processes, the role of CCS in the industrial sector, biogenic CCS technologies and systems, storage options for captured carbon.<br /></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>11:35-12:05<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">Chalmers activities</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>                         Anders Lyngfelt, Energy technology</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>                         Filip Johnsson, Energy technology</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>12:05-12:50<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"><span style="font-weight:700"> </span></span><span style="font-weight:700">LUNCH</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>12:50-13:10<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">Comments from industry representatives</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>13:10-13:30<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">Discussion</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Energy Efficiency in Industry</h5> <div><div>Enabling technologies (e.g. industrial separation processes, combustion processes, heat pumps, etc), process integration, the role of energy efficiency measures and interaction with e. g. CCS and biorefiner</div> <div>ies.​</div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>13:30-13:55<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">Chalmers activities</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>                         Simon Harvey, Energy technology</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>13:55-14:15<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">Comments from industry representatives</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>14:15-14:35<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">Discussion</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Methods and models for technical, economic and environmental assessment of industrial concepts</h5> <div>System aspects and consequences of combining new and existing technologies, industrial clusters, system aspects of biomass production, future policy instrument consequences, interactions with power grids, life cycle assessment methodology.​<br /></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>14:35-15:00<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">Chalmers activities</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>                        Matty Janssen, Environmental system analysis</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>15:00-15:20<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">Coffee</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>15:20-15:35<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">Comments from industry representatives</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>15:35-15:45<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">Discussion</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>15:45-16:30<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span><span style="font-weight:700">General discussion</span></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>​</div> <div><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Documents/Programme%20Towards%20a%20Fossil-free%20Industrial%20Sector.pdf">Programme Towards a Fossil-free Industrial Sector.pdf</a><br /></div></div></div> <div> </div> <div><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Welcome!</h4> <div>Thore Berntsson, Profile Community Building</div> <div>Göran Berndes and Martin Seemann, Profile Leaders</div> <div>Mats Rydehell, Director Chalmers Energy Area of Advance</div></div> <div><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4"><br /></h4></div> <div><em></em></div></div></div> Physics Colloquium with Serena Dalena<p>PJ Lecture Hall, Chalmers</p><p>​Serena Dalena, Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters</p>​Title: Successful Letters in Physical Review Letters: An Editor’s perspective<br /><br />Date and time: 30 March, 13.15<br />Location: PJ Lecture Hall, Chalmers defence - Mohsen Heshmati<p>SB-H4</p><p>​Durability and long-term performance of adhesively bonded FRP-steel joints</p><br /><br /> International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA 2017)<p>Lindholmen Science Park</p><p>​April 3-7 | Gothenburg, Sweden</p>​ <br /><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Information%20and%20Communication%20Technology/News%20events/Calendar/ICSA-2017_logo-260x300.jpeg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" /></a>ICSA is the premier venue for practitioners and researchers interested in software architecture, in component-based software engineering and in quality aspects of software and how these relate to the design of software architectures. ICSA keeps the characteristic of a WICSA as a working conference, where researchers meet practitioners and software architects can explain the problems they face in their day-to-day work and try to influence the future of the field.<br /><br />Go to the conference web: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>!.aspx!.aspxNorthern Lead Day 2017<p>Vasa A, Vera Sandbergs allé 8</p><p>​Get inspired, listen to the latest research findings within Logistics and Supply Chain, and enjoy the panel discussion. ​Welcome to Northern Lead Day 2017.</p> <br />Five researchers from Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg will present their research results. There will also be an interesting panel discussion on a current logistics related topic. <br />A buffet will be served at noon, after the presentations.<br />The seminar is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.<br /><br /><strong>NORTHERN LEAD </strong>is a logistics competence centre formed by Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg in co-operation with the Logistics and Transport Society LTS. The centre works as an organizer, facilitator and disseminator of high quality logistics research. It supports logistics research and development by connecting academics, companies, authorities and other organisations.<br /><a href=";w=1"></a> 2017<p>The foyer, Hörsalsvägen 11, campus Johanneberg</p><p>A day when students, academia and industry meets! ​​</p>​<img class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/EoM/Elteknik/Elkraftdagen-logga-webb_220x180.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Once a year, Elkraftdagen is arranged by the divisions of Electric Power Engineering and High Voltage Engineering. At Elkraftdagen, you will gain insight into the large challenges the Electric Power Engineering area faces and how you, in an engineering career, can contribute to the development of sustainable energy systems in the mW- to GW-levels. Physics Colloquium with Carlos Perez de los Heros<p>PJ Lecture Hall, Chalmers</p><p>​Carlos Perez de los Heros, Uppsala University, Sweden</p>​Title: Astrophysics from the cold: the IceCube neutrino observatory at the south pole<br /><br />Date and time: 6 April, 13.15<br />Location: PJ Lecture Hall, Chalmers Physics Colloquium with Jens Bardarson<p>PJ Lecture Hall, Chalmers</p><p>​Jens Bardarson, KTH Stockholm, Sweden</p>​Title: Many-body localization: basic notions, entanglement, and integrability<br /><br />Date and time: 27 April, 13.15<br />Location: PJ Lecture Hall, Chalmers defence in mathematics: Anders Martinsson<p>Pascal, Hörsalsvägen 1</p><p>​Topics in discrete random structures</p>​<br />Faculty opponent: Professor Alexander Holroyd, Microsoft Research, Redmond Ceremony 2017<p>Concert Hall, Göteborg</p><p>​The conferment ceremony will be held May 6 in the Concert Hall at Götaplatsen.  Afterwards a banquet will be held at the Restaurant at the Student Union House.</p> Physics Colloquium with Daniel Braak<p>PJ Lecture Hall, Chalmers</p><p>​Daniel Braak, University of Augsburg, Germany</p>​Title: Integrable systems in quantum optics<br /><br />Date and time: 11 May, 13.15<br />Location: PJ Lecture Hall, Chalmers NORDAN conference in Complex Analysis<p>Matematiska vetenskaper / Nääs fabriker</p><p></p>​Speakers:<br />• Daniel Barlet<br />• Tristan Collins<br />• Eleonora Di Nezza<br />• Joaquim Ortega Cerdà<br />• Han Peters<br />• Håkan Persson<br />• Alexander Rashkovskii<br />• Yanir Rubinstein<br />• Jean Ruppenthal<br />• Nikolay Shcherbina<br />• Berit Stensönes<br />• Alain Yger Physics Colloquium with Roberto Contino<p>PJ Lecture Hall, Chalmers</p><p>​Roberto Contino, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy</p>​<span>Title: Higgs precision physics as a probe of new dynamics<br /><br />Date and time: 1 June, 13.15<br />Location: PJ Lecture Hall, Chalmers<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> the Water 2017<p>Gothenburg</p><p>​A Cities of the Future Conference that will take place in Gothenburg 12-14 June 2017: The conference aims at gathering urban planners and water professionals from around the globe in order to share experiences and projects on the opportunities and threats of water in modern, sustainable and innovative cities. The conference contributes to celebrating Gothenburg&#39;s 400 year jubilee and to the IWA Cities of the Future programme. Call for abstracts DEADLINE 15 DECEMBER 2016.</p><div>​​Given the focus on integrated planning, the conference will aim for an even distribution between city planning staff, water professionals, and other urban professionals. Attendees and presenters will all share knowledge and experience from their own perspective ranging from academia, administration, project planning and design, or operations.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Conference Outline</h2> <div>Water is a great quality in cities making them attractive. Water strongly influences how we can and should develop cities. Urban planning can enable more sustainable water management, as cities are facing unprecedented demands and challenges, including the uncertainty in the provision of safe water; the needs for improving living conditions; ensuring safety from floods related to climate change and natural disasters; and raising awareness for action to form water-wise communities. Water professionals and urban planners need now more than ever to share their knowledge to develop the most sustainable solutions, fostering synergies between water, energy, waste, food, and achieving liveability outcomes for the city.</div> <div> </div> <div>Traditional water planning and management methods will be challenged to become more regenerative, more risk resilient and more efficient with better and simpler management. This means urban professionals will need to find solutions that work across disciplines. This conference will focus on the kinds of efforts necessary for such integration and change to occur.</div> <div> </div> <div>Save the date: Come and join us to learn and share on “sustainable urban water” planning and design at different scales. Join the journey to Water Wise Cities by submitting a paper to share your experience during the event!</div> <div> </div> <div><a href="">Call for abstracts <span>DEADLINE 15 DECEMBER 2016<span style="display:inline-block">  </span></span>&gt;&gt;</a></div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Conference topics</h2> <div>1. WATER FOR AN ATTRACTIVE CITY</div> <div>2. MANAGING UNCERTAIN FUTURES</div> <div>3. REGENERATIVE WATER CITIES</div> <div>4. ENGAGED COMMUNITY</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>Contact person:</div> <div>Joaquim Tarrasó, Senior Lecturer in Urban Design, Department of Architecture, Chalmers University of Technology, e-mail:<br /><br />More information at the conference website:<br /><a href="">Embrace the Water 2017 &gt;&gt;</a></div> FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY<p>Chalmers conference center, Johanneberg</p><p>​Embodied, Embedded, Networked, Empowered through Information, Computation &amp; Cognition! Gothenburg, Sweden, 12-16 June 2017</p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Information%20and%20Communication%20Technology/News%20events/Calendar/is4si-logo.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br />Welcome to the IS4SI 2017 Summit, presented by the International Society for Information Studies.<br /><br />Go to conference web: <a href="" target="_blank"></a> to IFIPTM 2017 in Gothenburg!<p>Jupiter building, Lindholmen.</p><p></p>IFIPTM, the IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference on Trust Management is coming to Gothenburg! <br />The trust management community will convene for five days and engage in inspiring talks, technical demonstrations, a graduate symposium, and many other activities. The mission of the IFIP TM Conference is to share research solutions to problems of Trust and Trust management, including related Security and Privacy issues, and to identify new issues and directions for future research and development work., Noncommutative Geometry, Operator Algebras<p>Pascal, Chalmers tvärgata 3</p><p>​The workshop aims at bringing together experts and younger mathematicians working in (non-self-adjoint) operator algebras and noncommutative geometry, with a particular focus on problems in which analysis plays a major role</p>​<br />Speakers (so far):<br />• Tyrone Crisp (Radboud University Nijmegen)<br />• Heath Emerson (University of Victoria)<br />• Nigel Higson (Penn State, TBC)<br />• Jens Kaad (University of Southern Denmark)<br />• Sergey Neshveyev (University of Oslo, TBC)<br />• Ryszard Nest (University of Copenhagen) Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization<p>TBA, Chalmers, Gothenburg</p><p>​Under the theme &quot;What happened to quality? Design, processes and outcomes&quot;, the conference aims to create a forum for exchange of ideas and research that contributes to the discourse of construction economics and organization.</p>​<span class="text-normal page-content"><p><span lang="EN-GB">We now invite you to contribute to the development of the field, its practice and research.</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span lang="EN-GB">The conference is one of the activities of CREON, </span>Construction Researchers on Economics and Organisation in the Nordic region, <span></span><span lang="EN-GB">and is organized by the division of Construction Management, Department of Civil end Environmental Engineering at Chalmers. </span></p> <p><br /><span lang="EN-GB"></span></p> <p><strong>The planning for the 9th conference is now proceeding adn abstracts can be submitted to the 9th conference via the web link below!</strong> N.B. The abstracts should be 250-300 words!<br /><a href="">Link to abstract submission via EasyChair. </a></p> <a href=""> <p><span lang="EN-GB">Conference webpage here</span></p></a><p><span lang="EN-GB"><br /></span> </p> <p> </p> <div> <h6 class="chalmersElement-H6"><span lang="EN-GB">Themes</span></h6> </div> <p><span lang="EN-GB">The co</span><span lang="EN-GB">nference will be organised around the following themes</span> </p> <div> </div> <div> </div> <p><span><span>·<span></span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">      Improving (rethinking) resource efficiency for future generations</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span><span>·</span></span><span><span><span>      </span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">T</span><span lang="EN-GB">he future of digitalization in construction and real-estate practices</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span><span>·<span>      </span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">I</span><span lang="EN-GB">mproving the quality of research and education in construction related fields</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span><span>·</span></span><span><span><span>      </span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">Proc</span><span lang="EN-GB">urement practices </span></p> <div> </div> <p><span><span>·<span>      </span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">Innovations for improved construction quality, processes and performance</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span><span>·</span></span><span><span><span>      </span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">Th</span><span lang="EN-GB">e value and meaning of spaces, buildings and environments</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span><span>·</span></span><span><span><span>      </span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB">Stake</span><span lang="EN-GB">holder issues: dynamics, integration and management</span></p> <div> </div> <h6 class="chalmersElement-H6"> <div> </div> </h6> <h6 class="chalmersElement-H6"> </h6><h6 class="chalmersElement-H6"><span></span> </h6><h6 class="chalmersElement-H6"> </h6><h6 class="chalmersElement-H6">Important dates</h6><div> </div> <h6 class="chalmersElement-H6">2016</h6><div>9 September abstract submission</div> <div>27 September notification of abstracts</div> <div>28 October submission 1 paper draft </div> <div>28 November review 1 decision</div> <div>20 December submission 2 revised paper</div> <h6 class="chalmersElement-H6">2017</h6> <div>25 January review 2 decision</div> <div>13 March submission final paper</div> <div>13-14 June Conference</div> <div> </div> <p> </p> <p>All papers will be double-blind peer reviewed by researchers in the field. Publication will be done through recognized academic publication channels, publisher tbc.</p></span> 2017 - ​IMAPS Nordic & IEEE CPMT Nordic 2017<p></p><p>Conference on Microelectronics Packaging</p>​<br />It is our pleasure to announce that the IMAPS Nordic &amp; IEEE CPMT Nordic 2017 Conference on Microelectronics Packaging (NordPac) will be held 18th – 20th June 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden. <br />This is the first time that IMAPS Nordic Chapter and IEEE CPMT Nordic Chapter jointly organise this event. <br />The event brings together both academics as well as industry leaders to discuss and debate the state-of-the-art and future trends in microelectronics components, packaging, integration and manufacturing technologies. NordPac provides a perfect opportunity to hear the latest news and developments in the field. So mark the dates in your calendar today! International Sustainability Transitions Conference<p>Lindholmen Conference Centre</p><p>​Year 2050 is just around the corner. From a transition perspective, three decades is not a long time. Yet the United Nations sustainable development goals are set for 2030, and the pace of climate change calls for rapid transformation of massive sociotechnical systems. The challenges are enormous. Reaching ambitious societal targets at local and global levels relies on collective action, but also on private and public agents daring to take the lead in complex open-ended processes.</p><p></p> <div>The 8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST 2017) will devote special attention to the challenges confronting those wanting to take action and do more. What understanding and conclusions can transition scholars bring to the table, and what key theories and findings are yet to be developed and discovered?  </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Preliminary programme</h2> <div>The IST 2017 conference program includes a number of focused paper sessions, inspiring keynote talks and eye-opening speed talk, dialog and poster sessions.</div> <div>The program and keynote speakers will be updated continuously on the <a href="">IST 2017 website</a>.</div> <p></p> Geometry meets Number Theory<p>Matematiska vetenskaper, Chalmers tvärgata 3</p><p>​a conference in honor of the 60th birthday of Per Salberger</p><p>​<br />Speakers<br />Jörg Brüdern (Göttingen)<br />J.-L. Colliot-Thélène (Orsay)<br />Régis de la Bretèche (Paris 7)<br />Roger Heath-Brown (Oxford)<br />Yuri Manin (MPI)*<br />Marta Pieropan (Berlin)<br />Damaris Schindler (IAS)<br />Jean-Pierre Serre (Orsay)<br />Alexei Skorobogatov (Imperial)<br />Yuri Tschinkel (Courant Inst)<br />Trevor Wooley (Bristol)</p><p>The Swedish Exhibition &amp; Congress Centre</p><p>​The largest conference on optical communication in Europe and one of the largest and most prestigious events in this field worldwide. 17-21 September 2017</p>​Welcome to ECOC 2017<br /><br /><span>ECOC is the leading forum in Europe for keeping up with the top research advances and scientific discoveries in the field of optical communications and related photonic technologies.<br /><br />ECOC 2017 will solicit contributions in seven main topical areas. The technical content of each one will be supervised by a specific subcommittee that, as tradition rules, is composed by world renowned experts and chaired by distinguished scientist. The Technical Programme Committee will  select about 400 oral and poster presentations, which include a blend of tutorials, invited and contributed papers. The oral presentations will be held in six parallel sessions.<br /></span><br />Industry and academia can benefit from the region’s advantages in many ways. One way is to tap into the skills and technologies in industry clusters and research institutions. Of special note are the information and communication technology as well as cleantech, ICT, life sciences, automotive and materials science industries. These are all areas where Nordic companies excel and compete at the highest international level.<br /> AND THE ENVIRONMENT - From Regional to Global Perspectives<p>Gothenburg</p><p>​​International conference on scientific findings on impacts of shipping on environment and their application in policy, marine spatial planning and the maritime transport sector. The conference is jointly organised by the Bonus project SHEBA and by the International Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS).</p>​<div>​Given its importance for the transport of goods on a global scale, there is a growing interest on the</div> <div>sustainability of the shipping industry. It has long been recognised that shipping is a very carbonefficient</div> <div>transport medium, BUT there is an increasing focus on its broader environmental</div> <div>consequences. The Bonus SHEBA project addresses a wide range of environmental impacts of</div> <div>shipping in the Baltic Sea including air pollution, marine pollution, underwater noise and climate</div> <div>change as well as the socio-economic consequences of these impacts. SOLAS is an international</div> <div>project contributing to Future Earth with the mission statement ”linking ocean-atmosphere</div> <div>interactions with climate and people”. In conjunction with SHEBA’s final meeting and the SOLAS</div> <div>workshop on Ship Plumes the projects jointly organize a conference and invite the scientific</div> <div>community and stakeholders of the maritime sector to two days of presentations of the latest</div> <div>scientific findings, discussions and poster presentations on the topics.</div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Topics addressed</h3> <ul><li>Impacts of shipping on air pollution and climate change including impacts on human health and land ecosystems</li> <li>Impacts of shipping on marine pollution and marine ecosystems</li> <li>Impact of shipping on noise pollution - underwater noise and its impacts on marine biota, above-water noise and its impacts on human well-being</li> <li>Environment and society - socio-economic valuation of the impacts of shipping, impacts of shipping on ecosystem services, shipping and marine spatial planning</li></ul> <div> </div> <div><div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Who should attend</h3></div> <div>Scientific community; researchers and students from atmospheric, marine and climate research, environmental economics, political and social science</div> <ul><li>Environmental and transport agencies</li> <li>Environmental managers from governmental, regional and local organisations</li> <li>Maritime transport sector</li></ul> <div><div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Interested?</h3></div> <div>To obtain in the next month further information about the conference, <a href="">please, register here</a><br /><br /></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Organising committee</h3> <div>Jana Moldanova (IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Bonus SHEBA)</div> <div>David Turner (University of Gothenburg, SOLAS)</div> <div>Tom Bell (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, SOLAS)</div> <div>Lena Granhag (Chalmers University of Technology, Bonus SHEBA)</div> <div>Ingrid Mawdsley (IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Bonus SHEBA)</div> <div>Markus Quante (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research, Bonus SHEBA)</div> <div>Anna Rutgersson (Uppsala University, SOLAS)<span style="display:inline-block"></span></div> ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) 2017<p>Chalmers Gothenburg (location to be decided)</p><p>​VRST will provide an opportunity for VR researchers to interact, share new results, show live demonstrations of their work, and discuss emerging directions for the field.</p>​ <br />The ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) is an international forum for the exchange of experience and knowledge among researchers and developers concerned with virtual reality software and technology. <br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank">To conference website:</a><br /><br />