Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyWed, 12 Jul 2017 15:23:10 +0200 Urban Dialogue Summer Academy<p>Varberg</p><p>​Application by motivation letter before JUNE 10th. In relation to its current urban transformation project the City of Varberg invites students, teachers and practitioners within architecture, art, archeology and urban planning to an interdisciplinary summer academy. Through practice and theory the focus is on design experimentation, urban exploration, representation, design and build for transformation of common urban spaces ont the harbour of Varberg.</p><div>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/ACE/kalendarium/2017/Invitation%20poster,%20Varberg%20Summer%20Academy%202017_400.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />The summer academy is hosted by City of Varberg and Campus Varberg.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Free admission + Residency</h2> <div><strong>Application by motivation letter before JUNE 10th</strong></div> <div><a href=""></a></div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">With teachers, speakers &amp; professionals from:</h3> <div> </div> <div>Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology,</div> <div>Gothenburg</div> <div> </div> <div>Building Preservation,</div> <div>Halland Museum of Cultural History,</div> <div>Varberg</div> <div> </div> <div>Classical Archeology,</div> <div>Swedish Institute in Rome,</div> <div>Rome</div> <div> </div> <div>Dept. of Architecture, Università Roma 3,</div> <div>Rome</div> <div> </div> <div>Fine Arts, Chung-ang University,</div> <div>Seoul</div> <div> </div> <div>Royal Institute of Art,</div> <div>Stockholm</div> <div> </div> <div>Stalker,</div> <div>Rome</div> <div> </div> <div>Dept. of Urban Planning &amp;</div> <div>Dept. of Culture,</div> <div>Municipality of Varberg,</div> <div>Varberg</div>'Olio,-Department-of-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspx'Olio,-Department-of-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspxDaria Dall'Olio, Department of Space, Earth and Environment<p>Lecture hall EC, Hörsalsvägen 11, EDIT-building</p><p>​Title: TBA</p>​Daria Dall'Olio is a PhD student at the division of Astronomy and Plasma Physics in the unit of Galactic Astronomy. Levy, University of Pittsburgh, USA: Correlated Nanoelectronics<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, MC2-huset, MC2</p><p>Göteborg Mesoscopic Lecture with Professor Jeremy Levy, University of Pittsburgh, USA ​Title: Correlated Nanoelectronics</p><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Abstract </h4> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/jeremy_levy.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />The study of strongly correlated electronic systems and the development of quantum transport in nanoelectronic devices have followed distinct, mostly non-overlapping paths.  Electronic correlations of complex materials lead to emergent properties such as superconductivity, magnetism, and Mott insulator phases.  Nanoelectronics generally starts with far simpler materials (e.g., carbon-based or semiconductors) and derives functionality from doping and spatial confinement to two or fewer spatial dimensions.  In the last decade, these two fields have begun to overlap.  The development of new growth techniques for complex oxides have enabled new families of heterostructures which can be electrostatically gated between insulating, ferromagnetic, conducting and superconducting phases.   In my own research, we use a scanning probe to “write” and “erase” conducting nanostructures at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface.  The process is similar to that of an Etch-a-Sketch toy, but with a precision of two nanometers.  A wide variety of nanoscale devices have already been demonstrated, including nanowires, nanoscale photodetectors, THz emitters and detectors, tunnel junctions, diodes, field-effect transistors, single-electron transistors, superconducting nanostructures and ballistic electron waveguides. These building blocks may form the basis for novel technologies, including a platform for complex-oxide-based quantum computation and quantum simulation.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>24 August, 2017, 15:15</div> <div> </div> <div>Location: Kollektorn, MC2, Chalmers</div> <div> </div> <div>Coffee at 1500 </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>Prof Levy will attend the Nano community building meeting 21-23 August and visits Chalmers 23-24 August. Contact Alexei Kalaboukhov, <a href=""></a>, if you want to meet him.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>The Göteborg Mesoscopic Lectures are sponsored by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences through its Nobel Institute of Physics. Further information by Per Delsing, Mats Jonson, or Tord Claeson.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div>,-TME.aspx,-TME.aspxLicentiate seminar Jessica Wehner, TME<p>Seminar room 2456 Korsvägen Vera Sandbergs allé 8</p><p>​Title: Energy efficiency improvements in logistics as a means to environmental sustainability: The case of capacity utilisation in road freight transportation Discussion leader: Dr Anu Bask, Alto University Finland</p>,-TME.aspx,-TME.aspxLicentiate seminar Sara Dahlin, TME<p></p><p>​Title: Understanding quality improvement in care: the case of public care procurement and process mining Discussion leader:  Ann-Christine Andersson, Jönköping University</p>,-Department-of-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspx,-Department-of-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspxGrzegorz Klopotek, Department of Space, Earth and Environment<p>EC, lecture hall, EDIT trappa C, D och H, Hörsalsvägen 11, EDIT</p><p>​Title: Simulation studies of new observing concepts for geodetic Very Long Baseline Interferometry</p>​Grzegorz Klopotek is a PhD student in the divison Onsala Space Observatory in the unit for Space Geodesy and Geodynamics.<br /><br /><strong>Discussion leader:</strong> PD Dr.-Ing. Axel Nothnagel, Universität Bonn, Germany Nerman Symposium 2017<p>Euler, Skeppsgränd 3</p><p>​- From Branching Processes to Clinical Trials</p>​<br />The title ties together Olle Nerman’s work in Mathematical Statistics during more than three decades. Mathematical Statistics is a wide branch of mathematical sciences including both probability and statistics and not the least many applications in various other scientific disciplines. The research of Olle Nerman is a perfect illustration of this. In particular, he has been instrumental in establishing and promoting biostatistics in its various forms stretching from general population models, with applications to cell kinetics, to clinical trials and bioinformatics. His early theoretical work, which led to a fundamental understanding of the structure of general branching processes, is increasingly referred to in new publications. on existential risk to humanity<p>Palmstedtsalen, Chalmersplatsen 1</p><p>​The workshop is part of the guest researcher program with the same title, but is open to all interested.</p>​<br />Prereregistration is however required; write to Olle Häggström (<a href=""></a>) no later than August 16, 2017.<br /><br /><strong>Confirmed speakers include:</strong><br />Stuart Armstrong, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford: Practical methods to make safe AI<br />Seth Baum, Global Catastrophic Risk Institute: In search of the biggest risk reduction opportunities<br />Milan Cirkovic, Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade: TBA<br />David Denkenberger, Tennessee State University: Cost of non-sunlight dependent food for agricultural catastrophes<br />Robin Hanson, George Mason University: Disasters in the Age of Em<br />Karin Kuhlemann, University College London: Complexity, creeping normalcy, and conceit: Why certain catastrophic risks are sexier than others<br />James Miller, Smith College: Hints from the Fermi paradox for surviving existential risks<br />Catherine Rhodes, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge: International governance of existential risk<br />Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford: Tipping points, uncertainty and systemic risks: what to do when the whole is worse than its parts?<br />Susan Schneider,University of Connecticut: Biologically-based superintelligence, machine consciousness, and existential risk<br />Phil Torres, X-Risks Institute: Agential risks: Implications for existential risk reduction<br />Roman Yampolskiy, University of Louisville: Artificial intelligence as an existential risk to humanity,-Department-of-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspx,-Department-of-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspxJoakim Strandberg, Department of Space, Earth and Environment<p>EC, lecture hall, EDIT trappa C, D och H, Hörsalsvägen 11, EDIT</p><p>​Title: Inverse modelling of GNSS multipath signals</p>​Joakim Strandberg is a PhD student in the Division Onsala Space Observatory in the Unit for Space Geodesy and Geodynamics. <br /><br />Discussion leader: Professor Kristine Larson, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado<br /><br /> Blomén<p>SB-L200, Sven Hultins Gata 6</p><p>​​​Pore pressure response in the uppermost part of a clay soil slope - Two case studies in the Gothenburg region</p>​<span><span><br />Discussion Leader: </span></span><span class="text-normal">Professor Sven Knutsson, Luleå University of Technology<br />Examiner: </span><span class="text-normal">Professor Minna Karstunen,</span><span class="text-normal"> Division of Geology and Geotechnics, ACE<br />Main Supervisor: </span><span class="text-normal">Professor Göran Sällfors, </span><span></span><span><span class="text-normal">Division of Geology and Geotechnics, ACE<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span><span class="text-normal"><br /></span><span><span><br /></span></span> Effect<p>ArkDes and KTH School of Architecture</p><p>Concluding symposium &#39;Making Effect&#39; celebrating 5 years of research by the Strong Research Environments: &#39;Architecture in Effect&#39; and &#39;Architecture in the Making&#39;, at ArkDes and KTH School of Architecture, 14-16 September, and exhibition, 14-17 September, at ArkDes!</p>​More information and the program will soon be available under: <a href=""></a><br /><br />Prior to the symposium, a PhD workshop is held, on September 13, 9.00-18.00, at the KTH School of Architecture, with Andrea Mubi Brighenti, Mattias Kärrholm, Kajsa Lawaczeck Körner, Jennifer Mack, Jesper Magnusson, Eja Pedersen, Gunnar Sandin and Albena Yaneva. <br /><br />The workshop is part of the PhD course Tendencies, but a few places can be given to interested doctoral students. Apply to: <a href=""></a><br /><br />Read more: <a href=""></a><br /> Gil Berrocal<p>SB-H1, lecture hall, Sven hultins gata 6</p><p>​​​Corrosion of steel bars in fibre reinforced concrete: corrosion mechanisms and structural  performance</p>​<br />Faculty Opponent: <span class="text-normal">Professor Henrik Stang, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark</span><br />Examiner &amp; Main Supervisor: <span class="text-normal">Professor Karin Lundgren, Division of Structural Engineering, ACE</span><br />Assistant Supervisor: <span class="text-normal">Ingemar Löfgren, </span><span class="text-normal"><span><span class="text-normal">Division of Structural Engineering<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span>, ACE</span><br /><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>​<br />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 /> Shams Hakimi<p>SB-L200, lecture room, Sven Hultins gata 6</p><p>​Performance of high-frequency mechanical impact treatment for bridge application</p> Rietdijk<p>SB-L516, lecture room, Sven Hultins gata 6</p><p>​Auralisation of airplanes considering sound propagation in a turbulent atmosphere</p>​<br />Faculty Opponent: Dr. Stephen Rizzi, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton VA, USA<br />Examiner and Main Supervisor: Professor Wolfgang Kropp, Division of Applied Acoustics, ACE, Chalmers <br />Assistant supervisor: Professor Jens Forssén, <span>Division of Applied Acoustics, ACE, Chalmers <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> defence in mathematical statistics: Mariana Buongermino Pereira<p>Pascal, Hörsalsvägen 1</p><p>​Statistical modelling and analyses of DNA sequence data with applications to metagenomics</p>​<br />Faculty opponent: Professor Inge Jonassen, Universitetet i Bergen!.aspx!.aspxAct Sustainable!<p>Pedagogen hus B, Läroverksgatan 15, Göteborg</p><p>​Students in Gothenburg are welcome to the yearly inspiration day with focus on sustainability.</p>​<span style="font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px">It will be an inspiring afternoon full of lectures, interactive workshops and a large exhibition. The theme of the day will be<span></span> </span><a href="" style="font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-weight:normal">the Global Goals for Sustainable Development </a><span style="font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px"></span><br style="font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px" /><br style="font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px" /><span style="font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px">The day is organised by the Students for Sustainability organisations at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers, in collaboration with GMV, the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. </span> of Additive Manufacturing 11-12 October | Save the dates!<p>Chalmers - Exact location to be decided</p><p>​The additive manufacturing technology – or metal 3D printing – is revolutionary with potential to alter the manufacturing landscape. In this two days initiative seminar, Chalmers presents expert talks on the latest development in materials, process, equipment and software development. Register today!</p><strong>​</strong><div><div><strong></strong><span style="background-color:initial">Preliminary program:</span></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:700">11 October – Seminar day</span></h2> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;,sans-serif"><em>Confirmed speeches</em></h4> <div> </div> <div><ul><li><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">​“Metal Additive Manufacturing, a Reality Check” <br /></span>Olaf Diegel, <em style="background-color:initial">Associate Consultant at Wohlers Associates/Lund University</em></li></ul></div> <div> </div> <div><ul><li><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">​“The additive manufacturing revolution in the Piemonte region. State of the art and strategic approach”<br /></span>Prof. Paolo Fino, <em style="background-color:initial">Politecnico di Torino</em></li></ul></div> <div> </div> <div><ul><li><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">“Design rules for metal additive manufacturing”</span><span style="background-color:initial">  <br /></span>Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Christian Lindemann, <em style="background-color:initial">Director Manufacturing Research Center, Universität Paderborn</em></li></ul></div> <div> </div> <div><ul><li><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">​“Additive Manufacturing at Materialise”<br /></span>Sören Olsson, <em style="background-color:initial">Materialise Scandinavia</em></li></ul></div> <div> </div> <div><ul><li><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">​&quot;Additive Manufacturing is materials&quot;<br /></span>Olli Nyrhilä, <em style="background-color:initial">EOS Finland Oy</em></li></ul></div> <div> </div> <div><ul><li><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">”Materials perspective in EBM”</span><span style="background-color:initial"> <br /></span>Fouzi Bahbou, <em style="background-color:initial">Arcam</em><span style="background-color:initial"> </span></li></ul></div> <div> </div> <div><ul><li><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">​“How new Binder Jetting materials and processes will expand the PIM market” <br /></span>Rick Lucas, <em style="background-color:initial">ExOne</em></li></ul></div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4"><em><strong>CAM</strong><sup><strong>2</strong></sup><strong> Ina​uguration</strong> </em></h4> <div> </div> <div>As part of the seminar, there will also be an introduction and public inauguration of the newly established national <span style="font-weight:700">Vinnova Competence Centre ​for Additive Manufacture - Metal, CAM<sup>2</sup></span>​. Chalmers University of Technology​ is the proud host of this centre, involving 5 research partners and 22 industrial partners.</div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"></span></div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:700">12 October – Lab visitors day</span></h2> <div> </div> <div><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4"><em>The Surface Analysis Facilities</em></h4> <div><ul><li><span style="font-weight:700">“Current state of the art in advanced surface analysis”</span> <br /></li> <li><span style="font-weight:700">“Application of advanced surface analysis techniques for materials characterization at IMS – case studies”</span><span style="background-color:initial"> <br /></span>Yu Cao, <em style="background-color:initial">Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers</em></li> <li><span style="font-weight:700">V</span><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700">isit to the XPS and Auger facilities</span>, 10 persons/group</span></li> <li><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700">Poster session at stations</span></span><br /></li></ul></div> <div><br /></div> <div><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;,sans-serif"><em>The Additive Manufacturing </em><em style="background-color:initial">Facilities</em></h4></div> <div><ul><li><span style="font-weight:700">&quot;Introduction to Chalmers Additive Manufacturing Facilities&quot;</span><br />Lars Nyborg, <em style="background-color:initial">Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers</em></li> <li><span style="font-weight:700">&quot;</span><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700">Current state-of-the art in DMLS&quot;</span> <br /></span><span style="background-color:initial">Olli Nyrhilä, <em>EOS Finland</em></span><br /></li> <li><span style="font-weight:700">&quot;Additive manufacturing research at IMS, Chalmers&quot;</span><br />Eduard Hryha, <em style="background-color:initial">Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers</em><br /></li> <li><span style="font-weight:700">Visit to the additive manufacturing facilities</span>, 10 persons/group </li> <li><span style="font-weight:700">Poster session at stations</span>​</li></ul></div></div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;,sans-serif"><em><br /></em></h2> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4"><em>Stay tuned for more updates about the program!</em></h4> <p style="text-align:right"><span> <span></span><span><em>Arranged by:<span style="display:inline-block"><br /><br /></span></em></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Production/AOA_production---blå-version_2560x1019.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:250px;height:100px" /></p> <br /> <div><br /></div> <div style="text-align:right"><em><br /></em></div> <div> </div></div> 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 Lindholmen, Gothenburg</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="">To conference website:</a><br /><br /> ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology<p>Gothenburg</p><p>​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. 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.   Visit the conference website</p> 6th Development Conference<p>Chalmers University of Technology</p><p>​In November The 6th Development Conference for Swedish Engineering Education will take place at Chalmers University of Technology.</p> space for hope<p>Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden</p><p>​We are pleased to invite you to Gothenburg, Sweden for the AESOP Annual Congress in 2018. This event will offer the opportunity for scholars from Europe, as well as from around the world, to contribute to the exchange of experiences, ideas and knowledge regarding planning in the 21st century, in particular in relation to the congress theme: MAKING SPACE FOR HOPE.</p><div>​Planning is one of the activities – on different levels and in different contexts – striving for better futures. We live in dark times – climate crisis, economic regression, war and conflicts of political, ethnical and religious reasons. What used to be unrecognized by traditional planning debates can be useful to respond to contemporary planning problems. In-between spaces, insurgencies and untold stories can be rethought and re-explored to energize planning debates and practice. The challenges should be considered as triggers for transformations to a sustainable future. Planning should contribute to MAKING SPACE FOR HOPE.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Scientific and social programme</h2> <div>• Invited keynote speakers</div> <div>• Approximately 20 paper tracks</div> <div>• Round table sessions</div> <div>• Poster presentations</div> <div>• Thematic group meetings</div> <div>• Mobile workshops</div> <div>• Congress dinner</div> <div>• Artistic interventions</div> <div>• …and more</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Important dates</h2> <div>• Call for abstract: October 2017</div> <div>• Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2018</div> <div>• Notification abstracts: February 28, 2018</div> <div>• Early bird registration deadline: April 30, 2018</div> <div>• Full paper/extended abstract submission deadline: May 15, 2018</div> <div>• PhD Workshop in Karlskrona: July 5-8, 2018</div> <div>• AESOP 2018 Congress in Gothenburg: July 10-14, 2018</div> <div>• Post Congress Tour, Stockholm metropolitan region: July 16-18, 2018</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Pre-congress PhD workshop</h2> <div>The PhD workshop will be held on July 5-8, 2018 on an island in the archipelago outside Karlskrona, Sweden. Karlskrona is a small baroque town and a UNESCO world heritage site located in the southeast corner of Sweden and has approximately 65,000 inhabitants. Blekinge Institute of Technology (Department of Spatial Planning) is responsible for the workshop.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Post-congress tour</h2> <div>A three-day Post-Congress tour will take place in the Stockholm metropolitan region on July 16-18, 2018. One-day and two-day alternatives will be offered in the Gothenburg region.</div> <div> </div> <div>Web:</div>