Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyTue, 21 Mar 2017 13:29:27 +0100 seminar Ann Langley<p>Fakultetsvåningen, Chalmersvillan, Gibraltargatan 1A</p><p>​Doing process research: Insights from editing an AMJ special issue</p>​<br />Ann Langley is professor of management at HEC Montréal and holder of the Chair in Strategic Management in Pluralistic Settings. Her research focuses on strategic change, leadership, identity and the use of management tools in pluralistic settings with an emphasis on processual and qualitative research approaches. <br /><br />Seminar title: <em>Doing process research: Insights from editing an AMJ special issue</em> Nowdehi, Computer Science and Engineering<p>HC1</p><p>On Securing Vehicular Communications: Methods and Recommendations for Secure In-vehicle and Car2X Communications.</p><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/DoIT/Profile%20pictures/NS/Nasser.png" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Today's vehicles contain approximately more than 100 interconnected computers (ECUs), several of which will be connected to the Internet or external devices and networks around the vehicle. In the near future vehicles will extensively communicate with their environment via Vehicle to Vehicle and Vehicle to Infrastructure (together called V2X) communications. Such level of connectivity enables car manufacturers to implement new entertainment systems and to provide safety features to decrease the number of road accidents. Moreover, authorities can deploy the traffic information provided by vehicular communications to improve the traffic management. Despite the great benefits that comes with vehicular communications, there are also risks associated with exposing a safety-critical integrated system to external networks. It has already been proved that vehicles can be remotely hacked and the safety critical functions such as braking system and steering wheel can be compromised to endanger the safety of passengers. This puts high demands on IT security and car manufacturers to secure vehicular communications. In this thesis, we propose methods and recommendations for improving the security of internal and external vehicular communications. <br /><br />The thesis is divided into two parts. In the first part, we identify weaknesses or deficiencies in the design of the ETSI V2X security standard and propose changes to fix the identified weaknesses or deficiencies. The second part of the thesis focuses on the security of the internal vehicular communications. First, in order to facilitate the implementation of security measures in in-vehicle networks, we propose an automated approach for grouping in-vehicle ECUs into domains based on different criteria. Then, we compare such an automatically generated in-vehicle network architecture with a reference architecture model to show that our approach is able to identify meaningful domains with better quality with respect to communication, safety and security. Finally, we seek to evaluate the applicability of existing CAN bus authentication solutions to a vehicular context. To this end, and in cooperation with industry, we have identified five critical requirements for an authentication solution to be used in such a context. We found that no authentication solution fulfilled all the requirements, something that indicates that the CAN bus may not be suitable for secure vehicular applications. van den Bossche, Physics<p>PJ lecture room, Origo building 4th floor, Fysikgården 2</p><p>​Title of thesis: Methane oxidation over palladium oxide - From electronic structure to catalytic conversion</p><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">​Abstract of doctoral thesis</h3> <p><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Thesis in full text</a><br /></p> <p>Understanding how catalysts work down to the atomic level can provide ways to improve chemical processes on which our contemporary economy is heavily reliant. The oxidation of methane is one such example, which is important from an environmental point of view. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and natural and biogas vehicles need efficient catalysts to prevent slip of uncombusted fuel into the exhaust. Commercial catalysts for methane oxidation are often based on palladium or platinum. Metallic palladium, however, is easily converted to palladium oxide when the engine is operated at oxygen rich conditions. </p> <p></p> <p>In this thesis, various aspects of complete methane oxidation over PdO(101) are investigated with computational methods based on density functional theory (DFT). PdO(101) is the active surface for methane oxidation, and firstly, the reaction intermediates CO and H are studied in detail. Possible pathways for H<sub>2</sub> adsorption, dissociation and eventual water formation are investigated, in connection to core-level spectroscopy experiments. Similarly, the adsorption configurations for carbon monoxide on clean and oxidized palladium are examined with a combination of DFT calculations, core-level and infrared spectroscopy. Secondly, a detailed kinetic model is constructed that describes the catalytic conversion of CH<sub>4</sub> to CO<sub>2</sub> and H<sub>2</sub>O over PdO(101). This is done in a first-principles microkinetics framework, where the kinetic parameters are obtained by applying density functional and transition state theory. The kinetic model provides a fundamental understanding of findings from reactor experiments, such as the rate limiting steps and poisoning behaviour, and shows qualitatively different behaviour of adsorbates on oxide as compared to metal surfaces. </p> <p></p> <p>Lastly, limitations of the commonly used class of generalized gradient functionals are illustrated in the computation of several properties of adsorbates on metal oxide surfaces. These include core-level shifts and thermodynamic and reactive properties of adsorbates on the PdO(101) surface. Similarly, the description of several molecular and cooperative adsorption processes are also found to be sensitive to the applied exchange-correlation functional on the BaO(100), TiO<sub>2</sub>(110) and CeO<sub>2</sub>(111) surfaces.</p>örnsson,-Energy-and-Environment.aspx,-Energy-and-Environment.aspxLars-Henrik Björnsson, Energy and Environment<p>FB</p><p>​Car movement patterns and the PHEV</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Lars-Henrik Björnsson, division of Physical Resource Theory, will defend his thesis: &quot;​Car movement patterns and the PHEV&quot;.</span><div>Supervisor: Sten Karlsson.</div> <div>Examiner: John Holmberg. </div> <div>Faculty examiner:Patrick Jochem, Professor, Chair of Energy Economics, Institute for Industrial Production (IIP),</div> <div>Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. </div> Liebana, Water Environment Technology, CEE<p>SB-H3</p><p>​Microbial Community Assembly during Aerobic Granulation</p>​Abstract: <br />Environmental deterioration together with the increasingly restrictive legislation of water quality standards have led to a demand for compact, efficient and less energy consuming technologies for wastewater treatment. Aerobic granular membrane bioreactors (AGMBRs) combine the advantages of aerobic granular sludge and membrane filtration. Although recent studies have shown that AGMBRs are promising, research is needed to develop these systems. One important aspect is the development and stability of aerobic granules in the reactor. The objective of this thesis is to unravel the ecological mechanisms behind the granulation process and the resulting granular structure. <br /><br />The impact of the washout dynamics applied in sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) on the bacterial community, the microbial spatial organization in granules and the reproducibility of the granulation process were analyzed. High throughput sequencing was used to analyze the microbial community structure and dynamics during granulation. Fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) analysis was performed to study the microbial spatial distribution. Results showed that the bacterial community composition of granules and the biomass in the effluent from three parallel SBRs subjected to high washout conditions and different organic loading was very similar but not identical. Retention ratios predicted the spatial location of the taxa in the granules. Bacteria having lower relative abundance in the effluent were located in the granular interior whereas bacteria growing on the granular surface were more susceptible to erosion. Using FISH analyses of intact granules, ammonia oxidising bacteria (AOB) were found in the inner locations of the granules indicating that both oxygen and ammonia were transported across/into the granule allowing aerobic metabolism also in the interior. Interestingly, the predatory bacteria Bdellovibrio sp. was found inside the granules and seemed to be preferentially attacking AOB. Moreover, the reproducibility analysis of three replicate SBRs showed some statistical differences in the reactor performance and in the microbial community diversity and structure. Both deterministic and stochastic processes seemed to be involved in the microbial community assemblage during granulation. Biodiversity decreased due to habitat specialization and competitive exclusion during the acclimatization of the sludge to the reactor conditions. When the washout dynamics were stronger the community assemblage was niche-oriented and once the selection pressures decreased, stochastic processes became more evident, especially for intermediate and rare species. Acinetobacter sp., Comamonadaceae and Rhodocyclaceae families together with the polymer producers Thauera sp., Flavobacterium sp. and the family Xanthomonadaceae seemed to have important roles during the first stages of granulation. 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 20 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 night: The mine - Jättiläinen<p>HA4, Lecture hall</p><p>​The movie-night is a pre-seminar event where ethical questions will be touched upon in order to get inspired for the seminar: “Towards an industry with high ethical standards”.</p><h6 class="chalmersElement-H6">​</h6><h6 class="chalmersElement-H6"><span>​Two fantastic o</span><span>pportunities to discuss ethical issues</span> </h6><div class="page-content"><span class="TextFieldDisplay-ascx"></span><div>An inspiring event full of ethical discussions where industry representatives, ethics experts, scientists, and students will get together in order to discuss ethical policies. Real-life examples are presented and interactive sessions can be expected.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>This event is organised in two parts - a movie night and a seminar. In order to register for both occasions you have to sign up for each event individually. ​</div> <div><a href="/sv/styrkeomraden/energi/Documents/170330-Seminar-Movienight_v2.pdf">View program&gt;&gt;​</a><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="">Go to the movie-night registration &gt;&gt;</a><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>More information about the seminar <span style="background-color:initial">“Towards an industry with high ethical standards” and registration here&gt;&gt;</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><div>Both events are free of charge. Refreshments will be available and vegetarian wraps will be provided for the first 100 participants.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Target group:</div> <div>Students, employees as far as space allows</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Organizers:</div> <div>This is a joint effort by the Area of Advance Energy, The Undergraduate- and Master's Education program and Chalmers Students for Sustainability. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>In collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology, ABB and AstraZeneca </div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">If you have any questions you are welcome to contact<span></span> <a href="">Annemarie Wöhri</a> </span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"></span></div></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/energy/events/PublishingImages/EthicsSeminar_logo.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:600px;height:144px" /><br /><br /></span></div></div> <div> </div> Heshmati, Structural Engineering, CEE<p>SB-H4</p><p>​Durability and long-term performance of adhesively bonded FRP-steel joints</p><br />Abstract: <br /> <style> p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin-top:0cm;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:6.0pt;margin-left:0cm;text-align:justify;text-indent:14.2pt;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:TeXGyrePagella;} .MsoChpDefault {font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;} .MsoPapDefault {margin-bottom:8.0pt;line-height:107%;} @page WordSection1 {size:595.3pt 841.9pt;margin:70.85pt 70.85pt 70.85pt 70.85pt;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} </style> <p><span>Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites offer excellent properties, such as high specific strength and stiffness, corrosion resistance and light weight. Over the past four decades, FRPs have been increasingly used for strengthening and repair of bridge structures, and more recently, in the manufacture of whole/hybrid FRP bridges. Although, the short-term behaviour of FRP/steel bonded joints has been extensively studied, the subject of the long-term performance and durability has not been researched to the same degree. Today, uncertainties regarding the durability aspects of adhesively bonded FRP/steel joints present a major obstacle to their growing application. This thesis aims to deepen the understanding of the structural effects of environmental exposure conditions relevant to bridges on bonded FRP/steel joints, with a focus on predicting the mechanical response of aged joints. </span></p> <p><span>Firstly, to map out the research needs, a comprehensive state-of-the-art literature review was carried out, and the most important identified knowledge-gaps were pursued for research. An extensive experimental programme was conducted including long-term testing of bonded FRP/steel joints that were subjected to various temperature ranges, humidity levels, and cyclic exposure scenarios. Among other factors, the effects of adhesive layer thickness and type of FRP material were investigated. The results showed the importance of FRP permeability on moisture and damage distribution profile in bonded joints. In addition, freeze–thaw cycles</span><span> </span><span>were found to have no unfavourable effects on the strength of dry or preconditioned joints. Complementary material characterization tests were also conducted to study moisture diffusion kinetics. These results underlined the importance of considering the exposure history for prediction and design purposes. Furthermore, the dependency of cohesive laws of the adhesive material on environmental exposure was investigated using an innovative approach based on open-face specimens in conjunction with the J-integral analysis.</span></p> <p><span>FE simulations were incorporated to predict the mechanical response of joints after environmental ageing. Firstly, the applicability of the cohesive zone modelling approach to strength prediction of bonded FRP/steel joints was investigated.</span><span> </span><span>The results confirmed the accuracy of the predictions provided that the variation of failure modes were taken into account. Moreover, the minimum required overlap length was found to be directly proportional to the shape of cohesive laws. This finding, in combination with the environmental-dependent cohesive laws, can be employed in the design phase to ensure sufficient anchorage length after in-service exposure. Lastly, sequentially coupled moisture diffusion–fracture analysis were found to provide reasonable predictions of the mechanical behaviour of environmentally aged joints. This study provides the basis for durability-related experimental characterisation methods and predictive modelling of adhesively bonded FRP/steel joints. </span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <h6 class="chalmersElement-H6"><span>Keywords:</span><span> fibre reinforced polymer, durability, long-term performance, adhesively bonded joints, FRP/steel joints, moisture diffusion, cohesive zone modelling</span></h6> 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> "Towards an industry with high ethical standards<p>HC2, Lecture Hall</p><p>​An inspiring event full of ethical discussions where industry representatives, ethics experts, scientists, and students will get together in order to discuss ethical policies. Real-life examples are presented and interactive sessions can be expected.</p>​<div><span style="background-color:initial">This event is organised in two parts - a movie night and a seminar. In order to register for both occasions you have to sign up for each event individually. ​</span><div><a href="/sv/styrkeomraden/energi/Documents/170330-Seminar-Movienight_v2.pdf">View program&gt;&gt;​</a><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href=""><span style="background-color:initial">Go</span><span style="background-color:initial"> to the seminar registration here</span><span style="background-color:initial">&gt;&gt;</span></a><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/about-chalmers/calendar/Pages/Movie_night_The_mine_Jattilainen.aspx">More information about movie night &quot;The mine - Jättiläinen&quot;</a><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="/en/about-chalmers/calendar/Pages/Movie_night_The_mine_Jattilainen.aspx"> and registration here&gt;&gt;</a> Please note movie night is on the 30th of March.</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><div>Both events are free of charge. Refreshments will be available and vegetarian wraps will be provided for the first 100 participants.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Target group:</div> <div>Students, employees as far as space allows</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Organizers:</div> <div>This is a joint effort by the Area of Advance Energy, The Undergraduate- and Master's Education program and Chalmers Students for Sustainability. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>In collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology, ABB and AstraZeneca </div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">If you have any questions you are welcome to contact <a href="">Annemarie Wöhri</a> </span></div></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><img src="/en/areas-of-advance/energy/events/PublishingImages/EthicsSeminar_logo.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:600px;height:145px" /><br /></span></div></div>!.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 discussions. ​Welcome to Northern Lead Day 2017.</p> <br />Researchers from Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg will present their research results. There will also be an interesting discussion on a current logistics related topic. <br />Lunch 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. to Design a Comfortable Building in a Warming World<p>SB-H1, Sven Hultins gata 6, Göteborg</p><p>​Lecture by Susan Roaf, Emeritus Professor of Architectural Engineering, Heriot Watt University. BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY guest lecture series with focus on architecture, urban design and planning. The impacts of global warming on wellbeing in the buildings we live and work in are beginning to be felt around the world. Even at high latitudes buildings, mainly modern ones, are beginning to overheat, to the extent they not only make occupants feel uncomfortable but during extreme weather events also cause heat stress. How much worse for those in regions suffering extreme weather events in already high temperatures such as in Australia and India?</p>​​What temperatures might result in such heat stress? What temperatures can we be comfortable in? How do we design buildings that not only ensure we can remain comfortable nowand in future climates.This lecture will explore these topics and offer solutions for designers interested in creating buildings that maintain their value over time by delivering a high quality of thermal performance over time. 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,-Energy-and-Environment.aspx,-Energy-and-Environment.aspxEmma Jonson, Energy and Environment<p>EE</p><p>​An agent-based approach to supply side modeling of agricultural and power systems</p>​<span>Emma Jonson, division of Physical Resource Theory, will defend her thesis: &quot;An agent-based approach to supply side modeling of agricultural and power systems&quot;. </span><div><br /></div> <div>Supervisor and examiner: Kristian Lindgren, professor, Physical resource theory</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Faculty examiner: Tatiana Filatova, Assoc. Prof. “Economic Modelling for Resilient Societies” at the CSTM department, University of Twente, Netherlands.</div> Winroth, Applied Acoustics, CEE<p>SB-H4, Sven Hultins gata 6</p><p>Contact stiffness in tyre/road noise modelling and speed dependencies of tyre/road noise gene-ration mechanisms</p><div>​<span></span><span></span>Abstract:<span style="display:inline-block"><span></span></span></div> <div> </div> <div class="item"><div>Tools for simulating tyre/road noise are highly valuable in the efforts to limit the negative consequences of road traffic noise.</div> <p>A numerical tyre/road noise simulation tool was in this study used to investigate how the contact stiffness parameter affects the predicted tyre/road noise. It includes a contact model with contact springs that accounts for the effect of local small-scale tread deformation. Results showed that simulated noise was sensitive to the value of the spring stiffness, primarily as it affected the total contact force. A non-linear contact spring formulation resulted in a reduction of the high-frequency content in the contact forces and simulated noise.<br /><br />Aspects of small-scale tread dynamics were evaluated by simulating the detailed contact between an elastic layer and a rough road surface using a numerical time domain contact model including non-linear contact springs to account for small-scale roughness. Contact stiffness increased as the number of contact points grew as well as the deformation of their non-linear contact springs. The results imply that dynamic properties of the local tread deformation may be of importance when simulating contact details during normal tyre/road interaction conditions, but that effects of damping could, as a first approximation, be included as an increased stiffness in a quasi-static tread model.<br /><br />The speed dependency of measured and simulated tyre/road noise was analysed. A large part of the noise had a high speed exponent, traditionally connected with air-pumping. However, the results showed that tyre vibrations can generate noise with a speed exponent that verges on what is expected from air-pumping. Due to the overlap in the speed exponents of the main generation mechanisms, they cannot be distinguished through a speed exponent analysis.<br /><br />The most important contribution of this work is an increased understanding of how the contact spring formulation affects the simulated noise. The work has also provided insights into the speed dependency of tyre/road noise generation mechanisms.</p> <div> </div></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> <div class="item"> <h6 class="chalmersElement-H6">Key words: Tyre/road contact modelling, Air-pumping, Tyre/road contact stiffness,Tyre/road noise, Speed exponent analysis</h6></div></div> <h6 class="chalmersElement-H6"> <div> <span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span></div> <span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span></h6>,-Signals-and-Systems.aspx,-Signals-and-Systems.aspxOleksandr Semeniuta, Signals and Systems<p>Room EC, Hörsalsvägen 11</p><p>​Control of visually guided event-based behaviors in industrial robotic systems</p><p>​Oleksandr Semeniuta is a PhD student at the division of Systems-and Control</p> <p>Discussion leader is Dr. Mikael Ekström, Mälardalen University</p> <p>Supervisor is Associate professor Petter Falkman</p>,-Earth-and-Space-Sciences.aspx,-Earth-and-Space-Sciences.aspxErik Blomberg, Earth and Space Sciences<p>EA</p><p>​​Title: Biomass Retrieval in Topographic Boreal Forest using Polarimetric and Tomographic SAR in P- and L-band</p><span>Erik Blomberg is a PhD student in the Radar Remote Sensing research group in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences.<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> Open School - the city could be otherwise<p>Z33 Hasselt (BE)</p><p>​TRADERS Open School is a 10-day academy that brings together art and design thinkers, practitioners and various publics to critically engage in urban processes and discourses through the lenses of agency, participation and public space. The event is premised on the notion that ‘things can be otherwise’, it acts as a challenge to rethink and conceptualise potential urban futures by way of art and design. To do this, the Open School is structured as an academy, a place for learning. Accepting that knowledge is not only held in the head but being actively constructed in situ and practice, we see the academy as moving from a celebration of genius to a focus on the creation of what Brian Eno termed ‘scenius’, the intelligence that comes from a collective ecology of thinkers.</p>​<em><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/arch/kalendarium/2017/TRADERS_OS_POSTERA3_340.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />The city could be otherwise</em> is both a statement and question wrapped in one.  As a statement it prompts alternatives that challenge the hegemonies, or mental blockages, that have led to accepting situations of gross economic inequality, ecological degradation and social crises.  As a question, it queries our agency as citizens: to what extent can we give shape to the ‘otherwise’—are we passive observers or active agents for change?  For designers and artists, it prompts a reflection on the state of socially engaged theory and practice in urban contexts.<br /><br />The Open School aims at a creative re-thinking of the city, trading practices and ideas, peers-pushing-peers in a place of learning and experimentation through dialogue and action.  Participants will be encouraged to take different roles and stances, questioning <em>if</em> and <em>how</em> the city can be otherwise.<br /><br />The structure of the 10 days intertwines practice and theory, established thinkers and students, emergent practices and traditional methods, in what we consider an experiential and cognitive generative dance. This dance is a key metaphor for the academy’s organisation, which creates an environment and structure for ideas and practices to come together in dialogue without an overly curated programme, instead ‘thinking on our feet’.<br /><br /><a href="">The full programme will be online soon: keep a close look on our website</a><br /><br /><a href="">Facebook</a>,-Earth-and-Space-Sciences.aspx,-Earth-and-Space-Sciences.aspxDaniel Tegnered, Earth and Space Sciences<p>EA</p><p>​Daniel Tegnered is a PhD student in the Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy research group in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences.</p>​Title: TBA 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 Blomfors, Structural Engineering, CEE<p>SB-H4, Sven Hultins gata 8</p><p>Reliable Assessments of Concrete Structures with Corroded Reinforcement: An engineering approach</p><p>Abstract:</p>,-Signals-and-Systems.aspx,-Signals-and-Systems.aspxEdith Condo Neira, Signals and Systems<p>Room EA, Hörsalsvägen 11</p><p>​ Antenna Evaluation for Vehicular Applications in Multipath Environment</p><p>​Edith Condo Neira is a PhD student at the division of Communication Systems</p> <p>Discussion leader is Dr. Claes Beckman, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm</p> <p>Supervisor is Professor Erik Ström</p> 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 Kensby, Building Services Engineering, CEE<p>EF, EDIT-huset, Hörsalsvägen 11</p><p>​Title: Smart Energy Networks - Space Heating Flexibility from a System Perspective</p> 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 (Collège de France)<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 /> 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>