Events: Globalhttp://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumUpcoming events at Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 21 Apr 2017 10:45:20 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Origin-of-Biodiversity170418.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Origin-of-Biodiversity170418.aspxOrigin of Biodiversity<p>MV:H12, Hörsalsvägen 1</p><p>​Sexual selection/sexual conflict</p><p>​<br />This symposium will explore the leading frontiers of sexual selection and sexual conflict, with an emphasis on how empirical data distinguishes different models and sources of conflict.</p> <p>The symposium runs April 20-26, there are open lectures for everyone interested:</p> <p><strong>Thursday April 20<br /></strong>9.00-9.30 Welcome and introduction. Scott Edwards, et al.<br />9.30-10.15 Scott Edwards: TBA<br />10.45-11.30 Rebecca Safran: Defining a role of ecology in sexual selection, with implications for population divergence and speciation<br />11.30-12.15 Willow Lindsay: Neuroendocrine specializations for Acrobatic Courtship Display in Manakins</p> <p><strong>Friday April 21<br /></strong>9.00-9.45 Jan Lifjeld: Why is sperm competition so variable among passerine birds? <br />9.45-10.15 Calum Ninnes: Colour signalling in widowbirds and bishops<br />10.45-11.30 Erica Leder: TBA<br />11.30-12.15 Ola Svensson: TBA</p> <p><strong>Monday April 24<br /></strong>9.00-10.15 Geoff Parker: Sexual selection and the sexual cascade<br />10.45-11.30 Arild Johnsen: Cryptic female choice at the intra- and interspecific level: what are the molecular mechanisms?<br />11.30-12.15 Anna Qvarnström: TBA</p> <p>Local hosts: Mats Olsson, Staffan Andersson and Lotta Kvarnemo</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/arch/calendar/Pages/TRADERS-Open-School.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/arch/calendar/Pages/TRADERS-Open-School.aspxTRADERS 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="http://tr-aders.eu/open-school/the-school/">The full programme will be online soon: keep a close look on our website</a><br /><br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TRADERS.EU/">Facebook</a>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/rss/calendar/Pages/Daniel-Tegnered,-Earth-and-Space-Sciences.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/rss/calendar/Pages/Daniel-Tegnered,-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: Gyrokinetic simulations of microturbulence and transport in tokamak plasmas<br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Licentiate-seminar-Paul-Holmström,-TME.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Licentiate-seminar-Paul-Holmstr%C3%B6m,-TME.aspxLicentiate seminar Paul Holmström, TME<p>Seminar room 2456 Korsvägen, Vera Sandbergs allé 8</p><p>​Title: Bringing System Dynamics into Action Research Discussion leader: Professor Pål Davidsen, University of Bergen</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/Transport/calendar/Pages/AoA-Transport-lunch-seminar_25April2017.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/Transport/calendar/Pages/AoA-Transport-lunch-seminar_25April2017.aspxAoA Transport lunch seminar: Transition to future travel and transport<p>Room no 4, Johanneberg Science Park, Sven Hultins plats 2, Chalmers Johanneberg</p><p>Welcome to the Area of Advance Transport lunch seminar on the theme Transition to future travel and transport.</p>​ <br /><span><span class="text-normal page-content">The focus on transition is strategically important for the Area of Advance, where we see an opportunity to promote collaboration between departments at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, and thereby bringing together and sharing expertise. We therefore encourage all transport researchers to participate in the seminar and contribute to discussions on how we can move forward with these goals.<br /><br />Our speakers presentations will be held during the first good hour, and after that you are welcome to stay for further discussion and exchange of experiences.<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span><br /><br /><strong>Introduction: Transition to future travel and transport</strong><br />Anna Dubois, Vice President, and Professor at the Department of Technology Management and Economics<br /><br /><strong>Urban modality: integrated approaches for sustainable urban mobility</strong><br />Jorge Gil, Researcher at the Department of Architecture, Chalmers<br /><br /><strong>Transition to a new urban planning paradigm aiming for high-density attractive urban spaces: How does freight fit in? </strong><br />Sönke Behrends, Assistant Professor in Urban Logistics, Chalmers<br /><br /><strong>Autonomous vehicles – new technologies and new flows</strong><br /><em>Lessons from the SEVS3 for AD project</em><br />Anders Grauers, Associate Professor, Automatic Control, Chalmers<br />Michael Browne, Professor, Industrial and Financial Management &amp; Logistics, University of Gothenburg<br /><br /><br /><br /><span class="text-normal page-content">Welcome, <a href="https://www.anpdm.com/public/event/RegistrationForm/414050437344475E4A7640">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 Friday 21st April.</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 /><br />The seminar is part of </span></span><span class="text-normal"><span class="text-normal"><span>a series of lunch seminars organized by the Area of Advance Transport. <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/Transport/calendar/lunch-seminars/Pages/default.aspx">Read more here</a>, and <a href="http://www.anpdm.com/form/444650437647415F4371/43405E437044455F4271" target="_blank">sign up for our newsletter</a> to receive upcoming invitations.</span></span> </span><br /><br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Licentiatseminarium170425.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Licentiatseminarium170425.aspxLicentiate seminar in mathematics: Manh Hung Tran<p>Pascal, Hörsalsvägen 1</p><p>​Counting rational points on genus one curves</p>​<br />Introducer: Dr Oscar Marmon, University of Copenhagenhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/Model-Based-Testing-There-is-Nothing-More-Practical-than-a-Good-Theory.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/Model-Based-Testing-There-is-Nothing-More-Practical-than-a-Good-Theory.aspxModel-Based Testing: There is Nothing More Practical than a Good Theory<p>EF</p><p>​ Speaker: Jan Tretmans TNO - Embedded Systems Innovation, Eindhoven, NL, Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL, Halmstad University, Halmstad, S.</p>​<strong><br />Abstract: </strong><br />We build ever larger and more complex software systems. Systematic testing plays an important role in assessing the quality of such systems. The effort for testing, however, turns out to grow even faster than the size and complexity of the systems under test themselves.One of the promising testing technologies to detect more bugs faster and cheaper is model-based testing.<br />  <br />Model-based testing starts with an abstract model of the system's behaviour. This model constitutes a precise and concise specification of what the system shall do, and, consequently, is a good basis for the algorithmic generation of test cases and the analysis of test results. Model-based testing enables the next step in test automation by combining automatic test generation with test execution, and providing more, longer, and more diversified test cases with less effort.<br />  <br />The presentation aims at covering the chain from theoretical concepts, via algorithms and tools, to industrial applications of model-based testing. Starting point is the 'ioco'-testing theory for labelled transition systems, to which concepts from process algebra, the theoryof testing equivalences, symbolic transition systems, algebraic data types, satisfaction-modulo-theories tools, and equational reasoning are added. We show how these theories have led to the development of the model-based testing tool 'TorXakis'.<br />  <br />On the one hand, TorXakis provides provably sound and exhaustive (in the limit) test generation from models. These models combine state-based control flow and complex data definitions, they deal with uncertainty through nondeterminism, they support compositionality by providing combinators for alternative, concurrent, sequential, exceptional, and interrupting behaviours, and they support abstraction and under-specification. On the other hand, TorXakis has shown practical usability in academia, both in research and in education,<br />as well as in industrial applications, ranging from smart-card software to large, systems-of-systems kind of applications. So, for model-based testing there is nothing more practical than a good theory.<br /><br /><em>Welcome!</em><br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/Asymptotic-optimality-of-quantized-approximations-in-stochastic-control.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/Asymptotic-optimality-of-quantized-approximations-in-stochastic-control.aspxAsymptotic optimality of quantized approximations in stochastic control<p>EDIT Room 3364, Hörsalsvägen 9, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​ Speaker: Serdar Yuksel, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen&#39;s University, Canada</p>​<br />Abstract: <br />Quantization arises in stochastic control in the contexts of informational and computational constraints. On the informational side, this problem is relevant in 'control under information constraints' where the goal is to characterize jointly optimal coding and control policies under various performance criteria, such as some expected cost minimization or some stability criterion, when a controller has access to limited information. In stochastic control, quantization also arises in developing approximate representations of uncountable state/action space models with finite models, for discounted or average cost problems. Since for Markov Decision Processes with uncountable spaces the computation of optimal policies is known to be prohibitively hard, quantized models allow for tractable learning and computational algorithms. In this talk, we will present quite relaxed conditions under which finite models can be used to construct approximately optimal policies and, under further conditions, obtain explicit rates of convergence to the optimal cost of the original problem as the quantization rate increases. We consider various setups for the continuity conditions imposed on the transition kernels, the state and action spaces, and the partially observed case (where the relaxed nature of our assumptions finds particularly important applications). Our approximation results may be considered to be complete in that whenever we could state the existence of optimal policies, an approximation result follows; thus providing relaxed conditions compared with existing results in the literature. Using information theoretic tools, we show that the convergence rates are order-optimal for a further class of problems. Some examples will be provided. (Part of this talk is based on joint work with Naci Saldi and Tamas Linder).<br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/Multi-Dimension,-Multi-Function-and-Multi-Band-Substrate-Integrated-Waveguide-Antennas-and-Arrays-for-GHz-and-THz-Applicati.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/Multi-Dimension,-Multi-Function-and-Multi-Band-Substrate-Integrated-Waveguide-Antennas-and-Arrays-for-GHz-and-THz-Applicati.aspxDistinguished Seminar: Multi-Dimension, Multi-Function and Multi-Band Substrate Integrated Waveguide Antennas and Arrays for GHz and THz Applications<p>Room EC, floor 4, EDIT building, Hörsalsvägen 11, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​ Speaker: Prof. Ke Wu, FIEEE, FCAE, FRSC 2016 President of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) NSERC-Huawei Industrial Research Chair in Future Wireless Technologies Poly-Grames Research Center, Department of Electrical Engineering Ecole Polytechnique (University of Montreal), Canada</p>​<strong><br />Abstract:  </strong><br />This presentation reviews the past and current research status of substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) antennas and arrays for GHz and THz system applications. Special interests are oriented towards on-going worldwide efforts and development of various multi-dimension, multi-function and multi-band highly integrated SIW antenna and array geometries and techniques with focus on single- and multi-beam antenna techniques and array architectures. They also include various emerging stacked multilayer structures, multi-port driven lens techniques, and non-stacked three-dimensionally expandable LEGO-style designs, which present disruptive and game-changing schemes for 5G and future wireless systems. In particular, the LEGO-style design is shown to enable the development of partial- and full-plane beam-processing antennas and arrays. With the SIW scheme, both beam-forming network and antenna array module can be integrated with minimum cross-talk and signal interference. Transmitting and receiving antenna-circuit systems can fully be integrated on the same substrate with maximum isolation. Forward-looking thoughts and future outlooks are provided for higher-density GHz and THz integration schemes.<br /><strong><br /><img class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/s2/Nyheter%20och%20kalendarium/Calendar/KeWu_pic_170px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Biography: </strong><br />Dr. Ke Wu is Professor of Electrical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal (University of Montreal). He is also the NSERC-Huawei Industrial Research Chair in Future Wireless Technologies (the first Huawei endowed Chair in the world). He was Tier-I Canada Research Chair (2002-2016) in RF and millimeter-wave engineering. He has been the Director of Poly-Grames Research Center and the Founding Director (2008-2014) of the Center for Radiofrequency Electronics Research of Quebec. He has authored/co-authored more than 1100 referred papers and a number of books/book chapters and more than 40 patents. Dr. Wu was the general chair of the 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (the largest IEEE annual conference). He was the 2016 President of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). He serves as the inaugural North-American representative in the General Assembly of the European Microwave Association (EuMA). He was the recipient of many awards and prizes including the inaugural IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award, the 2004 Fessenden Medal of the IEEE Canada, the 2009 Thomas W. Eadie Medal of the Royal Society of Canada, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013, the 2013 FCCP Education Foundation Award of Merit, the 2014 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Application Award, the 2014 Marie-Victorin Prize (Prix du Quebec - the highest distinction of Québec in the natural sciences and engineering), the 2015 Prix d’Excellence en Recherche et Innovation of Polytechnique Montréal, and the 2015 IEEE Montreal Section Gold Medal of Achievement. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was an IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Microwave Lecturer from Jan. 2009 to Dec. 2011.<br /><br /><strong>Organization:</strong><br />The seminar is organized by the Division of Communication and Antenna Systems (CAS), Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology. The Host of Prof. Ke Wu (University of Montreal) is Dr. Mouhamed Abdulla and Dr. Ashraf Zaman. For more information regarding this seminar and research visit to Chalmers, please email: <a href="mailto:ma14@ieee.org">ma14@ieee.org</a>.<br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/Decentralized-stochastic-control-Information-structures,-optimal-solutions-and-approximations.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/Decentralized-stochastic-control-Information-structures,-optimal-solutions-and-approximations.aspxDecentralized stochastic control: Information structures, optimal solutions and approximations<p>Room ES52, EDIT Building, Hörsalsvägen 9, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​ Speaker: Serdar Yuksel, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen&#39;s University, Canada</p>​<br />Abstract: <br />This tutorial talk is concerned with stochastic dynamic decentralized control (or team) problems and their optimal solutions. A review on information structures and basics of decentralized stochastic control will be presented. Strategic measures for team problems will be introduced; these are probability measures induced on the space of measurement and action sequences by admissible decentralized control policies. Conditions ensuring the compactness of sets of strategic measures will be established. These will lead to existence results for optimal solutions for both static and dynamic teams. Properties such as convexity of the sets of such measures will be studied; it will be shown that measures induced by deterministic policies form the extreme points of a properly expanded set of strategic measures, thus establishing the optimality of such policies. Characterizations for convexity of problems which include teams with a non-classical information structure will be presented. Finally, through an approximation of the sets of strategic measures by those induced with quantization of measurement and action spaces, asymptotic optimality of finite model representations for a large class of dynamic team problems will be established. These lead to asymptotic optimality of quantized control policies. The celebrated counterexample of Witsenhausen will be discussed throughout the talk to illustrate the salient aspects of information structures in decentralized control, and demonstrate the existence, convexity, and approximation results. (Part of this talk is based on joint work with Naci Saldi and Tamas Linder).http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cee/calendar/Pages/Laura-Esteves-Mauriz---Applied-Acoustics.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cee/calendar/Pages/Laura-Esteves-Mauriz---Applied-Acoustics.aspxLaura Esteves Mauriz, Applied Acoustics, CEE<p>SB-H3, Sven Hultins gata 6</p><p>​The Urban Space and the Sound Environment - Tools and Approaches</p>​<div>Abstract:</div> <div>Cities are always confronted with transition and adaptation. Awareness on urban environmental quality is leading the vision about the built environment's resilience and sustainability, highlighting the importance of a multidisciplinary framework for urbanisation processes. One of the main concerns is the negative impact of outdoor noise due to road tra&#14;c, whereby controlling the sound environment through good quality spatial production is a priority. Europe and other parts of the world are experiencing a chronic tra&#14;c congestion problem. The environmental impact of this situation is overwhelming, where 90 % of the health impact due to noise exposure is estimated to be caused by road tra&#14;c noise. In this regard, noise maps are seen as a powerful tool in the development of new urban areas, where its noise level underestimation can endanger the wellbeing of citizens. At this rapid urbanisation, divided pronouncements on decision-making are devastating. The aim is to overcome negative aspects derived from a late intervention by including urban sound planning as an opportunity to the user's experience and wellbeing, avoiding poor patches in the urban configuration and economical burden. The present work is committed to the development of tools for controlling, communicating and designing the sound environment on a level beyond today's solutions, capable to be included at the early stages of the planning process. <br /><br />First, the study goes through the importance of the quiet side and the implementation of an engineering method as a powerful tool in the urban development, obtaining accurate results compared to measurements. In an attempt to study time variations of tra&#14;c within cities and its relevance regarding noise emission (normally overlooked in current noise mapping calculations), a microscopic road tra&#14;c modelling tool is developed in the second study, giving useful output for noise level predictions as function of time. The time-pattern analysis opens the possibility to test tra&#14;c con gurations and explore a large variety of results in the form of descriptors as statistical indicators, calm periods and noise events, and outcomes as di erence maps and contribution maps. The third study extends toward the evaluation of the e ects of spatial heterogeneity (considered a key strategy to increase the liveability of spaces) on the environmental performance and resilience capacity of the transportation system through the study of noise pollution and its economic impact. The studies presented are using real case scenarios as a test-bed not only for implementation, but mainly for the development of tools. </div> <div> </div> <h6 class="chalmersElement-H6">Keywords: Urban sound planning, tra&#14;c dynamics, quiet side, urban systems, prediction, road tra&#14;c noise, modelling.</h6>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/Enabling-Ambient-Electromagnetic-Energy-Harvesting-for-Future-Internet-of-Things-and-Smart-Environment.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/Enabling-Ambient-Electromagnetic-Energy-Harvesting-for-Future-Internet-of-Things-and-Smart-Environment.aspxDistinguished Seminar: Enabling Ambient Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting for Future Internet of Things and Smart Environment<p>Room EA, floor 4, EDIT building, Hörsalsvägen 11, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​ Speaker: Prof. Ke Wu, FIEEE, FCAE, FRSC 2016 President of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) NSERC-Huawei Industrial Research Chair in Future Wireless Technologies Poly-Grames Research Center, Department of Electrical Engineering Ecole Polytechnique (University of Montreal), Canada</p>​<strong><br />Abstract:  </strong><br />The roadmap evolution and historical milestones of electromagnetic energy conversion and recycling techniques and related breakthroughs are reviewed with emphasis on low-density energy harvesting technologies for IoT systems. Ambient radiofrequency (RF) energy sources are examined in connection with omnipresent wireless system deployment. The effective use and recycling of such an ambient electromagnetic energy are the most relevant and critical issue for the current and future practicability of wireless energy harvesting in support of IoT sensing hardware. In this talk, a set of performance criteria and development considerations, required to meet the IoT needs for ambient energy harvesting is derived. A technological outlook of the performances that can be expected from different device technologies is assessed. Promising devices and emerging solutions in the development of ambient energy harvesters are also presented and discussed with a special highlight of our proposed disruptive schemes, which include hybrid energy harvesting approaches and cooperative system design platforms.<br /><br /><strong><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/s2/Nyheter%20och%20kalendarium/Calendar/KeWu_pic_170px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Biography: </strong><br />Dr. Ke Wu is Professor of Electrical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal (University of Montreal). He is also the NSERC-Huawei Industrial Research Chair in Future Wireless Technologies (the first Huawei endowed Chair in the world). He was Tier-I Canada Research Chair (2002-2016) in RF and millimeter-wave engineering. He has been the Director of Poly-Grames Research Center and the Founding Director (2008-2014) of the Center for Radiofrequency Electronics Research of Quebec. He has authored/co-authored more than 1100 referred papers and a number of books/book chapters and more than 40 patents. Dr. Wu was the general chair of the 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (the largest IEEE annual conference). He was the 2016 President of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). He serves as the inaugural North-American representative in the General Assembly of the European Microwave Association (EuMA). He was the recipient of many awards and prizes including the inaugural IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award, the 2004 Fessenden Medal of the IEEE Canada, the 2009 Thomas W. Eadie Medal of the Royal Society of Canada, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013, the 2013 FCCP Education Foundation Award of Merit, the 2014 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Application Award, the 2014 Marie-Victorin Prize (Prix du Quebec - the highest distinction of Québec in the natural sciences and engineering), the 2015 Prix d’Excellence en Recherche et Innovation of Polytechnique Montréal, and the 2015 IEEE Montreal Section Gold Medal of Achievement. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was an IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Microwave Lecturer from Jan. 2009 to Dec. 2011.<br /><br /><strong>Organization: </strong><br />The seminar is organized by the Division of Communication and Antenna Systems (CAS), Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology. The Host of Prof. Ke Wu (University of Montreal) is Dr. Mouhamed Abdulla. For more information regarding this seminar and research visit to Chalmers, please email: <a href="mailto:ma14@ieee.org">ma14@ieee.org</a>.<br /><br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cee/calendar/Pages/Licentiate-seminar---Mattias-Blomfors.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cee/calendar/Pages/Licentiate-seminar---Mattias-Blomfors.aspxMattias 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>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/Edith-Condo-Neira,-Signals-and-Systems.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/Edith-Condo-Neira,-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>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Disputation170428.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Disputation170428.aspxThesis 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, Redmondhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/State-of-the-art-in-Active-Beamforming-Antenna-Arrays-for-High-Date-Rate-Wireless-Communication-and-Sensor-Applications.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/State-of-the-art-in-Active-Beamforming-Antenna-Arrays-for-High-Date-Rate-Wireless-Communication-and-Sensor-Applications.aspxState-of-the-art in Active Beamforming Antenna Arrays for High-Date-Rate Wireless Communication and Sensor Applications<p>EL41</p><p>​Welcome to the Inaugural lecture by Professor Marianna Ivashina</p>​<strong><br />Abstract:</strong><br />The breadth of interesting applications and open research challenges in antenna systems for high-date-rate wireless communication and sensor applications has led to an influx of new knowledge about active beamforming antenna arrays (ABAAs). This has stimulated progress in antenna design and real time multichannel signal processing, and spawned collaborative R&amp;D projects around the world. We survey the state-of-the-art in ABAAs (such as ‘dense’ phased arrays comprising many electrically small antenna elements as reflector feeds, and large-scale irregular sparse phased arrays), give examples of key problems that have been solved in recent years (e.g. characterization of complex, mutually coupled antenna arrays with active electronics and digital beamforming), and list some of the major open questions.http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/calendar/Pages/Soft-Microscopy-workshop.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/calendar/Pages/Soft-Microscopy-workshop.aspxSOFT Microscopy Centre Industrial Workshop<p>Kollektorn lecture hall, MC2 building 4th floor, Kemivägen 9</p><p>​Explore new possibilities with Soft Microscopy - A workshop where science meets applications.</p><div>​<strong><br />Time: </strong>May 5th, 2017, 08:30 - 16:30<br /><strong>Venue: </strong>Luftbryggan, Chalmers University of Technology, Kemivägen 9.<br /><span><strong><span></span></strong>Please note the change of locations <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>from Kollektorn to Luftbryggan.<br /><a href="http://maps.chalmers.se/#167d1b5f-8ec8-4e86-b511-0b3c50e3c06a"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />How to find your way to Luftbryggan</a> (maps.chalmers.se)<br /><br /><p>The Soft Microscopy Centre will host an industrial workshop aimed for industrial scientists, specialists, and research managers, and academic scientists with an interest in applied science and soft microscopy. The purpose of the workshop is to establish new collaborations, strengthen the applied research in the field of soft materials structures and properties based on industrial needs and to start joint projects. <br /></p> <p>The aims are to demonstrate the possibilities with microscopy and understanding microstructures for solving industrial and societal challenges, inform about the environments and to visualize the capabilities of the new forefront microscopes and techniques. </p> <p>The workshop is comprised of lectures by leading industrial and academic scientists, presentations of the different environments, and guided tours to the microscopes. There will also be a session when challenges and possibilities will be discussed in small groups.</p> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Program</h3> <p><a href="/en/conference/soft-microscopy/Documents/Program%20SOFT%20Microscopy%20Centre%20Workshop%205%20May%202017%20Chalmers.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Download the program for the Soft Microscopy Workshop</a></p> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Registration</h3> <p>Register by the 28th of April 2017 at the latest.</p> <p>The registration fee is SEK 1500 including VAT (25%). </p> <p><a href="/en/conference/soft-microscopy/Pages/default.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Register via the workshop website</a></p> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span>Contact</span></h3> <span><div>Niklas Loren, <a href="mailto:niklas.loren@sp.se">niklas.loren@sp.se</a>, <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap">+46 10-5166614<a title="Call: +46 10-5166614" href="#" style="overflow:hidden;border-width:medium;border-style:none;border-color:currentcolor;height:16px;width:16px;vertical-align:middle;white-space:nowrap;right:0px;position:static ! important;float:none;left:0px;margin:0px;display:inline;top:0px;bottom:0px"><img title="Call: +46 10-5166614" alt="" style="overflow:hidden;border-width:medium;border-style:none;border-color:currentcolor;height:16px;width:16px;vertical-align:middle;white-space:nowrap;right:0px;position:static ! important;float:none;left:0px;margin:0px;display:inline;top:0px;bottom:0px" /></a></span>, or </div></span><div><span>Eva Olsson, <a href="mailto:eva.olsson@chalmers.se">eva.olsson@chalmers.se</a>, <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap">+46 31-7723247<a title="Call: +46 31-7723247" href="#" style="overflow:hidden;border-width:medium;border-style:none;border-color:currentcolor;height:16px;width:16px;vertical-align:middle;white-space:nowrap;right:0px;position:static ! important;float:none;left:0px;margin:0px;display:inline;top:0px;bottom:0px"><img title="Call: +46 31-7723247" alt="" style="overflow:hidden;border-width:medium;border-style:none;border-color:currentcolor;height:16px;width:16px;vertical-align:middle;white-space:nowrap;right:0px;position:static ! important;float:none;left:0px;margin:0px;display:inline;top:0px;bottom:0px" /></a></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></div></div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/calendar/Pages/Lecture-by-Honorary-Doctors-.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/calendar/Pages/Lecture-by-Honorary-Doctors-.aspxLecture by Honorary Doctors<p>Hall of Palmstedt, Student Union House</p><p>​Welcome to lectures given by the honorary doctors of 2017 Steven Girvin, Professor of Physics &amp; Applied Physics and Deputy Provost for Research at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA &quot; The Second Quantum Revolution&quot; Kristine M Larson, professor at the University of Colorado, USA &quot;GPS Can´t Do That, Can It? - How building a GPS seismometer led to the development of GPS snow, soil moisture, and water level sensors&quot; Kaianders Sempler, a science journalist, illustrator and public debater, Sweden &quot;Science journalism, new media and fake news&quot; For attendance please register here After the lectures you are invited to a &quot;fika&quot; and a chat with the honorary doctors.</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/calendar/Pages/Conferment-Ceremony-2017.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/calendar/Pages/Conferment-Ceremony-2017.aspxConferment 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>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/dmitryknyaginindisp.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/dmitryknyaginindisp.aspxDmitry Knyaginin, Computer Science and Engineering<p>EC</p><p>Towards Large-Capacity and Cost-Effective Main Memories</p><strong>Abstract:</strong> Large, multi-terabyte main memories per processor socket are instrumental to address the continuously growing performance demands of domains like high-performance computing, databases, and big data. It is an important objective to design large-capacity main memories in a way that maximizes their cost-effectiveness and at the same time minimizes performance losses caused by cost-effective tradeoffs. This thesis addresses a number of issues towards this objective. First, parallel memory protocols, that are key to large main memories, have a limited number of pins. This implies that to address future capacities, the protocols would have to multiplex the pins to transfer wider addresses in a greater number of cycles, hurting performance. This thesis contributes with the concept of adaptive row addressing, comprising three techniques, as a general approach to minimize the performance losses of such cost-effective parallel memory protocols, and, in fact, make them as efficient as an idealized protocol with many enough pins to transfer each address in one cycle. Second, emerging Storage-Class Memory (SCM) technologies can potentially revolutionize main memory design by enabling large-capacity and cost-effective hybrid main memories, that combine DRAM and SCM. However, they add multiple dimensions to the design space of main memories. Detailed exploration of such design spaces solely by means of simulation or prototyping is inefficient. This thesis contributes with Crystal, an analytic method for partitioning hybrid-memory area between DRAM and SCM at design time, and Rock, a framework for pruning design spaces of hybrid memories. Crystal and Rock help system architects to quickly and correctly identify the most promising design points for subsequent detailed evaluation. Third, in hybrid main memories, DRAM is the limited resource, and co-running programs compete for it. Fair and at the same time high-performance management of such memories is an important and open issue. To avoid long operating-system overheads, this management has to be performed by hardware. This thesis contributes with ProFess: a probabilistic hybrid main memory management framework for high performance and fairness. ProFess includes two hardware-based mechanisms that cooperate to significantly improve fairness, performance, and energy-efficiency compared to the state-of-the-art.http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/salomemarolic.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/salomemarolic.aspxSalome Maro, Computer Science and Engineering<p>Jupiter 520</p><p>Addressing Traceability Challenges in the Development of Embedded Systems</p><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Abstract </h4> <div><strong>Context:</strong> Currently, development efforts in embedded systems development lead to a large number of interconnected artifacts. Traceability enables understanding and managing these artifacts as they evolve. However, establishing traceability is not a trivial task, it requires the development organization to plan how traceability will fit into its processes and provide tools to support traceability establishment. In practice, guidelines for how traceability should be established are lacking. Therefore, companies struggle with establishing traceability and making the most of traceability once it is established. <br /><br /><strong>Objective:</strong> The overall objective of this research is to improve traceability processes and tools for embedded systems development. In this thesis, we started with first understanding the domain and practical traceability challenges and also investigated how traceability tools can be improved. <br /><br /><strong>Method:</strong> Since establishing traceability is a practical problem, our research is conducted in close collaboration with industry partners. We conducted qualitative empirical studies to understand which traceability challenges exist in reality and designed solutions for some of these challenges. Concretely, we used action research, case study and design science methods for the different studies. <br /><br /><strong>Results:</strong> Our studies show that establishing traceability in practice still has several challenges, the most prominent ones being: the manual work of establishing traceability is high; the engineers responsible for creating the links perceive it as an overhead; lack of tools to enable using traceability; lack of methods and tools to measure its quality; no universal standards for traceability to be shared and exchanged and it is difficult to measure the return on investment of establishing traceability. To reduce the amount of manual work needed to maintain traceability links, we designed guidelines that can be followed by tool developers. We also show the feasibility of a configurable and extendable traceability management tool through a prototype implementation. <br /><br /><strong>Contributions:</strong> As part of this thesis, we have elicited persistent traceability challenges in development of embedded systems development. This list of challenges can also be used by other researchers who are interested in the topic of traceability for embedded systems development. As a first initiative towards solving these challenges, we propose important factors and guidelines for traceability tool developers and organizations that need to acquire traceability tools. Lastly, we have demonstrated the feasibility of these factors and guidelines through a prototype implementation. This implementation is open source and available for industry to use in their development and for other researchers to use for studies and extend the tool.</div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cee/calendar/Pages/Thesis-defence---Johan-Kensby.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cee/calendar/Pages/Thesis-defence---Johan-Kensby.aspxJohan 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>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Origin-of-Biodiversity170515.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Origin-of-Biodiversity170515.aspxOrigin of Biodiversity<p>MV:L14, Chalmers tvärgata 3</p><p>​Phylogenomics and phylogeography: new models and insights from large scale data sets</p><p>​<br />An overview of new models and large-­scale data sets that integrate phylogenomics and phylogeography and challenge existing paradigms.</p> <p>The symposium runs May 15-19, on the first day there are open lectures for everyone interested. </p> <p>Local host: Bengt Oxelman</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Licentiate-seminar-Pamela-Nowell,-TME.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Licentiate-seminar-Pamela-Nowell,-TME.aspxLicentiate seminar Pamela Nowell, TME<p>Seminar room Korsvägen 2456, Vera Sandbergs allé 8</p><p>​Title: New Venture Teams and Uncertainty: Implications of interacting in the unknown Discussion leader: Karin Hellerstedt, Jönköping University</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Licentiatseminarium170516.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Licentiatseminarium170516.aspxLicentiate seminar in mathematical statistics: Marco Longfils<p>Euler, Skeppsgränd 3</p><p>Raster ​image analysis of diffusion via single particle methods</p>​<br />Introducer: Professor Chris Glasbey, Biomathematics &amp; Statistics Scotlandhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/NORDAN170519.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/NORDAN170519.aspx21st 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 Ygerhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Licentiatseminarium170522.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Licentiatseminarium170522.aspxLicentiate seminar in mathematics specialising in educational science: Mikael Borke<p>Pascal, Hörsalsvägen 1</p><p>​Matematik och pedagogisk kunskap - Lärarstudenters uppfattningar av begreppen funktion och variabel</p>Introducer: lecturer Kerstin Pettersson, Stockholm Universityhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Origin-of-Biodiversity170529.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Origin-of-Biodiversity170529.aspxOrigin of Biodiversity<p>Mallvinden, Hörsalsvägen 1</p><p>​Host-pathogen co-evolution in the genomic era</p><p>​<br />This symposium will highlight new insights at the interface of host and pathogen revealed by modern –omics and statistical approaches.</p> <p>The symposium runs May 29-June 2, on the first day there are open lectures for everyone interested. </p> <p>Local host: Karin Hårding</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/arch/calendar/Pages/Embracing-Transitions-Master´s-Thesis-Exhibition.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/arch/calendar/Pages/Embracing-Transitions-Master%C2%B4s-Thesis-Exhibition.aspxEmbracing Transitions Master´s Thesis Exhibition<p>Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, entréplan. Fd Vasa sjukhus, hpl Kapellplatsen</p><p>​Welcome to three days of architecture! Invitation to Master&#39;s Thesis Exhibition at Chalmers School of Architecture.</p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/arch/kalendarium/2017/exjSWE_Invitationcard-1_340.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Opening of the exhibition May 30, 2017 at 5.30 pm.<br />The exhibition will be open until June 5.<br /><br />9 ways to embrace transitions:<br />Take it all in.<br />Put people into it.<br />Plan it. Scheme it.<br />Feel it. Experience it.<br />Improve it. Adapt it.<br />Find a new way around it.<br /><br /><a href="http://document.chalmers.se/download?docid=5bec92da-39ab-4b3d-88b4-f085ed1091c5">Link to invitation (PDF) &gt;&gt;</a><br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/rss/calendar/Pages/Nearby-Galaxies-at-Low-Frequencies---Processes-and-Probes.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/rss/calendar/Pages/Nearby-Galaxies-at-Low-Frequencies---Processes-and-Probes.aspxNearby Galaxies at Low Frequencies: Processes and Probes<p>Chalmers Johanneberg and Onsala Space Observatory</p><p>​​This workshop will be held in Sweden on May 29 - 2 June in Gothenburg at Chalmers University of Technology, and at Onsala Space Observatory, located about 40 km south of Gothenburg.</p>The aim of the workshop is to bring together members of the LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) Nearby Galaxies Working Groups (in the Magnetism and the Surveys Key Science Projects) and other scientists interested in low-frequency probes of physical processes in nearby galaxies. The topics will include: <br />1) Science: review of and work on ongoing LOFAR projects; probing the thermal and non-thermal gas in galaxies through low-frequency spectral energy distributions; diffusion and ageing of cosmic ray electrons; mapping star formation and evolution in nearby galaxies;  galactic structures (disks, jets, halos); galactic magnetic fields; polarization and depolarization at low frequencies;<br />2) Data: data processing, calibration, polarization.<br />3) Future work: pointed observations and exploitation of the LOFAR surveys, scientific collaborations, preparing for the SKA.<br />Invited speakers: George Heald (Perth; TBC), Volker Heesen (Hamburg), Ann Mao (Bonn), David Mulcahy (Manchester).<br />Registration is possible until 20 April, 2017.<br /><br />For more information and to register got to the <a href="/en/conference/LOFARGalaxies2017" title="Link to the conference webpage" target="_blank">conference webpage.</a><br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Origin-of-Biodiversity170605.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Origin-of-Biodiversity170605.aspxOrigin of Biodiversity<p>Mallvinden, Chalmers tvärgata 3</p><p>The role of museums in modern evolutionary biology</p><p>​<br />Here we will showcase examples of museums and herbaria applying 21st century technologies to quantifying, analyzing and making accessible biodiversity records in the era of ‘big data’.</p> <p>The symposium runs June 5-9, on the first day there are open lectures for everyone interested. </p> <p>Local host: Mari Källesjö</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/arch/calendar/Pages/Embrace-the-Water-2017.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/arch/calendar/Pages/Embrace-the-Water-2017.aspxEmbrace 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="http://www.embracethewater2017.com/">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:  joaquim.tarraso@chalmers.se<br /><br />More information at the conference website:<br /><a href="http://www.embracethewater2017.com/">Embrace the Water 2017 &gt;&gt;</a></div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/calendar/Pages/IS4SI-2017.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/calendar/Pages/IS4SI-2017.aspxDIGITALISATION 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="http://is4si-2017.org/" target="_blank">http://is4si-2017.org</a>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/IFIP2017.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/IFIP2017.aspxWelcome 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.http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Analysis-Noncommutative-Geometry-Operator-Algebras.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Analysis-Noncommutative-Geometry-Operator-Algebras.aspxAnalysis, 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)http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cee/calendar/Pages/9th-Nordic-Conference-on-Construction-Economics-and-Organization.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cee/calendar/Pages/9th-Nordic-Conference-on-Construction-Economics-and-Organization.aspx9th 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="https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ceo2017">Link to abstract submission via EasyChair. </a></p> <a href="https://creonnet.wordpress.com/"> <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>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/NordPac-2017.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/NordPac-2017.aspxNordPac 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!http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/IST2017.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/IST2017.aspx8th 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="http://ist2017.org/">IST 2017 website</a>.</div> <p></p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/calendar/Pages/Graphene-Study-2017.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/calendar/Pages/Graphene-Study-2017.aspxGraphene Study 2017 - Hindås<p>Hjortviken, Hindås</p><p>​Graphene Study is the Graphene Flagship’s annual school for students and early career researchers. The topic for this year’s edition is Electronic and Photonic Devices and their Applications and it will be held in Hindås outside of Gothenburg. Take this opportunity to learn from leading experts and build networks for your future career!</p>​<br /><a href="https://graphene-flagship.eu/graphenestudy/2017/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more and register - Graphene Study 2017</a><br /><br />Deadlines for registration:<br />Early bird: 31 March<br />Normal: 1 May<br />Late: 12 June<br /> http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Where-Geometry-meets-Number-Theory.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Where-Geometry-meets-Number-Theory.aspxWhere 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>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/ECOC2017.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/ECOC2017.aspxECOC2017<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 />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/smt/calendar/Pages/SHIPPING-AND-THE-ENVIRONMENT---From-Regional-to-Global-Perspectives.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/smt/calendar/Pages/SHIPPING-AND-THE-ENVIRONMENT---From-Regional-to-Global-Perspectives.aspxSHIPPING 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="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdU6Iz2GEKvmiT3AvctsZGuvTf4nfnLBkrXjPMjE8yk-IWjTw/viewform">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>http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/calendar/Pages/ACM-VRST-2017.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/calendar/Pages/ACM-VRST-2017.aspxThe 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="http://vrst.acm.org/" target="_blank">To conference website: http://vrst.acm.org/</a><br /><br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/buildingfutures/calendar/Pages/VRST.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/buildingfutures/calendar/Pages/VRST.aspx23rd 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>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/arch/calendar/Pages/Making-space-for-hope.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/arch/calendar/Pages/Making-space-for-hope.aspxMaking space for hope<p>Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden</p><p>Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg and Department of Architecture, Chalmers, together with Department of Architecture, KTH and Department of Spatial planning, Blekinge Institute of Technology, 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 cent! ury, 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: aesop2018.se</div>