Events: Globalhttp://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumUpcoming events at Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 22 Sep 2017 16:45:26 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/Promotion_lecture-Alejandro-Russo.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/Promotion_lecture-Alejandro-Russo.aspxPromotion lecture by Alejandro Russo, Computer Science and Engineering<p>Room EB, floor 4, Hörsalsvägen 11, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Title: A tale of three cities: carrying out security research across several communities</p>​<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/DoIT/Profile%20pictures/ST/Alejandro-Russo.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Abstract: Protecting privacy of data is a long standing problem. Today, we can easily install software (apps) which might be written by literally anyone. We gladly grant apps access to our personal information like pictures and messages while also providing them with unrestricted Internet connection -- otherwise, apps cannot deliver their promised functionality! Regular users are often poorly equipped to understand the privacy implications of granting access to such sensitive resources.<br /><br />In this talk, I will describe the core ideas of my research on protecting privacy of data using (strongly-typed and pure) functional languages. Besides describing the main concepts, I will show how this research has captured the attention of several research communities (security, functional programming, and operating systems) and the lessons I have learned from that. I will conclude describing the next steps on my research agenda and the new directions that I am pursuing.<br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Inauguration-lecture,-Sonia-Yeh.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Inauguration-lecture,-Sonia-Yeh.aspxInauguration lecture, Sonia Yeh<p>Palmstedtsalen, university building, Palmstedtsalen, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​”Sustainable Transport and Energy Systems: Getting from Here to There”</p>​​​<span style="background-color:initial">Sonia Yeh at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment,  </span><span style="background-color:initial">Division of Physical Resource Theory, is proposed to be appointed Full Professor in Transport and Energy Systems. </span><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span> </div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">She will hold her inaugural lecture: </span></div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5"><span>”</span><span>Sustainable Transport and Energy Systems: Getting from Here to There”.</span></h5> <div><div><div><img class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/SEE/Nyheter/Sonia_Yeh_170x220.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" />​Transport is essential for individual welfare and for the functioning of any economy. However, it also has a number of negative externalities: global climate change, local and regional air pollution, accidents, energy security, geopolitical instability, and traffic congestion. Fuel consumption for transport accounts for about a quarter of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and is expected to grow significantly in the upcoming century along with population and wealth. At the same time, the transport sector is undergoing unprecedented transformations toward clean fuel vehicles supported by carefully-constructed policies, autonomous vehicles and mobility as a service (MaaS) pushed by the industry’s and consumers’ desire for more flexible, safer, and more convenient travel options. </div> <div><br /> </div> <div>But, there are unforeseen problems and uncertainties. Will consumers adopt? How will the transformations unfold? Will it happen soon enough? Are the policies driving the right behaviors?  Are there unintended consequences of the policies or of the transformations? I will explore the challenges we face and how research tools such as modelling, lifecycle analysis and big data can be wielded to guide this transition toward a sustainable future of transport and energy system.</div></div> </div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/robin-cantor-170925.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/robin-cantor-170925.aspxSuperconducting Transition Edge Sensor (TES) Microcalorimeters for High Energy Resolution X-Ray Microanalysis on an SEM<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, MC2-huset, MC2</p><p>Talk by Dr. Robin Cantor, Star Cryoelectronics LLC Contact Robin Cantor, rcantor@starcryo.com starcryo.com</p>​<br /><a href="/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Documents/Superconducting%20Transition%20Edge%20Sensor.pdf">Download abstract</a> (pdf) &gt;&gt;&gt;<br /><br /><strong><img src="/en/departments/mc2/calendar/PublishingImages/rcantor.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Short biography</strong><br />Dr. Robin Cantor, President and Founder of STAR Cryoelectronics, Santa Fe, New Mexiko, has over thirty years of extensive R&amp;D and industrial experience with the development, manufacture, and marketing of magnetic sensor products based on thin-film superconductors and related control electronics and cryogenic systems.<br /><br />Prior to the founding of STAR Cryoelectronics in April 1999, Dr. Cantor was a technical staff member at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico and Manager of the SQUID Technology Group at Conductus Inc. (now Superconductor Technologies) in Sunnyvale, CA.<br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Joel-Goop,-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.-.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Joel-Goop,-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.-.aspxJoel Goop, Space, Earth and Environment.<p>HC2, lecture hall, Hörsalar HC, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Modelling distributed energy resources in the European electricity system.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Joel Goop, division of Energy Technology, will defend his thesis: &quot;Modelling distributed energy resources in the European electricity system&quot;. </span><div><br /></div> <div>Supervisor and examiner: Filip Johnsson, professor, Energy Technology</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Faculty opponent: Brian O'Gallachoir, Professor, Energy Policy &amp; Modelling Group, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Irland</div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Lunch-seminar-Rosalind-Williams.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Lunch-seminar-Rosalind-Williams.aspxLunch seminar on engineering education<p>Vasa A, lecture hall, Vasa Hus 2-3 entréhall, Vasa Hus 1-2-3</p><p>​Grand Challenges in Engineering Education: A Conversation between Prof. Rosalind Williams (MIT) and Chalmers’ Vice-President Maria Knutson Wedel</p>​<br />Professor Rosalind Williams from MIT and Chalmers vice president in charge of education, Maria Knutsson Wedel, will discuss engineering education, and the role of social sciences and humanities in engineering programs. <span>Rosalind Williams<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> was the first person to hold the office of Dean for Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs at MIT, from 1995 to 2000.<br /><br />Welcome!http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Licentiate-seminar-Robert-Olsson,-TME.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Licentiate-seminar-Robert-Olsson,-TME.aspxLicentiate seminar Robert Olsson, TME<p>Seminar room Korsvägen, Vasa, Vera Sandbergs allé 8</p><p>​​Role changes in distribution networks: a study of middlemen Discussion leader: Professor Håkan Håkansson, BI Oslo</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Wood-20.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Wood-20.aspxDaniel Fagerberg: Wood 20<p>Kunskapstrappan, Arkitektur, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Guest lecture at Architecture and Civil Engineering.</p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/ACE/kalendarium/2017/Daniel-Fagerberg_170x220.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><strong>DANIEL FAGERBERG</strong>, Architect SAR, AAdipl.arch<br />Daniel has been involved in a number of cross fertilization projects within IT and marketing, where social and infrastructural issues have informed the development of innovative business concept. Daniel is a firm believer in what is called applied architecture, or performing architecture, which means that his offices spend just as much time on the factory floor as on site, in the forest or in front of the screen. He focuses on sustainable building with a special interest in solid timber and efficient industrial production and mass customization. He strives to engage in the full building process, which has led to a series of new ventures within engineering, software development and property development. He is currently a member of the international practice collective urban future organization (<a href="http://urbanfuture.org/">www.urbanfuture.org</a>) and is directing the Stockholm office as well as he is the owner and director of Strombro Building Workshop  (<a href="https://www.strombro.se/">https://www.strombro.se/</a>) that works with engineered timber building construction.http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/calendar/Pages/Metabolism-–-The-Foundation-of-Life.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/calendar/Pages/Metabolism-%E2%80%93-The-Foundation-of-Life.aspxMetabolism – The Foundation of Life<p>Wallenbergsalen, Medicinaregatan 20 A</p><p>A symposium to celebrate the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation´s 100-year anniversary.</p>​<span>​<span class="text-normal page-content">Metabolism – The Foundation of Life<p class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="line-height:21px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px">Metabolism is essential for us as it deals with the uptake and transformation of nutrients to sustain life. There are three important aspects of metabolism – the chemical breakdown of energy-rich molecules to supply energy, the synthesis of building blocks to build cells and organisms, and the elimination of waste products. These processes are essential for life – where there is metabolism there is life and without metabolism there is no life.</p> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"> </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"> </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2"> </span><p class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="line-height:21px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px">With this in mind, it is not surprising that metabolic dysfunction is a common cause of disease. It plays an important role in “metabolic diseases” such as mitochondrial diseases, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. There is also increasing evidence that metabolic dysregulation contributes to diseases that perhaps are not directly thought of as “metabolic diseases” such as neurodegenerative conditions and diseases affecting the liver, lungs and kidneys.</p> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"> </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"> </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2"> </span><p class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="line-height:21px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px">We are not alone; we coexist with our microbiome and this relationship is important for metabolic regulation. Another interesting aspect of the metabolism is that metabolic pathways can be engineered to learn new tricks and help us produce valuable compounds such as fuels, chemicals and drugs.</p> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"> </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"> </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2"> </span><p class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="line-height:21px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px">This program is an attempt to cover some of the many interesting subjects within the field of metabolism. These topics have been selected to give glimpses of interesting areas that we think will be important in providing new information, new procedures, and new treatments for the good of everyone.<span style="display:inline-block"></span></p></span></span>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Licentiatseminarium170928.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Licentiatseminarium170928.aspxLicentiate seminar in mathematical statistics: Anders Hildeman<p>Euler, Skeppsgränd 3</p><p>​Spatial Mixture Models with Applications in Medical Imaging and Spatial Point Processes</p>​<br />Introducer: Lecturer Johan Lindström, Lund Universityhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/The-luminosity-function-of-Compton-thick-AGN-and-their-contribution-to-the-history-of-star-formation.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/The-luminosity-function-of-Compton-thick-AGN-and-their-contribution-to-the-history-of-star-formation.aspxThe luminosity function of Compton-thick AGN and their contribution to the history of star formation<p>Seminarierum, seminar room, Seminarie- och biblioteksbyggnad, Onsala rymdobservatorium</p><p>​Piero Ranalli, Lund Observatory, Lund University</p>​<br /><strong>Abstract:</strong><br />Some models of AGN and galaxy evolution predict an episode of gas<br />infall can provoke a phase of heavily obscured black hole growth,<br />which should happen close in time to a strong event of star<br />formation. AGN winds and outflows would then stop the gas infall and<br />quench both the star formation and the black hole accretion. However,<br />this phase is difficult to observe, because the large amount of<br />obscuration can hide the AGN signatures. While X-rays are the primary<br />tool for the study of obscured AGN, the selection of a sample of AGN<br />obscured at Compton-thick levels (i.e. with column densities<br />N_H&gt;10^24 cm^-2) has proved difficult, not least because the best-fit<br />N_H from spectral analysis is model- and redshift-dependent. Recently,<br />several groups have started to use a Bayesian approach to X-ray<br />spectral fitting (Buchner et al. 2015; Akylas et al. 2016) which<br />accounts for the uncertainties in the photometric redshift of the<br />sources and treats Compton-thickness as a stochastic variable. Following<br />this approach, the contribution of each source to a luminosity<br />function, luminosity density, or star formation history, can be<br />weighted by the probability of it being Compton-thick.<br /><br />In this talk, I will review the current knowledge on selection and<br />samples of Compton-thick AGN. I will present the selection of a new<br />sample of high-redshift Compton-thick AGN from the Chandra and<br />XMM-Newton surveys in the Cosmos field and in the Chandra Deep Field<br />South. I will present the X-ray luminosity function of Compton-thick<br />AGN up to redshift ~4, and how it relates to the current models of the<br />cosmic X-ray background. Finally, I will show future perspectives from<br />large surveys (e.g. the XXL survey) and from the future ESA mission<br />Athena.http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Opening-of-classroom-Vasa-6.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Opening-of-classroom-Vasa-6.aspxOpening of classroom Vasa 6<p>Vasa 6, lecture room, Vasa Hus 3, Vasa</p><p></p>Several study environments have been upgraded during the year. The project is led by Chalmers Division Ordering Function Premises and includes everything from small environmental changes in classrooms to a creation of brand new study environments on previously unused areas.  In collaboration with students and teachers, Vasa 6 has now been upgraded to meet today’s needs in the learning processes. It has been transformed to a well-suited environment with focus on collaborative learning. The architecture interacts with the new technical tools to improve different learning processes.<br /><br />We are pleased to welcome you to an Open house in Vasa 6 28/9 between 11.00 am – 13.00 pm. The projects facility planner and interior architect will be there to answer your questions.  <br /><br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/e2/calendar/Pages/Jennifer-Alven,-Electrical-Engineering.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/e2/calendar/Pages/Jennifer-Alven,-Electrical-Engineering.aspxJennifer Alvén, Electrical Engineering<p>EC, lecture hall, EDIT trappa C, D och H, EDIT</p><p>​Improving Multi-Atlas Segmentation Methods for Medical Images</p><p>​Jennifer Alvén PhD student at the division of Signal processing and Biomedical engineering</p> <p>The discussionleader is associate professor Robin Strand, Uppsala University</p> <p>Supervisor is professor Fredrik Kahl</p> <p> </p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/e2/calendar/Pages/Professor-lecture---Thomas-Rylander,-Electrical-Engineering.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/e2/calendar/Pages/Professor-lecture---Thomas-Rylander,-Electrical-Engineering.aspxProfessor lecture - Thomas Rylander, Electrical Engineering<p>EDIT room (3364), Hörsalsvägen 11, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​ Seminar for the title of Professor by Chalmers University of Technology: Thomas Rylander in the Signal processing research group, department of Electrical Engineering.</p>​<strong><br />Title</strong><br />Electromagnetic field theory in the age of massive computing<br /><br /><strong>Abstract</strong><br />The development of computers has been enormous in recent decades and, as a consequence, scientists and engineers have an increasingly powerful tool that can be used to solve new challenging problems. However, the advancement of computational methods is equally important and, in its own right, it constitutes a dynamic field of research. In this talk, I will describe some recent progress in finite-element methods for Maxwell’s equations that allow for hybrid implicit-explicit time-stepping in an efficient manner. In addition, I will present powerful techniques to solve some optimization and inverse problems that occur in electromagnetics. The talk also contains a number of industrially relevant applications and it addresses important aspects such as convergence, accuracy and stability of the numerical solutions.<br /><br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/e2/calendar/Pages/Per-Rutquist,-Electrical-Engineering.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/e2/calendar/Pages/Per-Rutquist,-Electrical-Engineering.aspxPer Rutquist, Electrical Engineering<p>SB-H4, lecture hall, Arkitektur, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Methods for Stochastic Optimal Control under State Constraints</p><p>​PhD student Per Rutquist at the division Systems and Control</p> <p>Faculty opponent professor Anders Rantzer</p> <p>Supervisor Torsten Wik</p> <p> </p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/gmv/calendar/Pages/-Act-Sustainable!.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/gmv/calendar/Pages/-Act-Sustainable!.aspxAct Sustainable!<p>Pedagogen hus B, Läroverksgatan 15, Göteborg</p><p>​Students in Gothenburg are welcome to the yearly inspiration day with focus on sustainability.</p>​The theme of the day will be <a href="http://www.globalgoals.org/"><u><font color="#0066cc">the Global Goals for Sustainable Development </font></u></a><br /><br />During the inspirational afternoon on Tuesday October 3rd, students can participate in interactive workshops where they can try out sustainable engineering and innovation processes. Through engaging lectures and interactions, students can learn more on how to act sustainable at home and internationally. <br /><br />SDSN Youth and the Swedish youth representative at the UN High-level Political Forum Björn Fondén, will dive deep into the Sustainable Development Goals, and Gothenburg Students for Sustainability Alliance will organize a clothes swap event where participants can update their wardrobe in a circular and ethical way. <br /><br />Among the key note speakers, you find award-winning Milad Mohammadi and designer and entrepreneur Johanna N. Among them the day will be visited by a large group of sustainability professionals whom students can speed-date. <br /><br />The day is organised by the Students for Sustainability organisations at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers, in collaboration with GMV, the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. <br /><br />The seats are limited. Find more information and register at <a href="http://www.hallbarhet.se/"><u><font color="#0066cc">www.hallbarhet.se</font></u></a> ​http://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/gmv/calendar/Pages/Act-Sustainable!.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/gmv/calendar/Pages/Act-Sustainable!.aspxAct Sustainable!<p>Pedagogen, Läroverksgatan 15, Hus B, Göteborg</p><p>​Students in Gothenburg are welcome to the yearly inspiration day with focus on sustainability.</p>​<p class="ingress"> </p> <p><img class="img_left_letter" src="http://gmv.gu.se/infoglueCalendar/digitalAssets/70136520435_DetaljBild_actsus17_460_webbnotis.png" alt="" /> </p> <p>The theme of the day will be <a href="http://www.globalgoals.org/"><u><font color="#0066cc">the Global Goals for Sustainable Development </font></u></a> <br /><br />During the inspirational afternoon on Tuesday October 3rd, students can participate in interactive workshops where they can try out sustainable engineering and innovation processes. Through engaging lectures and interactions, students can learn more on how to act sustainable at home and internationally. <br /><br />SDSN Youth and the Swedish youth representative at the UN High-level Political Forum Björn Fondén, will dive deep into the Sustainable Development Goals, and Gothenburg Students for Sustainability Alliance will organize a clothes swap event where participants can update their wardrobe in a circular and ethical way. <br /><br />Among the key note speakers, you find award-winning Milad Mohammadi and designer and entrepreneur Johanna N. Among them the day will be visited by a large group of sustainability professionals whom students can speed-date. <br /><br />The day is organised by the Students for Sustainability organisations at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers, in collaboration with GMV, the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. <br /><br />The seats are limited. Find more information and register at <a href="http://www.hallbarhet.se/"><u><font color="#0066cc">www.hallbarhet.se</font></u></a> </p> http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Research-seminar-with-professor-Lars-Frederiksen.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Research-seminar-with-professor-Lars-Frederiksen.aspxResearch seminar with professor Lars Frederiksen<p>3443 Brunnsparken, meeting room, Vasa Hus 3, Vera Sandbergs allé 8</p><p>​&quot;Entrepreneurial engagement and commercialization of applications on a technology platform</p>​With Professor Lars Frederiksen, BSS, Aarhus University, Denmark<br /><br />Description:<br />Third-party providers as entrepreneurs boost technology platforms. Yet, existing research offers little insight into who transition from users to become nascent entrepreneurs and end with market entry. We base our analysis on automatically registered behavioral data recorded over time, i.e. the complete history of communications in an online community related to a technology platform, and the complete sales history of applications on the platform. Beyond relational explanations we show that volume-wise “bulk” consumption of apps adds significantly to the prediction of entrepreneurship. Our study contributes to the literature on the dynamics of entrepreneurship on technological platforms, by explicitly linking the production and consumption sides of two-sided markets.http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Stefan-Aström,-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Stefan-Astr%C3%B6m,-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspxStefan Åström, Space, Earth and Environment<p>EL43, lecture room, Linsen, EDIT</p><p>​On the robustness of air pollution policy cost-benefit analysis.​</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Stefan Åström presents his licentiate thesis “​On the robustness of air pollution policy cost-benefit analysis”. Stefan is a PhD Student at the division of Physical Resource Theory, at the department of Earth, Space and Environment. </span><div><br /></div> <div>Examiner: Tomas Kåberger, Professor, Physical Resource Theory</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Supervisor: Sverker Molander, Professor, Environmental Systems Analysis</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Discussion leader: Patrick Söderholm, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Luleå university of technology.</div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Inauguration-lecture,-Klas-Andersson.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Inauguration-lecture,-Klas-Andersson.aspxInauguration lecture, Klas Andersson<p>Palmstedtsalen, university building, Palmstedtsalen, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​The price for a new thermal washing machine</p><div>Klas Andersson at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment,  Division of Energy Technology, is proposed to be appointed Full Professor in Combustion and CO2 Capture Technologies. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><div>He will hold his inaugural lecture: </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5"><span>&quot;</span><span>​</span><span>The price for a new thermal washing machine</span><span>&quot;.​</span></h5></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><div>The United Nations long-term climate goal of a maximum 2°C global surface temperature rise will require a tremendous reduction in CO2 emissions starting in the very near future. This is a huge technical, economic and political challenge. To make emission targets attainable, it is clear that cost-effective technology for achieving negative CO2 emissions will be necessary. Negative emissions are made possible when CO2 originating from biogenic fuels is separated and stored or turned into a product.</div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">To address these urgent needs, a ground-breaking technology has been proposed by the speaker and his colleagues at Chalmers University of Technology (CHALMERS), Sweden. The technology is based on a novel </span><span style="background-color:initial">two-step selective oxidation process. The proposed technology will enable ultra-efficient conversion of fuels and chemicals combined with recycling of materials with the potential to enable negative emissions of carbon dioxide and zero emissions of other pollutants. In fact, the aim is to turn - what is today considered as waste or side streams - into useful products, such as electricity, gaseous fuels, syngas and steam for use in e.g. industry or the transportation s</span><span style="background-color:initial">ector. </span></div> <div><br /></div> <div>The selective oxidation process is currently under construction at the CHALMERS campus in Gothenburg and this talk will give an overview of the project plans, the design, as well as the thermochemical principles of this new technology. And the price…​</div></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div>​<span style="background-color:initial">After the lecture a celebration mingle </span><span style="background-color:initial">with drinks and snacks will take place. </span><div><a href="https://foodl.org/foodle/Inauguration-lecture-by-Klas-Andersson-59ad4">Please register for the mingle​</a> before 29/9.</div> <span style="background-color:initial"></span></div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Thomas-Allguren,-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Thomas-Allguren,-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspxThomas Allgurén, Space, Earth and Environment<p>HC1, lecture hall, Hörsalar HC, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Experimental and modelling studies of KCl and S02 related chemistry during combustion.​</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Thomas Allgurén, division of Energy Technology, will defend his thesis: &quot;Experimental and modelling studies of KCl and S02 related chemistry during combustion&quot;. </span><div><br /></div> <div>Supervisor: Klas Andersson.</div> <div>Examiner: Filip Johnsson, professor, Energy Technology. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Faculty examiner: Jost O.L. Wendt, Professor,  Chemical  Engineering,  University  of Utah, U.S.A.</div> http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/Thesis-Defence-Valentin-Tudor.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/Thesis-Defence-Valentin-Tudor.aspxValentin Tudor, Computer Science and Engineering<p>EC, lecture hall, EDIT trappa C, D och H, EDIT</p><p>Enhancing Privacy in the Advanced Metering Infrastructure: Efficient Methods, the Role of Data Characteristics and Applications</p>Large quantities of data are produced and collected by computing and communication devices in cyber-physical systems. Information extracted from these data opens new possibilities but also raises privacy issues. <p></p> <br /> The characteristics of these data play an important role in the efficiency of privacy-enhancing technologies thus grasping the former's influence is a step forward in improving the latter. Privacy-enhanced data can be employed in cyber-physical systems' applications and their utility can be improved by fine-tuning the parameters of the privacy-enhancing technologies applied to the data. This can be coupled with an analysis of the efficiency of applications that employ privacy-enhanced preprocessed data for better insights on the trade-off between applications' utility and data privacy. Orthogonal to this, privacy-enhanced data originating from cyber-physical systems can be employed in monitoring solutions for cyber security. This is a step forward in fulfilling both the confidentiality and privacy requirements for these complex systems.<p></p> <br /> This thesis focuses on privacy in the context of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) in the smart electrical grid and it has three primary objectives. The first is to study the characteristics of AMI datasets and how they influence the efficiency of privacy enhancing technologies. The second objective is to identify methods and efficient algorithmic implementations, in connection to what can be deployed in contemporary hardware, as needed for Internet of Things-based systems. The third objective is to study the balance between confidentiality requirements and the requirement to monitor the communication network for intrusion detection, as an example. <p></p> <br /> This thesis advances the current research by showing (i) how different AMI privacy-enhancing techniques complement each other, (ii) how datasets' characteristics can be tuned in order to improve the efficiency of these techniques and (iii) how the need for privacy can be balanced with the need to monitor the AMI communication network.<p></p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Inauguration-lecture,-Goran-Berndes.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Inauguration-lecture,-Goran-Berndes.aspxInauguration lecture, Göran Berndes<p>Palmstedtsalen, university building, Palmstedtsalen, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​&quot;Climate (and other) effects of biomass and land use - a matter of perspectives</p>Göran Berndes<span style="background-color:initial"> at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment,  Division of Physical Resource Theory, is proposed to be appointed Full Professor in Biomass and land use. </span><div><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><br /></div> <div>He will hold his inaugural lecture: </div> <div><div><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-family:inherit;font-size:16px;font-weight:600;background-color:initial">Climate (and other) effects of biomass and land use - a matter of perspectives</span><br /></div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5"> </h5> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Introduction/abstract:</span><br /></div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>Perhaps the most evident human change to the Earth system is the conversion of ecosystems to human land use. Mining, infrastructure expansion, and urban development are obvious examples, but the major driver of land conversion has been agriculture and forestry. Roughly half the planet’s land area has undergone this kind of change, and we have caused extensive land degradation and biodiversity loss.</div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>The links between land use change (LUC) and an emerging bioeconomy are the subject of current research and public debate. The debate is complex and mired in a complex political and ideological context. Bioenergy development is possibly the most intensively debated issue. One view is that LUC is – by definition – “bad” and the bioenergy industry should only use feedstocks such as harvest residues and organic waste, in order to minimize LUC. Another view is that society should seek to achieve beneficial LUC and should promote an integration of bioenergy systems with current land and biomass uses to mitigate some of the existing impacts.</div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">I will present an overview of this area and give some concre</span><span style="background-color:initial">te examples where the science literature provides different views. The examples will illustrate how the context of the analysis and policy objectives influence the formulation of research questions, as well as the methods and assumptions about critical parameters that are applied, which in turn influence the results and conclusions. </span><span style="background-color:initial">​</span></div></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">After the lecture there will be a mingle with drinks and festive snacks. <a href="http://foodl.org/foodle/Inauguration-lecture-by-Goran-Berndes-59ba9">Please register for the mingle​</a>. </span></div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/production/calendar/Pages/initiative-seminar-2017-AM.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/production/calendar/Pages/initiative-seminar-2017-AM.aspxFrontiers of Additive Manufacturing 11-12 October | Register now!<p>11 Oct: RunAn, Chalmersplatsen 1 | 12 Oct: Virtual Development Lab, Chalmers Tvärgata 4C</p><p>​The additive manufacturing technology – or metal 3D printing – is revolutionary with potential to alter the manufacturing landscape. In this two days initiative seminar, Chalmers presents expert talks on the latest development in materials, process, equipment and software development. Register today!</p><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">​<strong>Program 11 October</strong></h2> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4"><em>Seminar Day</em></h4> <p style="font-size:16px"><em>Location: Chalmers, RunAn, Chalmersplatsen 1</em> </p> <p>08.30 – 09.00 | <i>Registration and coffee</i> </p> <p>09.00 – 09.10 | Welcome and introduction, Lars Nyborg, Director Chalmers Production Area of Advance </p> <p>09.10 – 09.40 | “Metal Additive Manufacturing, a Reality Check”, Olaf Diegel, Wohlers Assiciates/Lund University </p> <p>09.40 – 10.10 <span>|<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>“The additive manufacturing revolution in the Piemonte region. State of the art and strategic approach”, Paolo Fino, Politecnico di Torino </p> <p>10.10 – 10.40 | <i>Coffee break </i></p> <p>10.40 – 11.10 | “Design rules for metal additive manufacturing”, Christian Lindemann, Direct Manufacturing Research Center, Universität Paderborn </p> <p>11.10 – 11.40 | <span style="background-color:initial">“</span><span style="background-color:initial">Qualifying powder feedstock requirements for additive manufacturing processes</span><span style="background-color:initial">”</span><span style="background-color:initial">​</span><span style="background-color:initial">, Jason Dawes, Materials Technology Centre </span></p> <p></p> <p>11.40 – 13.00 | <i>Lunch</i> </p> <p>13.00 – 13.25 | “Additive Manufacturing is materials”, Olli Nyrhilä, EOS Finland Oy </p> <p>13.25 – 13.50 | “Electron beam melted 3D printed CoCr constructs - Material properties, osseointegration and application”, Maria Pettersson, Arcam</p> <p>13.50 – 14.15 | “How new Binder Jetting materials and processes will expand the powder injection moulding market”, Rick Lucas, ExOne</p> <p>14.15 – 14.40 | “Digital Metal – Additive manufacturing of small metal complex components at high productivity”, Ralf Carlström, DigitalMetal</p> <p>14.40 – 15.05 | “Additive Manufacturing at Materialise”, Sören Olsson, Materialise Scandinavia </p> <p>15.05 – 15.30 | <i>Coffee break</i></p> <p><span>15.30 – 15.55 | </span><span>“<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><span>Additive Manufacturing activities at Siemens</span><span>”<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><span>, Jenny Nilsson, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery</span></p> <p>15.55 – 16.10 | “Competence Centre for Additive manufacturing – Metal (CAM<sup>2</sup>)”, Eduard Hryha, Chalmers, Director of CAM<sup>2</sup></p> <p>16.10 – 16.20 | “Inauguration ceremony of CAM<sup>2</sup>”, Welcome to the public inauguration of the newly established national Vinnova <a href="/en/centres/cam2/Pages/default.aspx">Competence Centre ​for Additive Manufacture - Metal, CAM<sup>2</sup></a>​. Chalmers is the proud host of this centre, involving 5 research partners and 22 industrial partners.</p> <p>16.20 – 16.30 | “Final notes and closure”, Lars Nyborg, Director Chalmers Production Area of Advance</p> <p><br /></p> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Program 12 October</h2> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4"><em>Lab visitors day</em></h4> <p><em><span style="font-size:16px">Location: Chalmers, Virtual Development Laboratory, Chalmers Tvärgata 4C</span></em></p> <p>During the Lab visitors day the program starts with presentations and continues with guided visits to our lab facilities for surface analysis and additive manufacturing. The number of participants during the Lab visitors day is limited. Make sure to register in time!</p> <p>08.30 – 09.00 | <em>Registration and coffee</em> </p> <p>09.00 – 09.20 | Welcome and introduction </p> <p>09.20 – 09.50 | “<span></span>Current state of the art instrumentation for advanced surface analysis​”, Wolfgang Betz, Physical Electronics</p> <p>09.50 – 10.10 | <em>Coffee break </em></p> <p>10.10 – 10.50 | “Application of advanced surface analysis techniques for materials characterization at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science – case studies”, Yu Cao, Chalmers </p> <p>10.50 – 10.55 | <span>“<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>Introduction to Chalmers Additive Manufacturing Facilities<span>”<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>, Lars Nyborg, Chalmers</p> <p>10.55 – 11.00 | Lab visit introduction </p> <p>11.00 – 12.00 | Lab visits Group 1-5 / Lunch Group 6-10<br />12.00 – 13.00 | Lab visits Group 6-10 / Lunch Group 1-5 </p> <ul><li>XPS facilities</li> <li>Auger facilities</li> <li>Additive Manufacturing 1<br /></li> <li>Additive Manufacturing – powder technology and printed objects </li> <li>Presentation of the Manufacturing Process Laboratory<br /></li> <li>Poster exhibition</li></ul> <p>13.10 – 13.40 | <span><span>“<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span>Current state-of-the art in DMLS<span>”<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>, Olli Nyrhilä, EOS Finland </p> 13.40 – 14.00 | <span><span>“<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span>Additive manufacturing research at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science<span>”<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>, Eduard Hryha, Chalmers <p></p> 14.00 – 15.00 | Coffee and Speed Dating <br />Closure<br /><br /><br /><strong><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Production/sagstrom-elisabeth-Swerea-IVF.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br />Moderator</strong> of the 11 October is Elisabeth Sagström-Bäck from Swerea IVF. She is Head of Department with responsibility for Manufacturing Processes and Additive Manufacturing.<br /><br /><br /><p></p> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4"><em>Stay tuned for more updates about the program!</em></h4> <p style="text-align:right"><span> <span><em>Arranged by:<span style="display:inline-block"><br /><br /></span></em></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Production/AOA_production---blå-version_2560x1019.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:10px;width:250px;height:100px" /></p> <br /> <div><br /></div> <div style="text-align:right"><em><br /></em></div> <div> Program updated: 170914</div> http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Rikard-Edland,-Earth,-Space-and-Environment.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Rikard-Edland,-Earth,-Space-and-Environment.aspxRikard Edland, Earth, Space and Environment<p>EC, lecture hall, EDIT trappa C, D och H, EDIT</p><p>​​NOx formation in rotary kilns for iron ore pelletization.</p><div><span style="background-color:initial">Rikard Edland presents his licentiate thesis “​NOx formation in rotary kilns for iron ore pelletization”. Rikard is a PhD Student at the division of Energy Technology, at the department of Earth, Space and Environment. </span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Examiner: Filip Johnsson, Professor,  Energy Technology </div> <div>Supervisors: Klas Andersson, Professor,  Energy Technology </div> <div>Discussion leader: Magnus Skoglundh, Professor; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Surface Chemistry​, Chalmers. </div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/--Lunch-Seminar,-The-Solar-Energy-Revolution.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/--Lunch-Seminar,-The-Solar-Energy-Revolution.aspxLunch Seminar, The Solar Energy Revolution<p>Johanneberg Science Park, science park, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Will the Solar Energy revolution contribute to a more sustainable development or will it leave us with material shortage and unpredictable amounts of garbage?</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">​This Lunch Seminar will focus on how the enormous demand of solar cells could create a number of questions and roadblocks - such as scarce raw materials, high energy input for silicon cells, recyclability of solar cells/modules and so on. </span><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Electrical engineering Professor, Meng Tao, has been awarded the 2017 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Alternative Energy Technology, which have brought him to Sweden and to Chalmers University of Technology. Welcome to a Lunch seminar where you get to know more about his interesting research.</span><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Björn </span><span style="background-color:initial">S</span><span style="background-color:initial">andén</span><span style="background-color:initial">, Chalmers Professor, Technology Management and Economics, will also participate in the seminar.</span></div> <a href="https://www.anpdm.com/public/event/RegistrationForm/41465E4777404359407540"><div><br /></div> <div>Register here</div></a></div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/Linnaeus-Lara-Faoro.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/Linnaeus-Lara-Faoro.aspxLinnaeus Colloquium: Flux noise in superconducting circuits: The old problem and the new developments<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, MC2-huset, MC2</p><p>​Colloquium by Lara Faoro, Rutgers University, USA</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Wiebke-Aldenhoff,-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Wiebke-Aldenhoff,-Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspxWiebke Aldenhoff, Space, Earth and Environment<p>EB, lecture hall, EDIT trappa C, D och H, EDIT</p><p>​Title: TBA</p>​Wiebke Aldenhoff is a PhD-student in the division of Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing<br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Integrally-Attached-Timber-Plate-Structures.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Integrally-Attached-Timber-Plate-Structures.aspxIntegrally Attached Timber Plate Structures: A Digital Resurgence of Traditional Joining Methods<p>Kunskapstrappan, meeting point, Arkitektur, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Guest lecture by Chris Robeller at Architecture and Civil Engineering.</p><div>​Integral Attachment, the joining of parts through form rather than additional fasteners is the oldest known joining technique. Such joints were common in traditional carpentry until the industrialisation. Early machine technology was not capable of producing these elaborate joints efficiently, instead they were replaced with mass-produced metal fasteners.</div> <div>Only recently, advanced Digital Fabrication technology has become capable of producing complex-shaped joints efficiently. Automatic joinery machines have brought back integral joints due to their locator features, helping to simplify the transport and on-site assembly of prefabricated timber structures. Integral attachment takes advantage of the easy, low-energy machining of wood, as well as its favourable weight-to-strength ratio – making it an ideal material for the prefabricated structures of the future. It combines high-tech prefabrication with a rapid, simple and precise on-site assembly.</div> <div> </div> <div>However, while the industry has used these methods primarily for an increased automation and improvement of existing building typologies, the methods bear great potential for entirely new types of sustainable, lightweight timber structures. The development of algorithmic design tools allows architects to tap directly into the resources of rapidly advancing robotic fabrication technology, and opens up new possibilities for the “design of assembly”. Computational design enables features such as self-locking joint geometries and interlocking assembly sequences, which are new to architecture, but common in other industry sectors.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Bio</h2> <div><strong> Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christopher Robeller</strong> is an architect and junior professor of Digital Timber Construction DTC at the University of Kaiserslautern. Previously he has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss National Centre for Competence in Research Digital Fabrication NCCR dfab at ETH Zurich, as a doctoral assistant at the Timber Construction Laboratory IBOIS at EPFL Lausanne, and as a research associate at the Institute of Computational Design ICD, at the University of Stuttgart. Christopher holds a Doctor of Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL, and a Professional Diploma in Architecture with Distinction from London Metropolitan University. His research of innovative timber structures, design for assembly and digital fabrication is widely published in scientific journals, books, conferences and exhibitions, and received the best paper award at the Advances in Architectural Geometry conference in 2014. The research has been implemented in experimental structures including the ICD/itke pavilion 2010 and the IBOIS curved folded wood pavilion, as well as buildings such as the timber folded plate structure for the Vidy Theater in Lausanne.</div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/Thesis-Defence-Per-Hallgren.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/Thesis-Defence-Per-Hallgren.aspxPer Hallgren, Computer Science and Engineering<p>EC, lecture hall, EDIT trappa C, D och H, EDIT</p><p>​Robust location privacy</p>The Internet is in many ways both fascinating and yet also scary. For most people, a single commercial entity owns the power to disclose all their personal emails. Most commonly your emails are only disclosed to you and your correspondent, but the power to choose who sees these emails is in fact not yours. The power to control the release of data about ones person is what most people refer to as privacy.<p></p> <br /> In spite of this, almost nothing that the Internet is used for gives the originator of a message control over it. When you use a social media platform, you are given the intuition that you choose which friends who can see any posts and photos that you publish, and of course the connection is encrypted to thwart eavesdropping. However, the service provider may still share this data to anyone they like. From a technological standpoint, a user almost never has the power of their data; in other words, there’s normally no privacy on the Internet.<p></p> <br /> This thesis is describes di erent ways of giving end-users more control over some parts of their own personal data using cryptography for the speci c case of location data, enhancing their privacy. The majority of the thesis explores how to make use of location proximity, to check whether to users are close to each other, as a basic primitive while maintaining privacy through additively homomorphic encryption. The thesis further explores the application scenario of ridesharing, or car pooling, using both additively homomorphic encryption and private set intersection. All of the solutions presented sport proven privacy-preserving capabilities, and have been implemented to measure their performance. This thesis shows in what contexts there’s still a ways to go, but also highlights some settings in which it might already be time to move theory into practice.<br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/m2/calendar/Pages/SHIPPING-AND-THE-ENVIRONMENT---From-Regional-to-Global-Perspectives.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/m2/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/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/Linnaeus-Christos-Flytzanis.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/Linnaeus-Christos-Flytzanis.aspxLinnaeus Colloquium: Pumping up the sound. Strong coherent THz acoustic phonon amplification and quantum cascade SASER operation in semiconductor superlattices<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, MC2-huset, MC2</p><p>​Colloquium by Christos Flytzanis, CNRS Paris-Saclay, France</p>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 Lindholmen, Gothenburg</p><p>​VRST will provide an opportunity for VR researchers to interact, share new results, show live demonstrations of their work, and discuss emerging directions for the field.</p>​ <br />The ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) is an international forum for the exchange of experience and knowledge among researchers and developers concerned with virtual reality software and technology. <br /><br /><a href="https://vrst.acm.org/vrst2017/index.html">To conference website: http://vrst.acm.org/vrst2017/</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/mc2/calendar/Pages/Linnaeus-Markus-Hennrich.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/Linnaeus-Markus-Hennrich.aspxLinnaeus Colloquium: Quantum information processing with trapped ions<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, MC2-huset, MC2</p><p>​Colloquium by Markus Hennrich, Stockholm University, Sweden</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Thesis-defence-Bowman-Heiden,-TME.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Thesis-defence-Bowman-Heiden,-TME.aspxThesis defence Bowman Heiden, TME<p></p><p>​​The Battle to Define the Meaning of FRAND Opponent: Professor Ed Steinmueller, University of Sussex</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/gmv/calendar/Pages/International-Conference-on-Immigration-and-Labour-Market-Integration-.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/gmv/calendar/Pages/International-Conference-on-Immigration-and-Labour-Market-Integration-.aspxInternational Conference on Immigration and Labour Market Integration<p>Handelshögskolan, Vasagatan 1, Gothenburg</p><p></p>​In recent years there has been a large inflow of refugees and other immigrants to Europe. Several questions have become increasingly pressing for European countries: How can we maintain socially sustainable societies and welfare states in an era of refugee crisis? What are the best practices to integrate immigrants in the labour market? How can ethnic discrimination in the labor market be confronted in a climate of faltering willingness to receive immigrants? <br /><br />Research is required to answer such questions and should play an important role in policy-making, both national and transnational. A key aim of this international conference is for researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in the field to come together in the search for good solutions. <br /><div>More information about the conference can be found on the following website: <a href="http://we.gu.se/english/immigration-conference"><u><font color="#0066cc">we.gu.se/english/immigration-conference</font></u></a></div> http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/Transport/calendar/Pages/Transport-Initiative-Seminar.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/Transport/calendar/Pages/Transport-Initiative-Seminar.aspxInitiative Seminar: Transition to future transport<p>Linholmen Conference Centre</p><p>Chalmers Area of Advance Transport invites to an Initiative Seminar with a focus on the transition to future transport.</p>​<a href="/en/areas-of-advance/Transport/news/Pages/Save-the-date_15Nov2017.aspx"><span>Read more about the Initiative Seminar &gt;&gt;</span></a><span><br /><br /><strong>When</strong>: 15 November 2017, at 9.00-17.00<br /><span><strong>Where</strong>: Lindholmen Science Park, Göteborg<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /></span><span><br />Registration will open 2 October 2017.<br /><br /><span>Organizers: Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span> http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/calendar/Pages/The-6th-.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/calendar/Pages/The-6th-.aspxThe 6th Development Conference<p>Chalmers University of Technology</p><p>​In November The 6th Development Conference for Swedish Engineering Education will take place at Chalmers University of Technology. The conference webbsite</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/Linnaeus-Oriol-Romero-Isart.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/Linnaeus-Oriol-Romero-Isart.aspxLinnaeus Colloquium: From levitated nanomagnets to quantum magnonics<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, MC2-huset, MC2</p><p>​Colloquium by Oriol Romero-Isart, IQOQI Innsbruck, Austria</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/Linnaeus-David-DiVincenzo.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/Linnaeus-David-DiVincenzo.aspxLinnaeus Colloquium: Topological trouble: The problem with braiding Majoranas<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, MC2-huset, MC2</p><p>​Colloquium by David DiVincenzo, RWTH Aachen, Germany</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Thesis-defence-Sara-Fallahi,-TME.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Thesis-defence-Sara-Fallahi,-TME.aspxThesis defence Sara Fallahi, TME<p></p><p>​Business Model Innovation from a Process Perspective Opponent: Professor Stefan Haefliger, Cass Business School, London</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Thesis-defence-Yashar-Mansoori,-TME.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Thesis-defence-Yashar-Mansoori,-TME.aspxThesis defence Yashar Mansoori, TME<p></p><p>​Entrepreneurial Methods as Vehicles of Entrepreneurial Action Opponent: Professor Georges Romme, Eindhoven University of Technology</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Making-space-for-hope.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Making-space-for-hope.aspxMaking 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: aesop2018.se</div>