Events: Globalhttp://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumUpcoming events at Chalmers University of TechnologyWed, 24 May 2017 15:59:35 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumhttp://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/ims/calendar/Pages/Dissertation---Anneli-Selvefors-IMS.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Dissertation---Anneli-Selvefors-IMS.aspxDissertation - Anneli Selvefors IMS<p>Virtuella utvecklingslaboratoriet</p><p>​Title: Design Beyond Interventions – Supporting Less Energy-reliant Activities in the Everyday Opponent: Associate Professor Conny Bakker, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands</p><strong>​</strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Abstract</strong></span><div>This thesis addresses challenges and opportunities for product design to contribute to domestic energy conservation. The overall aim of the thesis is that of increasing the understanding of people’s energy use and their use of energy-reliant artefacts in the everyday in order to propose ways of supporting energy conservation through design. Two main themes are explored within its scope: how people’s doings in everyday life influence energy use and how energy-reliant artefacts designed to support energy conservation influence energy use. </div> <div>Material from four empirical studies has been used to address the themes and discuss implications for design practice. Study A investigated how people’s possession and use of appliances influenced energy use and Study B explored people’s energy use and approach to energy conservation from the perspective of everyday activities. Studies C and D investigated how artefacts designed to support energy conservation may influence energy use through evaluations of an energy feedback system and kitchen appliances designed to mediate less energy-intensive use, respectively. </div> <div>A cross-study analysis shows that people’s energy use is embedded in the web of activities that make up everyday life and suggests that the design of energy-reliant artefacts mediates the actions and outcomes of those activities. Depending on their overall design, design characteristics, and their fit with the activity that is enabled, energy-reliant artefacts may either facilitate energy conservation or make less energy-intensive use challenging or undesirable. For instance, if artefacts are not easily understandable and easy to use, and if they do not provide suitable functions that enable people to use them effectively for a particular purpose, they risk being rejected or used in an energy-intensive way. The findings thus suggest that artefacts designed with one or more functions aimed to motivate or encourage people to reduce their energy use, commonly referred to as design interventions in literature, risk impeding energy conservation if they do not support energy conservation as a whole. To increase the potential for artefacts to support energy conservation, it is crucial to design suitable and relevant artefacts that provide for less energy-reliant everyday activities and that make it possible and desirable for people to meet their needs and attain their goals in less energy-intensive ways. If less energy-intensive use is only encouraged, but is not enabled and mediated, it will be difficult for people that do not have the preconditions to use less energy to actually reduce their energy use. </div> <div>This thesis therefore argues for moving beyond design interventions and instead designing for less energy-reliant activities by holistically considering the preconditions and design characteristics that functions on all layers of design may give rise to. Such an approach has the potential to reduce mismatches between the design of an artefact and the activity enabled, which in turn may increase the potential for artefacts to be used in less-energy-intensive ways and be adopted long term. In conclusion, the thesis provides new insights into the way in which people’s activities and use of artefacts influence energy use and highlights opportunities for design practitioners to create preconditions for less energy-reliant activities in the everyday.​</div> http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Marge-in-different-scales.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Marge-in-different-scales.aspxMarge in different scales<p>Pelarsalen, Chalmersska huset, Södra Hamngatan 11, Göteborg</p><p>​Wernstedt Annual Lecture ‘17 by Pye Aurell Ehrström; Marge Arkitekter, Stockholm.</p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/ACE/kalendarium/2017/Gäfö-Pye-Aurell-Ehrström-W17-170529_750x340.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br />MPARC Course Architectural Competitions ’17 Wernstedt Lecture.<br /><br /><a href="http://document.chalmers.se/download?docid=1dc623e9-8ad4-4b11-bb4e-8d9a2c1425d1">A4 MAS 17 Architectural Comp 17 Programme EN 170505 (PDF) &gt;&gt; </a><br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Docent-lecture---Ann-Christine-Falck.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Docent-lecture---Ann-Christine-Falck.aspxDocent lecture - Ann-Christine Falck, Production Systems<p>Virtuella utvecklingslaboratoriet</p><p>​Title: Predictive assessment tools and methodologies to support development of sustainable production  ergonomic solutions at low complexity levels.</p><strong>​</strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Abstract:</strong></span><div>To attract customers today, it is crucial for manufacturers to produce high value added products and offer a large product range at a competitive price in response to customer demands and expectations. In addition, manufacturers must meet sustainability requirements regarding environmental and social aspects. Increasing design and assembly complexity are challenging the industry today and in particular the automotive industry because the constantly increasing number of car variants and build options can result in immense difficulties and lead to costly assembly errors and quality losses. For each task in paced assembly lines the operators have many choices to make in order to pick the right component, the right tools and make things in the right order to build flawless quality, which could easily be jeopardized in suboptimal working conditions. To keep highly qualified and healthy operators companies should offer good working conditions and a good working environment. Yet, work-related disorders are still very common and often result in sick-leave and staff turn-over despite the fact that many efforts and actions may have been made to solve the problems. Most corrective actions are still made reactively when problems have already occurred, which often result in costly measures that do not solve the problem entirely. Ann-Christine Falck will present her research and predictive methodologies and tools to support development of good production ergonomic solutions at low complexity levels in manufacturing engineering before the work and work place exist in real.She will also show the relationship between assemblability, manufacturing quality, productivity and health at work.</div> ​http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Embracing-Transitions-Master´s-Thesis-Exhibition.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/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>​Opening of the exhibition May 30, 2017 at 5.30 pm.<br />The exhibition will be open until June 5.<br />Location: Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, entréplan. Fd Vasa sjukhus, hpl Kapellplatsen <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 /><br /><strong>Open seminars May 31 (10 am) until June 2 (12 pm)</strong><br /><a href="http://document.chalmers.se/download?docid=aa464a49-ec3c-4c24-81b0-35c2f43c2ed9">Open Seminar Schedule 2017 Spring &gt;&gt;</a><br />Welcome to the Summer Exhibition 2017 at Chalmers School of Architecture! <br />During the academic year 2016-2017 we have worked with transformations. Many things around us are in flux and it calls for strategies for adapting to and directing ongoing changes. The theme of this exhibition is ‘Embracing Transitions’. This can be seen as a very appropriate theme for any exhibition of architecture, but also for the current situation in society. <br /><br />Architecture is to some extent always engaged in transitions. It can be transitions from a brief to a design, from drawings to the building, from programmed activities to physical spaces, from material constructions to meaning and experiences. Architecture always deals with existing contexts and built environments, which are transformed, re-interpreted and put into transitions into the future. Today, more than ever, we also need to engage in transitions of society into more sustainable forms and urban configurations. <br /><br />Transitions often involves uncertainties, complexes of factors or difficulties to fully control where they will lead. But since architecture is so involved in this, architects are well trained to deal with transitions, to work with complexities and to act with insufficient information, and yet direct efforts to materialise well-functioning wholes. Architects and their capacities are therefore also very much needed in the current societal situation.<br /><br />Our societies and cities are currently very much in states of transitions, and in several ways, so are also universities and education. We need to transform our environments and communities to become more accessible, equitable, environmentally and socially sustainable. For that we need new knowledge and new ways of training future designers and decision-makers – in a broad meaning and on many levels – so they are able to address the now global challenges in their local, networked contexts. Universities are regrouping, re-designing themselves, and so is Chalmers. In all this, the capacities, methods and creative approaches of architects – and especially the young ones – are both required and will provide necessary contributions to lead the transitions. The designerly knowledge and skills of architects are more needed than ever.<br /><br />So, let us embrace the transitions – and with them as a point of departure, join forces to design our common futures.<br /><br />Fredrik Nilsson, former Head of Department of Architecture until 1 May 2017<br />Angela Sasic Kalagasidis, Vice Head of Education at ACE<br />Kia Bengtsson, Head of Programme in Architecture<br />Karl-Gunnar Olsson, Head of Programme in Architecture and Engineering<br />Daniel Norell, Director of Master´s Programme Architecture and Urban Design<br />Emilio Brandao, Director of Master’s Programme Design for Sustainable Development<br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1752713911422223/?acontext=%7b%22ref%22:%222%22%2c%22ref_dashboard_filter%22:%22upcoming%22%2c%22action_history%22:%22%5b%7b%5c%22surface%5c%22:%5c%22dashboard%5c%22%2c%5c%22mechanism%5c%22:%5c%22main_list%5c%22%2c%5c%22extra_data%5c%22:%5b%5d%7d%5d%22%7d"><br />Facebook event of the Exhibition &gt;&gt;</a><br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation-by-Halil-Volkan-Hunerli.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation-by-Halil-Volkan-Hunerli.aspxMaster thesis presentation by Halil Volkan Hünerli<p>Luftbryggan</p><p>​Master thesis presentation by Halil Volkan Hünerli, MP Wireless, Photonics and Space Engineering</p>​<span><br />Title: A High Efficiency and Wideband Doherty Power Amplifier at Ka band for 5G Applications<br /></span><span>​Thesis performed at Gotmic<br />Supervisors: Göran Granström and Marcus Gavell<br />Examiner: Christian Fager, Professor, Microwave Electronics Laboratory, <a href="mailto:christian.fager@chalmers.se">christian.fager@chalmers.se</a><br /><br />Date and time: 30 May, 13.00-14.00<br />Location: A810, Luftbryggan, MC2, Kemivägen 9<br /><br /><strong>ABSTRACT</strong><br />In today’s wireless communications, mobile networks need high data rates and low power consumption. For this purpose, novel wideband and energy efficient power amplifiers should be designed. This thesis is concerned with this problem. Doherty Power Amplifiers (DPAs) are popular architectures for obtaining high average efficiency for a large range of output power levels. In this work, a DPA is designed using WIN Semiconductor’s 50μm GaAs pHEMT process and a monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) layout ready for tape-out fabrication in Ka-band is created.<br /><br />In this thesis, a power amplifier consisting of two stages; a DPA and a pre-amlifier for improved gain, is designed and simulated. Main and auxiliary cells of the DPA are fed through an unequal Wilkinson power splitter. The simulations show that peak power added efficiency (PAE) of 40% and gain &gt; 15 dB is achieved for 26.5-31.5 GHz band. The PAE levels of 28% at 6 dB back-off and 18% at 9 dB back off is achieved at the center frequency of 29 GHz. Output power is larger than 26 dBm for the defined band. These properties make this design a promising candidate for future 5G applications. <br /><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/calendar/Pages/Nearby-Galaxies-at-Low-Frequencies---Processes-and-Probes.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/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: Andrew Fletcher (Newcastle), George Heald (Perth), 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/mc2/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation-by-Mathias-Koivistoinen.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation-by-Mathias-Koivistoinen.aspxMaster thesis presentation by Mathias Koivistoinen<p>Luftbryggan</p><p>​Master thesis presentation by Mathias Koivistoinen, MP Wireless, Photonics and Space Engineering</p>​<span><span></span><span><br />Title: Design, construction and evaluation of an analog lineariser for a GaN power amplifier<br /><br />Thesis performed at RUAG Space<br />Supervisor: Hannes Illipe<br /></span></span><span><span><span>Examiner: Christian Fager, Professor, Microwave Electronics Laboratory, <a href="mailto:christian.fager@chalmers.se">christian.fager@chalmers.se</a><a href="mailto:christian.fager@chalmers.se"><span style="display:inline-block"></span></a></span></span></span><span><span><br /><br />Date and time: 30 May, 14.00-15.00<br />Location: A810, Luftbryggan, MC2, Kemivägen 9<br /><br /><strong>ABSTRACT</strong><br />GaN power amplifiers (PAs) hold a lot of promise for high power satellite communications systems due to their reduced size and mass in comparison to the traditionally used travelling-wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs). A drawback of GaN PAs though is the early onset of nonlinear distortion for lower input powers than for TWTAs. One solution to this problem is to provide external linearisation to reduce distortion.<br /><br />This master thesis project attempts to design a lineariser utilising analog predistortion to cancel the 3rd order intermodulation distortion (IMD) of a K-band GaN PA for a frequency band of 17.5 - 19.5 GHz. The lineariser uses a reflection-based topology with Schottky diodes as nonlinear elements to generate distortion which is fed to the PA. The design process is documented from theory, to simulation, into realisation and finally evaluation of the lineariser.<br /><br />The lineariser is evaluated by its effect on intermodulation ratio (IMR) by means of two-tone measurements. From these measurements it is concluded that the lineariser yields an improvement to the IMR of the PA up to 10 dB for a small (&lt;100 MHz) bandwidth around a centre frequency of 19 GHz and an input power of -5 dBm.<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span>http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/Pages/The-flying-optimist-seminar.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/Pages/The-flying-optimist-seminar.aspxThe flying optimist dinghy-seminar<p>Chalmers bibliotek - Kuggen</p><p>​On May 30 Prof. Lars Larsson will talk about the techniques behind the flying optimist dinghy developed at Chalmers/SSPA. The event will take place at the Library of Lindholmen (Kuggen).</p><p class="chalmersElement-P">​</p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">Researchers at Chalmers and SSPA have developed an optimist dinghy made from a mixture of carbon fibre, epoxy and graphene, so light it can actually foil. On May 30 Prof. Lars Larsson, lead scientist behind the project, will talk about the techniques used and also display the boat at the Library of Lindholmen (Kuggen).</p> <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Documents/Den_flygande_optimisten_affisch.pdf"><p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">More info (in Swedish)</p></a><p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /></p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Gustav-Gräsberg-and-Martin-Granlund.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Gustav-Gr%C3%A4sberg-and-Martin-Granlund.aspxMaster thesis presentation - Gustav Gräsberg and Martin Granlund<p>TM Newton</p><p>​​Title: Improved ski pole design by thin-ply composite reinforcement</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Examiner: Martin Fagerström</span><div>Supervisor: Martin Fagerström, Hana Zrida</div> <div><br /></div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Joao-Patricio.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Joao-Patricio.aspxJoao Patricio, Geo<p>Poseidon, Chalmers teknikpark, Sven Hultins gata 9</p><p>​Regional Industrial Symbiosis: Development of methods to identify Carbon Capture and Utilization opportunities</p>​<br />Abstract<br /> <style> p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin-top:0cm;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:10.0pt;margin-left:0cm;line-height:115%;font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;} span.apple-converted-space {;} .MsoChpDefault {font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Calibri;} .MsoPapDefault {margin-bottom:10.0pt;line-height:115%;} @page WordSection1 {size:612.0pt 792.0pt;margin:70.85pt 70.85pt 70.85pt 70.85pt;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} </style> <p><span lang="SV">Every year, large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) are emitted into the atmosphere from different sources. In 2015, 3.47 billion tons of CO2 were emitted in Europe, with industrial facilities and power plants being some of the most intense CO2 emitters, representing approximately 45% of the total amount of total greenhouses gases emissions. CO2 emissions have been correlated to the increase in global temperature, and 2015 was the hottest year since records began in 1880. </span></p> <p><span lang="SV">There is a global effort to suppress climate change by regulating greenhouse gases emissions and reducing fossil fuels use. The 28 Member States of the European Union and Iceland have made an ambitious unilateral commitment to reduce the average annual emissions of greenhouse gases by 20% during the years of 2013-2020. Among the several available strategical tools to reach the previous targets is Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU). CCU technologies may contribute not only to reduce CO2 emissions but also to create value-added products. Combined with industrial symbiosis tools, in which CO2 emitted from one company is utilized as raw material by another company, CCU can be seen as a strategy tool to foster circular economy. Worldwide, there are several examples of CCU symbiosis, as for instance the utilization of waste CO2 to produce methanol or to carbonise ash for the production of building blocks. Additionally, in the last decades, several universities and companies, among others, have conducted research to improve the efficiency of the existing CCU technologies, as well as develop novel technologies. Nevertheless, methods to identify regions with higher potential for the development of CCU partnerships as well as to identify stakeholders that could be involved in CCU partnerships are very limited. In this thesis, two methodologies were developed. The first methodology aims to prioritize regions in Europe with higher potential to implement selected CCU technologies. The second methodology is to be applied at regional level, and aims to provide detailed information on CCU technologies with higher potential for implementation, identify companies that may be involved in CCU partnerships, as well as auxiliary processes that may facilitate the establishment of such partnerships. The second methodology is demonstrated in a case study of Västra Götaland region, Sweden.</span></p> <p><span lang="SV">Results show that </span><span><span lang="SV">the countries with higher emissions were also the ones with greater potential for CCU. </span></span><span lang="SV">The results indicate that Dusseldorf and Cologne (in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany), Antwerp Province and East Flanders (in Vlaams Gewest, Belgium), Cataluña (in Este, Spain) and Śląskie (in Poland) are the six most promising regions in terms of both CO2 availability and potential of CO2 utilization. </span><span lang="SV">At the European Level, concrete curing followed by </span><span><span lang="SV">horticulture production, lignin production</span></span><span lang="SV">, <span>ethylene and propylene polymers were found to be currently the technologies with the highest potential for CCU. </span>Regarding the study performed at Västra Götaland region, nine out of seventeen technologies in total were selected as having potential to be implemented, including horticulture production, mineral carbonation, methanol production, concrete curing, power-to-gas, pH-control, algae production, polymers production and lignin production. If all the technologies would be implemented, the total annual CO2 reuse potential would exceed 250,000 tCO2 per year, which represents approximately 4% of the total amount of CO2 emitted in the region.</span></p> <p><span lang="SV">Keywords:</span><span lang="SV"> Industrial Symbiosis, Carbon Capture and Utilization, CO2 emissions; Industries; Waste; Value chains; CO2 reuse</span></p> http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Anton-Alveflo-and-Christoffer-Hildebrand.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Anton-Alveflo-and-Christoffer-Hildebrand.aspxMaster thesis presentation - Anton Alveflo and Christoffer Hildebrand<p>M Delta</p><p>​Title: Maintenance Solutions for Smart Factories</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Examiner: Anders Skoogh</span><div>Supervisor: Jon Bokrantz</div> <div><br /></div> http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Thi-Hellqvist-and-Tobias-Rattfelt.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Thi-Hellqvist-and-Tobias-Rattfelt.aspxMaster thesis presentation - Thi Hellqvist and Tobias Rattfelt<p>EA</p><p>​Titl​e: Sensitivity of H-point parameters in CAE prediction for automotive seats</p>​Examiner: Lars Lindkvisthttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Design,-architecture,-planning-in-a-Kenyan-context-.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Design,-architecture,-planning-in-a-Kenyan-context-.aspxDesign, architecture, planning in a Kenyan context<p>Betonghallen, Sven Hultins gata 6</p><p>​Reality studio projects spring 2017. Exhibition.</p>​​Opening event in Betonghallen, May 31, 17.30. <br /><br />Master's programme in Design for Sustainable Development, MPDSD, Chalmers Architecture.<br /><br />Chalmers University of Technology<br />Reality Studio<br />Mistra Urban Futureshttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Bioloops-action-days.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Bioloops-action-days.aspxBioloops Action Days<p>Different locations</p><p>​Welcome to join in on two days filled with activities around the theme of biological loops in connection to our living environments. Study visit, workshops and a seminar all around the topic of urban agriculture, household waste management and how to enable for new innovations to be introduced to the market faster.</p><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bioloops-action-days-tickets-34473836172">​<br />Detailed program and link to registration</a><div><em>The event is open to everyone with interest in the topic!</em><br /><br />Program for the two days:<br /></div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Thursday 1st of june</h5> <div>Study visit<span> </span>&quot;Stadsjord&quot; 8.30-11.30<br /><div>Prototype Building in HSB Living Lab<span> </span>13.00-15.00<br /><div>Bioloops Seminar<span> </span>16.00 - 19.00<br /><br /><h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Friday 2nd of June</h5> <div>Prototype Building Continuation<span> </span>09.00-12.00<br /><div>Co-creation workshop: Innovation Pipeline and Living Lab Development<span> </span>13.00-17.00</div> </div></div></div> </div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Presentation-Examensarbete---Hanna-Lindahl-och-Christoffer-Dawson,-IMS.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Presentation-Examensarbete---Hanna-Lindahl-och-Christoffer-Dawson,-IMS.aspxMaster thesis presentation - Hanna Lindahl and Christoffer Dawson, IMS<p>M Delta</p><p>​Title: Production flow simulation modelling in the foundry industry - Investigation of generic and specific simulation modelling</p><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Supervisor/contact</strong></span><b style="background-color:initial">:</b><span style="background-color:initial"> <a href="mailto:erik.lindskog@chalmers.se">Erik Lindskog​</a></span><p class="MsoNormal"></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>Examiner: </b>Björn Johansson<b></b></p> http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/beshralnahaslic.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/beshralnahaslic.aspxBeshr al Nahas, Computer Science and Engineering<p>KB</p><p>Synchronous Protocols for Low-Power Wireless: Towards Reliable and Low-Latency Autonomous Networking for the Internet of Things and Wireless Sensor Networks</p>With the emergence of the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles and the Industry 4.0, the need for reliable yet dynamic connectivity solutions is arising. Many of these applications build their operation on distributed consensus. For example, networked cooperative robots and UAVs agree on manoeuvres to execute, and industrial control systems agree on set-points for actuators. Many applications are mission- and safety-critical, too. Failures could cost lives or incur economic losses. <br /><br />Any wireless network connecting safety-critical devices must be reliable, and often energy-efficient, as many devices are battery powered and we expect them to last for years. It shall be self-forming and self-fixing as well, to allow for reliable autonomous operation; as many applications cannot afford to stop and wait for external configuration. In this context, synchronised communication has emerged as a prime option for low-power critical applications. Solutions such as Chaos or Time Slotted Channel Hopping (TSCH) have demonstrated end-to-end reliability upwards of 99.99 percent. <br /><br />In this thesis, we design and implement protocols to support highly reliable and low latency communication in low-power wireless settings. First, we present a standard-based solution that integrates with the 6TiSCH stack (IPv6 over TSCH) without the need of static scheduling or schedule negotiation. Second, we identify key challenges when it comes to implementing the 6TiSCH stack, and demonstrate how these challenges can be addressed. Then, we take a step beyond the standards and focus on synchronous network flooding such as Glossy and Chaos. We show how to enhance them by adding time-slotting and frequency diversity to achieve high reliability and low latency under interference. Finally, we design and realise a network stack that combines and extends ideas from TSCH and synchronous transmissions to achieve highly reliable data delivery with a loss rate lower than x and achieve network-wide consensus with a radio duty cycle of 0.5 percent. On top of this robust kernel, we enable two- and three-phase commit protocols to provide network-wide consensus. <br /><br />We implement our protocols, evaluate them on public testbeds of sensor nodes equipped with IEEE 802.15.4 compatible radios and compare to state-of-the-art protocols. We contribute the source code of our main protocols to the community as a step towards enabling ubiquitous connectivity in the context of the Internet of Things.http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Docent-lecture---Danfang-Chen.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Docent-lecture---Danfang-Chen.aspxDocent lecture - Danfang Chen IMS<p>M Delta</p><p></p>​Title: Development and Challenges in Sustainable Manufacturing Technologyhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/buildingfutures/calendar/Pages/NEST-–-Exploring-the-Future-of-Buildings.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/buildingfutures/calendar/Pages/NEST-%E2%80%93-Exploring-the-Future-of-Buildings.aspxNEST – Exploring the Future of Buildings<p>EC</p><p>Welcome to a lecture on June 1 about NEST: a flexible living lab and accelerator for building innovation at Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) in Dübendorf / Switzerland. The lecture is given by Peter Richner, Deputy Director of Empa. Location: EC.</p>​<br />Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of global energy demand, 25% of global water consumption, 40% of global resources and 40% of green house gas emissions. In order to limit the environmental footprint of mankind, the way buildings are constructed, operated and dismantled has to be changed fundamentally. New materials, systems and concepts have to be transferred much faster from research to practice.<br /><br />The living lab NEST at Empa <span><span>(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span>in <span>Dübendorf / Switzerland<span style="display:inline-block">  </span></span>is designed to foster the needed acceleration of the innovation process. NEST consists of a backbone with 2’500 m2 innovation area where single living and office units can be built. Each unit is addressing a specific topic such as lightweight construction, urban mining or solar façades and is planned and built by a consortia with partners from academia and industry. The units are connected by a multi-energy grid to an energy hub in order to maximise the harvesting and use of renewable energy on site and a water hub to investigate new urban water management solutions. The market readiness of the new solutions is accelerated thanks to the scientific evaluation of the technical performance and the feedback from the people living and working in the units.<br /><br /><span>Welcome to a lecture on June 1 about NEST given by Peter Richner, <span></span>Deputy Director of Empa. <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Carolyn-Oddy-and-Roeland-Bisschop.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Carolyn-Oddy-and-Roeland-Bisschop.aspxMaster thesis presentation - Carolyn Oddy and Roeland Bisschop, IMS<p>TM Newton</p><p>​​Prel. title: Computational multiscale modeling of heterogeneous and composite beams via Variationally Consistent Homogenization</p>​Examiner: <span style="background-color:initial">Martin Fagerström</span><div>Supervisor: Martin Fagerström, Fredrik Larsson, Erik Svenning och Johannes Främby </div> <div><br /></div> http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Johan-Sönegård-and-Maria-Warholm.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Johan-S%C3%B6neg%C3%A5rd-and-Maria-Warholm.aspxMaster thesis presentation - Johan Sönegård and Maria Warholm<p>Virtuella utvecklingslaboratoriet</p><p>​Title: Industrialization of Additive Manufacturing -  Development of Additive Manufacturing Design Guide for Metal Laser Powder Bed Fusion Examiner: Lars Lindkvist</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Johan Sönegård and Maria Warholm want to welcome you to our master’s thesis presentation in VDL the 2nd of June 2017 at 9:00.</span><div> </div> <div>Additive manufacturing (AM), also called 3D-printing, in metal is a relatively new manufacturing method that has been growing in popularity in recent years. The reason why many companies have shown interest in this technology is its unique possibilities in manufacturing products with shapes and functions that were previously impossible. The general knowledge about the technology is relatively low compared and that is what this master’s thesis going to change.</div> <div> </div> <div>In the master’s thesis we have written a designer’s handbook, including how the powder bed fusion AM technology works, how to best use it and what to consider when designing for AM. Even though the technology brings many new opportunities it also has some limitations, especially when using a metallic material. The lead time to produce and optimize a design for AM can be reduced by understanding how the process works, the limitations and possibilities.</div> <div><br /></div> http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/On-friction-induced-welding-of-aerospace-superalloys---seminar-with-Prof.-Olanrewaju-Ojo,-Univ.-of-Manitoba-.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/On-friction-induced-welding-of-aerospace-superalloys---seminar-with-Prof.-Olanrewaju-Ojo,-Univ.-of-Manitoba-.aspxOn friction-induced welding of aerospace superalloys - seminar with Prof. Olanrewaju Ojo, Univ. of Manitoba<p>M Delta</p><p>​Prof. Olanrewaju Ojo, University of Manitoba, Canada, will visit the department of Industrial and Materials Science on June 2nd. He will give a presentation at 10:30 - 11:30 in Delta/GammaProfessor Ojo works within: Thermomechanical Processing and Microstructural Characterization of Metallic Alloys; Processing-Microstructure-Property Relationship Studies in Nanostructured Materials and Process Development; Optimization and Physical Metallurgy of Joining of Aerospace Alloys</p><div><strong>Abstract</strong></div> <div><span></span>Nickel-based superalloys that are strengthened mainly by gamma prime precipitates are used for aero-engine and power generation turbine applications due to their high strength and remarkable hot corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures. The ever-increasing demand for higher efficiency in turbine engines to lower costs and green-house-emissions has resulted in the development of advanced superalloys with increased volume of gamma prime precipitates in order to meet the required increase in engine operating temperatures. Unfortunately, this is accompanied by a reduction in the weldability of these materials, to the extent that they are almost unweldable by conventional fusion welding techniques, due to their extremely high susceptibility to cracking. To address this key weldability problem, a suitable joining method is the linear friction welding. Although this technique can produce crack-free welds in superalloys, there is another potential problem that may arise during the linear friction welding of precipitation strengthened superalloys. This potential problem, which is not generally considered and reported, will be presented and discussed.<br /></div> <div></div> ​http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Sebastian-Ståhl.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Sebastian-St%C3%A5hl.aspxMaster thesis presentation - Sebastian Ståhl<p>TM Newton</p><p>​Title: Clip joint modeling</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Examiner: Mats Ander</span><div>Supervisor: Jürgen Becker, SEMCON AB, Göteborg</div>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/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Alan-Marcel-Erbil-and-Olof-Hill.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Alan-Marcel-Erbil-and-Olof-Hill.aspxMaster thesis presentation - Alan Marcel Erbil and Olof Hill<p>Toleransen</p><p>​Title: Sealant Process Model for Evaluating Robot Systems in Aerospace Industry</p>​Supervisor: Ilker Erdem IMShttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/ON-FORUM.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/ON-FORUM.aspxON: FORUM<p>Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome, Via Omero 14, Italy</p><p>​Seminar in Rome.</p>​<strong>I Archaeological perspectives on Forum Romanum and the Imperial fora</strong><br />Dr. Henrik Boman<br /><br /><strong>‘Topographical Reconnections for the Central Archeological Area of Rome’</strong><br /><strong>- A proposal for the International Competition 2016</strong><br />Prof. Luigi Franciosini<br /><br />Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome &amp; Chalmers School Of Architecture Gothenburghttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Presentation-examensarbete---.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Presentation-examensarbete---.aspxThesis work presentation - Alexander Olsson och Mattias Naarttijärvi<p>TM Newton</p><p>Title: Design Optimization for 3D Printed Energy Absorbing Structures Inspired by Nature Date and time: June 7 at 10:00 Place:  Newton ​Examiner: Professor Leif Asp  Supervisor: Dr Spyros Tsampas (Swerea SICOMP)</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Urban-Research-–-Urban-rural-regions-in-balance.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Urban-Research-%E2%80%93-Urban-rural-regions-in-balance.aspxUrban Research – Urban-rural regions in balance?<p>Göteborg, Vera Sandbergs allé 8, Vasa 6</p><p>​Cities and regions have undergone largescale structural changes during the last century, including a blurring of economic, social and physical boundaries between urban and rural and between centre and periphery. At the same time, contemporary urbanization processes, uneven geographic development and an increased focus in planning on strengthening competitiveness, rather than distributing resources, creates regional imbalance between central and peripheral areas and an increasing urban-rural divide.</p>​Several national policy documents highlight a need to pay larger attention to power relations between central and peripheral areas and to develop a more dynamic relationship between local and regional planning.<br /><br />Against this background, this seminar aims to discuss the relationship between urban and rural and the relationship between municipal and regional planning. Based on Danish and Swedish examples, the seminar highlights different perspectives on challenges of regional imbalance and local-regional planning, and discusses how the space of manoeuvre within planning can increase in order to establish a better interplay between municipal and regional planning.<br /><br />Target groups for the seminar are both planning practice on municipal and regional level, and researchers with interest in these issues.<br /><br />Main speaker during the seminar is Anne Tietjen, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning at University of Copenhagen. Shorter talks will also be given by Kristina Grange, Professor of Urban Planning and Design Theory, Julia Fredriksson, researcher in urban planning and design, and Nils Björling, researcher in urban planning and design, all members of the research group Urban and Regional Transformations at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/en/urban-research-%e2%80%93-urban-rural-regions-balance">More information and registration June 1 at the latest &gt;&gt;</a>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Dissertation---Waqas-Muhammad-Quazi-IMS.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Dissertation---Waqas-Muhammad-Quazi-IMS.aspxLicentiate seminar - Waqas Muhammad Quazi IMS<p>RISE Agrifood and Bioscience (formerly SIK), Frans Perssons väg 6, Göteborg</p><p>​Title: Assessment of human swallowing using in-vivo and in-vitro approaches</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Examination:</span><div>2017-06-07,<span style="background-color:initial"> 13:00</span></div> <div>Place: RISE Agrifood and Bioscience (formerly SIK), Frans Perssons väg 6, Göteborg</div> <div>Opponent: Dr Henrik Kragh (Dupont)</div> <div><a href="/en/departments/ims/Pages/default.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Department of Industrial and Materials Science</a></div> <div><a href="https://publications.lib.chalmers.se/publication/249265-assessment-of-human-swallowing-using-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-approaches"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Abstract</a></div> http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Thesis-defence-Peter-Altmann,-TME.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Thesis-defence-Peter-Altmann,-TME.aspxThesis defence Peter Altmann, TME<p>Vasa C, Vera Sandbergs allé 8</p><p>​Title: Toward a cyclical model of resource alteration Opponent: Professor Patrick Reinmoeller, Cranfield School of Management, UK</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Max-Forkman-and-David-Ekström,-IMS.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Max-Forkman-and-David-Ekstr%C3%B6m,-IMS.aspxMaster thesis presentation - Max Forkman and David Ekström, IMS<p>Campus Lindholmen</p><p>​Title:  Optimization of the Internal Structure and Shape of the 470 Dinghy Centerboard</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Examiner: Lars Larsson, M2</span><div>Supervisor: Martin Fagerström, Adam Persson (SSPA &amp; M2)</div> <div><br /></div> http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Lisa-Magnusson-and-Frida-Tjus.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Lisa-Magnusson-and-Frida-Tjus.aspxMaster thesis presentation - Lisa Magnusson and Frida Tjus<p>Seminarierum 1</p><p>​Title: HMI for Wireless ChargingExaminer: Lars-Ola Bligård</p><strong>​</strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Abstract</strong></span><div>Wireless charging is an alternative to plug-in charging, where no cord is needed. The technology uses electromagnetic fields between a primary and a secondary coil to power the car. In order to initiate the charging process, the car needs to be positioned so the coils are over each other. However, the critical part is to ensure a good positioning though the tolerances are low. To solve this, a good human-machine interface (HMI) is needed to inform the driver how to position the car and to make it as convenient as possible for the driver. This thesis is therefore aimed at developing a HMI for easier positioning of the car when parking for wireless charging.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The thesis project commenced with a market investigation to get an understanding of the technology and the stakeholders. Thereafter, an identification of user needs was carried out to understand why the alignment is a problem for the user and what is needed in order to help the driver. Concepts were further generated and evaluated until several functions were set to be the basis of the interface.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The final design for the interface is placed in the DIM where a view of the car from behind is displayed in the middle with a pathway showing how to align the car. When turning the steering wheel, the user can see the exact direction displayed in front of the visualised car and indication of being right or wrong is visualised with colours. When driving closer to the charging pad, the perspective of the car changes to see the charging pad relative to the required position in order to start the charging process.</div> <div><br /></div> http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Elias-Blomstrand-and-Mike-Demant,-IMS.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Elias-Blomstrand-and-Mike-Demant,-IMS.aspxMaster thesis presentation - Elias Blomstrand and Mike Demant, IMS<p>TM Newton</p><p>​Title: Simulation of a Badminton Racket - A comprehensive study of how badminton racket parameters influence the response for different badminton strokes.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Examiner: Martin Fagerström</span><div>Supervisor: Björn Andersson (FS Dynamics)</div> <div><br /></div> http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/Linne-Colloquium-by-Hugues-Pothier.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Pages/Linne-Colloquium-by-Hugues-Pothier.aspxLinné Colloquium by Hugues Pothier<p>Kollektorn</p><p>​Lecturer: Hugues Pothier, Research Group in Quantum Electronics, The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), CEA-Saclay, France</p>​<br /><img src="/en/departments/mc2/calendar/PublishingImages/hugues.gif" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Date and time: 8 June, 15.15-16.00<br />Location: Kollektorn, MC2, Kemivägen 9<br /><br />Coffee and cake will be served from 15.00<br /><br />Title and abstract to be announced.<br /><br /><a href="http://iramis.cea.fr/drecam/spec/Pres/Quantro/static/people/hugues-pothier/index.html">Read more about Hugues Pothier</a> &gt;&gt;&gt;<br /><br /><a href="http://www.cea.fr/english/Pages/cea/the-cea-a-key-player-in-technological-research.aspx">Read more about CEA</a> &gt;&gt;&gt;<br /><br /><strong>Contact at MC2:</strong><br />Janine Splettstößer, Associate Professor, Applied Quantum Physics Laboratory, <a href="mailto:janines@chalmers.se">janines@chalmers.se</a><br /><br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Presentation-examensarbete---0511-858.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Presentation-examensarbete---0511-858.aspxThesis work presentation - Carl Möller och Oscar Sundlo<p>TM Newton</p><p>Title: Method for merging scales in finite element analyses Date and time: 9 June at 13:00 Place: Newton ​​Examiner: Professor Leif Asp Supervisor: Henrik Molker (VCC)</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Licentiate-seminar-Johnn-Andersson,-TME.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Licentiate-seminar-Johnn-Andersson,-TME.aspxLicentiate seminar Johnn Andersson, TME<p>EA lecture hall, Hörsalsvägen 11</p><p>​Title: On national technology policy in global energy transitions: The case of Swedish marine energy Discussion leader: Teis Hansen, Lund University</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Marcus-Johansson-IMS.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Marcus-Johansson-IMS.aspxMaster thesis presentation - Marcus Johansson IMS<p>Virtuella utvecklingslaboratoriet</p><p>​ Title: Modeling and control of a crushing circuit for platinum concentrationSubtitle: Time dynamic modeling and MPC control of a tertiary comminution circuit</p>​​Examiner/Contact: <a href="mailto:magnus.evertsson@chalmers.se">Magnus Evertsson, Production Development, IMS</a>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Embrace-the-Water-2017.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/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 NOVEMBER 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 NOVEMBER 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/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---An-Fu-.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---An-Fu-.aspxMaster thesis presentation - An Fu<p>Kristallen</p><p>​Title: Investigation of plating methods and characterization for synthesized deposits.</p>​Abstract:<div><div>Plating is a competitive surface-coating method in both technological and economic aspects. For achieving additional strength and hardness, the coating with a thickness of several micrometers can easily be produced on the substrate with complex geometry. At the same time, plating is a common method to synthesize nanocrystalline and amorphous material. </div> <div>This thesis work involves practical synthesis of material with different plating methods and characterization of the materials produced by plating to investigate the microstructure and texture of the deposits and to demonstrate the feasibility for each plating method to achieve the desired coating. In addition, sustainability aspects are considered by replacing Nickel deposits which have health effects and environmental impacts with non-hazardous Fe-based coatings. </div></div> <div><br /></div>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/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Mandeep-Chauhan-.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Mandeep-Chauhan-.aspxMaster thesis presentation - Mandeep Chauhan<p>M Delta</p><p>​Title: Microstructural characterisation of cobalt-chromium (ASTM F75) cubes produced by EBM technique - Influence of carbon and nitrogen content as well as hot isostatic pressing</p>​Abstract: <div>Cobalt-chromium based alloys have been widely used to make biomedical implants for hip and knee joints. They have excellent corrosion resistance, wear resistance, high stiffness and high mechanical strength properties. In recent years, EBM technique has been used to manufacture complex design implants with short lead times and minimum post machining. Carbon (max. 0.35 wt.%) and nitrogen (max. 0.25 wt.%) are trace elements which are added to increase mechanical strength, deformability and wear resistance of the alloy. This thesis investigates the microstructural characteristics of the cubes with varying carbon and nitrogen content under as-built and HIP conditions. The microstructures were evaluated using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy including electron back scattered diffraction analysis, and X-ray diffraction.</div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/vincenzogulisanodocent.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/calendar/Pages/vincenzogulisanodocent.aspxData Streaming in Big Data Analysis<p>EC</p><p>​Docent lecture by Vincenzo Gulisano.</p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/DoIT/Profile%20pictures/NS/Vincenzo.gif" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:135px;height:176px" />Since the year 2000, data streaming has gained popularity over the store-then-process database paradigm and enabled for high-throughput and low-latency continuous analysis of unbounded sources of data. Almost two decades after, it can be particularly helpful in the processing and analysis of big data in cyber-physical systems such as smart grids or vehicular networks. This lecture presents the motivations and challenges behind data streaming, overviews the basics of the streaming paradigm and discusses the research paths that exist in cyber-physical systems’ big data analysis. http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Jonas-Jacobsson-and-Jacob-Evaldsson.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-presentation---Jonas-Jacobsson-and-Jacob-Evaldsson.aspxMaster thesis presentation - Jonas Jacobsson and Jacob Evaldsson<p>Virtuella utvecklingslaboratoriet</p><p>​Title: Development of a new Dive Computer and Enhancing the Experience of Scuba DivingExaminer: Håkan Almius IMS</p><strong>​</strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Abstract</strong></span><div><span style="background-color:initial">&quot;This master thesis project was carried out during the spring of 2017 at Chalmers University of Technology, at the department of Industrial and Materials Science (Product- and Production Development), Division of Design &amp; Human Factors. The project was conducted in collaboration with the company Poseidon Diving Systems AB based in Gothenburg, Sweden.</span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><div>Exploring the oceans and underwater world has always evoked curiosity and fascination among humans and our ways of doing so has evolved over history. The industry of scuba diving has advanced significantly since the introduction in mid twentieth century of the first self-contained underwater breathing-apparatus and today offers great technological equipment for people to explore deeper, longer and in environments not consider possible earlier. One of the most important piece of equipment in scuba diving is the dive computer, which main purpose is to monitor, provide information and safeguard the diver during the activity. From once being a simple time keeper and water resistant watch, the dive computer has been revolutionized with the emergence of computer technology. As more and more functions has been added and potential of the device has advanced, the actual product in terms of functionality, design and usability has been somewhat static. While there are many technical and professional applications within scuba diving, the majority of users are within the recreational segment where the main purpose of the activity circles around the experience of exploring the underwater world.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>This project aimed to, through user-centered studies, investigate how users within the scuba diving community interacts with their computers and identify key selling points for Poseidon that can utilize the potential of dive computers and expand their recreational segment. The purpose was to develop a concept based on the foundation of user studies and evaluative feedback that enhances the experience of scuba diving. The culture of scuba diving was also analysed in order to find areas of improvement that could help grow the community and attract new users.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The methodology and process of the project included a foundational pre-study consisting of market analysis, user studies, interviews, benchmarking, personas and which concluded in a more defined problem definition and identified needs. This was an important part of the project that helped guide the direction towards a function analysis and what features of a dive computer that are essential and in order to provide a necessary balance between safety and freedom.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The results of the project was a dive computer concept with a radically new design in terms of usability and functionality, focusing on intuitive use and that limits the number of functions to only the most essential. In addition to the new dive computer, a new digital platform was developed to go  with the concept and designed to be both the starting- and ending point of the concept, resulting in a holistic solution with a physical device and a digital community for the users. While the concept fulfilled the aim and purpose of the project, more real-world testing and evaluation would have strengthened the feasibility of the concept</div></div> <div></div> http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Licentiate-seminar---Philipp-Hoier-IMS.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Licentiate-seminar---Philipp-Hoier-IMS.aspxLicentiate seminar - Philipp Hoier IMS<p>Hörsalar HA</p><p>​​Title: Characterization of WC-Co tools used for machining of Alloy 718 under the influence of high-pressure coolant supply.</p><div>Presentation and discussion will be held in lecture hall HA2 on Wednesday, June 14th at 14:00. </div> <div>Prof. Mikael Olsson from University Dalarna will be the discussion leader. </div> <div>Examiner: Uta Klement</div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Abstract</strong></span></div> <div>The use of high-pressure jets for supply of coolant to the cutting zone has the potential to</div> <div>significantly increase the productivity and process stability when machining difficult-to-cut</div> <div>materials such as Ni-based superalloys. Apart from better chip-breakability, the jets enable the</div> <div>coolant to reach closer to the cutting edge and hence enhance its capability to dissipate heat.</div> <div>This work deals with characterization of conventional and surface-modified uncoated WC-Co</div> <div>tools used for machining of a Ni-based superalloy (Alloy 718) with assistance of high-pressure</div> <div>coolant supply. Specifically, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) together with energydispersive</div> <div>X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) were used to study the flank wear lands and areas</div> <div>impinged by the coolant of conventional and surface-modified tools.</div> <div>As compared to conventional tools, the surface-modified tools (with arrays of square pyramidal</div> <div>shaped dimples on rake and flank faces) enabled to reduce flank wear. This was linked to the</div> <div>larger surface area provided by the modifications which can enhance the tool-coolant</div> <div>interaction. In that way, the heat dissipation during cutting is improved and the tool is subjected</div> <div>to less thermal softening and wear.</div> <div>At the tool surfaces, the Co-binder was removed by erosion during the coolant-impact when</div> <div>machining. The erosion occurred on areas of both rake and flank surface which are impinged</div> <div>by the high-pressure coolant jets and are not in contact with the workpiece during cutting. The</div> <div>erosion damage can be used to determine the access of coolant to the cutting edge. Such</div> <div>observations are not possible during the machining since the cutting zone is visually</div> <div>inaccessible. In addition, the existence of an erosion-free zone adjacent to the flank wear land</div> <div>was observed. This indicated that the coolant jets did not reach this location. Instead, the high</div> <div>temperature occurring at the tool surface during machining led to vaporization of the coolant</div> <div>and the formed vapor-barrier prevented the coolant to reach closer to the cutting zone.</div> <div>After the conducted machining tests, the worn flank faces were covered by workpiece material.</div> <div>Removal of the adhered material allowed to characterize the underlying tool microstructure.</div> <div>However, fragments of workpiece precipitates were still found on the worn tool surface.</div> <div>Because of longer contact times and larger thermal loads in the tertiary shearing zone in</div> <div>connection with increasing flank wear, the morphology of the fragments changed to a more</div> <div>smeared-out appearance.</div> <div><br /></div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Presentation-Student-project---Cristian-Muñoz-.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/calendar/Pages/Presentation-Student-project---Cristian-Mu%C3%B1oz-.aspxPresentation Student project - Cristian Muñoz<p>Toleransen</p><p>​​Tit​le: Application of Value Stream Mapping on the Goodyear Aftermarket Customer Satisfaction Process in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">​Cristian Muñoz has worked on his thesis during the spring at Goodyear i Luxemburg.</span><div>Examiner/contact: Göran Gustafsson, gorang@chalmers.se</div> 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?  <br /><br />In addition to researchers, the conference is also aimed at authorities and ministries, organisations working towards the UN's sustainability goals as well as companies that want to take the lead in sustainability transitions. Read more in an <a href="/sv/styrkeomraden/energi/nyheter/Sidor/Ta-taten-i-omstallningen.aspx">interview with the conference coordinator (in Swedish)</a>.</div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Programme</h2> <div>The IST 2017 conference program includes inspiring keynote lectures, panel debates and more than one hundred sessions of different types. The sessions are arranged in eleven different themes, which among others include Leadership and learning, Entrepreneurship, Transformation of cities, regions and industries and Politcs and policies. Read more about the different types of sessions and themes at <a href="http://ist2017.org/home/about/" target="_blank">http://ist2017.org/home/about/</a>.<br /><br /></div> <div>The full programme is available at the <a href="http://ist2017.org/">IST 2017 website</a>.</div> <p></p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Licentiate-seminar-Stefan-Jacobsson,-TME.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/calendar/Pages/Licentiate-seminar-Stefan-Jacobsson,-TME.aspxLicentiate seminar Stefan Jacobsson, TME<p>Seminar room Korsvägen, Vera Sandbergs allé 8</p><p>​Title: Access management in intermodal freight terminals: The perspective of freight haulier operations Discussion leader: Daniel Ekwall, University of Borås</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/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>​<span style="font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px">It will be an inspiring afternoon full of lectures, interactive workshops and a large exhibition. The theme of the day will be<span></span> </span><a href="http://www.globalgoals.org/" style="font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-weight:normal">the Global Goals for Sustainable Development </a><span style="font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px"></span><br style="font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px" /><br style="font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px" /><span style="font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px">The day is organised by the Students for Sustainability organisations at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers, in collaboration with GMV, the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. </span>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/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/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>