Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 23 Mar 2018 16:37:02 +0100 lecture Jelke Dijkstra<p>SB-S393, seminar room, Arkitektur, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Geotechnics across scales. Welcome to Jelke Dijkstra’s Promotion lecture, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Geology and Geotechnics.</p><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">​Abstract</h2> <div> </div> <div>Among the most challenging attributes of geomaterials, such as soils, rocks and concrete is the large range in spatial and temporal scales involved. As a result, we are forced to push the scientific envelope in studying the fundamentals of the material response at the smallest scale (nanometre), as well as the emerging response at the engineering scale in the field (metres). Furthermore, some processes are practically instantaneous (failure), whilst other processes span decades (creep). Aided by some examples this lecture will show means to test and model geomaterials, and the geotechnical systems at the appropriate scale. These examples range from exciting new experimental techniques to obtain novel insights on the inner workings of natural clays and sands, using a combination of miniature testing and X-ray based measurement techniques, via bridging temporal scales in the modelling of the response of long-term cyclically loaded railway embankments to injecting some science in something ‘as simple’ as a pile foundation in soft soils.</div> <div> </div>åns-Larsson,-Electrical-Engineering.aspx,-Electrical-Engineering.aspxMåns Larsson, Electrical Engineering<p>EL43, lecture room, Linsen, EDIT</p><p>End-to-End Learning of Deep Structured Models for Semantic Segmentation</p><p>​</p> <p>Måns Larsson is a <span style="font-size:14px;font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-transform:none;float:none;font-weight:300;font-style:normal;display:inline !important;letter-spacing:normal;text-indent:0px">PhD student in the Computer Vision and Medical Image Analysis group</span></p> <p>Discussion leader is Professor Hossein Azizpour from Robotics, Perception and Learning department, KTH</p> <p>Examiner is professor Fredrik Kahl, Chalmers</p>,-TME.aspx,-TME.aspxLicentiate seminar Marouane Bousfiha, TME<p>3443 Brunnsparken, seminar room, Vasa Hus 3, Vasa</p><p>​Title: Negotiating Multiple Identities at Work: The Case of Academic Entrepreneurship Discussion leader:  Professor Ha Hoang, ESSEC Business School</p> Cinema in Raven & Fox!<p>Raven and the Fox, multifunctional room, Forskarhuset Fysik, MC2</p><p>​​​​</p><br />Wednesday, 28 March, it is time for the third round of GPC's Science Cinema event.<br />This week we show two films about the plasticity of the brain by Max Cynader and Michael Merzenich.<br /><br /><span><em>Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity and neural plasticity is the ability of the brain to change throughout an individual's life, e.g., brain activity associated with a given function can be transferred to a different location, the proportion of grey matter can change, and synapses may strengthen or weaken</em><br /><em>over time (Wikipedia).</em><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /><span><span></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span><strong></strong></span><span><span></span><span><strong><br />Organiser:</strong> Neuroforum, Göteborg,<a href=""></a><br /><strong>Host:</strong> Professor Per-Olof Nilsson, Department of Physics, Chalmers<br /><br /></span></span><span><strong>Note:</strong> Limited number of seats (26) - show up in time to grab one!<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /><br /><strong>Welcome!</strong> Li, Applied Chemistry<p>KA, lecture hall, Kemi, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Synthesis and Characterization of Acceptor Polymers for All-Polymer Solar Cells and Photodetectors</p><p>  ​</p> <p>The faculty opponent: Professor Donghong Yu, Aalborg University </p> <p><br /></p> <div>Supervisor: Ergang Wang<br />Examiner: Jerker Mårtensson</div> Vahala, Caltech: Towards Integrated Optical Time Standards and Frequency Synthesizers<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, MC2-huset, MC2</p><p>Seminar with Professor Kerry Vahala, Ted and Ginger Jenkins Professor of Information Science and Technology and Professor of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA,, ​Title: Towards Integrated Optical Time Standards and Frequency Synthesizers</p><h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">​ABSTRACT  </h5> <div>Communication systems leverage the respective strengths of optics and electronics to convey high-bandwidth signals over great distances.  These systems were enabled by a revolution in low-optical-loss dielectric fiber, complex integrated circuits as well as devices that link together the optical and electrical worlds.  Today, another revolution is leveraging the advantages of optics and electronics in new ways.  At its center is the laser frequency comb which provides a coherent link between these two worlds. Significantly, because the link is also bidirectional, performance attributes previously unique to electronics and optics can be shared. The end result has been transformative for time keeping, frequency metrology, precision spectroscopy, microwave-generation, ranging and other technologies. Even more recently, low-optical-loss dielectrics, now in the form of high-Q optical resonators, are enabling the miniaturization of frequency combs. These new `microcombs’ can be integrated with electronics and other optical components to potentially create systems on-a-chip.  I will briefly overview the history and elements of frequency combs as well as the physics of the new microcombs. Application of the microcombs for spectroscopy and LIDAR will be discussed.  Finally, efforts underway to develop integrated optical clocks and integrated optical frequency synthesizers using the microcomb element are described.</div> <div> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">BIOGRAPHY</h5> Kerry Vahala studies the physics and applications of high-Q optical microcavities. His research group has pioneered resonators that hold the record for highest optical Q on a semiconductor chip and has also launched many of the research topics in the field of optical microcavities. Applications currently under study include micro-gyros with Earth-rotation-rate sensitivity and soliton micro-combs. Vahala was involved in the early effort to develop quantum-well lasers for optical communications and he received the IEEE Sarnoff Medal for his research on quantum-well laser dynamics. He has also received an Alexander von Humboldt Award for work on ultra-high-Q optical microcavities and is a fellow of the IEEE, the IEEE Photonics Society and the Optical Society of America. Vahala is the Jenkins Professor of Information Science and Technology and Professor of Applied Physics and received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Caltech. He currently serves as the Executive Officer of the Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science and holds over 30 patents in photonics. <div><a href=""></a> </div> anthropogenic resources in urban built environment: The case of residential buildings<p>SB-K580, meeting room, Arkitektur, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Paul Gontia interim seminar. The global amount of materials accumulated in society has increased 23-fold in the last century alone. Even more, the stock of materials is still increasing, and in many parts of the world is accelerating due to population and economic growth. The expansion of the stock is directly linked to resource depletion, waste generation, as well as local and global environmental impacts. Knowledge about material stock is therefore needed to promote secondary use of resources and to lower the pressure on natural capital which, consequently, is paramount for attaining “sustainable” futures.</p>​Material stock studies focus on accounting the amounts of construction materials accumulated in built environment and stock dynamics in time and space.  However, the in-use stock and its dynamics are very little understood. This is mainly due to stock’s complexity and its interlinked variables. To name a few: diversity of construction material types, technological and architectural trends of the past, unknown future technological shifts, geographical distribution of the stock, age and quality of the stock, etc. <br /><br />The seminar will consider the in-use stock of residential buildings in an urban environment. The focus is on (1) historical database of material intensity in residential buildings relevant to the Swedish context and (2) geographical distribution of the residential stock and its characteristics in a case-study of Gothenburg. <br />In a broader context the results are relevant for the following UN sustainable development goals: <br /><ul><li>SDG 12 - sustainable use of global resources </li> <li>SDG 11 - urban resource efficiency</li></ul> <br />Diskussionsledare blir <strong><a href="">Gang Liu, Associate Professor</a></strong> of Resource and Waste Management, SDU Centre for Life Cycle Engineering, Denmark.<br /><br />Examinator: Britt-Marie Wilen<br />Huvudhandledare: Holger Wallbaum ceremony spring 2018<p>RunAn, conference hall, Kårhuset, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Chalmers University of Technology holds graduation ceremonies each spring and autumn to honour the graduating students who have received their degrees.</p>​<p class="chalmersElement-P" style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:0px 0px 10px;font-size:14px;line-height:22px;font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;,sans-serif;font-style:normal;font-weight:300;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px">The spring graduation ceremony will be held on<span style="box-sizing:border-box"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>April 14, 2018<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span style="box-sizing:border-box"><span style="box-sizing:border-box">at RunAn, Campus Johanneberg.<span style="box-sizing:border-box;display:inline-block"></span></span></span></p> <div style="box-sizing:border-box;font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;,sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:300;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px">Registration for the graduation ceremony opens on February 1 and closes on February 19.<br /><br />For more information, please read <a href="/en/about-chalmers/academic-ceremonies/graduation-ceremony/Pages/default.aspx">here</a><br /></div> 2nd International Symposium on Singlet Fission and Photon Fusion: Emerging Solar Energy Technologies<p>Chalmers Conference Centre, company, Kårhuset, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​​Following the successful of the 2016 ISPF2 conference, It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 2nd International Symposium on Singlet Fission and Photon Fusion: Emerging Solar Energy Conversion Technologies.</p>The conference is held at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, 16th-19th April, 2018.<br />The symposium is focussed on the rapidly growing fields of photo-physics and materials science and will cover all aspects of:<br />    - Singlet fission<br />    - Photon fusion (including both molecular and heavy metal systems)<br /><a href="/en/conference/ispf2/Pages/default.aspx">Read more on the conference homepage</a><br /> dag - Vetenskapsfestivalen<p>Gustaf Dalén-salen, lecture hall, Gustaf Dalénsalen, Fysik</p><p>Fysikens dag är Fysikcentrums årliga bidrag på Vetenskapsfestivalens öppna program. Välkommen till en inspirerande temadag fullspäckad med intressanta föredrag. Du bjuds på en inblick i den senaste forskningen inom flera av fysikens områden och möjlighet att ställa dina kluriga frågor till våra forskare. Note that all the lectures will be held in Swedish.</p><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Programme Saturday 21 April 2018</h3> <span><strong>Moderators</strong><strong>:</strong> </span><span><span>Christian Forssén, Associate Professor and <span style="display:inline-block"> </span></span></span><span>Fredrik Höök, Professor at the Department of Physics, Chalmers.<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /><strong></strong><p><strong><br />10.00 – 10.<span></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span>40 Gravitationsvågor från svarta hål</strong><span><br /></span><span><em>Ulf Gran, biträdande professor, Fysik, Chalmers</em><br /> </span><br /><strong>10.45 – 11.25 </strong><strong>När ögat inte räcker till</strong><strong><br /></strong><em>Cecilia Fager, doktorand, </em><span><span><em>Fysik, Chalmers</em><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span><br /><br /><span><strong>11.25 - 11.45 Fika<br /></strong>Fysikcentrum Göteborg bjuder alla besökare på fika i pausen.<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /><br /><strong>11.45 – 12.25 </strong><span><strong>Vad väger en cell?</strong><br /><em>Daniel Midtvedt, forskare, Fysik, Chalmers</em><br /></span><br /><strong>14.00 – 14.40 Om konsten att sväva på en ljusstråle!</strong><br /><span></span><em>Dag Hanstorp, professor, Fysik, Göteborgs universitet</em><br /><br /><strong>14.45 – 15.25 </strong><span><span><strong>Hur kommunicerar biologiska celler med varandra</strong><strong>?  <br /></strong></span></span><span><span><em>Tatsiana Lobovkina, forskarassistent, Kemi, Chalmers</em><br /></span></span><br /><strong>15.<span></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span>30 – 16.10 Einsteinföreläsning<br /></strong>Enligt traditionen håller en hemlig gäst ett föredrag till minne av Albert Einsteins Nobelföreläsning i Göteborg.<br /></p> Spatial Morphology Lab<p>Scaniasalen, lecture room, Kårhuset, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​The Spatial Morphology Group presents the International Spatial Morphology Lab.</p><a href="">Follow the link to register </a>or email us at: <a href=""></a><br /> <br />Spatial Morphology Group (SMoG)<br />Division of Urban Design and Planning, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE), Chalmers Technical University of Technology<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/ACE/kalendarium/2018/SMoL_schedule750.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br />,-Professor-of-Design-at-The-Open-University.aspx,-Professor-of-Design-at-The-Open-University.aspxLecture by Jubilee Professor Claudia Eckert, Professor of Design at The Open University<p>Virtuella utvecklingslaboratoriet, laboratory, M-huset, Maskin</p><p>​Title of the talk Understanding engineering design processes as a key to responsible and sustainable engineering​​</p><br /><div><div></div> <div> <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/IMS/Övriga/div%20nyheter%20o%20kalender/Claudia-Eckert_300x428.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px 25px" /></div> <div>Claudia Eckert's research aims to understand how design processes work, how they can be supported and what drives the differences between different processes around the following themes: Engineering design, Theoretical issues,  Creative processes, <span style="background-color:initial">Sustainable design in textile and building refurbishment and </span><span style="background-color:initial">Design research methodology.  </span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Claudia: <em>The main focus of my research has been engineering design, fashion design and in recent years also construction, which has led to a long-standing interest in comparisons between design domains. I collaborate and co-author widely with researchers in the UK, Europe, and the US.   </em></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><em></em><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">Abstract</span><br /></div> <div>Technology is seen both as a thread and an opportunity to address the challenges of our time. In practice technology needs to be embedded in engineering products that work reliably and are produced at a cost society can afford. While there is a public debate on risks and possibilities associated with technologies, there is much less understanding how they can be embedded into successful products. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Many of the key decisions about new technologies are taken early in product development processes. Most complex products are designed incrementally with a large degree of carryover parts or systems; and also have a long time in development with long lead-times components and system. This constraint the design processes and forces engineers to make decisions about new technology before they can access the risks and opportunities fully. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The order in which decisions are taken in an organisation log companies into technological pathways making the cost fundamental changes to the product in light of new possibilities and concerns prohibitive. New technology also affords a rethinking of the decision making processes in organisation, however, in practice this can take many years to be implemented. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>This talk will argue that we need a greater understanding of product development processes to harness the potential of new technologies in a positive way.</div></div> <div><br /></div> colloquium: Quantum thermal transport in circuits<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, MC2-huset, MC2</p><p>Talk by Frederic Pierre, C2N, Paris-Saclay University, France</p><br />​Frederic Pierre, Research Director at French National Centre for Scientific Research | CNRS · Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N) Kumar Rajasekharan, Applied Chemistry<p>Vasa A, lecture hall, Vasa Hus 2-3 entréhall, Vasa Hus 1-2-3</p><p>​Inspiration from Bone Cartilage​</p>​  <div>The faculty opponent: Associate Professor Henrik Birkedal, Aarhus University</div> <div> </div> <div>Supervisor: Martin Andersson<br />Examiner: Anders Palmqvist</div> Engström, Food & Nutrition Science<p>KB, lecture hall, Kemi, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​“Exploring transglutaminase 2 interaction as a target for making celiac safe foods”</p>​<br />Opponent: Tuula Sontag-Strohm, PhD, University Lecturer and Principal Investigator in Cereal Technology, University of Helsinki, Finland<br /><br />Supervisor: Prof. Ann-Sofie Sandberg, Chalmers<br />Examiner: Prof. Ann-Sofie Sandberg, Chalmers Saheb Alam<p>SB-H6, lecture hall, SB Building, Sven Hultins gata 6</p><p>​​A Long Journey from Bioanodes to Biacathodes</p>​<br />Examiner: Sebastien Rauch, Professor, Division of Water Environment Technology<br />Main Supervisor: Oskar Modin, Ass Professor, <span>Division of Water Environment Technology<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br />Main <span><span></span><span></span>Supervisor<span></span><span></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>: Frank Persson, <span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span>Ass Professor, <span></span><span>Division of Water Environment Technology<span></span><span></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span><span><span><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span><br />Faculty Opponent: Dr: Deepak Pant, Flemish Institute for Technological Science (VITO) Belgium. On dark matter<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, MC2-huset, MC2</p><p>This workshop will bring together theoretical and experimental physicists to identify optimal strategies for the analysis of next generation dark matter search experiments.</p><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Abstract:</h4> <div> Increasingly accurate astronomical and cosmological observations reveal that most of the matter in the Universe is non luminous, and made of an unknown substance called dark matter (DM). The nature of DM remains a mystery, but indirect evidence points towards a new hypothetical particle as the prime candidate. Although the DM particle has so far escaped detection, a new generation of experiments is or will soon start operating, reaching the sensitivity required by the state-of-the-art theories to discover the first non-gravitational signals of DM.</div> <div><span class="text-normal page-content"><div> </div> <div>The aim of this conference is to deliver optimised strategies for DM particle identification. This aim will be pursued by bringing together theoretical and experimental physicists in order to direct efforts jointly and wisely.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Topics to be covered in the conference include:</strong></div> <div> </div> <div>Status report on the experimental search for DM.</div> <div> </div> <div>DM phenomenology.</div> <div> </div> <div>DM theory.</div> <div> </div> <div>Complementarity of different DM detection strategies and global statistical analyses.</div> <div> </div> <div>Astrophysical and nuclear physics inputs.</div></span></div> Railway Seminar 2018<p>Hörsalar HA, university building, Hörsalar HA, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​​Chalmers University of Technology and Chalmers Railway Mechanics (CHARMEC) are pleased to invite you to the 20th Nordic Seminar on Railway Technology. The seminar will take place on 12-13 June 2018 at ChalmersUniversity of Technology in Gothenburg.</p>​<div><span style="background-color:initial">T</span><span style="background-color:initial">he theme of the seminar is Research and innovations for a sustainable railway. </span><span style="background-color:initial">The objective of the seminar is to gather colleagues especially from the Nordic countries that are active in the railway field. This includes staff from universities, institutes, authorities, manufacturers, operators, maintenance companies, and consultancies. Topics to be presented and discussed comprise both infrastructure and vehicle issues, and all the phases of design, </span><span style="background-color:initial">operation</span><span style="background-color:initial"> and maintenance.</span><div class="text-normal page-content"><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div>The seminar will feature both invited plenary presentations and two or three parallel sessions. The languages of the seminar are English and Scandinavian. Presentations in English, Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish are welcome, but slides in English are preferred.</div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">More information on the conference</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><a href="">can be found here &gt;&gt;​</a></div> <div><br /></div></div></div> colloquium: Using superconducting qubits for analog quantum simulation<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, MC2-huset, MC2</p><p>Talk by Gerhard Kirchmair, IQOQI Innsbruck, Austria</p>​<br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/Blandat/Kirchmair.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:150px;height:200px" /><br />Univ. -Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kirchmair, Junior Research Director at the Institut für Quantenoptik und Quanteninformation, Innsbruck.<br /> space for hope<p>Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden</p><p>Gothenburg University – Department of Conservation, will host the congress in collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg – Department of Architecture; KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm – Department of Urban Planning and Environment; and Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona – Department of Spatial Planning. This event will offer the opportunity for scholars from Europe, as well as from around the world, to contribute to the exchange of experiences, ideas and knowledge regarding planning in the 21st cent! ury, in particular in relation to the congress theme: MAKING SPACE FOR HOPE.</p><div>​Planning is one of the activities – on different levels and in different contexts – striving for better futures. We live in dark times – climate crisis, economic regression, war and conflicts of political, ethnical and religious reasons. What used to be unrecognized by traditional planning debates can be useful to respond to contemporary planning problems. In-between spaces, insurgencies and untold stories can be rethought and re-explored to energize planning debates and practice. The challenges should be considered as triggers for transformations to a sustainable future. Planning should contribute to MAKING SPACE FOR HOPE.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Scientific and social programme</h2> <div>• Invited keynote speakers</div> <div>• 16 paper tracks</div> <div>• Round table sessions</div> <div>• Thematic group meetings</div> <div>• Mobile workshops</div> <div>• Congress dinner</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 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 15-17, 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. </div> <div> </div> <div><a href=";ecid=vjzUE1nrT2NOY082Kqj83A==&amp;ln=eng&amp;view=category&amp;template=Desktop">Web:<br /></a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Chalmers contact</h2> <div><a href="/en/Staff/edit/Pages/kristina-grange.aspx">Kristina Grange, Professor of Urban Planning and Design Theory</a></div> <div><a href=";ecid=vjzUE1nrT2NOY082Kqj83A==&amp;ln=eng&amp;view=category&amp;template=Desktop"></a></div></div> - International Conference on Ships and Offshore Structures<p>Kårhuset, university building, Kårhuset, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​​The third International Conference on Ships and Offshore Structures (ICSOS) will be hosted at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 17.09.2018 to 19.09.2018 in agreement and cooperation with Professor Jeom Kee Paik and his Journal of Ships and Offshore Structures. The conference seeks to provide a platform for selected high quality papers, from where the majority will be promoted to a special issue of the Ships and Offshore Structures journal (SAOS). The promotion process will be an essential part of ICSOS and allows for a time efficient inclusion of Your contribution into SAOS.​</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">To ensure that only high quality papers will be presented at the conference, ICSOS is very pleased to be backed-up by an outstanding</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><a href="">international scientific committee</a><span style="background-color:initial">. The committee members will support abstract selection and the thorough review of the submitted papers, both for the conference and for the special issue of the journal.<br /><br /></span><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="font-weight:700">Keynote speakers</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px">The conference will be opened with three keynote speakers. They will in their lectures present and discuss sustainability in design and operation of ships and offshore structures.<br /><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <ul><li><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px">Björn Sandén: Professor of Innovation and Sustainability, Head of the Division of Environmental Systems Analysis, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology.</p></li></ul> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><em>Björn Sandén conducts research, writes and teaches on topics such as climate and technology policy, life cycle assessment, technological innovation systems and industrial transitions. He has been involved in a range of studies on renewable energy and nanotechnology concerning how technology, economics and policy can interact to induce innovation and growth of environmentally benign technologies and how unsustainable pathways can be avoided. He works interdisciplinary and cooperates with sociologists and economists as well as chemists and physicists.</em></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <ul><li><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px">Katarina Gårdfeldt: Associate Professor and Director-General of the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.</p></li></ul> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><em>Katarina Gårdfeldt’s research is about global transport and transformation of mercury species in the environment and how these processes are affected by climate change. The research aim is partly to understand the processes in seawater and ice that are important for the gas-exchange between air and water, and how these processes are affected by sunlight. She has participated in several international research projects and expeditions e.g. in the Arctic.</em></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <ul><li><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px">Harry Robertsson: MSc Naval Architect, Technical Director of Stena Teknik.</p></li></ul> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><em>Harry Robertsson has been employed by Stena since 1996 and been responsible for Stena Teknik since 1999. He has been project manager for several projects among others the new building project Stena Don, a semi-submersible drilling rig. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Maritime Competence Centre LIGHTHOUSE.</em></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px">We are looking forward to your submissions and to seeing you at the conference, </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="margin-bottom:10px"><span style="background-color:initial">Jonas Ringsberg, Sören Ehlers &amp; Jeom Kee Paik​<br /><br /><a href="">To the conference's webpage </a></span></p> Sustainability Day 2018<p>TBA</p><p>​Chalmers Sustainability Day is back - Tuesday 23 October 2018. This year’s theme is Good Health and Well-being.</p>​ <br />More information will follow, stay updated through the event webpage: <a href="/en/about-chalmers/Chalmers-for-a-sustainable-future/sustainability-day2018/Pages/default.aspx">Chalmers Sustainability Day 2018</a><br /><br />For now, save the date! ceremony autumn 2018<p>RunAn, conference hall, Kårhuset, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​​Chalmers University of Technology holds graduation ceremonies each spring and autumn to honour the graduating students who have received their degrees.  For more information, please read here</p> Simulation Conference 2018<p>Svenska Mässan, Göteborg</p><p>​Join us at WSC2018 with its theme of Simulation for a Noble cause.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation.  In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers, and vendors working in all disciplines in industry, service, government, military and academic sectors.</span><div><br /></div> <div>Simulation has been found useful for a range of scientific, engineering and business applications as evident by the papers presented at Winter Simulation Conferences over the past 50 years.  Simulation has been employed to help noble causes too over the recent past but such efforts have received limited attention.  The 2018 conference seeks to highlight applications of simulation for noble causes in addition to continuing to report leading developments and applications in other fields.  The track sessions will feature uses of simulation in efforts analyzing and addressing issues facing humanity including, but not limited to, reducing poverty and world hunger, social causes, social problems, improving natural environment, and disaster response.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Learn about simulation applications for analyzing social issues such as human trafficking in the keynote address by Dr. Jean Baderschneider, CEO of the Global Fund to End Slavery. Two excellent speakers will present during the conference lunches, Dr. Peter Frazier, Associate Professor at Cornell University and Staff Data Scientist and Data Science Manager at Uber, and Dr. Russell Cheng, Emeritus Professor at the University of Southampton. </div>