Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyThu, 26 Apr 2018 17:26:11 +0200,-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, s<span style="background-color:initial">ustainable design in textile and building refurbishment, and d</span><span style="background-color:initial">esign 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 threat 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 these 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 lock companies into technological pathways, making the cost of fundamental changes to the product in light of new possibilities and concerns prohibitive. New technology is also an opportunity for the 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>,-Jonathan-Tan.aspx,-Jonathan-Tan.aspxInauguration lecture, Jonathan Tan<p>Gustaf Dalén-salen, lecture hall, Gustaf Dalénsalen, Fysik</p><p></p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Welcome to the inaugural lecture by Jonathan Tan, Professor in Astrophysics, at the division of Astronomy and Plasma Physics, at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment. Jonathan </span>recently received an <a href="/en/departments/see/news/Pages/Massive-star-formation.aspx">ERC Advanced Grant to conduct research on the formation of massive stars</a>.  <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><div><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="">Please register no later than 19 April</a>.</span></div></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><h6 class="chalmersElement-H6"><span>Abstract: ​</span></h6> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><strong>To the Frontiers of Cosmic O​​rigins</strong></span></p> <div>We are in a golden age of astrophysical exploration, not only of the basic constituents of our universe—galaxies, stars, black holes &amp; planets—but also of the processes by which they came into being, starting from a cosmic void, filled only with primordial baryonic gas, radiation and (probably) dark matter. Still, these complex systems that have arisen are challenging to understand and predictive theories for their formation and evolution are in their infancy. </div> <div>I present a brief tour through the history of our universe, touching on the origins of supermassive black holes, stars within galaxies, and planets around stars. I conclude with speculation on whether we will ever be able to extend the scope of such theories to the origin of life.</div> <div><br /></div> <span style="background-color:initial"></span></div> and Jobs in Industry 4.0 – 8 May<p>Konferenshallen Lindholmen, conference hall, Navet, Lindholmen Science Park</p><p>A Seminar in the Digitalisation of Industry Series, by Chalmers’ Production Area of Advance​ Digitalisation of industry is the most profound change of global society since steam engines and electrical motors entered our workplaces. Industry 4.0 is a concept invented in Germany in 2011. Now it is spreading to the rest of the world and Swedish industry is in the forefront. But what will future industries and jobs look like? Are occupations disappearing or just changing? Can Sweden keep up with the global digitalisation and competition?  ​Chalmers Production Area of Advance has invited leading international experts to give us glimpses of the digitalised future and ideas on how to plan for work in Industry 4.0. Register now!</p><div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">​​<span>Programme </span></h2></div> <div><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)"><span style="background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)">12:00 - 13:00 </span></h4> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)"><span style="background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)">Lunch</span></h4> <h6 class="chalmersElement-H6" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif">Location: Conference hall, Lindholmen Conference Center​</h6><span></span></div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"> </h2> <div> </div> <div><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4" style="background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)"><span style="background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)">13:00 - 17:00 </span></h4> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4" style="background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)"><span style="background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)">Seminar sessions</span></h4> <h6 class="chalmersElement-H6">Location: Conference hall, Lindholmen Conference Center</h6> <div><strong></strong></div> <div><strong></strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Introduction to Digitalisation and Jobs in Industry 4.0</strong></span><div><em>Professor Johan Stahre, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden </em></div> <div>Professor Stahre heads the division of Production Systems at Chalmers. He is codirector of Produktion2030, the national Swedish programme for manufacturing research and innovation. He is also engaged in Swedish and European research policy development. His research is focused on digitalisation and people in future industry.<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Industrial Digitalisation and Skills in Europe</strong></div> <div><em>Ms Doris Schröcker, Directorate General Research and Innovation, European Commission, Belgium</em></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Doris Schröcker leads the Strategy Unit for Industrial Technologies in the European Commission. Ms Schröcker has long experience of European research and policy-making and its impact one industry and society. She presently leads commission efforts on future skills needs and how to train future workers in digitalized industries.</span> </div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Digital Industry and Industry Disruption</strong></div> <div><em>Professor Carsten Sørensen, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK</em></div> <div>Professor Sørensen is associate professor in Digital Innovation at the Department of Management in LSE and also holds multiple guest professorships in Sweden. He has a Ph.D. in computer science from Aalborg University, Denmark. He has since the 1980s researched digital innovation, for example innovating the digital enterprise through mobile technology and the innovation dynamics of mobile infrastructures and platforms.<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>...New speach - title to be confirmed...</strong></div> <div><div><em>Chris Decubber, </em><span style="background-color:initial"><em>Technical Director at EFFRA</em></span><span style="background-color:initial"><em>​, Belgium</em></span></div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><div><strong>Digitising Industry with 3D Scanning</strong></div> <div><em>Professor Björn Johansson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden </em></div> <div>Professor Johansson is professor in Sustainable Production at Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology. He is the current President of The Society For Modeling and Simulation International and also the General Chair for Winter Simulation Conference 2018. His research is on Digitalization of Production Systems, Sustainable Production, Factory layout planning and Simulation of Production Systems. Presently, he is focusing on how digitalization of industry can promote a more sustainable future.</div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Designing the Future of Work for the Operator 4.0:</strong></div> <div><em>Professor David Romero, Tecnológico de Monterrey University, Mexico</em></div> <div>Professor Romero is a Senior Research Scientist and Scientific Project Manager at the Center for Innovation in Design and Technology. He is National Academia Representative for the Regional Secretariat of the global organization Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. His research is on Circular Manufacturing, Service Engineering, Cyber-Physical Systems &amp; Human Systems, and Advanced Production Management Systems. Presently, he is focused on promoting the concept of the Operator 4.0 for a socially sustainable Industry 4.0.<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Digitalisation in Industry on a national level</strong></div> <div><em>Ms Cecilia Warrol, Teknikföretagen, Sweden</em></div> <div><span></span><span style="background-color:initial">Ms Warrol is a group manager at Teknikföretagen, Stockholm. She is Director of the national research and innovation programme Produktion2030. Produktion2030 annually distributes 50-60 MSek for production-related research, innovation, education and international analysis. Ms Warrol’s background is in engineering and policy-making, with focus on Swedish industry. She is advisor to the Swedish Government and to World Economic Forum.</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><div><strong>Innovation and Learning Lab for Industrial Digitalisation</strong></div> <div><em>Associate Professor Åsa Fast-Berglund, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden </em></div> <div>Associate Professor Fast-Berglund is a research leader within smart industry at the division of Production Systems. She is an expert in Automation strategies, level-of-automation analysis, and Human-centered Automation. She has published hundred papers in conferences and journals describing models and methods for analysis of dynamic changes of the levels of automation in assembly and manufacturing systems.</div> <div><br /></div></span></div> <div><br /></div></div></div> <div> </div> <div><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3" style="background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)"></h3> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4" style="background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)"><span style="background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)">17:00 - 19:00 </span></h4> <span style="background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)"> </span><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4" style="background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)"><span style="background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)"><span style="background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)">Mingle buffet and guided tours to the Stena Industry Innovation La</span></span><span style="background-color:rgb(221, 221, 221)">b</span></h4> <div><h6 class="chalmersElement-H6">Location: Candela, Lindholmen Conference Center (as starting point)</h6> <div>We offer a mingle buffet  while we organize guided tours of the newly opened Stena Industry Innovation Lab.<br /></div> <div>The Stena Industry Innovation Lab, SII-Lab, offers great opportunities for Swedish industry to test industrial digitalisation and industry 4.0 for real. Take the chance to experience collaborative robots, 5G-technology, and Virtual Reality in a futuristic environment. Chalmers opens a test bed for smart industrial production through the support of Stenastiftelsen and Chalmers University of Technology.</div> <div>​<br /></div></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/IMS/Produktionssystem/SII-Lab%20ren%20bild%20utan%20skyltar.jpg" alt="Stena Industry Innovation Lab" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="margin:5px" /></div> <div> </div></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"> ​REGISTRATION IS CLOSED​</h2> ​​<span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Please register no later than 20 April!</strong></span><div>The seminar is free of charge but registration is mandatory. <span style="background-color:initial">A standard administration fee of SEK 400 will be charged in case of no-show.</span><span style="background-color:initial">​</span></div> physics and the dream of an electron movie<p>PJ, lecture hall, Fysik Origo, Fysik</p><p>​Seminar by Eva Lindroth, Professor, Stockholm University, Sweden</p><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Abstract:</h4> <div>Advances in laser technology have made it possible to produce light-pulses with a duration as short as around hundred attoseconds. Since this is the time scale of electron dynamics it opens the exciting possibility to follow electron motion in the time domain. Interesting scenarios could be to follow it during a chemical reaction, or for a molecular break-up processes, during the charge-migration that is taking place before nuclear motion sets in. The methods to make this dream come true are still in a rapid development phase.</div> <div>The dynamics, during for example a photoionization process, is encoded in the amplitude and phase of the released electron wave packet. A key quantity is the spectral derivative of this phase, the group delay. It reflects the delay or advance of the electron when it travels through the atomic potential to eventually emerge in the continuum: attosecond interferometric techniques have made such phase information obtainable.</div> <div>During the last decade a number of photo-emission delay studies have been done showing for example distinct delay differences for different atomic orbitals [1-3], or for different bands in solids [4]. In the latter case these differences are giving information on the electron-transport dynamics towards the surface. More recently structures in the continuum such as Cooper minima and resonances [5-7], with rapid spectral phase variations, have been under investigation. In the talk I will discuss some of the experimental methods that have been developed, the role of theory[8], and how we can understand the time-domain measurement that has been performed for a basic processes such as photoionization.</div> Initiative Forum (SIF) Integration<p>Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm, Sweden</p><p>​In a well-functioning society, integration of different groups of people is key to end poverty, ensure healthier lives, reach education for everyone, gender equality, and an inclusive labour market. Let¿s turn segregation into integration and together create a more inclusive and sustainable society. Join us at SIF Integration!</p>​<br />SIF Integration is an action-oriented one-day event where entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, businesses, civil society, policy makers and academia come together to promote solutions for a challenge connected to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.) <br /> <br />SIF Integration provides an interactive meeting arena to promote available Nordic solutions focusing on how to reach a more integrated and inclusive society. At SIF Integration, we will launch the Integration Solutions Report. The report show-cases some examples of Nordic <br />solutions to show that an inclusive and sustainable society is possible. <br /> <a href=""> <br />Learn more and register before 4 May 2018 &gt;&gt;</a> - Autonomous Driving<p>Scaniasalen, lecture room, Kårhuset, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Automation and especially autonomous systems are rapidly changing our society. This lunch seminar focuses on recent research in autonomous driving within WASP - Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program. The presentations include localization, learning, safety, and complexity.</p><div>​<span class="text-normal page-content"><span class="text-normal page-content"><span class="text-normal page-content"> <br />The program is scheduled for appr <span></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span>one hour (12.00-13.00), with an additional hour for further discussion and exchange of experiences.</span></span></span></div> <div><span class="text-normal page-content"><span><span class="text-normal"><div><span>During the seminar we offer a light lunch. <strong>Please register by the latest on Wednesday 9 May.</strong></span></div></span></span></span></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><a href="" target="_blank">REGISTER &gt;</a></h3> <div> </div> <div>Welcome by <strong>Bengt Lennartson</strong>, profile leader of Area of Advance ICT profile Automated society</div> <div>Bengt Lennartson is a Profesor at the Systems and Control division, Department of Electrical Engineering. He will give an introduction to automation research, especially within WASP</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Safety in autonomous driving: The need of keeping intelligence under control</strong></div> <div>Patrizio Pelliccione, Associate Professor, Software Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering</div> <div>A method is proposed where machine learning is combined with reasoning mechanisms, assuring that the decisions taken by a learning algorithm do not violate safety-critical requirements.</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>5G localization</strong></div> <div>Henk Wymeersch, Professor, Communication Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering</div> <div>A technology to satisfy the increased data rate in 5G is mmWave. In combination with large antenna arrays, it is shown how mmWave devices can perform relative localization, orientation estimation, and environment mapping for vehicular scenarios.</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Guiding an autonomous vehicle in a complex environment</strong></div> <div>Jonas Sjöberg, Professor, Mechatronics, Department of Electrical Engineering  </div> <div>Algorithms for safe and efficient trajectory planning need to be executed in real time. To handle more complex traffic situations one need to consider how these algorithms scale when the problem grows.</div> <div> </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) models of text normalization for speech applications<p>Palmstedtsalen, Chalmers conference centre, Chalmersplatsen 1, Johanneberg</p><p>​Speaker: Richard Sproat, Research Scientist, Google Research, New York</p>​(Joint work with Ke Wu, Hao Zhang, Kyle Gorman, Felix Stahlberg, Xiaochang Peng and Brian Roark).<br /><br /><strong>Abstract:</strong> Speech applications such as text-to-speech (TTS) or automatic speech recognition (ASR), must not only know how to read ordinary words, but must also know how to read numbers, abbreviations, measure expressions, times, dates, and a whole range of other constructions that one frequently finds in written texts. The problem of dealing with such material is called text normalization. The traditional approach to this problem, and the one currently used in Google’s deployed TTS and ASR systems, involves large hand-constructed grammars, which are costly to develop and tricky to maintain. It would be nice if one could simply train a system from text paired with its verbalization.<br /><br />I will present our work on applying neural sequence-to-sequence RNN models to the problem of text normalization. Given sufficient training data, such models can achieve very high accuracy, but also tend to produce the occasional error — reading “kB” as “hectare”, misreading a long number such as “3,281” — that would be problematic in a real application. The most powerful method we have found to correct such errors is to use finite-state over-generating covering grammars at decoding time to guide the RNN away from “silly” readings: Such covering grammars can be learned from a very small amount of annotated data. The resulting system is thus a hybrid system, rather than a purely neural one, a purely neural approach being apparently impossible at present.<br /><br /><strong>Brief bio:</strong> Richard Sproat is a Research Scientist at Google Research, New York. From 2009-2012 he was a professor at the Center for Spoken Language Understanding at the Oregon Health and Science University. Prior to going to OHSU, he was a professor in the departments of Linguistics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was also a full-time faculty member at the Beckman Institute. He still holds adjunct positions in Linguistics and ECE at UIUC. <br />Before joining the faculty at UIUC he worked in the Information Systems and Analysis Research Department headed by Ken Church at AT&amp;T Labs --- Research where he worked on Speech and Text Data Mining: extracting potentially useful information from large speech or text databases using a combination of speech/NLP technology and data mining techniques.<br />Before joining Ken's department he worked in the Human/Computer Interaction Research Department headed by Candy Kamm. His most recent project in that department was WordsEye, an automatic text-to-scene conversion system. The WordsEye technology is now being developed at Semantic Light, LLC.<br /><a href=""></a><br /> Miedema 75% Seminar<p></p><p></p> 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>'s-Thesis-presentation-Day-TME.aspx's-Thesis-presentation-Day-TME.aspxMaster's Thesis presentation Day TME<p>Vera Sandbergs Allé 8</p><p></p>Welcome to our Master’s Thesis Presentation Day on the 5th of June 2018, at the Department of Technology Management and Economics. ​On this day, students at the master programmes at Technology management and economics will present their master thesis’s, which have been supervised at the department. <br /><br />The day gives our students a chance to present their theses in a popular science presentation. The day starts at 8.30 and finishes at 18.00. Presentations are scheduled in rooms at Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, Campus Johanneberg, Chalmers.<br /><br />If you are interested and think that you will attend the Presentation Day, please facilitate our planning by signing up with your name and affiliation here at the latest on the 29th of May:<br /><br /><a href="">Register here!</a><br /><br /><strong>Hope to see you on the 5th of June!</strong> 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 /> Study 2018<p>Hindås, Sweden</p><p>2D materials for environment and energy applications</p><h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Description of the event:</h5> <div>The Graphene Study 2018, summer edition, titled 2D materials for environment and energy applications, will delve into deeper aspects of how things work, exploring experimenters' techniques in studying energy and environmental applications for graphene, mainly filtration and energy storage technologies. Leading academic and industry experts from around the world, including Prof. Rohit Karnik from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Prof. Aleksandra Radenovic from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Dr. A. Pacheco from Tecnalia will provide delegates with their insights on topics from nanofluidics and power generation to desalination using graphene.</div> 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> Symposium on Deep Learning 2018<p>Wallenberg Conference Center, Medicinaregatan 20, Gothenburg</p><p>​The 2nd Swedish Symposium on Deep Learning will be held at Chalmers University of Technology, 4-5 September, 2018.</p>​ <br />The premier event in Sweden bringing together top researchers in Deep Learning across academia and industry. This year there will be thematic sessions on Vision, Natural Language Technologies and Health Engineering, three of the most high impact areas for Deep Learning today.<br /><br /><strong>Keynote Speakers:</strong><br /><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Chris Dyer</a>, Carnegie Mellon University (confirmed) </li> <li>Joakim Nivre, Uppsala (confirmed)</li> <li>Christian Igel, Copenhagen (confirmed)</li> <li>Atsuto Maki, KTH (to be confirmed)</li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Hossein Azizpour</a>, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (confirmed)</li></ul>   <br /><span><p><br /></p> <p>The programme will be continuously updated at the webpage of the symposium: </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /></p></span> seminar on Electromobility<p>Palmstedtsalen, university building, Palmstedtsalen, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Welcome to an Initiative seminar on Electromobility, arranged by Areas of Advance Transport and Energy.</p><span class="text-normal page-content"> <strong>What role will electric vehicles play in the future, for how we plan our cities, for our economy, our health and for the environment?</strong><br /><br />Having been around for more than a century, electric vehicles are now coming into use on a scale that may have major implications  on travel and transportation - by air, by water and by land.  Areas of Advance Transport and Energy are happy to welcome you to a full day at Chalmers, where we discuss different aspects on electromobility.<br /><br /><strong>WHEN</strong>: 13 September 2018<br /><strong>WHERE</strong>: Palmstedssalen, Chalmersplatsen 1, Göteborg<br /><em>The seminar will be in English.</em><br /><br /><strong>SESSIONS</strong><br /><ul><li>Visions for the future</li> <li>Liveable cities</li> <li>Policies, regulations and driving forces</li> <li>Technology aspects on electromobility</li></ul> <br />Registration is open! <br /><a href="">REGISTER &gt;&gt;</a><br /><br /><br />More information will be published on the </span><a href=""><span class="text-normal page-content">seminar web page &gt;&gt;</span></a><br /> - 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>