Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyTue, 23 Oct 2018 16:35:19 +0200 and Win-Win Gothenburg Sustainability Award<p>Dome of Visions, house,</p><p>Welcome to a two-day conference focusing on industrial symbiosis and the ceremony of this year&#39;s Win-Win Gothenburg Sustainability Award.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Win-Win Gothenburg Sustainability Award, where Chalmers is a partner, draws attention to the theme of industrial symbiosis in 2018. The award winner of the year, Kalundborg Symbiosis from Denmark, receives his award on the evening of October 24th.</span><div><br /></div> <div>In conjunction with their stay in Gothenburg, a two-day conference will be held at the venue &quot;Dome of Visions&quot; at Lindholmen in Gothenburg, focusing on industrial symbiosis. On Tuesday, the focus is mainly on the construction sector and circular material flows, what challenges we face and how business and municipalities can find a way forward. <span style="background-color:initial"> On Wednesday we </span><span style="background-color:initial">discuss opportunities for cooperation and the need for a West Swedish platform for industrial </span><span style="background-color:initial">symbiosis. </span><span style="background-color:initial">​</span></div> <div><br /></div> <div>The conference is free, open to anyone who is interested but registration is mandatory.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read more and register</a> </div> <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/20180101-20180630/win-win-300x130px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />​ <div><strong>Please note: Last day to register is already on Sunday October 14th.</strong></div> workshop<p>ED, lecture hall, Hörsalsvägen 11, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Robotics @ Chalmers -- full-day workshop / IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Swedish Chapter</p><strong>​</strong><div><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color:initial"></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&quot;Robotics@Chalmers&quot; is part of the series of activities of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)  Swedish Chapter which included the successful workshops &quot;Robotics@KTH&quot; (2013),  &quot;Robotics@Lund&quot; (2014), &quot;Robotics@Orebro&quot; (2016).</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color:initial">Host 2018:</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial">Division of Systems and Control (SysCon) at Chalmers University of Technology​</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"></span><span style="background-color:initial">The intention of the workshop is to become a meeting point for PhD students working in universities in Sweden and  industrial stakeholders aiming at:</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p> <ul><li> “matchmaking” of academic research and industrial needs/activities<br /></li> <li>  fo<span style="background-color:initial">stering industry-academia interaction via Phd student internships or future careers in the industrial secto​r</span></li></ul> <div><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />To participate, please sign up here​</a></div> <div><br /></div> <p></p> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Schedule of the workshop</h4> <div><div><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>09:30-10:00 Coffee</strong></span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>10:00-12:00 Presentations from industry </strong></div> <div><ul><li>W<span style="background-color:initial">elcome, presentation from the head of the Division Systems and Control, Prof. Bengt Lennartson </span><br /></li> <li>Per-Lage Götvall, Volvo Group Operations<br /></li> <li>Magnus Lindhé, Electrolux<br /></li> <li>Pietro Falco, ABB Coorporate Research<br /></li> <li>Jim Olofsson, Husqvarna<br /></li> <li>Pedro Lima, Scania CV AB<br /></li> <li>Erik Coelingh, Zenuity<br /></li> <li>S<span style="background-color:initial">rikar Muppirisetty,  Machine Learning &amp; Data Analytics/Volvocars</span><br /></li> <li>Robert B<span style="background-color:initial">ohlin, Fraunhofer, Geometry and Motion Planning </span><br /></li></ul></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>12:00-13:00 Lunch </strong></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>13:00-15:00 Phd students´ presentations</strong></div> <div><ul><li>J. Frederico Carvalho, Royal Institute of Technology KTH, &quot;Configuration space approximations for robotic and molecular applications.&quot;​<br /></li> <li>Jennifer David, Halmstad University, &quot;Multi-robot task sequencing and trajectory planning.&quot;</li> <li>Matthias Mayr, Lund University, &quot;Learning Assembly Task Execution with Recovery Behaviors from Demonstrations.&quot; </li> <li>Anastasiia Varava, Royal Institute of Technology KTH, &quot;Path clustering and motion prediction.&quot;<span style="background-color:initial">​</span></li> <li>Constantin Cronrath, Chalmers University of Technology, &quot;Safe &amp; Sample-efficient Learning in Control.&quot; </li> <li>Atieh Hanna, Ind. Phd Student, Group Truck Operations, &quot;Requirements for designing and controlling autonomous collaborative robot systems.&quot;</li> <li>Mirgita Frasheri, Malardalen University, &quot;Collaborative adaptive autonomous agents.&quot;</li> <li>Ramin Jaberzadeh Ansari, Chalmers University of Technology, &quot;Human-Robot cooperative object manipulation.&quot;</li> <li>Patrik Gustavsson, University of Skovde, &quot;Communication Technologies to enable Human-Robot Collaboration in Assembly Manufacturing.&quot;</li> <li>Christos Verginis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, &quot;Planning and control of cooperative multi-agent manipulator-endowed systems.&quot;</li> <li>Branko Miloradovic, Malardalen University, &quot;Multi-Agent Mission Planning and Taxonomy.&quot;</li> <li>Martin Dahl, Chalmers University of Technology, &quot;Sequence Planning using ROS 2.&quot;</li></ul></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>15:00-16:00 Panel discussion</strong> (coffee will be served)</div></div> </div> historical move to the car-friendly city<p>Chalmers teknikpark, office building,</p><p>– How did it happen and what lessons can be learned? ​Welcome to listen and discuss a lunch seminar organized by Chalmers Transport Area of Advance, on 25 October.</p><div><em><br /></em></div> During the 1950s and the following decades, Swedish society was adapted to the car. Cities were refurbished and rebuilt to provide space for the technology, often at the expense of social, environmental and aesthetic functions. Today we see a new technology shift where cities have to adapt to, for example, self-driving vehicles. What can we learn from history when we plan today's cities? <div> </div> <div>At the lunch seminar<strong> The historical move to the car-friendly city: How did it happen and what lessons can be learned</strong>, Per Lundin takes us on a journey from the car optimism of the 1950's to the transition to future transport systems that we see today.</div> <div> </div> <div>Per Lundin is Professor of History of Technology at Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers. He received his PhD in History of Technology (2008) from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. In 2012, he was appointed docent (i.e. associate professor) in Economic History at Uppsala University.</div> <div><br /></div> <span><span><span style="display:inline-block"><strong>Registration for this event is closed</strong></span></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/Transport/news/Pages/When-the-car-met-the-city.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read an interview with Per Lundin<br /></a></div> <div><br /><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/Transport/news/Pages/When-the-car-met-the-city.aspx"></a></div> <div><span><a href=""></a></span><br /></div> <div><em>During the seminar we offer coffee/tea and a vegetarian lunchwrap.</em> <em> </em></div> <div><em>The seminar is in English.</em></div> <div> </div> <div><strong>WHEN</strong>: October 25, 2018, at 12-14. The lecture takes about 40 minutes. Afterwards there will be plenty of time for questions, discussion and mingling.</div> <div><strong>WHERE</strong>: Chalmers teknikpark, Sven Hultins Gata 9, Gothenburg</div> <div><strong>REGISTRATION </strong>is required. The number of seats are limited, register at the latest 18 October. </div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Welcome! </h4> <div><em>Please note that the seminar is not intended for students.</em></div> lecture - Sotirios Grammatikos<p>SB-S393, 3rd floor, SB Building, Sven Hultins gata 6</p><p>​ ​From aerospace to civil: composites all the way</p>​<br />Inaugural lecture for the position of Affiliated Professor at the Department of Architecture &amp; Civil Engineering by Prof. Sotirios Grammatikos<br /><div><br />Abstract:<br /></div> <div> <p><span lang="EN-US">Composite materials are widely employed for structural and non-structural elements in the aerospace industry due to their enhanced specific properties. Since nowadays technology is more than ever stretching materials properties towards their limits, nanotechnology has proved as one way forward towards a radically new materials era. Nanotechnology enables additional abilities in composites delivering multi-purpose products. The civil engineering sector has more hesitantly started exploring the benefits of nanotechnology to develop structures with improved performance and secondary features such as self-diagnosing.<span>  </span></span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">Even though there are several advantages of using composites, let alone nanocomposites, in different applications, there are still drawbacks that need to be addressed with regards to sustainability. The talk will focus on the different benefits of composites and advanced composites and also include ideas on sustainability measures.<br /></span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">Short biography:</span><span lang="EN-US"></span><span lang="EN-US"><br />Sotirios Grammatikos is a Materials Science Engineer with a MSc in Chemistry &amp; Technology of Materials (2008-2010) and a PhD in Aerospace Materials Engineering (2009-2013). His interests involve durability aspects, non-destructive evaluation, recycling and smart features of polymer, cement and asphalt composites. Sotirios has been a Research Fellow at Chalmers (2016-2017) working on various projects and serving as </span><span lang="IT">Communications Manager for the Area of Advance Building Futures. P</span><span lang="EN-US">reviously, Sotirios has been a Research Associate at the University of Bath, UK (2014-2015) and a Post-doc at the University of Ioannina (2013). <br /></span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">Currently, Sotirios is a Professor in Polymers and Composites at the Dept. of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering of NTNU in Norway leading the recently developed Research Group for ‘Sustainable composites and modelling’. Sotirios is also the director of the Advanced &amp; Sustainable Engineered Materials lab which includes the ‘Polymers and Composites lab, the Additive Manufacturing lab and the Building Materials lab. Sotirios became Affiliated Professor at Chalmers in 2018, as part of the Group of Infrastructure Physics at the Division of Building Technology dealing with infrastructure composites.</span> <span><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></p></div> Pettersson<p>SB-S393, 3rd floor, SB Building, Sven Hultins gata 6</p><p>​Modeling stormwater transport through unsaturated green roof substrates</p><div>​</div> <div>Kaj Pettersson is a doctoral student at the <span><span>Division of Building Technology<span style="display:inline-block">.<br /></span></span></span></div> <div> </div> <div><span><span><span style="display:inline-block"><br /></span></span></span></div> <div> </div> <div>Abstract:</div> <div> </div> <div><div>In recent decades there has been an increase in research regarding green roofs and similar technologies. This increased interest is driven by the requirements of urban development and its effects both on humans and the environment. Additionally, the predicted increase in weather severity in the future is raising concerns on the capabilities of urban environments and their stormwater management systems to cope with the increase.<span> </span><br /><br />Green roofs can be used as a space-conscious solution for improving stormwater management in urban areas as well as contributing to, for example, building protection and pollution and noise reduction. In order to fully utilize them effectively for stormwater runoff reduction it is necessary to quantify their effect and optimize their performance in a given climate. This optimization can take the form of placement on structures or by design within the green roof construction itself.<span> </span><br /><br />This work focuses on optimization of design by applying computational fluid dynamics and lattice Boltzmann theory to the soil growth substrate. Computational fluid dynamics is used for modeling the flow through the green roof growth substrate (soil layer) at the macrososcopic scale while a lattice Boltzmann model is applied to the mesoscopic (soil particle) scale. Using these methods, the efficacy at water retention and drainage of given soil particles and full-sized green roofs can be determined. This work covers the framework covering both scales however the methodology is applied only to the mesoscopic scale.<span> </span><br /><br />The focus within the mesoscopic scale is primarily on the hydrophilicity of the particles in the soil and its impact on liquid imbibition. Also included is an exploration on the liquid-air interfacial area and liquid penetration depth to aid in the analysis of the results. The findings of the study suggest particle hydrophilicity plays an important role in the imbibition process, particularly under light to medium rainfall conditions. In addition a pore blocking phenomenon is identified which requires further analysis. Finally, plans for future work and the closure of the two-framework methodology proposed in this work is discussed.</div></div> <div> </div> <div><div> </div> <h6 class="chalmersElement-H6">Examiner: Carl-Eric Hagentoft, <span><span>Division of Building Technology<span>,</span></span></span> Chalmers</h6></div> <h6 class="chalmersElement-H6"> </h6><h6 class="chalmersElement-H6">Supervisor: Angela Sasic Kalagasidis, <span>Division of Building Technology,</span> Chalmers</h6><h6 class="chalmersElement-H6"> </h6><h6 class="chalmersElement-H6"> Discussion leader: Tone M. Muthanna, <span><span></span><span>Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering , </span></span>NTNU </h6><div> </div>,-Implement-the-CDIO-approach-in-your-course.aspx,-Implement-the-CDIO-approach-in-your-course.aspxInvitation to: CDIO Faculty Development Course, Implement the CDIO approach in your course<p>Virtuella utvecklingslaboratoriet, laboratory,</p><p>​This 2nd version of the CDIO Faculty Development Course at Chalmers focuses on theimplementation of the CDIO approach in the participants’ own courses. The targeted audience are course examiners, teachers and teaching assistants who wish to rethink their course in a structured way with the assistance of CDIO experts and peers. The 2-day course contains case studies, lectures and group work sessions. It is designed for both experienced and new participants. New participants will have the opportunity to learn about CDIO and its principles in the “Introduction to CDIO” parallel session during the first day of the course whereas the more experienced students could choose the lab visit instead .  Programme WHEN: October 29 10:00 - October 30 15:30, 2018 WHERE: Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg,  Industrial and Materials Science Department, Virtual Development Laboratory COST: The seminar is free of charge, although seats are limited. Prior knowledge is not required. Registration is mandatory.</p>​<h2 class="chalmersElement-H2" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif">Learning outcomes</h2> <div>After the course, participants will be able to:</div> <div></div> <div><ol><li>Explain how th<span style="background-color:initial">e CDIO approach can be implemented in engineering education.</span><br /></li> <li>Apply the CDIO Methodology to course development, including<br />a) Formulating learning outcomes on the course level<br />b) Developing appropriate learning activities for discipline-led learning and for problem based/project organized learning<br />c) Developing appropriate assessment methods aligned with the intended learning outcomes​<br /><br /></li></ol></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Preparation</h2> <div>​To be able to gain most of this course each participant should, b<span style="background-color:initial">efore course, c</span><span style="background-color:initial">reate three slides of their own course with: </span></div> <div><ol><li>Course description with intended <span style="background-color:initial">learning outcomes, </span><br /></li> <li>How the course is taught, </li> <li>How the course is assessed.<br /></li></ol></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Please e-mail your presentation to <a href=""></a> at the latest 28th Oct​​</span></div></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700"><br /></span></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif">Certificate </h2> <div>Upon completion of the course a certification of participation will be provided to the attendees.​<span style="font-weight:700"><br /></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="font-family:inherit;font-size:26px;background-color:initial">​</span></div> - Coding for humanity<p>Lindholmen, Gothenburg</p><p></p>​For the second year in a row, during 48 intense hours on November 2nd - 4th one of Sweden’s largest hackathons, OpenHack (, will be taking place at Alten’s office at Lindholmen in Gothenburg. OpenHack is an organization under Engineers Without Borders Sweden that organizes hackathons all over Sweden based on the idea that software and ICT has an important role in making the world a better place. <br /><br />The problems that will be solved are provided by other organizations and agencies, such as the Red Cross, the Swedish Migration Agency, UNICEF, among others. The solutions are completely open source and our hope is that the best ones are taken from idea to implementation.<br /><br />OpenHack is free for all hackers that attend with food, drinks, and snacks provided through the help of our partner and sponsors. If you are interested in OpenHack and want to know more, feel free to contact us at OpenHack Gothenburg is an annual event, so if you want to take part but cannot make it this time, you can always join next year.<br /><br /><div>Together we show that tech-Sweden cares and works for a better world!</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Registration is open &gt;</a><br /><br /></div> seminar: Marine Challenges - Blue Solutions<p>RunAn, conference hall,</p><p>- Engine​ering for a sustanable use of our oceans</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Clear your calendar for an exciting two days initiative seminar, focusing on Chalmers’ research related to oceans, marine resources and maritime activities – how to get fresh healthy food and new materials from the ocean, how to design a lasting and visually attractive aquaculture, how to build sustainable ships and transport routes across the oceans, how to ensure that ship wrecks do not destroy our seas, how to build a city with the risk of </span><span style="background-color:initial">elevated sea levels in mind and much more.</span><div class="text-normal">It’s all about engineering to meet the UN sustainable development goals and the goals of Agenda 2030.</div> <div class="text-normal"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/lifescience/events/Marine-Challenges/Pages/default.aspx">Read more and register.​</a></div> Every Great Deep Learning Framework Is An Even Greater Programming Languages Concept<p>Palmstedtsalen, university building,</p><p>​Welcome to this seminar with Erik Meijer,  computer scientist, entrepreneur and professor at Delft University of Technology.</p><div>​ <br /></div> <div>There will be time for coffee and mingle after the presentation. Please register so that we can estimate the number of participants.</div> <div><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4"><a href="">REGISTRATION &gt;</a> </h4></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Abstract</strong><br /></div> <div>In many areas, such as image recognition, natural language processing, search, recommendation, autonomous cars, systems software and infrastructure, and even Software Engineering tools themselves, Software 2.0 (= programming using learned models) is quickly swallowing Software 1.0 (= programming using handcrafted algorithms).<br /><br />One way to try to prepare for this ML-induced disruption is to focus on what is not changing.  Neural nets are pure functions from tensors to tensors that are differentiable, which allows them to be trained using back propagation. Software 2.0 Engineers construct complex neural nets like CNNs, RNNs, LSTMs, … using high-order combinators like map, fold, zip, scan, recursion, .... The programming language community has discovered a deep connection between back-propagation and continuations. This has led to the idea considering Differentiable Programming as the natural next step of Deep Learning. <br /><br />This talk will illustrate the deep programming language principles behind Differentiable Programming, which will hopefully inspire the working Software 1.0 engineer to pay serious attention to the threats and opportunities of Software 2.0.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Biography</strong></div> <div>Erik Meijer received his Ph.D. from Nijmegen University in 1992. He was an associate professor at Utrecht University. He then became a software architect for Microsoft where he headed the Cloud Programmability Team from 2000 to 2013. He then founded Applied Duality Inc. In 2011 Erik Meijer was appointed part-time professor of Cloud Programming within the Software Engineering Research Group at Delft University of Technology. He is also member of the ACM Queue Editorial Board. In October 2015 Erik Meijer joined the Developer Infra Structure organization at Facebook where he works on leveraging ML to make developers more productive.<br /><br />Meijer’s research has included the areas of functional programming, particularly Haskell, parsing, programming language design, XML, and foreign function interfaces. His work at Microsoft included C#, Visual Basic, LINQ, Volta, and the reactive programming framework (Reactive Extensions) for .NET. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Microsoft Outstanding Technical Leadership Award and in 2007 the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award as a member of the C# team.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> Structural Design Day 2018<p>RunAn, Chalmers Conference Center, Chalmerspatsen 1</p><p>​​The annual event Design- &amp; konstruktionsdagen - The Structural Design Day, takes place in Chalmers Conference Center on November 12th, 13.00, on the theme The Gothenburg Cable Car. Our speakers will provide us with some insights into different aspects of the planned cable car; everything from design and construction to geotechnical conditions and user perspective.</p><div>​</div> <div>A full programme with speaker biographys and abstracts will be available shortly!</div> <div><strong>Programme: </strong></div> <div><br /></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong>13:00     Introduction – Fredrik Nilsson, Chalmers</strong><span><br />               Prof. Fredrik Nilsson, Head of Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong>13:10     Jürgen Heinzel </strong><span><span><strong>–<span style="display:inline-block"></span></strong></span></span><strong> UN Studio</strong> (Speaker TBD)<span><br />               Dipl.-Ing. Architect Jürgen Heinzel from winning architec<span></span>t studio in the international design contest for Gothenburg Cable Car</span><br /> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong>13:50     Boris Peter</strong><span><strong> – </strong><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><strong>K</strong><span></span><strong>nippers Helbig</strong><br />               <span>Dipl.-Ing. Boris Peter, </span><span>international engineering consultant and partner at Knippers Helbig - Advisory Design Engineer in the Cable Car international design team</span><span></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong>14:30     Carolina Granholm</strong><span><strong> – </strong><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><strong>Chalmers/We Group</strong><br />               <span>Architect and Chalmers Alumnus. Author of the Master's thesis &quot;Gothenburg Skyline, Residential Living in Cable Cars&quot;</span><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong>14:45 Pause</strong></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong>15:15     Fredrik Kjellgren</strong><span><strong> – </strong><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><strong>Kjellgren Kaminsky </strong><br />               Architect and founding partner at Kjellgren Kaminsky, Local Architect Studio in the cable c<span></span>ar local design team<br /></p></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div><div><p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong>15:30     Javad Homayoun</strong><span><strong> – </strong><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><strong>Trafikkontoret / Sweco</strong><br />               <span>Consultant at the Municipality of Gothenburg</span><span><strong> – <span style="display:inline-block"></span></strong></span><span>owner of the Gothenburg Cable Car Project</span></p></div></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong>15:50     Minna Karstunen</strong><span><strong> – </strong><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><strong>Geotechnics Research Group, Chalmers </strong><span><br />               Prof. in Geotechnics at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></p></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong>16:10     Summary by Morten Lund</strong><span><strong> – </strong><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><strong>Chalmers</strong><br />              Artistic Prof. at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering<br /><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong>Mingle and refreshments after the presentations!</strong><br /></p></div> <br /> Day Chase-On + GHz Centre<p>Palmstedtsalen, university building,</p><p>​You are invited to an exciting joint Centre Day, co-organised between the centre on antenna systems ChaseOn and the centre on wireless communication and sensor technologies GHz centre.​</p><p class="chalmersElement-P">​<span>The day will </span><span>include technical presentations of all collaborative research projects, an invited talk given by </span><span>Prof.</span><span> Sonia </span><span>Heemtra</span><span> from the Univ. of Eindhoven and lots of opportunities for mingling and networking with other peers, as well as a gala dinner as the icing on the cake.</span></p> <p></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span>Don’t miss the opportunity to get updated on what is happening at  the research forefront of these important technical areas.</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> Olsson - Building Technology<p>SB-L400, Sven Hultins gata 6</p><p>​Driving Rain Tightness, Intrusion Rates and Phenomenology of Leakages in Defects of Façades - A New Calculation Algorithm</p><div>​<br />Lars Olsson is a Industrial Doctoral Student at the Division of Building Techonolgy, ACE, and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Abstract:</div> <div> <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",sans-serif;} .MsoChpDefault {font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;} .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="EN-US">This thesis presents the driving rain tightness of façades with façade details as well as the water leakage flows that can be expected. Furthermore, it describes the key mechanisms for water leakage in defects in the outermost layer of external walls. A new algorithm has been developed and validated based on the empirical measurements of water leakage. In order to produce accurate calculations for water leakage, the geometry and dimensions of the defects need to be precisely defined. Extensive data is presented in this thesis that facilitates relatively reasonable assumptions of the water leakage flow, even though the geometry and dimensions of the defects are unknown.</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">The aim is to improve knowledge, generate more data and developing a calculation algorithm for water leakage flow. This would increase the ability to produce more accurate two or three-dimensional moisture calculations and reliable probabilistic risk moisture analyses.</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">The research is mainly based upon laboratory testing and experiments, and field measurements. </span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">The results point out that water leakages are almost always expected in small concealed or invisible defects in façades with façade details such as window-wall interfaces, etc., regardless of the façade type and façade systems such as unventilated, ventilated and pressure-equalized façades.</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">Four of the greatest importance for the water leakage flow in experimental trials were; façade material, the size of the hole, the size of the dam and hydrostatic pressure derived from the building. Additional two factors are pressure difference across the façade layer and water flow on the façade due to driving rain which derives mainly from the prevailing weather conditions. </span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">In order to use the algorithm, the important factors, as mentioned above, need to be considered together with a table that has been prepared with the constituent constants. </span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">Based on an assessment of all the results and assuming carefully completed assembly, it is reasonable to assume that the water leakage flow through each point leakage corresponds to 0.5-2% of the vertical water flow cross a unit width of the façade at the given height. The lower proportion within the range only refers to holes/slits, while the higher proportion refers to holes/slits with dams.</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US"> </span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">Key words: driving rain, water leakage, rain resistance, hole, obstacle, dam, protrusion, deficiency, water flow, catch area, leakage flow, façade details, window-wall interface, fenestration, EN 12865</span></p> </div> 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> AI discussion workshop<p>Palmstedtsalen, university building,</p><p>​Welcome to a discussion workshop about Chalmers new AI research centre CHAIR</p><div>​We invite all researchers at Chalmers with an interest in AI research. Please register your participation, and save the date in your calendar. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>We also offer an opportunity for you to showcase your research within the field – poster or stand table (bring your own computer). Please sign up your interest in the registration form<br /> <br /></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Register at the latest on 19th November 2018 &gt;</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Preliminary programme:</strong></div> <div>09:00-10:30 Presentation of CHAIR<br />10:30-12:00 AI at Chalmers – Open space networking<br />12:00-13:00 Lunch<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Read more about this initiative:</div> <div><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Chalmers-makes-big-investment-in-AI.aspx">Chalmers makes big investment in AI <br /></a></div> <div><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Chalmers-makes-big-investment-in-AI.aspx"></a><br /></div> Technology and the Swedish Quantum Computer<p>Scaniasalen, lecture room,</p><p>​​Welcome to a lunch seminar organised by the Information and Communication Technology Area of Advance.</p><div>​ <br /></div> <div><div>The program is scheduled for appr one hour (12.00-13.00), with an additional hour for further discussion and exchange of experiences. During the seminar we offer a light lunch. Please register <strong>by the latest on Thursday 22nd November.</strong></div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4"><a href="" target="_blank">REGISTER HERE &gt;</a></h4> <div> </div> <div><strong>Programme:</strong> </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Hardware of the Swedish quantum computer</strong></div> <div>Philip Krantz, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Modeling and Software for the Swedish Quantum Computer</strong></div> <div>Göran Johansson, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Joint work in the intersection of quantum computing and cryptography </strong></div> <div>Katerina Mitrokotsa, Department of Computer Science and Engineering</div> <div>Giulia Ferrini, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div></div> Physics Colloquium by the Nobel Prize Laureate Takaaki Kajita​<p>Gustaf Dalén-salen, lecture hall,</p><p>Welcome to attend the Colloquium by the Nobel Prize Laureate Takaaki Kajita​: Neutrino researches at Kamioka. Coffee and cake will be served in the entrance hall before the lecture from 14.45.</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> mind of the machine – digital twins and processing intelligence<p>Conference Hall, Lindholmen Conference Center</p><p>​Industrial design and engineering, as well as healthcare, are facing unprecedented challenges with product complexity, sustainability requirements and increasingly faster innovation cycles. A key enabler of digitalization is virtual models of processes, products or services. By pairing the virtual and physical worlds we allow for analysis of data and monitoring of systems to take care of problems before they even occur.  New opportunities are awaiting around the corner. This seminar presents opportunities in production with support from digital solutions from process to system. &quot;Digital twins are powerful masterminds to drive innovation and performance.&quot; says Bernard Marr, a futurist on business and technology​, in Forbes Magazine Keynote  Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Stark Rainer Stark is head of the Virtual Product Creation division at Fraunhofer IPK and head of the chair of Industrial Information Technology at the Technische Universität Berlin. His research interests are in intuitive and context-aware information modeling, intuitive use and functional interaction for virtual prototypes, function-oriented virtual product creation and product design development processes and methodology.​      ​ Registration will open in the beginning of 2019. Stay tuned!</p>​​