Seminar in Statistics “Estimating deformation of polar ice”

December 7th, 2017

The department of statistics would like to invite you to the Seminar in Statistics that will be held at their department on December 12th. The presentation under title “Estimating deformation of polar ice” will be given by Professor Aila Särkkä from Chalmers University of Technology. Seminar starts at 14:00 in room K2084V. No sign-up is required.

 

Abstract:

Analysis of deep polar ice cores has become an important tool for deriving climate information from the past. Interpretation of ice core records requires an accurate dating of the ice. The recent dating relies on models where the key element is the simulation of the individual history of ice deformation for each specific core site. We present a two-stage method for the estimation of the deformation history in polar ice using the measured anisotropy of air inclusions from deep ice cores. First, we fit ellipsoids to the pattern of point-to-point distance vectors to estimate the direction of anisotropy. Then, we estimate the scale of anisotropy by identifying the back-transformation resulting in the most isotropic pattern. Finally, the method is applied to estimate the compression in polar ice air bubble patterns.

For more information please contact: Jolanta Pielaszkiewicz, jolanta.pielaszkiewicz@lnu.se

Digital Humanities Seminar: Open Data in the Age of Big Data Capitalism – Arwid Lund

December 5th, 2017

Arwid Lund, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University will give a talk within the emerging field of Digital Humanities (DH) that is a part of the DH Seminar series hosted by the Digital Humanities Initiative at the Linnaeus University.

  • Date: 6 December 2017
  • Time: 13:00-14:00
  • Location: K1040, Building K, Växjö

Abstract: Open Data in the Age of Big Data Capitalism, Arwid Lund

The digital world has transformed the conditions for discussing freedom within liberalism. Private property more obviously clashes with the freedom of speech (the public sphere), when the costs of mediated and reproduced art, journalism, information and literature nears zero and the exchange of these takes fluid forms, similar to social communication. The concept of “open”, similar but still opposite to “free”, has taken on an accentuated ideological importance in this context, but so have also alternative visions of intellectual commons. This article contains a case study of Open Knowledge Network’s perspective on openness’ relation to private property and capitalism in the informational field. It does so first through an analysis of the network’s understanding of the copyleft principle, and second through an analysis of the organisation’s view on open business models. A theoretical reading of classical political perspectives on the concept of freedom supports the analysis. One result is the identification of a central ideological lacuna in absent discussions of unconditionally opened-up resources that strengthen the accumulation cycle of capital. This logic favours the negative freedom of closed business models in the competition with open ones that could foster more positive notions of freedom, although open business models are generally advocated and commons are mentioned as desirable. In a dominant ideological formation, openness is used to promote its opposite in the economic field. Read the rest of this entry »

HiPEAC Computing Systems Week 2017

November 3rd, 2017

Stuttgart (DE) hosted the HiPEAC Computing Systems Week from Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2017. Considering that in Stuttgart are located large automotive companies, such as Bosch, Daimler, and Porsche, and about 1500 SMEs, the focus of this event was on mobility. Mobility is of crucial interest for computing community in Europe. We had two representatives there from DISA Sabri Pllana, from Computer Science at Linnaeus University and Henrik Jansson, logistics from Södra.

According to Sandro D’Elia, Programme Officer in the Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry Unit of the EC DG CONNECT, in 2022 an average car will comprise electronic components worth € 6000. The trend towards cooperative and autonomic mobility poses many Big Data challenges that we need to address in the upcoming period. Therefore, five European projects (CHIPSET, Mobility4EU, SISSDEN, OPTIMUM, BalticSatApps) and a large Swedish company (Södra) met in Stuttgart to discuss about “Big Data in Mobility and Transport.” Presentations of participants highlighted various complementary aspects including, computer science methods and infrastructures for Big Data, visions for future of mobility in Europe, security aspects, and multi-modal vehicle routing optimization.

During discussion the participants discovered areas for future cooperation, and future dialogue between participants (such as, AIT and Södra) was planned. Sabri and Henrik are grateful to HiPEAC for providing an excellent meeting infrastructure and we are looking forward to here more about future cooperation.

Emerging Information Field, iSchools Organisation, and Potential for Linnaeus University

November 2nd, 2017

Michael Seadle, Executive Director of iSchools and the Dean of Faculty of Arts at Humboldt University and Sam Oh, iCaucus Chair-elect and the Head of School of Library & Information Science and Data Science Department at Sungkyunkwan University will be talking about the emerging information field, organisation of iSchools and the potential it has for Linnaeus University and the region.

The core idea is to establish iSchool (information School) at Linnaeus University. An iSchool refers to university-level research and education in the information field (iField) which relies on interdisciplinary approaches to enrich and facilitate generation, transfer and curation of data, information, and knowledge by the widespread use of technology in order to maximize the potential of humans.

The iSchools Organization today involves over 70 prestigious universities from around the world such as: University of California, Berkeley; University College London; University of California, Los Angeles; Cornell University; Carnegie Mellon University; University of British Columbia; University of Hong Kong; Humboldt University of Berlin, to mention a few of those ranked among the top 50 universities in the world. The University of Washington was one of the first iSchools that was instrumental in developing the iSchools movement into what it is today.

More about the iSchools organization can be found at http://ischools.org and related project at Linnaeus University at https://lnu.se/en/research/searchresearch/forskningsprojekt/linnaeus-university-as-a-unique-ischool/

/Tamara Laketic

National conference on Big Data and more

October 30th, 2017

We would like to recommend you to go to the SSF – Vinnova third joint conference on Software for Competitiveness: Big Data and Other Frontiers held on November 14th in Stockholm.

Key note speakers

  • Inger Danilda, Quadruple Learning AB,
  • Irene Ek, Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis,
  • Seif Haridi, KTH & RISE SICS

This is also a great opportunity to meet and hear all about SSF and Vinnova projects within the area.

For more information and registration see the conference website.

/Diana

 

Invitation and sign up for the 3rd Big Data Conference at Linnaeus University

October 26th, 2017

Welcome to our 3rd annual Big Data Conference at Linnaeus University.

The conference this year’s host for the conference is Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA). We have invited researchers from our own Centre to present some of the work that has taken place within DISA this past year and Keynote and invited talks from other universities and partners.

When? Friday December 1st 2017 9.30-16.15

Where? Linnaeus University, Building: N, Room: IKEA, Växjö

During the day longer talks with an academic focus will be mixed with poster mingles during meals. We invite everyone that has an interest in Big Data and data intensive applications so please spread the invitation and information about the conference in your networks. Students are welcome to attend too. The presentations during the conference will be held in English.

The conference is free of charge, but if you register and don’t show up you will be charged a fee that covers food etc.

You can now register for the conference by clicking on the registration link below. Register here.

For program and more information see the conference website

Welcome!

Visualization focus in Phoenix, Arizona

October 17th, 2017

During October 1-6, 2017 Andreas Kerren, professor and Rafael Martins, Post-doc in Computer Science at Linnaeus University attended the IEEE VIS Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. IEEE VIS is the absolute top-level conference in the area of Visualization and this year they had, state-of-the-art presentations from the biggest names in the field.

During the conference Rafael Martins presented a paper at a co-located workshop, the 2nd Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities (VIS4DH). The purpose of the workshop was to propose new research directions in visualization for the digital humanities, to familiarize the visualization research community with the problems faced by digital humanities researchers, and to foster future collaboration between visualization and digital humanities research.The paper presented by Rafael Martin is entitled StanceXplore Visualization for the Interactive Exploration of Stance in Social Media

The conference had a very strong focus on the combination of Machine Learning (ML) and Visualization, both from the perspective of interactive steering of ML techniques and also explaining the inner workings of complex techniques such as Deep Learning. There was also a lot of discussion about Visualization literacy, meaning, how people understand Visualization and how to improve on this.

Overall the conference was productive and full of interesting and diverse work and we are looking forward to see how the new insights can become valuable in from a DISA-perspective.

 

Last chances for H2020-funding coming up

October 10th, 2017

In order to be well prepared for the last chances for H2020-funding its good to get a hold of the official documents and prepublications as soon as possible. Official publication of work programmes for the last period of H2020 is getting closer and prepublications are staring to be published. The final documents will be available from October 27 from the Participant Portal, find calls here. The prepublication of the main  ICT part of the programme is now available.

Remember that minor changes can still be done.

More prepublications, for other parts of H2020, will follow during the coming weeks

Good luck!

The European Big Data Value Forum 2017

September 29th, 2017

The registration for The European Big Data Value Forum 2017 (EBDFV) is now open!

EBDVF 2017, jointly organised by the European Commission, the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and EDF (European Data Forum), will take place on the 21-23 November in Versailles and it will be a key European event for industry professionals, business developers, researchers, and policy makers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the European data economy and data-driven innovation in Europe.

Since it is a great opportunity for engaging and boosting your business around big data and data driven domains, we would like to invite to register for your participation here.

Registration to the European Big Data Value Forum is FREE.

It would be great if one or a few of the DISA-researchers would be able to participate – contact Diana Unander Nordle if you are interested

You can find further information on the event website: http://www.european-big-data-value-forum.eu/

//Diana