General

HiPEAC Computing Systems Week 2017

Friday, 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.

National conference on Big Data and more

Monday, 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

 

Last chances for H2020-funding coming up

Tuesday, 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

Friday, 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

How can you benefit from patent information in your research?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Research colleagues all around the world publish articles in scientific publications and you meet at conferences. We are of the understanding that you have a fairly good knowledge about your competition/colleagues, but how much do you know about the information that can be found in patent databases? A lot of interesting information can be found in open databases – a source of information that will enrich your research. At the seminar you will also get a glimpse into what help is available at, or in connection to, Linnaeus University.

At our assistance, we have two external experts from Awapatent. Magnus Ungsten, engineer in mechanical engineering and European Patent Attorney and Karl-Johan Grahn, doctor of philosophy in experimental physics.

This day has been designed primarily for employees at the faculty of technology but, of course, all employees are welcome.

Time: Monday, October 16, between 12 noon and 2 pm
Location: K1082, Växjö
We offer a simple lunch, free of charge – register no later than October 11 on gio@lnu.se

Changes might occur – for the most updated information click here

Second invited talk confirmed for our Big Data Conference on December 1st

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

We are proud to present our second invited speaker Dr. Håkan Grahn is a Professor of Computer Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He received a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 1990 and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering in 1995, both from Lund University. His main interests are computer architecture, multicore systems, parallel computing, data analytics, and performance evaluation. He has published more than hundred papers on these subjects. During 2011-2013, he served as Research Dean at Blekinge Institute of Technology. Currently, he is heading a 6-year research effort on big data analytics, BigData@BTH.

 

/Diana

Seminar series within Digital Humanities

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Digital Humanities Initiative at Linnaeus University with the support of Department of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities is happy to present a seminar series in the Digital Humanities (DH) field.

The DH Seminar series is aimed at providing a forum for relevant DH discussions in the region and beyond, inspiring collaboration with wider audiences about the emerging field of DH field and LNU’s DH Initiative, thus both strengthening the DH Initiative’s established network, as well as creating a space for collaboration between universities and cross-sectoral partners at national and international levels.

Seminars planned for the autumn of 2017 are

  • 25 September 13.00-14.30 (M1051), What’s in a name? – Metadata and the curation of access to digital audiovisual collections: Dagmar Brunow, Senior Lecturer, Department of Film and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University
  • 17 October 13.00-14.30 (K2084), Too much information? – Negotiating the archives of the web: Jane Winters, Professor, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London
  • 28 November 13.00-14.30 (K2054), Some perspectives on digital and critical text editions: Elisabet Göransson, Associate Professor, Centre for Languages and Literature, Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University
  • 06 December 13.00-14.00 (K1040), Open Data in the Age of Big Data Capitalism: Arwid Lund, Senior Lecturer, Department of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University

The Seminars are open to everyone, but please register by sending an email to dh@lnu.se.

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Workshop on How to write Impact in a Horizon 2020 proposal – maximizing funding success by using market research

Monday, August 28th, 2017

When: 20 September 2017 at 10:00 – 12:00

Where: Homeros VF115 Hus F, Växjö

Impact has become one of the key evaluation criteria in Horizon 2020-proposal. Sometimes it is hard to grasp the concept of ‘Impact’ and to explain the potential impact of the proposals. When writing a proposal for the Horizon 2020 – programme, it is important to remember that you are not alone, there are several researchers from all over Europe submitting proposals. This means that your proposal is in hard competition with other scientists/researchers/universities for the same financing. More than anything else, you must convince the evaluators (only through a one proposal) that you are the one the EC should finance. One way to do this is to write a really convincing the impact section. The aim of this Impact WS is to explain the concept of ‘impact’ and provide researchers and research support staff with guidelines on writing the impact part of Horizon 2020 proposals by using market research.

The speaker, Mr Lance Leverette, an Industrial Market Analyst, has been active in EU funded proposals and works with both academics and SME’s in UK, Spain, Slovakia and Greece. Lance is working across several sectors such as water technologies, advanced materials and manufacturing, and medical devices. In his presentation he will discuss the differences in methodologies, how to understand the commercial value of research, how to chart a path to the market, and how these can be worked into the H2020 proposal and project. The session will give participants the framework for addressing impact for Pillars 2 and 3, particularly in terms of exploitation of the project results.  Understanding US framework for commercialization of research is also very valuable providing growing interest for the collaboration with US colleagues within H2020 and beyond. Workshop will be held in English.

Confirm your participation to gio@lnu.se and let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
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//Anna Kiviletho, EU Grants Advisor at Grants and Innovation Office

Save the date: December 1st!

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

3rd annual Big Data Conference at Linnaeus University

The conference this year is hosted by 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.

First invited talk: 

Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo, Associate professor at Aarhus University

The research by Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo covers two areas of interest of which one is more recent (automated text analysis) and the other (modeling of cultural behavior). Both interests explore the cultural information space in new and innovative ways by combining cultural data and humanities theories with statistics, computer algorithms, and visualization. We feel honored to welcome Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo to the conference since one of our focus areas within DISA is Data-Intensive Digital Humanities.

When? Friday December 1st 2017, at 9.30-16.00

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

Registration will open in September, keep your eyes open for more information

Find information from last years conference here.

//Diana

New research opportunities with Södra.

Monday, August 14th, 2017

During late spring 2017, guest researcher Andreas Heberle spent some weeks to learn more about the needs and opportunities for joint research between Södra and tour DISA researchers. During these months Andreas has interviewed several domain experts at Södra and he found over 50 ideas and opportunities that could be the base for joint research.

Just before the summer holidays started, DISA researchers and experts from Södra gathered for a follow up workshop to discuss the potential next steps. The experts from Södra got the list with 50 ideas down to seven that were the most prioritized for them and in discussion with the researchers the list went down to three ideas/opportunities. Many of the other ideas will be taken care of internally at Södra. We have responsible people for each idea and looking forward to see some concrete action, either as full research projects or as student projects in one form or another.

We will by this show that there are many different ways to work together and it is by talking we can find out what works best for us within DISA and for you who wants to work closer with us. If you have ideas for joint research – don’t hesitate to contact us.

/Diana