Head in the clouds: an overview of cloud computing and some associated research challenges
Prof. Rodrigo Rodrigues, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal – Abstract: Cloud computing is a fast growing, multi-billion dollar industry, with several forecasts predicting an annual growth rate for this market that is well above 20% during the remainder of the current decade. In this talk…
Repetitions in Strings
Prof. Maxime Crochemore, Université Paris-Est, France – Abstract: Large amounts of text are generated every day in the cyberspace via Web sites, emails, social networks, and other communication networks. These text streams need to be analysed to detect critical events or the monitor business for…
A component and an interface algebra for dynamic networks of interactions
Prof. José Fiadeiro, University of London, UK – Abstract: As a result of the global interconnectivity ensured by the Web, the new landscape of systems that are operating in cyber-space is that of networks of systems where execution at the network nodes, which could be…
Achieving Photoreal Digital Actors in Film and in Real-Time
Dr. Paul Debevec, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, USA – Abstract: Somewhere between “Final Fantasy” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, digital actors crossed the “Uncanny Valley” from looking strangely synthetic to believably real. This talk describes how the Light Stage scanning systems and…
Digital information storage in DNA
Dr. Paul Bertone, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK – Abstract: The amount of information that humans produce and want to store is increasing exponentially. It is estimated that the total digital information on Earth is of the order of zettabytes (thousands of billions of billions of…
Spoken Dialogue Systems: Progress and Challenges
Prof. Steve Young, University of Cambridge, UK – Abstract: The potential advantages of statistical dialogue systems include lower development cost, increased robustness to noise and the ability to learn on-line so that performance can continue to improve over time. This talk will briefly review the…
An integrated view on future information and communication networks and services.
Prof. Daniel Kofman, Telecom ParisTech (ENST), France – Abstract: The talk first presents a vision on future information and communication services and related requirements and challenges. It then shows a – unified – view on major trends enabling the presented services’ evolution, including better integrated…
The Multicore Revolution
Prof. Maurice Herlihy, Brown University, USA – Abstract: Computer architecture is undergoing, if not another revolution, then a vigorous shaking-up. The major chip manufacturers have, for the time being, mostly given up trying to make processors run faster. Instead, they have switched to “multicore” architectures,…
Model Checking and the Curse of Dimensionality
Prof. Edmund M. Clarke, Carnegie Mellon University, USA – Abstract: Model Checking is an automatic verification technique for large state transition systems. It was originally developed for reasoning about finite-state concurrent systems. The technique has been used successfully to debug complex computer hardware and communication…
Symbiotic Autonomy: Robots, Humans, and the Web
Prof. Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University, USA – Abstract: We envision ubiquitous autonomous mobile robots that coexist and interact with humans while performing assistance tasks. Such robots are still far from common, as our environments offer great challenges to robust autonomous robot perception, cognition, and…
Mathematics, Physics & Machine Learning Seminar Series (Online)
The Mathematics, Physics & Machine Learning seminar series has started on October 2020 and runs until March 2021.
The seminars aim to bring together mathematicians and physicists interested in machine learning (ML) with ML and AI experts interested in mathematics and physics, with the goal of introducing innovative Mathematics and Physics-inspired techniques in Machine Learning and, reciprocally, applying Machine Learning to problems in Mathematics and Physics.
Attendance is free but registration is required.
More information is available here.
International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing
The 27th International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par 2021) will take from August 30 to September 3 2021 in Lisbon.
Euro-Par is the prime European conference covering all aspects of parallel and distributed processing, ranging from theory to practice, from small to the largest parallel and distributed systems and infrastructures, from fundamental computational problems to full-fledged applications, from architecture, compiler, language and interface design and implementation, to tools, support infrastructures, and application performance aspects.
The 2021 edition of Euro-Par will be organized as a collaboration between INESC-ID and Instituto Superior Técnico (IST).
– Abstract Submission: February 5, 2021
– Paper Submission Deadline: February 12, 2021
– Author Notification: April 30, 2021
– Camera-Ready Papers: June 6, 2021
More information is available here.