Sketching as an engine of research and development thinking
Sketching is a natural way to communicate ideas quickly: with only a few
pencil strokes, complex shapes can be evoked in viewers. Freehand
sketching is well-known for its contribution to the development of
spatial-visual ability, which is a must for success in STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Furthermore, sketching is a natural tool for formulating ideas in
diverse areas – from engineering to abstract theoretical matters.
The inter- and multidisciplinarity of the modern research and
development reality turns sketching into a universal tool for the
ideas exchange between experts from different areas.
However, the traditional methods for the development of practical
ability in sketching are time-consuming, and the application of
sketching is limited mostly to design-related areas.
This brings sketching out of reach of researchers, developers, and
engineers. I will cover its applications to ideation, spatial
reasoning, and design thinking.
The lecture addresses the subject by shifting the main focus from the
result to the process of sketching . It introduces a methodology
for the rapid development of practical sketching ability, and
exemplifies its « thinking » uses, through live sketching .
 with the help of Rapid Learning Methodology in Freehand Sketching
(RaLeMeFS), developed by author
 Olsen, L., Samavati, F., Sousa, M. C., Jorge, J., 2009.
Sketch-based modeling: A survey. Computers & Graphics. 33, 85–103
Anna Lobovikov-Katz (Architect, PhD.), leader and participant of EU
research projects; over 20 years of interdisciplinary research in
Conservation of Cultural Heritage (CCH), heritage education,
e-learning; author and teacher of methodologies (e.g. RALEMEFS) in
wide spectrum of visual disciplines (descriptive geometry,
perspective, freehand drawing, painting) as applicable to CCH, arts,
architecture, design, STEM. Educated at the Academy of Arts and the
State University of Architecture, St. Petersburg; MSc, PhD – Technion
(Israel Institute of Technology); awarded international prizes in
research; chaired and organized international CCH symposia; member of
scientific committees; authored scientific publications; gave invited
lectures and university seminars in Europe and America; received
international awards in fine arts and exhibited paintings at solo and
juried exhibitions and museums in France, Israel, Italy, USA. Her
students’ arts and CCH works exhibited in Israel, Italy, Spain
Date: 2019-Feb-04 Time: 11:30:00 Room: 020
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OLISSIPO Summer School in Lisbon | Computational phylogenetics to analyse the evolution of cells and communities
We are happy to announce the OLISSIPO Summer School on Computational phylogenetics to analyse the evolution of cells and communities, which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, at INESC-ID, between July 2-7, 2023.
David Posada, University of Vigo (class)
João Alves, University of Vigo (hands-on)
Nadia El-Mabrouk, Université de Montréal (class)
Mattéo Delabre, Université de Montréal (hands-on)
Ran Libeskind-Hadas, Claremont McKenna College (class and hands-on)
Russell Schwartz, Carnegie Mellon University (class and hands-on)
See the preliminary agenda at: https://olissipo.inesc-id.pt/tree-tango-school
Registration is mandatory. You can register at: https://forms.gle/VsASFHW5E7MJvaCc9
The registration fee is 250€ for students and OLISSIPO members and 350€ for postdocs or other researchers (meals indicated at the schedule of the school are included, accommodation and flights are not). All details will be made available upon registration.
We will have slots for flash talks (3-10 min depending on the number of submissions) to present yourself and the work you have been developing in your research.
The 13th Lisbon Machine Learning School | LxMLS 2023
The Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School (LxMLS) takes place yearly at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). LxMLS 2023 will be a 6-day event (14-20 July, 2023), scheduled to take place as an in-person event.
The school covers a range of machine learning topics, from theory to practice, that are important in solving natural language processing problems arising in different application areas. It is organized jointly by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), a leading Engineering and Science school in Portugal, the Instituto de Telecomunicações, the Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (INESC-ID), the Lisbon ELLIS Unit for Learning and Intelligent Systems (LUMLIS), Unbabel, Zendesk, and IBM Research.
Check online for information about past editions: LxMLS 2011, LxMLS 2012, LxMLS 2013, LxMLS 2014, LxMLS 2015, LxMLS 2016, LxMLS 2017, LxMLS 2018, LxMLS 2019, LxMLS 2020, LxMLS 2021, LxMLS 2022 (you can also watch the videos of the lectures for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020).
31st International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD 2023)
The 31st International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD 2023) conference provides a forum for research and developments in the field of information systems. The theme of ISD 2023 is “Information systems development, organizational aspects and societal trends”. New trends in developing information systems emphasize the continuous collaboration between developers and operators in order to optimize the software delivery time. The conference promotes research on methodological and technological issues and how IS developers and operators are transforming organizations and society through information systems.
The ISD 2023 conference held this year also provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to promote their research, practical experience, and to discuss issues related to Information Systems through papers, posters, and journal-first paper presentations.
ISD 2023 will be hosted by Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, Portugal, on August 30–September 1, 2023.