The Portuguese Navy visits INESC-ID
Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) today received a visit from representatives from the Portuguese Navy (Marinha Portuguesa, the naval branch of the Portuguese Armed Forces that is charged with the military defense of Portugal), who also had the chance to take a sneak peek at the work being developed by four research units associated with the largest engineering school in Portugal: INESC-ID, INESC MN, Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) and Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica (ISR).
This visit was part of Roadshow EA-IDEIA (Estrutura de Acompanhamento da Investigação, Desenvolvimento, Experimentação e Inovação da Armada), an initiative that aims to promote cooperation between the Navy, academia and industry in order to find common areas for future collaboration. The 2023 edition is taking place in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, with the main areas of focus being robotics, signal processing and artificial intelligence — all areas of expertise of INESC-ID.
The entourage brought some of the Portuguese Navy’s biggest names to our campus; amongst them Vice-almirante Henriques Gomes (Vice-Chefe do Estado-Maior da Armada), Comodoro Domingos Vaz (Chefe da Divisão de Inovação e Transformação do Estado-Maior-General das Forças Armadas), Capitão-de-mar-e-guerra Paulo Gonçalves Simões (Chefe da Divisão de Redes e Sistemas de Informação do Estado-Maior da Armada), Capitão-de-mar-e-guerra Jorge Lourenço Gorricha (Diretor do Centro de Investigação Naval), Capitão-de-fragata João Lourenço da Piedade (Chefe da Divisão de Inovação do Estado-Maior da Armada) and Subtenente Madalena Gonçalves de Barros (Divisão de Inovação e Transformação do Estado-Maior da Armada).
After watching a presentation on IST’s inner workings, main achievements and research areas, the Navy’s representatives spoke about some of the Navy’s priority areas — which focus on diverse technologies (e.g., energy production and storage, sensors, communication), systems, and integration domains — and research interests, from facilitating access to the sea while collecting data on these large expanses, operating autonomous vehicles, or the development of sensors to detect submarines.
The Navy’s entourage then visited INESC-ID, where our President Inês Lynce highlighted the institute’s R&D+I remits and areas of expertise, many of which clearly overlap with the Navy’s R&D needs — from energy production and storage to distributed systems and cybersecurity — and visited our electronics lab, hosted by Nano-Electronic Circuits and Systems (NECS) PhD students Fabian Näf and Gonçalo Rodrigues.
Interesting collaborations might very well be on the horizon.
INESC Lisboa 2023 Annual Meeting
On November 3rd will take place the first Meeting of INESC Lx, a consortium of the INESC institutions based in Lisbon: INESC-ID, INOV and INESC MN.
The event will take place at Hotel Golf Mar, in Vimeiro, giving all the participants the opportunity to discuss and share the work being developed at INESC Lx. The agenda includes in the Opening Session the President of the Commission for Regional Development and Coordination of Lisbon and Tagus Valley (CCDR LVT), Teresa Almeida and in the Closing Session the Portuguese Minister of Economy, António da Costa Silva.
If you are a member of INESC Lx you can register here by September 29th.
About INESC Lisboa
INESC Lisboa is a unique research consortium in Portugal, representing INESC-ID, INESC MN and INOV, research institutions in the areas of computer science, electronics and computer engineering, and physics engineering in Lisbon. Its mission is to facilitate synergies among the institutes to promote the Research, Development, and Innovation (R&D+i) made in Portugal.
ER 2023 in Lisbon between November 6-9
This year’s edition of the International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2023) will be held between November 6 and 9 in Lisbon, at the Congress Center of the Instituto Superior Técnico (Alameda Campus)
ER 2023 is the main international forum for discussing the state of the art, emerging issues, and future challenges in research and practice on conceptual modeling.
Topics of interest span the entire spectrum of conceptual modeling, including research and practice in areas such as theories of concepts and ontologies, techniques for transforming conceptual models into effective implementations, and methods and tools for developing and communicating conceptual models.
The event is being jointly organized by INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico and University of Twente.
- Daniel Jackson, “Software Design, Concepts and AI”
- Maurizio Lenzerini, “Conceptual Modeling and Knowledge Representation: a journey from Data Modeling to Knowledge Graphs”
- Walid S. Saba, “Reverse Engineering of Language at Scale: Towards Symbolic and Explainable Large Language Models”
- Catia Pesquita, “True or False? The impact of negative knowledge in biomedical artificial intelligence”
More on ER 2023 Website.
OLISSIPO Workshop: “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango”
The 3rd Edition of the workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” will take place online on November 14-15, 2023.
The topic of the workshop is metabolism in general. As in the previous cases, a special focus will be placed on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects of metabolism, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
More details will soon be provided but initial information may be already found here.
- Barbara Bakker (Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
- Igor Cestari (Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Montréal, Canada)
- Vassily Hatzimanikatis (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Steffen Klamt (Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany)
- Ina Koch (Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
- Laura-Isobel McCall (San Diego State University, US)
Besides the talks given by the above Keynote speakers, there will be two sessions, one per day, of 30 minutes each, dedicated to a discussion of some specific open questions. More details on these will be provided very soon.The workshop will take place in the afternoons, from 2pm to 5:30pm CET time.