Reactive Boolean Networks
Daniel Figueiredo, Universidade de Aveiro – Abstract: In the context of biological regulatory networks, the connection between Piecewise-linear (PWL) models and Boolean networks is well-known, since Boolean networks can be seen as simplifications of PWL models. However, due to the abstraction of BN models, some…
Biomechanical Analyses of Human Movement Aimed at Improving Rehabilitation Outcomes
Richard Neptune, University of Texas at Austin – Abstract: The human neuromusculoskeletal system is exceedingly complex due to highly nonlinear multi-body dynamics and musculotendon actuators, and redundant muscle control that isn’t well understood. As a result, gaining insight into normal and pathological movement remains a…
Comprehending Energy Behaviors of Java I/O APIs
Gustavo Pinto, Federal University of Pará, Brazil. – Abstract: APIs that implement I/O operations are the building blocks of many well-known, non-trivial software systems. These APIs are used for a great variety of programming tasks, from simple file management operations, to database communications and implementation…
Seminar – Personhood Online: Identification-Free Identities and Digital Citizenship via Proof-of-Presence
Bryan Ford, EPFL – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – Abstract: Numerous fundamental weaknesses of our online ecosystem derive from its inability to distinguish securely between real people and fake identities. Social botnets, fake news, anonymous trolling, astroturfing, deep fakes, sock puppetry, online poll and…
‘Gielis Transformations in design and engineering’
Johan Gielis, University of Antwerp, Bio-Engineering Sciences – Abstract: Gielis Transformations in design and engineering Gielis’ Transformations (a.k.a. Superformula) are a generalization of the Pythagorean Theorem. It not only defines the circle, as Pythagoras does, but circles, polygons, starfish, shells, flowers, or superquadrics….; an infinite…
“Photovoltaic Optiverter – A Novel Hybrid MLPE Technology for Residential and Small Commercial Photovoltaic Applications“ by Dmitri Vinnikov
Dmitri Vinnikov, – Abstract: Abstract: In this presentation a novel approach to photovoltaic (PV) module level power electronics called OPTIVERTER (PVOPT) will be introduced and discussed. Functionally, it is a hybrid of PV power optimizer and PV microinverter with such key features as shade-tolerant (or…
Algorithm/Architecture Co-design for Smart Signals and Systems in Cognitive Cloud/Edge
Gwo Giun Chris Lee, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) – Abstract: Niklaus Emil Wirth introduced the innovative idea that Programming = Algorithm + Data Structure. Inspired by this, we advance the concept to the next level by stating that Design = Algorithm + Architecture. With…
Conflict-free Replicated Data Types: An Overview
Nuno Manuel Ribeiro Preguiça, Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Abstract: Internet-scale distributed systems often replicate data at multiple geographic locations to provide low latency and high availability, despite node and network failures. Geo-replicated systems that adopt a weak consistency model allow replicas to temporarily diverge,…
BADA – Big Automotive Data Analytics
Ahmad Al-Shishtawy, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden – Abstract: The BADA project fuses big data analytics with the automotive industry in Sweden. It is a collaboration between RISE SICS, Volvo cars, Volvo trucks, Scania, and the Swedish Transport Agency. The goal of the project is…
InfraComposer: Policy-driven Adaptive and Reflective Middleware for the cloudification of Simulation and Optimization Workflows
Bert Lagaisse, Imec-DistriNet Research Group, KU Leuven – Abstract: We present motivating scenarios as well as an architecture for adaptive and reflective middleware that supports smart cloud-based deployment and execution of en- gineering workflows. This middleware supports deep inspection of the work- flow task structure…
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.