Internet of Things Conference at Malmö Live

This year’s version of the Internet of Things Conference be held at Malmö Live on April 26 and 27. Themes for this year are Blockchain, Smart Cities and Industry 4.0. 

The program includes workshops, sessions and talks by eight internationally known influencers. See Conference schedule and list of speakers

Ticket prices range from SEK500 for students to SEK2950 for late birds. See registration and ticket prices.

Read about the conference in a recent press release (in Swedish).

More information on the Internet of Things Conference website.

On April 14, join Science Marches On in Lund

About a year ago, an estimated 1.07 million people in cities across the globe participated in the very first March for Science. This year, Skåne will have its very own March for Science, organized by the association Allmänhet och Vetenskap as part of a larger campaign for science called #HurVetDuDet.

On April 14 in Lund, participants will walk between MAX IV and ESS, passing by the site for Science Village. This symbolises Skåne’s dedication and commitment to science in society and politics.

When and where:

Assembly at 13:00 on April 14 at MAX IV (Fotongatan 2 in Lund). From there the march will pass ESS before returning to MAX IV, finishing no later than 15:00.

#HurVetDuDet

The theme of this year’s march is Hur vet du det? (In English: How do you know that?) The idea behind the campaign is to infuse this important scientific question into political debates where statements of fact often go misused and unchallenged.

2018 March for Science official statement:

The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.

More:

Read about Science Marches On in Lund: https://www.marchforscience.se/lund/
Read about the #HurVetDuDet campaign: https://hurvetdudet.nu/

Visit Science Marches on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scimarchlund
Twitter @SciMarchLund
Instagram @SciMarchLund
SnapChat @SciMarchLund

Cancelled: April 10 lunch talk about sexual harassment

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

All students and staff at TS are welcome to attend the first event in Malmö University’s lunch meeting series on gender equality and equal opportunity. The 60-minute meeting will be held in Swedish and includes a research presentation by Caroline Mellgren, followed by discussions. Free lunch bag with RSVP.

When and where:

Tuesday April 10 at noon to 1 pm in the Orkanen library, Room C528.
RSVP by April 1 to kompetensutveckling@mah.se

More information about the event:

https://www.mah.se/nyheter/kalender/studenters-utsatthet-och-upplevelser-av-sexuella-trakasserier/

Proposals for Rudolf W Palm Foundation funding by April 9

The Rudolf W Palm Foundation was one of the foundations transferred from Lund University to Malmö University in conjunction with the new university status. The criteria for receiving Rudolf W Palm Foundation funding are strongly aligned with education at the Faculty of Technology and Society. The Faculty Dean would like to see proposals to be submitted to the foundation committee for consideration. The grant total is SEK 50 000 per year.

Employees at the Faculty of Science and Technology are welcome to send proposals to their Heads of Departments. Please send your suggestion to Mats or Bo no later than Monday, April 9.

Don’t miss this week:

Submissions to IoT-ASAP 2018

Due to several requests, the deadline for research paper submission to the IoT-ASAP 2018 has been extended to March 14. Romina Spalazzese reminds us that they welcome both short (4 pages) and long papers (8 pages). More information at https://iotasap.github.io/IoTASAP2018/

Open house on Wednesday March 15 from 13:00-17:00

Malmö University is hosting its annual Öppet hus for prospective students on Wednesday March 15. As usual, the TS programs will be represented by our student ambassadors on the Fifth floor of the Niagara building.   

Licenciate seminar for Dimitris Paraschakis

Dimitris Paraschakis is defending his thesis Algorithmic and Ethical Aspects of Recommender Systems in e-Commerce. Discussant: PhD Alan Said, Högskolan i Skövde.
Time: Friday March 16 at 13:15-15:00 in Lecture Hall B1(B0E15), Niagara. Calendar event: https://www.mah.se/nyheter/kalender/licentiatseminarium-dimitris-paraschakis/

April 1 submission deadline for presenting at STEW conference

Swedsoft’s seventh annual software conference Software Technology Exchange Workshop (STEW), will be held on October 17-18 at Malmö University. Deadline to submit your presentation proposal is April 1.

Swedsoft invites you to present and showcase results based on experience in industry or the public sector, or from research projects. STEW 2018 presentations will be related the following themes: 

  • Let the machine do the job – AI and ML in software development
  • Let us do it together – Open source in software development

Detailed information about STEW’s call for presentations: http://swedsoft.se/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2018/01/Call-for-presentations-2018.pdf

More information about the conference: http://swedsoft.se/event/stew-2018/

The Faculty hosted poster exhibition and semifinal for young researchers

Bild på deltagare i Unga Forskare

At Malmö University on Thursday, March 1, a group of secondary school (gymnasium) students from Malmö presented 25 research projects in a poster exhibition and semifinal for the Unga Forskare (in English: Young Researchers) national research competition.  

Mohammed Al-Khushali

Mohammed Al-Khushali from Malmö Borgarskola was one of the finalists. In his project, Mohammed looked at the potential to produce biodiesel from vegetable oil.

A jury comprised of Rickard du Rietz and Henrik Hartman at the Department of Materials Science and Applied Mathematics selected five finalists to represent the region in Stockholm March 20-23.

Can you describe the Faculty’s partnership with Unga Forskare?

Henrik Hartman

Henrik: The organization Unga Forskare arranges an annual national exhibition and competition where gymnasium students present their research projects. Malmö University is since many years involved in the exhibition as jury. We also provide feedback and encourage further studies. It is a great opportunity to interact with potential students, including the ones participating in the competition and others coming to see the exhibition.

Was it difficult to pick out the finalists and how did the jury evaluate the projects?

Rickard: We appreciated the high quality level of the projects and the high scientific standard. There was a good mix between basic research and high relevance for societal challenges. Overall, it is always a delicate matter to select only a few projects out of many and this year was no exception. The final decision was based on the students’ presentations in conjunction with their written reports and thorough discussions within the jury.

What is the best part about speaking to young people about research and education within the fields of technology and natural science?

Henrik: The fact that the students are so engaged with their projects and eager to learn.

Was there a project that you specifically liked?

Rickard du Rietz

Rickard: We specifically like the good mix between basic research projects and the ones targeting specific challenges. All the participants share a dedication and willingness to learn more: We were also impressed with the high quality of the research methods they used.

Do you have any tips or suggestions to people at Malmö University who want to engage with prospective students?

Henrik: Events such as this one are great opportunities to bring good potential students to the university campus and meet with existing students. Not only do the faculties have the opportunity to advertise their programs and courses, but also provide valuable feedback to the exhibitors by asking questions about their specific project and maybe even learn a thing or two.

For more information about Unga Forskare, visit the website: https://ungaforskare.se/utstallningen/

Last day to nominate for the 2018 Honorary Doctorate

Wednesday February 28 is the last day to send in nominations for the 2018 Honorary Doctorate, an expression of the faculty’s appreciation of outstanding efforts within any of the faculty’s areas. Send your proposal to TS_dekan@mah.se.

Proposal should include full contact details for the proposed person and a popular scientific reasoning of 100-150 words that can form the basis for the final statement of motivation in the press release and printed program.

The Faculty for Technology and Society 2018 graduation ceremony, May 24

Staff and all programme students at the Faculty who are registered in a thesis examination course for the 2017/2018 academic year are invited to the annual academic graduation ceremony.

When and where:
Thursday, May 24 at 5 pm in D138, Building Orkanen, Nordenskiöldsgatan 10, Malmö.

Formal invitation:
A formal invitation with information about the ceremony programme, food, dress code and RSVP will be sent to all invited students. All staff will also receive an invitation by email.

Open candidate lectures Feb. 28

Students and staff are welcome to open lectures by candidates for the Senior Lecturer in Materials Science position.

When and where:
Wednesday February 28 in NIA0607 (Niagara, 6th floor) 

Program:
09:00 — Tuerdi Maimaityili

09:50 — Lindsay Richard Merte

10:40 — Carles Corbella Roca

Research seminar at DVMT September 22, Dipak Surie: Egocentric Interaction for Ambient Ecologies

Speaker: Dr. Dipak Surie
Title: Egocentric Interaction for Ambient Ecologies

Abstract: Ambient ecologies demand novel interaction paradigms that enable designers and product developers to frame and manage the dynamic and complex interaction between humans and objects of interest in smart places. While traditional approaches have typically adhered to a device-centric stance inherited from mobile and stationary interactive devices, egocentric interaction offers an alternative approach, taking human body and mind as the centre of reference in facilitating interaction. This talk will present use cases where egocentric interaction was applied to technology development, interaction design and innovation.

Dipak Surie is a researcher and teacher in the field of ubiquitous computing and interaction design with a PhD degree from Umeå University. He is currently working at Malmö University, giving courses within the information architecture program. His research interests include exploring novel interaction paradigms for facilitating complex and dynamic human interactions in smart places.

Time: 2017-09-22, 13:30–14:15
Place: Niagara, NI:C0626 (DVMT, Computer Science and Media Technology)

Öppna provföreläsningar; universitetslektor i datavetenskap

Medarbetare och studenter hälsas välkomna till provföreläsningar som hålls av kandidater till utlyst tjänst som Universitetslektor i datavetenskap:IoT REK2.2.1-2016/232

Onsdag 16 augusti i  sal NI:A0411

  • Kl.09.00-09.20 Radu-Casian Mihailescu
  • Kl.09.45-10:15 Shahram Jalaliniya

Torsdag 17 augusti i sal NI:A0411

  • Kl.09.00-09.20 Arezoo Sarkheyli-Hägele

Välkomna!

 

Research seminar at DVMT, May 19: Carl Johan Orre: Exploring concepts of interactive self care

Tomorrow, Friday May 19, 13:30–14:15 in NI:C0626, Carl Johan Orre introduces us to some of his research. Title: Exploring concepts of interactive self care.

Description: In my research I explore different concepts of interactive self-care with the purpose to understand IT as a digital resource while developing new approaches and programs for rehabilitation. Although medical care has been digitized for a long time, it is clear that the digitalization of healthcare now enters a new phase that in new ways more transformative ways challenges roles and practices. A development which broadly follows the digitization we see happening in many parts of the community right now. Today we can renew prescriptions and order a medical certificate. We also given access to our medical journal via the web and we can get a medical consultation via our mobile or computer with short waiting time, services that actually is a challenge to established care practices. Another of challenges care providers currently face is our everyday use of personal technologies. The use of an app to log exercise, eating and sleeping habits is becoming more common and play an important motivating role in activities having a lot to do with health. But how can these technologies be combined with existing digital resources as part of new approaches and programs for rehabilitation, to support people who daily live with chronic diseases?

Research seminar at DVMT May 11: Nikita Mazurov: Against the Stream: Netflix as Violent Adversary

On Thursday May 11, 13:15–14:00, Nikita Mazurov presents his research at the Institute of Computer Science and Media Technology, in NI:C0626.

Against the Stream: Netflix as Violent Adversary

This workshop will seek to interrogate the practice of streaming as a figuration of nonspatial destinerrance, wherein the cyber-utopian promise of unbridled data dissemination is defracted, via a culturalized repressive desublimation, into a boundless buffer state, ultimately never being allowed to reach its destination by virtue of never leaving its origin in the first place. In other words, the great triumph of streaming providers, the great lie of so-called Video on Demand services, is their ability to successfully market the myth that they provide content, whilst in actuality what they supply is precisely the lack thereof.
The resultant stream slurry, an endless erring of destinerrant media, intermittently reveals itself in the brutal congealment of cracked and bloodied bones, ripping through the otherwise seamless facade of the new flesh of on-demand video via its technophilic death throes in the forms of geo-IP based content restrictions and DRM playback injunctions, compatibility errors and buffer loops, and through the legal restraints of licensing restrictions and DMCA takedown notices.
These streaming practices or disservices, such as they are, constitute what may be collectively dubbed as the ‘Netflix Attack’ on data archival: a weaponized assault on guerrilla archivists who are viewed as a threat to the state-backed forces of centralized, monopolized control over cultural output. Netflix may thus here be seen to function as a violent adversary actively working to not merely supress the unbridled promulgation of information, but to render said supression desirable.
Following said analysis of the problematics of streaming media, the talk will then present an ethnographic explication of a myriad strategies guerrilla data archivists have deployed in the service of actualized data dissemination achieved via the contestation of streaming mythology, by going against the stream.

This Friday: Research/guest seminars at Computer Science and Media Technology

This Friday afternoon, April 28, the department of computer science and media technologies will host the following seminars in NI:B0501:

  • 13:30: Daniel Spikol, Malmö University:  “PELARS Project: Exploring Multimodal Learning Analytics in the Wild”Multimodal learning analytics provides researchers new tools and techniques to capture different types of data from complex learning activities in dynamic learning environments. My talk presents some of the results of the PELARS project that investigated high-fidelity synchronised multimodal recordings of small groups of learners interacting from diverse sensors that included computer vision, user generated content, and data from the learning objects. The data was processed, and we extracted different aspects of the students’ interactions to investigate the following questions: which features of student group work are good predictors of team success in open-ended tasks with physical computing? We additionally, examined collaborative patterns in the group behaviour of the students. The results provide ways to automatically identify the students and groups at risk during the learning activities and provides means for different types of interventions to support and scaffold the student learning. More information at http://www.pelars-project.eu/ and publications at http://www.learningmaking.eu/academic-publications/.
  • 14:15: Aneta Poniszewska-Marańda, Lodz University of Technology: “Education and research at Lodz University of Technology”This will be a general presentation about my university and my institute/department in aspect of education and research.

Kom till Storm på invigning

På torsdag är det Storminvigning och då är ni alla varmt välkomna. Här kommer ett utdrag ur programmet som har fokus på just de aktiviteter som TS ligger bakom/deltar i:

13:15-13:50 Lyssna på – Draknäste! Studenter från kursen Projekt med fokus på startups pitchar sina startup-idéer för serieentreprenören och ängelinvesteraren Hampus Jakobsson m fl.
13:15-13:50 Nyfiken på – ISU – Institutet för hållbar stadsutveckling, Mötesplats social innovation, Internet of Things and People.
14:00-14:10 Invigning kapitel 7 med Andreas Jacobsson, tf dekan för fakulteten Teknik och samhälle
14:15-14:50 Nyfiken på – Akademisk dubbelkvart: Margareta Rämgård om åldrande och ensamhet och Thomas Pederson om kroppsburna datorsystem som talar med vårt omedvetna och manipulerar oss i vardagen.

Hela programmet finns här:

Välkommen på 10 x invigning

Varmt välkommen,

hälsar
Stormteamet

Patrik Berander, Carl Johan Orre, Karolina Rosenqvist, Helena Ondrus, Anna Bogeskär Brandt och Fredrik Björk

Studenter sökes till TS-fikan!

Hej!
Vi håller på att planera för första mötet med de studenter som ska “jobba” på TS fikan 2017. I första hand vänder vi oss till studenter som går i 2:an. (Vi har gjort ett grupputskick till studenter via Ladok också).

Vi skulle behöva er hjälp att tipsa oss om studenter från era program som vill komma til mötet. Mötet (med studenterna) äger rum den 9 maj kl 11.30 i sal C0315., Niagara.

Det bästa är att ni skickar namn på studenten och deras mejl till oss, så tar vi kontakt med dem. De behöver nämligen anmäla sig till första mötet, eftersom vi bjuder på lunchbaguette.

De studenter som arbetar med TS-fikan får betalt (studentarvode).

Stort tack på förhand,

Med vänlig hälsning
Filippa och Dorota.