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Lluïsa Marsal at ISO Committee 268 in smart cities annual meetingLluïsa Marsal at ISO Committee 268 in smart cities annual meeting29/07/2015 The ISO Committee 268 meeting took place in Grasmere, UK, on 9-11 June. Standardisation bodies from all over the world attended the event. Dr Marsal took part in the meeting on behalf of AENOR, an agency established by the Ministry for Industry in charge of Standards. The member of the IIiA presented the University of Girona's work on Human Rights in cities and its resulting standardisation...
eXiT and IdIBGi project wins VHIR innovative healthcare prizeeXiT and IdIBGi project wins VHIR innovative healthcare prize16/07/2015 NoaH, a project that improves home monitoring of premature born babies, won the second prize  in the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) Innovation Healthcare Contest. The prize, worth € 2,500, was  awarded to Neonatologist at Home (NoaH)  in the category of innovation in healthcare practice. NoaH is a multidisciplinary research project jointly carried out by the eXiT research group...
Two new theses on information theory applied to computer graphicsTwo new theses on information theory applied to computer graphics14/07/2015 Last week the GILAB research group successfully defended two new theses in the field of information theory applied to computer graphics. On 9 July Màrius Vila presented the dissertation entitled "Information theory techniques for multimedia data classification and retrieval". On the following day Xavier Bonaventura defended his thesis "Perceptual information-theoretic measures...
Ferran Torrent obtains PhDFerran  Torrent obtains PhD23/06/2015 Ferran Torrent, researcher at the eXiT research group and member of the Institute of Informatics and Applications, obtained a PhD on 23 June. Under the supervision of Dr Beatriz López he developed the dissertation 'Optimisation methods meet the smart grid. New methods for solving location and allocation problems under the smart grid paradigm'. This research has several applications. For...
Launch for International Inclusive Learning NetworkLaunch for International Inclusive Learning Network18/06/2015 The International Inclusive Learning Network had its official launch at Universidad Manuela Bertrán in Bogota, Columbia, on 17 June. The University of Girona is one of its founding members along with  Columbian universities Manuela Bertrán, Nacional de  Colombia, Tecnológico Comfenalco and Córdoba and Brazilian university Feevale. BCDS's members Ramon Fabregat and Silvia Baldiris are...
Albert Pla at Mediterranean Symposium on Health PromotionAlbert Pla at Mediterranean Symposium on Health Promotion11/06/2015 Albert Pla, researcher of the eXiT research group, participated at the 2nd Mediterranean Symposium on Health Promotion. The event, organized by the University of Girona's Chair on Health Promotion, took place at the Science Park on 3 - 5 June. Dr Pla presented MoSHCA, a mHealth project that has developed intelligent mobile applications allowing a person to self manage their health. The...
AENOR adopts a national standard proposed by Lluïsa MarsalAENOR adopts a national standard proposed by Lluïsa Marsal04/06/2015 Dr Lluïsa Marsal, researcher at the Institute of Informatics and Applications and Director of the Girona Smart City Chair, set up a task force to define indicators measuring how human rights are safeguarded in cities one year ago. The rationale behind this work is that the indicators used to design a city take into account its social dimension.  Smart cities standards are being developed in...
Health 2.0Health 2.027/05/2015 The conference Health 2.0 Europe took place in Barcelona on 18 - 20 May. It was a showcase for state-of-the-art apps allowing citizens to self-manage their health. The effects of technologies such as DNA sequencing, nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D printing, big data, robotics and stem cell therapies on health and prolonging human life were also discussed. The relevance of AI...
eXiT participates in European project HIT2GAPeXiT participates in European project HIT2GAP26/05/2015 The IIiA's eXiT research group will participate in HIT2GAP, a European project which seeks to model and reduce energy consumption in buildings. The 4-year project will start next fall and is granted by the Energy-efficient Buildings private-public-partnership within the framework programme H2020. eXiT members Joaquim Meléndez, Joan Colomer and Sergio Herraiz have experience in intelligent...
Anton Bardera at FAIM Cost Action Training SchoolAnton Bardera at FAIM Cost Action Training School18/05/2015 Anton Bardera, member of the GILAB research group, attended the 2015 Farm Animal Imaging Training School. The event, which focused on non-destructive online technologies to determine quality of meat and meat products was held by IRTA in Monells and Girona on 12 - 14 May.   Dr Anton Bardera is a senior researcher at the Institute of Informatics and Applications. He is actively involved in...
BCDS at AUMENTA.ME 2015BCDS at AUMENTA.ME 201512/05/2015 BCDS participated at AUMENTA.ME 2015, a conference on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality applied to education.  The event, which brought together 200 specialists in the field, took place in Zaragoza on 9 May. BCDS's researchers Ramon Fabregat, Silvia Baldiris, Hendrys Tobar, Jorge Bacca and Cecilia Avila presented the paper "UdG's experiences at creating educational activities with...
Albert Pla at AAMAS 2015Albert Pla at AAMAS 201506/05/2015 Albert Pla, researcher of the eXiT research group, participated at AAMAS 2015, the 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems. The event, which included several workshops, tutorials and demos, took place at Istanbul Congress Centre, Turkey  on 4 - 8 May. Dr Pla presented the paper 'Context Management in Health Care Apps' at the IX Workshop on Agents Applied in...
Mateu Sbert at University of Reims Champagne - ArdenneMateu Sbert at University of Reims Champagne - Ardenne28/04/2015 Mateu Sbert, director of the GILAB research group, delivered a talk on serious games at the University of Reims Champagne - Ardenne (URCA) on 23 April. Invited by URCA's Centre de Recherche en Sciences et Techniques de l'Information et de Communication (CReSTIC), Prof Sbert gave the seminar "IMSERIOUS et le rendu expressif pour les jeux sérieux". During the seminar, Sbert explained...
GILAB at "Ciència entre tots" 2015GILAB at 27/04/2015 GILAB participated at the fair "Ciència entre tots" (science together) 2015. The 2nd edition of the event, organized by the Catalan Government's Gironès Educational Service, took place in Girona on 25 April. GILAB's researchers Xavier Bonaventura, Juan Manuel García and Antonio Rodríguez exhibited educational videogames, explained visitors how to make a serious game and also...
MICELAB at IWBBIO 2015MICELAB at IWBBIO 201521/04/2015 MICELAB took part at IWBBIO 2015, the 3rd International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering. The event took place in Granada, Spain, on 15 -17 April. Prof Josep Vehí, director of MICELAB, along with Charrise Ramkissoon presented the paper "Emotion and Diabetes" within the session "Ambient Intelligence for Bioemotional Computing".
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