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Mateu Sbert at PIIP 2015Mateu Sbert at PIIP 201508/04/2015 Mateu Sbert, Director of the GILAB research group, participated at the workshop Philosophy of Information and Information Processing (PIIP 2015). The event, organized by the American University's Info-metrics Institute, took place at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, on 27 March. Prof Sbert gave the paper "Information Theory and Aesthetics". Mateu Sbert is a pioneer researcher...
eXiT at 16 Fòrum IndustrialeXiT at 16 Fòrum Industrial26/03/2015 The eXiT group of the IIiA participated at the 16th edition of Fòrum Industrial. The event, run by students of the UdG's Polytechnic School on 24 March, brought together students, companies and research groups in Girona. eXiT exhibited its latest R&D projects and master programmes to possible candidates to join the group in the future.
Schiedam agrees to participate in the MSc in Smart CitiesSchiedam agrees to participate in the MSc in Smart Cities16/03/2015 On 10 March the City Council of Schiedam, the Netherlands, agreed to participate in the UdG's MSc in Smart Cities. Therefore, Schiedam will become Girona's next sister city and collaborate with the appropriate development of the degree. The collaboration with Schiedam will be twofold. Firstly, Girona and Schiedam will exchange best practice and experiences in the field of smart cities....
GILAB at 1st Girona Conference on Research on NeuroscienceGILAB at 1st Girona Conference on Research on Neuroscience16/03/2015 Dr Imma Boada, senior researcher at GILAB, participated at the 1st Girona Conference on Research on Neuroscience. The event, co-organized by the University of Girona (UdG) and the Institute of Biomedical Research of Girona (IdibGi) took place at the UdG on 13 March. Boada presented GILAB's research lines with applications to neuroscience such as new methods to visualize and process digital...
Albert Pla presents MoSHCA at ARTEMIS - ITEA 2015 Co-summitAlbert Pla presents MoSHCA at ARTEMIS - ITEA 2015 Co-summit11/03/2015 Albert Pla, member of the eXiT research group, presented the results of the project MoSHCA at the ARTEMIS - ITEA 2015 Co-summit. The two-year ITEA project (Label 11027) has developed intelligent healthcare solutions for patients with chronic diseases and general health monitoring by means of medical sensors and smartphones. At the MoSHCA stand visitors were able to see how MoSHCA can be...
IIiA's 2014 Research Report releasedIIiA's 2014 Research Report  released09/03/2015 The IIiA's 2014 Research Report  has been released. It summarizes the activity of the members of the institute over the last year. PhD and Master's theses presented, articles published in JCR-indexed journals, grants awarded and contracts won may  be found in the report. The document, available on the IIiA's website, also describes the composition, management and the income of the institute.
Girona applies Smart Urban PlanningGirona applies Smart Urban Planning24/02/2015 On 20 February, the Mayor of Girona, Carles Puigdemont, and the Director of the Girona Smart City Chair, Lluïsa Marsal announced a pilot plan to find out how the citizens of Girona spend their time in order to improve future town planning. The two-month pilot will be a real-case application of Smart Urban Planning (SUP), a method patented by Dr Marsal which uses an innovative conversion rule...
MICELAB at ATTD 2015MICELAB at ATTD 201524/02/2015 The IIiA's MICELAB research group took part at the 8th International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2015). The event took place in Paris on 18 -21 February. Prof Josep Vehí, director of MICELAB, along with Dr Remei Calm, Dr Joaquim Armengol, Charrise Ramkissoon and Anna Comas presented the poster "A taxonomy of the safety issues to be overcome in...
Health research article selected as a Best Paper by IMIA in 2014Health research article selected as a Best Paper by IMIA in 201411/02/2015 IMIA, the International Medical Informatics Association, has selected an article authored by Pablo Gay, Dr Beatriz López, Dr Albert Pla, Jordi Saperas and Dr Carles Pous as a Best Paper in its 2014 Yearbook of Medical Informatics. It is a very important acknowledgement to the work carried out by the five UdG's researchers since IMIA is the world body of health and biomedical informatics. The...
Ferran Torrent at AAAI-15Ferran Torrent at AAAI-1502/02/2015 Ferran Torrent, researcher of the eXiT research group, participated at AAAI-15, the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. The event took place in Austin, USA on 25 - 30 January. He presented the paper 'A new perspective of trust through multi-attribute auctions' at a workshop devoted to incentives and trust in e-communities. The article is co-authored by Dr Beatriz López,...
MoSHCA completes its second year successfullyMoSHCA completes its second year successfully27/01/2015 MoSHCA is a two-year EUREKA ITEA2 project (Label 11027) that develops intelligent healthcare solutions for patients with chronic diseases and general health monitoring by means of medical sensors and smartphones. On 22 January, Dr Beatriz López and Dr Albert Pla, members of the eXiT research group, took part in a meeting where the outcomes of the second year of the project were presented. The...
Silvia Baldiris stay at Athabasca UniversitySilvia Baldiris stay at Athabasca University26/01/2015 Silvia Baldiris, member of the BCDS research group, carried out a stay as a visiting researcher at Athabasca University (AU), Canada last fall. Dr Baldiris spent two months at AU invited by Dr. Sabine Graf and Professor Kinshuk, members of the School of Computing and Information Systems. During the stay, Baldiris and her partners at AU researched new methods in advanced learning technologies...
MEDIATE wins ITEA Excellence Award 2015MEDIATE wins ITEA Excellence Award 201519/01/2015 MEDIATE, a project aimed at supporting healthcare professionals  in minimally invasive, image guided intervention and treatment, has won of the three ITEA Excellence Awards 2015. This prizes recognize European collaborative R&D projects achieving advanced technological results. MEDIATE has won the prize in the 'business impact' category. Several members of the eXiT group: Joaquim...
Olga Petrenko obtains PhDOlga Petrenko obtains PhD15/12/2014 Olga Petrenko, researcher at the GILAB research group and member of the Institute of Informatics and Applications, obtained a PhD on 12 December. Her dissertation was supervised by Prof Mateu Sbert, director of GILAB, and Djamchid Ghazanfarpour, Professor of Informatics at Université de Limoges, and is entitled 'Simulation of Flowering Plants'. 
Mateu Sbert at Yunnan UniversityMateu Sbert at Yunnan University12/12/2014 Mateu Sbert, director of the GILAB research group, conducted a research stay at Yunnan University  in Kunming, China, on 24 - 29 November. During the stay Sbert delivered the talk 'Informational Aesthetic Measures and the Evolution of Van Gogh's Artwork'. The talk focused on the analysis of Van Gogh's style using informational measures based on the entropy of the palette, the compressibility...
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