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The IIiA at the ICT Proposers' DayThe IIiA at the ICT Proposers' Day13/10/2014 Roberto Petite, project manager at the IIiA, participated in the ICT Proposers' Day. The event, a networking activity in the framework of Horizon 2020,  took place in Florence, Italy, on 9 - 10 October. Roberto Petite presented some projects promoted by the IIiA in the fields of e-health, energy efficiency and smart cities.
Yeimy Morales at EMBL Frontiers in Fungal Systems BiologyYeimy Morales at EMBL Frontiers in Fungal Systems Biology02/10/2014 Yeimy Morales, researcher at MICELAB, participated at the EMBL Conference 'Frontiers in Fungal Systems Biology'. The event took place at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany on 28 - 30 September. Yeimy presented the poster 'Experimental validation of an FBA model of Pichia pastoris growth in glycerol, glucose and methanol'. The poster illustrates the collaborative work done...
BCDS co-organizes CAVA 2014BCDS co-organizes CAVA 201422/09/2014 BCDS co-organized the VI Congreso Internacional en Ambientes Virtuales de Aprendizaje (CAVA 2014). The event took place at the Universidad de  Córdoba, in Montería, Columbia on 27 - 29 August. Silvia Baldiris chaired the congress and Ramon Fabregat chaired the Programme Committee. The attendance of the event was 400 people interested in promoting a culture of inclusive education. The event...
2nd edition of MSc in Smart Cities starts2nd edition of MSc in Smart Cities starts18/09/2014 On 18 September the second edition of the University of Girona's MSc in Smart Cities started. Lluïsa Marsal, Director of the master's degree, Joaquim Salvi, Director of the Polytechnic School, Ramon Moreno, Vice chancellor of the University of Girona (UdG), Carles Puigdemont, Mayor of Girona, and Joan Carles Sánchez, Mayor of Sabadell, participated in the official inauguration ceremony....
Roger Bramon receives doctoral awardRoger Bramon receives doctoral award17/09/2014 Roger Bramon, researcher of GILAB, has been awarded the University of Girona's Extraordinary Doctoral Prize 2013. The prize is an acknowledgement of the quality of the PhD thesis he presented in July 2013. His thesis is entitled "Multimodal visualization based on Mutual Information" and was supervised by Imma Boada and Anton Bardera, senior researchers at the Institute of Informatics...
1st Edition of MSc in Smart Cities dissertations defended1st Edition  of MSc in Smart Cities dissertations defended15/09/2014 On 9 - 10 September, 13 master theses dissertations on smart cities were presented at the University of Girona (UdG). They were defended by students enrolled in the first edition of the UdG's official MSc in Smart Cities. The dissertations covered a broad range of subjects relevant to modern  cities such as town planning, mobility, energy efficiency, telecommunications and the involvement of...
Josep Lluís Marzo takes part in a NSF-funded projectJosep Lluís Marzo takes part in a NSF-funded project08/09/2014 Josep Lluís Marzo, co-director of the BCDS research group, will take part in the research project entitled "Spreading Processes over Multilayer and Interconnected Networks". The tree year project has been awarded $ 500,000 by the National Science Foundation, the American agency funding fundamental research projects in the fields of science and engineering. Dr Marzo's is an Adjunct...
MICELAB book on Wind Turbine Control and MonitoringMICELAB book on Wind Turbine Control and Monitoring04/09/2014 SPRINGER, a prestigious publisher in science and engineering, has released a book on wind turbine control and monitoring whose main editor is MICELAB researcher Dr Ningsu Luo. Dr Yolanda Vidal and Dr Leonardo Acho, members of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia's CoDAlab, are also editors of the book. The 438-page book is available both on paper and electronically, includes 310...
BCDS article on complex networks robustness published in NatureBCDS article on complex networks robustness published in Nature01/09/2014 BCDS members Marc Manzano, Eusebi Calle and José Luis Marzo along with Kansas State University reseachers Faryad Sahneh and Caterina Scoglio have published the article entitled "Robustness surfaces of complex networks" in Nature's Scientific Reports. Scientific Reports is a prestigious research publication whose 2013 JCR Impact Factor is 5.078. This places Scientific Reports 5th...
DICOMA final reviewDICOMA final review22/07/2014 Andrés El-Fakdi and Roberto Petite, members of the eXiT research group, took part in the final  review meeting of the project DICOMA. The meeting took place at the premises of INDRA, the project coordinator, in Madrid on 15-17 July. Disaster Control Management is an ITEA2-labelled  project (10031)  which aims to provide decision makers with effective tools to deal with natural disasters...
GILAB book on Information Theory for Image Processing publishedGILAB book on Information Theory for Image Processing published18/07/2014 Morgan & Clay Publishers, a prestigious scientific publisher, has released a book on information theory applied to image processing authored by several members of the GILAB research group. Miquel Feixas, Anton Bardera, Jaume Rigau and Mateu Sbert in collaboration with Qing Xu, a researcher at Tianjin University, China, are the authors of the book "Information Theory Tools for Image...
MICELAB at 6WCSCM 2014MICELAB at 6WCSCM 201417/07/2014 Ningsu Luo, senior researcher at MICELAB, took part at the '6th World Congress on Structural Control and Monitoring'. The event took place in Barcelona on 15 - 17 July. Luo ran and chaired two special sessions on 'Structural control and monitoring of wind turbines'.
IIiA researchers attend IDIBGI's 2014 Scientific ConferenceIIiA researchers attend IDIBGI's 2014 Scientific Conference15/07/2014 IDIBGI, a public research centre in the field of biomedicine based in Girona, held its annual scientific conference in Sant Feliu de Guíxols on 11 July. Some of the 70 researchers attending the event were members of the Institute of Informatics and Applications. The IIiA has a long track record of successful collaboration with Idibgi in the field of IT applied to medicine.
LISSA article wins awardLISSA article wins award14/07/2014 An article on LISSA, the serious game developed by GILAB to teach and learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills, has won the best article award at CTLT 2014. The Global Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology was hosted by Asia Pacific International Academy and took place in Singapore on 9 - 11 July. The winning article, entitled "LISSA: A Serious Game to Learn Automated...
Ramon Fabregat at Pontificia Universidad JaverianaRamon Fabregat at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana08/07/2014 Ramon Fabregat,  co-director of the BCDS research group, conducted a research stay at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) in Bogota, Columbia, on 1 - 4 July. Fabregat is an international advisor for ASHIY, a research project carried out by PUJ in the field of personalised learning, and took part in some of its meetings. ASHIY seeks to develop an agent-based platform which provides smart,...
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