Talk@DI: Chen Wang, Future Media Convergence Institute, Xinhua Net, China

The Talk@ DI of last February 7th, presented by Chen Wang, vice diretor at Future Media Convergence Institute (FMCI), Xinhua Net, China, was dedicated to the subject "Sensing a Live Audience", with particular interest to Human Computer Interaction research area.

The invitation, made by Teresa Chambel to Chen Wang, encompassed a visit to the Informatics Department of FCUL and a presentation of the latest work in progress at FMCI.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Brainstorm session @ Altice Labs 1st anniversary

Nuno Neves was invited to a brainstorm session about the Impact of Telco/TI/Contents convergence and the Digital Transformation in 2020, in an event associated to the 1st anniversary cellebration of Altice Labs. The session, that occured at February 16th, 2017, addressed the society impact in 2020 related to ethics, policies, privacy and security.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

PLACES 2017 organization

The 10th edition of the International Workshop on Programming Language Approaches to Concurrency- and Communication-cEntric Software (PLACES 2017) will be exclusively organized by Vasco Vasconcelos, and will take place at Uppsala, Sweden, April 29th.

PLACES is affiliated with the international Conferente ETAPS 2017, and offers a forum where researchers from different fields can exchange new ideas on key challenges to modern and future programming– where concurrency and distribution are the norm rather than a marginal concern.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Challenge award at BioASQ

The LASIGE | ULisboa team, composed by Miguel Rodriques, Miguel Falé and Francisco Couto was awarded at the 4th edition of the BioASQ Challenge - A challenge on large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question answering, that took place in 2016. The challenges include tasks relevant to hierarchical text classification, machine learning, information retrieval, QA from texts and structured data, multi-document summarization and many other areas.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Round table about ransomware at CNCS

The portuguese Centro Nacional de Cibersegurança (National Center of Cybersecurity), invited Nuno Neves to participate in a round table about ransomware in an event fully dedicated to the subject, that took place at CNCS headquarters at January 27th, 2017. The panel was composed by members from academia, corporate and specialized press.

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Monday, January 30, 2017