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 LASIGE's Human Computer Interaction research area.

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

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.

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.

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.

The work develloped by LASIGE researchers Tiago Guerreiro, Luís Carriço and Diogo Marques, in collaboration with researchers from the University of British Columbia, about the intrusions of Facebook accounts by nearby people, received high media attention. The research was accepted for publication (see the article here) in the conference of human factors in computer systems, ACM CHI, the most relevant in the area of human-machine interaction, worldwide.

You can find more information on the official LASIGE Workshop 2017 website.

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