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Science 2009 - Meeting with Science in Portugal: Topics of Future Internet Highlighted

 - 29/07/2009

CIENCIA 2009 logotype The 3rd Meeting with Science in Portugal, organized by the Council of Associate Laboratories in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education will take place 29-30 July 2009 in the Gulbenkian Foundation headquarters building in Lisbon. The opening session will count with the participation of the Prime Minister and of the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education.

The sessions of the Meeting CIENCIA 2009 Program are webcasted in real time and a complete recording of the sessions in video and audio will be published for viewing / listening at any time.

This meeting continues the discussion of some of the most important lines of scientific activity in Portugal, as well as scientific and technological advances in areas such as, among many others: New cell therapies, Stem cells, Nutrition, health and food safety, Clinical research in neuroscience, Tropical health, Evolution and biodiversity, Nanoscience, nanotechnology and nanofabrication, Climate change, Environmental sustainability, Oceans, marine resources and biodiversity, Mathematics of complex systems, Migration, immigration and emigration, Citizenship and security, Cognitive preparation for the knowledge society, with the participation of scientific institutions and companies.

The themes of the so called Future Internet, an R&D area that has recently received particular attention in the Information and Communication Technologies and Information Society R&D component of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Union, have a very specila presence in this meeting, like the previous years, particularly with presentations in the following topics: e-Science, Next Generation Networks, Cyber-physical systems for ambient intelligence and critical infrastructures, Science and technology of spoken and written language, Human-Computer interaction and interactive digital content, Medical imaging systems and advanced computing for clinical diagnostics, Applications of mathematics to clinical diagnoses and health, Sustainable energy systems and transports, Electric vehicles and new forms of mobility, Technologies and ystems for Ocean exploration and diagnostics.

In the sessions dedicated to Future Internet themes there will be presentations in the following topics, among many others:


  • Central Grid Computing Node, Scientific Open Access Repository, b-on Library of Knowledge Online, Network connectivity for research and education
  • Infrastructure for Grid Computing: INGRID, IBERGRID, EGI and application to particle physics
  • Synergies between Grid Computing, Peer-to-Peer and Cloud Computing
  • Supercomputing in Portugal in the European perspective and applying quantum chromodynamics on the network
  • Laser-Plasma Accelerators leading to the Energy Frontier: 10 GeV and beyond
  • Bioinformatics in Medical Research
  • Volunteer Scientific Computing – IBERCIVIS, the project and the development of anti-amyloid pharmaceutics

Next Generation Networks

  • Optical fiber networks
  • Cooperation in networks
  • Next generation networks: a leap into the future
  • Information security
  • The Internet of Things
  • Radio over optical fiber

Cyber-physical systems for ambient intelligence and critical infrastructures

  • Remote sensing for a network of vehicles
  • Vital Responder: Monitoring stress and fatigue for emergency professionals
  • Wireless sensor networks for biomedical applications
  • Communication networks for critical infrastructures
  • Distributed processing of large scale information and network technologies for recognition
  • Aggregate computating for cyber-physical large scale systems

Science and technology of spoken and written

  • LINGUATECA: Distributed Resource Centre for Computational processing of Portuguese Language
  • Portuguese-Chinese machine translation
  • Human-computer interfaces and applications in health
  • Technologies applied to language search engines
  • Applications to language teaching and speech-speech translation

Human-machine computing and interactive digital content

  • The future of television and of the news
  • Extraction of multimodal semantic information
  • Mobile and tangible technology for learning and entertainment
  • Collaboration using geographical information
  • Multimedia stories related to location: from experiments to services
  • Tangible interaction
  • Digital media in learning
  • Coding of video
  • Can the machines be companions?
  • Large scale interaction with screens
  • How to represent emotions in 3 dimensional characters for games and therapy

Medical imageology and advanced computer systems for clinical diagnostics

  • Positron emission tomography, PET, in the detection of breast cancer
  • Magnetic induction tomography: biomedical imaging through contactless impedance measurement
  • Image analysis for computer aided Diagnosis
  • Tissue Characterization by Image Analysis for Diagnostic
  • A new paradigm of medical imaging telemedicine
  • Grey Matter, White Matter and CSF through MRI

Applications of mathematics to clinical diagnoses and health

  • Aberrant crypt foci and human colorectal polyps: mathematical modeling and endoscopic image processing
  • The mathematics of the cardiovascular system
  • Regulatory T cells in immune response dynamics
  • Modeling epidemics

Sustainable energy and transport systems

  • Sustainable energy scenarios for Portugal
  • The “Green Islands” project
  • Energy in buildings
  • Smart energy networks
  • Information technologies and energy efficiency in buildings and transport
  • Energy efficiency

Electric vehicles and new forms of mobility

  • Mobility as a service
  • Integration in electric vehicles in the electrical network
  • New mobility solutions
  • Electric vehicles
  • Environmental and social impacts
  • Electric vehicles energy management systems
  • Vehicle-network interface
  • New propulsion solutions
  • New materials and new structures

Technologies and Systems for Ocean exploration and diagnostics

  • Sensor networks and robotic vehicles for ocean observation
  • Contribution of submarine observatories for risk mitigation of large earthquakes and tsunamis in the Gulf of Cadiz
  • Technologies for bio-telemetry in Azores and the Atlantic
  • Monitoring port areas and excavations on the continental shelf: present and future
  • The earth beneath the Sea and sustainable development
  • Long distance submarine navigation systems based on geophysical data.

The meeting aims at contributing to public dissemination of Science in Portugal, and at promoting the scientific cooperation and the dialogue between scientists and society.

Point of encounter and of knowledge sharing between the Portuguese scientific community, this two-day meeting will provide a valuable opportunity to learn about the work of Portuguese scientists in the most relevant areas of activity.

As part of the involvement of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, the Knowledge Society Agency (UMIC) and the Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) provided substantial contributions for the organization of this Science 2009 – Meeting with Science in Portugal.

Last updated ( 21/07/2011 )