21 - 23 March 2006
Velingrad, Hotel Kamena
The Institute for Parallel Processing organized Information days “Advanced Computing” during the period 21 - 23 March 2006. The event took place in the city of Velingrad, Bulgaria. The Information days were carried out within the objectives and the workplan of WP5, WP2, and WP3 of the BIS-21++ project.
The Information days were the first event following the Dissemination policy of the project with bigger and broader participation. It was planned, organized and coordinated within the visit of several foreign eminent scientists and long-term visitors from abroad. During the Information days, young scientists (both Bulgarian and foreign PhD students) gave presentations. In them, the researchers presented their progress, results and direction for future work. Comments and discussions were received not only from the supervisors of the PhD students, but also from the guests.
The invited visitors:
- Prof. P. Arbenz,
Institute of Computational Science, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
- Dr. Jean Dezert,
ONERA (French National Establishment for Aerospace Research), France
- Prof. Vassili Loumos,
Department of Computer Science, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- Prof. Otto Spaniol,
Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Germany
In addition to the presentation of their scientific achievements, gave talks on the educational process of PhD students (application, enrolment, and study) in their countries.
A total of 18 young scientists presented their achievements in four thematic sessions:
- Networks and Computer Systems
- Parallel Algorithms and Scientific Computations
- Language and Knowledge Modeling and Processing
- Sensor Information Processing
Thirteen of them were from IPP, one from the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics - BAS and four – from Sweden, Italy, Hungary and FYR Macedonia.
The Advanced Computing Information days were marked with high activities of both PhD students and guests. Numerous discussions were held not only in the lecture hall, but also during coffee breaks and free time. Many of the invited young scientists, who made no presentations, talked on their research with colleagues and guests. The informal exchange of free opinions and knowledge was in the nice surrounding of the area, renowned for its mineral waters (from springs and wells).