2011 Annual Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Conference: "Universities, Companies and End Users: A Strong Coalition for Knowledge and Growth"

Date: October 3, 2011
Place: Auditório B, Reitoria da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (Campus de Campolide, 1099-085 Lisboa)
Registration: http://tinyurl.com/6ytg3pb

PROGRAM

10:00-11:00 Reception and Morning Coffee with Poster and Demo Session

11:00-11:45 Opening Session 
        António Rendas, President, CRUP
        João Barros, National Director, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program
        Jared Cohon, President, Carnegie Mellon University
        Rogério Carapuça, Chairman, Novabase
        Leonor Parreira, Secretary of State for Science

11:45-12:45 INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COLLABORATION IN TEST BEDS AND PLATFORMS

        Creating the PT Security Lab at Portugal Telecom 
        
José Alegria, Portugal Telecom Security Lab

        Observit in the MAIS-S Project: Multi-agent Intelligent Surveillance
        
Bernardo Motta, CTO, Observit

        Hey, Taxi! A Trip to the Future of Vehicular Mobility
        Michel Ferreira, co-founder, Geolink

        Feedzai: Partnering with world leading Universities: The value for startups
        
Nuno Sebastião, CEO, Feedzai

        The Madeira Logica Service Design Lab 
        
José Carlos Gonçalves, CEO, Logica

12:45 – 13:15 ELEVATOR SPEECH SESSION
[SHORT PRESENTATIONS BY GRADUATE STUDENTS AND ALUMNI WITH INDUSTRY]

    Next Generation Data Center Networks
    Tiago Carvalho, Ph.D. Student in ECE

    The IT patenting upsurge
 
    Andreia Rafael, Ph.D. Student in TCE

    6D pose Estimation of Textureless Shiny Objects for Binpicking

    José Jerónimo Rodrigues, Ph.D. Student in ECE

    DAZL: Density Aware Zone-based Packet Forwarding for Vehicular Networks

    Rui Meireles, Ph.D. Student in CS

    Better ASR through Improved Language Modeling

    João Miranda, Ph.D. Student in LTI

    Catarina Pereira, MHCI Alumni (Portugal Telecom)

    Why Vehicular Networks over Cellular do Not Work

    André Cardote, Ph.D. Student in ECE

    Does Broadband in Schools Influence Home Internet Adoption?

    Rodrigo Belo, Ph.D. Student in EPP

    Local Firm and Employment Effects of Import Competition in Portugal
    Ana Venâncio, Ph.D. Student in TCE

    Portugal: what a surprise!

    Filippo Cagnetti, Math Post-Doc

    E-Vote

    Marina Santana, MSE Alumni (Novabase)

    Resilience and Trustworthy in a Cloud Environment
    Carlos Silva, MSIT-IS Alumni (Portugal Telecom)

    Message Diffusion in Social Networks
    Vasco Pedro, EPP Researcher

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13:15-14:00 Light Lunch, Poster and Demo Session
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14:00 – 14:50 SESSION 1 INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS AND SERVICES

        Moderator: Nuno Nunes, Universidade da Madeira (UMa)

        Designing Services for Sustainable Living 
        Lia Patrício, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)

        Robots that Interact with Humans
      
  Rodrigo Ventura, Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (IST/UTL)

        Users and the Development of Funding Mechanisms for Entrepreneurial Projects: The case of Crowd-funding
        
Pedro Oliveira, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP)

        Business Design at Novabase
        Pedro Janeiro, Head of Business Design, Novabase

        Applications of Language Technologies to Education
        
Isabel Trancoso, Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (IST/UTL, INESC-ID)

14:50 – 15:40 SESSION 2 SECURE AND DEPENDABLE SOFTWARE INTENSIVE SYSTEMS

        Moderators: Luís Caires, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL)

        Freeing Programmers from the Shacklers of Sequentiality
        
Bruno Cabral, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCTUC)

        Agents of Change at Novabase: The Case of the Software Engineering Group 
        
João Pina, Novabase (MSE alumni)

        Certifying Distributed Software
        
Frank Pfenning, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

        The Big Duck is Moving: Challenges on Building Adaptive Software
        
Marco Vieira, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCTUC)

        INTERFACES and OutSystems: A Perspective on Academia-Industry Research Collaboration
        
António Melo, VP Engineering, OutSystems

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15:40-16:00 Coffee-break, Poster and Demo Session
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16:00 – 17:00 SESSION 3: SMART ENERGY SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS

        Moderator: Francisco Veloso, Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Carnegie Mellon University

        Smarter Grids
        
Luis Marcelino Ferreira, Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (IST/UTL)

        Macroscopic Behavior of a Microscopically Heterogeneous System
        
Rita Ferreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (alumni, Graduated in 2011 in Mathematics)

        Self-Organizing Power Management for Photo-Voltaic Power Plants
        
Vitor Grade Tavares, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP, INESC Porto)

        Trustworthy and Resilient Operations in a Network Environment
        
Marcelo Pasin, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL)

        Beyond Eco-feedback: Combining Art & Technology to Reduce Energy Consumption 
        
Valentina Nisi, Madeira ITI

        Peer Influence in Cell Phone Networks
        
Pedro Ferreira, Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (IST/UTL, CMU)


17:00- 17:45 CLOSING PANEL – HOW TO LEVERAGE INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IN TIMES OF CHANGE

        Marques dos Santos, Rector, Universidade do Porto
        João Sentieiro, President, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
        Pradeep Khosla, Dean, School of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University
        José M.F. Moura, Director at CMU, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program

About Lisbon: http://www.visitlisboa.com/Home_UK.aspx .

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If you are planning to attend this event we would like to recommend a hotel in the area:

Hotel Açores Lisboa
Av. Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, 3
1070 – 060 Lisboa
Single: 73€ / per night
Double: 82€ / per night
Breakfast is included.
All guests should make their own hotel reservations by September 28th using the following emails:
Vera Caseiro – vera.caseiro@bensaude.pt / Ana Rodrigues – ana.rodrigues@bensaude.pt
When making the reservation the guests should mention: Conferência Anual do Programa Carnegie Mellon Portugal
After September 28th, the availability and rates are subject to change.

Other hotels in the area of the Reitoria da Universidade Nova de Lisboa can be found here.