Symposium 2017

CMU Portugal Organizes Symposium on the Digital World

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The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program (CMU Portugal), funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), is promoting its annual event on June 27, 2017 under the theme "Building the fabric of our digital world”.

Taking place at Porto Business School (PBS), the symposium will showcase and discuss the key technological developments that are shaping the present and future digital world, in a dialogue with the Program’s community. The event will focus on topics such as robotics, sensors and advanced communications, data science, language technologies, and other relevant developments with applications in several key areas such as health, cities and industry, together with its impact on people, private and public organizations, public policies and society in general.

The event will be attended by representatives of the Portuguese higher education and research institutions and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), as well as the President of FCT, Paulo Ferrão, the University of Porto Rector, Sebastião Feyo de Azevedo, the Executive Director of Novabase Corporate, Rogério Carapuça, the Dean of the School of Engineering at CMU, James Garret, and the Vice Provost for CMU’s International Strategy and Programs, Jimmy Hsia, all members of the Program’s Board of Directors.

The presences of several professors, researchers, students and entrepreneurs are also confirmed, who will be presenting preliminary results of the work developed within the initiatives promoted by the Program.

The National Director of the CMU Portugal Program, João Claro, states that "the objective of the symposium is to start the debate on the great challenges and opportunities presented to our society in the construction of what is and what will be our digital world." The Director of the CMU Portugal Program at CMU, José Manuel Fonseca de Moura, points out that "this event will also allow us to show the positive contributions that the Program has given to this construction over the last few years."

The one-day symposium will include six panels, that in the morning will focus on "Building knowledge and talent" and "Building technologies and business", and the afternoon, on "Humans and machines", "Sensors and networks", "Our world dominated by data", and "Management and Public Policy". In parallel, there will be a demonstration of technologies developed in projects underway in the scope of the Program, and a poster presentation, with the main results of these projects.

Participation is free, but subject to prior registration at http://symposium2017.cmuportugal.org/.