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    Artbotics event at ICT 2015 – Towards a Roadmap for Mathematics in the context of Dym-CS.

    October 22, 2015 • conference, meeting

    ! Mathematics ∩ ICT = ∅ : an artbotics extravaganza


    Topdrim presented the world’s first Artbotics-Mathematics Extravaganza session at the Lisbon ICT 2015 conference. The conference was organized by the European Commission and the Portuguese Science Foundation and comprised many parallel activities, including a conference on policy, networking sessions, H2020 thematic sessions and a startup forum.


    The Artbotics-Mathematics event was a networking opportunity aimed to increase the visibility of mathematics research as a fundamental pillar of future ICT calls. It was also an opportunity to discuss with fellow participants the need of establishing a roadmap for mathematics within the EU funding schemes and in particular in the context of the DyM-CS projects.

    The idea behind Artbotics is to capture the views of the audience by them waving greed cards (I agree) or red cards (I don’t agree). This audience participation is captured by machine vision systems and used for interaction with a robot artist influencing the way it creates dramatic animated displays. This was the world premier of a new Artbotics Project initiated by Topdrim and the Open University, aimed at engaging wide audiences for the dissemination of socially important new ideas in mathematics, science and ICT. This event targeted the European ICT community, while future events will be aimed at other audiences including policy makers, industry, students, and the general public. The underlying principle is engaging audiences to disseminate scientific ideas and their applications through a combination of interactivity, art, creativity and fun.




    Participants of the event involved Topdrim partners Jeffrey Johnson, David Sousa-Rodrigues, Armando Marino from The Open University and Emanuela Merelli from the University of Camerino. The Artbotics team also included Jorge Louçã from the Lisbon University Institute, and Mariana Louçã as the Robot.

    Over 60 participants took part of the Topdrim Summer School in Camerino

    July 30, 2015 • conference, summer school

    Topdrim organised a Summer School on “Understanding Complexity and Concurrency through topology of data” during the past month of July. The Summer School took place at the University of Camerino and was co-located with the 2nd EATCS young researcher School.

    The 35 students had the opportunity to engage with more than 15 professors, that are specialists in diverse fields including Topology, Computer Science and Mathematics.

    Besides the summer school, a two day conference on Topology Driven Methods for Complex Systems was held on July 18th and on July 22nd. This included keynote talks by Samson Abramsky from Oxford University, Seth Lloyd from MIT and Mario Rasetti from Topdrim partner ISI.

    More photos and information on the event are available from the Topdrim Summer School 2015 website.

    ECCS’14 Topdrim participation

    September 30, 2014 • conference


    This year’s European Conference on Complex System was highly successful for Topdrim. Different Topdrim partners work was accepted for talks, either in the main conference or in the satellite meetings. The following is a list of the talks given during the conference:

    Monday Sep 22

    Tuesday Sep 23

    Wednesday Sep 24

    Thursday Sep 25

    Friday Sep 26

    • Domenico Felice; Quantifying Networks Complexity from Information Geometry Viewpoint (ignite)
    • Jeff Johnson; Networks, Hypergraphs and Hypernetworks (talk)