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Research Seminar Series

We run a DIR Seminar Series where group members, visitors and guests present their work followed by lively discussions. The seminars are run every Friday at 10am in the Informatics Forum. The organiser of the series is Dr Rosa Filgueira Vicente.

We also list talks relevant to our work in the seminar series from the Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications (CISA), the Software Systems and Processes research group (SPP).

The OpenKnowledge project

presented by Paolo Besana
14th January 2011

Ecologically inspired agent networks

presented by Miguel Lurgi
3rd December 2010

Capability Transfer for Service Collaboration

presented by R. Alexander Milowski
19th November 2010

SINAPSE: eScience Activities Overview

presented by David Rodriguez Gonzalez
26th November 2010

eScience Infrastructure and the Changing Culture of Research: successes and lessons learned in Australia

e-Science Institute Public Lecture
Speaker: 
Bill Appelbe, Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing

Synopsis: Traditional research was driven by individual researchers and teams, their insights and inventions, and academic institutions were set up to foster this culture. Research infrastructure, such as instrumentation or computing, was acquired on a competitive grant basis and owned by the researchers. However, some research disciplines, such as Astronomy or High-Energy Physics, have for many years had an "infrastructure-driven" approach to research - what collaborative research can be done with access to the available infrastructure (such as the Hubbell Space Telescope or LHC).

Date and time: 
Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 11:30
Length: 
60 minutes
Location: 
Cramond

Visualisation and analysis of stochastic flow through large network diagrams of biological pathways

CISA Seminar Series
Speaker: 
Tom Freeman

Over the last few years we have been developing a graphical language, the modified Edinburgh Pathway Notation scheme (mEPN), with which to logically depict the biological interactions that together make up pathways (1-3). We have used this language to construct a number of large-scale pathways associated with immune signaling and effector systems and have been exploring ways to model the activity of these networks.

Date and time: 
Monday, 7 June, 2010 - 14:00
Length: 
60 minutes
Location: 
IF431
Research topics: 

Towards Improving Supply Chain Coordination through Agent-Based Simulation

CISA Seminar Series
Speaker: 
Areti Manataki

In the Digital Economy era it has been argued that “supply chains are the business”. However, we are far from the romantic vision of integrated supply chains, as it is difficult to understand the complex dynamics of Supply Chain Management (SCM). In this presentation, I will discuss an approach that uses agent technologies to simulate supply chain (SC) operation and re-configuration, with the vision of helping to improve overall SC performance and coordination. The suggested key innovation lies in the better explanation of simulation results and its attractiveness to SCM practitioners.

Date and time: 
Monday, 12 April, 2010 - 14:00
Length: 
45 minutes
Location: 
IF116

GeoScience meets Informatics

NeSC Research Seminar Series
Speaker: 
Ian Main, Mark Naylor and Andrew Bell

The agenda of this meeting will be flexible, the aim is to provide the informaticians with an understanding of the specific challenges in monitoring, analysis and modelling of experimental and seismological data.

Date and time: 
Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 11:00
Length: 
120 minutes
Location: 
IF116
Projects: 

Predicting the enzyme class of proteins from their InterPro domains

NeSC Research Seminar Series
Speaker: 
Luna De Ferrari

I will introduce my PhD work on simulating a human/automatic curation cycle, and understanding how knowledge quality improves or degrades when automatically derived facts are accepted into a wiki-style knowledge base.

Date and time: 
Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 15:30
Length: 
60 minutes
Location: 
IF302
Research topics: 

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