march 2012

Cari colleghi,

vi inoltro la newsletter della I-RAS.

Cordiali saluti,

Gianluca
www.i-ras.unicas.it

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INDICE

1. Applications to the 2nd Edition of our Master's @ UniNa are now open
2. Robotica Expo si svolgerà a Fieramilanocity dal 7 al 9 novembre in contemporanea con H.TE. Expo.
3. PhD course "Paradigmatic Models in Social Sciences"
4. AIRobots Summer School in ETH Zurich from 2nd July to 6th July 2012
5. call for papers: congresso IEEE SoSE 2012, Genova
6. Call I-RAS Young Author Best Paper Award 2012
7. materiale didattico

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1. Applications to the 2nd Edition of our Master's @ UniNa are now open!

All details and documentation needed to submit an application to the Master's degree course in Robotics and Intelligent Systems for the academic year 2011/2012 are available at http://www.unina.it/studentididattica/postlaurea/master/dettagli.jsp?con....
Please, refer to the call for applications in English at http://allegati.unina.it/postlaurea/master/2011_12/I_445_02_B_EN.pdf.

The deadline for submitting applications is set to 26 March 2012. Up to 25 students will be admitted by qualification and interview. Courses will be taught entirely in English and will start in May/June.

For further information, please refer to www.master-ris.unina.it, or contact Ms. Daniela Passariello <master-ris@unina.it> who is in charge of the Master's Secretariat. She will be glad to assist potential applicants for all logistics related to visa (for non-European citizens), accommodation and the like. Inexpensive college full-board lodge for foreign students is available.

Thanks very much in advance for your kind attention and all the best for now.

Bruno Siciliano
Master RIS Coordinator

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2. Robotica Expo si svolgerà a Fieramilanocity dal 7 al 9 novembre in contemporanea con H.TE. Expo.

Gentilissimi tutti,
per ottimizzare il caledario fieristico e dare alla manifestazione il maggior risalto possibile,  Robotica Expo si svolgerà a Fieramilanocity dal 7 al 9 novembre in contemporanea con H.TE. Expo.
Quindi un mese dopo rispetto alla data precedente.
Rimango a disposizione per ogni eventuale chiarimento.
Spero di sentirvi presto in merito alla vostra partecipazione alla conferenze di quest'anno e vi chiedo, cortesemente di prenderne nota nelle vostre agende.
Grazie
Cordiali saluti,
Federico Giurgola

Dott.Federico A. Giurgola
Conference Manager
Artenergy Publishing Srl
Via Antonio Gramsci 57 - 20032 Cormano (MI) - Italy
Tel. +39 02 66306866
Fax +39 02 66305510
e-mail: federico.giurgola@zeroemission.eu
Skype: artenergy.giurgola
www.zeroemission.eu

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3. PhD course "Paradigmatic Models in Social Sciences"

PARADIGMATIC MODELS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
May 8-10 2012, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione,
Politecnico di Milano

Co-organized by DEI - Politecnico di Milano and SICC - Italian Society for
Chaos and Complexity

This course is one of the PhD courses supplied by the PhD Program in
Information Technology at DEI, Politecnico di Milano.

The course is addressed to PhD students of the Politecnico di Milano, but
also to other PhD students and researchers working in various areas of
science and engineering interested in applying dynamical system theory to
social sciences.

AIM OF THE COURSE
So far, empirical studies based on experiments and data analysis have
dominated the scene in social sciences, while theoretical studies rooted in
mathematical models were only exceptions. However, the most recent
developments of the theory of dynamical systems, together with the
availability of related software, have deeply modified this attitude and
generated high expectations around mathematical models. The aim of this
course is to show how the scientific approach, traditionally followed in
physics and engineering, can be used to tackle social problems. The intent
is not to cover specific sectors of social sciences but rather to present
and discuss the power of the modelling approach through a series of
paradigmatic examples. The examples will be presented in a particular
chronological sequence that will the main issues of dynamical system theory
to be presented in a meaningful order: from bistability to catastrophes,
from stationary and cyclic to quasi-periodic and chaotic regimes, from the
spreading of successfull strategies to the formation of clusters in
networks.

STAFF
Renato Casagrandi, Department of Electronics and Information, Politecnico di Milano
Alessandro Colombo, Department of Electronics and Information, Politecnico di Milano
Fabio Dercole, Department of Electronics and Information, Politecnico di Milano
Carlo Piccardi, Department of Electronics and Information, Politecnico di Milano
Sergio Rinaldi, Department of Electronics and Information, Politecnico di Milano
Marten Scheffer, Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management group, Wageningen University
Karl Sigmund, Faculty for Mathematics, University of Vienna
Lucia Tajoli, Department of Management, Economics, and Industrial
Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

DETAILED PROGRAM

Tuesday, May 8
9:00 - 12:30     Dynamical systems and social sciences
         S. Rinaldi            Overview of nonlinear dynamics
         S. Rinaldi            Sexual intercourses in permanent couples
14:00 - 17:30     Catastrophes and warnings
         M. Scheffer         Brain, behavior, and social interactions
         M. Scheffer         Warinng signals

Wednesday, May 9
9:00 - 12:30     Emergence of ups and downs
         R. Casagrandi      Production in creative professions
         S. Rinaldi            Political corruption in democratic societies
14:00 - 17:30     Chaos and unpredictability
         F. Dercole           Unpredictability of love affairs
         A. Colombo         Dynamics of two-party democracies

Thursday, May 10
9:00 - 12:30     Evolutionary games
         K. Sigmund         Basic principles
         K. Sigmund         Evolution of cooperation in society
14:00 - 17:30     Complex networks
         C. Piccardi          Networks topology
         L. Tajoli              Evolution of the world

For information and application, please visit the course webpage:

http://www.pmss2012.dei.polimi.it/

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4. AIRobots Summer School in ETH Zurich from 2nd July to 6th July 2012

AIRobots Summer School at ETHZ
Date and Meeting Venue

July 2nd-6th, 2012, Zurich, Switzerland

Summary of Content
The objective is to give to Master and PhD students a full overview of the new topic of Aerial Service Robotics. These are Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that not only fly free in the air but also get in contact with the environment. In that way the UAV can perform practical tasks and become service robots.
The teaching goal will be achieved trough basic theory, presentation of case studies and exercises using a simulator.
The week is based on these 3 pillars and covers topics from UAV in free flight and contact.

    Basic theory: model and control; autonomous navigation; teleoperation.
    Presentation of case studies: EU projects, research projects, industrial application scenarios.
    Exercises using a simulator.

The basic theory and the exercises are linked. The required theoretical knowledge for the exercises will be part of the first block and the exercises with the simulator will give an example on the usage of the theory.

More informations can be found
http://www.roboticsschool.ethz.ch/

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5. call for papers: congresso IEEE SoSE 2012, Genova

IEEE SOSE 2012 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Cooperative and competitive distributed decision making for complex dynamic
systems
JULY 16-19, 2012 GENOA, ITALY
 
Il DIST, Dipartimento di Informatica Sistemistica e Telematica, in
collaborazione con la Facoltà di Ingegneria dell'Università di Genova,
annuncia il 7° Convegno Internazionale sui “Sistemi di Sistemi”– IEEE SoSE
2012.
Il tema della conferenza sarà: “SoSE in cooperative and competitive
distributed decision making for complex dynamic systems”.
Ricercatori ed esperti provenienti da ogni parte del mondo, si
confronteranno sugli sviluppi attuali e futuri in materia di ingegneria dei
sistemi di sistemi e le loro applicazioni in diversi campi, da quello
industriale, dei trasporti, della gestione del rischio ambientale, a quello
dell’energia, con particolare interesse per il tema delle smart grid. Ogni
articolo attinente a nuove teorie, metodologie e applicazioni nel campo dei
“Sistemi di Sistemi”, sarà benvenuto.

Le date da ricordare sono:
- Aprile 1, 2012 Scadenza per l’invio di abstract di 1500 parole
- Maggio 4, 2012 Accettazione abstract
- Giugno 1, 2012 Invio dell’articolo in forma definitiva
- Luglio 16-19, 2012 Congresso

Per informazioni e lettura del programma continuamente aggiornato si rimanda
al sito: www.sose2012.eu .

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6. Call I-RAS Young Author Best Paper Award 2012

Sul sito e' disponibile il bando per il premio I-RAS Young Author Best Paper Award 2012

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7. materiale didattico

Si ricorda che il sito, all'indirizzo:

/teaching

contiene il link al materiale didattico di interesse per questo chapter. Chiunque lo voglia puo' contribuire fornendoci il link al proprio repository. La RAS, inoltre, sponsorizza un'iniziativa analoga con materiale in lingua inglese:

http://roboticscourseware.org/