Science Cafe

The Science Cafe is the casual meeting place for discussions at fet11. The Science Cafe will be open during the whole conference and host inspiring ignite-style 20x20 presentations.

What are 20x20 presentations?
20x20 shows are stimulating, fun, and energy-packed presentations of 20 slides, each auto-advancing after 20 seconds. In all, presenters have 6 minutes and 40 seconds to tell the conference audience their ground-breaking idea related to any aspect of Future Information Science and Technology.

The call for contributions is closed.

Preliminary Programme

Wednesday 4 May 2011
14:00 - 14:45 Science Café with Josh Bongard
"Crowdsourcing Science(?)"
How can the wisdom of the crowd be harnessed to invigorate robotics research in particular, and 21st century science in general?
15:00 - 15:45 Science Café with Robert Madelin, Director General for Information Society and Media, European Commission
"What more should be done to empower Young Scientists in Europe?"
18.00 - 19.00 Ignite Talks: Your ideas for Future Information Science and Technology
(20x20 presentations - Session I)
  1. Michael Smyth: "UrbanIxD: An inter-disciplinary network"
  2. István Fehérvári: "Complexity on the workbench"
  3. Tatiana Ryabukha: "On Interplay Statistical Mechanics and Life Sciences in Globalization Perspective"
  4. Giovanni E Pazienza: "The Future of Computation"
  5. Cyril Velikanov: "Mass Online Deliberation: How to Make it a Reality?"
  6. Alan Winfield: "Can Robots teach us anything about Culture?"
  7. Laura Margheri: "The octopus: biomechanical measurements of a biological model for novel soft-robotics design principles"
Thursday 5 May 2011
10:45 - 11:30 Science Café with Artur Ekert
"Can information technology avoid quantum revolution?"
13:15 - 14:00 Science Café with Rodney Douglas
"Can technology mimic biological self-construction?"
15:45 - 16:30 Science Café with Claire Tomlin
"Humans and automation: how do we design automated systems that work well with people?"
17:30 - 19:00 Ignite Talks: Your ideas for Future Information Science and Technology
(20x20 presentations - Session II):
  1. Janos Perczel: "Invisibility Cloaking"
  2. Ozgur Akan: "There’s a Plenty of Room for Communication Networks at the Bottom!"
  3. Ignacio Llatser: "Graphene-based Wireless Communication Networks at the Nanoscale"
  4. Greet Bilsen: "Pervasive ICT: The quest for low energy and privacy"
  5. Andrea Vitaletti: "The 'dark side' of Green Computing"
  6. Virginia Dignum: "CoSA: next generation social cognitive, situational awareness to support decision making"
  7. Serge Kernbach: "Bio- and Chemo- Hybrid Robotics: a Way of Approaching Synthetic Life?"
  8. Pavel Kordik: "Collaborative Interactive Evolution in Knowledge Discovery"
  9. Robert Wechsler: "Music Through Movement - an Intuitive Expression Tool for Persons with Handicaps"
Friday 6 May
13:15 - 14:00 Science Café with Gabor Proszeky
"Between the lab and the start-up"

The Science Café is animated with the support of László Bacsárdi and and Lám István from Budapest University of Technology and Economics.