Oleg Iliev

Email: oleg.iliev@itwm.fraunhofer.de
Address: Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics,
Department of Flows and Material Simulation
Fraunhofer-Platz. 1,
D-67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Homepage: http://www.itwm.fraunhofer.de/
Oleg Iliev received a PhD in Mathematics and Physics in 1987 from Moscow State University, Russia. In the moment he is Associate Professor in the Institute of Mathematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Senior Scientist in Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM), Adjunct Professor in Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M University, APL Professor in Faculty of Mathematics at TU Kaiserslautern, and Associate Director of SRI Center Numerical Porous Media, KAUST. Research interests of Prof. Iliev are mathematical modelling and numerical simulation of multiscale, multiphysics industrial, biomedical, and environmental processes and materials; complex applications in fluid dynamics; discretization methods for partial differential equations (PDEs) and numerical linear algebra (multigrid, domain decomposition, upscaling based preconditioners, etc.). Prof. Iliev is author or co-author of 25 book chapters and articles in peer reviewed proceedings, more than 50 articles in peer reviewed journals, and more than 40 articles in reviewed proceedings.
Invited talk: Pore scale modelling and simulation of flow and reactive transport on 3D CT images
Fibrous and sponge filtering media, as well as numerous other natural and technical porous media, usually have complex microstructures. In all applications, and in particular in filtration, the morphology of the filtering media influences its performance in one way or another. This is especially true for surface activated filtering media. Understanding the flow, transport and reaction/adsorption processes at the pore scale is important for explaining and interpreting the overall performance of such filtering media. In certain cases an effective media approach, which accounts for the membrane morphology in an average way (e.g., via porosity) can provide useful information. However, increasing the filtration efficiency needs a more detailed knowledge of the impact of the microstructure. Mathematical modelling and computer simulations are useful approaches, supporting researchers and manufacturers in their work on designing better filtering media and on selecting appropriate ones for a particular application. Here we present simulation results for sponge functionalized membranes and for surface activated fibrous web. The microstructures can come either from 3D computer tomography (CT), or can be generated with specialized software tools (e.g., GeoDict). Navier-Stokes equations are used to describe the flow; the solute/contaminant transport is described by a convection-diffusion equation with reactive boundary conditions. The surface adsorption/reaction is modelled with Henry or Langmuir isotherms. The developed algorithms and software are applicable to a broad class of scientific and industrial applications, where the morphology of the porous media has a significant impact on the studied flow and reactive transport.

John Domingue

Email: john.domingue@open.ac.uk
Address: Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
United Kingdom
Homepage: http://people.kmi.open.ac.uk/domingue/
Professor John Domingue is the Director of The Knowledge Media Institute at the Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. From early 2000s he has been working on how semantics can aid in the use, re-use and management of services as well as in service discovery and support the application development. The latter work focused on the use of Linked Data based vocabularies and tools to support service management and invocation. Recent work of Prof. Domingue has focused on two areas: the first is how large computational resources, usually reserved for elite researchers, can be transformed into educational resources available to anyone using a mobile or tablet device anytime/anyplace. The second is bridging the skills gap associated with Data Science and Big Data enhancing the EUs ability to realise the full potential for data driven innovation. In general Prof. Domingue is interested in how an educational data ecosystem can aid learners and educators across the whole learning and educational experience.
Invited talk: Data and Semantic Technologies for Education In a recent report McKinsey estimated that the impact of data-driven technologies on education in the US will be between $890 billion and $1.2 trillion over the next few years through a number of mechanisms. In this talk I will cover a number of data solutions we are creating within the Knowledge Media Institute at the Open University which will improve the educational experience for Open University students and also students across Europe. This work covers a number of European projects including the European Data Science Academy, which address the skills gap in Data Science and FORGE which is turning large Future Internet computational infrastructures into learning resources accessible via eBooks. I will also cover OU Analyse a learning analytics tool which has already been deployed to course teams representing over 40,000 OU students.

Ioannis Papamichail

Email: ipapa@dssl.tuc.gr
Address: School of Production Engineering and Management,
Technical University of Crete,
731 00 Chania, Greece.
Homepage: http://www.dssl.tuc.gr/docs/I.Papamichail_CV.pdf
Ioannis Papamichail received the Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Imperial College London, London, U.K. 2002. From 2004 to 2005, he was an Adjunct Lecturer with the Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory, Department of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, where he was a Lecturer from 2005 to 2009 and has been an Assistant Professor since 2009. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2010. He is the author and a coauthor of several technical papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. His main research interests include automatic control and optimization theory and applications to traffic and transportation systems. Dr. Papamichail is a member of the Editorial Board of the "Transportation Research Part C." Dr. Papamichail has received several scholarships for excellence in undergraduate studies and the 1998 Eugenides Foundation Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies. He is a recipient of the 2010 Transition to Practice Award from the IEEE Control Systems Society for the development and implementation of ramp metering algorithms, in particular at the Monash Freeway, Melbourne, Australia. He was a recipient of the TRA 2012 Best Paper Award.
Invited talk: Feedback-Based Integrated Motorway Traffic Flow Control Congestion on motorways is a serious problem of modern societies. It reduces the nominal capacity of the motorway infrastructure, with serious impact on travel times, traffic safety, fuel consumption and environmental pollution. Various traffic management measures have been proposed to alleviate traffic congestion but are known to face limitations. An integrated motorway traffic flow control concept is proposed in this presentation. It is based on the extension of an existing cascade feedback controller for mainstream traffic flow control with multiple bottlenecks. The new integrated controller remains simple yet efficient and suitable for field implementation. It enables the integration of ramp metering and variable speed limit actions, balancing the delays caused by the different actuators. The controller is evaluated using a validated macroscopic model.

Virginio Cantoni

Email: virginio.cantoni@unipv.it
Address: Department of Industrial Engineering and Computer
Science, University of Pavia,
Via A. Ferrata, 3
27100 Pavia, Italy
Homepage: http://vision.unipv.it/people/cantoni/index.html
Virginio Cantoni is a Full Professor of Computer Engineering in the University of Pavia, Italy. In the period 2000-2002 he has been the Director of the Interdepartment Center for Cognitive Science of Pavia University and in 2002-2008 he served as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering of Pavia University. As a dean, in 2007 he received the IBM Faculty Award: "a cash only award intended to recognize outstanding faculty and promote innovative, collaborative research in discipline of mutual interest". His research activity is concerned with pattern recognition and parallel architectures for image processing and computer vision. He is author or co-author of more than 270 Journal or Conference papers and book chapters and the editor or co-editor of 30 books and co-author of three books. Prof. Cantoni is a Fellow of the IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) and of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers). In 2000 he received a 'Certificate of Appreciation' from IEEE Computer Society for contribution to the development of computer architectures for machine perception in the Computer Society.
Invited talk: Interactive, tangible and multisensory technology for a cultural heritage exhibition: the Battle of Pavia New generation multimedia may have a great impact on the visit experience to an exhibition. This contribution focuses on the innovative use of interactive digital technologies in cultural heritage practices. An exhibition of "live" displays steered by visitors supports the creation of various content formats, smartly adapts the content delivered to the visitor, stimulates self-motivated learning, and leads to a memorable and effective experience. Multimodal interaction modalities have been developed for the exhibition "1525-2015. Pavia, the Battle, the Future. Nothing was the same again" - a satellite event of the Universal Exhibition in Milan (Expo 2015). The Computer Vision & Multimedia Lab of the University of Pavia, in the framework of a cooperation with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, within the European project "Advanced Computing for Innovation", has contributed to set up the exhibition, enriching an educational and experiential room with products and targeted applications. Visitors can observe and analyze seven ancient tapestries, illustrating different phases of the battle, through 3D reconstructions, virtual simulations, eye interaction and gesture navigation, along with transpositions of the tapestries into tactile images that enable their exploration by partially sighted and blind people. In the near future, we may assess the impact of this interactive experience. Due to the novelty of the approach, new insights can be potentially derived, e.g. about the effectiveness of each specific system component. For example, the analysis of eye tracking data can provide a wealth of information on the exhibit attractiveness and about the proposed interactive multimedia solutions. Under this scope, not only the exhibition success is important, but also the augmented learning experience in cultural heritage contexts