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10th International Workshop on Machine Learning and Music - Call for Papers

Machine learning holds great potential for enhancing music learning. For MML2017, in addition to general topics in music and machine learning, we warmly welcome contributions describing applications of machine learning for technology-enhanced music learning.
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Talk and interview to Rafael Pous, Data Science & Strategy Lectures, Haas Business School, Berkeley

Rafael Pous gave a talk titled "the Internet of Things in the Retail Store" at the Data Science & Strategy Lecture Series of the Berkeley Haas Business School. Below you can also find an interview made with Prof. La Blanc.
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2nd NEUBIAS Training Schools and Taggathon on Biomage Analysis

NEUBIAS, the Network of European BioImage Analysts (www.neubias.org), is delighted to announce two new Training Schools on BioImage Analysis: Early Career Investigators (life scientists) Facility staff (imaging & analysis staff) These schools are the follow-up of the 1st training workshops and taggathon held at UPF last year. The focus of training will be on construction and...
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2nd International Workshop on Data Science for Internet of Things

The 2nd International Workshop on Data Science for Internet of Thinkgs will take place in Orlando, USA, on October 22nd. Check all details on content and paper submission at https://ds-iot.org . The workshop is sponsored by Semantix and the María de Maeztu Strategic Research Program, in the context of the project Wireless Networking through Learning: Searching for Optimality in Highly-dynamic...
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2nd Barcelona Virtual Physiological Human Summer School, May 22-26

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and the Virtual Physiological Human Institute (VPHI) are pleased to announce the 2nd Barcelona VPH Summer School. The summer school is supported by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Cardiofuxion and officially endorsed by the European society of Biomechanics (ESB). It is intended for young (mainly technical) researchers in the field of computational modelling in...
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2017 European School of Information Theory, 08-11 May 2017

The European School of Information Theory (ESIT) is an annual educational event, organized by the IEEE Information Theory Society, for graduate students from institutes throughout Europe and beyond. The objective of the school is to provide the students with the opportunity (i) to learn from distinguished lecturers by attending long-format tutorials, (ii) to present their own work to obtain...
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CfP Patch-based techniques for medical imaging (PatchMI) workshop at MICCAI 2017

The main aim of this workshop is to help advance the scientific research within the broad field of patch-based processing in medical imaging. This workshop will focus on major trends and challenges in this area, and it presents work aimed to identify new cutting-edge techniques and their use in medical imaging. We hope the workshop to become a new platform for translating research from bench to...
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Assessment of the first year

This month we had the open presentation and assessment of progress of several of the projects taking part in the program. Below the links for all projects (their page description include at the bottom of the page a link to associated results) and the slides used.
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Launch of the Metadecidim Lab seminar series to promote participatory democracy

The researchers involved in the project Understanding and Improving Social Interactions in Online Participation Platforms in cooperation with Tecnopolítica (IN3-UOC), take part in the seminar series Metadecidim Lab, launched by the Barcelona City Council in the context of the development and deployment of the Decidim platform.
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Challenge: Focused Musical NE Recognition and Linking in next European Semantic Web Conference - Open Knowledge Extraction Challenge

In the context of the project Music Meets Natural Language Processing, Sergio Oramas and Luis Espinosa are launching a challenge at the Open Knowledge Extraction Challenge 2017 organised in the context of the 17th European Semantic Web Conference (ESW17, May 28th-June 1st, Portoroz, Slovenia). Extended deadline until March 17th. Check all details here, some excerpts copied below.
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Opening Science to Open Innovation

The María de Maeztu Strategic Research Program aims at contributing to bidirectional transfer models aligned with the Open Science and Open Innovation movements. If we want to facilitate the conversion of research results into economic value, innovation ecosystems should be created by integrating all relevant stakeholders. A call to identify additional potential candidates and work on their...
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How are decisions taken on decidim.barcelona?, is the project that has received one of the awards for Democratic Quality 2017

The project, led by Vicenç Gómez Cerdà, a Marie Curie researcher of the research group on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at UPF, aims to develop computational and statistical methods to extract knowledge and model the volume of data collected on the platform during this first period.
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Celebrating the International Day of Girls and Women in Science with Wisibilízalas

Saturday 11th was the celebration of the international day of girls and women in science, with around 300 events in Spain. We joined with a celebration that included workshops and the award ceremony of the Wisibilízalas contest.
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The Educator Experience - FutureLearn Workshop

In the context of the Education Data Science project, UPF hosted the FutureLearn Academic Network meeting, themed “The Educator Experience”, here at UPF successfully on 27th, January,2017.
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CfP, Special issue on “Connecting Learning Design and Learning Analytics”

Special issue on “Connecting Learning Design and Learning Analytics” to be published at the Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
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Freesound, the 2016 year in numbers

Freesound has consolidated as a leading sound sharing site since its creation in 2005 by the Music Technology Group. With over 6.2 millions registered users worldwide and over 150 million page views during the year, it ranks among the top 5000 webs in the USA on any topic.
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The María de Maeztu Strategic Research Program - report of the first year

The María de Maeztu Strategic Research Program on data-driven knowledge extraction at DTIC-UPF contributes to the overall strategic plan of boosting synergistic research initiatives across our different research areas. The program executes four actions aimed at strengthening the excellence and impact of our research, with a potential transformative effect at the level of the department that...
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New Degree in Mathematical Engineering in Data Science

The new degree on Mathematical Engineering in Data Science from the Pompeu Fabra University is designed for talented mathematicians who are interested in pursuing sophisticated theory relevant to modern application domains requiring large-scale data analysis, and represents the educational side of the data-driven strategic research program.
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Filling the gender gap in Wikipedia on #WikipediaDay

Wikipedia shows worrying gender biases, as shown by a number of studies. On January 17th, we will join the celebration of the #WikipediaDay with a Gender & Wikipedia event, where participants will get to know further results in research and will have the chance to take direct action to contribute to fill this gender gap with a wikimarathon organised by ViquidonesUPF (no previous knowledge is...
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Technology and Music: collaboration with Radio Clasica

Since October 2016 Emilia Gómez has started a collaboration with Radio Clásica, the channel in the national public radio devoted to classic music. Emilia will take part in the program Longitud de Onda monthly (every first wednesday), to explain current advances in different topics associated to music and technology. Longitud de Onda merges music, science and technology in a rather unique and...
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