2018 Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award from the European Artificial Intelligence Association awarded to Javier Segovia

The 2018 Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award sponsored by EurAI, the European Artificial Intelligence Association has been awarded to Javier Segovia Aguas, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain for his thesis: Program Synthesis for Generalized Planning (available at UPF e-repository) under the supervision of Anders Jonsson (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain).
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Launching the industrial training program of the Music Technology Group

This new program offers the opportunity for companies to shape the education of the Master in Sound and Music Computing by incorporating their technological needs in the work to be done by the students
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Best paper award at the Student Workshop in RANLP2019 for Kim Cheng Sheang (NLP group)

The sixth edition of the workshop which was held during the main RANLP 2019 conference days on 2-4 September 2019. The conference and the workshop will take again place at the Black Sea city of Varna, Bulgaria. The presented work is "Multilingual Complex Word Identification: Convolutional Neural Networks with Morphological and Linguistic Features"
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DTIC-UPF workshops at the next Maker Faire Barcelona 2019

Fighting risks at social networks. Algorithms and biases (Research Group on Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education, COURAGE project) and How technology and music can improve learning performance (Music Technology Group & Interactive & Distributed Technologies for Education Group, TROMPA project), participation of DTIC-UPF in next Maker Faire Barcelona
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Pablo Accuosto receives the Best Paper Award at ACL ArgMining 2019

Pablo Accuosto has received the Best Paper Award sponsored by IBM in the 6th ACL Workshop on Argument Mining for the work Accuosto P, Saggion H. Transferring knowledge from discourse to arguments: A case study with scientific abstracts. 6th ACL Workshop on Argument Mining
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Music learning tunes in to the wisdom of sports methodologies

The EU-funded TELMI project developed a complementary alternative based on interactive software. Essentially, the software tracks and visually represents the students’ movements, while also monitoring the sound, in both cases giving immediate feedback.
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2nd Fetal Cardiac Function Symposium – October 8th at DTIC-UPF

The 2nd Fetal Cardiac Function Symposium will be organized in Barcelona (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) on Tuesday October 8th, 2019. It will address the latest imaging and image analysis approaches towards assessing and understanding cardiac function during fetal life. This will include a detailed discussion on the relation between cardiac (micro-) structure and function and the influence of...
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14th European Echocardiography Course - October 9th - 12th at DTIC-UPF

The 14th European Echocardiography Course on Congenital Heart Disease will be organised in Barcelona (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), from Wednesday October 9th to Saturday October 12th, 2019. This course is aimed for pediatricians and cardiologists as well as sonographers with interest in congenital heart diseases by providing an extensive overview on Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease.
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Videos from the HUMAINT workshop on the impact of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare available

The videos from the workshop on the impact of artificial intelligence in healthcare held at DIC-UPF on July 5th are now available
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“Education for Transformation”, collaboration with the TIDE research group with UNESCOCAT

On 11 July, the Escola Virolai school in Barcelona held the presentation of the project that includes the development of a quality framework for Project-Based Learning focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals with the use of the ILDE platform
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"Single-Camera Basketball Tracker through Pose and Semantic Feature Fusion", best paper award at the International Conference on AI in Sports

"Single-Camera Basketball Tracker through Pose and Semantic Feature Fusion" by Adria Arbués-Sangüesa, Coloma Ballester and Gloria Haro receives the best paper award at he International Conference on AI in Sports ICAIS 2019
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DTIC Beach Volleyball Championship 2019 - Award ceremony and closing party on Friday 19

A closing party will take place this Friday at 19:00 in Plaça Gutenberg.
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Consequential ranking algorithms to improve online services

The result of a methodology developed in a study involving Vicenç Gómez, a researcher in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning research group of the DTIC, together with the Max Planck Institute presented at the International Workshop on Misinformation, Computational Fact-Checking and Credible Web, 14 May, San Francisco (USA); and at the Alan Turing Institute, 3 & 4 June in London (UK).
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The Music Technology Group is co-organizing the Sónar Innovation Challenge, the professional section of the festival

As part of Sónar+D, from 17 to 19 July, the Sónar Innovation Challenge is being held in Barcelona, coordinated by the Music Technology research group of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, which has just celebrated its 25th anniversary
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Videos of the Barcelona Music Technology Forum

The program of the BCN Music Tech Forum captures 25 years of history of the Music Technology Group and shows our future potential. We heard the personal and professional stories of more than 50 ex-MTGers coming from different parts of the world, and we presented the current research at the MTG. It was a gathering to interact and learn from each other.
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Call For Papers: 8th Clinical Image-based Procedures Workshop (CLIP 2019)

CLIP 2019 provides a forum for work centered on specific clinical applications, including techniques and procedures based on comprehensive clinical image and other data. Submissions related to applications already in use and evaluated by clinical users are particularly encouraged. We explicitly welcome novel techniques and applications that are looking at combining image analysis with clinical...
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Best PhD thesis award to Francesco Barbieri by the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing

Francesco Barbierí's thesis "Machine Learning Methods for Understanding Social Media Communication: Modeling Irony and Emojis" has obtained the best thesis award from the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing 2019
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Giovanni Geraci, “La Caixa” Junior Leader Fellow, 2018 Outstanding Young Researcher by the IEEE ComSoc

The researcher with the WiCom Research Group has received the award for his promising research for the benefit of society. The award ceremony was held on 21 May, during the IEEE International Conference on Communications, held in Shanghai (China) from 20 to 24 May. The "la Caixa" Junior Leader Fellowships allow María de Maeztu and Severo Ochoa centers to attract international talent.
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A mechanical model of the heart that is effective, more versatile and more economical – results from industrial PhD program CardiofunXion with Philips

This method is explained in an article published on 3 June in Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology with Èric Lluch as first author and Bart Bijnens, Jérôme Noailly and Oscar Camara, researchers from the BCN MedTech Research Unit, with researchers from Medisys Philips Research in Suresnes (France) and INRIA, Université Côte d’Azur, Sophia Antipolis (France) as co-authors.
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Can algorithms effectively predict if a young person will reoffend? - Best ICAIL19 paper award

This is the field of study of a paper by Carlos Castillo, director of the Web Science and Social Computation research group and Emilia Gómez, a researcher at UPF and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) together with other members of the JRC, which is to be presented at the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL ’19), from 17 to 21 June in...
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