organized by Susanna Pelagatti, Stefano Chessa, Alexander Kocian.
The series of seminars covers technologies for the assistance and support of the elderly or disabled in the home and workplace, and is inspired in particular to the program Research on Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) promoted in Europe.
Assistive technologies, and among them those of the AAL, affecting various aspects ranging from the creation of hardware devices, management of sensors and actuators, analysis of the data for determining the user's context, realization of software platforms for services etc.
The series of seminars will be introduced by two seminars that will present the problem in general and the platform for the development of AAL applications and a seminar that will present the application to specific problems.
The expected date of the beginning of the seminars is January 22, and will provide seminars weekly, every Thursday at 11.
Lipschitz global optimization
organized by Yaroslav D. Sergeyev, Ph.D., D.Sc., D.H.C.
Global optimization is a thriving branch of applied mathematics and an extensive literature is dedicated to it (see e.g., [1–24]). In this lecture, the global optimization problem of a multidimensional function satisfying the Lipschitz condition over a hyperinterval with an unknown Lipschitz constant is considered. It is supposed that the objective function can be “black box”, multiextremal, and non-differentiable. It is also assumed that evaluation of the objective function at a point is a time-consuming operation. Many algorithms for solving this problem have been discussed in literature. They can be distinguished, for example, by the way of obtaining information about the Lipschitz constant and by the strategy of exploration of the search domain. Different exploration techniques based on various adaptive partition strategies are analyzed.
This series of seminars aims at introducing some of the main aspects in service-based, cloud-based and fog computing by covering both modelling and analysis aspects (e.g., app deployment, management, QoS prediction) and implementation aspects (e.g., Docker, microservices, DevOps practices). The seminars will also illustrate some of the ongoing research carried on by the SoCC research group, and they will point to some open problems on which the possible cooperation of seminar attendees is welcome.