Belgrade Bioinformatics Conference 2016, Belgrade, Serbia, June 20-24th

The main purpose of the International Conference BelBI 2016 is to illuminate different aspects of bioinformation systems, from theoretical approaches to modeling different phenomena in life sciences, to information technologies necessary for analysis and understanding huge amount of data generated, to application of computer science and informatics in the domain of precision medicine, finding new remedies against debilitating diseases (like cancer and neurodegeneration) and drug development.

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Lecture by Prof. Federico Ferrini, Director at European Gravitational Observatory, 13th April 2016

The University of Belgrade cordially invites international students and academics to attend the Livestream Lecture at the University of Belgrade: “From Einstein's prediction to Gravitational Waves observation: a new window on the Universe”

The University of Belgrade is proud to host a lecture by Professor Federico Ferrini, Director at European Gravitational Observatory – EGO. Professor Ferrini will give lecture on recent groundbreaking discovery of gravitational waves, one of the most important finds of the 21st century.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016, at 13h.

A livestream of the lecture will be available at the following link:

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Dare to Do Mighty Things: Journey to Mars, Nagin Cox, 04.04.2016.

We are happy to announce that our distinguished guest from NASA/JPL Institute, Nagin Cox, is going to give a lecture: ”Dare to Do Mighty Things: Journey to Mars”.

Since the beginning of time, people have been entranced by the night sky and by our nearest planetary neighbor - Mars. Come hear the stories of NASA’s “Journey to Mars” from the early rovers to our newest rover on Mars - the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover. Curiosity landed on Mars spectacularly in August 2012 and has made astounding discoveries already. Robotic exploration is the first step in the longer term vision of international exploration of Mars by humans. Our exploration of Mars symbolizes all that humankind can do when we work together as a team.

Date and time: Monday, 4th April 2016. 15:00 h Place: RGF, room #733, IV floor, Studentski trg 16

Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade

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'GPU Computing', special session at INES2016, Budapest, Hungary

"GPU Computing", a special session at the 20th Jubilee IEEEInternational Conference on Intelligent Engineering Systems(LINDI2016), will be held at the Hotel Aquaworld Resort in Budapest, Hungary in June 30 to July 2, 2016.

The submission process of the conference is peer-reviewed, and the proceedings will be indexed in Scopus and the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

The list of already-registered papers:

Balázs Jákó: Hardware-Accelerated Ray Tracing in PowerVR GPUs

András Wirth, István Kiss, Balázs Kőszegi, Gábor Hesz: OpenCL and CUDA implementations of a Monte Carlo particle transport based SPECT reconstruction

Sándor Szénási, Imre Felde: Heat Transfer Simulation in GPUs

András Kovács, Fanni Molnár: 360 degree image stitching with GPU support

István Reguly: Sustainable and high performance scientific programming for heterogeneous architectures

Jeffrey Kelling, Geza Odor, Sibylle Gemming: Bit-Vectorized GPU

Implementation of a Stochastic Cellular Automaton Model for Surface Growth Gabor Kertesz, Zoltan Vamossy: Parallelization Methods of the Calculation of Image Projections

Tamás Varga, Sándor Szénási: Development and Implementation of Linked List Providing Data Parallel Access with GPGPU

The conference deadline for full paper submission is April 4; however, participants of this new special session have an extended deadline of April 25.

If you are interested, please contact me to join the “GPU Computing” session.

See you in Budapest!

Sándor Szénási, Ph.D.
Associate Professor/Head of GPU Education Center John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics Óbuda University,
Budapest, Hungary
NVIDIA GPU Education Center (a.k.a. the CUDA Teaching Center) of Óbuda University

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National School for Statistics and Data Analysis in France (ENSAI)

ENSAI - National School for Statistics and Information opens the recruitment for Master of Science in Big Data program.

The demand for skills in the field of high-dimensional data processing, otherwise known as Big Data, is increasing dramatically worldwide, yet academic programs for this are still quite rare. The Master of Science in Big Data offered by ENSAI meets the very important need among corporations and organizations... M.Sc. Big Data (

The Master of Science in Big Data offered by ENSAI meets the very important need among corporations and organizations of all kinds for graduate-level training nearly non-existent in academic offerings on the French, European, and even international scale.

Big Data

MBD recruitment

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Third ICT Security CONFERENCE, May 19 - 20, 2016

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and collaborative with every coming year. According to the latest research, companies will spend at least 50% of the IT budget for the improvement of the corporate network security and malware protection systems. Adequate backup solution is necessary for full data protection, too.

The sophisticated IT security system is very important for known and new concepts like cloud, MDM (Mobile Device Management), IoT (Internet of Things), BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) etc.

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Seminar on Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, 23.02.2016.

Next meeting: Tuesday, 23rd February 2016.

Place: 301f Mathematical Institute of SASA

Time: 14:15h

Lecturer: Ilija Antović, Faculty of Organisational Sciences


Abstract: The design and implementation of user interfaces are two of the most effort and time consuming activities of the software development process. The lecture will address the automation of the process of designing and implementing user interfaces. The automation is based on the identified connections between software requirements, particularly use cases, and the resulting user interface of the application, taking into account the characteristics of the targeted implementation technologies and application types. We will also discuss the principles and characteristics which should be an integral part of the tool for automation of user interfaces development, that are all implemented in SilabUI approach.

Keywords: user interface, requirements engineering, use case, code generator, meta-model, user interface template, business applications, user interface generator

Seminar on Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, SASA

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Belgrade Bioinformatics Conference 2016

The main purpose of the International Conference BelBI 2016 is to illuminate different aspects of bioinformation systems, from theoretical approaches to modeling different phenomena in life sciences, to information technologies necessary for analysis and understanding huge amount of data generated, to application of computer science and informatics in the domain of precision medicine, finding new remedies against debilitating diseases (like cancer and neurodegeneration) and drug development.

The conference is planned to focus on three main research fields including (but not limited to) the following topics:

Theoretical Approaches to BioInformation Systems :

structure and function of DNA, RNA and proteins
gene expression and the genetic code
neurons and cognition
biological networks

Bioinformatics and Data Mining for OMICs Data :

Data mining methods, algorithms, and applications in life sciences and precision medicine
Big data and data science
Data analytics, pattern recognition and machine learning in data analysis
Software and tools in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, etc.
Sequence analysis
Predictive Models for OMICs data
Bioinformatics databases and algorithms

Biomedical Informatics will focus on information applied to or studied in the context of biomedicine:

Translational Bioinformatics
Disease Models & Epidemiology
Predictive Modeling and Analytics in Healthcare
Biomedical Imaging and Data Visualization
Biomedical/Health database integration and management
Biomedical data/text mining

This is the first BelBI conference, intended to be biannual. It grew out of the communities of previous conferences, Data Mining in Bioinformatics (DMBI) held in 2012, and the Theoretical Approaches to Bioinformation Systems (TABIS) conference, held in 2013 in Belgrade, and is organized by the Bioinformatics group from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mathematics, in cooperation with several other institutions from Belgrade (Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Institute for General and Physical Chemistry, Institute for Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Institute for Nuclear Sciences Vinca, Institute for Medical Research, Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković” and Mathematical Institute of Serbian Academy of Science and Arts).

Belgrade Bioinformatics Conference 2016

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Thesis Defense, Аttia Mostafa, 17th Nov 2015

Аttia Mostafa will present his Thesis "Qualitative behavior and exact travelling Nonlinear wave solutions of the kdv Equation" at a public Thesis Defense onTuesday, 17th Nov, 15:30, Rlab, 4th floor.

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Opening of Exhibition ART(O)PHYSICS Monday, 20 July 2015, 18:00

We are happy to invite you to attend the opening of Exhibition "ART(O)PHYSICS" Monday, 20 July 2015, 18:00.

Gallery of Science and Technology SASA (entrance from Djura Jaksic street)
Exhibition period: July 20 - July 31, 2015.

Authors: Christian Obermeier and Saša Topić, students of astrophysics
Music: Pavle Popov, guitarist, bassist and composer from Belgrade, Faculty of Music in Belgrade
Author of the exhibition: Vanja Šarković, a student of astrophysics

Did you ever wonder how Paris would look like in infrared? Or how to turn a droplet of water into a world of vibrant colour? The art exposition under the title “ART(o)Physics” created by students of astrophysics has a unique goal - to bring forth a new, aesthetically pleasing, view of science to the spotlight of the Belgrade artworld. Due to the fact that all of the authors have a scientific background they were able to develop novel photography techniques and approach everyday things in a different manner - reminding us all that beauty can be seen under a different light.

The two main themes of the exhibition at hand are infrared images and macro-photography of light phenomena. This exhibition is a part of International Year of Light. The exhibition has been supported by the Faculty of Mathe-matics, SASA, Bank of Knowledge, Gecko Solutions, Center for Science Promotion and Aigo BS d.o.o.

Visitors will have a chance to enjoy in ambient music composed for the occasion by Pavle Popov and to be photographed by IR camera.
During this exhibition (20 July - 31 July 2015) the Gallery is open for free visits from Monday to Friday from 12 to 20 hours. On Saturdays and Sundays Gallery is closed.

Christian Obermeier is a PhD student studying astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute of Extra-terrestrial Physics in Garching, his research topic regards the discoveries of exoplanets (planets outside the solar system) and while doing his research he traveled to some remarkable locations. These trips inspired him to explore one of this passions - photography, back in 2008. Observations in astronomy are made in different parts of the spectrum, but cameras that record electromagnetic waves other than visible light are always pointed toward the heavens. Christian wondered - what would the world around look like in other parts of the spectrum? After adapting his camera to capture the near-infrared light he began experimenting and successfully developed a completely new technique of hybrid photography. Hybrid photos are created by taking the same image in visual and infrared and using the information on the colors and tones captured with an ordinary camera and shadows, and  contours/depth of field from the infrared photograph.

Sasa Topic is an undergraduate student of astrophysics at the Faculty of Mathematics in Belgrade and he has a deep interest in the construction of observational instruments - such as spectrographs. Apart from the manufacturing of observational instruments used in astronomy he also deals with other  aspects of engineering - and the combination of these interests with curiosity to explore the world of phenomena is what inspires his work. For this exhibition we have selected from his wide range of interests and research in the field of photography works from featuring macroscopy and spectroscopy techniques. One of the reasons why such artworks were chosen is because they all portray well the connection between abstract concepts that are present both in scientific thoughts and in artistic creations. His creativity is also reflected in his the ability to arrange the elements available to him and create optical systems within which the conditions for photography in a desired manner are met.

Pavle Popov is a composer and a guitar and contrabass player from Belgrade. His music career started during his teenage years when he played guitar in a punk/rock band “Sve ili ništa” - where he recorded two albums and had over five hundred performances in Serbia and UK. He finished the “Stankovic” Music School in Belgrade in departments for jazz guitar, contrabass and music theory. Currently, he is in the final year of his studies of theoretical music (FMU, Belgrade) and contrabass (FILUM, Kragujevac). Alongside his regular performances he is devoted to composing music for film and multimedia performances. Among the many concerts and performances, the most prominent were orchestra in C (written for a group of over 20 performers), the composition created as a collaboration with the composer Miroslav Miša Savić; “U susret kraju sveta” - a performance is designed in the form of action painting; “Years” - a collaboration with the artist Ema Ema Ema, performed at the MFRU festival in Maribor; Daydreaming Piano - the festival of contemporary music Lasciar vibrare, ect.

Vanja Šarković is currently an undergraduate student at the Faculty of Mathematics in Belgrade, studying astronomy and astrophysics. She is researching evolution of galaxies and their models - her interest in this topic sparked during a summer internship in 2014 at the Max Planck Institute of Astronomy in Heidelberg. Alongside her commitment to astrophysics research, she is also devoted to educating the younger - she created and organized three Schools of Astronomy - these schools feature
educational curriculums designed for high-school students and are rich in lectures, workshops and visits to astronomically-relevant sights near Belgrade. These courses are taught mainly by astronomy students. Seeing that such astronomy outreach events only attract individuals that have already recognized science as something close to their hearts, she took it upon herself to organize this exhibition and in doing so endear science to lovers of art and vice versa.

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