International Winter School on Big Data

When: 26th – 30th of January, 2015

Where: Tarragona, Spain

Registration Deadline: 23rd of November, 2014


BigDat 2015 is a research training event for graduates and postgraduates in the first steps of their academic career. It aims at updating them about the most recent developments in the fast developing area of big data, which covers a large spectrum of current exciting research, development and innovation with an extraordinary potential for a huge impact on scientific discoveries, medicine, engineering, business models, and society itself. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.

All big data subareas will be displayed, namely: foundations, infrastructure, management, search and mining, security and privacy, and applications. Main challenges of analytics, management and storage of big data will be identified through 4 keynote lectures and and 22 six-hour courses, which will tackle the most lively and promising topics. The organizers believe outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction will be a main component of the event.


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Seminar on IMPACT in Horizon2020 Applications

Time: 27th of November, time TBA

Where: NLYSTH06, Nedre Lysthus, UiT


This is a seminar for people planning a coordinator application to the Horizon2020 program or researchers involved in writing Horizon2020-applications.


Overall, several proposal missed out because applicants failed to understand that Horizon 2020 is not business as usual. The Commission is very serious that research done in Horizon 2020 should not merely increase knowledge but have a real place in the market. In order to succeed in a call, the involvement of end users, a clear business plan for the results and other such activities should be included in the proposal.


Topics covered in the seminar:

  • Introduction to impact assessment and cost benefit analysis
  • Expected impact according to work programme-call text and how to cope with this
  • Methodologies to describe societal impacts with examples
  • Exploitation-dissemination of results as a mean to maximise impact
  • Award criteria and what the EU evaluators are looking at
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Summer School: The Computational Turn – Simulation in Science

When: 6th – 17th of July, 2015

Where: Vienna, Austria


Computational methods now play a central role in many areas of science and engineering ranging from astrophysics through the social sciences to the design and production of artifacts. Computational chemistry, computational biology, computational neuroscience, artificial life, artificial markets – the list is long and growing. Although not everything about these methods is revolutionary, they have nonetheless had a revolutionary impact of many aspects of our lives, from the way we design aircraft to trading in financial markets.


Specific Topics:

Computational approaches in natural and social sciences

Simulations and models: exploration, explanation and prediction

Computational models versus experimentation

Idealization and representation

Model validation and verification

Micro foundations in natural and social sciences

Social epistemology and network analysis

History of the computational turn

Challenges: replication, transparency


Epistemological consequences of the computational turn



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International Spring University on Ecosystem Services Modeling

When: 7th – 17th of April, 2015

Where: Bilbao, Spain

Registration deadline: 26th of December, 2014


The International Spring University on Ecosystem Services (ES) Modeling is the third edition of an annual 2-week intensive course that aims to build a new generation of actors, in research, policy and management, who can profitably use ecosystem services models to address and solve sustainability problems.



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TODOS Julebord/TODOS Christmas Party

TODOS Julebord/TODOS Christmas party (English Below)


Det er tid for Tromsø Doktorgradsstudenter (TODOS) julebord, og du er invitert! Julebordet er åpent for alle stipendiater ved UiT/UNN.


Når: 3. Desember, 18:00 – 22:00

Hvor: Gründer Cafe og Bar

Registrering innen: 25. November

Kleskode: Cocktail


Julebordet er en av årets mest populære arrangement og i fjor hadde vi venteliste. Derfor har vi i år valgt å flytte til et større lokale og julebordet vil bli holdt på Gründer Cafe og Bar. Vi har lokale for oss selv fra 18:00 – 22:00. Som i fjor: maten står vi for og drikke må dere kjøpe selv. På menyen er det tapas og vi har ordnet studentpriser i baren.


Vi har et tak på 80 deltakere og derfor er påmelding/registrering obligatorisk og foregår etter førstemann til mølla prinsippet.


Vennligst registrer deg ved å fylle ut linken under. Du vil motta en bekreftelse på e-post innen et par dager og en påminnelse før arrangementet.



Med vennlig julehilsen,

TODOS Styret





It is time for the annual Tromsø Doctoral Students (TODOS) Christmas party, and you are invited! The Christmas party is open to all PhD Candidates at UiT/UNN.


When: 3rd  of December 2014, 18:00 – 22:00.

Where: Gründer Café og Bar

Registration by: 25th of November, 2014

Dress Code: Cocktail


The Christmas party is one of the most popular events of the year and last year we had a waiting list. This year we have decided to move to a larger venue and the Christmas party will be at Gründer Café and Bar. We will have the place to ourselves from 18:00 – 22:00. Just like last year: the food is on us, the drinks are on you. We have delicious tapas on the menu and we get student prices in the bar.


The maximum number of participants is 80, which is why registration is mandatory and on a first come, first served basis.
Please register by filling out the form by following the link. You will receive a confirmation e-mail within a few days and a reminder before the event.



Best regards,

The TODOS Board

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