June 12-13, 2012, Hasso Plattner Institute

Pictures: (c) HPI


Monday 14th
10:00 HPI Tour (Each group is represented by one student, arranged by Stephan)
12:00 Mensa Lunch (Vouchers for 6 students arranged by Sabine)
13:30 Work Presentations* (e-mails to the participants and schedule by Rehab)
16:00 Walk in Potsdam (Stephan is The Guide:))
19:00 Dinner w.z. Prof. (Hundertwasserhaus Toscana Restaurant in Potsdam) -> Alex (Done!)

What is it?

Over the years the HPI Research School has been expanded to a state in which we are excited to welcome colleagues from University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, the Technion, Israel, and Nanjing University, China. In order to foster collaboration and information exchange, we organized a pre-symposium activity event, so that PhD students from HPI, UCT, Technion, and NJU will get to know each other both on the social and the academic levels.

The event includes a mix of a social event, poster session, and demo presentations. The poster session that dives into the research topics of the attending PhD students, will follow a more informal pattern: eating ice cream while exploring other people posters and explaining yours!

Please find below the agenda of our pre-symposium event. The agenda of the official symposium on Future Trends in Service-oriented Computing can be found here.


Monday, 11th of June 2012

18.00Welcome ReceptionHPI, gazebo behind the main building (or main building room H-E.51 if it's raining)

Tuesday, 12th of June 2012

9.00 - 10.00 Featured Talk: Jürgen Müller (EPIC chair at HPI)HPI main building, H-E.51
10.00 - 11.00Featured Talk: Dr. Hussein Suleman (UCT) - ICT4D: Advanced Technology for Innovative Solutions in AfricaHPI main building, H-E.51
11.00 - 12.00Featured Talk: Prof. SONG Fang-Min/Prof. WU Gang-Shan (University of Nanjing) - Several Key Problems and Hotspots in the Research of Massive Data ProcessingHPI main building, H-E.51
12.00 - 13.30Lunch BreakMensa
13.30 - 14.30Trip to BerlinSchlossbruecke Charlottenburg, Berlin
14.50 - 16.20Boat tourdestination: Jannowitzbruecke, Berlin
16.30 - 19.00SightseeingBerlin
19.00DinnerBrauhaus Mitte, Berlin

Wednesday, 13th of June 2012

09.20 - 10.00Featured Talk: Prof. Dr. Patrick Baudisch (head of HCI chair at HPI)HPI main building, 
H-E.51 and H-E.52
10.00 - 11.00Featured Talk: Dr. Martin von Löwis (OSM chair at HPI) - The Fontane ProjectHPI main building, 
H-E.51 and H-E.52
11.00 - 12.00Featured Talk: Shahar Kvatinsky (Technion)HPI main building, 
H-E.51 and H-E.52
12.00 - 13.30Lunch BreakMensa
13.30 - 16.30Ice Cream Poster Session
(see details below)
HPI building ABC, room B-2.1
18.00 - 20.45Dinner (Meeting Point: Cafeteria at HPI)Landhaus Söhnel
20.45 - …(optional) European Football Championship: Germany vs. NetherlandsHPI Lecture Hall

Poster Session

Instead of having talks by every member of each research school, we will have an ice cream poster session where you can chat with your fellow colleagues and introduce them your research while enjoying tasty ice cream. For this, please bring a poster summarizing your research activities and vision, preferably in size A1.

General Information

We will arrange hotel reservations for our guests from Cape Town, Haifa, and Nanjing. Please contact us if you do not have accommodation yet.

Please note that the opening of the new Berlin airport (BER) has been delayed, check with your airline whether you are landing in Tegel (TXL) or Schoenefeld (SXF).

We will have WelcomeCards for those of you staying for more than two days - these will act as free passes for public transport in Berlin and Potsdam for 5 days and will be handed out at the Welcome Reception.

If you have any questions regarding the pre-symposium event, please contact Johannes Lorey.

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