Spring 2013

05 – Enterprise Modeling: An exposé of frameworks, approaches and tools

Title: Enterprise Modeling: An exposé of frameworks, approaches and tools

Speaker: Anniken Karlsen, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Aalesund University College

Time: Friday 11 January 2013, 12:30-13:30

Place: Åse Auditorium

Seminar language: English

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Abstract

Anniken Karlsen har studert hvordan et utvalg av norske virksomheter har brukt virksomhetsmodellering i arbeidet med å forbedre sine IT-støttede forretningsprosesser. Virksomhetsmodellering er det å lage beskrivelser av hele eller deler av en virksomhet i form av for eksempel prosessflytdiagram. I avhandlingen beskriver Karlsen ulike måter å bruke virksomhetsmodellering på og ulike fordeler virksomhetene kan oppnå. Hun tar også for seg ulike barrierer som hindrer bruke av virsomhetsmodellering. Et hovedresultat er en forskningsmodell av modelleringspraksis. Anniken Karlsen arbeider ved Høgskolen i Ålesund. Hun er fra tidligere utdannet Dataingeniør fra Møre og Romsdal Ingeniørhøgskole, Master of Information Technology fra Universitetet i Aalborg, Danmark, og Siviløkonom fra Norges Handelshøyskole.

Note: The seminar will be held in English.

06 – Searazor – An inspection and maintenance robot

Speaker: Cong Liu, PhD candidate, Faculty of Maritime Technology and Operations, Aalesund University College, Norway

Time: Friday 8 February 2013, 13:00-14:00

Place: Sukkertoppen Auditorium

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Abstract

This project concerns research and development of a universal platform to perform inspection and maintenance on complex curvatures on ship hulls and underwater structures. The seminar includes an introduction of state-of-art underwater vehicles and climbing robots, the underwater vehicle proposed for this project, and current progress in design and simulation.

The seminar will focus on several key issues in the vehicle’s design, locomotion and control scheme. Questions, comments and suggestions are very welcome during the seminar!

07 – A practical experiment in information security using social engineering

Speaker: Dániel Váczi, bachelor student, Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary

Time: Friday 8 March 2013, 10:15-11:00

Place: G331

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Abstract

The experiment shows that the security we rely can easily be broken and that security really is more about attitude and how people act than firewalls and encrypted information.

08 – Fra smart grid til smarte regioner

Title: Fra smart grid til smarte regioner

Speaker: Harald Yndestad, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Aalesund University College

Time: Friday 5 April 2013, 12:30-13:30

Place: Sukkertoppen Auditorium

Seminar language: Norwegian

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Abstract

Prosjektet Smarte regioner — Optimalisering av offentlige tjenester er et RFF-finansiert forskningsprosjekt i samarbeid med Ålesund kommune, Statens vegvesen og Sunnmøre regionråd. Målet med prosjektet er å utvikle konsepter for Smart Grid i offentlige tjenester.

Foredraget vil ta for seg noen av de ideene som ligger til grunn for konseptet smart grid. Videre vil en komme inn på hvordan smart grid er i ferd med å danne grunnlaget for smarte hus, smarte offentlige tjenester, og smarte byer og regioner.

09 – Research on asteroids and the prevention of catastrophic events on Earth

Title: Research on asteroids and the prevention of catastrophic events on Earth

Speaker: Thais Mothé-Diniz, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Aalesund University College, and Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil

Time: Friday 24 May 2013, 12:30-13:30

Place: Sukkertoppen Auditorium

Seminar language: Norwegian

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Abstract

Mostly located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, asteroids are small, airless, rocky bodies, revolving around the Sun. They are too small to be called planets, but their physical and mineralogical properties are excellent indicators of conditions and evolution of the early Solar System. Some of them are located in other regions of the Solar System, like in Jupiter’s orbit, in the Lagrangian points of resonance L4 and L5, or beyond the orbit of the giant planets. Others, on the other hand, have orbits that might cross the inner planets, including the Earth.

This talk is intended to present an introduction on the study of asteroids, their properties, recent research, and to address the topic of the catastrophic events that might occur on the Earth. Finally, current prevention plans and the role of the scientific community will be discussed.

About the speaker

Prof. Thais Mothé-Diniz is currently a collaborator of Prof. Harald Yndestad at the Aalesund University College on the project “Borgund Fjord”, working on the risk analysis. She is Brazilian professor at the Rio de Janeiro Federal University since 2008. PhD in Astrophysics since 2002, she has so far 33 scientific papers published in referred international magazines. Her main focus of research has been the minor bodies of the Solar System, and their physical characterization through spectroscopic observations in the visible and near-infrared wavelength ranges. To do her research she has observed in different telescopes around the world, including one of the 8-m Gemini telescopes, in Chile. In the year 2008 she had the asteroid Mothediniz named after her for her contributions to the science in the asteroids field. Since 2007 Prof. Mothé-Diniz has been strongly involved with science outreach, and in 2012 she coordinated the first International Olympiad in a scientific field to happen in Brazil, the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics, with the participation of 28 countries of the world.

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