Agenda

Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2009 in Argentina
Wednesday, May 13 – Friday, May 15, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

All day

Arrival of International Attendees and Speakers

11:00–19:00

Welcome and Registration

16:00–19:00

LACCIR Joint Steering Committee Meeting (By invitation only)

20:00–22:00

Group Dinner

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 – Research Track

10:15–10:30

Welcoming Words
Sandra Yacheline – General Manager, Microsoft Argentina

10:30–11:30

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

“Data Intensive Research: The Fourth Paradigm”
Tony Hey – Corporate Vice President, External Research, Microsoft

Webcast: Welcome and Keynote Presentation by Tony Hey

11:30–12:00

Refreshment Break
(Transition time before the arrival of government authorities)

12:00–12:45

OPENING CEREMONY

Event Opening Presentations:

  • H.E. Daniel Scioli – Governor, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Tony Hey – Corporate Vice President, External Research, Microsoft
  • Sandra Yachelini – General Manager, Microsoft Argentina
  • H. E. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner – President, Argentina

12:45–13:15

Group Photo

13:15–14:30

Lunch

14:30–15:30

KEYNOTE PANEL SESSION

"Science, Technology and Innovation as drivers for social and economical development in Argentina and Latin America"

Panel Discussion Facilitator:
Daron Green– Senior Director, External Research, Microsoft
Panelist Speakers:

  • Alejandro Ceccatto– Vice Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation; Argentina (TBC)
  • Jorge Aliaga– Dean, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Flora Montealegre Painter– Chief, Division of Science and Technology, Inter American Development Bank, United States (TBC)
  • Clovis Baptista– Director of Science and Technology, Organization of American States, United States

Webcast: Opening Ceremony and Keynote Panel Session

15:30–16:30

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

“Innovation Policies in the Argentine Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation”
Lino Barañao, Ph.D – Minister of Science, Technology, and Productive Innovation; Argentina

Webcast: Keynote Presentation by Lino Barañao

16:30–17:00

Refreshment Break

17:00–18:00

RESEARCH TALK

“Computer Security: From Art to Science (and Back)”
Martin Abadi – Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Webcast: Computer Security: From Art to Science (and Back)

18:00–19:00

RESEARCH TALK

“Visualization Research at Microsoft”
George Robertson – Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Webcast: Visualization Research at Microsoft

21:00–21:30

Reception

21:30–23:00

Dinner/Show

Thursday, 14 May, 2009

9:00–13:30

PARALLEL TRACK SESSIONS

Research

Curriculum Innovation

e-Science

9:00–10:00

FAPESP-MSR Institute for ICT Research Institute Presentations

 

"E-Farms, a two-way road for small farms to the networked world"
Claudia Bauzer Medeiros – Professor, Institute of Computing, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

"JAM Session – A Descentralized Architecture for Specialized Virtual Worlds and the Web 3.0"
Flavio Soares Correa da Silva– Professor, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Webcast: FAPESP-MSR Institute for ICT Research Institute Presentations

"Introducing Computing with Personal Robots"

Keith O’Hara – PhD Candidate,School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States;
Affiliated also with the Institute for Personal Robots in Education
(IPRE)

Webcast: Introducing Computing With Personal Robots

"From Galaxies to Sensor Networks: Science in an Exponential World"
Alex Szalay – Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy and Department of Computer Science, John Hopkins University, United States

Webcast: From Galaxies to Sensor Networks: Science in an Exponential World

10:00–11:00

"New Tools for Enabling Collaborative Web Search"
Merrie Ringel Morris – Researcher, Microsoft Research

Webcast: New Tools for Enabling Collaborative Web Search

"The Gaming and Computer Science: A Successful Experiment"

John Nordlinger – Senior Research Program Manager, External Research, Microsoft

Webcast: The Gaming and Computer Science: A Successful Experiment

 

"Games and XNA in the RIT Game Design and Development Curriculum"

"The Health and Wellbeing Initiative in Microsoft External Research"
Daron Green – Senior Director, External Research, Microsoft

".NET-based Clients and Services in the Cancer Bioinformatics Grid (caBIG)"
Marty Humphrey – Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia, United States

Webcast: The Health and Wellbeing Initiative in Microsoft External Research; .NET-based Clients and Services in the Cancer Bioinformatics Grid (caBIG)

11:00–11:30

Refreshment Break

11:30–12:30

"Partial Behaviour Modelling of Software Intensive Systems"

Sebastian Uchitel – Assistant Professor, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Webcast: Partial Behaviour Modelling of Software Intensive Systems

"Active Learning Using Tablet PCs"
Joseph Tront – Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, United States

Webcast: Active Learning Using Tablet PCs

"Tools and Services for Data Intensive Research"

Roger Barga – Principal Architect, External Research, Microsoft;

Christophe Poulain – Senior Research Software Developer, External Research, Microsoft

Webcast: Tools and Services for Data Intensive Research

12:30–13:30

"Tools for Researchers: The Scholarly Communication Lifecycle"
Alex Wade – Senior Research Program Manager, External Research, Microsoft Research

Webcast: Tools for Researchers: The Scholarly Communication Lifecycle

 

"15 Years of Research in Technology for the Classroom

Miguel Nussbaum – Professor, Department of Computer Science, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile

Webcast: 15 Years of Research in Technology for the Classroom

"Enhance Astronomincal Research and Science Education with World Wide Telescope"

Yan Xu – Senior Research Program Manager;

Jonathan Fay – Principal Research Software Developer, External Research, Microsoft
“WWT and the Argentinean Virtual Observatory”
Guillermo Bosch – Researcher, School of Astronomy and Geophysics, University of La Plata, Argentina

Webcast: Enhance Astronomincal Research and Science Education with World Wide Telescope; WWT and the Argentinean Virtual Observatory

13:30–15:00

Lunch

15:00–16:00

RESEARCH TALK

"Ensuring Microsoft’s Future: An Overview of Microsoft Research”

Alex Acero – Research Area Manager, Microsoft Research

Webcast: Ensuring Microsoft's Future

16:00–17:00

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

“The Uses of Computers: What is Past is Merely Prologue”
Butler W. Lampson – Technical Fellow, Microsoft Research

Webcast: The Uses of Computers

17:00–18:00

Free Time

18:00–18.30

Assemble for Departure to the Social Event

18:30–23.00

Social Event and Dinner Show

Friday, 15 May, 2009– DemoFest and Closing Talks

8:30–11:30

DemoFest (Onsite Research Demos)

10:30–11.00

Refreshment Break

12:00–13:30

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION

Latin American and Caribbean Collaborative ICT Research Federation (LACCIR)

Topic Introduction:
Jaime Puente– Senior Research Program Manager, External Research, Microsoft Research

Presentation:

Principal Investigators (New Awarded Projects)

  • Javier Baliosian – Professor, Universiy of La Republica, Uruguay: "Domestic Environment Monitoring with Oportunistic Sensor Networks (DEMOS)"
  • Rosa Alarcon – Professor Department of Computer Science, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile: "TimeSaver Decentralized Virtual Words for the Provision and Integration of Public Services in Latin America"
  • Claudia Pons – Professor, National University of La Plata, Argentina: "Low Cost Computer Based System for Quality Evaluation and Preservation of Grains Stored in Polymer Bags"
  • Genoveva Vargas-Solar – Researcher, Department of Computer Science, University of Las Americas at Puebla, Mexico: "ECLOUDSS: Building E-government Clouds using Distributed Semantic Services"
  • Alvaro Soto – Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile: "A Real Time System Based on Computer Vision Techniques To Supervise and Allocate Cash Registers at Grocery Stores"

Webcast: Closing Plenary Session –  Latin American and Caribbean Collaborative ICT Research Federation

13:30–15:00

Farewell Lunch and Closing Ceremony

15:00

The Event Ends