||Seasonal School on "Signal Processing for Interactive and Cognitive Environments" (SP-ICE)
The Summer School on Signal Processing for Interactive and Cognitive Environments (SP-ICE) is the second edition of the Summer Schools series related with the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate on Interactive and Cognitive Environments (EMJD-ICE http://www.icephd.org) and can be considered as an ideal prosecution of the first edition that was organized by the Alpen-Adria Universität in Klagenfurt (AT) and technically co-sponsored by IEEE via the Seasonal Schools in Signal Processing (S3P) initiative.
Main topics of the Summer School activities are machine learning, cryptography, video-processing including tracking and detection, ambient assisted living, facial biometrics, emotion recognition, serious gaming, distributed consensus, bio-inspired systems, human interactions recognition.
The Summer School will propose three different types of lectures: 1) standard lectures will propose novel signal processing algorithms and techniques as enablers for ICE; 2) application lectures will present state-of-the-art interactive and cognitive systems, describing how ICE concepts can be applied in real scenarios; 3) hands-on lectures will demonstrate how to design and implement simple interactive and cognitive modules from scratch.
Several activities will be organized for a deep involvement of the students in the Summer School activities: 1) a full day will be dedicated to the presentation and exhibition of students research activities; 2) starting from the first day of the School, the attendants will be divided into groups and asked to carry out a (simple!) ICE related research activity to be described and discussed during the final Students Panel discussion; 3) a visit to a nearby Research Center will be organized for Summer School participants.
Students are encouraged to submit to the organizing committee a short paper describing current research in Interactive and Cognitive Environment. All the participating students will have the opportunity to describe their contributions to the Summer School participants.
||Joint Doctoral Programme in Interactive and Cognitive Environments
The programme has three major focuses, that will be iteratively pursued during the whole progress of the candidate’s track. The former concerns the acquisition and the formalization of knowledge in specific advanced domains, achieved through lectures and seminars. The second aims at keeping PhD students in strict touch with leading research groups that have proven experiences in research activities in basic disciplines necessary for the PhD course in the five partner universities. The latter involves actual industry/academy joint research activities on projects in cooperation with leading ICT companies, typically under international institutional umbrellas, such as the European Research Frameworks.