Helena is a member of the jury the Barcelona Open Data Challenge organized by the Open Data BCN. The Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge is a test project from the Ajuntament de Barcelona, thought to promote the use of the open data available in the Open Data BCN portal through a contest. It aims for the 3rd and 4th courses of ESO from the public centres in the city of Barcelona through the teachers and sums up to the learning based in projects. The contest includes teacher’s formation and a final public act with the presentation of each project. This test project aims to situate Barcelona as a leader in the introduction of the knowledge of open data in the educational scope.
In collaboration with the Barcelona Graduate School of mathematics (BGSMath) and the Business Analytics research Group (BARG), Helena, together with other colleagues, is participating in three different events:
- International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2018. Jesica de Armas and Helena Ramalhinho are organizing a challenge for high school female teenagers to motivate then to study mathematics. The challenge is to plan the delivery of internet order using mathematics! See VIDEO https://youtu.be/
- Math for Industry 4.0. “Maths for Industry 4.0” will showcase how academic excellence at BGSMath is helping companies becoming digital. This activity belongs to the Mobile Week Barcelona and it’s an open space for reflexion on digital transformation through art, science and technology. (Nota de prensa).
- Metaheuristics Workshop. This is open and free-access workshop to learn about the metaheuristics methodologies and their successful applications to several industries. Celso Ribeiro, Angel A. Juan, Jésica de Armas ,Christian Blum, Belén Melián-Batista and Helena Ramalhinho are the invited speakers of this workshop.
Helena Ramalhinho is one of the invited speakers at the MESS 2018 – Metaheuristics Summer School – from Design to Implementation – MESS 2018 – to be hold at 21-25 July 2018, Taormina, Italy
MESS 2018 is aimed at qualified and strongly motivated MSc and PhD students; post-docs; young researchers, and both academic and industrial professionals to provide an overview on the several metaheuristics techniques, and an in-depth analysis of the state-of-the-art. As first edition, MESS 2018 wants to analyze all metaheuristics from its designing to its implementation. In particular, in MESS 2018 will be analyzed modern heuristic methods for search and optimization problems, as well as the classical exact optimization methods, seen also in the metaheuristics context.
Last July, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra host the 12th edition of the Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC 2017) and the XII Metaheurísticas, Algoritmos Evolutivos y Bioinspirados (MAEB 2017) ( 4th to 7th July 2017).
The MIC conference series was established in 1995 and this is its 12th edition. MIC is the main event focusing on the progress of the area of Metaheuristics and their applications. As in previous editions, MIC 2017 provided an opportunity to the international research community in Metaheuristics to discuss recent research results, to develop new ideas and collaborations, and to meet old and make new friends in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
MAEB 2017 is the annually Spanish more relevant congress in Metaheuristics and Bio-inspired Algorithms.
Helena Ramalhinho, together with Angel Juan, Abraham Duarte, Ana Viana and Belén Mélian were the chairs of the conferences. More than 300 researchers from all over the world assist to the conference.