Mini Symposium 2008

Budapest Tech (address: Bécsi út 96/B, H-1034 Budapest, Hungary)

September 2, 2008

Organized by Budapest Tech,
IEEE Hungary Section,
Hungarian Academy of Engineering

9:00 Opening Ceremony of Ford T-Model Exhibition

Speech by József Gáti, Chancellor of Budapest Tech

Hundred years ago, in October 1908 rolled off from the assembly hall the Ford T-Model designed by József Galamb and his collaborators achieving worldwide success lasting up to the present times. The car won the customers’ approval so much with its simple manageability and reliable construction, furthermore with its favourable price, so that it was manufactured until 1927. During the centuries more than 15 million „Tin-Lizzy”s was produced called after its ribbon-like construction and manufacturing. The durable structure and the reliability was an concept at that time. The goal of the Ford T-Model Exhibition is to commemorate József Galamb, the eminent and creative student of the predecessor of Budapest Tech.

9:20 Mini Symposium

Opening address by Imre J. Rudas, Rector of Budapest Tech

The aim of this symposium is to provide a platform to introduce recent advances in innovation by worldwide well known outstanding scientist, Prof. Tamás Roska, Prof. T. T. Lee and Prof. Bruno O Braun whom are awarded by the 'Honorary Citizen of Budapest Tech' title, the most prestigious award of Budapest Tech.

9:30 Invited Talk I

The Development of New Coal-fired Power Stations

Abstract: The power industry is currently facing great challenges in view of energy policy and climate protection. Rising energy prices, climate change and limited resources demand to reduce CO2 emission, enhance renewable energies and increase energy efficiency. The requirements towards technology consist in increasing the energy production efficiency and achieving a resource-saving use of energy.
The common aim of economy, politics and society is to enable a balanced energy mix for the future in order to harmonise climate protection and the demand for energy, as well as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly.
Among reinforced development of renewable energy, applying new CCS technologies (= Carbon Capture and Storage) can contribute notably towards CO2 reduction. Developing and employing CCS power stations provides the opportunity to supply energy which is secure and environmentally sound.
Thus coal remains to be an important fossil energy feedstock for power production.
However, the application of new CCS technologies reduces overall efficiency of coal-fired power stations due to additional energy demand for CO2 deposition.
In order to re-enhance efficiency of coal-fired power stations, research and development focus increasingly on advanced (“700 °C”) PF technology.

10:00 Coffee Break

10:30 Invited Talk II

Intelligent Transportation Systems in Taiwan

President of National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

Abstract: In the 21st century, the technology development mainstream is the interdisciplinary integration, together with the human-centered technologies (i.e., Human-Technologies, HT) that emphasizes on friendly service for human rather than the forced adaptation by human. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) represents a typical human-centered large-scale and highly complex dynamic system, while it is the mainstream of the development of next-generation technologies. ITS is an integrated discipline of sensing, controls, computers, electronics, communications and traffic management.
This lecture discusses some achievements of HT-ITS in Taiwan, including ITS information and communication platform, traffic dynamics simulation platform, driving safety assistance systems, and intelligent control technologies applied to next generation smart vehicles. Some real-life demonstrations of Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) and Advanced Vehicle Control and Safety Systems (AVCSS) on our experimental car are also shown in this lecture.
We believe that the proposed efforts will in turn enrich our research and teaching environment, reinforce our academic strength and open up new territory applications for each discipline. Equally importantly, the success of our efforts should bring social and economical benefits, in addition to academic values.

11:00 Invited Talk III

Cellular Wave Computers via Many-Core Chips

Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Pázmány Péter University

Abstract: 15 years ago we have introduced a new computer architecture, called the CNN Universal Machine, containing a spatially distributed processor array implementing spatial-temporal elementary wave instructions. This area become not only a major research field, however, the first Cellular Visual Microprocessors are already on the market. The new many-core morphic architectures are also among the target research and application area. The lecture shows the main research areas and new application challenges.

11:30 Reception

Last updated on August 15, 2008 by Annie