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SaS Seminars

Software and Systems Research Seminar Series

The SaS Seminars are a permanent series of open seminars of the Division of Software and Systems (SaS) at the Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA), Linköping University. The objective of the seminars is to present outstanding research and ideas/problems relevant for SaS present and future activities. In particular, seminars cover the SaS research areas software engineering, programming environments, system software, embedded SW/HW systems, computer systems engineering, realtime systems, parallel and distributed computing, and theoretical computer science. -
Two kinds of seminars are planned:

  • talks by invited speakers not affiliated with SaS,

  • internal seminars presenting lab research to whole SaS (and other interested colleagues).

The speakers are expected to give a broad perspective of the presented research, adressing the audience with a general computer science background but possibly with no specific knowledge in the domain of the presented research. The normal length of a presentation is 60 minutes, including discussion.

Switching the current - A megagame for improved understanding of energy systems

Dr. Ola Leifler, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping.

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 15:15-16:15, on zoom
(zoom link sent out by email to IDA; others who would like to attend please contact C. Kessler for the access data.)

This talk will present both a short background to and an overview of an upcoming cross-disciplinary research project with members from both several parts of LiU and two other university colleges. Originally, the project started as a pedagogical project that grew to become something much bigger. The goal of the project is to create a platform that enables increased, multi-perspectival understanding of energy systems, society, environment, and climate. Energy systems are complex, with a range of stakeholders and conflicting aims. A pedagogical challenge is to increase mutual understanding among relevant actors from a systems perspective. The project will develop a simulation-based megagame, conduct and study the outcome of several playtests in the coming years. The megagame simulates a region, its power relations, events, and values connected to the region's needs, production capabilities, and consequences for the environment and climate. The game's format is intended to provide a customizable platform that facilitates dialog and in-depth understanding of simulated events.

Short bio:
Ola Leifler is a senior lecturer at PELAB and shares his time between IDA and Didacticum. His main research interest is in understanding what can lead to radical shifts in our thinking so that we can contribute actively to the large-scale transformation that is needed for a sustainable society.

Previous SaS Seminars (2021)

No SaS seminars from spring 2020 to spring 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. For previous SaS seminars in 2001 - jan. 2020 see below.

Previous SaS Seminars

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Last updated: 2021-08-30