Events

Events

RSE/MoST Workshop: Neuroscience

2nd-5th November 2015, Taiwan

The RSE held a joint workshop with the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan from 2-5 November 2015 on the topic of Neuroscience. The workshop consisted of two days of presentations followed by two days of laboratory visits to the Kaohsiung Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, National Yang-Ming University and National Taiwan University.

Franco-Scottish Seminar: Energy Conversion and Storage: Fuels to Electrons and Electrons to Fuels

21st October 2015 - RSE, Edinburgh

Read the summary report of the Franco-Scottish Seminar on Energy Conversion and Storage: Fules to Electrons and Electrons to Fuels

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the French Embassy in London are collaborating in a programme of science events designed to explore and publicly present areas of science where both Scotland and France have a powerful presence. On 21 October 2015, the Royal Society of Edinburgh hosted one of these Franco-Scottish seminars which focused on the topic of Energy Conversion and Storage. The workshop brought together academics and practitioners to exchange ideas and experiences on Energy Conversion and Storage in both Scotland and France.

This event was was supported by the French Embassy, London.

RSE-NSFC Workshop on Sensors and Imaging Systems

26th-28th August 2015 - Beihang University, Beijing, China

The topic for this seminar was Sensors and Imaging Systems - Hyper spectral imaging technologies:
• Remote surveying of marine energy sites
• Land use monitoring
• Water body surveying including flood monitoring and prevention

Workshop participants presented their work in this area, discussed their work with the other participants and explored opportunities for international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland and China. Visits to NERCITA and to the Science and Technology on Inertial Lab, Beihang University were also arranged as part of the workshop. 

Following on from this workshop, the intention is that participants will submit an application to the RSE-NSFC Joint Project Scheme to support a two-year research project in this subject area, based on the discussions that took place during the course of the workshop. The Joint Project funding is designed to facilitate international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland and China. For each project, the RSE provides up to £6,000 per year for international travel and subsistence, including research expenses.  The NSFC provides a similar level of funding to the Chinese counterpart. The funding is seen as seed money to enable further collaboration and funding in the future.

RSE/MoST Workshop: Sensors and Imaging and their Applications including Medical Areas

7-8 January 2015 - RSE, Edinburgh

The Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan held a joint workshop on the topic of Sensors and Imaging and their Applications including Medical Areas. The purpose of the visit was to explore opportunities for exchanging ideas on sensors and imaging and their applications, and to identifying areas for collaboration between scientists in both countries. The visit included a two-day seminar at the RSE for academics and practitioners, as well as a site visit to laboratories at the University of Edinburgh.

Franco-Scottish Public Lecture: Multiple Sclerosis: has research got us to the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?

28th October 2014 - RSE, Edinburgh

Read the summary report of the lecture on Multiple Sclerosis given by Professor ffrench-Constant and Professor Lubetzki

Speakers: Professor Charles ffrench-Constant, Director, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Professor Catherine Lubetzki, Professor of Neurology, UPMC (Pierre and Marie Curie University), Head of the Neurology Department, Salpetriere Hospital, Paris, France

The inflammation within the brain that causes MS leads, as a result of damage to the myelin that ensheaths nerve fibres, to degeneration of neurons and progressive disability. Research over the last three decades has identified therapies that limit inflammation but none that prevent degeneration and disability. We will describe how collaborations between stem cell biologists, neuroscientists and inflammation biologists addressing this final frontier in MS have generated entirely new ideas, leading to drug discovery programs that may provide effective treatments for progressive disease.

This event was was supported by the French Embassy, London.

Franco-Scottish Seminar: Towards Repair in Multiple Sclerosis

28th October 2014 - RSE, Edinburgh

Read the summary report of the Franco-Scottish Seminar: Towards Repair in Multiple Sclerosis

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the French Embassy in London are collaborating in a programme of science events designed to explore and publicly present areas of science where both Scotland and France have a powerful presence. On 28 October 2014, the Royal Society of Edinburgh hosted one of these Franco-Scottish seminars which focused on the topic of Multiple Sclerosis. The workshop brought together academics and practitioners to exchange ideas and experiences on Multiple Sclerosis research in both Scotland and France.

This event was was supported by the French Embassy, London.

RSE-NSFC Workshop on Marine Science with a focus on Biodiversity

20th-22nd October 2014 - RSE, Edinburgh

The topic for this seminar was ‘Marine Science with a focus on Biodiversity’. Workshop participants presented their work in this area, discussed their work with the other participants and explored opportunities for international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland and China.  A visit to the Sea Mammal Research Unit in St Andrews was also arranged as part of the workshop. 

Following on from this workshop, the intention is that participants will submit an application to the RSE-NSFC Joint Project Scheme to support a two-year research project in this subject area, based on the discussions that took place during the course of the workshop.  The Joint Project funding is designed to facilitate international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland and China.  For each project, the RSE provides up to £6,000 per year for international travel and subsistence, including research expenses.  The NSFC provides a similar level of funding to the Chinese counterpart. The funding is seen as seed money to enable further collaboration and funding in the future.

Franco-Scottish Computer Science seminar

13th February 2014 - RSE, Edinburgh

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the French Embassy in London are collaborating in a three-year programme of science events designed to explore and publicly present areas of science where both Scotland and France have a powerful presence. On 13 February 2014, the Royal Society of Edinburgh hosted one of these Franco-Scottish seminars which focused on the area of Computer Science. The workshop brought together academics and practitioners to exchange ideas and experiences on Computer Science in Scotland and France.

Four themes were selected for initiating new collaborations between Scotland and France to expand alongside ongoing strong research such as Formal Methods and Semantics Quantum Information. These themes were Algorithms and Complexity, Security, Modelling and Learning.

Read the summary report of the Franco-Scottish Computer Science seminar

Franco-Scottish Space seminar: Access to Space

18th November 2013 - RSE, Edinburgh

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the French Embassy in London are collaborating in a three-year programme of science events designed to explore and publicly present areas of science where both Scotland and France have a powerful presence.This year, the first seminar, to be held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, focused on the area of Space.

Space-based technology is increasingly part of our everyday lives, from communications to weather monitoring to disaster relief. Imminent advances in the technology of access to space, and innovations in the way we use the space environment, promise an exciting future in which space–related technology will play an ever-increasing role in sustaining and growing human activity on planet Earth and in its immediate cosmic neighbourhood.

The workshop brought together active and innovative thinkers in the Space field from both France and Scotland to consider two related questions that address, fundamentally, the future Space aspirations of the two countries - how can access to space be facilitated technologically so that the space environment can be made available to a broader range of participants, and how, in the presence of easier access to space, can the space environment be better exploited to diversify and expand the range of technologies that can be exploited to the benefit of humankind.

RSE-NSFC Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience

29th - 31st October 2013 - Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

The topic for this seminar was ‘Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Psycholinguistics (particularly in relation to Chinese language processing), Interaction and Communication Visual Cognition Social Neuroscience’. Workshop participants presented their work in this area, discussed their work with the other participants and explored opportunities for international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland and China.  A visit to the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning was also arranged as part of the workshop. 

Following on from this workshop, the intention is that participants will submit an application to the RSE-NSFC Joint Project Scheme to support a two-year research project in this subject area, based on the discussions that took place during the course of the workshop.  The Joint Project funding is designed to facilitate international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland and China.  For each project, the RSE provides up to £6,000 per year for international travel and subsistence, including research expenses.  The NSFC provides a similar level of funding to the Chinese counterpart. The funding is seen as seed money to enable further collaboration and funding in the future.

Franco-British Marine Energy conference: New Waves in Marine Energy

4th and 5th June 2013 - RSE, Edinburgh

This two-day workshop, held from 4-5 June, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) was organised by the RSE in partnership with the French Embassy, in association with the SuperGen UK Centre for Marine Energy Research and with the participation of France Energies Marines. It provided an opportunity for scientists, engineers and stakeholders to share experience, best practice and views in research, development, demonstration and deployment of arrays of tidal and wave energy converters in the UK and in France, and to generally raise awareness of French and British science.

Please see programme for more information.

RSE-NSFC Workshop on Energy and Environmental Sciences

22nd and 23rd November 2012 - RSE, Edinburgh


The RSE and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) have a formal agreement, established to support research collaborations between Scotland and China.  Under the terms of this agreement, the RSE and NSFC are organising a workshop to be held in November 2012 in Edinburgh in the area of Energy and Environmental Sciences.

A delegation of leading researchers in the area of Energy and Environmental Sciences attended from China to meet with their Scottish-based counterparts, present their work and explore future opportunities for collaboration between the participants from Scotland and China.

The presentations from each of the speakers will be available shortly.

RSE-NSFC Workshop on Image Processing

October 2011

The presentations from the previous NSFC and RSE Joint Projects Workshop held in October 2011 on Image Processing are available here:

"Learning with Parallel Vector Field" Xiaofei He, Zhejiang University

"Application of Level Set Methods in SAR Image Segmentation" Zongjie Cao, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

"Semantic Content Analysis for Advanced Video Processing and Understanding" Jinchang Ren, University of Strathclyde

Vidoes mentioned in the presentation: Original video, Summarised video (page 13 of the presentation)

"Frame Fusion for Video Copy Detection" Yao Zhao, Beijing Jiaotong University

"Sentic Album: Content, Concept and Context Based Online Personal Photo Management System" Erik Cambria, University of Stirling & the National University of Singapore

"Inverse Problems, 3D Reconstruction and Classification" Paolo Favaro, University of Edinburgh

"Computing Importance of 2D Contour Parts by Reconstruct Ability" Ge Guo and Yizhou Wang, Peking University

"Color Space Learning for Face Representation and Recognition" Jian Yang, Nanjing University of Science and Technology

"Face Recognition Based on Non-Corresponding Region Matching" Shiguang Shan, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

"People Identification: from Face to Body" Weishi Zheng and Jianhuang Lai, Sun Yat-sen University

"Geometric-Edge Random Graph Model for Image Representation" Bin Luo, Anhui University

"CVIP Dundee: an Overview of Image Processing Research" Emmanuel Trucco, University of Dundee

"Enhanced Visual Analysis for Cluster Tendency Assessment and Data Partitioning" Liang Wang, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

"Static and Dynamic Range Image Analysis"; "Skin Cancer Analysis"; "Object Recognition in Large Datasets"; "Synthesizing Animation from 3D data"; "Learning Models with Minimal Supervision"
Robert Fisher, University of Edinburgh

Vidoes mentioned in the presentation: Bat (page 20 of presentation), Falling Toy (page 24), 3D Bat (page 24), Fish (page 34)

"Image Processing and Speech Enhancement, Past, Present and Future Trends" Erfu Yang, University of Stirling

 

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