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Atoms Matter
July 9–10, 2013 in Vienna, Austria

Monday, July 8
6:30 PM
First Timers Pre-Reception Welcome
7:00 PM
Reception and Dinner

Tuesday, July 9
8:00 AM


9:00 AM
Conference Welcome
9:10 AM
Conference Overview
John Perry Barlow and Peter Cochrane, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
9:30 AM
Approach the Software-Defined Reality
Adam Dunkels, Founder, Thingsquare
10:10 AM
Transforming Regional Economies Through Federated Sensing
Dr. Greg Timms, Deputy Research Director, Intelligent Sensing and Systems Laboratory, CSIRO
10:45 AM
11:15 AM
Raspberry Pi, Education, and Economies of Scale
Eben Upton, Founder and Trustee, Raspberry Pi Foundation
11:45 AM
Integrated Infrastructure
Huw Thomas, Partner, Foster + Partners
12:30 PM
Strategic Challenges in Building a Smart City
Veronika Haunold, Chief Executive Officer, TINA VIENNA
1:00 PM
Members' Working Lunch
2:00 PM
Towards Sustainable Manufacturing
Marwan Khraisheh, Dean of Engineering, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
2:40 PM
Propulsion Systems for a New Range of Space Missions
Erika DeBenedictis, A "Bit" Shy of Graduation, Department of Computer Science, CalTech
3:20 PM
3:50 PM
The Matter of Weather and The Future of the Forecast
Anne Miglarese, President and Chief Executive Officer, PlanetIQ
4:30 PM
John Perry Barlow, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
6:30 PM
Depart for Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, July 10
8:00 AM


9:00 AM
TTI/Vanguard Announcements
9:15 AM
Energy and QoS in Systems and Networks
Erol Gelenbe, Dennis Gabor Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London
10:00 AM
Oxide Heterostructures for Solar Cells
Karsten Held, Professor, Institute for Solid State Physics, Vienna University of Technology
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
Solar Battery for Low-Power Devices
Shani Keysar, Chief Executive Officer, Sol Chip
11:40 AM
BuffaloGrid: Power Transforming Lives
Damon Millar, Partner, BuffaloGrid
12:20 PM
Closing Loops
Matthew Atwood, President, Algae Systems
1:00 PM
Members' Working Lunch
2:00 PM
Crop Diversity: Atoms that Really Matter for Global Food Security
Paula Bramel, Assistant Executive Director, Global Crop Diversity Trust
2:45 PM
Meet the New Meat
Nynke van den Akker, Researcher, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht
3:30 PM
Conference Reflections
Bob Lucky, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
4:00 PM
Close of Conference
6:15 PM
Depart for Dinner at Salm Bräu

Thursday, July 11
7:30 AM


8:30 AM
Field Trip to Institute of Science and Technology Vienna
9:10 AM
IST Austria Overview
Thomas A. Henzinger, President, IST Austria
9:45 AM
Research Areas at IST Austria
Georg Schneider, Managing Director, IST Austria
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
Guided Tours
Csicsvari Group – Systems Neuroscience
Lampert Group – Computer Vision and Machine Learning
Tkacik Group – Biophysics and Neuroscience
12:15 PM
Buffet Lunch
1:15 PM
Return to hotel

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