After almost 90 years, the International Congress of Historical Sciences once again came to Poland, this time the host of the event was Poznan. The one-week Congress (21-27.09.2022) was technologically supported by PSNC, and the accompanying exhibition presented projects and services for communities related to the humanities.
he International Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS) was established in 1926 as a non-governmental organisation, which is made up of national committees representing member countries and specialised committees dealing with specific areas of research. The Committee’s main objective is to promote the historical sciences through international cooperation. The Committee is entrusted with organising successive congresses every five years, in cooperation with historians from the host country. In the past, the congress was held in Poland only once, in 1933 in Warsaw.
This year’s convention of historical science enthusiasts was unique in several respects; first and foremost, thanks to the live broadcast conducted by PSNC, the event was able to be attended online, including participants from as far away as Nigeria, the USA and China. The technocal team used 3 HD cameras with full video and audio production support.
At the exhibition accompanying the Congress PSNC presented the ongoing projects: DARIAH-PL, the DInGO tool, the Digital Libraries Federation as well as scanning (3D scanners, point clouds) and visualisation of museum objects (VR, 360) services. The historical context of PSNC’s activities was complemented by the Ulani project which created an interactive educational application “Children of Poznan. History of the 15th Poznan Uhlans Regiment”.
The eDWIN application to assist farmers in their everyday field work is now fully available and free of charge. It may also be used by self-governments, research institutions and virtually anybody. The end of October brought the launch of two last services on the eDWIN platform: Product Traceability and Hazard Reporting.
The Skills4EOSC project (Skills for the European Open Science commons: creating a training ecosystem for Open and FAIR science) will set up a pan-European network of competence centres to speed up the training of European researchers and harmonise the training of new professional figures for scientific data management. This European project, coordinated by GARR and funded under the Horizon Europe framework programme, kicked off in Pisa on 21-22 September 2022.
European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking – EuroHPC JU seated in Luxemburg has selected six sites across the European Union to host and the first EuroHPC quantum computers in Czechia, Germany, Spain, France, Italy and Poland. The objective of EuroQCS (European Quantum Computing and Simulation), total investment of over €100 million, is to deploy quantum computers in the hosting states and integrate them with the existing supercomputers.
"Simple language in public institutions" is a new course in the offer of postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. It was created for people working in the field of public communication, participating as senders or receivers in the circulation of official messages. The partners of the project are the City of Poznan and PSNC.
The EUHubs4Data (The European federation of Data Driven Innovation Hubs) project has launched its third - and final - Open Call, targeting SMEs, startups and online entrepreneurs. The call for applications will run until 9 November 2022.
Collaboration between Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center and the ENEA Group will focus on using innovative digital technologies in the electric power industry. The R&D center and the power industry company have signed a letter of intent to define the nature and direction of activities related to using digital technologies in the electric power industry. Joint projects of ENEA and PSNC will mainly concern research and development works as well as innovative products and services to be offered to ENEA’s customers.
On November 3, 2022, the final gala ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology to summarize the 'AI4Youth Artificial Intelligence' competition, aimed at students of public secondary schools and vocational technical schools participating in the 'AI4Youth' pilot project. The programme is a unique educational journey, covering 4 stages and allowing young people to gain knowledge and practical skills to create their own project using Artificial Intelligence.
The conference of PRACE-LAB Services and Infrastructure Users took place on October 27-28, 2022. The aim of the event was to present the scientific achievements implemented using the PRACE-LAB infrastructure within the framework of national and international research grants.
PRACE-LAB Summit 2022 is the first edition of the meeting, bringing together both users and providers of advanced computing services within the PRACE-LAB project. On October 24 and 25, a project meeting was held at the headquarters of the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, while the following two days were devoted to the Users' meeting.
For two days, on October 20 and 21, 2022, the Poznan Economic Congress was hosted at the Municipal Stadium in Poznan. This innovative event consists of multiple panels with experts to increase and exploit the potential of Wielkopolska Region for the development of Poland. The Congress also includes discussions, meetings and networking of business, economic, political, social and local government partners.
On October 10-13, 2022, a meeting of teams from the University of Warsaw (Digital Competence Center UW; Department of Geology UW) and the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center was held at the European Centre for Geological Education at the University of Warsaw in Checiny. the goal was to expand cooperation related to the use of photogrammetry, laser scanning and drone piloting for source data acquisition applications dedicated to archaeological and interdisciplinary projects.
On December 1-2, 2022, Quantum Internet Hackathon 2022 will be organised simultaneously in six European cities: Amsterdam, Dublin, Padua, Tashkent, Sarajevo and Poznan. The hackathon, aimed at quantum technology enthusiasts, is co-organised by the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center.
illuMINEation is a multi-level distributed IIoT platform dedicated to the European mining industry, based on the use of data analytics and new types of technology, in particular the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A consortium including the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center will work on the platform.
PSNC booth at ISC 2022 Conference was devoted to the use of data and HPC infrastructure (High Performance Computing) to build IT services, the support for projects from the Polish Roadmap for Research Infrastructures, as well as key European projects from the ESFRI map (European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructure).
The Impact Conference is not only a space for industry talks and discussions which have a real impact on the future. It is a unique place where business, science, modern technologies and public administration meet. Representatives of the world's largest brands joined the two-day discussion. PSNC, which was a supporting partner of the event, was represented by Cezary Mazurek, PhD, Mikołaj Buchwald, PhD and Marcin Lawenda, PhD.
Warnings about weather breakdowns, pests and hazards in the field, quick contact with an agricultural advisor and advice on when and how much to apply plant protection products - these are just some of the advantages of the "Virtual Farm" e-service, which will be available within the eDWIN advisory platform.
For people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD), interaction with the environment is not so easy. In most cases, they are probably dependent on family and caregivers to carry out even basic functions due to severe physical and sensory impairments. And if their communication is not through conventional symbols and at the pre-verbal level, this makes life even more difficult. Such people will be supported by the INSENSION platform, co-created by PSNC.
Audioplays are re-entering the stage in a new form and becoming a window to the world for the blind and visually impaired. PSNC has commenced collaboration with the Special Education Center for Blind Children [Polish: Ośrodek Szkolno-Wychowawczy dla Dzieci Niewidomych] in Owińska, Poland, to present the pupils with two ambisonic (360°-sound) audioplays. Ambisonic sound imitates authentic sound distribution in space, which enables the listener to fully immerse and actively participate in the performance.