The conference will take place at the Péter Pázmány Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology.
Práter utca 50/a, 1083 Budapest, Hungary.
How to get there?
Although there are only three metro lines in Budapest, you can get almost anywhere using the metro. The metro hub is at Deák Ferenc tér: all three metro lines intersect there. To get to the conference site, take the metro line 3 (the blue one) to Klinikák. Its exit is in Szigony utca, where you have to turn left and walk about 400 meters, where you will see the building of the Faculty.
All participants will be granted access to the internet. You can either use one of the terminals in room 222, or your wireless adapter.
Faculty of Information Technology of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University
The Faculty's objective is to provide multidisciplinary education in human-centered information technology, taking rapidly changing high technologies into consideration. Furthermore, we aim at training students to become creative experts who manage to handle various problems in all areas of modern life with the help of their deep and comprehensive academic knowledge and classic education.
The major of Information Technology follows a human-centered and nature-inspired approach in the curriculum. Collaboration is sought also with science and technology centers of some outstanding European and American research-universities as well as companies. Based on all that, the establishment of a co-operative Science-Technology-Education Center, the Jedlik Laboratories, has been established.
Our students will be prepared to serve the needs of the information society in the 21st century and to become innovators of new technologies. The vital role of live and artificial perception-recognition is apparent throughout our program, both in core courses and concentration components. Besides this much emphasis is put on the education in neuroscience and introductory physiology. In a couple of years, the 'human-friendly' information technologies will be accessible for most people via the communication networks and will allow for the development of a new style in work, study, communication, health care and education. In this process, experts of information technology need a much more complex knowledge and preparations. Among others, a major role is played by human language technologies with its particular importance in the multilingual European Union.
Characteristic features of the major reflected in the curriculum:
- in addition to the standard lower division courses (mathematics and physics), biochemistry, neuroscience and energy resources are taught intensively; based on these courses, neuromorphic information processing, with the role of vision emphasized, are a stressed pedagogical motive (the field of neuroscience and related information technological equipment could form a dominant major in the future);
- nature-inspired information processing and sensor-computer methods, underlying principles of natural and artificial perception and related measurement techniques and prostheses devices are put in the first place in education and laboratory research;
- mandatory interdisciplinary courses in related fields such as economy, law, communication and management-including human language technologies;
- high-tech computing systems in medical research and diagnosis, telecommunications, energy technologies and transporting;
- convertible-resource management in telecommunication, familiarity with mobile and satellite services and digital library with internet background, etc.;
- solid background in humanities, preparing students for an innovative and intelligent way to design and generate material for the content industry and to use and spread new services of information technology;
- multimedia equipment and services in telecommunication, live experience with teleconferencing, tele-experimentation with laboratories and companies in Hungary and worldwide;
- doctoral school in multidisciplinary technical sciences: sensory computers, neuromorphic and molecular information technology, artificial understanding, language technology and tele-presence.