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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
CONVERGENCE CONFERENCE

YEREVAN, Armenia
October 11-12, 2019


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about

Science and Technology Convergence (STC) Conference 2019 is an annual conference co-organized by the IIAP of NAS RA and Catalyst Foundation (a SmartGateVC initiative) with the support from the EU SMEDA project. It is set to foresee the future of the fundamental and applied research in Armenia. The conference brings together the community of researchers and engineers of different disciplines from both industry and academia that work on advanced technologies.

STCC provides a platform for:

Target participants for STCC 2019 are:
The conference focus areas are:

Machine Learning

Electronic Design Automation

Robotics & IoT

Computational Biology

Quantum Computing

Computer Vision

Each topic has themed round table discussions, visionary talks, knowledge sharing sessions, and success stories of science and industry collaboration.

The conference setup

MAIN HALL

( hosting the visionary talks )

RESEARCH SHOWCASE &
DISCUSSION HALL

The research institutions and R&D labs will showcase posters with their research in the discussion hall. The Scientific Board will make the selection of the posters. The hall is intended to be the place for networking and facilitating a follow-up process.

agenda

08:30 -
09:30 -
Registration and Coffee Welcome address
Part 1: Computer Science - the convergence seeds and prospects
10:00 -
Talks on the future of Computer Science and where Armenia can position itself
11:30 -
Coffee break
11:45 -
Talks about state of the art research in the Computer Science and opportunities for collaboration in Armenia
13:00 -
Lunch
14:00 -
Talks about state of the art research in the Computer Science and opportunities for collaboration in Armenia
15:00 -
Round table discussion: towards university research and PhD program in Machine Learning in Yerevan
16:00 -
Coffee break
Part 2: Computational Biology – building the bridges with Yerevan
16:30 -
Talks on the future of Computational Biology and where Armenia can position itself
17:15 -
Talks about state of the art research in the Computational Biology and opportunities for collaboration in Armenia
18:00 -
Closing remarks for day 1
20:00 -
Invitation only fourchette dinner, discussions
09:00 -
Registration
Part 3: Quantum Computing - towards the emerging wave
09:30 -
Talks on the future of Quantum Computing and its applications in other disciplines
11:00 -
Coffee break
11:15 -
Talks on the achievements of Armenian quantum computing research and opportunities for research collaboration in computational biology, cybersecurity and other domains
Part 4: Electronic Design Automation - bridging global innovation leadership to science in Armenia
12:00 -
Talks about the current state in EDA and what to expect in the future.
13:00 -
Lunch
14:00 -
Round table discussion: Artificial Intelligence meets Electronic Design Automation
Part 5: Computer Vision, Robotics & IoT
15:00 -
Talks about the state of the art research in the Computer Science and opportunities for collaboration in Armenia
16:00 -
Coffee break
16:15 -
Talks on the achievements of Armenian research groups
17:15 -
Round table discussion: education, industry, and science - convergence perspectives
18:00 -
Closing remarks
20:00 -
Afterparty

Advisory Board

Sos Agaian

Aram Galstyan
(USC)

Sos Agaian

Sos Agaian
(CUNY)

Rev Lebaredian

Rev
Lebaredian
(NVIDIA)

Aram Hajian

Eugene Malobrodsky (AnchorFree)

Aram Hajian

Aram
Hajian
(AUA)

Aram Hajian

Yuri Shoukourian
(NAS RA)