27 August : BBQ

Tonight Emil, Dimitar, and Karl otganised a BBQ for Cohort 4 celebrating Semester 4 now starts. There were local bread, local cheese, burgers, and dessert with cloudberry jam.

25 August : Rally in Nancy

Cohort 5 has been to the city center of Nancy for the French rally. The purpose of the rally is to ask, in French, where are these places and monuments and to find the answers to the cultural questions. Cohort 5 learnt about the architectural style “Art nouveau” and Nancy and Lorraine specialties such “la bergamote” et “les mirabelles ».

23 August : Rally in Jardin Botanique

Karine organised a Rally in the « Jardin Botanique ». Cohort 5 had to complete a questionnaire in French. Now, the students know les couleurs des orchidées, les adjectifs pour qualifier une rose, les caractéristiques d’un jardin au naturel and the famous « coussins de belle mère » !

23 August : Guest lecture by North Kingdom

Cohort 4 attended a guest lecture by North Kingdom at campus. Later this week there will be tours organized to the Science Center, the Skellefteå Museum, and the Storforsen Waterfall. On Sunday, Karl and Emil (Cohort 3 student) will arrange a BBQ.

 

21 August : Info meeting

After French language course, JPG and Eric organised a meeting to provide general information about PERCCOM programme. Hossain and Dorine (cohort 1) also attended the meeting. Caroline received a bouquet of flowers from cohort 5 students 🙂. And the traditional session of group photos concluded this first day.

 

18 August : Green IT Competition organized by UK BSC Green IT specialist group

​The UK BCS Green IT Specialist Group has organized the GreenIT 2016-2017 Student and Open Competitions. The theme is on societal 2nd pillar of Sustainability and the competition requires a poster submission on: “Promoting a Single Action related to ICT and sustainability that you would like to see put into Practice for the benefit of society”. Details of the competition could be found here: http://www.bcs.org/content/conWebDoc/57200
We are glad to announce that two of our PERCCOM Cohort 3 students have won awards for the Students at Universities Category. They are:

  • Joint Runner-Up: Emil Hedemalm, « Promoting Green Transportation via Persuasive Games »;
  • Joint Runner-Up: Nhi Vo, « Physical Activity Tracking App For Healthy Living​ »

Many congratulations to Emil and Nhi.

9-14 July : PERCCOM promotion in Toulouse.

PERCCOM staff was very active during the 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control. E. Rondeau, JP Georges and F. Mayer organized a special track entitled « Green Technologies for a cleaner production ». The track gathered 6 presentations and 4 of them involved PERCCOM professors and PERCCOM former students :

  • Education for Cleaner Production in Information and Communication Technologies Curriculum, A. Klimova & E. Rondeau
  • ICT and Green Sustainability Research and Teaching, C. Pattinson
  • Data Lifecycle Management in Smart Building Using Wireless Sensors Networks, K. Mekki, W. Derigent, E. Rondeau, A.Thomas
  • Is Green Networking a New Workload for ICT Engineers? A network topology example. E. Rondeau, JP. Georges, H. Khan Mohammad, M. Hossain.

A. Klimova chaired this track. In addition, K. Mekki received his prize of the best 2016 French PHD thesis in Automatic Control.

24 June : Day 6 of PERCCOM 2017 Leeds Summer School

Leeds Beckett University organises a trip to Skipton Castle and Bolton Abbey for PERCCOM staff, students and invited guests. The Skipton Castle is more than 900 years old, and it is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England. Details of the history of the castle is found here http://www.skiptoncastle.co.uk/ . Bolton Abbey is nestled in the Yorkshire Dales. Details are here https://boltonabbey.com/ .We explore the ruins of the Priory, walk along the woodland nature trail. PERCCOM students alo enjoy a game of football by the bank of River Wharfe.