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ST Division Meeting 2015-09-09 at 10:00 in the EDIT-room (3364)

(One of the ST Division Meetings.)


  • 1. Overall situation of ST (Patrik)
    • Proposed new division structure: Formal Methods (FM), Functional Programming (FP), Information Security (iSec)
    • VP 2017: planning process ongoing - please provide information to the Steering Group members.
    • Employee Survey results
  • 2. Plans for the Winter meeting
    • Will we have it?

Patrik: 'Independent of the upcoming org. changes there is a strong consensus to uphold the tradition of "Software Technology Winter Meetings".'

  • When, where?
  • Organizers and distribution of tasks?
  • Format?

There are usually talks as well as social activities and we often spend two full days with overnight stay.

  • 3. Newcomers' party: Carlo
  • 4. Work environment
    • How should we set up our work environment so that employees feel motivated?
    • How can we set up a system for regular sabbaticals (every X years)?
    • How do we encourage national and international collaboration?
    • Is it possible to get a thinker tank (as in the old times, ex. Bell Labs, )
  • 5. Information about bachelor projects on the D, IT and DV programmes: Niklas

If time:

  • 6. Financial situation of ST: Sara / Johan H (TBC)
    • Status 2016
    • Budget for 2017
    • Fakultetsmedel Chalmers and GU: how much? what can we use it for?
  • 7. Suggestion for new teaching structure
    • Should we try to get the structure proposed at our last winter meeting? Faculty staff (high level) + senior PhD students (with more responsibility) + master students or 1st year PhD students (labs, exercises, etc)

Other information

Newcomers' party preparation

There is a tradition that the "newcomers" organize a party in Oct/Nov - some more information is included below.

Newcomers after the 2015 party (= org. committee!):

  • 2016-01-01: CaFu = Carlo Furia, AssocProf
  • 2016-02-01: JoKi = Kilhamn Jonatan, PhD student
  • 2016-06-01: MaAl = Maximilian Algehed, Amanuens
  • 2016-06-20: JeYu = Chen (Jeff) Yu-Ting, PhD student
  • 2016-09-01: AnLö = Andreas Lööw, PhD student
  • 2016-09-05: PaPS = Pablo Picazo-Sanchez, PostDoc