09‒11 DECEMBER 2015

Royal Chapel of St. Agatha, Institut d’Estudis Catalans and Super Computing Centre, “Mare Nostrum”


December 9, 2015 (Wednesday)

Royal Chapel of St. Agatha (viewing the famous Epiphany altarpiece by Jaume Huguet, 1412‒1492)

18.00 h – 20.00 h



 “Natural vs. Artificial Intelligence”


Human intelligence: Language to begin with”

Núria Sebastián, UPF

Artificial Intelligence: What’s in a name?”

Ulises Cortés, UPC


20.00 h – 21.30 h

Concert of Lidia Pujol: “Around the music and concepts of Ramon Llull (1232‒1316).” LINK


 Thursday, 10 December 2015

09.00 h – 13.00 h      AE Board Meeting-2 (IEC, Puig i Cadafalch)

13.30 h – 15.00 h      Lunch offered to the AE Board&Council, members of the YAE, and the International Advisory Committee (IAC) of the BKH in the distinguished “Cercle del                                                          Liceu”. Visiting the pinacotheque and paintings by Ramon Casas (1866‒1932).

17.00 h – 20.00 h      IAC Annual Meeting (IEC, Puig i Cadafalch Room)


Friday, 11 December 2015


“The panoptic vision of the world: The influence of technology and humanities on society”

Institute for Catalan Studies and the Super Computing Centre, “Mare Nostrum”



08.30 ‒ 09.00     Documents delivery

09.00 ‒ 09.15     Welcome address

09.15 ‒ 10.15     “In remembrance of José Mariano Gago (1948‒2015)”

Convenor & Presentation: Rosalia Vargas, president of Ciência Viva (Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica e Tecnológica), Portugal.

Participants: Rosalia Vargas, Lisbon; Enric Banda, MAE, Barcelona; Ricard Guerrero, MAE, Barcelona

10.15 ‒ 11.00    Convenor & Presentation: Genoveva Martí, MAE. ICREA Research Professor, Dept. of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Barcelona

Inaugural Lecture:

                         “Challenges of knowledge integration: An International Dialogue Project”

                          Anne Buttimer, MAE. Emeritus Professor of Geography, University College of Dublin, Ireland

11.00 ‒ 11.30     COFFEE BREAK

11.30 ‒ 12.00     “Three codes for life: Biology, language and information”

                           Amadeu Viana, Professor of Linguistics, Dept. of Catalan Philology, University of Lleida

12.00 ‒ 12.30     “Information geography: Hybridizing engineering and the social sciences?”

                            Maria Paradiso, MAE, Professor of Geography and Planning, Dept. of Social Sciences, University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy

12.30 ‒ 13.00     “Mens and intelligentia in the Roman World”

                            Marc Mayer, MAE & Víctor González Galera, Dept. of Latin Philology, University of Barcelona

13.00 ‒ 15.00     LUNCH BREAK



15.00                     Convenor & Presentation: Maria Paradiso, University of Sannio, Italy

15.00  ‒ 15.30    “Smart cities or smart citizens: Which is the future?”

                             Naba Barkakati, Chief Technologist at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Washington DC, USA

15.30 ‒ 16.00     “From capitalism to neoliberalism: Two scientific effects on humans?”

                            Xavier Maymó, CEO, FIMARGE, Andorra la Vella

16.00 ‒ 16.45      Closing Lecture:

                           “An uncertain victory: The sociological intelligence”

                           Salvador Giner, MAE. Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Barcelona

16.45 ‒ 17.00     Conclusions and Perspectives

17.30                   Departure by bus for the Super Computing Centre, “Mare Nostrum”,


THIRD SESSION: The Super Computing Centre of Barcelona, “Mare Nostrum”

(C/ Jordi Girona, 29, Pedralbes Campus, UPC)

18:00 ‒ 19.30     Convenor: Ulises Cortés, Dept. of Computer Science, UPC & BSC “Mare Nostrum”

                           “Ramon Llull, proto-European, and proto-founder of computational sciences”. Presentation by Alexander Fidora, YAE, ICREA, UAB

Visit to the Centre.

You can see a short video of the visit to the BCS “Mare Nostrum” through this LINK.