The 2012 Ohio GIS Conference will be held September 19-21, 2012, Columbus, Ohio. The conference will be value packed with 6 educational workshops and 40 educational presentations covering topics such as Asset Management, Education, Application Development, Effective Government and Remote Sensing Technology, Spatial Modeling and Analysis. Throughout it all will be the Ohio GIS Trade Show with exhibits from dozens of industry leaders in GIS and Spatial Technology and the Ohio GIS Map Gallery. Attend the largest gathering of Federal, State, Local and Private Industry GIS Professionals, Developers, and Partners in Ohio.
The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2012 will be held in September 10-15, 2012, at McCormick Place, Chicago. The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, with more than 1,500 exhibitors and 82,000 visitors. The event is held every two years in September at McCormick Place, Chicago. It’s the best show to get ideas and find answers to your manufacturing problems. See new solution demonstrations and choose the best for your needs. Compare technologies from around the world in one place and get the edge you need to stay competitive in your field in the future.
Ioxus, Inc., a manufacturer of ultracapacitor technology, will host a webinar Replacing Lead-Acid Batteries with Ultracapacitor Technology, to be held on March 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. CST. The webinar will detail the market forces contributing to the declining use and production of lead-acid batteries and the rising demand for better energy storage options.
The engineering community is encouraged to attend the webinar, where they will learn:
- Why the lead-acid battery needs to be replaced;
- The energy storage needs of applications including wind power production, hybrid drive systems, UPS, and crane and forklift, and the advantages and disadvantages of specific technologies;
- How ultracapacitor-based systems provide a lower total cost of ownership and other benefits compared to battery-based systems and ultracapacitor system design and maintenance.
Among the other factors driving demand in the ultracapacitor market are the growing popularity of hybrid electric vehicles, which need stop/start batteries that work in all temperatures, and the call to reduce manual intervention for industrial vehicles with hybrid powertrains. Additionally, countries around the globe are strengthening their pollution and emission laws and demanding better fuel economy. For all of these reasons, ultracapacitor use is on the rise across multiple industries.
The First International Workshop on Adiabatic Quantum Computing (AQC 2012) is taking place on March 7-8, 2012, in Albuquerque, NM. The workshop is hosted and organized by Sandia National Laboratories. The focus of this workshop, bringing together researchers from different communities to explore the Adiabatic Quantum Computing paradigm, is Challenges to Implementation. The workshop will have an especial focus on AMO (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical) and solid-state technologies. Its goal is to initiate a cross-platform dialogue on the implementation challenges that must be overcome to realize useful adiabatic quantum computations in existing or near-term hardware.
Adiabatic Quantum Computing (AQC) promises to be robust to many noise sources that cause ordinary quantum circuits to fail, including environmental decoherence and imperfect control. While any quantum algorithm can be run on a universal adiabatic quantum computer in principle, combinatorial optimization problems appear to be the most natural for near-term devices. Understanding the landscape of AQC architectures and algorithms, and methods for realizing them, continues to be an active and vibrant research area.
The Optical Engineering Workshop will be held on March 5-7, 2012 in Paris, France. The workshop focuses on defining the framework for analysis of for general purpose optical engineering software capable of modeling and optimizing parameters of optical systems. The workshop program includes visit to Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, the largest science museum in Europe located in Parc de la Villette, at the heart of the Cultural Center of Science, Technology and Industry (CCSTI), a center promoting science and technology.