140th European Study Group with Industry

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The 140th European Study Group with Industry (ESGI), will take place from June 4th to June 8th 2018, in Portugal, at Barreiro School of Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal.

A study group is a week-long workshop bringing together mathematicians and companies.

A number of challenges will be proposed by companies. In the first day academic participants allocate themselves to a group, each of which works in one of the challenges along with the industrial partner. On the last day, each group will make a presentation of the results obtained and make suggestions for further work. After the study group, a report on each problem will be sent to the corresponding company which may contain suggestions for further collaboration.

More information on study groups and related aspects is available at the International Study Groups website and the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry. For a list of previous ESGI in Portugal please visit the PT-MATHS-IN website.

Challenges



Water tariff structure based on consumption profile in a context of Climate Changes

Infraquinta is the water utility that manages the water and the wastewater services of a well-known tourist place in Algarve (Portugal), known as Quinta do Lago. Tourism increase trend and climate change scenarios can be identified as two predominant drivers which will strongly influence Infraquinta as a water utility. Due to a forecasted decrease in precipitation, especially in warm season, water supply at peak demand times could be reduced and water revenue limited. In this context Infraquinta needs to reinforce mechanisms for predictive planning based on data analysis. Infraquinta’s revenues are based on domestic and irrigation tariffs. Domestic tariff has a fixed component (20%) and variable component (80%) according to water consumption (block structure) plus wastewater and solid urban waste components. The irrigation tariff is optional (2nd water meter) without wastewater and solid urban waste components and the water component is based on a fixed value per cubic meter. Considering the costs and financial structure of Infraquinta and consumption uncertainty what is the desirable balance between fixed and variable revenues?



Evaluating water meters performance

Infraquinta is the water utility that manages the water and the wastewater services of a well-known tourist place in Algarve (Portugal), known as Quinta do Lago. Nowadays, one of their main goals is connected with water consumption. They would like to evaluate water meters performance by using historical data (hourly water consumption). The main goal should be to find out the meter performance breakpoint and hence where should water meters be replaced. The main challenge of this task is segmenting the hourly water consumption data into different contributions: seasonality, trend and noise. The trend component is the one related to meter performance.



Managing start waves for mass running events

Lap2Go is the portuguese timekeeping leader for sport events (e.g. running, trail running, MTB). The company manages more than 150 events by year, with thousands of participants using chips to sort out the results of all the participants for each event. Sometimes the road running events use start waves as segmentation. Each wave is based on the running rythm of each participant (e.g. under 40 minutes in a 10 Km event). This decision is taken by the Organization and sometimes wrong decisions have big impact on the race in the middle of the course. A kind of traffic jam slows down the running rythm of each participant and it can be dangerous. The main challenge is to optimize the number of participants per wave and the time between each wave to avoid participants accumulation in a specific point of the course of the event.

Participants

Adrej Ilievski (Lafayette College, Macedonia)
Ana Isabel Borges (CIICESI & Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão - IPP, Portugal)
Ana I. Pereira (Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal)
Anabela Marques (ESTBarreiro/IPS & CIIAS, Portugal)
Bruno Ferreira (ESTBarreiro/IPS, Portugal)
Clara Carlos (ESTBarreiro/IPS & CIMA, Portugal)
Clara Cordeiro (FCT - Universidade do Algarve & CEAUL, Portugal)
Conceição Veloso Nogueira (ESTG-IPLeiria & CMAT, Portugal)
Eliana Costa e Silva (Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, IPP, Portugal)
Fernando Sebastião (ESTG-IPLeiria & LSRE-LCM, Portugal)
Florian Wechsung (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
Isabel Cristina Lopes (LEMA, CEOS.PP, ISCAP - Politécnico do Porto, Portugal)
Joaquim Correia (Universidade de Évora, Portugal)
Jorge Santos (Universidade de Évora, Portugal)
José Augusto Inácio (Universidade Agostinho Neto, Angola)
José Moniz Fernandes (Universidade de Cabo Verde, Cabo Verde)
Luis Cavique (Universidade Aberta, Portugal)
Luís Sardinha (Infraquinta, Portugal)
M. Filomena Teodoro (CINAV & CEMAT, Portugal)
Manuel Cruz (PT-MATHS-IN & LEMA-ISEP-IPP, Portugal)
Manuel Vieira (FCT-UNL, Portugal)
Marina Alexandra Pedro Andrade (ISCTE- IUL/ ISTAR-IUL, Portugal)
Michael McPhail (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
Miguel Casquilho (IST, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
Nelson Carriço (ESTBarreiro/IPS, Portugal)
Nuno David Lopes (ISEL & CMA-FCT/UNL, Portugal)
Paula Pascoal-Faria (CDRSP & ESTG-IPLeiria, Portugal)
Paula Simões (CMA-FCT-UNL & ISEL-IPL & ESTB-IPS, Portugal)
Raquel Barreira (ESTBarreiro/IPS & CMAFCIO, Portugal)
Regina Casimiro (Infraquinta, Portugal)
Ricardo Enguiça (ISEL, Portugal)
Rogério Duarte (ESTSetúbal/IPS, Portugal)
Sandra Maria da Silva Figueiredo Aleixo (ISEL, Portugal)
Sérgio Fernandes (ESTSetúbal/IPS, Portugal)
Sílvia Barbeiro (Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal)
Telma Guerra Santos (ESTBarreiro/IPS & CEMAT, Portugal)
Todor Balabanov (IICT-BAS, Bulgary)

Programme

Monday
June 4th
Tuesday
June 5th
Wednesday
June 6th
Thursday
June 7th
Friday
June 8th
9:00 - 10:30 Opening Session and Problem Presentation Working on Problems Working on Problems Working on Problems Final Presentations
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Problem Presentation Working on Problems Working on Problems Working on Problems Final Presentations
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Working on Problems Working on Problems Working on Problems Working on Problems
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Working on Problems Working on Problems Working on Problems Working on Problems
17:30 - 18:30 Welcome reception Progress Report Progress Report
18:30 - 19:30
19:30 - 21:30 Dinner

Venue

The 140th European Study Group with Industry will take place from June 4th to June 8th 2018 at the Barreiro School of Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal.

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Travel information

- From Lisbon, the fastest way is to cross the river by boat using Transtejo. It takes 20 minutes from Terreiro do Paço and the boats departure every 5-10 minutes during peak hours. There are buses connecting the Barreiro Fluvial Station and the ESGI venue.

- From other locations: you might consider using the train. There is a stop in Baixa da Banheira, at 10 minutes walk. If you have any questions please contact us!

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    Accomodation

    Given the proximity to Lisbon, we suggest you to look there for accommodation as it has a wider range of options.
    If you want to avoid crossing the river, you may want to explore accommodation options in Setúbal (~22 minutes by train) or Palmela (~18 minutes by train).

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    This initiative was supported by COST Action TD1409, Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET).
    COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020.