5th Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium 2014
September 25 – 28, 2014
Recife and Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
The Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposia (BRAGFOST) are a series of interdisciplinary binational conferences which are co-organized by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. They bring together approximately 60 outstanding young engineers and natural scientists from a wide range of disciplines (30 each from Germany and Brazil). The conference format allows for the exchange of ideas across disciplinary as well as national boundaries and, at the same time, provides opportunities for future binational collaborations and networking. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will support such collaborations between German and Brazilian participants with its special follow-up program "CONNECT".
Conferences take place once a year alternately in Brazil and in Germany with about 30 scientists from each country participating. An organizing committee comprised of Brazilian and German engineers and natural scientists develops the program for the event. Co-chairs for the 2014 and 2015 BRAGFOST meetings are Fernando Buarque de Lima Neto, University of Pernambuco, Recife and Bernd Markert, RWTH Aachen University. The areas that will be covered at the 2014 BRAGFOST symposium are “Cheap Energy: Innovation & Sustainability”, “Future Trends of Complex Optimizations”, “Regeneration & Assistive Technologies for an Ageing Society”, and “Smart Cities”.
Funding on the German side is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Participation is by invitation only.