Social Events

Welcome reception

Date: 7th September, 19:30 at the Conference Venue (the reception will start in the Auditorium and continue in the Faculty garden)

The welcome and the Dancing Digital Twins performance will be followed by a relaxed cocktail organized in the Faculty garden.
Come to conclude the first busy conference day by catching up with colleagues and friends.


Conference dinner

Date: 8th September, 19:30 at the Taylors winery, Barao Fladgate restaurant: Rua do Choupelo 250, 4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia), metro station Jardim do Morro (metro line D)

Visit to the wine cellars in the grounds of famous Taylor’s Port company

Networking evening organized at the premises of one of the most famous archetypal Port houses – Taylor’s and visit to the wine cellars. Visit of the winery is followed by a three course traditional menu at the Barao Fladgate restaurant with panoramic views of the city of Porto.
Welcome drink and music by the students of the Porto Engineering Faculty.

How to get there: Direct metro ride from IPO station (next to the conference hotels and Porto Engineering Faculty) to the Jardim do Morro station. Metro line D.
10 minutes walk from Jardim do Morro station (the famous panoramic point on the Ponte Luís bridge) to the Barao Fladgate restaurant through the Vila Nova de Gaia center – in between the famous wineries.

Students evening

Date: 6th September, 19:30 at the Bar Rooftop Flores, Rua da Vitória 177, 4050-634 Porto

Informal evening exclusively organized for student participants

Relaxed atmosphere, networking with friends and colleagues and, of course, Portuguese snacks and drinks on a rooftop location right in the city center with incredible views of the baroque monuments of Porto.

How to get there: IPO metro station (Venue, Engineering Faculty) – line D metro to Sao Bento station (Porto city center). The Rooftop Flores is
located 5 minutes walk (400 metres) from the Sao Bento metro station.

Dancing Digital Twins (2022)

Welcome reception, 7th September, 19:30 Auditorium

This unique collaboration between the Swedish researcher Gunnar Cedersund and choreographer Julia Bengtsson fuses digital twin technology and visualization with dance and music. If you come and listen, you will both learn about Cedersund’s multi-organ and physiologically based digital twins, and also enjoy music and dancing that visualizes intricate musical structures, danced by both Bengtsson and digital twins. The duo developed this work at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning in New York, which was first performed at BME@LiU 2022 in Sweden.

Gunnar Cedersund, researcher and pianist

For 20+ years, Gunnar Cedersund has developed and tested mechanistic mathematical models for the main organs in the human body. This has now led to a first prototype of a new digital twin technology: an interactive computer model, describing the multi-organ, multi-timescale biochemistry and physiology of a specific person. At the same time as leading a 25-people strong research group at Linköping University, he has pursued a parallel career as a dancer/choreograph and concert pianist, performing some of the greatest pieces from the classical piano literature: the 24 preludes and 4 ballades by Chopin and the majority of the 32 piano sonatas by Beethoven.

Julia Bengtsson, choreographer and dancer

The New York-based dance artist Julia Bengtsson has choreographed over 20 ballets, operas and films for venues including Carnegie Hall, the UN Headquarters, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, and Alvin Ailey Dance Center. She has presented her work at Cornell University, NYU Steinhardt, University of Pittsburgh Temple University, and Stanford University. In 2021 she was the first dance artist to be awarded a position in Early Music America’s Emerging Professional Leadership Council. She received ten years of education at Royal Swedish Ballet School, was a scholarship student at Joffrey Ballet School and is a mentee of Catherine Turocy.