Space-time phenomena giving
rise to fronts and interfaces are central issues in many contexts of
Science andTechnology. A selection of some of the most challenging ones,
most often of multi-disciplinary character, will be pursued by a team of
10 Full Partner Members (8 universities of different countries and two
industries, Guigues Environnement (France) and Siemens (Germany)) with
the help of 4 Associate Partners.
The project is divided into three
general Work Packages A: Image Processing, B: Patterns in Complex
Reaction-Diffusion Systems and C: Interfaces, Control and Inverse
Methods in Technology Problems.
The training of several
early-stage researchers (*) ESR is proposed with
an interdisciplinar orientation: besides the presence of the two mentioned
industries with special interest in work packages B and C, respectively,
most of the mathematicians implied in this ITN in the field of image
processing are collaborating with researchers from other fields as in
the case of the Technion Computer Sciences and Electrical Engineering
departments. The presence of two industrial partners will also broaden
the range of applications of the training techniques used in FIRST.
The Guigues and Simens partners, are in the supervisory board of the ITN,
and are involved in the training programme through complementary skills
list of structured training courses refers not only to a set of
postgraduate courses available in the PhD programmes but to some
specialized courses which will be organized for FIRST. The
benefit to the European scientific community will be significant: the
training will not only produce researchers with broad backgrounds
qualified for academic careers. It will also produce individuals with an
understanding of science and with an excellent perspective for a career
FIRST gathers 10 Members and 4 Associate Members. The period
covered by FIRST is from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2013.