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 title : Implementing a conference scheduling system in Ruby on Rails title : Implementing a conference scheduling system in Ruby on Rails
-contactname: ​Omid Etesami +contactname: ​Giovanni Cangiani 
-contactmail_mail: ​omid.etesami +contactmail_mail: ​giovanni.cangiani@epfl.ch 
-contacttel: ​36793 +contacttel: ​021 6937526 
-contactroom:​ BC 150+contactroom:​ BC 149
 type : bachelor semester type : bachelor semester
 status : available status : available
 table : projects table : projects
-created_dt : 2011-09-22+created_dt : 2009-05-29
 taken_dt :  taken_dt : 
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-A simple model to relate macroscopic properties of gases to the microscopic properties of their molecules ​is the kinetic model for gases(See for example Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume 1, Chapter 39, "​Kinetic theory ​of gases"​). For simplicity, you can assume that the gas is monatomic like Helium. Then, you can think of the gas as a lot of small balls (atoms) colliding ​to each other or colliding to the container elastically. These collisions constantly change the directions ​of the movement ​of the balls. +This project ​is very practicalIts goal of this project ​is to design and implementat ​of an important feature ​of a web-based ​ 
-  +conference organization system that is being developed in our lab: semi-automatic ​system  
-The goal of this project ​is to simulate such a system. You can then see  +for scheduling ​the talks and the sessions ​of a conference starting from the list of accepted papers.
-1. the relation between pressure ​and average kinetic energy, +
-2. the velocity distribution ​of the molecules,​ +
-3. the speed with which the system approaches equilibrium from a non-equilibrium state.+
-The simulation can be generalized in many ways:+The taker of the project will have to deal with the following tasks 
 +  * review of existing implementations 
 +  * design of the object model 
 +  * design of an easy-to-use and elegant user interface 
 +  * implementation of the computer program 
 +  * (optional) research and implementation of an automatic methods for scheduling the talks
-1. You can consider two different types of molecules in the same container, for example, both Helium ​and Argon. You can verify that the molecule with more mass has on average a smaller velocity.+The taker of the project will have the opportunity to learn and/or improve his knowledge about 
 +  * the Ruby language 
 +  * the [[http://​rubyonrails.org/​|Ruby ​on Rails]] web development framework 
 +  * test-driven development 
 +  * user interface design 
 +  * scheduling and resource allocation algorithms 
 +  * [[http://​git-scm.com/|git]] distributed control version system
-2. You can consider polyatomic molecules by modeling each molecule as a bunch of atoms connected together with sticks. Then, there will be rotational as well as translational movements. You can then check the "​equipartition theorem"​ that relates the average rotational energy to the average translational energy. You can further generalize the model by letting springs, instead of sticks, connect the atoms. 
-3. You can add pistons that allow interaction between two containers. Then, you can verify that the piston equalizes the average kinetic energy of the molecules in the two containers. 
-The prerequisite for this project is the ability to find algorithms and data structures to simulate the model efficiently + knowing the basic probability required to analyze the results of the simulation.