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Promotion of “WEMIN” project at the “LINGUA CUISINE” project awareness event

Driven by enthusiasm was the promotional event of project LINGUA CUISINE that was organized on 20 Oct 2018, in Athens by the DAISSy (Digital Ambient Intelligence Sociotechnical Systems) Research Group of Hellenic Open University. The project promotes equality of access and participation in learning, with emphasis on the development of digital and linguistic skills. By using a combined educational methodology that promotes foreign language learning, digital literacy and intercultural communication through gastronomy, it helps social inclusion and prevents exclusion of people without or with few digital skills, while enhancing the creation of online digital communities with a common culinary interest. An online app for Android and iPhone has been developed as part of the project, which supports authoring and posting digital cooking recipes in six official EU languages. At the end of training, participants received a digital competence certificate based on the European standard DigComp 2.1. LINGUA CUISINE project achieved widespread adoption of this learning methodology with a focus on social inclusion of migrants and that is why project perfectly matches with the concept of project “WEMIN: Migrant Women Empowerment and Integration(AMIF-2016-AG-INTE / grant agreement no. 776201)

The project was promoted with a specially created short video showcasing all DAISSy projects along with a respective intervention delivered by Achilles KAMEAS, Project Scientific Coordinator and Head of DAISSy Research Group. All participants were informed about the project contents and objectives and were handed the project dissemination material. The event provided a favorable environment for the announcement of the upcoming awareness WEMIN activities i.e. “A chocolate unites us!” initiative (1.11.2018, at city centre of Athens) and the launch of the short policy guide for stakeholders involved in the management of migrants integration and social inclusion (9.11.2018, at the premises of HOU). These two WEMIN awareness events will be organized by Hellenic Open University – DAISSy Research Group (Coordinator) and “Olympic Training & Consulting Ltd (partner) for promoting the existing project results and strengthening their exploitation. The presentation of WEMIN triggered questions and attracted further interest of people in the project actions and future implementation.

The event was attended by almost sixty participants from all levels of education and other sectors of activities (local authorities, civil society, etc.) and it provided a favorable environment for the innovative use of digital technology in the learning process and the development of digital skills through creative activities that unite people and favor anti-discrimination behaviors.

 

 

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HISTEM-2016 registrations!

Registrations for the conference are now available from here!

Registration fees:

  • 70 Euro prior to December 5, 2016
  • 100 Euro after December 5
  • 25 Euro 2016 University Students

Certificates of attendance will be awarded.

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Multiplier event SONETBULL

Σας καλούμε να συμμετάσχετε στην Ημερίδα διάχυσης των αποτελεσμάτων (multiplier event) του διακρατικού έργου «SONETBULLUsing ICT networking tools with peer learning and crowdsourcing to train school communities to counter student Bullying», η οποία θα λάβει χώρα την Τετάρτη 22 Ιουνίου 2016, 9.30 – 14.00, στο Αμφιθέατρο του Ινστιτούτου Τεχνολογίας Υπολογιστών & Εκδόσεων, Διόφαντος (Ν. Καζαντάκη, Πανεπιστημιούπολη Ρίου) .

Η εκδήλωση διοργανώνεται από το Ινστιτούτου Τεχνολογίας Υπολογιστών & Εκδόσεων και το Ελληνικό Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο, ερευνητική ομάδα DAISSy, το οποίο αποτελεί συντονιστή φορέα-εταίρο του έργου.
Πρόσκληση Ημερίδας

Ατζέντα Ημερίδας

Δήλωση Συμμετοχής

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Δήλωση συμμετοχής στο Περιβαλλοντικό χαρτοφυλάκιο στην εκπαίδευση – ΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΔΙΑΧΥΣΗΣ ΤΩΝ ΑΠΟΤΕΛΕΣΜΑΤΩΝ ΤΟΥ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΟΥ ΕΡΓΟΥ «EPOQUE»

Σας καλούμε να συμμετέχετε στο εργαστήριο διάχυσης των αποτελεσμάτων (multiplier event) του διακρατικού έργου «ÉPOQUE: Environmental POrtfolio for Quality in University Education» που θα πραγματοποιηθεί

Τετάρτη 15 Ιουνίου 2016, 18.00μμ – 21.30μμ

στις εγκαταστάσεις του POS Coworking Space (Γούναρη 69-3ος όροφος, Πάτρα)

Η εκδήλωση θα διοργανωθεί από το Ελληνικό Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο – ΕΑΠ (ερευνητική ομάδα DAISSy) που αποτελεί φορέα-εταίρο του έργου (http://www.epoque-project.eu/). Η συμμετοχή στο εργαστήριο είναι δωρεάν και θα δοθούν βεβαιώσεις συμμετοχής.

ΔΗΛΩΣΤΕ ΤΗΝ ΣΥΜΜΕΤΟΧΗ ΣΑΣ ΕΔΩ.

Κύριος στόχος της δράσης είναι η παρουσίαση των προϊόντων του έργου EPOQUE (με έμφαση στην ηλεκτρονική πλατφόρμα εκπαίδευσης και το εκπαιδευτικό υλικό) καθώς και καλών πρακτικών τοπικών φορέων με συναφές αντικείμενο.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες πατήστε εδώ.

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8th International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering (ICSTE 2016) & International Workshop on Multimedia and Communication Technologies (ICMCT 2016)

During September 26-28, 2016 the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Computer Science & Engineering of the Technological Education Institute of Thessaly, Larissa Greece will co-organize the “8th International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering” (ICSTE 2016) and the “International Workshop on Multimedia and Communication Technologies” (ICMCT 2016). The aim of ICSTE 2016 and ICMCT 2016 is to offer opportunities for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Software Technology, Software Engineering, Multimedia and Communication Technologies.

 

Detailed information about ICSTE 2016 and ICMCT 2016 you can find in the following websites: http://icste.org/ & http://www.icmct.org/

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The 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments – IE’16

http://www.intenv.org/

Intelligent Environments (IEs) refer to physical spaces into which IT and other pervasive computing technology are woven and used to achieve specific goals for the user, the environment or both. IEs have the ultimate objective of enriching user experience, better manage, and increase user awareness of, that environment. The 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE’16) will be held at the city of London, one of the most influential cities in the modern world, with rich offerings to visitors.

 

Conference Program: The conference provides a multidisciplinary collaborative forum for researchers and practitioners fromComputer Science, Electronic Engineering, Building Architecture, Art & Design, Sociology, Government and Education to present theoretical and practical results related to the development and applications of Intelligent Environments. The event will includeregular full/short papers as well as a Doctoral Colloquium, Posters Session and Demos & Videos Session.

 

Workshops Program: as in previous editions, a number of workshops during the first two days (12-13 September) will complement the main conference program. The following Workshops have been proposed :

  • Workshop on the “Cloud of Things” (COT 2016)
  • Workshop on Computation, Sustainability, Technologies and Applications (CoSTA’2016)
  • Workshop on “Creative Science” (Creative Science 2016)
  • 2nd Symposium on Future Intelligent Educational Environments and Learning (SOFIEE’16)
  • 2nd International Workshop on the Future Internet and Smart Networks (FI&SN 2016)
  • 7th International Workshop on Intelligent Environments Supporting Healthcare and Well-being (WISHWell 2016)
  • Workshop on Legal Issues in Intelligent Environments (LIEI 2016)
  • 5th International Workshop on the Reliability of Intelligent Environments (WoRIE 2016)
  • 5th International Workshop on Smart Offices and Other Workplaces (SOOW 2016)
  • Workshop on Wireless Body Area Networks for Personal Monitoring in Intelligent Environments (WBAN-PMIE)

 

Publications:  All papers accepted in the main conference will be published in internationally indexed proceedings (negotiations are currently underway with the IEEE, who published the proceedings of previous editions of the conference).  All papers accepted in the Workshops program will be published as a volume of the Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Series (ISI indexed) by IOS Press, which will also be Open Access, and be made electronically available through the ACM Digital Library.

 

Journal Special Issues:  a number of journal special issues will be published subsequently, encompassing core areas of the event. We have guarantees of special issues from the editorial boards of the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE), Intelligent Buildings International and Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments (TOFIEE). We also hope to be allocated a special issue of the open access journal Sensors (impact factor 2.5).

 

Industrial Forum: this will be a networking event providing an opportunity for the business sector to showcase their innovations.

 

Tutorials Programme: this conference will include a number of tutorials, each designed to introduce an important cutting-edge theme to people developing their interest in that area, delivered by experts on the following important relevant topics :

  • “An Intuitive Tutorial on the Docker Paradigm” by Dr. Pethuru Chelliah (IBM India)
  • “Prototyping IoT-based Applications for Ubiquitous Smart Environments and Healthcare”
    by Dr. Jeanette Chin & Dr. Alin Tisin (Anglia Ruskin University, U.K.)
  • “The Emergence of Affective and Physiological Computing in Ambient User Centred Systems”
    by Dr. Faiyaz Doctor (Coventry University, U.K.)
  • “End-to-End Security for the IoT” by Dr. James Dooley (Andium Ltd., U.K.)
  • “Intelligent automation – Smart Manufacturing” by Dr. Raphael Grech (Manufacturing Technology Centre, U.K.)
  • “Design and Research for the Advanced Human Augmentation” by Dr. Tiina Kymäläinen (VTT, Finland)
  • “Designing Data Visualisations for Intelligent Environments: A Human Factors Primer”
    by Prof. William Wong (Middlesex University, U.K.)

 

Keynote Speakers : The conference will include keynote lectures  the following distinguished speakers :

Prof. Andrew Hudson-Smith (Professor of Digital Urban Systems, University College London, U.K.)

Dr. Nuria Oliver Ramirez (Scientific Director, Telefónica Research, Spain)

Dr. A.J. Brush (Principal PM Manager, Microsoft Research, U.S.A.)

Special Sessions: There will be a selection of “special sessions” on particular topical themes within the main conference. These will include sessions on “Ambient Intelligence for Elderly or Cognitively Impaired People”, on “Robotics and Intelligent Environments” and on “Advanced Human Augmentation”.  More details will be released through the webpage of the event.

Awards: a number of awards will recognize the best Full Paper, Short Paper, Doctoral Colloquium paper, Demo, and Video.

 

Important Dates:

Workshops/Tutorials/Special tracks Proposals:

1st  February 2016

Conference paper submission:

1st  March 2016 (Regular Papers)

15th March 2016 (Other tracks : Short Papers, Posters, etc)

 

General Chairs (gc@intenv.org):

Juan Carlos Augusto (Middlesex University London, UK)

Mehmet Karamanoglu (Middlesex University, UK)

 

Program Chairs (pc@intenv.org):

Gordon Hunter (Kingston University, London, UK)

Stefan Poslad (Queen Mary University London, UK)

 

Keynote Lectures Chair :

Elisabeth André (Augsburg University, Germany)

 

Workshop Chairs (wc@intenv.org):

Paulo Novais (Universidad do Minho, Portugal)

Shin’ichi Konomi (University of Tokyo, Japan)

 

Tutorials Chair:

Gordon Hunter (Kingston University, London, UK)

 

Short Papers & Posters Chairs :

Tony Huang (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Stuart Middleton (University of Southampton, UK)

 

Demos & Video Chairs :

Chao Wei Wang
(Beijing University of Post & Telecommunications, China)

Laurissa Tokarchuk (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

 

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs :

      Stefano Chessa (CNR-Pisa, Italy)

Rui Loureiro (UCL, UK)

 

Industrial Forum Chair & Sponsorship Chair :

Mark Gray (Middlesex University, London, UK)

 

Publications Chairs:

Simon Egerton (Monash University, Malaysia)

Davy Preuveneers (KUL, Belgium)

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

 

Ambient intelligence Smart buildings
Ubiquitous/Pervasive computing Smart educational technology
Context awareness Sustainable design
HCI Smart cities
Wearables AAL
Robotics Sensors
Artificial intelligence Virtual/Mixed reality
Computational intelligence Wireless sensor networks
Middleware Mobile computing
Architecture and interaction design Design and reliability of systems

 Visit our website www.intenv.org

Download the PDF here

 

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LPManage is project of the month!

Every month a project which has been parti-cularly well presented in ADAM is selected as Project of the Month. November’s Project of the Month was „ Learn Play Manage “, a trans-fer of innovation project coordinated in Spain.
Learn Play Manage developed an international project management course that is based on social gaming.
Social gaming provides motivating and interactive learning environments. By simulating real-life situations, the learner is able to acquire international project management skills in a practical manner. Integration with social networks enables cooperative and social learning, thereby enabling the international team to practise working together.
The key objective of Learn Pay Manage was to improve access to attractive further educational provisions through the use of ICT.
An extensive illustration of Learn Play Manage, together with many of the products developed within the framework of the project can be found on the ADAM portal, at the following address http://www.adam-europe.eu/learn-play-manage.
The projects of the month from the last 12 months can be found at ADAM under www.adam-europe.eu/ProjectoftheMonth.
Contact
XXI INVESLAN S.L., Spain
www.inveslan.com

Download the Adam newsletter here

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Call for Papers 9th PETRA 2016

The PETRA conference is a highly interdisciplinary conference that focuses on computational and engineering approaches to improve the quality of life and enhance human performance in a wide range of settings, in the workplace, at home, in public spaces, urban environments, and other.

PETRA brings together very different types of technologies to also address important social and healthcare issues for sensitive populations, such as the elderly, persons suffering from chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, and other disabilities or traumas.

When: June 29 – July 1, 2015

Where: Island of Corfu, Greece

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission: Deadline January 20, 2016

Short Paper Submission: Deadline February 20, 2016

Poster Paper Submission: Deadline March 20, 2016

For more details, please visit: www.petrae.org

A flyer for the conference can be found here: http://petrae.org/docs/petra2016_flyer.pdf

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Conference “Fragmentation and Exclusion: Understanding and Overcoming the Multiple Impacts of the Crisis”

The findings of the research project “Fragmentation and Exclusion: Understanding and Overcoming the Multiple Impacts of the Crisis (FRAGMEX)” will be presented on Wednesday, the 25th of November, 2015 (11:00-19:00) at Impact Hub (28 Karaiskaki str., Psirri, 105 54, Athens, near “Monastiraki” metro station).

The conference will present findings with respect to developments in poverty, unemployment and food insecurity in Greece during the years of the crisis, as well as policy responses. Furthermore, research findings will be presented, regarding the role of civil society during the crisis. Finally, the research team will present empirical research on the evolution of attitudes and public discourses in Greece regarding the role of Germany and the EU during the crisis.

The Crisis Observatory participates in the research project FRAGMEX (Greek partners’ coordinator) along with the Hellenic Open University, the University of Duisburg-Essen and the University of Bonn. In Greece, the project is funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology in the context of the programme “Bilateral Research and Technology Cooperation between Greece and Germany, 2013 – 2015”. The objective of the project is to study fragmentation phenomena within and between European Societies. More information can be found on the project website: www.fragmex.eu/

A certificate of attendance will be provided to those who will request it via email. The conference will be held in Greek with simultaneous interpretation in English.

Registration forms can be sent until 23.11.2015 at crisisobservatory@gmail.com. Registrations operate on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please call: 210-7257110.

You can find conference programme here  and the registration form form here.

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14th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multiagent Systems (PAAMS 2016)

University of Sevilla (Spain)

1st-3rd June, 2016

www.paams.net

 

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Research on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems has matured during the last decade and many effective applications of this technology are now deployed. PAAMS provides an international forum to present and discuss the latest scientific developments and their effective applications, to assess the impact of the approach, and to facilitate technology transfer. PAAMS started as a local initiative, but has since grown to become THE international yearly platform to present, to discuss, and to disseminate the latest developments and the most important outcomes related to real-world applications. It provides a unique opportunity to bring multi-disciplinary experts, academics and practitioners together to exchange their experience in the   development and deployment of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.

PAAMS intends to bring together researchers and developers from industry and the academic world to report on the latest scientific and technical advances on the application of multi-agent systems, to discuss and debate the major issues, and to showcase the latest systems using agent based technology. It will promote a forum for discussion on how agent-based techniques, methods, and tools help system designers to accomplish the mapping between available agent technology and application needs. Other stakeholders should be rewarded with a better understanding of the potential and challenges of the agent-oriented approach.

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Yves Demazeau (Co-Chair) – Centre National de la Recherche  Scientifique (France)

Takayuki Ito (Co-Chair) – Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan)

 

INVITED SPEAKERS

PAAMS 2016 invited speakers:

  • Witold Pedrycz – University of Alberta (Canada).
  • Paul Scerri – Carnegie Mellon University (USA).
  • Omer Rana – Cardiff University (UK).

 

SPECIAL ISSUES

  • Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2016 and Collocated Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a special issue published in Neurocomputing (JCR Impact Factor: 2.005).
  • The best papers from PAAMS 2016 and Collocated Events will be expanded and revised for inclusion in “Knowledge and Information Systems: An International Journal” (http://www.cs.uvm.edu/~kais/) by Springer. (JCR Impact Factor: 1.782)
  • Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2016 and Collocated Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a special issue published in Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering (JCR Impact Factor: 0.415)
  • Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2016 will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a special issue published in Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management.

 

DEMO AWARDS

The best demo in PAAMS 2016 will be awarded with a 2000€ price.

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WORKSHOPS

  • A-Health. Agents and multi-agent Systems for AAL and e-HEALTH.
  • 1st International Workshop on Agents Living in Augmented Worlds.
  • Agent-based solutions for Manufacturing and Supply Chain.
  • The First International Workshop on Computational Models of Social Creativity.
  • MAS for Complex Networks and Social Computation.
  • Decision Making in Dynamic Information Environments.
  • Workshop Games and Multi-Agent Systems.
  • Intelligent Systems and Context Information Fusion.
  • Multi-agent based Applications for Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy Systems.
  • MultiAgent System Based Learning Environments.
  • Workshop on Smart Cities and Intelligent Agents.

 

SPECIAL SESSIONS

  • Agents Behaviours and Artificial Markets (ABAM).
  • Advances on Demand Response and Renewable Energy Sources in Agent Based Smart Grids (ADRESS).
  • Agents and Mobile Devices (AM).
  • Agent Methodologies for Intelligent Robotics Applications (AMIRA).
  • COoperative go-GREEN agents for the management of sustainable systems (Co-Green).
  • Learning, Agents and Formal Languages (LAFL).
  • Multi-Agent Systems and Ambient Intelligence (MASAI).
  • Persuasive Technologies (PT).
  • Web Mining and Recommender systems (WebMiReS).

 

CALL FOR GRANTS/AWARDS

PAAMS 2016 in collaboration with the IWT2 research group (http://iwt2.org/) of the University of Sevilla, offer 40 grants/awards to facilitate the attendance to doctoral and young doctors both to the event itself (including Workshops and Special Sessions) and to the parallel collocated events. More information: http://www.paams.net/open-calls/call-for-grants-awards

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission date:  11th January, 2016

Notification date:  22nd February, 2016

Camera-ready deadline: 07th March, 2016

Conference dates:  1st-3rd June, 2016

 

SUBMISSION

Review process

PAAMS welcomes the submission of application papers with preference to the topics listed in the call for papers. All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process; each paper will be refereed by at least three experts in the field based on relevance, originality, significance, quality and clarity.

The papers must consist of original, relevant and previously unpublished sound research results related to any of the topics of the conference.

 

Submitting papers

All papers must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS Template, with a maximum length of 12 pages in length, including figures and references. All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the Paper Submission Page.

 

Publication

Accepted papers will be included in PAAMS 2016 Proceedings, published by LNCS/LNAI of Springer Verlag.

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At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the symposium to present the paper in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings.

 

TOPICS

Special Topic of the 2016 edition: “Scalable Multi-Agent Systems”

Problems

  • Agent-based simulation and prediction
  • Distributed problem solving
  • Agent cooperation and negotiation
  • Agent societies and social networks
  • Real-time multi-agent systems
  • Human agent interaction, user interfaces
  • Adaptation, learning and personalization
  • Reputation, trust, privacy and security
  • Agent engineering and development tools
  • Evaluation, ethical and legal issues

 

Domains

  • Information recovery and information systems
  • Knowledge management and data intensive systems
  • Intelligent control and manufacturing systems
  • Embodied agents and autonomous systems
  • Multi-robot systems and real world robotics
  • Internet softbots and web intelligence
  • Virtual agents, animation and games
  • Pervasive agents and ambient intelligence
  • E-learning and educational systems
  • User-centered applications and assisting agents

 

CONTACT
Chairs of the PAAMS 2016 Organizing Committee

Javier Bajo. Technical University of Madrid, Spain.

María José Escalona. University of Sevilla, Spain.

Web: http://www.paams.net

Email: info@paams.net