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IME-2016: Conference results

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International Conference on Anti-Bullying Practices

The DAISSy research group ( of the Hellenic Open University organizes the International Conference on Anti-Bullying Practices on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, during hours 9.30 – 17.00 at the AMALIA HOTEL, 10 Amalias Av., Athens (located opposite to the National Gardens).

The conference is organized in the context of the transnational project «SONET-BULL – Using ICT networking tools with peer learning and crowdsourcing to train school communities to counter student bullying» (, which is coordinated by HOU.

The Conference will present the project main outcomes: training outline, educational material, learning objects and online peer-learning results, as recorded on the platform, through individual or group projects. Emphasis will be given to the presentation of best practices and educational activities such as those implemented by teachers – members of the Network. The Conference will also discuss contemporary anti-bullying approaches and theories, as well as the exploitation prospects of project results.

The Conference is addressed to members of the educational community (directors of schools, teachers, parents), managers responsible for planning and implementation of educational policies (at Regional offices and School Divisions, School Counselors, persons responsible for scientific and educational guidance), mental health specialists, students and researchers in humanities fields and generally to any person interested in the issue of school bullying.

You can find more information about the conference here.

Download the programme of the conference here!


International Conference IME-2016: Intercultural Mediation in contemporary Europe: challenges and possibilities

Hellenic Open University, with the support of Olympic Training and Consulting (project co-ordinator), organizes the international conference “Intercultural Mediation in contemporary Europe: challenges and possibilities”, in the context of multi-lateral project “TIME: Training Intercultural Mediators for a Multi-cultural Europe” ( The conference will take place on September 8 & 9 2016, in the Airotel Stratos Vassilikos hotel, 114 Michalakopoulou str., Athens, Hellas.

The conference is the third in a series of events organized by the DAISSy research group  of the Hellenic Open University ( during the past years. It is addressed to researchers and practitioners of IM and associated disciplines, including among others social workers and researchers who interact with immigrants, members of immigrant communities, personnel of educational institutions, training centers, NGOs and voluntary organizations, employees of public administration and local authorities.

The conference will promote exploitation of the results of project TIME (Training Intercultural Mediators for a Multicultural Europe), which was funded under Erasmus+, aiming to identify and discuss challenges, explore possibilities, exchange knowledge on practices and interventions and present successful IM policies.

You can find more information about the conference here.

Download the programme of the conference here!


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


Hellenic Conference on Innovating STEM Education

University of Athens, Greece

In recent years, there has been a focus on promoting the uptake of STEM subjects in schools. This has been driven by the need to ensure that young people gain the knowledge and skills essential to help them participate in a society in which mathematics, science and technology are increasingly important. Nevertheless, reform efforts, including curriculum development have treated the STEM subjects mostly in isolation. Recognizing that education within the individual STEM disciplines has great value and that efforts to improve discipline-centered teaching and learning should continue, this conference considers the potential benefits—and challenges—of an explicit focus on integration. In order to prepare students to address the problems of our society, it is necessary to provide students with opportunities to understand the problems through rich, engaging, and powerful experiences that integrate the disciplines of STEM.

The conference provides a platform for dissemination of best practice in teaching and learning in Greece, and will inspire and empower STEM educators to improve teaching quality, to Increase engagement in STEM education and career pathways, to connect students with real life industry relevancy, and to drive creativity, inquiry based learning, problem-solving & project based learning.

Read more information about the HiSTEM2016 Conference here


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 ( Η συμμετοχή στο εργαστήριο είναι δωρεάν και θα δοθούν βεβαιώσεις συμμετοχής.


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.


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: &



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

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 (

Juan Carlos Augusto (Middlesex University London, UK)

Mehmet Karamanoglu (Middlesex University, UK)


Program Chairs (

Gordon Hunter (Kingston University, London, UK)

Stefan Poslad (Queen Mary University London, UK)


Keynote Lectures Chair :

Elisabeth André (Augsburg University, Germany)


Workshop Chairs (

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

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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
The projects of the month from the last 12 months can be found at ADAM under

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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:

A flyer for the conference can be found here: