Σας καλούμε να συμμετάσχετε στην Ημερίδα διάχυσης των αποτελεσμάτων (multiplier event) του διακρατικού έργου «SONETBULL – Using 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.
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
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.
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.
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, a 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.
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 (email@example.com):
Juan Carlos Augusto (Middlesex University London, UK)
Mehmet Karamanoglu (Middlesex University, UK)
Program Chairs (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Gordon Hunter (Kingston University, London, UK)
Stefan Poslad (Queen Mary University London, UK)
Keynote Lectures Chair :
Elisabeth André (Augsburg University, Germany)
Workshop Chairs (email@example.com):
Paulo Novais (Universidad do Minho, Portugal)
Shin’ichi Konomi (University of Tokyo, Japan)
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
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)
Simon Egerton (Monash University, Malaysia)
Davy Preuveneers (KUL, Belgium)
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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.
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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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations operate on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please call: 210-7257110.
University of Sevilla (Spain)
1st-3rd June, 2016
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)
PAAMS 2016 invited speakers:
- Witold Pedrycz – University of Alberta (Canada).
- Paul Scerri – Carnegie Mellon University (USA).
- Omer Rana – Cardiff University (UK).
- 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.
The best demo in PAAMS 2016 will be awarded with a 2000€ price.
- 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.
- 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
Submission date: 11th January, 2016
Notification date: 22nd February, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: 07th March, 2016
Conference dates: 1st-3rd June, 2016
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.
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.
Accepted papers will be included in PAAMS 2016 Proceedings, published by LNCS/LNAI of Springer Verlag.
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.
Special Topic of the 2016 edition: “Scalable Multi-Agent Systems”
- 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
- 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
Chairs of the PAAMS 2016 Organizing Committee
Javier Bajo. Technical University of Madrid, Spain.
María José Escalona. University of Sevilla, Spain.
This is the First call for papers for the 10th European Conference on Games Based Learning( ECGBL 2016) hosted by University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Scotland on 6-7 October 2016.
This call will close on 17th of March 2016.
Over the last ten years, the way in which education and training is delivered has changed considerably with the advent of new technologies. One such new technology that holds considerable promise for helping to engage learners is Games-Based Learning (GBL). The Conference offers an opportunity for scholars and practitioners interested in the issues related to GBL to share their thinking and research findings. Papers can cover various issues and aspects of GBL in education and training: technology and implementation issues associated with the development of GBL; use of mobile and MMOGs for learning; pedagogical issues associated with GBL; social and ethical issues in GBL; GBL best cases and practices, and other related aspects. We are particularly interested in empirical research that addresses whether GBL enhances learning. This Conference provides a forum for discussion, collaboration and intellectual exchange for all those interested in any of these fields of research or practice.
The conference committee welcomes contributions on a wide range of topics using a range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Action research, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited. You can find full details in the submission types document (pdf format).
In the first instance all submission types require an abstract. For more information please go to: http://academic-conferences.org/ecgbl/ecgbl2016/ecgbl16-call-papers.htm
Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. Papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development and publication in the
Electronic Journal of e-Learning (ISSN 1479-4403) – now indexed by SCOPUS.
International Journal of Game-Based Learning Published by the Information Resource Management Association (DOI: 10.4018/IJGBL, ISSN: 2155-6849, EISSN: 2155-6857)
Serious Games published by the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) Endorsed Transactions
The 4th International Educational game Competition will be held at ECGBL 2016. In the first instance we will be asking for abstracts describing the game and further information will be sent to applicants thereafter. http://academic-conferences.org/ecgbl/ecgbl2016/ecgbl16-call-games.htm