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Events of Tuesday 4th, December 2007

Conference : Conference on Nordic Innovation Research
From 03 December 2007 till 04 December 2007
Location: Luleň, Sweden

The focus of the conference is different aspects on Management of Innovation. Specific areas of interest for the conference are:
   ·  Product innovation (process, methods/tools)
   ·  Innovation capability (organizational as well as individual; creativity, human aspects of innovation)
   ·  Functional product development (product service systems)
   ·  Innovative strategies (e.g. scenario planning, early need-finding, open innovation systems)
   ·  Commercialization of technology, new venture creation
   ·  Regional innovation systems, innovative networks

KEYNOTES:
   ·  High-growth entrepreneurship -- how does it matter, how is it different, and how to support it? - Professor Erkko Autio,
      Imperial College, London
   ·  Entrepreneurship in an academic environment - Experiences from Sweden and the US - Professor Kris Berglund, LTU and
      Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan USA

Closing address, awards, next conference Professor Håkan Ylinenpää, LTU, Peter Parnes, Site Engineering Manager, Google and Professor Harri Haapasalo, University of Oulo

For more information, please visit the following website : http://www.ltu.se/ies/d3879/Entreprenorskap/NIR

Conference : Equal Opportunities for All - the value of adult learning in promoting equality
From 03 December 2007 till 04 December 2007
Location: Riga, Latvia
Organised by EAEA and NVL

AIM:
The goal of the conference is to offer the following opportunities:
   1. Come and learn in an international environment;
   2. Identify and discuss the burning issues on Equal opportunities;
   3. Disseminate achievements from projects, working groups and networks, transfer ideas into new context.

The conference will address the field of equal opportunities in the lifelong learning perspective and allow the participants to be active and share their points of view during the open space conference. Leaders and decision makers will be able to discuss policy issues and shape the recommendations for further action.

Some of the KEYNOTES:
   ·  How high is the threshold to learning? - Fredrik Bjørkmann Johansen, learner, Norway
   ·  Keynote by the Council of Europe, Ms Olöf Olafsdottir, Head of Department, Directorate General IV Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport
   ·  Keynote by UNESCO, Ms Bettina Bochynek, programme specialist, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

The conference language will be English. For more information, please visit the following website : http://www.eaea.org/events.php?aid=13463&d=2007-12

Conference : BroadBand Europe
From 03 December 2007 till 06 December 2007
Location: Antwerp, Belgium

BBEurope is a yearly conference, dedicated to BB with presentations of latest results, evolutions and technologies in the field. BroadBand covers however many different disciplines and beside technological results, also socio-economic, techno-economic and regulatory aspects will find a forum here. Presentations from ongoing trials and regional projects give an extra flavour to the conference.

The submission deadline is approaching: September 1st

BBEurope 2007 is organized by the IBBT, hosted by Alcatel-Lucent and endorsed by IET and DSL Forum.

Co-located with BBEurope there will be at least 3 extra workshops:
- "From Access To Metro - A seamless transition" (IET-Workshop)
- "The MUSE Winter-school"
- "QoS Tutorial", prepared by EuQoS project addressing different known technologies and open problems with Internet QoS

BBEurope, together with all of these workshops are unique opportunities for the shaping Broadband for All area in future, including vision, strategies and roadmaps.

Information can be found via the website www.bbeurope.org

So the place to be:
03-06 December 2007
Antwerp, Belgium
website: www.bbeurope.org
Contact: Peter Van Daele (peter.vandaele@intec.ugent.be)

Conference : International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE 07)
From 03 December 2007 till 12 December 2007
Location: virtual

CIS2E 07 provides a virtual forum for presentation and discussion of the state-of the-art research on computers, information and systems sciences and engineering. The virtual conference will be conducted through the Internet using web-conferencing tools, made available by the conference.

Conference participants - authors, presenters and attendees - only need an internet connection and sound available on their computers in order to be able to contribute and participate in this international ground-breaking conference. The on-line structure of this high-quality event will allow academic professionals and industry participants to contribute their work and attend world-class technical presentations based on rigorously refereed submissions, live, without the need for investing significant travel funds or time out of the office.

CIS2E 07 is composed of the following four conferences:
   ·  International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology & Automation (IETA 07)
   ·  International Conference on Telecommunications and Networking (TeNe 07)
   ·  International Conference on Systems, Computing Sciences and Software Engineering (SCS2 07)
   ·  International Conference on Engineering Education, Instructional Technology, Assessment, and E-learning (EIAE 07)

DATE: 3-12 December 2007
LOCATION: virtual

The conference language will be English. For more information, please visit the following website : http://www.cisse2007online.org/

Conference : Open Source in ICT 2007
From 04 December 2007 till 06 December 2007
Location: London, UK
The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation is hosting a three-day event in December devoted to Open Source. It is a must-attend event for ICT giants and start-ups alike. The first day of the conference is reserved for ministers and senior representatives from the public sector, the second day will include speakers from the private and public sector to analyse how open source is bridging the digital divide and the last day of the conference will be devoted to open source in mobile.

For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.cipaco.org/spip.php?article1441

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