From 28 November 2007 till 01 December 2007 Location: Hannover, Germany 34th EUCEN Conference. The University as a Regional Actor: Partnerships for
Professional Development in Europe. Friday, 30th December 2007, the open day
of the EUCEN conference, will start with a keynote paper on the role of the
university in its region.
EUCEN has taken up objectives for the creation of a European
area of higher education in the field of university continuing education (UCE).
Producers of knowledge, centres of learning, drivers of change – The
role of universities of serving their region - Prof. (em) Hans G. Schuetze,
University of British Columbia, Canada
Keynote paper European University Association (EUA)
From 30 November 2007 till 01 December 2007 Location: Brussels + Leuven, Belgium
European Education Policy Network - The Gateway to Research into European Policy on Education
The European Education Policy Network is a forum for policymakers and policy
researchers across Europe to discuss and analyse European policy affecting education.
The objective of European Education Policy Network is to reflect on, and to
further stimulate, the debate on the European Education Agenda between policymakers
and policy researchers across Europe. The network encourages the exchange
of ideas on the Europeanisation of education, the European policy processes
affecting education and the contribution of education to the European project.
Some of the KEYNOTES:
· The External Dimension of European Education
Reforms and Relations with Third Countries - Angelique Verli, Head of
Unit, Global Higher Education Cooperation Programmes, Directorate of Education
and Training Policies, European Commission
· Ivo Belet, MEP (Belgium) and member of the
European Parliament Committee on Education and Culture
· Academic Research on European Educational
Policymaking - Gert Biesta, Institute of Education, University of Stirling
Registration will remain open until
15 November 2007.
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
· Innovative strategies (e.g. scenario planning,
early need-finding, open innovation systems)
· Commercialization of technology, new venture
· Regional innovation systems, innovative networks
· High-growth entrepreneurship -- how does
it matter, how is it different, and how to support it? - Professor Erkko
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
From 03 December 2007 till 04 December 2007 Location: Riga, Latvia Organised by EAEA and NVL
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
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.
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
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
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.
From 05 December 2007 till 07 December 2007 Location: Genova, Italy
The 2nd international conference on Semantics And digital Media Technologies (SAMT) will be held in Genova from the 5th to the 7th December 2007, at the Jolly Hotel Marina.
In addition to SAMT, the final workshop of the project AIM@SHAPE will take place on the 4th December, at the Area Della Ricerca of the CNR of Genova.
The international conference on Semantics And digital Media Technologies (SAMT) targets to narrow the large disparity between the low-level descriptors that can be computed automatically from multimedia content and the richness and subjectivity of semantics in user queries and human interpretations of audiovisual media - The Semantic Gap.
Some of the KEYNOTES:
· A Knowledge Habitat for Multimedia
- Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
· Perception-based Algorithms for Multimedia
Retrieval - Remco Veltkamp, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
· Integrating knowledge and content processing
- Albert Gauthier (INFSO.E2 Knowledge and Content Technologies)
· Multimedia Search: a power broker in the
Networked Media Age - Luis Rodriguez-Rosello (INFSO.D2 Networked Media
On 06 December 2007 Location: Sussex, United Kingdom WORKING TOGETHER TO LEARN, RESEARCH AND SUCCEED, University of Sussex, Department
of Informatics in collaboration with London Knowledge Lab
This year’s workshop, based in Brighton, will be a chance to
not only get to know the other postgraduate researchers in the HCT field and
present your work to the attendees through a digital poster session, but also
an opportunity to actively focus on crucial progress specific skills which may
help you complete your own research. The workshop will also provide the opportunity
to discuss and work through research problems with other postgraduate students
as well as with more experienced researchers
DATE: 6 December 2007 LOCATION: Sussex, United Kingdom
From 07 December 2007 till 09 December 2007 Location: Algarve, Portugal
DATE: 7-9 December 2007 LOCATION: Algarve, Portugal
• “Education Myth Busting: Education is Not a Question of Belief, I Believe!" - Professor dr. Paul A. Kirschner, Professor of Educational Psychology and ICT / Chair of the Research Centre Learning in Interaction, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
• “Computer based Interaction Analysis supporting Self-regulation: achievements and prospects of an emerging research field" - Professor Angelique Dimitracopoulou, Professor, LTEE Laboratory, University of the Aegean, Greece
• Assessing progress of learning in complex domains
• Collaborative learning
• Just-in-time and Learning-on-Demand
• Learning Communities & Web Service Technologies
• Life-long Learning
From 10 December 2007 till 12 December 2007 Location: Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.
The IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2007) is an international forum for researchers to exchange information regarding advances in the state of the art and practice of multimedia computing, as well as to identify the emerging research topics and define the future of multimedia computing. The technical program of ISM2007 will consist of invited talks, paper presentations, and panel discussions. Submissions of high quality papers describing mature results or on-going work are invited.
From 12 December 2007 till 14 December 2007 Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Learning Technologies Africa (LTA) is a Pan-African Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition, which is an initiative geared towards building digital competences in the knowledge society. The event will bring together stakeholders from the industry, education, government and the civil society to take a look at the state of education delivery in Africa and then fashion out strategies that will bring about enhanced quality, based on modern technologies in education.
The main aims of the conference are to bring together research, innovation and modern learning technologies in a "knowledge triangle".
DATE: 12-14 December 2007
LOCATION: Abuja, Nigeria
Modern Learning Technologies have become the mainstream in Global education and training systems. However, connectivity and equipment availability still remains a central issue in Africa, while the other problems are related to pedagogy, content, quality assurance and standards, as well as the training of teachers, continuous development, organisational change and the transformation of education and training processes
From 12 December 2007 till 14 December 2007 Location: Paris, France
What is the real economic performance of eLearning?
What are the right tools to measure eLearning performance?
The eLene consortium will organise a conference on the economics of e-learning in December 2007 in Paris. Leading practitioners and researchers from Europe will present the results of studies and research on e-learning initiatives.
The conference will allow you to:
· learn about costs and benefits from investments in e-learning,
· discuss student performance and ICT,
· know about indicators of e-learning and
· find out about digital divides, digital trajectories and e-learning.
Like the first eLene conference in 2006 this conference will be a meeting place for researchers, practitioners and decision makers.
From 17 December 2007 till 18 December 2007 Location: Kirchberg, Luxembourg
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This event addresses researchers interested in submitting project proposals
to the third ICT call under FP7, objective ICT -2007.4.3: Digital libraries
and technology-enhanced learning.
The information days aim at helping participants to better
understand the work programme and criteria for the evaluation of proposals,
to facilitate sharing of ideas and experiences, and to find partners for project
The information days will offer two half-day plenary sessions aiming at providing participants with information relevant for preparing proposals to the third ICT call. Main issues are the research challenges in the work programme and criteria for the evaluation of proposals: