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Events of December 2007

Conference : EUCEN Conference. The University as a Regional Actor: Partnerships for Professional Development in Europe
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)

For more information, please visit the following website:

Conference : The Gateway to Research into European Policy on Education
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.

For more information, please visit the following website:

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

   ·  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 :

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

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 :

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

So the place to be:
03-06 December 2007
Antwerp, Belgium
Contact: Peter Van Daele (

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 :

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:

Conference : Semantics And digital Media Technologies conference (SAMT)
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 Systems)

For more information, please visit the following website:

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

For more information, please visit the following website:

Conference : Cognitive and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age - Conference 2007 (IADIS CELDA 2007)
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

For more information, please visit the following web site:

Conference : IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia 2007 (ISM2007)
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.

Conference : Learning Technologies Africa (LTA)
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

For more information, please visit the following website :

Conference : Economics of E-learning (eLene)
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.

For more information, please visit the following website:

Conference : Digital libraries and technology-enhanced learning: information days for CFP
From 17 December 2007 till 18 December 2007
Location: Kirchberg, Luxembourg

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 consortia.

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:

  • Monday, 17 December, a.m.: digital libraries
  • Tuesday, 18 December, a.m. : technology-enhanced learning
The remaining time will allow for participants to present posters in order to find project partners, or to discuss their proposal ideas in bilateral meetings with Commission staff.

Registration will close on Monday, 3 December.

For more information, please visit the following website:
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