September 19, 2007

Six word TEL SF story contribution

Posted in 2007, ec-tel, science fiction, six word story at 8:57 am by klamma

This is my contribution. Being biased,  I do not take part in the competition, yet.

This story is a little bit older. It was a comment on a blog entry Mathias Lux has written. He inspired me to start this competition for the EC-TEL.

Magic? Technology? Who knows the difference?

September 12, 2007

Final Call For Participation EC-TEL 2007

Posted in 2007, call for participation, conference, doctoral consortium, ec-tel, keynote, science fiction, technology enhanced learning, workshop at 6:49 am by klamma

EC-TEL 2007 – Second European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
“Creating new learning experiences on a global scale”
17-20 September 2007, Crete, Greece
http://www.ectel07.org/
FINAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Come join us for the 2nd European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, from 17 to 20 September in Crete, Greece: four days of Serious Fun!

In one week almost 200 professionals, researchers and visionaries in the field of technology enhanced learning will meet in an unique atmosphere. To facilitate discussions and debate about creating new learning experiences on a global scale the conference has created exciting opportunities to communicate and contribute.

ONLINE PROCEEDINGS

– The conference proceedings are available to registered participants for four weeks around the conference week. Thanks to Springer for this opportunity.

– The workshop proceedings are online on http://www.ectel07.org

– The doctoral consortium proceedings are online on http://www.ectel07.org


WEB 2.0

– The EC-TEL 2007 blog is available at https://ectel07.wordpress.com

– The EC-TEL 2007 wiki is available at http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.be/ec-tel07/index.php/Main_Page

– Following Wired Magazine we are announcing a 6 word short story competition about the future of technology enhanced learning in a science fiction manner. A special price for the best story will be awarded by Bruce Sterling and Hermann Maurer. Please post your stories on https://ectel07.wordpress.com

KEYNOTES

– Bruce Sterling, professor at the European Graduate School and “visionary in residence” at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
http://blog.wired.com/sterling/

– Hermann Maurer is professor of computer science at the Technical University Graz in Austria.
http://www.iicm.tugraz.at/maurer

This year’s exciting program includes the following highlights:


– RESEARCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Several high ranking officials from the European Commission will present their views on technology enhanced learning, with a specific focus on research funding, the Framework Program 7 calls and other funding instruments.

– GLOBE
The GLOBE consortium of learning repository networks (http://globe-info.org/) will use its panel session to hold a public dialogue about your requirements for share and reuse and how it can address these. This will be a unique opportunity to learn more about this global community of repositories.

– INDUSTRY MEETS RESEARCH
There will be almost a full day of industrial sessions, where participants from IMC, BT, EADS, IDS, Synergetics and Giunti will present their experiences and lessons learned.

– TEL WORKSHOPS
Two days of workshops will precede the actual conference days: with topics ranging from social information retrieval to collaborative open environments for project-centered learning these workshops provide excellent opportunities for more in-depth presentations and discussion of specific TEL topics. Additionally a couple of project meetings will take place around EC-TEL 2007, e.g. the EducaNext Steering Committee Meeting and the PROLEARN Academy Meeting. If you are interested in ask for further arrangements.

– DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
The 2nd doctoral consortium will take place at Tuesday and offers an overview about innovative research approaches in Europe. The consortium is open and free of cost for all EC-TEL 2007 participants.

NOW IT IS UP TO YOU

If you have any comments or questions, then please do not hesitate to contact us!

Wolfgang Nejdl
General Chair

Erik Duval, Ralf Klamma
Programme Chairs

Konstantin Makropoulos
Local Organisation Chair

Martin Wolpers
Organizing Chair

Barbara Kieslinger
Publicity Chair

Frans van Assche
Workshop Chair

Volker Zimmermann
Industrial Session Chair

Katherine Maillet, Denis Gillet, Tomaz Klobucar, Ralf Klamma
Doctoral Consortium Chairs

September 2, 2007

Bruce Sterling at EC-TEL 2007

Posted in 2007, conference, ec-tel, keynote, science fiction, technology enhanced learning at 8:58 am by klamma

The EC-TEL 2007 organisers are very proud to have Bruce Sterling as a keynoter at the conference.

Bruce Sterling, Professor at the European Graduate School and “visionary in residence” at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California is one of the early visionaries of the “Internet of Things”. His famous speeches introduced new memes (like spime) that continue to be an inspiration for many researchers.

Bruce is also … a science fiction writer:

http://blog.wired.com/sterling

August 31, 2007

Hermann Maurer at EC-TEL 2007

Posted in 2007, conference, ec-tel, keynote, science fiction, technology enhanced learning at 11:52 am by klamma

The EC-TEL 2007 organisers are proud to announce Hermann Maurer as the second keynote presenter at the conference.

Hermann Maurer is professor of computer science at the Technical University Graz in Austria, with an impressive list of achievements in the form of numerous papers, books, companies and patents. Hermann is one of the pioneers of Technology Enhanced Learning in Europe and a widely acclaimed and sought after speaker.

He is also … a science fiction writer:

http://www.iicm.tugraz.at/maurer

August 25, 2007

EC-TEL 2007 Call for Participation Reminder

Posted in 2007, call for participation, conference, ec-tel, science fiction, technology enhanced learning at 9:40 pm by klamma

In three weeks we will meet at the the Second European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning EC-TEL’07 in Crete, Greece. The deadline for Early Bird Registration is next Monday, August 27!

These exciting events are but a selection of what will happen at EC-TEL:

  • 15 sessions in three parallel tracks
  • Two keynotes from experts (Hermann Maurer & Bruce Sterling) who are also science fiction authors
  • The Globe panel discussing global learning experiences
  • The EU commission discussing news from FP6 and FP7 research programmes on Technology Enhanced Learning
  • The industrial session with European Technology Enhanced Learning companies
  • The poster and demonstration session with displays from almost all European projects on Technology Enhanced Learning
  • A conference wrap up session with Matthias Jarke
  • Eight workshops with topics from different areas in Technology Enhanced Learning
  • The Second Doctoral Consortium on Technology Enhanced Learning
  • EU project meetings from TEL projects like PROLIX, PROLEARN and COOPER

To make this event even more exciting, we will use the next three weeks to prepare the conference using Web 2.0 technologies. We offer the following goodies to you:

  • We have successfully negotiated with Springer to make the proceedings available for two weeks before and two weeks after the conference for registered participants (Many thanks to the people at Springer).
  • The registration at the main web site http://www.ectel07.org is still open. Stay tuned for latest announcements
  • We have just launched the EC-TEL blog at https://ectel07.wordpress.com for you. Come and join us to discuss and prepare the conference and get most value out of it.
  • We will create a science fiction competition. Winners will get special discounts for the conference!
  • Authors of posters and papers can present and discuss their work in the weeks leading up to the conference. We will contact you!
  • We invite everybody to become a author in our blog or just inform us to get on our blogroll
  • You will be able to submit your questions for the keynoters beforehand
  • Perhaps you have even better ideas? Just write and comment

The conference will be Serious Fun!

Wolfgang Nejdl
General Chair

Erik Duval, Ralf Klamma
Programme Chairs

Konstantin Makropoulos
Local Organisation Chair

Martin Wolpers
Organizing Chair

Barbara Kieslinger
Publicity Chair

Frans van Assche
Workshop Chair

Volker Zimmermann
Industrial Session Chair

Katherine Maillet, Denis Gilet, Tomaz Klobucar, Ralf Klamma
Doctoral Consortium Chairs

August 8, 2007

EC-TEL’07 Early Bird Registration

Posted in 2007, call for participation, conference, ec-tel, science fiction, technology enhanced learning at 12:50 pm by klamma

August 21, 2007: Early Bird Registration ends

EC-TEL’07 – Second European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning Creating new learning experiences on a global scale

17-20 September 2007, Crete, Greece
http://www.ectel07.org

This is a kind reminder that EC-TEL 2007 Early Bird Registration ends on August 21, 2007: http://www.ectel07.org/conference-registration

Some highlights of EC-TEL 2007 include our two keynote speakers:

  • Bruce Sterling
    Professor at the European Graduate School and “visionary in residence” at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California is one of the early visionaries of the “Internet of Things”. His famous speeches introduced new memes (like spime) that continue to be an inspiration for many researchers. Bruce is also … a science fiction writer (http://blog.wired.com/sterling)!
  • Hermann Maurer
    Professor of computer science at the Technical University Graz in Austria, with an impressive list of achievements in the form of numerous papers, books, companies and patents. Hermann is one of the pioneers of Technology Enhanced Learning in Europe and a widely acclaimed and sought after speaker. He is also … a science fiction writer (http://www.iicm.tugraz.at/maurer)!

Make sure to check out the program, available at http://www.ectel07.org.
It holds many more highly attractive events related to TEL, e.g. 3 research and one industry tracks with more than 40 papers, a session related to science fiction and TEL, etc.