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PROLEARN Academy Newsletter 16-07-2007

Jul 16, 2007

Dear reader,

this is the release of the weekly PROLEARN Academy Newsletter. With this approach we wish to inform you respecting the news in PROLEARN Academy about which are the new added elements, which are the events organized for the next week and some information about the projects registered in PROLEARN Academy.

*** News

ABIS 2007: deadline extended:
Sent the: 2007-07-13
Deadline extended: 15th Workshop on Adaptivity and User Modeling in Interactive Systems (ABIS 2007)

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*** Events in the next 7 days

Free and Open Education: FLOSSCom Virtual & On-Campus Summer University
Place: Virtual & On-Campus (see website), Date: 2007-07-03 - 2007-09-30
The European Union funded FLOSSCom research project is investigating Free / Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) communities as learning environments. The project aims to identify principles of FLOSS communities that could be transferred to educational settings, e.g. how the community model could help to improve education. The project will run a ‘Virtual and On-Campus Summer University’ starting at the 3rd of July. The Summer University is a 12 week open access session with the objective of developing a toolkit on ‘Learning the Open Source Way’ The summer university will be conducted as a joint event bringing in as a “special guest” the Ubuntu community – The world’s famous Linux distribution with a community of 320.000 enthusiasts! We especially encourage students to take the chance and engage with experts throughout the globe. We ask everyone to feel free to bring in their knowledge, thoughts and energy, without any fees or enrolment criteria. The invitation is open to learners who have no, little or a great deal of experience with FLOSS communities.

ICALT 2007
Place: Niigata, Date: 2007-07-18 - 2007-07-20
7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2007) July 18-20, 2007 Niigata, Japan

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*** New Call For Papers

Call-Art: Conference, Paper submission deadline: 2007-07-01
Call for Papers to the 10th ETHICOMP conference Living, Working and Learning beyond Technology University of Pavia, Mantua, Italy

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*** New job offers

PhD position at K.U. Leuven (Belgium)

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Doctoral Position to join a new research group on the management, retrieval and mining of data and content at K.U. Leuven.

Researcher/PhD student & PostDoc in Semantic Web

In the research group "ISWeb - Information Systems and Semantic Web" ( at the University Koblenz-Landau there are two job openings for fall 2007: *Project leader/PostDoc* (37-54 KEuro p.a., depending on age and experience) *Researcher/PhD student *(35-41 KEuro p.a., depending on age and experience) available for two years with options for extensions up to 6 years.

Job Openings for Researcher/PhD student, Project Leader/PostDoc in Ontologies & Semantic Web

In the research group "ISWeb - Information Systems and Semantic Web" ( at the University Koblenz-Landau there are *two job openings for fall 2007: Project leader/PostDoc (37-54 KEuro p.a., depending on age and experience) Researcher/PhD student (35-41 KEuro p.a., depending on age and experience) available for two years with options for extensions up to 6 years.

Stellen als PostDoc & Wiss. Mitarbeiter für Web2.0, Folksonomies, Wissensmanagement

Im Fachbereich 4: Informatik am Campus Koblenz sind in der Arbeitsgruppe Informationssysteme und Semantic Web ( im Themenumfeld Semantic Web zum Herbst 2007 die Stellen: + einer Projektleiterin/eines Projektleiters (Entgeltgruppe 14 des TV-L), ganztags, und + einer Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/eines Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters (13 TV-L), ganztags befristet für zunächst zwei Jahre mit der Option auf Verlängerung zu besetzen. Die befristete Einstellung erfolgt auf der Grundlage der Regelungen des Gesetzes über befristete Arbeitsverträge in der Wissen-schaft (WissZeitVG).

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*** PROLEARN Academy - Measure

Our auto observation tool for scientific communities contains at present 906 projects, of which 218 are newsfeeds, 91 newsletters, 333 web sites, 69 mailinglists and 195 blogs. The number of catched entries totals 18899 for the feeds, of which 4572 were retrieved last week. For the newsletters totals 2058 entries, of which 29 were retrieved last week, for the mailinglists there are 55812 entries, of which 462 last week and for the blogs there are 3586 entries, of which 0 last week.

The feed project with the highest activity level last week was Feeds, with 595 entries, 335 more than the top-project of the week before - Feeds. The top mailinglist project last week was LM_NET: Library media specialist information exchange, with 75 entries, 43 less than the top-project of the week before - LM_NET: Library media specialist information exchange. The top blog project last week was Blogwatcher mechanism corrupt or not working, with 0 entries, 0 Blogwatcher mechanism corrupt or not working.

There is additional information about the projects in

We are continuously enlarging our project database.

*** Last week were added 8 new projects. These are the following:

6 Web Pages
Learning with games 2007
The aim of â??Learning with Gamesâ? is to promote excellence in the research, production and deployment of Serious Games to support the learning of individuals within the academic, industrial and business environments. The conference covers a wide range of topics, categorized into game development, game design, content creation, mobile games, production, business, user studies, and deployment. The conference will create a multi-disciplinary forum where researchers, developers, artists, producers and industrial and academic users come together to share ideas, knowledge and experience. Moreover Learning with Games 2007 will be to showcase the new approach to the learning that can be achieved using games, making education and training fun and enjoyable. The conference invites leaders from industry, government, funding agencies and academia to join together to exchange ideas/views on the new learning and training tools. Moreover attendees will also able to concretely see the results of these new approaches and evaluate their impact.
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IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2007)
Due to its potential to make learning easier, more convenient, and more effective, education is one of the preeminent areas of applications for multimedia.
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Third International Conference on Pedagogies and Learning 2007
The Third International Conference on Pedagogies and Learning will be held at The University of Southern Queensland Springfield Campus.
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EC-TEL 2007
Second European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning - â??Creating new learning experiences on a global scaleâ?
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PerU 2007
Mit dem rasanten Entwicklungsfortschritt hochmobiler Netzwerktechnologien und Geräte eröffnen sich neuartige Perspektiven für verschiedenste Anwendungsgebiete. Zukünftige Interaktionsformen werden neben klassischen Arbeitsplatzrechnern und Notebooks auch andere Infrastrukturen umfassen. In Verbindung mit dem durch proaktive, kontextorientierte Dienste erzielbaren Mehrwert tritt die Technik in den Hintergrund zurück und unterstützt zugleich den Nutzer auf vielfältige Weise durch mehr Komfort und Transparenz in seinen täglichen Handlungen. Pervasive Computing ist eine wichtige Schlüsseltechnologie, die Aus- und Weiterbildungseinrichtungen nicht nur im akademischen Umfeld optimieren und modernisieren wird. Eine Pervasive University stellt somit die konsequente Weiterentwicklung des Konzepts der Notebook University dar.
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IFIP Working Group 3.4
Professional and Vocational Education in Information and Communications Technologies WG3.4. is focused on the area of professional and vocational education rather than on specific computing curricula in primary, secondary or tertiary educational institutions. The membership of WG3.4 comprises academics and IT practitioners whose interests are reflected in the conference activities organised by the Working Group over recent years. These include the use of computer-mediated education, the on-going professional education of both IT and non-IT professionals, the activities of national IT professional bodies, the delivery of effective IT vocational education to post-secondary students and the integration of IT into other tertiary curricula.
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2 Blogs
Education Futures

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