Last Thursday and Friday Alcala hosted the second project meeting of our Leonardo da Vinci project Organic.Balkanet. It was a a very productive and interesting meeting, including useful discussions which will be very relevant for the success of the project.
But maybe the words that better express what happened in Alcala during these 2 days are those of our coordinator, professor G. V. Roman, who said: “a very nice location – Alcala de Henares, an University City, in an academic environment of culture, science and history; a meeting room with complete endowment, very adequate for the meeting and in a very interesting building; very good accomodation in El Bedel Hotel; meeting room, accomodation, cafeteria and restaurant almost in the same location in the middle of the City, and… the very nice Joint Dinner, in a noble environment, with specific tasty Spanish drinks and food, and a friendly atmosphere.”
Photo of the group in the patio of the Malaga College (Colegio de Malaga), where the meetings took place
Leonardo & Nikos
IE member Leonardo Lezcano is currently staying at GRNET premises in Athens as part of his PhD research plan. It’s being a great opportunity to meet the GRNET group, led by Dr. Nikos Manouselis, who is an important partner of our IE group and the project manager of the Organic.Edunet project. During the stay, Leonardo and Nikos will be designing and carrying out some ontological approaches to knowledge representation in the biological and medical domains, which is closely related to their lines of research.
The city of Athens is really hot and full of tourists these days of the year (35º – 40º C). Therefore, it’s not a bad idea to escape from the urban area and visit some near and interesting places like the Temple of Poseidon. It is located on the southern tip of the peninsula of Attica, at Cape Sounion. Built in 440 BC, the temple offers quietness and relax as well as stunning views of the Aegean Sea and one the most famous sunsets in all the Mediterranean Sea.
Temple of Poseidon
Four members of the IE group are in Cadiz for SPDECE 2010, part of the joint Ibero-american conference on learning objects CCITA 2010. Ramiro, Miguel Angel, Miguel and Salvador will be presenting 3 works on different research activities of our group.
Ramiro and Miguel are in this very moment presenting the semantic search underlying mechanism and interfaces implemented in the Organic.Edunet portal, an effort in the framework of the Organic.Edunet project funded by the EU.
Miguel Angel presented yesterday evening part of a pHd work by Christian Cechinel on the metrics of learning object metadata, whereas Salvador will present this afernoon a similar work carried out by Javier Sanz in a pHd successfully presented a month ago.