October 25, 2011
The second meeting of the SOCIRES project is taking place at Mittlebiberach, a small location near Biberach, in southern Germany. Miguel Angel Sicilia was representing our research group in the project meeting sessions.
Miguel Angel and other participants posing outside the meeting venue
Concretely, the meeting is taking place at Graf Brandenstein-Zeppelin, the house of the Zeppelin family. We had the opportunity to visit the beautiful Chapel and the Zeppelin museum.
October 18, 2011
Last week, several IE members (in fact almost a full delegation including 2 senior members and 2 PhD students) were in Izmir, Turkey, to attend the Fifth Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR 2011), an event for researchers in the area of metadata and semantics with an inter-disciplinary focus. This year’s edition was hosted by the YasarUniversity and IE was, as usual, involved in the Organization committee, Scientific committee and Proceedings edition (as in previous editions, MTSR2011 proceedings have been published in the Springer’s CCIS Series).
Below, two videos from from the opening ceremony…
1) Canzonetta sull’aria from Mozart’s Le Nozze de Figaro to end the short opening concert by 2 Arts School students:
2) Miguel Angel Sicilia introducing keynote tutorial speaker Nikos Korfiatis:
Also, some pictures taken during the event:
The event could be followed in twitter (#mtsr2011) and continously updated via the MTSR group in Facebook.
October 13, 2011
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Monday to Wednesday this week the VOA3R project consortium representatives gathered together in Izmir for the project 4th plenary meeting. This fourth VOA3R Project Meeting, hosted by Yasar University, formally discussed the next steps to be taken and planned for the project particularly surrounding systems integration, as well as metadata profile definition.
IE members Miguel Angel and Salvador attended the sessions as the University of Alcala is the coordinator partner. Below some pictures taken during these 3 fruitful days of intensive work.
Different moments of the meeting
October 10, 2011
Salvador just outside the city fortress
Last week, IE member Salvador Sanchez-Alonso was in Chios island attending to the Joint School on IT-Enhanced Organic & Sustainable Education for Teachers. This training course is approved by the European Commission and supported by four European projects: CerOrganic, Organic.Mednet, Organic.Balkanet and ISLE. The training was addressed to all teachers, trainers and professionals interested in the field of Environmental & Ecological Education, aiming to provide a better understanding of the current advances related to Organic Farming, Sustainable Education, Blended Learning and Modern ICT tools. It was collocated with the Green Ideas workshop, an event aimed at bringing together people and institutions that are interested into agricultural, biodiversity and rural education, so that collaboration opportunities may be explored and exploited.
IE role in the Joint school was twofold: to promote and disseminate Organic.Balkanet results to the attendees of the courses on one hand, and to teach on metadata annotation practices to agricultural experts on the other.
Both events (Green ideas and Joint school) took place in the medieval village of Mesta, heart of the “masticohoria” or mastic villages, a region of the island renowned for their cultivation of mastic trees. This village is a fortress-like complex of narrow streets, a laberinth of houses and arches. Mesta is unique -if we compare it to other medieval villages in the island- because it is the most well-preserved.
A panorama of Mesta from a nearby olive tree field