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Showing posts from July, 2014

Dr Dalibor Fiala to Visit Information School

Dr Dalibor Fiala is visiting the Information School between 29 July and 1st August to work with Professor Peter Willett on a citation study of computer science in Eastern Europe since 1989.

Dalibor is is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of West Bohemia, and has interests in a range of informetrics topics.

Research Stimulation Grant Success for Foster

The Information School's Dr Jonathan Foster has been awarded a £2,000 research stimulation grant from Research and Innovation Services to develop a research proposal for the Marie Curie ITN.  The objective of this is to establish a training network for PhD students in information governance.

This began as an initiative in the Information School's Knowledge Management and Information Retrieval research groups.

8th International Conference on e-Learning

Dr Miguel Baptista Nunes of the Information School will chair the 8th International Conference on e-Learning in Lisbon, Portugal, between 15 and 18 July 2014.  The conference explores technical and non-technical aspects of e-Learning and the key note speaker will be Professor Neil Morris, Professor of Educational Technology, Innovation and Change and Director of Digital Learning at the University of Leeds.

He will then chair the 3rd International Conference on Information Systems Post-implementation and Change Management between 17 and 19 July, also in Lisbon.  This conference focuses upon the socio-technological perspective of information systems, exploring issues related to using, exploiting and maintaining information systems within organisations and focusing upon the post-implementation stage of the information systems life cycle.

Peng presenting at the Intelligent Cities Conference 2014

Dr Alex Peng of the Information School is presenting on 15 July 2014 at the Intelligent Cities Conference 2014 as an international expert on smart cities. 
The Intelligent Cities Conference is a highly reputable event in its field and invites insightful speakersfrom the government, industry and academia.  The conference this year will explore not simply the connectivity infrastructure needed for smart cities but will discuss intelligent open data, green technologies, innovation, healthcare, mobile advances, wealth creation, digital inclusion and M2M capabilities.  
Dr Peng will be presenting the results of two recent interdisciplinary and industrial-based projects in the conference, namely the GSMA Smart Cities Index project and the Smart City Market Sizing project.

Information School Represented at HEA STEM (Computing): TLAD 2014

Dr Peter Stordy of the Information School will be presenting today (4 July 2014) at the Higher Education Academy STEM (Computing): Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Databases 2014 conference in Southampton.

The presentation will focus on teaching approaches and will discuss how success rates have been improved in a database design module within the Information School.