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Submit your paper to DLI 2016!

The 1st EAI International Conference on Design, Learning & Innovation (DLI 2016) will take place in Esbjerg, Denmark on 2-4 May, 2016.

Today, challenges in the fields of design, learning, and innovation are often approached by trans-disciplinary teams and solutions, such that tools, technologies, methods and theories developed for other purposes are mobilized to be utilized in unlocking new frameworks for understanding these fields and thereby opening up to partnerships that can enrich learning in formal and informal learning practices. DLI 2016 intends to foster such dynamics by welcoming academics, designers, researchers, and practitioners with a background the fields of design, learning, and innovation towards creating, shaping, incubating playful learning designs, tools, technologies, experiences, processes, and outcomes.

Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. Selected papers may be invited to publish in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies, selected works will appear in the International Journal of Arts and Technology (Inderscience) or the other journals mentioned at the site.

Important dates:
Paper submission deadline: November 22nd, 2015
Acceptance Notification: January 15th, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: February 5th, 2016

Find more details about the conference here.


Reflecting on the Smart City 360° Summit 2015

Four days, three venues and an almost overwhelming amount of ideas floating around – that was the Smart City 360° Summit 2015. Between 13 and 16 October 2015, experts from around the world met in Bratislava and Toronto to explore and discuss the future of Smart Cities. Organized by EAI in collaboration with the Slovak University of Technology, and with the patronage of the Vice President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic, and the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic, the summit was one of the major international events on Smart Cities.

The Summit speaker list included such distinguished names as Robert Redhammer (Rector of the Slovak University of Technology) with his opening speech, David Mair (Acting Director for Policy Support Coordination, DG Joint Research Centre, European Commission), Rastislav Chovanec (State Secretary, Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic), Tamas Vahl (Smarter Cities and EMF Pursuit Lead, IBM Central and Eastern Europe), Harald Baur (Networked Society Evangelist and Strategic Marketing Manager, Ericsson), Pavol Adamec (Director, Assurance, Risk Management, Information Technology, PwC Slovakia), Simon Sicko (CEO of Pixel Federation), Manfred Schrenk (Competence Center for Urban and Regional Planning, Vienna), Mario Paroha (Head of Research at the GreenWay Operator), Lukas Stockinger (Communications Officer, Smart City Wien Agency), Massimo Craglia (Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit, Joint Research Centre, EC), and many others.

If there was any one idea that kept coming up repeatedly during nearly every session, it was that we need to think much bigger when we think about Smart Cities. Many speakers and panellists have made a strong point that when we talk about Smart Cities, too often do we focus on the technology behind smart devices and smart infrastructure, but in the process neglect the concept of smart people.

Developing conscious citizenship, educating individuals ready for the future job market and encouraging social innovation in an increasingly technology-driven world – these have been relentlessly put forward as the corner stones of safe, sustainable, and smart society.

The second over-arching theme of the Smart City 360° Summit was a general uncertainty with regards to the definition of a “Smart City”, as well as an emphasis on the fact that there is no one universal recipe for a city to become smart. Many speakers have pointed out the multi-disciplinary nature of smart cities, and challenges that come up when governments, private sector, and citizens are required to collaborate. Many warnings regarding silo mentality were expressed, again emphasizing the need for mutual understanding and efficient collaboration between the many facets that together form a Smart City.

The main takeaway from the Smart City 360° Summit was that creating a Smart City is a long, arduous and problematic process that poses many complex challenges. This, in the end, only affirms the need for events such as Smart City 360°. Meeting people from different areas of expertise and public life, and putting heads together to make progress in sustainability and smart urban development is, as it appears, absolutely essential.

Take a look at the photo gallery from the Smart City 360° Summit here.


IoT360° Summit: new opportunities to meet the Innovation  

The second edition of the International Summit on the Internet of ThingsIOT360° Summit will take place from October from 27th to 29th of October in the marvelous frame of the Italian capital. Rome will host the second edition of the Summit that will bring major IoT experts from all over the world to discuss innovative IoT-related projects and activities. 

More than 100 participants, over 40 international speakers such as Mischa Dohler, Francesco Profumo,  20+ world-wide partners will address together new challenges for the future of The Internet of Things, increasing the world-wide competitiveness through Innovation.

The program of the Summit will be plenty of insights, ideas, analysis and solutions to match the 360° perspective within the field of the IoT, through three featured tracks: Community, Innovation and Technology. Participants will have the opportunity to meet speakers, colleagues, world-wide partners and to build together new challenges, network and develop solutions during the interactive community session, downloading the IoT360 mobile app. Furthermore attendees will take part in discussions started by IoT industry veterans such as Benjamin Mandler (IBM), about the field forecasts, to analyze together trends and upcoming developments of the future scenarios. Students are also strongly encouraged to participate in the discussions about IP protection, funding and policies, participating in the Innovation Day section.

Eleven co-located conferences on various IoT topics will take place simultaneously to highlight different aspects of the future of the Internet of Things from a multidisciplinary point of view. Furthermore, the ‘IoT360 Summer School’, will allow participants to take the chance to ‘pitch and sell’ their projects developed during the IoT Hackathon, while the leading global startup accelerator program ’Startupbootcamp Internet of Things & Data’,  will allow mentors and experts to give their honest feedback to the 10 chosen start ups. Find co-located events here.

IOT360° promises to be an international chance to enlarge network, give and receive hints and feedback about projects, promote new ideas and start ups as well as discuss regulations and policies.

The summit is organized under the patronage of the European Commission Representation in Italy with the cooperation of partners such as CREATE-NET, IBM, LA SAPIENZA, THE IOT COUNCIL and many more.

Grab your chance to take part in the IOT360° Summit, register now.



What do you expect from the Smart City 360° Summit?

The SmartCity360 Summit is taking place simultaneously in Bratislava and Toronto from the 13th to the 16th of October. It is a special event bringing together researchers, industry and urban leaders to discuss smart cities in a 360˚ degree perspective. The main event features 9 co-located conferences that give space to selected scientific projects on the topics of smart cities, mobility and healthcare. Thanks to a revolutionary Community program, members will have the opportunity to meet colleagues and speakers, and to be active participants during the Birds of feather discussions, the Forecaster platform and the Community Voted presentations. Furthermore, Exhibit spaces are available to share and vote the most innovative projects and ideas.

For further info about the Summit, please visit the official website.

EU Projects INNOVER EAST Project News

1st Training on Innovation services for EPCs, Baku, Azerbaijan 6 – 8 October 2015

Innover-East project partners, including EAI and Create-Net, are organizing the 1st Training on Innovation services for Eastern Partnership Countries (EPCs). It will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan 6 – 8 October.

The objective of the training is to prepare the EaP partners and service providers to offer their service at a consistent level and harmonize the efforts in the participating countries. The program includes discussions and presentations on Innovation services, energy efficiency, support to Startups and spinoffs and international networking for SMEs.

EAI and Create-Net will contribute to this seminar by delivering a training session based on the EAI360 online platform.

The objective of the training session is to provide attendees with information about the functionalities and innovation services provided through the EAI360 platform. The training will inform about the value of the platform for SMEs, entrepreneurs and researchers – allowing them to draw on past practical experiences. It will also include a presentation of EAI360 structured idea incubation and an overview of success stories of the EAI360 acceleration program. Participants will benefit from targeted acceleration programs and a demonstration and walk-through of semi-automated tools available for users of EAI360, such as online skill-building program for individual researchers and ICT experts.


Smartcity360 2015 summit: the challenge of the new cities and citizens

Only six months left till SMART CITY 360, the first international summit about technology and innovation applied to smart cities!

SMART CITY 360 brings together researchers, industry and urban leaders to discuss the crucial issues around smart cities and mobility. The Summit will take place simultaneously in Bratislava, Slovakia and Toronto, Canada, on 13-16 October 2015 and consists of three tracks: TechnologyInnovation and Community.

The objective is to provide a platform for international scientific cooperation, presentation of scientific output, linking research and practice community-based and popularization of topics Smart Cities and mobility in Central Europe and North America.

The day before the opening and the official start, 12 co-located scientific conferences that give a space to selected scientific researches will start. Each of the one or two-days conferences will have a separate organizational and scientific team. The following events will take place in Bratislava: SmartCityCom, ECARS, MobilityFoF, Sustainable MoG, CivicTech and DanubeRegionMobility. The appointments in Toronto will be with: SUMS, SGSC, SWIT-Health, 5GiSC, S2CT and BigDASC.

More than 100 speakers from all around the world, representing both industry and academy, have already confirmed their participation – including leaders of IBM, Ericsson, Qatar Foundation, SAVI, GENI, or Italian Create-NET. Furthermore, EAI partners with various governmental and regional bodies, including I-Canada Alliance, Slovak University of Technology, or Toronto University, in order to ensure the top quality of the event in Slovakia as well as in Canada. SMART CITY 360 will also welcome representatives of various cities, among others Bratislava, Toronto, Montreal, Vienna and Barcelona.

Furthermore, Mr. Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner of Energy Union, will patronize the event.

If you are ready to meet leaders of innovative technology companies, or you are a manager focused on the world’s most innovative examples of smart city development, get involved!

Find more info about the SMART CITY 360 Summit and the co-located conferences here and follow us on Twitter!


IOT360: new approaches to Innovation in the Internet of Things

The Second International Summit on Internet of Things (IOT360) is to take place in Roma, Italy on October 27-29. The Summit is a unique event bringing a 360 degree perspective on IoT-related projects and activities and aiming to coach involved people on the whole path between research to innovation and all the way through to commercialisation of ideas, projects and technologies.

Sessions of IoT360 Summit will be spread across three day program and will be divided in three tracks. Day 1 – Technology Track: meant to shed more light over the actual steps taken by different people / organisations to capitalise on what the Internet of Things can deliver; day 2 – Community Track: an instrument to meet people, companies and organizations, in order to bring together such actors to share research plans, kick-start initiatives, formulates new projects and make business; day 3 – Innovation Track: meant to deal with the aspects of taking an idea to market, following through the commercialisation process, from idea development all the way through funding.

The event offers a wide set of activities, such as the International Innovative ‘IoT360’ Summer School on the Internet of Things and twelve co-located scientific conferences:

  • The International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good (GOODTECHS 2015);
  • The International Conference on CYber physiCaL systems, iOt and sensors Networks (CYCLONE 2015);
  • The Second International Conference on Mobility in IoT (Mobility IoT 2015);
  • The Second International Conference on Cognitive Internet of Things Technologies (COIOTE 2015);
  • The International Conference on Cloud, Networking for IoT systems (CN4IoT 2015);
  • The Second International Conference on IoT Technologies for HealthCare (HealthyIoT 2015);
  • The Second International Conference on IoT as a Service (IoTaaS 2015);
  • The Sixth International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software (S-CUBE 2015);
  • The International Conference on Pervasive Games (PERGAMES 2015);
  • The Second International Conference on Software-Defined and Virtualized Future Wireless Networks (SDWN 2015);
  • The Second International Conference on Safety and Security in Internet of Things (SaSeIoT 2015);
  • The International Conference on Interoperability in IoT (InterIoT 2015).

Are you into Internet of Things? Don’t lose the great opportunity to discuss with top international experts within the field, such as: Prof. Mischa Dohler – Chair Professor, King’s College London, Dr. Richard Mark Soley – Chairman and CEO of OMG, Dr. Christin Pfeiffer – Secretary General at INSME, Michel Mulquin – Global Smart Cities Standards Expert, member of the ISO Technical Committee 268, Co-Chair Advisory Group British Standards Institution and Angel Garcia– Founding Partner at Startupbootcamp and Lanta Digital Ventures.
Find more details about the Summit here.

Editor's note

Weekly recap

EAI’s conference season will bring a wealth of events that reflect the future of ICT innovation. While focusing on the upcoming events, we proudly continue to bring you content written by and about the members of EAI’s Community of remarkable ICT innovators. In our recent interview, Dr. Joshua I.James introduced ICDF2C 2015, of which he is the General Chair, and discussed the relationship between digital forensics research, law enforcement, and cybercrime. Meanwhile, the importance of collaboration between researchers and practitioners was the key topic of our interview with Professor Ramón Agüero, the General Chair of MONAMI 2015. Like all EAI events, the conference will reflect this approach, and promises to be an excellent event.

We are delighted to inform you that another authority on the subject, Dr. Jože Rugelj, has contributed to Prof. Vaz de Carvalho’s section on Serious Games. Dr. Rugelj insights illuminate the didactic aspects of game-based learning, to argue that the former is crucial for the success of the latter.

In anticipation of this year’s editions, we went back to some of our best last year’s conferences presenting our digest of ‘When Twitter meets Foursquare: Tweet Location Prediction using Foursquare’  winner of the Best Paper Award at  MOBIQUITOUS 2014 and a paper on cloud-stored data presented at COLLABORATECOM.

On top of informing you about upcoming conferences and paper submission deadlines, we have also introduced you to the latest issue of EAI Transaction on Industrial Network andIntelligent Systems. As all of EAI’s journals, this issue is  full of high-quality up-to-date ICT research, and provide a great, informative read.

 Join us on the path towards the future of ICT!

Editor's note

Weekly recap

Over the last week we have focused on some of the most relevant topics for all our Community. We have addressed issues connected to the Internet of Things, always a central topic for both industry and academia, with the contribution of Dr. Shmuel Ur, speaker at our IoT360 Summit last October. With Dr. Ur we talked about increasing interactions and global networks for entrepreneurs and researchers and also about the relevance of experimentation in the IoT context.

The importance to connect people and share knowledge was also a key topic of our interview with Maliha U. Jada, co-author of A traffic Aware Energy Saving Scheme for Multicarrier HSPA +, ‘Best Paper’ at MONAMI 2014: “it is very important that industry and academia work in parallel and share the knowledge with effective collaboration so that the desired goal can be achieved in time”.

We also have highlighted the primary role of mobile applications in providing healthcare professionals with support in optimizing their workflow through a study presented at MobiHealth 2014. Finally we have discussed how to help citizens engage with the urban space through wearable technologies thanks to a study presented at UrbIoT 2014.

Finally, we have presented the latest issue of I am INNOVATOR. Our magazine explores innovative ICT perspectives and gives all our community members the opportunity to stay up-to-date with the latest achievements in the field.

People, innovation, research and knowledge: every day we build together the EAI Community.