WHAT’S GOING ON?
Keep up with the latest happening of the Centre’s active engagement in different European and national research projects, global and national initiatives and practices. Here the progress of our projects, news about events and initiatives is presented on a regular basis.
In its final year, the Water4Cities H2020 project focuses on finalizing the integrated platform for holistic urban water management and Institut Jožef Stefan is working on decision support tool while integrating the monitoring, visualization services for smart urban water management.
This Friday, March 13, 2020 in the scope of the MicroHE project a national workshop on micro-credentials and blockchain certification will take place hosted by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Agreement to establish the International Artificial Intelligence Research Centre (IRCAI) under the auspices of UNESCO
Today Slovenia’s Minister of Education, Science and Sport, Dr Jernej Pikalo announced the signing of an official agreement establishing the International Artificial Intelligence Research Centre (IRCAI). Two representatives of the IRCAI, Mitja Jermol and Marko Grobelnik from Jožef Stefan Institute, introduced the first global centre for AI under the auspices of UNESCO.
Today, March 2, 2020, UNESCO launched the Dynamic Coalition for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Recommendation. The launch coincides with the Mobile Learning Week, a United Nations’ flagship event on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education.
In January Open Education for a Better World mentoring programme launched its first webinar in the series of one per month and we already streamed a second one. First tackled the basics of OER developing and mentoring, while second introduced file formats and tools used for adaptation and hosting of OER.
In January 2020 we participated in the H2020 NAIADES project consortium meeting in Alicante, Spain where the progress of the three pilot projects has been reviewed with a special focus on the city of Alicante. The project supports the modernization and digitization of water sector by providing a solution for the control and management of water ecosystems.
Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the H2020 EU project Water4Cities staff exchanges among different partners are highly encouraged. Close collaborations of researchers in different research areas enable partners to discuss current issues and seek optimal solutions for urban water management infrastructure more efficiently.
On January 23rd and 24th, 2020 more than 80 participants were searching for state-of-the-art digital solutions for developing new products based on X5gon platform services. The hackaton that took place at the Pošta Slovenije in Maribor was one of the largest in Slovenia.
EU-funded project CyberSANE has now got its own website up and running. There you can find all the information regarding the project´s objectives, meetings, pilots and consortium that we are a part of. A good way to start is by checking out their recent press release where you get the project in a nutshell.
The Centre is involved in various projects where young people of all levels are introduced hands-on to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Our mission is to promote open education, collaboration, innovation and creativity among the younger generations (from preschoolers to students).
Today is the last day to apply to the High School Competition in Computer Science and Informatics that will take place on Friday, January 24, 2020. The high school competition is the entry point for participation in the national competition.
At the end of the year 2019 we started working on the ‘Cyber Security Incident Handling, Warning and Response System for the European Critical Infrastructures (CyberSANE)’ project. CyberSANE aims to enhance the security and resilience of Critical Information Infrastructures (CIIs) by providing a dynamic collaborative, warning and response system.
This year 82 developers will be guided online towards development and implementation of their OERs with the help and expertise of 73 mentors. The scale of this years´ OE4BW mentoring programme has substantially amplified organisational efforts, so University of Nova Gorica and Jožef Stefan Institute as managers of the OE4BW mentoring programme will cooperate with 6 OE4BW hubs operated by 9 hub coordinators.
X5gon will be involved in an Innovative IT Sprint event, a two-day event organized by Pošta Slovenije on January 23rd and 24th, 2020, where technology enthusiasts and innovative individuals will look for new technological solutions for advanced learning and paperless business with the help of modern technologies.
NAIADES aims to address the increased need for sustainable and eco-friendly water methodologies by defining a new ICT framework. Driven by the need to yield an end-to-end, uniform approach, NAIADES redefines water management by taking into consideration issues pertaining to cost, safety, complexity, vulnerability, societal acceptance, user behaviour and ethics.
In scope of the Water4Cities project we together with AiLab have been working on integrating data to develop the necessary models and associated platform that will enable water providers and relevant stakeholders to monitor in real-time the urban water resources.
OE4BW Initiators organized a 4-day Open Education Design Workshop with focus on hands-on experience which took place in July 1-4, 2019 at the Lanthieri Mansion in Vipava, Slovenia.
TheyBuyForYou, a three year initiative bringing together researchers, innovators and public administrations from 5 European countries, announces the first release of the knowledge graph for public procurement, integrating tender and company data.
Infosec seminars are organized as a series of regular monthly lectures on information security, cyber defense, cybercrime and digital forensics.
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