Friday, 25 March
8:00-9:00 Registration Desk Open
9:00-9:30 Conference Opening
9:30-10:05 Plenary Session - Javier Echeverria "Social Technosciences and Innovations"
10:05-10:40 Plenary Session - Javier Cáceres "Spain´s Industry of Science. Its Innovative and Social Role."
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:50 Talking Circles
11:55-12:25 Parallel Sessions
Room 1
Rethinking the Digital Divide: Moving beyond the Haves v Have Nots to Consumers v Creators
Prof. Nicola Yelland, Education Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Overview: This paper considers a new interpretation of the digital divide that moves beyond quantitative assessements of have and have nots - to a consideration of qualitative uses of new technologies.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 2
Collective Interdependence: Implementation of a Social Learning Space
Sherika Wynter, MID Department, University of The Arts, Philadelphia, USA
Overview: To design a social learning space, catered to the needs of the youth of the North Bronx SDA Church.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 3
Investigating Risk Factors Affecting Infant Mortality Rates in the United States
Dr. Chau-Kuang Chen, Office of Institutional Research, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, USA
Overview: Using Artificial Neural Network and Support Vector Machine models to investigate risk factors affecting infant mortality rates in US
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
Room 4
"I Threw a Party and Million People Showed Up": A Website Owner and Operator as Model for New Literacies Teaching
Dr. Kelly M. Keegan, Ella Cline Shear School of Education, State University of New York College at Geneseo, Geneseo, USA
Overview: This paper explores the role of a website owner and operator in the design of the site in terms of multimodality and New Literacies.
Theme: Technology in Education
12:15-13:00 Mixed (Special Event, Parallel Sessions)
Room 5 Local Panel - Urbanism: Alvaro Luna
12:30-13:00 Parallel Sessions
Room 1
The Alberta SuperNet and the Digital Divide
Geoff Cragg, Department of Communication & Culture, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Overview: The Alberta SuperNet was intended to link urban and rural communities and erase the digital divide between them. This presentation will examine its success.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 2
The Role of Digital Technology and Social Media in the Local Food Movement: A Case Study
Dr. Arthur Lizie, Department of Communication Studies, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, USA
Overview: What role do digital technology and social media play in the development of a local good community of interest?
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 3
PsychVACS a System for Cross-Cultural Asynchronous Telepsychiatry
Prof. Alberto Odor, Graduate Program in Health Informatics, University of California - Davis, Sacramento, USA
Prof. Peter Yellowlees, University of California - Davis, Sacramento, USA
Prof. Donald Hilty, University of California - Davis, Sacramento, USA
Kesha Patrice, University of California - Davis, Sacramento, USA
Prof. Ana-Maria Iosif, University of California - Davis, Davis, USA
Michelle Burke, University of California - Davis, Sacramento, USA
Overview: New approach to Telepsychiatry: store and forward consultation using video recorded interviews accross cultural/language barriers.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
13:00-14:30 LUNCH
14:30-15:00 Plenary Speaker - Jordi Vilaseca "Innovation and ICT Uses in Companies: 10 Ideas About the Digital Technological Change"
15:00-15:30 Mixed (Special Event, Parallel Sessions)
Room 5 Local Panel - Culture: Natxo Rodriguez
15:05-15:35 Parallel Sessions
Room 1
iPads in the Learning Environment
Carole Thompson, The Library, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar
Bijan Esfahani, Library, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Qatar
Overview: Texas A&M Qatar deployed 3 iPads and applications to study usage by faculty, staff, researchers and students in the learning environment.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 2
Democratizing Copyright: Technology to the Rescue?
Tim Smith, Headquarters, MyWerx, LLC, Nashville, USA
Overview: How technological innovation will overcome copyright's permission problem.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 3
The Learning and Support Preferences of Older Adults with Information and Communication Technologies
Adam Jones, The School of Architecture and Built Design,, The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK
Overview: This paper will present the learning and support associated with older adults from an information and communication technology context.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
Room 4
New Learning and Participatory Citizenship
Dr. Sibylle Gruber, Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA
Dr. Nancy Barron, Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA
Overview: This presentation focuses on creating a collaborative and interactive environment that allows students to merge academic literacies with sustainable participatory citizenship.
Theme: Technology in Education
15:35-15:50 Coffee Break
15:50-16:55 Parallel Sessions
15:50-16:50 16:25-16:55
Room 1
The Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development: Teaching Students to Think Outside the Book
Dr. Valerie B. Schild, Curriculum and Leadership Development, Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA
Gail Holmes, Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA
Overview: This interactive session will highlight the Kenan Fellows Program and one Kenan Fellow Master Teacher's use of cutting edge technologies for teaching a social studies lesson.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 2
Vietnamese American Students Negotiate Technology and Education
Xuan-Truong Nguyen, American Studies, Washington State University, Pullman, USA
Overview: Vietnamese American students struggle with racial inequality as they try to bridge the digital divide at home and at school.
Theme: Technology in Community
The Internet and Deliberative Democracy: A Critical Evaluation
John Branstetter, Washington State University, Bordeaux, France
Overview: This paper evaluates the use of the web for deliberative democratic purposes on the basis of recent empirical evidence.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 3
Adaptive Autonomous Performance in a Sensitive Integrative System: AAPSIS Telemedicine Unit
Professor Álvaro Malo, School of Architecture Emerging Material Technologies Graduate Program, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Overview: A trans-disciplinary proposal to the National Science Foundation: Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation program: Adaptive Autonomous Performance in a Sensitive and Integrative System (AAPSIS) for a Telemedicine Unit.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
‘International Sport University’: Part of a Floating Transportable Array of Sport Facilities to Rent, for Mega-Sport Events
Prof. Michael Burt, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, HAIFA, Israel
Overview: A conceptual design of a floating, transportable array of large scale sport facilities, to rent. The complex includes an ‘International Sport University’.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
Room 4
The Instructor’s Role in a Community College Virtual Classroom: Diversity Motivation, Presence and Affective Connection
Dr. Yvonne Fish-Kalland, English, Reading and Communication Deparatment, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, USA
Prof. Karen Harrison, English, Reading and Communication Department, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, USA
Dr. Theresa Mohamed, English, Reading and Communication Department, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, USA
Prof. Engracia Angrill-Schuster, Modern Languages Department, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, USA
Overview: This session will address how online instructors at the community college can best serve the needs of a diverse student population.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 5 Local Panel - Talking Circle
17:00-17:05 End Sessions

Saturday, 26 March
8:00-9:00 Registration Desk Open
9:00-9:30 Plenary Speaker - Langdon Winner - "The Open (Source) Society and Its Enemies."
9:30-10:00 Plenary Speaker - Diana Franco "Changing Environments for Innovative Entrepreneurship: How are Affected by the Social Technology"
10:00-11:05 Parallel Sessions
10:00-11:00 10:35-11:05
Room 1
Stimulating Learning by Simulating Organizational Challenges: Six Generations of Development
Dr. Carol A. Beatty, Industrial Relations Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
Overview: This workshop describes the present and anticipated future development of simulations that give practising managers the opportunity to apply important business models, experiment and learn in a risk-free environment.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 2
It's about Broadband, ...and It's about Time: The Promise and Problems with the United States National Broadband Plan
Dr. Paul Cesarini, College of Technology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, USA
Overview: This workshop will examine the opportunities of increased broadband penetration and the recently-announced U.S. National Broadband Plan, with the goal of seeing which elements may or may not prove successful.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Room 3
Power and Persona: Constructing an Online Voice for Professionals
Joyce P. Johnston, English Department College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University, Manassas, USA
Overview: Create the virtual personality you wish to present at work by combining your personal values, professional roles and organizational culture. Locate virtual venues where your persona will be most effective.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 4
Introducing Idea Mapping into the Business Curriculum: Results from Two Experiments
Dr. Tim Schweizer, Department of Economics and Business, Luther College, Decorah, USA
Overview: Describes how Idea Mapping was successfully introduced into the business curriculum.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 5
Voices from Oman: Functional Discourse in the Electronic Age
Dr. Connie S. Eigenmann, Communication Studies, Fort Hays State University, Hays, USA
Overview: Cultural preservation of interpersonal relationships through 14 electronic means and devices is recorded as prevalent for the Sultanate of Oman.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
Appalachian Information Technology Extension Project
Dr. Peggy S. Meszaros, Department of Human Development and Research Director, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA
Dr. Shirley Hastings, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
Dr. Ann Vail, Assistant Director, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky
Dr. Patricia Sobrero, North Carolina State University
Dr. Lydia Marek, Director, Family and Community Research Laboratory, Department of Human Development Virginia Tech
Overview: There is a US talent crisis with only 13% of the IT workforce made up of females. This project develops community capacity to address the problem.
Theme: Technology in Community
11:05-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-13:00 Parallel Sessions
11:20-11:50 11:55-12:25 12:30-13:00
Room 1
MP3 Players and Reading Fluency
Dr. Rachel Martinez, School of Education and Human Development, University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria, USA
Dr. Amy Barnhill, School of Education and Human Development, University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria, USA
Overview: This paper will provide evidence for the use of MP3 players as an instructional tool to improve fluency rates in beginning readers.
Theme: Technology in Education
Stimulus Equivalence as a Second Language Teaching Strategy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
N. Cecilia Fragoso, Division of Education, San Diego State University, Calexico, USA
Overview: Stimulus Equivalence is one of the most innovating areas of research in contemporary behavior analysis. It's an effective strategy presented in computers for improving vocabulary in multicultural children with autism.
Theme: Technology in Education
Tools of Engagement: The Benefits of Technological Teaching Tools in Nursing Education
Christina Gunther, Department of Nursing, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, USA
Dr. Kathleen Fries, Fairfield, USA
Overview: This paper provides an overview of the process and the success of instituting a multitude of technological teaching tools in the classroom in the Department of Nursing at SHU.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 2
Building Simulation Modelling: Boardroom Visualizations or a Design Tool
Dr Neveen Hamza, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Overview: Review of current practices in exchange of knoweldge related to building perforamnce modelling and design decisions
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
The New Algorithmic Identity: Soft Biopolitics, (De)contextualization, and the Modulation of Control
John Cheney-Lippold, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Overview: I will present on new forms of knowledge production, aided by algorithms, that are at work in online surveillance networks.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Diverse Organizational Tagging Patterns in CiteULike
Rob Bruce, San Jose State University, San Jose, USA
Overview: An analysis of CiteULike folksonomies reveals diverse organizational tagging practices for knowledge organization.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Room 3
How Far Can We Reach? With the Help of New Media Technologies, How Global and Diverse Can Be Online Communities around Museums’ Content and Collections?
Natalia Grincheva, Cultural Policy and Management Program, City University London, London, UK
Overview: This study aims at exploring the international component of online communities built around museums’ content through using new media technologies and engaging with Web 2.0 activities.
Theme: Technology in Community
The Internet Media as a Veritable Platform for Inclusiveness and Commentary in Governance and Socio-Economic Issues in Nigeria
Dr. Ebere Nnenna Asinobi-Iroadu, University College, Abu Dhabi University, (Al Ain Campus), Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Overview: This paper intends to analyze the relationship between Internet debate and commentary on government policies and accountability. It also seeks to highlight the intersection between real communities and cyber communities.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 4
Educating the Global IT Manager
Dr. Mary Ann Robbert, Information and Process Management Department, Bentley University, Waltham, USA
Dr. Linda Senne, Information Design and Corporate Communication, Bentley University, Waltham, USA
Dr. Nader Asgary, Management Department, Bentley University, Waltham, USA
Overview: A dual degree program implemented by Tilburg, Deusto and Bentley Universities in which students earn a bachelors degree in Information Management from Tilburg and a BS in Management from Bentley.
Theme: Technology in Education
New Media, New Challenges: The Library and Multimedia Literacy in Higher Education
Madeline Mundt, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, USA
Ann Medaille, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, USA
Overview: Case study demonstrating how one academic library is taking an active role in the promotion of multimedia literacy in higher education
Theme: Technology in Education
Smart Technology in Mental Health
Dr. Cheryl Forchuk, School of Nursing, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
Dr. Abraham Rudnick, Canada
Dr. Robbie Campbell, Canada
Dr. Deborah Corring, Canada
Dr. Richard O'Reilly, Canada
Overview: Mental health treatment is often fragmented but the use of smart technologies and methodologies can improve access and continuity in the mental health system.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
Room 5
Translation in a Patient-Centred Healthcare System: The Role of Online Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
Prof. Jack Dowie, Social and Environmental Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Mette Kjer Kaltoft, Odense University Hospital Svendborg Sygehus, Odense, Denmark
Overview: Implementing translation for patient-centred healthcare through online Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis-based decision support
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
How Smart is Your Doctor? Do You Want Your Treatment to be Based on a Google Search?
Prof. Katy Lenn, Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership College of Education Knight Library, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
Overview: Many professions emphasize evidence-based decision-making. But how are practioners keeping ahead of the information tsunami – staying abreast of developments or investigating treatments - can this process be improved?
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
13:00-14:30 LUNCH
14:30-15:15 Talking Cirlces
15:15-16:20 Parallel Sessions
15:15-15:45 15:50-16:20
Room 1
Using eBooks in the Literacy Classroom: Perspectives from In-Service Educators
Dr. Carol Klages, School of Education and Human Development, University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria, USA
Overview: eBooks have gained in popularity for readers with diverse interests. How does the popularity of ebooks translate into literacy education in today's classrooms?
Theme: Technology in Education
Giving Students Choice in Online Learning Environments
Dr. Katy Herbold, Graduate Studies in Education, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, USA
Overview: Are you striving to provide the most engaging and interactive environment possible in an online classroom? This presentation reports what graduate students tell us works best.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 3
Collaborative Geomatics in Society and the Environment: Using an Interactive Web-Based Informatics Tool in Remote First Nation Communities in Sub-Arctic Canada
Christine D. Barbeau, Department of Environment and Resource Studies Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Andrea D. Isogai, Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo, Canada
Dr. Daniel D. McCarthy, Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo
Dr. Don Cowan, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada
Dr. Leonard J. S. Tsuji, Canada
Overview: The potential use of an interactive web-based informatics tool in remote First Nations communities in sub-arctic Canada to map traditional environmental knowledge and environmental change information is presented.
Theme: Technology in Community
An Analytical Framework on Innovation: Influencing Circumstances in Innovation and Market Success
Michael Judaschke, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
Overview: The paper questions which internal and external factors influence the market success of innovation and presents a framework for the analysis of a company's basic conditions in innovation.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 4
Teachers’ Attitude to Synthetic Phonics Intervention in Developing English Literacy Among Nigerian Pupils
Olubusola I. Eshiet, School of Education, Communication and Language Science, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Overview: The study reveals a positive disposition by primary teachers to the synthetic phonics method in the teaching of English in Government schools in Nigeria
Theme: Technology in Education
16:20-16:35 Coffee Break
16:35-17:40 Parallel Sessions
16:35-17:05 17:10-17:40
Room 1
Technological Ubiquity: Educating Educators for the Dynamic Digital Landscape
Dr. Carol Sternberger, Department of Nursing, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, USA
Overview: Emerging and evolving technologies will continue to cause shifts in education paradigms. We are charged with educating the future workforce; that audience embraces the technology revolution.
Theme: Technology in Education
Technology Integration: Preparing In-Service Teachers for Teaching a Digital Generation
Dr. Wei-Ying Hsiao, Graduate Studies in Education, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, USA
Overview: This presentation will focus on preparing in-service teachers in teaching a digital generation by using technology.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 2
Conflict of Law Challenges Facing Protection of Digital Copyrights in Cyberspace and Emerging International Legal Measures
Dr. Muruga Perumal Ramaswamy, Faculty of Law, University of Macau, Macau SAR, China
Overview: Conflict of law issues facing IPRs in cyberspace have become more pressing and complex. International organizations and scholars are increasingly emphasizing on conflict of law solutions for digital copyrights challenges.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
The Awareness and Use of Government e-Services: The Case of Brunei Darussalam
Adam Jait, Department of Computer Science, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
Overview: This study examines citizens’ awareness of government e-Services. It was found that the government’s initiative was not as successful as it could have been as services have not been citizen-centric.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Room 3
Kant and the Death of the Printing Press: How the Blurring of Text-Related Roles Makes the Need for Discursive Knowledge Clear
Joseph Savage, Department of Philosophy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA
Overview: What the shift in the roles of authors, readers, and publishers means for text, knowledge, and ownership.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 4
Personalised Learning: Developing a Vygotskian Framework for E-learning
James Ballard, E-Learning Services, University of London Computer Centre, London, UK
Philip Butler, e-Learning Services, University of London Computer Centre, London, UK
Overview: Personalised learning must assess the optimal instruction for any learner. For Vygotsky this is the zone of proximal development. This paper presents a framework for e-learning developed from this concept.
Theme: Technology in Education
18:30-18:35 End Sessions

Sunday, 27 March
8:30-9:30 Registration Desk Open
9:30-10:00 Plenary Speaker - Karim Gherab Martin
10:00-11:05 Parallel Sessions
10:00-10:30 10:35-11:05
Room 1
A Maturity Model for the Management of Information Technology Risk
Prof. Badie Farah, Department of Computer Information Systems College of Business, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, USA
Overview: This paper describes a comprehensive maturity model for the management of risk inherent in IT applications. This is accomplished by integrating recognized IT risk management models with recognized maturity models.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Active Engagements of Sociology on Technology
Susana Nascimento, Center for Research and Studies in Sociology, ISCTE-IUL / Lisbon University Institute, Lisboa, Portugal
Alexandre Pólvora, Centre d'Etude des Techniques des Connaissances et des Pratiques - Université Paris 1 / Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France
Overview: This paper aims at exploring a more direct participation of social knowledge in technology, through interdisciplinary forms of cooperation between humanities, social sciences and technological agents.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Room 2
Pedagogy and Technology
Dr. Jack Demaine, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
Overview: The paper explores ideas about the significance of technology in relation to pedagogy today and in the coming years.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 3
The Highs and Lows of E-Government in Quebec: An Assessment
José Facal, Management Department, HEC Montréal (Business School affiliated with University of Montreal), Montreal, Canada
Overview: The Government of Quebec has tried to speed up its transition to e-government. Progress has been notable, but uneven and has met with unforeseen complications.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
The Future of Responsive Envelope Design: How User-Centered Solutions are Transforming the Design of Sustainable Domains
Geoffrey Thün, A Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Kathy Velikov, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Colin Ripley, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Overview: An examination of the impact of User-Centered mobile and Building Integrated Controls systems paired with Responsive Envelopes in the design of High Performance Buildings.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
Room 4
Power On! Building a Portuguese Cluster for a Participatory Community in Renewable Energy
Alexandre Pólvora, Centre d'Etude des Techniques des Connaissances et des Pratiques - Université Paris 1 / Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France
Susana Nascimento, Center for Research and Studies in Sociology, ISCTE-IUL / Lisbon University Institute, Lisboa, Portugal
Overview: This paper will discuss a participatory community approach within the construction of a Portuguese cluster in renewable energies with several academic and non-academic actors.
Theme: Technology in Community
Online Communities: A Collective Consciousness Born from Shared Experiences
J. Chandler Hora, Department of Sociology, University of Louisville, Louisville, USA
Overview: Across societies social solidarity is being defined more by the markedly proximate relationships the Internet cultivates.
Theme: Technology in Community
11:05-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-13:00 Parallel Sessions
11:20-11:50 11:55-12:25 12:30-13:00
Room 1
Intellectual Property in the Digital Age: Conflicts of Ownership and Accessibility in the Physical Environment
Robert Greenstreet, PhD, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, USA
Overview: An examination of the role of technology in the proliferation of design-related information, the conflicts that exist between ownership and accessibility and the consequent impact on the built environment.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Discovery Agent of Vijjana: A Model for Creating a Knowledge Advantage Machine
Prof. Ramana Reddy, Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA
Overview: Vijjana provides a framework designed for building collaborative knowledge networks that are domain specific and well bounded to provide context based knowledge to improve productivity of Knowledge Workers.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Using Collaborative Health Informatics to Foster Inter-Agency Communication and Collaboration of Community Health Care Services: In Remote and Isolated First Nation Communities of Sub-Arctic Ontario, Canada
Nadia A. Charania, Department of Environment and Resource Studies Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Dr. Daniel D. McCarthy, Department of Environment and Resource Studies Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Dr. Don Cowan, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Dr. Leonard J. S. Tsuji, Department of Environment and Resource Studies Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Overview: To develop a collaborative health informatics system capable of capturing, displaying, and sharing health information to improve the delivery of health care services in remote and isolated First Nation communities.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 2
How Scenarios Can Enhance Serious Games with Augmented Reality: The Case of the MITAR Serious Game
Prof. Margot Kaszap, Faculty of Education, Laval University, Québec, Canada
Catinca-Adriana Stan, Faculty of Education, Laval University, Québec, Canada
Overview: The MITAR serious game tools allow us to build games with different scenarios. Each scenario brings a special educational purpose. We will discuss the implications of those scenarios in education.
Theme: Technology in Education
Technological Disintermediation in Design and Higher Education
Dr. Stan Guidera, Department of Architecture College of Technology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, USA
Dr. Paul Cesarini, College of Technology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, USA
Overview: This workshop examines trends towards disintermediation from a multidisciplinary perspective and raises critical questions about the impact of technology on the perceived value of design and education.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 3
Drivers and Barriers to Industry-University Collaboration in Cleaner Energy and the Environmental Research and Development in Hong Kong: An Investigation of Innovation-and-Technology Funded Projects from 1999-2010
Dr. Jacqueline Chi Kei Lam, Kadoorie Institute, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Prof. Peter Hills, Kadoorie Institute, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Clever K.W. Ng, University of Hong Kong
Overview: This paper investigates the nature and extent of legitimacy given, as well as the variations exhibited among the local policy stakeholders on electric vehicle technologies in Hong Kong.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Science and Art: C. P. Snow Revisited
Prof. Stuart Bunt, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Overview: Sci-art is undergoing a renaissance, molecular biology is entering a creative phase. Is there a new rapprochement between science and the humanities or do they remain at heart incompatible?
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Room 4
Increasing Utilization and Eco-Efficiency of Global Electric Grids via Societal Initiative: Integration of Load Management, Real Time Pricing, Renewables, EVs and Smart Grid Sensors
Dr. Peter Mark Jansson, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, USA
Dr. John Schmalzel, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering College of Engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, USA
Overview: A radical societal and technological partnerhship facilitated by real time knowledge to increase power grid utilization and reduce its carbon footprint
Theme: Technology in Community
Multimedia Technologies for Creating e-Learning Applications
Prof. Robert Workman, Computer Science Department, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, USA
Dara Medes, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, USA
Heather Medes, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, USA
John Nwangwu, New Haven, USA
Overview: A discussion of technologies used in developing e-Learning applications. Technologies discussed include: animation, video, interactive drag and drop, collision detection, and on screen drawing.
Theme: Technology in Education
Speculative Art and Design Relationship with Communication Technology.
Pauline de Souza, Visual Theories Department, University of East London, London, UK
Overview: Speculative art and design emphasize enquiry, experimentation and process. Outcomes from projects have to be flexible to enable experimentation, process and enquiry to be happen.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
13:00-14:30 LUNCH
15:05-15:35 Conference Closing
18:30-18:35 End Sessions