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Workshop in Riga,
April 7, 2006

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" Towards a Knowledge Society"

Date:          April 7, 2006
Venue:       Riga Technical University
                  Riga, Kalku str. 1

                    Conference Hall (Aula), 2nd floor Organised by IST4Balt Project of the European Commission and Riga Technical University

Friday, April 7

8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:45

IST4Balt Plenary Session (chairman: Prof. Leonid Novitskis)

  • Leonid Novitskis, Riga Technical University professor (5 min)

  • Welcome speech
  • Leonids Ribiciks, Riga Technical University rector (5 min)

  • "The 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission"
    Mr. Jacques Babot, Head of Sector, European Commission, Belgium (20 min)

  • Jean Bonnin, IST4Balt project co-ordinator, president of EDNES, France (5 min)

  • IST4Balt project presentation
  • Alexander Beriozko, IST4Balt Project Manager, EDNES, France (10 min)

  • Organisation of the workshop
  • Tatiana Rikure, Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • 9:45 - 10:00 Coffee break
    10:00 - 11:00 Session "Knowledge Society" (chairman: Prof. Jean Bonnin):

  • "Four paradigms of change management" (15 min)
    Dr Jean-Claude Marot, JC Consultants, French Polynesia (FRANCE)

  • "Building Effective Partnership", EPIST Project (15 min)
    Antonio Maria D'Amico

  • "Social Challenges of a Knowledge Society" (15 min)
    Andrejs Berdnikovs, Institute of Economics, Latvian Academy of Sciences (IELAS)

  • "Social economic development and the knowledge society" (15 min)
    Ivans Berzins, Institute of Economics, Latvian Academy of Sciences (IELAS)
  • 11:00 - 11:15

    Coffee break

    11:15 - 12:15 Session "eLearning" (chairman: As. Prof. Vjaceslav Sitikov):

  • "Strategies to introduce e-learning" (15 min)
    Dr Jean-Claude Marot, JC Consultants, French Polynesia (FRANCE)

  • "Web-based Intelligent Tutoring Systems for collaborative learning" (15 min)
    Tatiana Rikure, RTU, Latvia

  • "Communication and resource challenges in e-Learning projects" (15 min)
    Marc Wienrich, Educational Design, Berlin, Germany

  • "Development of the timetable centered m-learning environment" (15 min)
    Janis Krumins, lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Latvia, Latvia
  • 12:15 - 12:45 Session "eInclusion" (chairman: As. Prof. Juris Lavendels):

  • "E-collaboration as a Way to Education and Society for Disabled Youth" (15 min)
    As. Prof. Juris Lavendels,
    As. Prof. Vjaceslavs Sitikovs, RTU, Latvia

  • "Social and Motivating Knowledge Society Solutions for E-Inclusion of Disabled" (15 min)
    + VIDEO
    Ginta Stale, State Agency "Social integration centre", Latvia
  • 12:45 - 14:00

    Lunch break

    14:00 - 15:00 Session "eLogistics and mobile services" (chairman: Prof. Yuri Merkuryev):

  • "Mobile On-site Vocational Training in Logistics Information Systems" (15 min)
    Dr. Egils Ginters, Latvian Intelligent Systems;
    Prof. Yuri Merkuryev,
    Oksana Soshko, RTU, Latvia

  • "Project eLOGMAR-m and Concept of a web-Portal for Transport Logistics Applications" (15 min)
    Prof. Leonid Novitskis,
    Aleksejs Jurenoks,
    Tatiana Rikure, RTU, Latvia

  • "Wearable Computing - An Integrated European Project as an European Challenge" (15 min)
    + VIDEO
    Dr. Michael Boronowsky, Center for Computing Technologies (TZI) of University of Bremen, Germany

  • "The importance of remote downloading infrastructure in the context of City Card projects" (15 min)
    Dr. Ralph Gambetta, Managing Director of Temco GmbH, Germany
  • 15:00 - 15:15

    Coffee break

    15:15 - 17:15 Session "Development platforms for software and services" (chairman: Dr. Alexander Beriozko):

  • "Standardization brings research results to the market" (15 min)
    Jorgen Friis, Deputy Director-General & CIO, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), France

  • "The „Competency Portfolio": a Competency Management Platform for the Career and Transfer Service Center of the Berlin University of the Arts" (15 min)
    Jörg Hafer, Educational Design, Berlin, Germany

  • "eMapps.com Games and Mobile Technology in Learning", (15 min)
    Robert Davies, MDR Partners, UK
    Romana Krizova, Cross Czech A.S., Czech Republic
    Daniel Weiss, Ciberespacio, Spain

  • "Business and Technology Knowledge Sharing System for Mobile Service and Application Developers" (15 min)
    Adam Turowiec, Director of Institute of Communication and Information Technologies Ltd. (ITTI), Poland

  • "The Researchers’ Mobility Portal – a career resource for mobile researchers" (15 min)
    Dr. Arnis Kokorevics, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Latvia

  • "E-Health and Telemedicine development perspectives in Latvia and EU 2005-2015 (The Model of Riga Telemedicine centre)" (15 min)
    Dr.Egils Stumbrs-Stumbergs, Head TM Center, Riga City Council, Latvia

  • "EPRI-start project, Stimulating the participation of SMEs from New Member States in IST activities" (15 min)
    Dr. Mara Gulbe, Professor, University of Latvia
    Dr. Arnis Gulbis, Professor, Riga Technical University
    Konstantin Baranov,
    Deniss Kalinkin, Inforing AS, Yhvi, Estonia

  • "eCollaboration tools for IST4Balt project management" (15 min)
    Dr. Anatoly Solovyev, EDNES, France
  • 17:15 - 17:45 Closing session (Chairman: Prof. Jean Bonnin):

  • Reports from sessions

  • Conclusions
  • 17:45 - 18:00

    Coffee break

    Informal discussions



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