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NETTIES (Networking Entities) 2006 International Conference
6-9 September 2006,
Timisoara , Romania

The Future of E: Advanced Educational Technologies for a Future e-Europe

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Wednesday
6 September
Thursday
7 September
Friday
8 September
Saturday
9 September

Wednesday 6 September 2006, 13:00
Electro Building Main Hall
Press Conference

Wednesday 6 September 2006, 15:30 – 18:00 (break 15 ‘)
Tutorials
Room A106

 Id_paper  Title  Authors
 91 Best practise in developing a training course for e-learning professionals Dr. George Dafoulas
School of Computing, Middlesex University, UK

Room A101

 Id_paper  Title  Authors
 104 Smart Design in eLearning Interfaces Dr. Carmen Taran
AT&T, USA

Wednesday 6 September 2006, 16:30 - 17:30
EATA Board Meeting

Wednesday 6 September 2006, 19:30
Casa Triade
Conference Reception and Opening Ceremony
Hosted by the "Politehnica" University of Timisoara and sponsored by Siemens VDO Automotive, in the house of the famous Romanian Sculptor Peter Jecza, followed by a cocktail and tasting of Recas wine.

Thursday 7 September 2006,   9:00 – 11:00
Keynote Speakers
Room A101
Chairman: Prof.dr.eng. Radu Vasiu

Adaptivity Through Cognitive Modelling in Learning Systems
Dr. Kinshuk - Professor and Director
School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada

Pedagogy 2.0
Dr. Jon Dron - Head of Learning Environments 
University of Brighton
, UK

Thursday 7 September 2006,   11:00 – 11:15
Coffee Break
Electro Building Main Hall

Thursday 7 September  2006, 11:15 – 13:30
International Master in Multimedia – special panel
Room A101

Chairman: Prof. Risto Kimari

 Id_paper  Title  Authors
 101
 Full paper
The implementation of an International Master in Multimedia – a model for a Europe wide degree

Prof. Radu Vasiu, Mrs. Diana Andone
Multimedia Center, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania

 107
 Full paper
Implementation of e-Training Services in Lithuania in the Context of International Study Programs

Prof. Danguole Rutkauskiene, Ramunas Kubiliunas, Airina Volungeviciene, Dr. Butkeviciene
Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 98
 Full paper
The DIMPLE (Digital Internet and Mobile Phone e-Learning Environment) - a dual device scenario

Diana Andone, Dr. Jon Dron, Dr. Lyn Pemberton
CMIS, University of Brighton, UK

 108
 Full paper
The Development and Implementation of e-Learning/e-Teaching Strategies at Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences

Prof. Johann Gunther
University of Applied Sciences St. Poelten, Austria

 113
 Full paper
SmartModels – A Framework For Generating On-Line Learning Software Solutions

Emanuel Ţundrea, Philippe Lahire, D. Pescaru, C. B. Chirilă
“Politehnica” University of Timişoara
Laboratoire I3S (CNRS-UNS), Sophia-Antipolis, France

 102
 Full paper
Application of the Interactive Multimedia Technology in the European e-education

Dr. József Szabó, Dr. Zoltán Bártfai, Dr. Elsayed Hassan
Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary

 73
 Short paper
Ten years on: Masters degrees in Online Learning

Mr. David Evans
JME Associates Ltd, UK

Thursday 7 September  2006   13:30
Lunch at Casa Politehnicii 1

Thursday 7 September 2006,  15:00 – 16:30
Parallel Session 1
Room A101
Chairman: Dr. Graham Orange

 Id_paper  Title  Authors
 92
 Full paper
Emerging Trends in Web-Based Learning: The use of e-portfolios

Dr. George Dafoulas
School of Computing, Middlesex University, UK

 112
 Full paper
Webcourse and Webtutorial - New Collaborative Tools for E-learning

Prof.dr.eng.Aurel Vlaicu, Sanda Porumb, Cosmin Porumb, Bogdan Orza
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

 78
 Full paper
Advanced audio and video streaming tools based on Open Source solutions: the webTV project of the University of Palermo

Dr. Marco Sajeva, Prof. Alida Lo Coco, Dr. Dario Fidora
University of Palermo, Italy

 50
 Short paper
Extendibility of Educational Systems to Include a Learner-Adaptive Motivational Module

Ms. Mihaela Cocea
School of Informatics, National College of Ireland, Ireland

 103
 Short paper
Guidelines for a future multimedia educational platform

Mr. Andrei Rusan, Mr. Mihai Onita,
Multimedia Center, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania

Thursday 7 September  2006,  15:00 – 16:30
Parallel Session 2
Room A106
Chairman: Prof.dr. Johann Guenther

 Id_paper  Title  Authors
 105
 Full paper
eLearning in the Age of Aesthetics

Dr. Carmen Taran
AT&T, USA

 48
 Full paper
On Evaluation for Learning Communities: A Close-grained, Actor-specific Approach

Dr. Jochen Wittmann, Mr. Simon Heß
Faculty of Informatic,University of Hamburg, Germany

 106
 Short paper
Evaluating the evaluators using on-line feedback questionnaires

Ms. Iasmina Ermalai, Dr. Muguras Mocofan
Multimedia Center,“Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania

 65
 Short paper
A New Multimedia Teaching Theatre for Live Distance Learning

Prof. Sergio Congiu, Prof. Federico Filira
Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy

 84
 Short paper
The Role of Personal Motivation and Group Motivation in the Development of Online Learning Communities

Mr. János, Ollé
Department of Didactic, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

 54
 Short paper
Cybercells and the Development of Collaborative Teaching in Actual and Virtual Classes

Prof. Ken Stevens
Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Thursday 7 September 2006,   16:30 – 16:45
Coffee Break
Electro Building Main Hall

Thursday 7 September  2006, 16:45 – 18:20
Parallel Session 3
Room A101
Chairman: Diana Andone

 Id_paper  Title  Authors
 81
 Short paper
Progressive introduction of blended e-learning in traditional classroom using rich multimedia content: the use of Podcasting to create a repertory of high quality reusable teaching files

Dr. Marco Sajeva, Prof. Antonino Di Sparti
Corso di Laurea in Lingue Moderne per il Web, Università degli Studi di Palermo Italy

 47
 Short paper
Automatic Construction of a Grounded Multimedia Ontology of Objects to Illustrate Concepts in a Learning Process

Mr. Adrian Popescu, Mr. Christophe Millet, Mr. Pierre - Alain Moëllic, Mr. Patrick Hède, Dr. Gregory Grefenstette
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France

 64
 Full paper
Multichannel digital recording and playback platform for teaching theatre

Prof. Federico Filira, Dr. Alessandro Bolzonella, Giuseppe Mantesso, Prof. Michele Moro, Marco Tozzato
Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy

 77
 Short paper
Comparison of background subtraction methods for an interactive learning space

Dr. Thierry Bouwmans
Laboratoire L3I, University of La Rochelle, France
Ms. Doria Penciuc
University of Timisoara, Romania
Ms. Fida El Baf
Universite de la Rochelle, France

 83
 Short paper
Evaluation of ICT adult training programs by learners

Mr. Fotis Lazarinis
Technological Educational Institute of Mesolonghi, Greece

 61
 Demo
Technology Health Center - Training

Mr. Pekka Silvén
School of Engineering, Oulu University of Applied Science, Finland

 71
 Demo
Solution for automatic assembling of online courses

Prof. Bogdan Logofatu, Ms. Alina Boboc-Corcotoi, Mr. Luca Boboc-Corcotoi
ODL Department-CREDIS, University of Bucharest, Romania

Thursday 7 September  2006, 16:45 – 18:20
Parallel Session 4
Room A106
Chairman: Prof.dr.eng. Aurel Vlaicu

 Id_paper  Title  Authors
 114
 Full paper
Evaluation test of a mesh simplification method

Marc Chevaldonné, Frédéric Mérienne,
LE2I, Institut Image – ENSAM, France

 94
 Short paper
Live multimedia streaming application in a web-based presentation

Mr. Bucos Marian, Mr Scorosanu Alin, Mr. Onita Mihai, Mr. Bejenaru Ciprian
Multimedia Center, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania

 110
 Full paper
An Ontology-based Web Portal to Support Continuous, Adaptable, Rigorous, Reflective and Sustainable Evaluation of eGovernment Systems (CARRSE)

Ah Lian Kor, Graham Orange, Alan Burke
Leeds Metropolitan University

 52
 Short paper
Modular sensor network design as a student project

Mr. Timo Löhönen, Mr. Pekka Kähkölä
Institute of Technology, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland

 95
 Short paper
SVG Mapping System

Mr. Constantin Marian Bucos, Mr. Daniel Haiduc
Multimedia Center, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania

 55
 Short paper
Mobile Learning Devices in the Laboratory

Mr. Leo Ilkko
Raahe School of Engineering and Business, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Thursday 7 September  2006, 19:00
Conference Dinner
Restaurant Politehnica, Student Campus
Hosted in the Student Campus and sponsored by MAHLE Componente de Motor followed by Timisoreana beer tasting, offered by Ursus Breweries.

Friday 8 September 2006, 9:00 – 10:45
Keynote Speakers
Room A101
Chairman: Prof.dr. Kinshuk

E-learning in Romania
Prof.dr.eng. Radu Vasiu, Prof.dr.eng. Nicolae Robu
 “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania

From Dull Services to Engaging Experiences
Dr. Carmen Taran
Research and Development, AT&T, USA

Alcatel University
Dan Bedros,
CEO & General manager, Alcatel Romania

Friday 8 September 2006,   10:45 – 11:00
Coffee Break
Electro Building Main Hall

Friday 8 September 2006, 11:00 – 12:45
Keynote Speakers
Room A101
Chairman: Prof.dr.eng. Nicolae Robu

People Are the Key For Our Success –
People Development @ Siemens VDO Romania
Dr. Jörg Stratmann
CEO and General Manager
Siemens VDO Automotive SRL, Romania

E-Learning at MAHLE Componente de Motor SRL
Carlo Fromm
Projects Zentral- and Eastern Europe (LCP)
MAHLE Componente de Motor SRL, Romania

Crossing the Fences - Oracle Learning and Development Solution
Smaranda Suciu, Principal Consultant
Oracle Romania

Friday 8 September 2006, 12:45 – 14:30
Lunch at Casa Politehnicii 1

Friday 8 September 2006, 14:30 – 16:15
Parallel Session 5
Room A101
Chairman: Dr. Carmen Taran

 Id_paper  Title  Authors
 45
 Full paper
Collaborative Learning in Change Management

Mrs. Katarzyna Grzybowska
Institute of Management Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

 109
 Full paper
The Potential of Design Patterns for Vocational Teacher Education in Finland

Lauri Kurkela
School of Vocational Teacher Education, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland

 49
 Full paper
A generic tracking protocol component for E-Learning environments

Mr. Simon Hess, Dr. Jochen Wittmann
Informatics, University of Hamburg, Germany

 96
 Full paper
Innovative E-learning Solutions – “Password” of Cee Region for Entering the European Higher Education Space

Dr. Mária KOCSIS BAÁN
University of Miskolc, North Hungarian Regional Distance Education Centre, Hungary

 75
 Short paper
Is Outsoursing Suitable for Education? E-ducation – Virtual University System

Dr. Alena Ilavská, Dr. Jozef Babiak
Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia

 62
 Short paper
The Use of Technology Based Learning in the Maltese ICT Sector

Mr. Simon Caruana
University of Malta, Malta

Friday 8 September 2006, 14:30 – 16:15
Parallel Session 6
Room A106
Chairman: Prof.dr. Danguole Rutkauskiene

 Id_paper  Title  Authors
 111
 Full paper
Use of Multimedia and Hypermedia in On-line Courses for Engineering
Laura Grindei, Prof.dr.eng. Aurel Vlaicu, 
Bogdan Orza, Vasile Topa, Calin Munteanu Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
 76
 Full paper
Integration of E-learning in Higher Education in Hungary

Ms. Andrea Ficsura, Dr. Maria Kocsis Baan
North Hungarian Regional Distance Educational Centre, University of Miskolc, Hungary

 56
 Short paper
UpgradING – A Modular Course for Lifelong-Learning in Rural Regions: Concept, Implementation and Experiences

Mr. Peter Schentler, Mr. Jörg Schweiger, Dr. Jutta Pauschenwein
Department of Industrial Management, FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Germany

 59
 Short paper
Towards transnational virtual study circles: an introduction to the E-report project

The E-report research group, University of Palermo
Università degli Studi di Palermo, University of Salzburg, Studien und Management Center Saalfelden GmbH, Confederación Empresarial de la Provincia de Alicante, EUREKA - Training Centre in Palermo, Universitatea Politehnica din Timisoara, Departamentul de Educatie Permanenta Timisoara, Högskolan på Gotland, Karolinska Institutet

 79
 Short paper
Computer-Based Math Lessons Design for Preschool Children

Dr. Zuhal Tanrıkulu
Bogazici University, Turkey

 70
 
Designing efficient e-learning solutions

Prof. Bogdan Logofatu, Ms. Alina Boboc-Corcotoi, Mr. Luca Boboc-Corcotoi
ODL Department-CREDIS, University of Bucharest, Romania

Friday 8 September 2006,   16:15 – 16:30
Coffee Break
Electro Building Main Hall

Friday 8 September 2006   16:30 – 17:30
Parallel Session 7
Room A101
Chairman: Prof.dr. Maria Kocsis Baan

 Id_paper  Title  Authors
 82
 Full paper
Analysing e-Maturity of a Computer Science e-Learning Program

Mrs. Lynette Nagel
Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Dr. Jarkko Suhonen
Department of Computer Science, University of Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland
Prof. Erkki Sutinen
Department of Computer Science, University of Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland

 99
 Full paper
Evaluation of the METOIM web-tool – testing competences online

Mrs. Diana Andone, Prof. Radu Vasiu, Mr. Marian Bucos
Multimedia Center, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania

 89
 Short paper
Collaborative Learning in Face-to-Face and Computer- Supported University Contexts

Dr. Marcella Cuddetta, Dr. Cristian Inguglia, Prof. Alida Lo Coco, Prof. Paolo Renzi
Università di Roma La Sapienza, Dipartimento dei Processi di Sviluppo e Socializzazione, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Dipartimento di Psicologia, Italy

 57
 Demo
Improving Education by Intensive Cooperation with IT Companies

Ms. Kaisa Korpela
School of Engineering, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Friday 8 September 2006   16:30 – 17:30
Parallel Session 8
Room A106
Chairman: Lauri Kurkela

 Id_paper  Title  Authors
 100
 Full paper
Testing the e-tasters

Mrs. Diana Andone, Prof. Radu Vasiu, Mr. Mihai Onita, Ms. Iasmina Ermalai
Multimedia Center, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

 72
 Short paper

Video Object Segmentation and Tracking using Kernel Density Estimation and Region Merging

Prof.dr.eng. Vasile Gui, Mrs. Daniela Fuiorea, Prof.dr.eng Corneliu Toma, Dr. Florin Alexa
Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania

 69
 Short paper
e-Learning for anaesthesia and ICU departments

Dr. Marco Sajeva
Linguistic Philology, University of Palermo, Italy
Dr. Vincenzo Lanza
Buccheri La Ferla Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Department of Anaest, Italy

 68
 Short paper
Managing a virtual classroom

Prof. Michaela Logofatu, Ms. Anişoara Dumitrache, Ms. Anca Mateias, Ms. Mihaela Gheorghe, Ms. Alina Munteanu
ODL Department, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Friday 8 September 2006, 16:30 - 17:30
EATA General Assembly

Friday 8 September 2006, 18:15
Traditional Romanian Dinner & Closing Ceremony
Casa Altringen
A Traditional Romanian Dinner will take place at Casa Altringen in the beautiful Banat countryside. Casa Altringen is built in the typical style of a Banat house in a quiet, rural area. Traditional Romanian food will be served in the open air, weather permitting and entertainment will be offered by the Doina Timisului Student Folklore Ensemble.

Saturday 9 September 2006, 12:30 – 16:00
Timisoara city Tour
Accompanied by a guide (professor at "Politehnica" University of Timisoara) you will discover the history of the city, the beautiful baroque buildings and churches and the Village Museum. Lunch will be served before departure at Hotel Savoy.

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