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News 2008

 

Piek Vossen invited keynote speaker at eLexicography in the 21st century.

The conference (eLexicography in the 21st century: new challenges, new applications (eLEX2009) aims to explore innovative developments in the field of electronic lexicography. It will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) from 22 to 24 October 2009 - more...

 

Piek Vossen organizing the 1st KYOTO workshop, February 2-3, 2009

Piek Vossen is organizing the 1st KYOTO workshop; (Knowledge Yielding Ontologies for Transition-based Organization) "Environmental Knowledge Transition and Exchange". It which will be held on February 2-3, 2009 at the Artis Zoo, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. - more...

 

Ute Ritterfled will give a keynote speech at the "10. Wissenschaftliches Symposium des DBS"

On January 23th, 2009 Ute Ritterfeld will give a keynote address at the 10th symposium of the Deutscher Bundesverband der akademischen Sprachtherapeuten (January, 23th – 24th,  2009), in Hannover, Germany. The address is titled: "Sprachentwicklungsstörungen zwischen Forschung und Interventionspraxis: ein (zugegeben subjektives) Resumé". - more...

 

Peter Vorderer gives a keynote address at "Narratives in the Digital Age"

On January 9, 2009 Peter Vorderer will give a keynote address at the workshop "Narratives in the Digital Age" at the Communication College of NCCU in Taipei (Taiwan). The talk is titled: "What do we want when we want narratives?". - more...

 

Peter Vorderer gave a keynote address at VIOT 2008

On December 17, 2008 Peter Vorderer gave a keynote address at the VIOT congress at the VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands. The talk is titled: "Claims to fame of the negotiation game: An entertainment perspective on dialogues in negotiation games". - more...

 

Piek Vossen took part in a workshop on Collaboration between South Africa and the Low Lands

Piek Vossen was invited by the Nederlandse TaalUnie to join a workshop HLT Collaboration between South Africa and the Low Lands, MonkeyValley, South Africa, November 24-25, 2008.

 

Piek Vossen gave a keynote address at NL-Term

Piek Vossen gave e keynote address on KYOTO at the 10th Lustrum of NL Term, October 25, 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

Peter Vorderer in Brussels to review the Playmancer project for the EU

PlayMancer (A European Serious Gaming 3D Environment) is a Collaborative Project, started on 1st of November 2007 and running for 36 months in total. 7 partners from 5 countries participate in the project.

 

Piek Vossen on the Fostering Language Resources Network

Piek Vossen member of FLaReNet (Fostering Language Resources Network), another 7th EU Framework Project. FLaReNet will discuss upon critical issues for the future development, deployment and use of LRs and will indicate best practices and best policies for coordinating future actions and projects. The major activities of the Network will be to survey, analyse, classify LRs and relevant standards, together with their organisational and economic models, and discuss with major stakeholders and players upon new common strategies for a capillary deployment and use of LRs in real-world products.

 

Johan Hoorn took part in a workshop on knowledge exchange in Amsterdam

The city council of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam will be collaborating closely in the future to make better use of the available knowledge in the city. This is the result of the recently (November 2, 2008) held symposium called "Kennis voor de Stad" (Knowledge for the City). It is the first time the two universities and the city of Amsterdam will collaborate in this way - more (Dutch)...

 

"Cornetto" project finalized

Piek Vossen, Roxane Segers, Isa Maks and Hennie van der Vliet (the team of the Computational Lexicography & Terminology Lab CLTL succesfully finalized the project "Cornetto" (Combinatorial Relational Network for Language Applications), financially supported by the Dutch-Flemish Language Union (see website Cornetto). Cornetto built a lexical semantic database for Dutch with rich vertical and horizontal semantic relations and combinatorial lexical constraints such as multiword expressions, idioms and collocations on the one hand, and lexical functions and frames on the other. The concepts will be aligned with the English Wordnet so that ontologies and domain labels can be imported. The semantic layer validated with a formal ontology, to make it usable in Semantic Web environments. Cornetto covers 40K entries, including the most generic and central part of the language. The database goes beyond the structure and content of Wordnet and FrameNet.

 

Peter Vorderer gave a radio interview for the Michael Cohen Group.

The Michael Cohen Group LLC is an independent research and public opinion firm with expertise in education, human development, media, marketing, public policy and strategic communications.  They are undertaking an exploratory study on contemporary women with a focus on stress and coping strategies.
The goal of the project it to provide a perspective on women today from a variety of expert vantage points -- including the social sciences, business, public policy, and communications -- from both academia and commerce. - more...

 

Peter Vorderer gave a keynote address at the CMI workshop in Amsterdam

On October 7, 2008 Peter Vorderer gave a talk at the workshop of the platform for Communication, Media, and Information (CMI) of the KNAW in Amsterdam. The talk was titled: "Building a community of Communication, Media, and Information Scholars in the Netherlands". In the past years, our media landscape has been changing profoundly. Media formats have converged due to digitisation and media consumers have turned into users and producers of media content. As a result, technological approaches have to be - more...

 

Peter Vorderer gave a keynote speech at the Mediated Entertainment and Knowledge Symposium

On October 30th, 2008 Peter Vorderer gave an invited keynote address at Mediated Entertainment and Knowledge Symposium (October, 30th – 31th,  2008), at the Unitversity of Aarhus, Denmark. The address was titled: "Entertainment: A Psychological Approach ". - more...

 

Ute Ritterfeld spoke at the Meaningful Play Conference at Michigan State University

Meaningful Play 2008 (October 9-11) is an interdisciplinary academic conference that explores the potential of games to entertain, inform, educate, and persuade in meaningful ways. The conference includes thought-provoking keynotes from leaders in academia and industry, peer-reviewed paper presentations, panel sessions (including academic and industry discussions), innovative workshops, roundtable discussions, and exhibitions of games. - more...

 

Ute Ritterfeld co-creates "Living with Diabetes" Video

As a part of Campus Med, two instructional video's have been made to help patients with or those at risk of diabetes. Ute Ritterfeld participated in the production of these video's. - more...

 

Johan Hoorn contributes chapter to the STT study “Brain Visions”

On October 28, 2008 the latest publication of the STT foundation (Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek) will be presented. The STT identifies new trends and develops inspiring views on the future of ‘technology and society’. - more...

 

Piek Vossen gave a keynote address at DART 2008

Piek Vossen gave a keynote address on the Kyoto-project at the 2nd International Workshop on Distributed Agent-based Retrieval Tools (DART 2008), September 10, 2008 Cagliari (Italy).

 

Andrew Perkis visits CAMeRA - 14-19 September, 2008

Currently Andrew is focusing on Multimedia over IP Networks as part of the Norwgian Centre of Excellence "Quantifiable Quality of Service in Communication Systems" - Q2S . - more...

 

Peter Vorderer gave a keynote address at the "The [Player]" Conference

In August 2008 Peter Vorderer gave an invited keynote address at "The [Player]" Conference (August, 26th – 29th,  2008), Center for Computer Games Research, IT-University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. The talk was titled: "Who is the Player? And why do we care?". - more...

 

Ute Ritterfeld and Enny Das gave a presentation at the University of Erfurt

In July 2008, Ute Ritterfeld and Enny Das gave an invited address at the Graduate Student Workshop "Narratives in Health Communication, Persuasion, and Cultivation", University of Erfurt. Their presentation was titled "When Story-Telling Makes a Difference: Effects of Narratives in Health Communication."

 

Peter Vorderer gave a presentation at the International Congress of Psychology in Berlin

In July 2008 Peter Vorderer gave a presentation at the International Congress of Psychology in Berlin (July, 20th – 25th, 2008). The presentation was titled: "Does Media Entertainment have a Long-Lasting Impact on its Users?" - more...

 

Piek Vossen co-organizer of  the Workshop at the 18th International Congress of Linguists

Piek Vossen co-organizer of  the Workshop on "Linguistic Studies of Ontology: From Lexical Semantics to Formal Ontologies and Back" at the 18th International Congress of Linguists (CIL18), Seoul, Republic of Korea, July 21-26, 2008.

 

Ute Ritterfeld joins a workshop at ICLS 2008

In June 2008 Ute Ritterfeld participated in a workshop at the 2008 International Conference for the Learning Sciences at the University of Utrecht. The theme for the conference is International Perspectives in the Learning Sciences. - more...

 

Jonathan Gratch fellow at CAMeRA (June 2008)

To study the communication aspects of cognitive robots, Dr. Jonathan Gratch joined CAMeRA as a research fellow in June 2008. He is an Associate Director for Virtual Humans Research at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Institute for Creative Technologies, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and co-director of USC’s Computational Emotion Group. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois - more...

 

Johan Hoorn in round table discussions at the Dutch MMI Platform

On 17 June 2008 the first meeting of the Dutch MMI platform (in the course of formation) takes place. Johan Hoorn is to participate in a round-table discussion led by Professor Midden regarding ‘Digital Games' - more...

 

Piek Vossen at the Ontolex workshop

Piek Vossen co-organizer of the Ontolex workshop at LREC 2008 , May 31, 2008, Marrakech, Turkey

 

DutchSemcor Workshop

Piek Vossen and Isa Maks organized the DutchSemcor Workshop, May 16, 2008, Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

David Roskos-Ewoldsen fellow at CAMeRA (May 2008)

In May 2008, Dr. David R. Roskos-Ewoldsen stayed with CAMeRA as a research fellow to build on a working relationship. He is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama.  He received a joint Ph.D. at Indiana University and was a postdoctoral fellow in the cognitive sciences program at Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Roskos-Ewoldsen's has several research foci.  His research on film comprehension ranges from exploring the micro-processes involved in film comprehension to processes involved in global interpretations of films. - more...

 

Johan Hoorn and Marco Otte visit the NAB show in Las Vegas

For more than 80 years, the NAB Show has served as the premiere event for content professionals. Leading this ever-changing industry, the NAB Show has evolved to remain the world's resource for high-level insight, training, education and state-of-the-art technology powering the future of content creation, management, commerce and delivery.More than just broadcasting, the NAB Show is attended by leading media, entertainment and communications professionals like you who share a passion for delivering the next generation of audio, video, and filmed content across multiple platforms – from televisions, radios and computers to phones, the big screen and beyond. - more...

 

Peter Vorderer gave a talk at Michigan State University

On March 28, 2008, Peter Vorderer gave an invited presentation at the Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA.. The address was titled: "Between Mood-Management and Curiosity Motivation. A Three-Factor Approach to Entertainment Theory".

 

Peter Vorderer in panel discussion at the CeBIT 2008 - Serious Gaming Conference

At the Serious Games Conference representatives from industry, science and politics discuss and present alternative application possibilities of entertainment software and play technologies. Peter Vorderer participated in a panel discussion: Serious Games for Health – A New Perspective for the German Health Sector? - more...

 

Ute Ritterfeld gave a presentation at the CeBIT 2008 - Serious Gaming Conference

At the Serious Games Conference representatives from industry, science and politics discuss and present alternative application possibilities of entertainment software and play technologies. Ute Ritterfeld presented: "Mechanisms and effects in health gaming"- more...

 

Piek Vossen receives EC-grant for the project  KYOTO

On March 1, 2008, Piek Vossen received an EC-grant for the project  KYOTO ("Knowledge Yielding Ontologies for Transition-based Organization".

 

Peter Vorderer and Ute Ritterfeld talk at the iEnter Conference on Interactive Entertainment (Barcelona, Spain)

Peter Vorderer and Ute Ritterfeld held speeches during this two-day conference on February 28-29, 2008.

he conference has been organised with the aim of increasing the level of comprehension of communicational relations that are established for entertainment purposes by the different participants in audiovisual systems - more...

 

Ute Ritterfeld gave a presentation at the University of Barcelona

In February 2008, Ute Ritterfeld gave an invited address at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her presentation was titled "Psychological processes during (serious) gaming."`

 

Peter Vorderer and Stacey Spiegel gave keynote address at the University of Berne

In February 2008 Peter Vorderer and Stacey Spiegel gave an invited keynote address at the conference „When Media Environments Become Real" (February, 4th – 6th, 2008) at the University of Berne, Switzerland. The address was titled: "The Reality of New Media Environments".

 

Piek Vossen organized the fourth Global WordNet Conference 

Piek Vossen (personal website at www.vossen.info), co-founder and co-president of the Global WordNet Association, organized the fourth Global WordNet Conference  (GWC 2008) in Szeged, Hungary, January 22-25, 2008.