ASPIS Conference Gent(BE)_ People are arriving!

Registration is in full swing! Excited to hear the first keynote speaker who will be starting shortly: Denis Dujardin – landscape and urban design consultant.Image

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ASPIS Conference venue November 15th

Auditorium 3 – Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst

Zwartezustersstraat, 34

Gent

Work in progress_Sint-Lucas School of Architecture Gent (BE)

the day before the conferenceHello everybody!
We are working really hard in the days leading up to the conference. The atmosphere in Sint-Lucas is amazing and all the students feel excited about the coming conference. So we are waiting for you tomorrow and we hope that your trip to Belgium will be pleasant.

ASPIS international conference 15-16 November 2012 Gent (BE)

DESIGN /// PARTICIPATION /// SUSTAINABILITY /// ICT

Sustainable Public Open  Spaces  and  Participation  through  Interaction  and  ICT

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In the debate on sustainability, a lot of time and effort goes (righteously) to buildings. In this conference it is aimed  to investigate initiatives, designs, research and proposals that challenge the sustainability of the public open space and the role participation plays in this.  

The conference is organised in the context of the ASPIS project “Auditing the Sustainability of Public Spaces”, co-funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme (Transversal Programmes – Key Activity 3 ICT – Multilateral Projects) and  implemented in 7 EU countries.

ASPIS  introduces a Games-based Learning (GBL) methodology, complemented with other interactive communication/internet-based tools, aiming to encourage “learning by-doing” through simulation, negotiation and role-playing. The learning products of ASPIS address professional architects and planners as much as citizens, and are also designed for introduction in school and university curricula, making learning more attractive and relevant to real life situations.

The ASPIS partnership calls for contributions on the development/field of design, participation, ICT, and sustainability of public open spaces. The conference language will be English.

Topics

It is anticipated that papers will fall into the topics below but other contributions are also welcomed:

ICT and DESIGNING for PARTICIPATION and public open spaces

We are looking for contributions that explore the relationship of participation and sustainability of public open spaces through ICT. Questions like: (how) Can we design participation? (how) Can designers use participative processes as a design tool? How do we ensure a qualitative feedback from participative processes into a design process? (how) Can we incorporate social media and ICT in the participative process? How do we ensure an integrated role of participation in a design (process)? What role does or can education play in this? How can ICT play a role in designing for participation?

ICT and DESIGNING for SUSTAINABILITY and public open spaces

We are looking for contributions that explore the relationship of design and sustainability of public open spaces. How does sustainability of public space differ from sustainability of buildings? Does it differ? What are elements crucial in auditing sustainability (post-design and execution phase) of public open spaces?  What constitutes an optimal relation between a public open space and the city? What role is there for policies and planning practices? How can ICT play a role in designing a sustainable public open space?

We encourage contributions that are either more theoretical, either case studies or best practice examples of research by design. We hope to attract researchers, designers, planners, municipality officials, members of NGO’s, both as presenters and audience.

Papers for the conference should be tailored to a 20-minute presentation timeframe. Conference proceedings will be published with all accepted and presented papers (one attendee necessary, 8 pages maximum per paper).

Dates:

10th October – Deadline for submissions of abstracts.

25th October – Feedback of Reviewers

1st November – Final papers/posters

15/16th November  – Conference

Abstracts should include the following:

The full title of the paper,

The full names, postal addresses and e-mail addresses of all authors,

A summary of the paper in no more than 500 words, using Arial 10, 1,5 line spacing, justified.

All sent documents should have pdf format and the total of the sent files should not exceed 1MB.

Please send your abstracts to the following emails:

johan.verbeke@luca-arts.be

foulipapageorgiou@prismanet.gr

 

ASPIS e-conference: “Sustainable Public Spaces: an eLearning Experience”

When: 29-30 May, 2012

What: ASPIS e-conference: “Sustainable Public Spaces: an eLearning Experience” (Check the abstracts by clicking here)

Where: The conference will be held in the Second Life conference room of the Serious Games Institute of Coventry University

How: You are invited to attend the ASPIS e-Conference on 29th-30th May 2012, from 10:00 to 13:00 in the morning and from 15:00 to 17:30 in the afternoon.

Who: Please check the APSIS e-conference schedule by clicking here

The scope of the e-Conference includes, but is not limited to, the following major topics:

• Auditing the sustainability of open spaces

• Approaches of sustainability in formal and informal learning

• Facilitating public engagement in sustainable design

• The role of ICT in the learning experience related to sustainability

Submission Process

Presentations of research work, technical projects and experience reports are invited. Authors should submit an abstract of up to 500 words for review by the conference committee.

To submit an abstract please email the co-chairs of the conference: Aristidis Protopsaltis and Fouli Papageorgiou

The ASPIS e-Conference has been re-scheduled for 29-30 May 2012 – Call for Abstracts

Dear contributors,

We would like to inform you that the ASPIS e-Conference has been re-scheduled for 29-30 May 2012. 

We still accept abstracts to review prior to the e-conference.

The e-conference will be held on the Second life conference room of Serious Games Institute “SGI Nexus”.

Conference Co-chairs: Aristidis Protopsaltis, Fouli Papageorgiou

Programme Co-chairs: Aristidis Protopsaltis, Fouli Papageorgiou

Second Life: SGI Nexus

Click on the link to get the exaxt location – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SGI%20Nexus/167/140/22

ASPIS is a 3-year European project, running from 2009 to 2012, co-funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme (Transversal Programmes – Key Activity 3 ICT – Multilateral Projects); it is implemented in 7 EU countries. ASPIS

The scope of the e-Conference includes, but is not limited to, the following major topics:

  • Auditing the sustainability of open spaces
  • Approaches of sustainability in formal and informal learning
  • Facilitating public engagement
  • The role of ICT in the learning experience

What is Second Life

 

Second Life is an online virtual world developed by Linden Lab. It was launched on June 23, 2003. A number of free client programs, or Viewers,[1][2] enable Second Life users, called Residents, to interact with each other through avatars. Residents can explore the world (known as the grid), meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, and create and trade virtual property and services with one another. Second Life is intended for people aged 16 and over,[3] and as of 2011 has about one million active users.[4]

 

Built into the software is a three-dimensional modeling tool based on simple geometric shapes that allows residents to build virtual objects. There is also a procedural scripting language, Linden Scripting Language, which can be used to add interactivity to objects. Sculpted prims (sculpties), mesh, textures for clothing or other objects, and animations and gestures can be created using external software and imported. The Second Life Terms of Service provide that users retain copyright for any content they create, and the server and client provide simple digital rights managementfunctions. [Source: wikipedia]

 

Go Online to watch the informative video about second life http://secondlife.com/whatis/?lang=en-US