Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University

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Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University WP 2 b: Action Plan Strengthening

Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University WP 2 b: Action Plan Strengthening the Capacity of FMI in Intelligent Content and Semantics Assoc. Prof. Dr. Krassen Stefanov [email protected] uni-sofia. bg

Background Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • FMI has strong experience

Background Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • FMI has strong experience in the field of Intelligent Content and Semantics (ICS) • First main goal: initialize new collaborative research with EU partners in intelligent content and living books • Second main goal: widening the existing joint research in areas of knowledge management, lifelong competence development and digital libraries

Focus Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Increase the human resources

Focus Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Increase the human resources research capacity in FMI • Build networks with EU research partners • Increase the number of joint research projects in the area of ICS • Build new digital libraries with both educational content as well as with the content related to culture and society

EU Partners in ICS Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University At this

EU Partners in ICS Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University At this moment we have contacts and agreement of the following partners: • • Open University, NL ATOS Origin, Spain University of Reading, ACET Centre, UK University of Bozen – Bolzano, Italy

BG Team members Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • • Krassen

BG Team members Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • • Krassen Stefanov Svetla Boycheva Aleksandre Grigorov Ivan Koychev Preslav Nakov Atanas Georgiev Milen Petrov Martin Ruskov • • Adelina Alexieva Cornelia Todorova Nikolina Nikolova Iliyan. Yordanov Kalin Georgiev Sergey Varbanov Tihomil Kulev Dimitre Milanov

EU partner experts Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • • Rob

EU partner experts Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • • Rob Coper (Open University) Eric Kluifhoiut (Open University) Slavi Stoyanov (Open University) Daniel Burgos (ATOS Origin) Gabriela Dodero (University of Bozen) Vasil Alexandrov (University of Reading) … (to be defined later)

Work Programme Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Task 1: Determining

Work Programme Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Task 1: Determining joint research agenda in Intelligent Content and Semantics (ICS) • Task 2: Raising the scientific competence of FMI researchers • Task 3: Development of prototypes of intelligent tools supporting generation and maintaining of ebooks • Task 4: Creation of digital libraries • Task 5: Development of prototype of Adaptive Intelligent e-Learning System

Task 1: Research Agenda Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University During the

Task 1: Research Agenda Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University During the initial project phase, and in parallel with the WP 1 activities, a joint research agenda in the area of ICS was determined, which will underpin the Post Docs and Ph. D research activities, the special seminars and workshops in the area, as well as will be targeted at a joint FP 7 research project in ICT.

Research Agenda Topics Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Knowledge resources

Research Agenda Topics Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Knowledge resources sharing and management • Designing highly interactive, adaptable and intelligent book-related services • Developing new generation of intelligent and semantically annotated content • Using ontologies and semantic annotation for intelligent search engines

Research Agenda Topics (2) Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Creation

Research Agenda Topics (2) Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Creation of digital libraries with intelligent content • Development of new methods for semantic annotation of the learning content in the repositories • Development of intelligent learning models • Implementation of pedagogically-driven and semantically-enhanced adaptive learning systems

Task 2: Research collaboration Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Expanding

Task 2: Research collaboration Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Expanding and enlarging the joint research activities in the frame of Share. Tec and TENCompetence projects • Organization of mobility visits (for courses, research and implementation activities) • Organization of research workshops, seminars and winter / summer schools • Preparation of new research proposals

Task 3: e-Books Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Continue to

Task 3: e-Books Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Continue to build research community around e-book domain • Develop technologies facilitating creation and use of new generation of “alive” books • Build set of tools and integrate them into proof-of-concept intelligent framework for collaborative e-book writing and reading

Task 4: Digital Libraries Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Create

Task 4: Digital Libraries Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Create repositories with digital content and enable their intelligent management • Automate the process of creation and use of learning content for BSc and MSc courses • Develop scientific digital library containing reports, publications, projects, theses. • Implement digital libraries in other domains like teacher training, arts and others.

Task 5: Development of Adaptive Intelligent E-learning system Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of

Task 5: Development of Adaptive Intelligent E-learning system Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • • • Design of the system Develop the first prototype Implement the first prototype Pilot experiments and evaluation Implementation of the full system Validation and dissemination

First workshops organized Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Open Ph.

First workshops organized Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Open Ph. D Workshop on Technology. Enhanced Learning and Semantics, Software and Services, as a part of the 13 th International Conference AIMSA'2008 [email protected], 03 September, Varna, Bulgaria • TENCompetence workshop Stimulating Personal Development and Knowledge Sharing (30 -31 October 2008, Sofia)

Underpin research activities Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Five mobility

Underpin research activities Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Five mobility visits realized to EU partners • About 16 research papers delivered • One approved RTD project from the e. Contentplus program • Several RTD projects submitted to the National Research Fund for approval

Joint research Agenda Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Detailed and

Joint research Agenda Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Detailed and specific working plan for the first year approved with OU-NL • Specific work plan and Memorandum of Understanding agreed with ATOS • Research agenda for the joint Ph. D students Program agreed with University of Reading • Joint research agenda under preparation with University of Bolzano

Questions and Discussion Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Questions ?

Questions and Discussion Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University • Questions ?