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A look back at Downscale2016

On 29 August, the 4th International Workshop on Downscaling the Semantic Web (Downscale2016) was held as a full-day workshop in Amsterdam co-located with the ICT4S conference. The workshop attracted 12 participants and we received 4 invited paper contributions, which were presented

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Impressions from “Making sense of education indicators”

Education is an important aspect of society and assessing the progress made by learners a key element to appreciate, validate and if need be improve the educational system in place. Determining how to best assess learning outcomes continues to be a challenge for teachers and policy makers alike. From collaborative problem solving to using interactive programs, printed books and supplementary materials to independently finding information online, learning can take many forms as can assessment.

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2nd VU ICT4D symposium “Data for Development”

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Today, the second international VU symposium in ICT for Development was held. As last year, the workshop was a great success, with an international host of speakers and a variety of attendees (around 80 people…

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Structured Data for Humanitarian Technologies

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) organises every year the Spring Symposium Series (SSS) at Stanford. This is an opportunity to look into new topics for AI through a set of parallel workshops lasting 2 and a

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Trip report: Responsible Data for Humanitarian Response

On February 24/25 2015, the peace informatics lab and the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs joined forces to organise a two-days meeting around responsible data for humanitarian response in Den Haag. The World Wide Semantic Web and DANS were there both days 🙂

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DownScale 2014 and OpenDevelopmentCamp 2014

It is already two weeks since DownScale 2014 took place on the 8th of October and OpenDevelopmentCamp 2014 followed up on the 9th and 10th. 3 days packed with great new insights and inspiring talks. DownScale 2014 was the third

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Dagstuhl workshop on Computer Science for Development (CS4D) ?

To set the agenda for a Computer Science for Development, we are looking at organizing a Dagstuhl workshop/seminar around the topic. At this moment in time, we still are formulating the scope, organization committee and the goals of this meeting. Possible topics

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VU symposium puts ICT4D into perspective

On 16 May 2014, the symposium “Perspectives on ICT for Development” (ICT4D) was held at VU University Amsterdam. The event featured international speakers from different backgrounds, who were asked to present their perspective on the principles, practice and scientific background

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Symposium “Perspectives on ICT4D”

On 16 May 2014, The Network Institute, Computer Science Department and International Office of VU Amsterdam organize a symposium on ICT4D, the quickly growing field of practice and study how Information and Communication Technologies influence and may contribute to social

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Impressions from SugarCamp#3

The third edition of SugarCamp in Paris organised by OLPC France this last week-end, on the 12th and 13th, was a event rich of discussions (everyone is very passionate about what he does !), information sharing and ideas debated. Something

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