Promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

Promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

UN declares Internet Access a Human Right. The difference this time is made by the consideration that fast and cheap may be as important as open. So what do you think: is there any point to talk about a human right when it is not accessible to everyone?

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ICT for Development
Internet and Mobility
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In the School of Innovation, Less Is Often More

In the School of Innovation, Less Is Often More

I read this today in the NYT and thought the overall message very valuable for those of us that are focused on improving innovation. Sometimes, actually, many times, it is the small stuff that either impedes innovation or provides a breakthrough.

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Green World
ICT for Development
Internet and Mobility
Wellbeing
Security and Safety
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CREATE-NET Seminar: Empowering People to Manage and Improve their Health

CREATE-NET Seminar: Empowering People to Manage and Improve their Health

Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 10:30
Place: CREATE-NET - Sala grande palazzina B

In this talk, Dr. Connelly will discuss her approach to designing and evaluating technology that helps people manage and improve their own health. Grounded in health behavior theories, such as Bandura's social cognitive theory and the transtheoretical model of change, Dr. Connelly will introduce three distinct projects that target both healthy and sick populations. The first project is an electronic food diary for an inner-city dialysis population which has difficulty tracking their nutrient and fluid intake. Challenges in designing for this population include low education and literacy levels, as well as lack of exposure to technology. The second project investigates the use of text messages to increase physical activity levels in healthy, young adults. The project explores the effectiveness of messages depending on the content and source of the message. The final project looks at technologies in the homes of seniors citizens to help them lead healthy, active lifestyles, and maintain independence. Issues of user acceptance, such as privacy, are a core focus of this project.
Speaker:
Prof. Kay Connelly, Indiana University
Speaker Info:

Dr. Kay Connelly is an Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University and the Director of the Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research in Health Information. Her research interests are in the intersection of mobile and pervasive computing and healthcare. In particular, she is interested in issues that influence user acceptance of health technologies, such as privacy, integration into one's lifestyle, convenience, and utility. Dr. Connelly works with a variety of patient groups, including very sick populations who need help in managing their disease, healthy populations interested in preventative care, and senior citizens looking to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Dr. Connelly received a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Indiana University (1995), and an MS (1999) and PhD (2003) in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.
More info:

http://www.create-net.org/seminar/create-net-seminar-empowering-people-m...

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Wellbeing
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S-CUBE 2010 Post-Conference Proceedings Are Available For Purchase Online

You may now access the proceedings online and purchase the book that constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the  Second International ICST Conference on Sensor Systems and Software, S-Cube 2010, held in Miami, Florida, USA. To do so please visit http://www.springer.com/computer/communication+networks/book/978-3-642-23582-5.

Call for papers is open for ICST Transactions on Ubiquitous Environments

ICST Transactions on Ubiquitous Environments accept submissions for the first issue. Remember that submitting your article by March 31, 2012 will ensure the ability of publishing through the Open Access model without paying any editorial fees. More about topics, manuscript preparation guidelines, and submission instructions at http://icst.org/ubiquitous-environments-cfp/

Marek Tłuczek

Marek Tłuczek has over 5 years of experience in both research and software development. His area of expertise covers artificial intelligence, machine learning, image recognition, image processing, software engineering, internet telephony and telematics. He also managed and led research and software development projects. He is the 2nd place winner of the most prestigious computer science student competition in the world - 2005 IEEE Computer Society International Design Competition. He has also been successful author of programming books which have been sold in over 10.000 copies in Poland.

cheap and best electrical fan regulator

cheap and best electrical fan regulator

one new circuit is invented by idian electroics enginee for electrical fan regulator which is cheap and best

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Wellbeing
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Multilateral projects : development of innovation

Multilateral projects : development of innovation

There is the tittle of a new initiative from the EU. Do you think that the EU is doing enough for enhancing innovation ?

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ICT for Development
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PSATS 2011 Post-Conference Proceedings Are Available For Purchase

You may now purchase the book that constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International ICST Conference on Personal Satellite Services, PSATS 2011, held in Malaga, Spain in Febuary 2011. To do so please visit http://www.springer.com/computer/communication+networks/book/978-3-642-23824-6.

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