Major Cities of Europe Annual Conference

Zagreb, GR
June 12-14, 2017

The City of Zagreb and Major Cities of Europe are pleased to announce the 2017 conference that will take place from June 12 to 14. As usual, this annual event will host distinguished speakers from European cities alongside worldwide experts from ICT providers and academia. Emphasis will also be given to high interest solutions from Start-ups, SMEs and EU projects. Thanks to the friendly and open atmosphere of the Major Cities of Europe conferences all delegates can take advantage of the Q&As and round tables and participate in informal discussions to share ideas, initiatives, experiences and learn from each other. The program includes topics of interest for CIOs, Policy Makers and City Managers leading innovation in their cities such as: eGovernment – Putting Lipstick on a Pig?, The Great Vanishing Act – Public Administration Embedding and Facilitating Innovation in Public Services and the Impact of Emerging Technology, Boosting the Digital Economy – The Role of Local Public Services, Deep Dive parallel World Cafes, Local Democracy in a Social Media World, Embedding and Facilitating Innovation in Public Services.

Classroom-based Assessment Literacy and Teacher Education in a Globalized World

Athens, GR
March 22, 2016, 9:00 - 13:30

Within the current globalized context, with English being the most frequently used lingua franca in the world, there is a need to take a new approach to how English is used and how it is assessed. Such approach must look at the actual uses of English by speakers who mainly use it as a lingua franca rather than as a home language. In Expanding Circle contexts, like Greece for instance, the ultimate and most realistic goal of English learners is to become successful users of the language without attempting to substitute their L1 identifying language features in order to resemble native speakers of English. Given this situation, non-native teachers have a key role at targeting such goal, but they need to be aware of the requirements of the specific learning situation. In this talk, I will attempt to show how non-native teachers’ awareness of their strengths, as well as awareness of the increasing role of English as an international lingua franca, can result in more effective assessment practices and ultimately more successful learning.

TEMU 2016, Int.Conf. on Telecommunications and Multimedia

Heraklion, GR
July 25-27, 2016

The International Conference on Telecommunications and Multimedia (TEMU) provides a forum for discussion on recent advances in wired and wireless communication systems, audiovisual applications and content creation/delivery technologies, Internet services and interactive applications, as well as on tools and techniques for their performance evaluation and QoS/QoE validation under simulated and real conditions environments. It was launched in 2006 as a bi-annual international conference, motivated by the ever increasing interest in the above R&D fields, their strategic importance in humans’ everyday life and their impact on users’ personal and social activities. TEMU 2016 will celebrate its ten-year anniversary under the Technical Co-Sponsorship of IEEE/ComSoc.

EuCNC 2016

Athens, GR
June 28-30, 2016

EuCNC 2015 is the 24th edition of a successful series of a technical conference in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by the European Commission. The conference is open to the entire world research community and it focuses on communications systems and network, reaching applications and services. While it aims at showcasing the results of projects from successive European R&D programs co-financed by the European Commission, it also targets to bring together researchers from all over the world to present the latest research results in network and communications and the new developments in this field.

Forum PA

Rome, IT

The 26th edition of the Forum PA, to be held at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Rome Eur between 26 and 28 May, will offer many new features and opportunities for discussion, analysis and training. During these three days, the Palazzo dei Congressi will become the meeting point of politics, regional and local governments, businesses, active citizenship, and, above all, of the innovators that work every day in our administration. The key themes of this edition are #sipuòfarese (“We can do it if”) and #sipuòfarecon (“We can do it with”), the meaning of which being to emphasize the need for joint action that requires the commitment of all, establishing that kind of true, positive dialogue that FORUM PA has always been engaged to promote, facing the future with optimism and a declaration of commitment: real change can be achieved, but only under certain conditions. In addition to the conference session, which will be attended by many members of the Government and administrative heads, there will be conferences, themed meetings, and Focus sessions organized in partnership with the Digital Innovation Observatories of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano and the FORUM PA Academy. These training appointments make FORUM PA 2015 the biggest event of free training in Italy. The best administrations and the most advanced technology companies will present hundreds of "good practices" to be disseminated and copied to timely meet the needs of citizens and businesses.


Several cities in Tuscany

The health of Tuscany confronts the territory. The third round of Say and Do in 2015 - which makes a stop in Arezzo speaking precisely of the health system - gather at the congress building local and regional administrators, executives of local health region and entrepreneurs to outline the path to health will be. A path actually already undertaken by the regional assembly with the continuation of the process of law 28 for reform of health planning. "A necessary reform because now, at the regional level, the size 'optimal' an economically sustainable local health increased from about 300 thousand to 1 million people - indicates the President of Federsanità, Lino Del Favero - have changed the needs of citizens, now hospitals and physicians account for about a third of the 'medical need' of the city. If you do not understand the need for reform, we will see a steady decline of the welfare state. " "By December - said in opening remarks Scaramelli Stephen, president of the Health Committee of the Region of Tuscany - give a framework of reference to our regional health agencies. The new law will be based, as always, troubleshooting citizen, working closely with the voluntary sector and also developing diagnostic services at home. " Among the five tables of developing work - "Hospital Network," "branch network", "The new programming and information systems", "Integrating social care" and "Innovation of social networks" - particularly important for innovation , to develop in a coordinated manner the technological part of health-service to the citizen, looking first approval of common objectives at regional level. Not only that, the number of information technology are also produced one of the basic elements for the development of application products from companies which, although private, can provide support services to healthcare companies. Compare also with the world of social world affine and close to that of health care, for which the target is not the individual but the whole family to be together on the way to hospital or home health care. In the afternoon session, focus on the results of the various working groups, the presence of the regional health and social issues, Stefania Saccardi. "Appointment with an intelligent addressing the problem - said Saccardi - so not superficial. They are times in which health is putting together a political battle that little to do with the needs of the citizens. It 'clear that those who It is on the territories has the duty to organize the response and not foment the problem, stressing the responsibility for their choices. "

ACM International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL)

Seattle, Washington, USA
November 3-6, 2015

The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2015 (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015) is the twenty-third event in a series of symposia and workshops that began in 1993 with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners in relation to novel systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research in all aspects of geographic information systems. The conference provides a forum for original research contributions covering all conceptual, design, and implementation aspects of geospatial data ranging from applications, user interfaces, and visualization to data storage and query processing and indexing. The conference is the premier annual event of the ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information (ACM SIGSPATIAL). Researchers, students, and practitioners are invited to submit their contributions to ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015.

Major Cities of Europe Annual Conference

Florence, IT
30 May-1 Jun 2016

The City of Florence and Major Cities of Europe have great pleasure in inviting you to the 2016 Major Cities of Europe Conference from May 30th to June 1st. Florence, one of the most renowned worldwide destinations, is delighted to be organizing this event and to host delegates from all over Europe and from further afield. As one of the leading cities in Italy in leveraging information and communication technologies Florence is a frontrunner in the Digital Age. Situated at the centre of Tuscany, Florence will offer also the opportunity to enjoy its unique artistic and cultural heritage.

ANCI National Assembly

October 2016

With a century of achievements, and a membership which includes almost every municipality in Italy, representing over 90% of the population, the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI) is deeply rooted in the social, geographic and cultural fabric of Italy. The fundamental aim of ANCI's activities is to represent and safeguard the municipalities' interests, lobbying parliament, the government, regions, and Italian public administration and EU bodies.