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Kick-off Meeting of the Project “Digitallabor Groß-Gerau – Dozenturio”

Digitization and digital education are playing an increasingly important role in career guidance, career preparation, and vocational education. Various open technologies and didactic approaches are available that can be used for digital teaching in vocational education.

However, basic digital education and knowledge about the possibilities of digital teaching are often lacking. The VIS-Group is cooperating with the Groß-Gerau district and the Center for Applied Computer Science at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences to provide a single-source of learning materials and learning technologies in the “Dozenturio” learning system.

The intermediate results of the project were introduced in December 15th 2021 by the VIS-Group. The event started with a welcome by the District Administrator Thomas Will followed by the main goals and conceptual structure by Nicole Möhlenkamp from the Department of Education and Schools – Youth Vocational Assistance, Qualification, and Employment. Among others, representatives of the adult education centers of the district and the city of Rüsselsheim am Main, the municipal job center of the district of Groß-Gerau, the state education authority and the IT center of the district were present. District Administrator Thomas Will and First District Deputy Walter Astheimer also took part in the panel discussion.

The project website already includes various video training courses on communication systems, various selected OER learning platforms (OER: Open Educational Resources) and a variety of technologies to enable both the digital transformation and the didactical transformation of digital content. The platform is accessible to anyone who wants to learn about digital teaching and communication through www.dozenturio.de.

The goal of the project is to develop qualification modules for digital teaching, learning, advising, and communicating. In addition, demand-oriented training offers for employees of the district as well as for regional educational institutions are planned. As part of the training and qualification budget of the state of Hesse. The district of Groß-Gerau has been provided with funds for the implementation of digital learning offerings in the project Digitallabor for the period from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2022, which will be used for the project described. With this funding program, the district of Groß-Gerau is taking advantage of the opportunities offered by digitization and opening up access opportunities for multipliers, teachers, and advisors.

More information can be found here (in German).

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FZAI Annual Summary 2021

The year 2021 was also successful for the FZAI. New research projects were again acquired and previous research projects were successfully continued. The FZAI was again the contact and accelerator for research at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Through the procured infrastructure

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Proceedings of the Collaborative European Research Conference 2020 are now online!

It has taken a while, but now the proceedings of the last Collaborative European Research Conference (CERC 2020) are now online on CEUR-WS.org.

The 2020 proceedings are available under: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2815/.

To download as zip-file: ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-2815.zip.

The multidisciplinary Collaborative European Research Conference (CERC) is an annual event that takes place since 2011 when it was initiated by University partners across Europe. It brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines in order to foster knowledge transfer, inter-disciplinary exchange and collaboration. For more information about the conference, please check the website http://www.cerc-conf.eu.

Three Papers Accepted at IEEE Information Technology and Management Science Conference (ITMS 2020)

Three of our submitted collaboration papers got accepted at the this year’s IEEE Information Technology and Management Science Conference 2020. The conference aims at bringing together young scientists and researchers from information technologies and management sciences in an effort to promote and encourage cross-fertilization of ideas and tools related to the general topics of the conference, such as Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Technologies, Data Processing, System Security and Control, Modelling and Simulation, Automatic Control, E-Commerce and E-Governance, Cloud Computing, Human Computer Interaction, Cyber-Physical Systems, Intelligent Systems, Internet of Everything.

Paper #1: Visual Analytics Indicators for Mobility and Transportation

Abstract

Visual Analytics enables a deep analysis of complex and multivariate data by applying machine learning methods and interactive visualization. These complex analyses lead to gain insights and knowledge for a variety of analytics tasks to enable the decision-making process. The enablement of decision-making processes is essential for managing and planning mobility and transportation. These are influenced by a variety of indicators such as new technological developments, ecological and economic changes, political decisions and in particular humans’ mobility behaviour. New technologies will lead to a different mobility behaviour with other constraints. These changes in mobility behaviour require analytical systems to forecast the required information and probably appearing changes. These systems must consider different perspectives and employ multiple indicators. Visual Analytics enable such analytical tasks. We introduce in this paper the main indicators for Visual Analytics for mobility and transportation that are exemplary explained through two case studies.


More information about the technology and topic: Scitics for Visual Trend Analytics

Paper #2: Innovations in Mobility and Logistics: Assistance of Complex Analytical Processes in Visual Trend Analytics

Abstract

A variety of new technologies and ideas for businesses are arising in the domain of logistics and mobility. It can be differentiated between fundamental new approaches, e.g. central packaging stations or deliveries via drones and minor technological advancements that aim on more ecologically and economic transportation. The need for analytical systems that enable identifying new technologies, innovations, business models etc. and give also the opportunity to rate those in perspective of business relevance is growing. The users’ behavior is commonly investigated in adaptive systems, which is considering the induvial preferences of users, but neglecting often the tasks and goals of the analysis. A process-related supports could assist to solve an analytical task in a more efficient and effective way. We introduce in this paper an approach that enables non-professionals to perform visual trend analysis through an advanced process assistance based on process mining and visual adaptation. This allows generating a process model based on events, which is the baseline for process support feature calculation. These features in form of visual adaptations and the process model enable assisting non-experts in complex analytical tasks.


More information about the technology and topic: Scitics for Visual Trend Analytics

Paper #3: On Microservice Architecture Based Communication Environment for Cycling Map Developing and Maintenance Simulator

Abstract

Urban transport infrastructure nowadays involves environmentally friendly modes of transport, the most democratic of which is cycling. Citizens will use bicycles if a reasonably designed cycle path scheme will be provided. Cyclists also need to know the characteristics and load of the planned route before the trip. Prediction can be provided by simulation, but it is often necessary to use heterogeneous and distributed models that require a specific communication environment to ensure interaction. The article describes the easy communication environment that is used to provide microservices communication and data exchange in a bicycle route design and maintenance multi-level simulator.



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Two Paper accepted at 6th Collaborative European Research Conference (CERC 2020)

At the this year’s Collaborative European Research Conference (CERC 2020) two of our students papers titled “Visual Dashboards in Trend Analytics to Observe Competitors and Leading Domain Experts” and “A Future Prospect for European Collaboration on Advanced Analytics in Economy and Society” were accepted for presentation. Due to Corona epidemic the conference is hold virtually. The multidisciplinary CERC is an annual event that takes place since 2011 when it was initiated by University partners across Europe. It brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines in order to foster knowledge transfer, inter-disciplinary exchange and collaboration.

Paper #1: Visual Dashboards in Trend Analytics to Observe Competitors and Leading Domain Experts

Abstract:
The rapid changes due to digitalization challenges a variety of market players and forces them to find strategies to be aware of changes in these markets, particularly those that impacts their business. The main challenge is how a practical solution could look like and how technology can support market players in these trend ob-servation tasks. The paper outlines therefore a technological solution to observe specific authors e.g. researchers who influence a certain market or engineers of competitor. In many branches both are well-known groups to market players and there is almost the need of a technology that support the topical observation. The main contributions of this paper are next to the concept of how a visual dash-board could enable a market observation and how data has to be processed for it, the prototypical implementation which enables an evaluation later on. Further-more, the definition of a principal technological analysis for innovation and tech-nology management is created and is also an important contribution to the scien-tific community that specifically considers the technology perspective and it cor-responding requirements.

Link to paper/fulltext: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2815/CERC2020_paper14.pdf

More information about the technology: Scitics for Visual Trend Analytics

Paper #2: A Future Prospect for European Collaboration on Advanced Analytics in Economy and Society

Abstract:
Analytical Reasoning by applying machine learning approaches, artificial intelli-gence, NLP and visualizations allow to get deep insights into the different do-mains of various stakeholders and enable to solve complex tasks. Thereby the tasks are very heterogenous and subject of investigation in the different areas of application. These tasks or challenges should be defined by the stakeholders themselves and lead through a deep investigation to advanced analytical ap-proaches. We therefore set up a strategic alliance of research, enterprises and so-cietal organization with the goal of a strong collaboration to identify in a first step these challenges and workout technological solutions for each application scenar-io. We give in this paper a first draft of current challenges and technological ad-vancements. The main contribution of this paper is next to an accurate description of the current challenges in the analytics domain, also the description of an agen-da how these challenges can be solved. Furthermore, a process is explained, how the strategic alliance should act and organize their work to realize beneficial and useful analytical solutions.

Link to paper/fulltext: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2815/CERC2020_paper27.pdf

The whole proceedings of the CERC 2020 are available under: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2815/.