2009 Computing & Technology Conferences Held in Southern Europe

ICTMT9 - The 9th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching
Metz, France
July 6 - 9, 2009
Caroline Bardini, University of Montpellier 2, France
Andre Heck, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hans-Georg Weigand, University Wurzburg, Germany
Adrain Oldknow, Emeritus Professor, University of Chichester,UK
The conference's aim is to promote the use of technology for mathematics education through curriculum design, research, and software design. Several panels of researchers discussed how the use of innovations in technology can inspire students to learn mathematics more effectively.

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The 4th International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services Venice, Italy
May 24 - 26, 2009
Paul J. Graci, DoD Technology Survey Group, USA
Annual conference to discuss topics relating to the Internet and web-based applications, web service systems, P2P systems, and the social and legal aspects of Internet computing. Dae Young Kim moderated an expert panel to discuss the challenges in virtualization and federation of the future Internet.

The 4th International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection
Venice, Italy
May 24 - 26, 2009
Paul J. Graci, DoD Technology Survey Group, USA
Annual conference exploring research on Internet traffic, surveillance and interception, and Internet performance. Topics included security for real time Internet based systems, disaster prevention and recovery, and application emergency services. The keynote speaker spoke on Technology and World Culture.

11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
Milan, Italy
May 6 - 10, 2009
Peter Geczy, AIST, Japan
Masao J. Matsumoto, Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan
Michele Missikoff, IASI-CNR, Italy
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milan, Italy
Jianchang Mao, Yahoo Labs, USA
Ernsesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Mike P. Papazoglou, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Annual conference to expand on the topics of databases and information systems integrations. Panellist discussed the subtopics of artificial intelligence and decision support systems, software agents and Internet computing, and human computer interaction.

ECIS 2009
Verona, Italy
June 8 - 10, 2009
Professor Detmar Straud
Professor Giorgio deMichels
Dr. Martin Curley, Global Director, IT Innovations, Director, Intel Labs Europe
Annual conference organized by the Department of business and Economics at the University of Verona. Panellist covered topics ranging from the theory of information systems research, the increasing rate of women in computing, and designing criteria for public e-services.

Learning and Intelligent Optimization LION 3
Tento, Italy
January 14 - 19, 2009
Jean Charles Regin, ILOG, France
Youssef Hamadi, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Oliver Martin, Universite Paris-sud, France
Lukas Kroc, Ashish Sabharwal, and Bart Sellman, Cornell University
The LION 3 conference builds on the exchange of ideas from the two previous conferences. Panellist explored ways to deal with the variety of heuristic algorithms for hard optimization. And, ways to create clear separations between algorithms and the experimenter through designing new ways of learning algorithm behaviour.

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Nanospain 2009
Zaragoze, Spain
March 9 - 12, 2009
Andress Maria de Teresa, Unitar, Spain
Jose Manuel Guisan, ICP-CSIS, Spain
Etienne Duquet, University of Science and Technology of Bordeaux, France
Jurriaan Huskens, University of Twente, Netherlands
Xavier Marie, INSA-CNRS-LPCNO, France
Wolfgang Parak, University Marburg, Germany
Maurizio Prato, University of Trieste, Italy
Albert van den Berg, University of Twente, Netherlands
The conference followed along the themes of nanobiology/nanomedicine, NEMS/MEMS, and nanoelectronics. Panels were organized to exchange information from current research, discussions on areas of common ground, and contributions to future reports.

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5th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology
Lisboa, Portugal
march 23 - 26, 2009
Perter A Bruck, World Summit Award, Austria
Dieter Fensel, University Innsbruck, Austria
Ethan Munson, University of Wisconsin, USA
Mats Daniels, Uppsala University, Sweden
An annual conference held in conjunction with CSEDU 2009. The conference focused on areas of Internet technology, web interfaces and applications, web intelligence, ebusiness, and egovernment.

International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging, and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications
Lisboa, Portugal
February 5 - 8, 2009
Franz Leber, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Daid Hogg, University of Leeds, UK
Patrick LePage, Ubisoft, Canada
The conference served as a forum to share research and ideas on computer imaging and graphics. The conference's focal points were GAPP and IMAGAPP. GAPP topics related to graphic design. And, IMAGAPP topics covered the theory and technology of image display.

International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence
Porto, Portugal
January 19 - 21, 2009
Edward A.Shortliffe, Arizona State University, USA
Marco Dorigo, IRIDA, Universite Libre de Bruxelle, Belgium
Timo Honkela, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Juan Carlos Agusto, University of Ulster, UK
Paulo Urbano, Faculdade de Ciencias de Universidade de Lisboa Portugal
This was the first conference held by this organization. Their goal is to address the theory and practice of artificial intelligence in area agents, multi-agent systems, software and distributed problem solving. Discussions focused on research in these areas, and, explored possible theories concerning use of the technology in real world applications.