Wednesday, October 26, 2011

26-Oct-2011: Metaverse1 project received the Silver 2011 ITEA2 Outstanding Achievement Award

Today the Metaverse1 project received the Silver 2011 ITEA2 Outstanding Achievement Award at the ITEA2 / Artemis co-summit in Helsinki ... after my plenary project presentation I accepted the award on behalf of all of you ... the work package leaders will receive (by surface mail) an engraved silver medal and accompanying document as well ... this was the last formal action / event of our project and a very good achievement as there were some 15 candidate projects!!!


Once again, many thanks to all of you for all your support in this very challenging and successful project!!

http://www.metaverse1.org/2011/10/metaverse1-project-recieived-silver.html

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Oct 25: HTML5Fest (Israel, Hebrew)



I will be the Chairperson of the Israeli HTML5Fest conference.

See full details here.  (Discount code: ufwq9)


משרד ה-W3C הישראלי (הפועל תחת איגוד האינטרנט הישראלי) מקיים כנס שנתי לקהילת הווב הישראלית, בהשתתפות מפתחי הווב המובילים בישראל ונציגי W3C העולמי.

בכנס שלושה מושבים מקבילים:

  • Mobile Web - מושב המיועד למפתחים העוסקים בפיתוח אפליקציות ווביות למכשירים ניידים (יושב ראש המושב - אייל רשף, IMA)
  • Browser & Desktop Apps - מושב המיועד למפתחים העוסקים בפיתוח אפליקציות ווביות ואינטראקציה מתקדמת ל'מסכי שולחן עבודה' (יושב ראש המושב - זוהר ארד, עצמאי).
  • אינטרנט ציבורי וממשלתי - מושב המיעוד לאנשי תוכן וטכנולוגיה ממוסדות שלטון מקומי ומהממשלה (יושב ראש המושב - שוקי פלג, איגוד האינטרנט הישראלי).
יושב ראש הכנס: ד"ר ישע סיון, חבר הנהלת איגוד האינטרנט הישראלי וראש התוכנית למערכות מידע, המכללה האקדמית תל-אביב יפו.
במהלך הכנס יוכרזו הזוכים בתחרות האפליקציות HTML5FEST app contest.
כל הפרטים באתר הכנס: http://www.w3c.org.il/HTML5fest/


Saturday, October 08, 2011

05-Dec-2011: JVWR @ ICIS 2011. The Journal of Virtual World Research will host a meeting at ICIS2011 -- you are welcome to join us... (Save the Date)


As part of our outreach work, the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research will host a morning get-together at the ICIS Shanghai Conference.

Meeting will occur on Monday Dec 5th, 7:30am-8:30am (location
 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
5F (Shanghai International Convention Center)
)
This meeting is hosted by the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (http://jvwresearch.org/). The managing editor (Dr. Yesha Sivan) will open with a short review on the field, and the Journal. We will then turn to members to discuss publication and editorship opportunities. We will then to hear new focus and insights.
If you want to present your work (2-3 min talk) please email me.... yesha.sivan@jvwresearch.org
I'm especially looking for authors and issue editors for a future issue on the Asian Perspective of Virtual Worlds.

Sign up for the workshop as part of your AIS registration.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Video X 3 : Iphone 4S: Siri Voice Review + (its 2 conceptual roots)

Apple has just released IOS5 (and iphone 4S). One of the key features is SIRI.  A voice command center. This video gives you a hint of what to look for:



Siri is a merge of voice recognition and AI. Apple has a long history of thinking about this...
here's the Knowledge Navigator (1987): ) (For the latest re AI see IBM Watson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watson_(computer)




and we must remember that Star Trek Computer ... voice... played by the Majel Barrett wife of the originator of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry.

Make it yourself clip:

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Hebrew: My Interview for NewsGeek --

See full item here ...my interview on Israeli ISOC, the W3C office, and other things...


Saturday, October 01, 2011

Visual Interactive Map of Submarine Global Internet Cables



The Submarine Cable Map is a free resource from TeleGeography. Data contained in this map is drawn from Global Bandwidth Research Serviceand is updated on a regular basis.
To learn more about TeleGeography or this map please click here.