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Keynote Speakers for ICEMI 2019

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Michele Della Ventura

Music Academy 'Studio Musica', Italy
 

Michele Della Ventura, professor of Music Technology, is a learning expert, researcher and instructional designer. His research interests include correlation between music and mathematics with a particular emphasis on artificial intelligence research in the field of computer-aided analysis of tonal music; intelligent systems; enhancing teaching and learning with technology; assessment for learning and strategies and models for the effective integration of technology into the curriculum at all academic levels.


He is the author of several articles presented at many conferences and published in international science magazines and high school textbooks (also featured at the International Book Salon of Turin in 2012 and in 2018). He proofreads articles and is a member of scientific committees in International Conferences.

 

He was invited as keynote speaker to International Conferences in Italy, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Spain, UK, US (Baltimora, Boston, Las Vegas, New York, Washington).


Michele Della Ventura has also consulted on Big Data and Semantic Technology projects in Italy. Some of the projects include indexation of the symbolic level of musical text.


He is currently involved in several researches related to technology supported learning for dyslexic students, learning through the use of social media and handheld technologies in a CLIL classroom and technology supported student's music analysis and composition. He teaches Music Informatics in University courses at Music Academies and Conservatories and Musical Technologies in Music High Schools.

Speech Title: Artificial Intelligence in Education to meet Student Needs

Abstract: The concept of Artificial Intelligence can be hard to understand, especially when we are trying to think about how it can be applied to the educational filed as well as in many other sectors of the society. AI is a part of our everyday lives and in our classrooms. With AI students and teachers are able to communicate with one another; students are able to help other students and meet the students’ interests and needs. AI is also able to help students with special needs by adapting materials to lead them to success. This research is based on the use of some AI softwares that it is possibile to use for managing the student's motivation in order to promote effective, active, efficient and satisfactory learning. In particular, an attempt was made to consider the strengths of dyslexic students in order to mitigate their weaknesses.

 

Prof. Wojciech Cellary
Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland

 

WOJCIECH CELLARY received the M.Sc. (1974), Ph.D. (1977) and Dr. Hab. (1981) degrees all from the Technical University of Poznan (Poland). In 1989 he received the title of Professor. From 1974 to 1992 he was with the Technical University of Poznan, from 1987 to 1991 serving as the scientific director of the Institute of Computing Science. From 1992 to 1996 he served as the vice-president responsible for research of the Franco-Polish School of New Information and Communication Technologies. In 1996 he joined the Poznan University of Economics. Currently he is head of the Department of Information Technology. He has been a visiting professor at the following universities: University of Nancy I, University of Nancy II, University of Paris-Sud, University of Paris-Dauphine, France, University of Genova, University of Ancona, Italy, United Nations University in Macao and United Nations University in Guimaraes (Portugal). He has lead numerous industrial projects on the development of hardware and software of computer systems and their applications in telecommunications, the computer industry, the electric power industry, and education. The projects were supported by Polish, French and American industry, Polish Ministry for Research and Higher Education, as well as UE Framework Programmes. He is co-author of 3 European patents. He served as a consultant to the Polish Ministries of: Science, Education, Telecommunications, Interior, Administration, Digitization and Regional Development, Polish Parliament and Senate, as well as many research institutes and governmental projects. He has been a main organizer of 50 scientific national and international conferences and he has been a member of the program committees of additional 350 conferences. He is author or co-author of 10 books, an editor or co-editor of 10 books, author of 22 chapters in books, and over 150 articles in journals and conference proceedings. Currently his department is specializing in Virtual/Augmented Reality and Internet of Things.

Speech Title: Education of Managers for Emerging Cyber-Physical World

Abstract:  The presentation starts from the observation that our coexisting physical and digital worlds are now merging into a seamless cyber-physical world. In this new world, labor markets will change. On one pole, new technologies will dominate, eliminating human workers: cloud computing, big data analysis, internet of things, and robots. On the other pole, talented people will be required able to develop and adapt new technologies to market requirements, and to deploy them. The central part of the labor market devoted to services provided by humans will be under pressure from both sides. These changes will particularly impact managers. Two challenges are formulated: (1) How to enhance supply of talented people able to contribute to the development of the cyber-physical world? (2) How to improve quality of services provided by humans in the cyber-physical world? The answer to both these challenges is proper IT education, seen not only as a way to improve IT skills necessary to use software tools, but also as a pedagogical methodology that assures proficiency required from inhabitants of the cyber-physical world independently of their profession. T-shaped education, with IT as its disciplinary component, is indicated as an approach to achieve this goal.

 

 

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