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exp.at’15 3rd EXPERIMENT@ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Online Experimentation

JUNE 2nd — 4th, 2015 PONTA DELGADA, SÃO MIGUEL ISLAND AZORES, PORTUGAL UNIVERSITY OF THE AZORES


exp.at’15 is a joint organization of the University of Porto

and the University of Coimbra with the collaboration of the University of the Azores and with the technical support

(Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal). exp.at’15

for the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage high quality communication protocols, web interface design, intelligent participants an opportunity to present their recent work and experience reports, and to take part in open discussions. exp.at’15

conference days) forum of discussion and collaboration between academics, researchers, web designers, K-12 teachers, academic applications and results as well as real world needs visits.

HTTP://WWW.FE.UP.PT/EXP.AT2015


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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS — exp.at’15 — Online Experimentation

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Conference Topics

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Sponsors

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Committees

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Paper Reviewers

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Message from the Chairmen

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General Information

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Program Sessions

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Invited Speakers

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Abstracts

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Program Overview

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The Conference

THE 3RD EXPERIMENT@INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE — The Experiment@International Conference 2015 (exp.at'15) is the 3rd event of a conference series which was started at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, in November 2011, followed by the second one hosted by University of Coimbra in September 2013 (http:// www.fe.up.pt/exp.at2015). exp.at'15 is held at University of Azores (Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal) and it is a joint organisation of the University of Porto and the University of Coimbra with the collaboration of the University of Azores and with the technical support of IEEE. exp.at'15 continues the biannual event series dedicated to online experimentation, contributing to extend the world capabilities in this particular area and to develop collaborative work in emergent technologies, bringing together engineers, researchers and professionals from different areas. exp.at'15 aims to promote Online Experimentation (OE) which comprises remote and virtual experimentation as identifiable and accessible objects and their virtual representations in the Internet of Things structure. OE is aided by emergent technologies as those supporting remote experiments, 2D or 3D virtual experiments, augmented reality experiments and their interaction with sensorial devices, live videos and other tools, such as interactive videos and serious games, which promote user immersion in virtual environments recreating the real experience. exp.at’15 provides a three-day (plus pre- and post-conference days) forum of discussion and collaboration between academics, researchers, web designers, K-12 teachers and industry, trying to bridge the gap between academic applications and results as well as real world needs and experiences. It offers to the participants an opportunity to present their recent work and experience reports, and to take part in open discussions, technical sessions, workshops, exhibition sessions, discussion tables and thematic visits in a singular and beautiful region.
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Conference Topics

CONFERENCE TOPICS — • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Online Experimentation Remote Monitoring Remote Sensing Remote & Virtual Labs Online Learning Systems Serious Games Haptic Interfaces Augmented Reality Virtual Reality Collaborative Tools Intelligent Learning Systems Intelligent Systems Intelligent Web-based Learning Web Design Mobile Computing Communication Systems Distance Monitoring of: • Civil and Mechanical Structures • Structural Health • Marine Research • Volcanology and Seismology • Climatology • Bioengineering

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SPECIAL TRACK OEEE’15 TOPICS “ONLINE EXPERIMENTATION IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING EDUCATION” — • Remote, Virtual, On-Site, Augmented, Smart and Hybrid Laboratory Experience • Innovative Technologies and Infrastructures for Online Learning with Labs • Novel Methods, Practices, and Approaches for Laboratory Teaching & Learning • Developing Knowledge, Skills and Competencies in Engineering Laboratories • Learning Objectives, Activities and Assessments for Lab Work • Future Capabilities and Constraints of Labs in Engineering Education • Horizontal Issues, Emergent Technologies, Future Impacts


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The Sponsors

MAIN SPONSORS

SPONSORS

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TECHNICAL SPONSORS

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Committees

COMMITTEES Honorary Committee

Fernando Boavida Fernandes Director of CISUC, University of Coimbra, Portugal João Gabriel Silva Rector of the University of Coimbra, Portugal João Luís Gaspar Rector of the University of the Azores, Portugal Manuel Castro Jr. Past President of IEEE Ed. Soc., Spain Michael Auer President of IGIP, Austria Sebastião Feyo de Azevedo Rector of the University of Porto, Portugal

Steering Committee

Alberto Cardoso University of Coimbra, Portugal Maria Teresa Restivo University of Porto, Portugal Michael Auer Carinthia University, Austria

General Chairs

Alberto Cardoso University of Coimbra, Portugal Maria Teresa Restivo University of Porto, Portugal

Program Chairs

Gustavo Alves Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal Hélia Guerra University of the Azores, Portugal Luís Mendes Gomes University of the Azores, Portugal Manuel Castro UNED, Spain

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Scientific Committee

Committees

A. Augusto Sousa, PT

Inmaculada Plaza, ES

Alexander Kist, AU

James Uhomoibhi, UK

Alexander Zimin, RU

James Wolfer, USA

Andreja Rojko, SL

Javier Garcia-Zubia, ES

Ana Pavani, BR

João Bosco, BR

Andreas Pester, AT

José Sanchez Moreno, ES

Anna Friesel, DK

Juarez Silva, BR

Antonella Longo, IT

Katarina Zakova, SK

António Mendes Lopes, PT

Konstantinos Katzis, CY

Armando Preciado Babb, CA

Manuel Castro, ES

Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, PT

Mário Alves, PT

Christos Dimopoulos, CY

Mario Bochicchio, IT

Claudius Terkowsky, DE

Mark Schulz, AU

Cornel Samoila, RO

Martín Llamas, ES

David Boehringer, DE

Mikulas Huba, SK

David Lowe, AU

Mohammed Serrhini, MA

Denis Gillet, CH

Paulo Menezes, PT

Doru Ursutiu, RO

Paulo Abreu, PT

Dragan Seskija, RS

Radojka Krneta, RS

Edmundo Tovar, ES

Roderval Marcelino, BR

Franz Schauer, CZ

Russ Meier, USA

Graça Rasteiro, PT

Thomas Richter, DE

Gudrun Klinker, DE

Vilson Gruber, BR

Horácio Fernandes, PT

Xia Pingjun, CN

Igor Titov, RU

Željko Đurović, RS

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Program Committee

Committees

Ingvar Gustavsson, SE

Zorica Nedic, AU

Amélia Loja, PT

Katharina Schuster, DE

André Fidalgo, PT

Lígia Ribeiro, PT

Andrey Shumov, RU

Liliane Machado, BR

Arcelina Marques, PT

Luís Brito Palma, PT

Augusto Chioccariello, IT

Luis Schlichting, BR

Bogdan Deaky, RO

Lukáš Tkáč, SK

Caldas Pinto, PT

Maggi Savin-Baden, UK

Carlos Eduardo Pereira, BR

Manuel Felgueiras, PT

Celina Pinto Leão, PT

Manuel R. Quintas, PT

César Teixeira, PT

Marjan Milošević, RS

Christian Kreiter, AT

Michael Callaghan, UK

Danijela Milosevic, RS

Monika Radtke, DE

Danilo Garbi Zutin, AT

Nergiz Ercil Cagiltay, TR

Diana Urbano, PT

Olga Dziabenko, ES

Dominik May, DE

Onime Clement, IT

Ebba Ossialnilsson, SE

Pablo Orduña, ES

Erik de Graaff, DK

Paulo Gil, PT

Euan Lindsay, AU

Raija Tuohi, FI

Fernão Magalhães, PT

Raivo Sell, EE

Filomena Soares, PT

Reinhard Langmann, DE

Gustavo Alves, PT

Renato Natal Jorge, BR

H. Saliah-Hassane, CA

Ronei Moraes, BR

Heinz-Dietrich Wuttke, DE

Salaheddin Odeh, PS

Jerzy Moscinski, PL

Slobodan Dudic, RS

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Program Committee of Special Track OEEE’15

Committees

João Mota Neto, BR

Sonia Concari, AR

Joaquim Gabriel, PT

Susan Zvacek, USA

José Carlos Quadrado, PT

Susana Marchisío, AR

José Carlos Teixeira, PT

Tarek M. Sobh, USA

José Manuel Fonseca, PT

Tiia Ruutmann, EE

Karsten Henke, DE

Vasco Trigo, PT

A. Erman Tekkaya, DE

Janusz Zalewski, USA

Abul Azad, USA

Javier Garcia Zubia, ES

André Fidalgo, PT

Juarez Bento da Silva, BR

Anette Kolmos, DK

Katarina Zakova, SK

Anja Richert, DE

Katharina Schuster, DE

Arcelina Marques, PT

Lyle Feisel, USA

Augusto Chioccariello, IT

Maggi Savin-Baden, UK

Carlos Eduardo Pereira, BR

Manfred Faßler, DE

Christian Pleul, DE

Marcus Petermann, DE

Clara Viegas, PT

Michael Callaghan, UK

David Lowe, AU

Monika Radtke, DE

Dominik May, DE

Olga Dziabenko, ES

Erik de Graaff, DK

Pablo Orduña, ES

Euan Lindsay, AU

Sabina Jeschke, DE

Gustavo R. Alves, PT

Thomas Richter, DE

H. Saliah-Hassane, CA

Thorsten Jungmann, DE

Heinz-Dietrich Wuttke, DE

Tobias Haertel, DE

Ingvar Gustavsson, SE

Tobias Ortelt, DE

Isa Jahnke, SE

Uwe Wilkesmann, DE

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Committees Willian Rochadel, BR

Andres A. Nogueiras Melendez University of Vigo, Spain António Augusto de Sousa University of Porto, Portugal José Couto Marques University of Porto, Portugal Luís Gomes New University of Lisbon, Portugal

International Liaison Chairs

Anna Friesel Technical University of Denmark, Denmark James Uhomoibhi University of Ulster, United Kingdom José Carlos Quadrado Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal Radojka Krneta University of Kragujevac, Republic of Serbia

exp.at'15 Exhibition (Demo) Session Chairs

Alexander Zimin Bauman Moscow S. T. Univ, Russia Danilo Zutin Carinthia University, Austria Horácio Fernandes Technical Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal

exp.at'15 Special Track OEEE’15 “Online Experimentation in Science and Engineering Education” Chairs

Claudius Terkowsky Technical University of Dortmund, Germany

Local Organization Chairs

Fátima Chouzal, PT

David Boehringer University of Stuttgart, Germany

Tiago Andrade, PT

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Committees

Bruno Santos, PT Eduarda Mesquita, PT Elisabete Freire, PT Joana Restivo, PT José Rodrigues, PT Vítor Sousa, PT

Paper Reviewers

A. Augusto Sousa, PT

João Santinha, PT

Alberto Cardoso, PT

Joaquim Gabriel, PT

Alexander Kist, AU

José Carlos Teixeira, PT

Alexander Zimin, RU

José Manuel Fonseca, PT

Amélia Loja, PT

José Sanchez Moreno, ES

Ana Pavani, BR

Juarez Silva, BR

André Fidalgo, PT

Karsten Henke, DE

Andreas Pester, AT

Katarina Zakova, SK

Andreja Rojko, SI

Katharina Schuster, DE

Andrey Shumov, RU

Konstantinos Katzis, CY

Anna Friesel, DK

Liliane Machado, BR

Antonella Longo, IT

Luís Brito Palma, PT

António Mendes Lopes, PT

Luis Schlichting, BR

Arcelina Marques, PT

Lukas Tkac, SK

Armando Preciado Babb, CA

Maggi Savin-Baden, UK

Bogdan Deaky, RO

Manuel Castro, ES

Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, PT

Manuel Felgueiras, PT

Celina Pinto Leão, PT

Maria Teresa Restivo, PT

César Teixeira, PT

Mário Alves, PT

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Christian Kreiter, AT

Mario Bochicchio, IT

Christos Dimopoulos, CY

Marjan Milosevic, RS

Claudius Terkowsky, DE

Mark Schulz, AU

Cornel Samoila, RO

Martin Llamas, ES

Danijela Milosevic, RS

Michael Callaghan, UK

Danilo Garbi Zutin, AT

Mohammed Serrhini, MA

David Boehringer, DE

Monika Radtke, DE

David Lowe, AU

Nergiz Ercil Cagiltay, TR

Denis Gillet, CH

Olga Dziabenko, ES

Diana Urbano, PT

Onime Clement, IT

Dominik May, DE

Pablo Orduña, ES

Doru Ursutiu, RO

Paulo Abreu, PT

Dragan Seslija, RS

Paulo Gil, PT

Ebba Ossialnilsson, SE

Paulo Menezes, PT

Erik de Graaff, DK

Radojka Krneta, RS

Euan Lindsay, AU

Reinhard Langmann, DE

Fernão Magalhães, PT

Renato Natal Jorge, PT

Filomena Soares, PT

Roderval Marcelino, BR

Graça Rasteiro, PT

Ronei Moraes, BR

Gudrun Klinker, DE

Salaheddin Odeh, PS

Gustavo Alves, PT

Sonia Concari, AR

H. Saliah-Hassane, CA

Susan Zvacek, USA

Heinz-Dietrich Wuttke, DE

Susana Marchisío, AR

Horácio Fernandes, PT

Tarek M. Sobh, USA

Igor Titov, RU

Thomas Richter, DE

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Ingvar Gustavsson, SE

Vilson Gruber, BR

Inmaculada Plaza, ES

Willian Rochadel, BR

James Uhomoibhi, UK

Xia Pingjun, CN

James Wolfer, USA

Zeljko Durovic, RS

Javier Garcia Zubia, ES

Zorica Nedic, AU

Jerzy Moscinski, PL

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Message from the Chairmen

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMEN — Welcome to the 3rd Experiment@ International Conference (exp.at’15) at University of the Azores, June 2-4, 2015, Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Portugal. exp.at’15 is a biannual event devoted to online experimentation, also exploring innovative technologies, as virtual reality, augmented reality, serious games and sensorial devices. Its evocative name, Experiment@, is adequate to turn it into an itinerant forum to foster the expansion and association of online experimentation in order to enlarge the world capabilities in this particular area, contributing to collaborative work in emergent technologies. Online experimentation comprises remote and virtual experimentation aided by virtual reality components, augmented reality, sensorial devices, live videos and other tools as interactive videos and serious games which promote user immersion in virtual environments recreating the real experience. exp.at’15 will provide a three-day (with additional pre- and a postconference days) forum of discussion and collaboration between academics, researchers, STEM and industry, highlighting engineering and medical applications as well as industrial training and lifelong learning. The island environment is the ideal venue for a conference in online experimentation. Enjoy exp.at’15! Alberto Cardoso Maria Teresa Restivo


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General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION — exp.at’15 conference will take place on the campus of Ponta Delgada Campus of the University of the Azores, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal. The university campus is located at a convenient distance from hotels, restaurants and diverse cultural sites. Being close to the center of Ponta Delgada, University of the Azores is within walking distance of any location in town and only about 10 minutes by taxi from the airport. The best way to get to the Azores is by plane. There are daily flights leaving from Lisbon and Porto to the Azores and also from other European cities (for example: Munich, Frankfurt, Paris, London and Amsterdam). It is also possible to fly directly from Canada (for example: Toronto) and USA (for example: Boston) to the Azores. Within Azores archipelago, it is possible to travel by boat or by plane. Situated in the middle of the Atlantic, off the coast of Europe, the nine islands of the Azores is home to a variety of landscapes and spectacular volcanic scenery. Discovered by the Portuguese in 1427, these islands became one of the axes of navigation between Europe, Asia, and America during the 16th and 17th centuries. Christopher Columbus, returning from his momentous 1492 voyage to the New World, first stopped in the island of Santa Maria before reaching mainland Europe in Lisbon. The name Azores was given by Gonçalo Velho Cabral who, with Diogo Silves, landed in Santa Maria in 1427. They mistook the many buzzards there for hawks, which are called "açores" in Portuguese. São Miguel is the largest of the nine islands, known for an enchanting natural wonder, the “Sete Cidades” twin lakes. In the sunlight, one lake is blue and the other is green, best seen from a vantage point called "Vista do Rei" south of the crater. Another curiosity in the island is the food prepared in hot volcanic rock. A favorite dish is "Cozido das Furnas", in which meat and vegetables are stewed in pits in the heat of the volcanic earth. “Furnas” itself is a popular whitewashed town with hot springs used in the treatment of respiratory ailments and rheumatism. Nearby is the beautiful “Parque 17 of 99


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Terra Nostra”, a garden with a remarkable collection of trees and plants, as well as an odd swimming pool with warm yellow water. Ponta Delgada, in São Miguel, is the capital of the entire archipelago of Azores and the tourist heart of the island. Its arcades and 18th century city gates, fine baroque churches, and volcanic cones rising on distant hills are its main sights. To the north of the city gates stands the Church of São Sebastião, founded in 1533 with a fine Manueline portal intricately carved in limestone. The sacristy is decorated with tile panels and 17th century furniture. In the center of the island is a majestically beautiful spot, “Lagoa do Fogo”, a crater lake formed by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century. An activity that takes place in São Miguel that doesn't happen anywhere else in Europe is tea production, and you may visit the Gorreana Tea Factory and Plantation.

Some useful links with Information about Azores • • • •

Official Tourism Website of Azores (http://www.visitazores.com/en) Discover Azores (http://www.azores.com/) Destinazores (http://www.destinazores.com/en/) Azores Government (http://www.azores.gov.pt/Portal/en/)

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– Univ. of the Azores, Ponta Delgada (Atrium, Aud. N., Aud. S., A. M., CVARG Lab, Expos., Park N.) – Lagoa das Sete Cidades – Lagoa do Fogo – Ribeira Grande (Rib. Theater, Rib. G. Atrium) – Lagoa das Furnas – Furnas

– Univ. of the Azores, Ponta Delgada (Atrium, Aud. N., Aud. S., A. M., CVARG Lab, Expos., Park N.) – LREC (Room2, Aud.) – Câmara Municipal de Ponta Delgada (CMPD) – Coliseu Micaelense

Registration Desk Contacts Alberto Cardoso, alberto@dei.uc.pt Maria Teresa Restivo, trestivo@fe.up.pt
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Program Sessions

PROGRAM SESSIONS — Monday, June 1, 2015 (Pre-Conference) Mon1A – Parallel Activity

Go-Lab Project Workshop

(LREC, Room 2)

10:30 - 12:30

Mon1B - Parallel Activity

NeReLa Tempus Project Workshop

(UAc, Aud. N.)

10:30 - 12:30

(UAc, Atrium)

13:00 - 17:00

Registration Mon2A – Parallel Activity

Visits to the Laboratory of CVARG/CIVISA

(CVARG, Lab)

13:30 - 17:00

Mon2B – Parallel Activity

Remote Labs Project Meeting (IEEE Standardization committee P1876)

(LREC, Room 2)

13:30 - 15:00

Mon2C – Parallel Activity

VISIR Project Workshop

(UAc, Aud. N.)

13:30 - 15:00

Mon2D – Parallel Activity Chairs: Diana Urbano and Hélia Guerra

Workshop “Using Online Experimentation in Education” (Susan Zvacek, USA)

(UAc, Aud. S.)

15:30 - 17:00

Departure to the Social Programme Activity

Visit to Sete Cidades and Welcome Dinner

(UAc, Park N.)

17:00

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (Conference) Registration

(UAc, Atrium)

08:00 - 17:00

Tue1 - Opening Session João Luís Gaspar,

(UAc, A. M.)

09:00 - 09:40

(UAc, A. M.)

09:40 - 10:30

(UAc, Atrium)

10:30 - 11:00

Rector of University of the Azores

Fausto Brito e Abreu,

Regional Secretary for the Sea, Science and Technology

José Manuel Bolieiro,

Mayor of Ponta Delgada

Maria Teresa Restivo,

exp.at’15 General Chair, University of Porto

Alberto Cardoso,

exp.at’15 General Chair, University of Coimbra

Tue2 - Plenary Session Chairs: Gabriela Queiroz and Teresa Ferreira

“From Local Natural Events to Global Catastrophes: New challenges for risk mitigation” Keynote Speaker: João Luís Gaspar (Rector of the University of the Azores, PT)

Coffee break Tue3A - Parallel Session Chairs: Paulo Menezes and Jorge Henriques

Medical Applications I Papers:#29, #62, #77

(UAc, Aud. N.)

11:00 - 12:30

Tue3B - Parallel Session Chairs: Paulo Abreu and Aleksandar Peulic

Online Experimentation in Automation Papers: #07, #23, #35, #89

(UAc, Aud. S.)

11:00 - 12:30

(UAc, Atrium)

12:30 - 14:00

(UAc, Aud. N.)

14:00 - 15:45

Lunch break Tue4A - Parallel Session Chairs: Zorica Nedic and Rodolfo Martins

Remote Monitoring Papers: #08, #40, #83, #93, #101

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Online Experimentation in Science and Engineering Education I Papers: #01, #52, #63, #70

Coffee break

Program Sessions (UAc, Aud. S.)

14:00 - 15:45

(UAc, Atrium)

15:45 - 16:15

Move to LREC (Laboratório Regional de Engenharia Civil)

16:15 - 16:30

Tue5 - Plenary Session Chairs: José C. Marques and Mikulas Huba

(LREC, Aud.)

16:30 - 18:30

(CMPD)

19:00

Online Experimentation as a Tool for Research Elsa Caetano, UP, #108 Rodolfo Martins, EvoLeo Tech, #109 Ed. Azevedo, UAc, #115 Miguel Motos, Ingevideo Doru Ursutiu, IAOE Manuel Castro, IEEE Edu Soc.

Welcome Reception at City Hall of Ponta Delgada with “Pico de Honra”

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (Conference) Registration

(UAc, Atrium)

08:30 - 12:30

(UAc, Expos.)

09:00 - 10:30

(UAc, Atrium)

10:30 - 11:00

(UAc, Expos.)

11:00 - 12:30

Departure to Ribeira Grande (including Lunch and view of Lagoa do Fogo)

(UAc, Park N.)

12:30

Wed3-Plenary Session Chairs: Mark Schulz and Gustavo Alves

Ribeira Grande (Rib. Theater)

15:00 - 15:50

(Rib. T. Atrium)

15:50 - 16:20

Wed1-Exhibition Session (Demos) Chairs: Alexander Zimin, Danilo Zutin and Horácio Fernandes

Applications and Contributions in Online Experimentation I Demos: #02, #06, #10, #13, #14, #15, #19, #25, #28, #30, #36, #37, #42, #50, #65, #71, #74, #98, #111, #112, #113

Coffee break Wed2-Exhibition Session (Demos) Chairs: Alexander Zimin, Danilo Zutin and Horácio Fernandes

Coffee break

Applications and Contributions in Online Experimentation II Demos: #12, #26, #27, #33, #51, #55, #57, #75, #76, #79, #82, #84, #87, #88, #99, #100, #102, #104, #105

"Know-How and KnowWhy: Lab-Created Learning” Keynote Speaker: Susan Zvacek (USA)

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exp.at’15 — Online Experimentation Wed4-Plenary Session Chairs: Elsa Caetano and Javier Garcia-Zubia

Online Experimentation as a Tool for Research and Education Mário Pinho, UAc, #114 Ed. Ferreira, ATSEP, #56 Nuno Guarda, CISCO Denis Gillet, Go-Lab Radojka Krneta, NeReLa Anna Friesel, PELARS Mario Bochicchio, EDOC

Program Sessions Ribeira Grande (Rib. Theater)

16:20 - 18:20

Social Programme Activity (visit to Ribeira Grande)

(Rib.G.)

18:30

Reception at ”Museu do Franciscanismo” with “Maracujá de Honra”

(Rib. G.)

19:30

Return to Ponta Delgada

(Rib. G.)

20:30

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 (Conference) Registration

(UAc, Atrium)

08:30 - 17:00

Thu1A - Parallel Session Chairs: Katarina Zakova and Heinz-Dietrich Wuttke

Solutions for Remote and Virtual Laboratories Papers: #18, #20, #34, #69, #73

(UAc, Aud. N.)

08:45 - 10:30

Thu1B - Parallel Activity Chairs: Radojka Krneta and Ricardo Vardasca

Workshop “Developing and Deploying LabVIEW-based Remote Lab on Labicom Platform: steps, tools and skills”, Igor Titov, Labicom LCC

(UAc, Aud. S.)

08:45 - 10:30

(UAc, Atrium)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break Thu2A - Parallel Session Chairs: Susan Zvacek and Diana Urbano

Collaborative Resources and Gamification for Educational Purposes Papers: #92, #94, #80, #106

(UAc, Aud. N.)

11:00 - 12:30

Thu2B - Parallel OEEE'15 Special Track Chairs: David Boehringer and Claudius Terkowsky

Online Experimentation in Science and Engineering Education II Papers: #16, #67, #78, #90

(UAc, Aud. S.)

11:00 - 12:30

(UAc, Atrium)

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break Thu3 - Plenary Session Chairs: Denis Gillet and Doru Ursutiu

"Living and Working with the Internet of Things” Keynote Speaker: Mark Schulz (AU)

(UAc, Aud. N.)

14:00 - 14:50

Thu4A - Parallel Session Chairs: Andreja Rojko and Anna Friesel

Remote Experimentation Papers: #31, #49, #53, #58

(UAc, Aud. N.)

15:00 - 16:30

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exp.at’15 — Online Experimentation Thu4B - Parallel Session Chairs: Mario Bochicchio and Christian Gütl

OE Applications for Education I Papers: #45, #60, #86, #96

Coffee break

Program Sessions (UAc, Aud. S.)

15:00 - 16:30

(UAc, Atrium)

16:30 - 17:00

Thu5A - Parallel Session Chairs: James Wolfer and Luciano Andreatta

Medical Applications II Papers: #09, #38, #47, #97

(UAc, Aud. N.)

17:00 - 18:30

Thu5B - Parallel Session Chairs: Alexander Kist and Amélia Loja

OE Applications for Education II Papers: #44, #48, #68, #81

(UAc, Aud. S.)

17:00 - 18:30

Thu6 - Closing Session Luís Mendes Gomes, Pro-Rector of UAc Manuel Castro, IEEE Ed. Soc. Alberto Cardoso, exp.at’15 General Chair, UC Maria Teresa Restivo, exp.at’15 General Chair, UP

(UAc, Aud. N.)

18:30 - 19:00

Gala Dinner and Awards

(Coliseu)

19:30

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Friday, June 5, 2015 (Post-Conference) Departure from Ponta Delgada Fri1 – Technical Visit I

(UAc, Park N.)

08:30

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Tea break at Fábrica do Chá da Gorreana Fri2 – Technical Visit II

Visit to the remote monitoring system of natural phenomena of volcanology and geothermal energy

Visit to "Parque Terra Nostra" at Furnas (optional) Lunch break at Furnas Fri3 – Technical Visit III Return to Ponta Delgada

14:00 - 16:00 Visit to geothermal systems at Caldeiras-Furnas 18:00

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INVITED SPEAKERS — Professor João Luís Gaspar University of Azores, Portugal Tuesday, 2 June, 2015 Tue2 – Plenary Session 09:40 - 10:30 (UAc Aula Magna) Chairs: Gabriela Queiroz and Teresa Ferreira João Luís Gaspar is Associate Professor with Aggregation from the Geosciences Department of the University of the Azores and researcher in the Centre for Volcanology and Geological Risks Assessment. He has a doctorate in Volcanology, from the University of the Azores, and a graduation in Geology, from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. He was elected Rector of the University of the Azores in February 2014, a position he currently holds. He was Director of the Geosciences Department of the University of the Azores and Director of the Centre for Volcanology and Geological Risks Assessment, a research unit aimed at the development of science and technology in the domain of Volcanology and related fields, in order to understand the volcanological phenomena and to assess the risks directly or indirectly associated. He was, as well, Executive Director of the Centre for Information and Seismovolcanic Surveillance of the Azores (CIVISA) and is currently the coordinator of its unit for Crisis Management and Response Mechanisms to Emergency Situations, which advises the Civil Protection Agency in the Azores. In this context, he has dealt with various crisis situations related to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, degassing processes, landslides and floods, in the Azores, in Portugal and overseas. Between 2004 and 2008 he occupied the positions of Regional Director for Science and Technology in the 9th Regional Government of the Azores and of President of the Regional Science and Technology Fund. He was then responsible for the technological infrastructure and the communication and data system of the Regional Government of the Azores. He also created the Regional Scientific and Technological System, launched the first Integrated Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation, chaired the Installation Committee for the Azorean Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, and designed the project for the construction of the Technological Park of S. Miguel, meant to foster companies that work in the fields of Information, Communication and Monitoring Technologies. In 2001 he was awarded the degree of Commendator of the Order of Merit by the President of the Portuguese Republic for his work in geological risk assessment and civil protection advice. In that same year he received Praise from the Institute of Meteorology. In 2011 he received the SIG Personality of the Year award, granted by ESRI Portugal for his role in the development of projects based on geographic information systems in the fields of volcanology, seismology, civil protection, land use planning and water resources.

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to their geodynamic and meteorological context, the islands are exposed to different natural hazards that were already responsible for thousands of deaths and severe damages. The main natural hazards which occur at the Azores are described and a brief reference is made to the nature, intensity and magnitude of major historical events, considering its importance for risk evaluation, land use and emergency planning. Geological phenomena such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, degassing processes and landslides, and extreme meteorological events frequently occur associated at different scales in time and space implying a multi-hazard analysis. Using independent monitoring techniques scientists try to understand the source parameters and the trigger conditions that precede such events to establish and develop alert and warning systems for civil protection actions. The Azores University, through the Centre for Volcanology and Geological Risks Assessment (CVARG) and the Centre for Information and Seismovolcanic Surveillance of the Azores (CIVISA), is the scientific advisory of the civil protection regional and local authorities for geological risk evaluation and seismovolcanic monitoring, respectively. In this scope the CVARG/ CIVISA assures the implementation, development and maintenance of a multiparametric monitoring program for the Azorean region based on geophysical, geodetic, geochemical and meteorological continuous real-time data acquisition networks and discrete data sampling campaigns. This implies the daily collection of a huge amount of data whose storage, treatment, interpretation, visualization and publication pose particular problems due to the short-term response needed for decision making. Recent events all over the world have shown that even a well localized phenomenon can have a social and economic impact that goes far beyond the area where it occurs. Moreover, the Earth´s History shows that under certain geological conditions natural events can occur at a global scale causing dramatic environmental changes with direct impact on life. Such observations imply that risk mitigation needs to move to a larger scale involving the definition and acquisition of general critical information, widespread metadata, higher storage capability and faster data processing systems.

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— Professor Susan Zvacek University of Denver, USA Wed3 – Plenary Session Wednesday, 3 June, 2015 15:00 - 15:50 (Rib. Theater) Chairs: Mark Schulz and Gustavo Alves Susan Zvacek is Associate Provost for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Denver, where she oversees the Office of Teaching and Learning and works closely with academic divisions, support centers, and administrative offices. Her background in educational technology and teaching help her to provide leadership in the areas of technology adoption and implementation, while ensuring that teaching and learning remain the focus of these decisions. Dr. Zvacek has worked in higher education as a faculty member, dissertation advisor, and administrator and her publications are in the areas of distance education, instructional design, and faculty development. Susan has been a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic and a Fulbright Specialist appointed to the University of Porto (Portugal) where she led several short-courses for faculty members in the School of Engineering. Dr. Zvacek authored the preface to the online text “Using Remote Labs in Education” (2012, Universidad de Deusto) and continues to study and speak on topics related to designing effective learning strategies, whether online, face-to-face, or hybrid. She has been a keynote speaker at conferences in the UK, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, Estonia, Cyprus, Portugal, and the United States.

“Know-How and Know-Why: Lab-Created Learning” Why do some programs of study build lab work into the curriculum? Although courses across a wide variety of disciplines traditionally include lab work, there is little consistency in how those labs (even within the same discipline) are configured and even less conversation about the value of lab work to student learning. Generally speaking, labs are typically intended to help students develop procedural skills (manipulate tools, for example), explore the processes of scientific experimentation, and link theory to practice (see, for example, ABET, 2013 and ENAEE, 2012). While most educators would agree that these goals - procedural skills, experimentation, and theoretical understanding – are listed from least-to-most important, the unfortunate truth is that they are also listed in order of easiest-to-most-difficult for both teaching and learning. In this session, we’ll discuss how the learning activities and the technological configurations of labs can be re-thought to address challenges for learning and for access.

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— Professor Mark Schulz University of Queensland, Australia Thu3 –Plenary Session Thursday, 4 June, 2015 14:00 - 14:50 (UAc Aud. North) Chairs: Denis Gillet and Doru Ursutiu Dr Schulz has worked as a computer consultant in both the UK and in Australia; also for a short time, as a research scientist for the then Australian Atomic Energy Commission at Lucas Heights. Dr Schulz has been on the staff of the University of Essex (UK), the University of New South Wales, and finally The University of Queensland where he has worked since 1987. Until 2008 he was an academic teaching computer engineering in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE). He then took on the role of Associate Director in the research Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (CEIT) at the University of Queensland until mid 2014. Since 2014 he has been a member of the UQx project (UQx is a member of the edX consortium) developing MOOCs for The University of Queensland. He has also continued to supervise about 20 two-semester final year electrical and computer engineering student thesis projects each year since 2008. His current research interests are in the areas of remote laboratories, sensor networks, real-time messaging, and UX design for distributed collaborative real-time user interfaces.

"Living and Working with the Internet of Things" We are living in the time when we see ever increasing instrumentation of our world. Data is being collected at an ever increasing rate, data to monitor performance and to control aspects of our daily experiences. This talk examines a few of the applications and looks at where these online “experiments” are leading us. Journalists are frequently referring to “The Internet of Things”, a term that is overloaded in its interpretation but which in part describes some of the data collection and interpretation we are witnessing. “Things” have existed since the early days of the Internet. The difference now is that there are many more and varied “things” on the Internet than ever before, and their number and variety is growing at an ever increasing rate. What will the future look like? We can never predict the future from the present as we are locked in our current frame of reference (we can’t foresee what will be invented), but we might have a guess at a future direction. This talk will examine some examples of Things on the Internet and look at how these “things” are being used to solve existing problems. How these things might be linked together is then discussed. The focus then moves to the relationship between the Internet of Things and real and virtual experiments and discusses some new aspects of these online experiments that, if addressed, may improve not only learning outcomes but may allow the operation of remote and virtual experiments to more closely approximate approaches used in real world environments. 


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ABSTRACTS — Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Medical Applications I Papers: #29, #62, #77 Chairs: Paulo Menezes and Jorge Henriques —

#29 Remote Sensing Lab for Medical Thermal Physiological Assessment

Tue3A UAc, Aud. N. 11:00 — 12:30 Ricardo Vardasca

Medical thermal imaging (MTI) has been used for over five Rui Correia decades, more in medical research than in daily clinical Joaquim Gabriel practice. However MTI can provide significant information about the peripheral physiology and thus be of a great help on clinic. Since it was firstly used in medicine, thermal image equipment has evolved, computers have been introduced, and guidelines and standards have been drawn. Even being the third oldest medical imaging modality, further developments are needed to achieve the level of other medical imaging methods, which are wider accepted. In addition, more significant technological development and the integration with the medical information systems still to be done. Other obstacles for the method adoption are the disregard of health professionals, the difficulty on getting adequate training and the large sources of error in a MTI examination. Based in this flaw, this document intends to describe the required developments to address MTI wider adoption and integration. In order to reduce the human factor and the examination environmental errors, the technological improvements needed to allow a remote automated assisted MTI laboratory are outlined. With the adoption and implementation of such suggestion, it will be possible, a wider acceptance of MTI among health professionals, a significant reduction of error sources, appropriate MTI operators training and consequent increase in the credibility and its application in clinical daily practice.

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#62 Acoustic Cardiac Signal Analysis: a Toolbox

Abstracts — Tue3A Tue3A UAc, Aud. N. 11:00 — 12:30

We present a Matlab framework for heart sound processing Paulo Carvalho and analysis. This framework includes algorithms developed Rui Paiva for segmentation of the main heart sound components capable of handling situations with high-grade murmur, and for measuring systolic time intervals (STI). Methods for

Jorge Henrique D. Kumar R. Couceiro T. Sapata

cardiac function parameter extraction based on STI are also I.Quintal included. Currently, the proposed algorithms are being R. Baptista extended for multi- channel applications. The algorithms

M. Antunes

outlined in the paper have been extensively evaluated using data collected from patients with several types of cardiovascular diseases under real-life conditions.

#77

Tue3A

Development of a Portable System for Online EMG Monitoring

11:00 — 12:30

UAc, Aud. N. Daniel Sá Pina

This article describes the development of a portable system António Augusto Fernandes

for online monitoring of EMG signals in the lower limbs. The Renato Natal Jorge system is composed of a pair of lycra shorts with built-in Joaquim Gabriel textile EMG electrodes and a belt-attached box with a

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Raspberry Pi mini-computer with Wi-Fi connection, a set of batteries with power regulators and a custom signal acquisition board. The computer runs a Linux distribution and connects to the Internet through an access point nearby, such as a smartphone using the "HotSpot" functionality. The EMG signals and other factors can be observed through a Python program designed to run in console mode through a SSH connection. Experimental results with the first prototype of the system are shown in the article.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Online Experimentation in Automation Papers: #07, #23, #35, #89 Chairs: Paulo Abreu and Aleksandar Peulic —

#7

Tue3B

Education in Industrial Automation Control by Using Remote Workplaces

11:00 — 12:30

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are widely used in industrial production automation. A complex laboratory

UAc, Aud. S. Thomas Zürcher Andreja Rojko Darko Hercog

equipment, which resembles an industrial process respectively industrial work cell, is necessary for education in this topic. Possibility of remote access and sharing of such equipment is therefore a big advantage. Setting up such remote workplace requires advanced technical solutions that enable the learner to configure, program and test all elements and overall operation of the workplace. The remotely accessible workplace in here presented solution is composed of four conveyor belts and two different PLCs. Eight such, equivalent workplaces are geographically located in Biel, Switzerland and used for education at Höhere Fachschule für Technik Mittell, Switzerland; at University of Maribor, Slovenia and for the in-company training in Siemens Schweiz AG. The adopted pedagogical approach is based on conventional in-the-classroom sessions during which the learners execute exercises on remote workplaces. This allows flexible training locations and, if necessary, also access to the workplaces outside the laboratory hours while keeping the advantages of conventional laboratory sessions. The remote access to the workplaces is realized and managed with Integrated Service Real-time Remote Network (ISRRN) CEyeClon. The workplaces, ISRRN, laboratory exercises and the students’ feedback are presented in this paper.

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#23 Feasibility Study of a Control System Based on PLC and EPICS for the ESTHER Combustion Gas Injection

Abstracts — Tue3B Tue3B UAc, Aud. S. 11:00 — 12:30 Diogo Elói Aguiam Bernardo Brotas de Carvalho

The ESTHER laboratory will simulate spacecraft atmosphere Mário Lino da Silva re-entry conditions by generating a shock wave through the deflagration of a hydrogen, oxygen and helium gas mixture. The gas injection sequence into the combustion chamber must be precisely and safely controlled in order to prescribe the initial pressure in the two-stage shock tube and to avoid accidental detonations in any part of the system. In this work, a prototype control system setup using a Siemens PLC in an EPICS and CSS software environment is presented. An example application was developed, where a simple control sequence implemented on the PLC was remotely monitored and controlled by an operator interface. This setup was able to meet the control system requirements and the prototype served as the starting point for the development of the complete ESTHER gas injection controller.

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Web Application to the Simplest Robust Controller Design

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The paper discusses online course materials used in the

UAc, Aud. S. Mikuláš Huba Katarína Žáková

training for the simplest robust controller. It has been proposed for the plant that can be represented by simple gain and dead time. The controller design is realized by choosing appropriate model parameters and and by specifying the disturbance observer filter characterized by its order and by the time constant. All parameters have to be estimated in such a way that the loop will offer the fastest possible dynamics of the set-point and disturbance responses in a considered range of the plant parameter values. In order to help practitioners, engineers or other interested users to set the controller parameters optimally, a web application has been created. The interactive design procedure is required to see impact of an estimate of the uncertainty intervals for the dominant uncertain plant parameter on the controller parameter values. The user can e.g. choose the order of considered filters and then, by using slider, the analyzed plant parameter (gain or dead time) and to see the consequence of this choice (measured e.g. by integral criteria). This approach enables to better understand the controller influence on the loop performance.

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Online Laboratory for Research of Automatic Control Systems

11:00 — 12:30

The article describes an online laboratory for a wide range of automated control systems researches with video stream

UAc, Aud. S. Yurii Kuchirka Lidia Vytvytska Doru Ursutiu

in real time. The online laboratory, based on a DC motor, is an open source, suitable for modern mobile devices and it also does not require additional client software.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Remote Monitoring Papers: #08, #40, #83, #93, #101 Chairs: Zorica Nedic and Rodolfo Martins —

#8 Prototype of a GIS Web-Based Platform Integrating Sensor Data Geoprocessing for Disaster Management

Tue4A UAc, Aud. N. 14:00 — 15:45 Alexandra Ribeiro Alberto Cardoso

This paper focuses on the interoperable Sensor Web and Web Processing standards defined by the Open Geospatial Consortium. Special attention will be given to the combination of Sensor Web and the Web Processing Service, which opens up new outlooks in the field of disaster management, by having near real-time sensor data flows linked on-demand to different geoprocessing services. Though in an early stage, a web- based prototype will be introduced as a proof of concept of the integration of those two concepts.

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#40 Using Embedded Instruments to Design Weblabs
 An FPGA-embedded Oscilloscope Based on the IEEE1451.0 Std.

Abstracts — Tue4A Tue4A UAc, Aud. N. 14:00 — 15:45 Ricardo J. Costa Diogo Eloi Pinho Gustavo R. Alves

The existence of digital instruments able to be remotely accessed justifies the appearance of weblabs in engineering education. Currently, weblabs adopt digital stand- alone and/ or modular instruments to enable the conduction of remote experiments. Although, the evolution of digital processing techniques and the dissemination of reconfigurable devices, such as FPGAs, can be seen as an opportunity to reduce costs and to increase the flexibility in the design of digital instruments and, therefore, in the development of weblabs’ infrastructures. This paper explores the use of other type of digital instruments to create weblabs, named embedded instruments. It starts contextualizing those instruments, and suggests some architectures for their adoption in weblabs’ infrastructures. Latter, it points out the importance of following the IEEE1451.0 Std. to design embedded instruments able to be reconfigured in FPGAs, which can be the main elements of a reconfigurable weblab infrastructure. An example of an embedded oscilloscope implemented in a FPGA and described according to an architecture based on the IEEE1451.0 Std. finishes the paper.

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Collaborative and Flexible Processing Infrastructure for Coastal Monitoring

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Coastline Watch aims to assess the best practices to continuously monitor changes caused by natural processes (such as waves, tides and currents) and strengthen by human

UAc, Aud. N. Nuno Duro Gil Gonçalves Ricardo Martins A. Alves da Silva

intervention or global climate changes. The current solution processes coastal information from Satellite open data for monitoring and makes insitu measurements using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for impact analysis. It uses a collaborative infrastructure to make processing requests, analyze and share the resulting outcomes with a project team. The first experimental processing service implements a shoreline monitoring chain to detect changes, to establish trends and indicators and to identify potential risks and critical areas. The service uses Landsat program data and it is prepared to support other open or commercial satellites, such as the Sentinel program. After identifying critical areas, the solution uses a methodology to determine impact of changes by making aerial data acquisitions and then estimating surface volumes changes. A cloud infrastructure, based on Amazon AWS technology, provides a distributed environment solution composed by a web portal, processing resources and an OGC database. The portal allows the users to generate new coastal products based on automated scripts, to share the results with the team and to view/ download the final products. The service is being demonstrated on the coastal areas of Figueira da Foz and Óbidos lagoon over specific timeframes, being iteratively fine-tuned with users/researchers feedback. The current infrastructure is still under consolidation, with the final goal to provide automated processing tools and a methodology that could be collaboratively and continuously updated by researchers and professionals to generate data from new areas and update existing ones.

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#93 HeliosLab: a Remote Photovoltaic Laboratory

Abstracts — Tue4A Tue4A UAc, Aud. N. 14:00 — 15:45

This paper presents a project dedicated to the development Thomas Zimmer of an open access remote PV laboratory for educational Michel Billaud

purposes. The remote PV laboratory will be installed Emmanouil D. outdoors at the facilities of the TEI of Athens - Greece, which is in a geographical region characterized by a large number of

Fylladitakis

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annual sunshine hours, allowing the users to perform realworld tests and experiments with photovoltaic panels over the internet, in real time. At the same time, the student can have a live view of the systems through a web camera, offering him/her a sense of personal presence in the place where the experiment takes place. The system will be accessible by everyone on the planet with an internet access and will be offered in at least five different languages. It also will be accompanied by appropriate educational material, for several target groups, such as students, postgraduates, professionals and educators, allowing it to be used by a broad variety of users directly. Moreover, the remote laboratory will help students with disabilities, to increase their participation in a laboratory environment.

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Real Time Web Publishing of Environmental Noise Monitoring Data

14:00 — 15:45

This paper summarizes the steps that were followed in the

UAc, Aud. N. João Dias Carrilho Mário Mateus Manuel Gameiro

creation of a dynamic webpage for publishing, in real time, da Silva the data from the Environmental Noise Monitoring station installed at the Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics (ADAI), at the University of Coimbra. The webpage has been used as part of a remote laboratory activity in a distance learning course about indoor environment comfort in buildings, organized by the University of Coimbra.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 OEEE'15 Special Track OE in Science and Engineering Education I Papers: #01, #52, #63, #70 Chairs: Claudius Terkowsky and David Boehringer —

#1 Archimedes Remote Lab for Secondary Schools This paper presents a remote lab designed for teaching the Archimedes’ principle to secondary school students, as well as an online virtual lab on the general domain of buoyancy. The Archimedes remote lab is integrated into WebLabDeusto. Both labs are promoted for usage in frame of the Go-Lab European project.

#52 Remote Experiments and 3D Virtual World in Education This paper discusses aspects of Information and Communications Technologies and how they have influenced our daily lives, especially our educational models. Despite the technological advances, the lack of

Tue4B UAc, Aud. S. 14:00 — 15:45

Javier García-Zubía Ignacio Angulo G. Martínez-Pieper Diego López de Ipiña Unai Hernández Pablo Orduna Olga Dziabenko Luis Rodríguez-Gil Siswa A.N. van Riesen Anjo Anjewierden Ellen T. Kamp Ton de Jong

Tue4B UAc, Aud. S. 14:00 — 15:45 Caroline Porto Antonio J. P.Cardoso de Lima J. Bosco da Mota Alves Roderval Marcelino Juarez Bento da Silva J. P. Schardosim Simão

interest of young people for science and technology careers increases and it is even more worsened by the fact that an extremely small number of schools have science and computer labs in Brazil. Moreover, some educational models have emerged in last decades contributing to teaching and learning process, and we discuss especially those which include remote experimentation and 3D virtual worlds, whose goal is to provide immersive learning environment with real experiments for students. 42 of 99


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#63 Interactive Online Tools for Control Engineering

Abstracts — Tue4B Tue4B UAc, Aud. S. 14:00 — 15:45 Katarína Žáková

The paper points to small number of university graduates in technical areas. It suggests to use interactive educational tools that are very popular among young people to attract more students for this very interesting direction. The attention is dedicated mainly to Control Engineering area. In spite of the fact that the number of online applications is step by step growing this field is not sufficiently covered, yet. The paper presents a set of online tools that are available for students of Control Engineering. They include web interface to some free computational environments such as Octave, Maxima or SciLab; web services to Octave, Maxima, OpenModelica software environments and set of developed online applications that use the introduced web services.

#70 Remote Experimentation in Basic Education Using an Architecture with Raspberry Pi This article presents an alternative architechture implementation with the purpose of provide real experiments of remote access and expand teaching practices focused on experimentation toward physics education. The research uses a low cost open hardware and an available multiplatform with open source applications. With this initiative, lab resources can be accessed from schools, as many of them have not appropriate science lab for practical activities. This research have been applied in two public schools from Araranguá/SC that also face difficulties when using the computer lab. As a solution, the students use their own mobile devices to do science and physics experiments accessing, controlling and observing real experiments installed in the Remote Experimentation Lab (RExLab). Making new experiments is a collaborative work with the teachers of these schools and with the lab staff to adapt their idea to a low cost system with the Raspberry Pi. The study presented here intends to facilitate the experiments adaptation and motivate other research labs to make their experiments available.

Tue4B UAc, Aud. S. 14:00 — 15:45 M. Rocha Daros João Paulo Cardoso de Lima Willian Rochadel Juarez Bento Silva José Pedro Schardosim Simão

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Tuesday June 2, 2015 Online Experimentation as a Tool for Research Papers: #108, #109, #115 Chairs: José Couto Marques and Mikulas Huba —

#108 Dynamic Monitoring of Civil Engineering Structures The paper describes two dynamic monitoring systems installed in civil engineering structures, a footbridge and a

Tue5 LREC Aud. 16:30 - 18:30 Elsa Caetano Álvaro Cunha Carlos Moutinho Weihua Hu

suspended stadium roof. These systems are used for characterization of environmental and operational effects and, in the limit, for the early detection of damage. Some examples of collected data and results are presented.

#109 Weighing in Motion and Wheel Defect Detection of Rolling Stock The primary goal of this project is the development of a low cost track side system able to detect wheel defect impacts

Tue5 LREC Aud. 16:30 - 18:30 Andreia Meixedo André Gonçalves Rui Calçada Joaquim Gabriel Hélder Fonseca

and to weigh the train in motion. Such a monitoring system Rodolfo Martins may facilitate the infrastructure manager task of evaluating if the load applied to the tracks caused by passing trains, complies with the regulations. In this paper, the main technical aspects of this system are presented.

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#115 3D Atmosphere Column Evaluation and Clouds Tomography at Eastern North Atlantic

Abstracts — Tue5 Tue5 LREC Aud. 16:30 - 18:30 Kim Nitschke Eduardo Azevedo

One source of uncertainty that thwarts accurate and comprehensive representation of present and future climate processes in models is the role of marine stratocumulus clouds. In particular, clouds that prevail over the eastern subtropical oceans have proven to play a critical role in boundary layer dynamics and in the global climate. Azores have been identified as having the mix condition for research on the life cycle and characteristics of marine startocumulos clouds and for a better understanding of the complex ocean atmosphere interactions. The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Program from the Department of Energy (DOE), with 20 years of operations, has been providing data to advance research from atmospheric observations at diverse climatic regimes around the world. Since 2009 Azores has been included in this global program. The campaign of the ARM Mobile Facility at Graciosa Island, Azores, in the context of the Clouds, Aerosol and Precipitation in the Marine Boundary Layer (CAP-MBL) project, added the most extensive and comprehensive dataset of marine boundary layer (MBL) clouds to date. Solid preliminary findings a valuable data sets have been used since that to promote a true climatology of marine cloud structure over the north Atlantic. As a result, the facility becomes a fixed site on the 1st of October of 2013 and has joined the fixed network of the ARM Climate Research Facilities around the world. Identified broadly as the Eastern North Atlantic (ENA), this user facility has augmented the measurement capability with the addition of a Ka-/W-Band scanning cloud radar, a XBand precipitation radar, Doppler lidar and an extensive set of radiometric measurements and routine radiosonde soundings, which, taken together, provide a threedimensional view of the atmospheric phenomena, some of them poorly understood until now. 45 of 99


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Off-line/on-line? Why not both?

Tue5 LREC Aud. 16:30 - 18:30

I will talk about the fact that in my opinion we try to make all

Miguel Motos

the experimental applications available on-line assuming that everybody has the same access possibilities. I think this is a big mistake and we should make experimental applications available both on-line, so that (almost) no download is required, and also on a repository server from where they can be downloaded for use in local devices, without internet access speed constraints. Also I will talk about some tools, like WorldViz Vizard, that include some AR libraries and most importantly are based on Python scripting and royalties free creation of executables.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Online Experimentation I Demos: #02, #06, #10, #13, #14, #15, #19, #25, #28, #30, #36, #37, #42, #50, #65, #71, #74, #98, #111, #112, #113 Chairs: Alexander Zimin, Danilo Zutin and Horácio Fernandes —

#2 Archimedes Remote Lab The paper presents a remote lab for teaching the

Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Javier García-Zubía Ignacio Angulo G. Martínez-Pieper

Archimedes’ Principle. The Archimedes Lab is designed and D. López de Ipiña implemented using sensors, electronic board, test tubes,

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high definition cameras, motors and objects. It is integrated Pablo Orduna into the WebLab-Deusto platform.

#6 Remote Real Laboratories in Massive Open On-line Laboratories (MOOLs)
 A Live Demonstration at experimenta@2015 Attempts to build MOOLs over major remote laboratories

Olga Dziabenko Luis Rodríguez-Gil Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Horácio Fernandes Samuel Balula Rafael Marques Ruben Henriques Tiago Pereira

lead to disappointing results in terms of scalability to large student target audience. Nevertheless e-lab framework developed at IST was designed from scratch to serve many simultaneous users attached at the same time to the same remote experiment. Whereas as an alternative many MOOLs infrastructure rely on deferred batch execution or data-base mining on previous recorded data, e-lab always rely on realtime data taken from online running experiments. In this demonstration we shall address this two complementary paradigms and point out how a compromise can be achieved in the case the “massive” is assumed in moderated terms.

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#10 Demonstration of Identification and Control of Nonlinear Systems Using a Remote Lab Engineering courses can benefit of the use of remote labs to support teaching and online learning. A remote control system could be an effective tool to be used in practical

Abstracts — Wed1 Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Alberto Cardoso Vitor Sousa Joaquim Leitão Vitor Graveto Paulo Gil

classes and to enhance the students' experimental skills. Online experimentation represents also a very important support in engineering teaching and can be used to improve the students learning process, for example in Electrical Engineering courses, on topics such as identification and control systems. This paper describes the demonstration of an online experiment, supported by a lab system, to identify a model and to control a nonlinear electrical system. An experimental setup, based on a Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network (WSAN), is used to interact with the remote lab through a Web platform, where students can visualize and obtain data in real time from the remote system.

#13 Next-Generation Experimental Lab #1 This work describes a Demo to be presented at exp.at’15 Demo Session based in the use of an Oculus Rift Development Kit 2, and a set of virtual reality (VR) applications developed to be interacted by using a haptic

Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 M. Teresa Restivo Manuel Rodrigues Quintas José Rodrigues Alberto Cardoso

device. The system pretends to be an experimental room where four basic experiments are available. The use of the Oculus VR, a type of a head-mounted display, offering a stereoscopic 3D View, combined with the haptic device interacting with the VR applications, is an example of NextGeneration Virtual Reality Technology. The system has been developed to be used in “Life Sciences Centers” and which can be entitled Next-Generation Experimental Lab. This tool can also be online available.

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#14 Demonstration of Programming in Python Using a Remote Lab with Raspberry Pi The development of programming skills in computer science

Abstracts — Wed1 Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Hélia Guerra Alberto Cardoso Vitor Sousa Joaquim Leitão

students, namely algorithm thinking and logical reasoning, is Vitor Graveto an important challenge to overcome their difficulties in CS1 L. Mendes Gomes and CS2 courses. With the advent of Internet of Things, the actual approaches based on project-oriented learning processes can be extended to use experimental setups with low cost microcomputers. In this paper, we provide a demonstration of online experiences with Raspberry Pi, connected to a wireless sensor network, in order to give CS2 students the ability to interact to physical world through practical examples in the context of online experimentation.

#15 Demonstration of Modeling and Simulation of Physiological Processes Using a Remote Lab Remote and virtual labs represent a very important support

Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Alberto Cardoso Daniel Osório Joaquim Leitão Vitor Sousa

in engineering teaching and can be used to improve the Vitor Graveto students learning process, for example of Biomedical César Teixeira Engineering courses, on topics such as the identification of models and control systems. This paper describes the demonstration of an online experiment, supported by a three-tank lab system, to model, simulate and monitoring a physiological process as the system of ingestion and excretion of a drug. A Web platform is used to interact with the remote and virtual lab, where students can visualize and obtain data in real time from the remote system.

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#19 A Remote Experiment vs. Hands-on This work describes a Demo to be presented in the Demo Session at exp.at’15, related with an experiment that can be used either as hands-on or as a remote setup. In this way, after lab sessions students may use a totally familiar

Abstracts — Wed1 Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 T. Faustino Andrade M. Teresa Restivo Manuel Rodrigues Quintas Bruno Filipe Santos

experiment any time they need to go back to the experimental topic. The electronics and the web server functionality are based on microcontrollers’ capabilities and the sensing system is based on simple and homemade sensing devices. The prototype allows students to compare the mechanical properties of two different materials or offers a more complete investigation by analyzing and comparing results from distinct specimens – materials and/ or beam geometries. It also permits to understand easily the concept of stiffness and its relation with Young Modulus and the specimen dimensions.

#25 Instrumented Glove for Rehabilitation Exercises This work describes an instrumented glove suitable for the

Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Rafael Tavares Paulo Abreu Manuel Quintas

rehabilitation of patients that show movement limitations after suffering a stroke. This instrumented glove uses angular position sensors to measure rotation of each joint of each finger and pressure sensors to monitor the pressure applied on each fingertip. Each finger also has a vibration motor and an indicator LED to provide a stimulus during rehabilitation exercises. The glove communicates via Serial Peripheral Interface protocol (SPI) with an HMI module where a graphical application was developed in order to monitor each finger and to implement rehabilitation gamelike exercises. Nonetheless, this device has the capability to monitor and record the sensor data during the implemented exercises for further data analysis.

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#28 GOLDi – Grid of Online Lab Devices Ilmenau
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Abstracts — Wed1 Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Karsten Henke Tobias Vietzke Heinz-Dietrich Wuttke Steffen Ostendorff

different learning scenarios. This infrastructure guaranties a reliable, flexible as well as robust usage of this online lab. By using GOLDi, students are able to design control algorithms with different specification techniques to control electromechanical hardware models in the online lab. Additionally, the reconfigurable rapid prototyping platform of the GOLDi system can be used to test all the taught topics of a given lectures in the field of digital system design. Finally, a special demonstration platform (a ball in a labyrinth on a balance plate) can be used to give the students a better feeling about the possibilities and limitations of remote control and observation via Internet and to evaluate these technologies critically.

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#30 Remote Laboratories: Development and Implementation of a Remote Experience in Physics

Abstracts — Wed1 Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Yassine Khazri Ahmed Fahli Mohammed Moussetad

Remote laboratory technologies can be considered as a new Abdelatif Khaldouni paradigm for experimentation for students and researchers. Remote laboratories are distributed computing environment which allows learners to perform experiments by interacting with real devices, real instruments, and remote mechanisms, through an appropriate platform of telecommunications. The development of remote laboratories is a promising direction for the future of engineering education because they provide means for students to design and conduct experiments without the need for physical laboratory equipment on site. To achieve this objective, we first designed an experimental setup and put it online. We then made the management system for the environment we created. In this paper, we describe our methodology for creating a remote laboratory. Specifically, we provide details of the implementation via the web.

#36 A Model Supercomputer for Instructional Support

Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 James Wolfer

Designed to visually illustrate the impact of internode communication on high performance computing, this model supercomputer integrates the major architectural components of modern heterogeneous machines. Using inexpensive compute nodes the machine supports major supercomputing development tools including OpenMP, MPI, and Nvidia’s CUDA. These capabilities make it an accessible tool for illustrating parallel computing to a variety of classes.

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#37 Haptic Palpation of Aortic Pressure Waveforms

Abstracts — Wed1 Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Alexander LeClair James Wolfer

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease was responsible for 17.5 million deaths in 2012, or 30% of all deaths. Recent research suggests that, in addition to pulse rate, the pulse waveform itself contains useful diagnostic information. To explore tactile representation of these waveforms, this demonstration deploys a haptic representation of the aortic pressure profile synchronized to a synthetic electrocardiogram using a consumer grade haptic interface.

#42 The Smart Wind Turbine Lab Remote experimentation is at the core of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics education supported by e-learning. The development and integration

Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Wissam Halimi Christophe Salzmann Denis Gillet

of remote labo- ratories in online learning activities is hindered by the inherited supporting infrastructure’s architecture and implementation. In this paper we present a remote experiment (The Smart Wind Turbine) built following the Smart Device Paradigm and integrated in an Inquiry Learning Space: the rich open educational resource defined in the EU project Go-Lab. Graasp- an educational social media platform, is the authoring and hosting tool. The Golabz platform is the dissemination medium among teachers and students.

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#50 A Mobile Remote Experimentation Environment for Basic Education In this work, we present a brief report on a pilot project

Abstracts — Wed1 Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Juarez Bento Silva Priscila Cadorin Nicolete Marta Silva

based on the concepts of Mobile Remote Experimentation Cristiano (MRE). The project aims to provide an environment and a José Schardosim model using open source tools that can be replicated, since Simão these are likely to re-use and have low cost, essential factors

Willian Rochadel Marina Rocha

when it comes to public education. When proposing a model Daros that favors replication, it is being created an opportunity to João Mota Alves

students’ access, especially in the public Basic Education Simone Sommer system, a technological platform that allows them to Bilessimo perform laboratory practices remotely via mobile devices, and without restrictions of time and space. In this way, students acquire a more complete view of the physical phenomena and the different models that describe them. Furthermore, the project provides an opportunity for teachers to develop plans lessons, including the curricular integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

#65 A Tool for ECG Analysis as a Module of a TeleMonitoring System This work briefly describes a Matlab tool originally developed in the HeartCycle European project and updated during the cardioRisk project. It addresses the analysis of the electrocardiogram (ECG) signal in the context of the

Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Teresa Rocha Simão Paredes Ramona Cabiddu Ricardo Couceiro Paulo Carvalho Jorge Henriques

management of heart failure (HF) patients. The toolbox is composed of six modules, focusing on the major clinical aspects relevant to HF diagnosis: signal delineation, detection of auricular and ventricular arrhythmias, ST segment deviation and heart rate variability analysis. The last module was the main focus of the cardioRisk project.

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#71 Introducing RALfie – Remote Access Laboratories for Fun, Innovation and Education

Abstracts — Wed1 Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Alexander Kist Ananda Maiti Andrew D. Maxwell

Remote Access laboratories are online platform for performing experiments from remote locations. Usually these systems follow a centralised client-server paradigm. This demo will present RALfie - Remote Access Laboratories for Fun, Innovation and Education that is a peer-to-peer remote access laboratory architecture where participants are both users of experiments as well as makers. The system is built upon a VPN service that allows direct access between learner and makers’ experiential rigs. A graphical programming language SNAP is the basis of programming and interfacing with the experimental rig. Apart from experiment and interfaces, quest-based learning strategy is used that presents the experiments as a set of hierarchical groups of activities or quests. This distributed design of RAL allows more hands-on experience to build any experimental setup and provides opt unities to collaborate with fellow students.

#74 Enhancing the Usability of the Blackbody Radiation Remote Lab

Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Christian Kreiter Danilo Garbi Zutin

This paper presents a remote lab for secondary level students and how it can be made available for a wider range of students. Therefore an HTML5 client is developed and the iLab Shared Architecture is used to connect the client with the lab server. Further, the lab has been added to the GoLab ecosystem via the Smart Gateway.

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#98 Demonstration of the Influence of Human Emotions in Physiological Signals In this demonstration we present a VR-based laboratory experience that enables K12 students to understand the

Abstracts — Wed1 Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Bruno Patrão João Seabra Samuel Pedro Paulo Menezes

effect that emotions play in our bodies. For attaining this purpose, a VR based system is proposed where three different virtual scenarios aim at inducing specific sensations and emotions on the students.

#111 Development of an Application for Remote Syringe Pump Control in Anesthesia Infusion Anesthesia induction is a high risk step in every surgical procedure. However, monitoring and control of anesthesia depth is not fully developed, due to the lack of constant

Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Rui Correia Joaquim Gabriel Catarina S. Nunes Pedro Amorim David A. Ferreira

correlation between vital signs and drug infusion. This work proposes a LabVIEW user-friendly application tool to control syringe pumps using serial communication protocol, to enable a better control of the drug infusion process. This application adds several new functionalities, such as alarm detection and handling, faster modification of the infusion rate during anesthetic procedures, data logging, etc. in a simpler way than using the controls on the pump syringe. To make it more flexible, in order to fulfill the requirements of a research application, modular programming was used. This application combines in a single output file, synchronized signals from drug infusion and commands that have been sent. This way it will allow a much faster post-processing of the obtained data, like correlations between induction and depth of anesthesia. For future developments, this application should offer a virtual TCI option towards the control of anesthesia depth. Considering the programming method used, it will be possible to include PK-PD algorithms and link their output to the stored data, while controlling drug infusion process. 56 of 99


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#112 On-line Monitoring System for Tracks

Abstracts — Wed1 Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Andreia Meixedo

Rolling stock wheels eventually show, soon or later, André Gonçalves geometry defects, cracks, fatigue, flaking, wear, etc. These Rui Calçada defects induce an additional stress in both, wheels and rail tracks which in turn tend to decrease the infrastructure life time.

Joaquim Gabriel Hélder Fonseca Rodolfo Martins

This paper presents an on-line monitoring system installed at Estarreja (Portugal north rail track network) able to detect the approximation to the measure zone, identify the vehicle (through a RFID tag), measure the dynamic strain of the tracks, the environment temperature, the speed and direction of the wind. Based on these data, it is estimated the weight (at a stop) applied to each wheel and the asymmetry of the weight distribution. This demo will show how to access remotely to the system to get the data, and how to process/presenting it.

#113 Dynamic Monitoring of Lively Footbridges The demo will focus on two dynamic monitoring systems

Wed1 UAc, Expos. 09:00 — 10:30 Elsa Caetano Álvaro Cunha

installed in footbridges with the purpose of characterizing Carlos Moutinho the dynamic behavior and response of these structures and

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possibly detecting damage at early stages.

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#12 Demonstration of GIS Web-Based Platform for Experimentation Supported by Geosensors in a WSN In this work we present a GIS web-based open source

Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 Alexandra Ribeiro Jorge Vieira Vitor Sousa Alberto Cardoso

platform for wireless in situ geosensor data visualization and distributed geoprocessing. Emphasis is put on: i) visualization of sensor measurements and sensor location on a map; ii) geoprocessing of these data; iii) and, visualization of geoprocessing results on a map. The platform combines the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards, in particular the Sensor Observation Service (SOS), and the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS).

#26 Monitoring System for Cold Storages

Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 Pedro Sousa

This work describes a monitoring system for cold storages Manuel Quintas that includes: temperature, relative humidity, electric power

Paulo Abreu

and the state of the access door. It is compliant with ISO 12830 Class 1: capable of measuring temperature from -20 to 60◦C and humidity up to 100%RH. This system is a complete monitoring, logging and alarm generation solution whose capability was tested in real-life applications.

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#27 Wireless Control and Network Management of Door Locks This demo exemplifies the use of different wireless protocols, such as BLE and NFC, to manage and control multiple door locks. Each lock is able to transfer data to a router through a wireless protocol, MiWiTM. The latter is

Abstracts — Wed2 Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 Pedro Sousa Rafael Tavares Paulo Abreu Manuel Quintas Ana Reis Maria Teresa Restivo

connected trough an Ethernet network to a computer that manages the permissions for each lock, logging all the events.

#33 1 DOF Haptic Device for Online Experimentation This work describes a Demo to be presented in the Demo Session at exp.at’15, related to a DIY Kit system of 1 Degree Of Freedom (DOF) to be used for interacting with virtual

Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 Fernando Carneiro Jorge Silva Manuel Quintas Paulo Abreu Maria Teresa Restivo

reality (VR) applications of simple models. The DIY Kit system and the VR applications to be downloaded by the user are available at the web page: http://onlinelab.fe.up.pt/ vr_exp.html.

#51 Labicom Labs: RLL, GNSS, Oscilloscope and Generator Remote and Virtual Labs
 Interactive Demonstration of Labicom Labs in Spring 2015

Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 Igor Titov Alexander Glotov Igor Vlasov Jakov Mikolnikov

This paper outlines a demonstration of a few remote and virtual laboratories at Labicom platform. The interactive Labicom demo session during ExpAT’15 conference will show a general user workflow as well as examples of lab sessions in remote and virtual laboratories.

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#55 Monitoring of Coal Waste Piles with Fiber Optic Sensing Technology Coal has been for centuries a central energy source to fulfill industrial and domestic needs. Its large scale extraction produced huge amount of debris that were

Abstracts — Wed2 Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 Jose Luis Santos Duarte Viveiros Joana Ribeiro João Ferreira Ana M. R. Pinto Rosa A. Perez,

piled in the neighboring of the mines, quite often going Silvia Diaz into combustion triggered by events like forest fires or lightning. When in this state it can continue for years, releasing substantial emissions of toxic and greenhouse

Alexia Lopez-Gil A. Dominguez-Lopez Oscar Esteban Hugo F. Martins

gases with recognized impact in the environment and, Sonia Martin-Lopez more serious in the short term, in the life quality of the Hardy Baierl populations located nearby. Continuous monitoring of Jean-Louis Auguste combustion temperature and emission levels of certain gases opens the possibility to plan corrective actions to minimize their negative impact. Optical fiber technology is well- suited to this purpose and here it is described the

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Deolinda Flores Sebastien Rougier Philippe Roy M. Gonzalez-Herraez

main attributes of a fiber optic sensing system projected Manuel Lopez-Amo to gather data on distributed temperature and gas

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emission in these harsh environments.

#57 Virtual Tools for Soil Mechanics

Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 J. Couto Marques

This demo presents a set of virtual tools developed as learning aids for soil mechanic students in civil engineering. These tools will be used in the current semester and they are complemented by simple experimental setups aimed at fostering do-it-yourself exploratory activities. All these contents will be demonstrated during the Demo Session and are available at http://onlinelab.fe.up.pt/ on the Virtual Reality level.

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#75
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 Incorporating Tablet PCs into Scientific Workflows at Schools

Abstracts — Wed2 Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 - 12:30 Manfred Lohr

The interactive demonstration “Scientific Teaching with Tablet PCs” deals with the capabilities of tablets for measurements of physical values and video analysis of motions. The author designed learning scenarios for science teaching in secondary education using sensors and mobile devices in order to enhance the motivation of pupils to deal with scientific issues. These learning scenarios were implemented and evaluated at the BG/BRG Schwechat, a public school in Austria using the concept of shared iPads with 30 iPads. The learning scenarios are available at the community “iPads@BG/BRG Schwechat” launched at the Open Discovery Space Portal. Open Discovery Space is funded by the European Commission, the aim is to provide a sociallypowered, multilingual, open learning infrastructure to boost the adaptation of e–learning resources in Europe. The teaching methodology of the e-learning sequences in physics with the use of sensors meets the requests of the competency model for physics and follows the concept of “inquiry basesd learning”. Measurements are carried out with the app “SparkVue” which enables real-time data collection with a mobile device. Data are displayed in real-time in a graph, bar graph, analog meter, digits or table. An analysis of data can be done with built- in statistical tools, furthermore data can be exported in order to analyze with spreadsheet like Excel or Numbers. As cooperative workflow the app allows to live data sharing across devices in the same network. Video analysis of moving objects is carried out by the app “Video Physics”. The use of modern tablets and smartphones as measuring devices brings significant benefits for achieving learning goals and supports pupils in understanding complicated scientific concepts.

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#76 Remote Experiments: Step Motor Control and Magnetic Field Visualization of Induction Machine The paper presents two new remote experiments developed

Abstracts — Wed2 Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 Bjekic Miroslav Bozic Milos Rosic Marko Sucurovic Marko

in the Laboratory of electric machines drives and regulation within the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Cacak, Serbia The first experiment presents the control and monitoring of eight-pole, three-phase step motor with permanent magnets. The experiment is remotely controlled by selecting the speed and direction of rotation. In the second experiment, magnetic field (pulsation, elliptical and rotating) created by two-pole, three-phase induction motor is observed and measured. Both experiments are controlled remotely by real-time video streaming, enabled by the set of video cameras.

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#79 Flexible and Real-Time Remote Laboratory Architecture Based on Node.js Server An advanced software/hardware flexible and real- time

Abstracts — Wed2 Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 Farah Said Guillaume Andrieu Benachenhou Abdelhalim

INTernational-REmote-LABoratory (INT-RE-LAB) architecture Thomas Fredon is presented in this paper. The INT-RE-LAB is developed and G. Neveux localized in four different host universities. The software Denis Barataud part is based on the use of a free license server Node.js written in JavaScript. It offers lightweight Html/JavaScript clients. The integration of socket.io module enables a realtime operation mode of this Client/Server communication. Associated with hardware architecture, collaborative remote handling of resources is enable in the same way as a chat communication used in Internet. Each remote action performed by one user is instantaneously visible in other users’web interfaces. The hardware part includes a minicomputer that executes node.js server and hosts Mysql. Mini-computer “Pcduino” directly controls specifically developed relays circuits. These circuits offer the required flexibility and reusability for current remote laboratories. Different redundant remote practical works integrate the INT-RE-LAB have been developed for the new EOLES “Electronics and Optic e-Learning for Embedded Systems” bachelor.

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#82 A Remote Experimentation and 3D Virtual World for Basic Education This work describes the development of a 3D virtual world with remote experimentation applied to Science teaching.

Abstracts — Wed2 Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 C. Porto Antonio J. P. Cardoso Lima J. Bosco da Mota Alves Roderval Marcelino Juarez Bento Silva

The student, using avatars, can explore the virtual world J. P. Schardosim Simão and interact with a remote lab which shows images captured from a real microscope, with samples of roots, stalks and leafs.

#84 Functionally Graded Particulate Composite Plates: a Didactic Case Study This work is part of an educational symbolic platform

Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 D.M.S. Costa G.M.S. Bernardo M.A.R. Loja

which was designed to aid and promote the learning of the mechanical behaviour of thin, simply supported rectangular plates. The integration of such simulation tools into the teaching process as an assisting tool can be an additional factor to contribute for a successful competences achievement on this subject. The present case study is focused on the deflection analysis of a functionally graded particulate composite plate submitted to a user-defined transverse loading.

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#87 Implementation of Remote Laboratory for Measuring Linear Dimensions in the Process of e-Learning This paper describes a development of remote laboratory

Abstracts — Wed2 Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 Jovan Šulc Dragan Šešlija Slobodan Dudić Ivana Milenković

system with remote access and control via Internet. Experimental set-up is developed for acquiring knowledge for students of secondary vocational schools and faculties. Every user of this set-up is able to interact, observe and learn through the real measurement processes via communication infrastructure. This remote laboratory is realized as a framework where tutors and trainees can communicate and interact remotely via Internet, in a blended or e-learning context. This system is accomplished at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences in an effort to establish an example of remote experiment.

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#88 Educational Compression Testing Machine for Teleoperated Teaching of the Metals Flow Curves Today in the world, there are numerous educational

Abstracts — Wed2 Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 Lucas Boeira Michels Yuri Crotti Luan Carlos Casagrande

experiments teleopereted to support the teaching of Vilson Gruber engineering, but the number of this remote experiments in the area of metal forming is not enough. This article will

Roderval Marcelino Lirio Schaeffer

show a new remote experiment called Educational Compression Testing Machine teleoperated via Internet. This experiment will create the possibility for the students to do a real compression test and to collect force applied in the specimen and size data during the experimentation process. These data will be useful for the construction of flow curve of metals aiming the calculation for projects of formed parts. The remote experiment is divided in two basic parts: the website and the Educational Compression Testing Machine. For data acquisition, control and data processing, as well as the interface between the user and the machine was used the Raspberry Pi that is a small size and low cost microcomputer. The reduced structure for the experiment and the low cost were defined as priority for this work, aiming to fit the necessity of undeveloped countries.

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#99 A Remote Lab to Support e-Learning on FPAA

Abstracts — Wed2 Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 Manuel Felgueiras

Teaching analog and digital electronic subjects is not a trivial André Fidalgo task because is necessary to use opposite methodologies. The electronic design in the digital field is centered in the

Gustavo Alves Guilherme Costa Luis Schlichting

use of microprocessor and FPGA based circuits using high Golberi Ferreira level programing/configuring languages. The counterpart analog design is traditionally based in the use of elementary components associated with macroblocks such operational amplifiers in order to built-up the wanted mission circuit. Some few components, as the FPAA, are analogically configurable in a similar manner already used with the FPGA. However the use of this kind of components is not straightforward once is necessary to acquire some concepts not taught in the traditionally analog electronic classes. The current work presents an innovative remote lab to support teaching of the FPAAs.

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#100 A Remote Lab to Support e-Learning on Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) The design flow in analog and digital electronics are quite opposite as result of each area maturation state. So, are also the teaching methodologies, being challenging for both teachers and students. The electronic design in the digital

Abstracts — Wed2 Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 Manuel Felgueiras André Fidalgo Gustavo Alves Gabriel Motta Luis Schlichting Golberi Ferreira

field is centered in the use of microprocessor and FPGA based circuits using high level programing/configuring languages. In a different way, the analog design is traditionally based on the use of elementary components associated with macroblocks, such operational amplifiers in order to built-up the wanted mission circuit. Some analog programmable components, as the PSoC, are analogically configurable in a manner similar to those already used in the digital domain. The use of this type of components is not straightforward, being necessary to get some concepts traditionally not taught in the analog electronic classes. The training using PSoC is then indispensable to verify if the programmed circuit corresponds to the intended one. The current work presents an innovative remote lab to support teaching of the PSoC.

#102 Learning Object for Structural Engineering Education
 A Simulation of Different Models of Beams

Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 Luciano Andreattada-Costa

The main objective of this work is to demonstrate how to explore learning objects - LO which is a simulation of different models of beams, using Flash applications. From this LO´s student can explore math and physical relations in the diagrams of bending moments and shear. The theoretical framework of this work are the constructivist learning principles, as active participation of the student, the importance of a prior knowledge and collaborative learning. 68 of 99


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#104 Virtual Laboratories for Enhanced STEM Education and Research: Studies of the Structure and Dynamics of Matter by PreUniversity Students

Abstracts — Wed2 Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 J.O. Uhomoibhi A.M.T. Vaz I.K.Ogundoyin F. Ubwa

Recent advances in technology and the advent of e-learning has seen the development of several online platforms and tools for use in higher education. Amongst these have been the development of virtual and remote laboratories for use in the teaching, learning and research of STEM subjects which in recent times have experienced declining student uptake. Reasons for decline of student numbers have been attributed to level of difficulty of concepts, lack of enough teachers and time to cover these concepts in detail and most importantly lack of facilities and equipments to study these subjects in-depth. In this demo we present the virtual physical laboratory at Ulster University, Northern Ireland, UK, which has been used with Pre-University students to study the structure and dynamics of matter. We report on the alpha-particle scattering and Molecular model experiments. Students found these virtual experiments to be interesting, useful and very helpful as they reported enhanced understanding of the concepts covered in the virtual experiments. This demo concludes that the experiments in virtual physical laboratories could be used to strongly enhance and promote deeper understanding of concepts taught and researched in science, engineering and technology as well as encourage and promote thought experiments for understanding mathematics.

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#105 Remote Lab for Stochastic Computing Using Reconfigurable Logic In this interactive demonstration we show the basics of

Abstracts — Wed2 Wed2 UAc, Expos. 11:00 — 12:30 José Domingos Alves Jorge Lobo

Stochastic Computing (SC) using a remote reconfigurable logic laboratory. A very simple web based approach is used to enable a remote access to a development board hosting a FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array). The board switches and keys are virtualised with an online web form, and a webcam is used to provide feedback to the user. Recently, SC has been revisited and evaluated as a possible way of performing approximate probabilistic computations for artificial perception systems. Therefore, we provide the basic stochastic computing modules, so that any user can use them to build a stochastic computing circuit and go beyond software simulations, providing a remote hardware device to test real circuits at high clock speeds.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Online Experimentation as a Tool for Research and Education Papers: #114, #56 Chairs: Elsa Caetano and Javier Garcia-Zubia —

#114 Ocean Observing/Monitoring Systems: Some past and present applications in Azores waters The Ocean is vast and of difficult access. Recent technological advances have brought us to a new era in ocean research (physical / biological / chemical / geological) one in which an Integrated network of Ocean Observing Systems (IOOS), involving strong developments in systems engineering and informatics, provides researchers with a continuous scientific presence in the ocean. These initiatives are worldwide accepted as vital tools for tracking, predicting, managing, and adapting to changes in Ocean and Coastal systems, by delivering data and information needed, so that decision-makers can take action to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect the environment. Some of these IOOS systems incorporate broad themes identified by users and stakeholders such as: e.g. Marine Operations and Commerce, Coastal Hazards, Economic Development, Climate Variability and Change, Marine Forecasting, and Ecosystems, Fisheries and Water Quality, Public Outreach and Education, and more recently, Ocean Mining. The Azores (NE Atlantic) islands are located in an openocean area characterized by deep-sea ecosystems. Therefore, a regional IOOS can play a significant importance not only for science in general, but foremost to address regional/national/ international needs/interests for ocean information, by gathering specific data on key coastal and ocean variables, while ensuring timely and sustained dissemination and availability of these data. However IOOS require heavy (and expensive) technology that, in some cases, is still in developing process in the Azores through experimentation. In this presentation we provide an overview of the multiple uses of ocean observing systems in the region. Rather than a comprehensive approach of this subject, a few examples are presented in relation to research carried out by the Department of Oceanography and Fisheries on different environments (open ocean, deep sea, coastal areas). In this presentation we will try to link the results of this research to learning processes in which the Internet is a common tool used.

Wed4 Rib. Theater 16:20 — 18:20 Mário R. Pinho Ana M. Martins Helder M. Silva

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#56 The Use of Surveillance Data in Augmented Reality System to Assist Control Tower Operations This paper presents the initial results of a study on the

Abstracts — Wed4 Wed4 Rib. Theater 16:20 — 18:20 Alexandre Silva Eduardo Ferreira Normand Laforge Sérgio Carvalho

impact of using surveillance data in augmented reality systems for airport control tower. The advantages of this system were assessed and a preliminary safety assessment w a s p e r f o r m e d u s i n g t h e S A M f ra m ew o r k . T h e implementation and the results obtained are described.

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Skills Development for the Internet of Everything

Abstracts — Wed4 Wed4 Rib. Theater 16:20 — 18:20 Nuno Guarda

In the past 50 years the human population has nearly tripled. Industrial pollution, unsustainable agricultural practices and poor civic planning have decreased the overall water supply in many global locations. During this time, advances in science, medicine, communications and other areas of knowledge are still not enough to stop maladies like hunger, access to potable water and diseases. Rising energy costs became a cause of instability between countries and one reason for business to increase their operational costs, at the expense of the consumers. Regardless of the causes, climate change impacts our weather systems, agriculture and our way of life. While the Internet is by no means a panacea, it is the technology that has the potential to address many of the challenges we face. Throughout its life, the Internet has benefited already many individuals, businesses, and countries by improving education and leveraging economic growth. With 3G/4G solutions reaching many underserved communities faster than the water supply in some cases, it has the reach to enable it to be of some benefit. The Internet of Things (IoT), defined as the networked interconnection of a multitude of physical objects, is impacting many organisations. As things add capabilities, and as more people and new types of information are connected, IoT becomes IoE - the Internet of Everything - a network of networks where billions or trillions of connections create unprecedented opportunities and also new risks.

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Cisco believes IoE brings together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before, turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunities for businesses, individuals, and countries. All jobs in the future will require technology competence. Many of the future jobs are not known today, but the underpinning networking and infrastructure skills will have to be created to allow the fast pace of evolution. Cisco is committed to help developing the skills needed to make world economy thrive and prosper. Cisco Networking Academy, a not for profit Education program, is based on experiential delivery in-class and online through a cloud based platform. Taught by educational institutions, such as schools, vocational colleges and universities, these can access freely available courses that help individuals prepare for industry recognised certifications and entry level ICT and computing careers in any industry. The promotion of hands-on experience, computer and online experimentation are core to Networking Academy. We believe that the creation of pervasive Internet environments are an essential way of democratise online simulation and experimentation of the Internet, by giving every student and every educator access to the core technologies that run the Internet, without the risk or costs involved in having to implement the actual technologies.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 Solutions for Remote and Virtual Laboratories Papers: #18, #20, #34, #69, #73 Chairs: Katarina Zakova and Heinz-Dietrich Wuttke —

#18 Dispatch & Information System for Control and Keeping Records of Remote Laboratory Experiments

Thu1A UAc, Aud. N. 08:45 — 10:30 Andrey V. Shumov Vladislav .I. Troynov Alexander M. Zimin

Practical work in the laboratory is the most important component in training of the polytechnic specialists. The usage of information and communication technologies as well as Internet makes it possible to increase the number of laboratory facilities available for training students. Bauman University has some laboratories of remote access specialized in such important disciplines like robotics, nanotechnologies, plasma physics, radio-physics, and etc. They are designed for shared use by universities not only in Russia, but also in other countries. These laboratories feature the automatic dispatch and information system that enables to carry out remote experimenters via personal cabinets, to store and process the obtained data, and, moreover, allows the system administrator to control the operation of the laboratory equipment. This paper illustrates all the stages, an establishment of remote training session, conduction of the experiment, and primary processing of obtained data. The diagram of equipment operation via Internet is shown, the structure and principles of interaction of the distributed software tools for the remote experimentation are considered.

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#20 Online Learning and Experimentation via Interactive Learning Resources Recent trends in online learning like Massive Open Online

Abstracts — Thu1A Thu1A UAc, Aud. N. 08:45 — 10:30 Alexander Mikroyannidi John Domingue Allan Third

Courses (MOOCs) and Open Educational Resources (OERs) Andrew Smith are changing the landscape in the education sector by Nuno Guarda allowing learners to self-regulate their learning and providing them with an abundant amount of free learning materials. This paper presents FORGE, a new European initiative for online learning and experimentation via interactive learning resources. FORGE provides learners and educators with access to world- class facilities and high quality learning materials, thus enabling them to carry out experiments on e.g. new Internet protocols. In turn, this supports constructivist and self-regulated learning approaches, through the use of interactive learning resources, such as eBooks.

#34 jLab – Java Based Online Laboratory The paper describes a general solution for remote

Thu1A UAc, Aud. N. 08:45 — 10:30 Miroslav Gula Katarína Žáková

laboratory that is based on Matlab/Simulink and Java. The Matlab environment serves for control of real plant and Java is used for communication with Matlab and for preparation of web application. The goal was not only to develop simple web front- end for Matlab. The focus was put on creating flexible and robust architecture which can be easily modified and extended in the future, and which can be easily and quickly deployed. In this way, anybody who has some real systems connected to Matlab, can very quickly build their own remote laboratory.

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#69 Low Cost Boundary Scan Controller for Didactic Applications (IEEE 1149.1) The Boundary Scan (BS) technology is widely used in the testing and debugging of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs),

Abstracts — Thu1A Thu1A UAc, Aud. N. 08:45 — 10:30 André Fidalgo André Couto Manuel Felgueiras Gustavo Alves

being employed in various phases of product manufacturing and contributing to a very pronounced cost reduction when compared to alternative test techniques. Also, the BS technology is frequently used as a pedagogical tool. This technology is presented on a "Debug and Test of Electronic Systems" course, and up until now the students experience relied on empirical analysis and simulators. The idea behind the proposed solution was the development of a remotely accessible lab that allows the practical use of the technology using real digital circuits and an accessible and pedagogical test environment. This paper describes the design and development of a working prototype, the implemented hardware and software and the proposed integration into the pedagogical environment. Although implemented remote access capabilities are still limited, this is a work in development, which has considerable progress margin and the potential to become a commercial-level product.

#73 Enhancing Web-Based Labs in Moodle by Providing Automatic Support for Different Types of Files While many works focus on embedding web-based labs

Thu1A UAc, Aud. N. 08:45 — 10:30 Luis de La Torre Ruben Heradio Daniel Galan Jose Sanchez

within a Learning Management System without really taking much benefit from this integration, this one tries to take the most from the file system of Moodle in order to enhance and extend the functionalities of the online labs that are deployed into this Learning Management System.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 Collaborative Resources and Gamification for Educational Purposes Papers: #80, #92, #94, #106 Chairs: Susan Zvacek and Diana Urbano —

#80 Joining the Game and the Experiment in Peerto-Peer Remote Laboratories for STEM Education Remote Access Laboratories (RAL) provide access to

Thu2A UAc, Aud. N. 11:00 — 12:30 Ananda Maiti Andrew D. Maxwell Alexander A. Kist Lindy Orwin

experimental setups from remote locations. These experimental setups are composed of controller units programmed to gather data and interact with user inputs. A distributed version of RAL can be maker oriented i.e. the experiment rigs are designed by individuals and shared among each other. This paper presents the programming aspects and activity user interface (UI) design and organization of experiments in a distributed RAL aims at STEM education. The user interface must be interactive to increase engagement and motivation for the user. Being designed for school students, the environment to create the control logic of a rig created by the student needs to be on a homogenous platform. The programming language has to be easy to understand and use. Characteristics and requirements of a graphical programming language SNAP, which is modified and used as the programming platform for RAL, is studied in this paper.

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#92 Identifying How PELARS-Project Can Support the Development of New Curriculum Structures in Engineering Education

Abstracts — Thu2A Thu2A UAc, Aud. N. 11:00 — 12:30 Anna Friesel Dorian Cojocaru Katerina Avramides

In this paper we describe the proposal for improving analytics education with hands-on, project-based and experimental scenarios. This is the objective of the PELARS project, with twelve European Partners that have all been chosen for their specific expertise and skills in the fields of this project. The Consortium includes seven universities, three small medium enterprises and two non-profit organizations. The partners are from ten different countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom). This geographical distribution is due to the desire to build a Consortium mainly based on a thematic structure, and aimed at achieving a large interdisciplinary network of excellence. In this paper we describe how we identify curriculum areas within engineering education at two participating universities: Technical University of Denmark, Denmark and University of Craiova, Romania. This is the basis to identification of suitable PELARS toolkits.

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#94 Enhancing Online and Mobile Experimentations using Gamification Strategies

Abstracts — Thu2A Thu2A UAc, Aud. N. 11:00 — 12:30 Johanna Pirker Christian Gütl Yacob Astatke

In teaching theoretical topics, modern STEM education uses interactive hands-on approaches, which support students in understanding the topic instead of teaching them simply how to memorize theoretical concepts. Pedagogical strategies in fields with an abundance of abstract concepts, such as physics or electrical engineering, additionally recommend experiential experience, such as laboratory experiments, as essential learning tools. To fulfill increased demand for engineers, additional educational opportunities have been created, which include on-line, remote and blended learning environments. Unfortunately, providing hands-on experience in these environments, which is as effective as in-class experiments in STEM fields, is extremely challenging. Different departments have developed online and remote solutions, from single remote introductory courses with online experiments to entire off-campus programs supported by remotely conducted experiments with mobile studios. However, in online situations, students often feel lost, have issues with the technology, and experience lack of engagement. All these factors can result in increased dropout rates or lack of understanding and commitment. Current trends in online education incline towards engaging students using gamification strategies to reduce dropout rates and to increase students’ motivation in a playful way. Additionally, creating playful experiences for students can be used to attract novice students to this field. In this paper, we introduce a theoretical framework, which can be used to enhance online and mobile experiments with game design strategies to raise students’ engagement and commitment and reduce initial onboarding obstacles.

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#106 Using Gamification to Create Opportunities for Engagement, Collaboration and Communication in a Peer-to-Peer Environment for Making and Using Remote Access Labs

Abstracts — Thu2A Thu2A UAc, Aud. N. 11:00 — 12:30 Lindy Orwin Alexander A. Kist Andrew D. Maxwell Ananda Maiti

The RALfie Project began in 2013 with the goal of engaging children and youth with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math learning in formal and informal settings using Remote Access Labs (RAL). A design based research approach is being used to develop and test a peer-to-peer system that incorporates gamification of the system to engage learners in collaboration and communication. The key game mechanics used are: Narrative with a group of characters who play key roles in the community; a maker approach where the participants build the RAL as opposed to expert-built rigs; communities of practice based on video game style ‘guilds’; tasks and activities designed as quests with opportunities for collaboration; and a reputation and achievement system to track mastery that uses points, levels and badges. An iterative approach is being used to test and refine the gamification elements and technical system that form the environment. This paper provides a summary of the theoretical educational foundations of this project; discusses design-based research as the methodology in the context of the RALfie project; and presents initial results. It includes design decisions and feedback from expert review.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 OEEE'15 Special Track OE in Science and Engineering Education II Papers: #16, #67, #78, #90 Chairs: Claudius Terkowsky and David Boehringer —

#16 Fostering Creativity in the Engineering Lab
 An Essay on Learning Objectives and Learning Activities

Thu2B UAc, Aud. S. 11:00 — 12:30 Claudius Terkowsky Tobias Haertel

Creativity involves coming up with something novel, something different. Up-to-date laboratory learning approaches in combination with inventive ICT can offer an immense variety of novel opportunities for experimentation and learning in the modes of creative inquiry. Fostering and encouraging creative laboratory learning in engineering education may not only animate what is learned but also includes the chance to tighten students’ understanding and creative self-efficacy. The presented conceptual framework proposes a learning space based on portable devices in combination with an e-portfolio system. The aligned teaching and learning approaches aim at facilitating and fostering creative laboratory learning in engineering education. To this end, this article features six different scaffolding tasks to design learning objectives and activities for fostering creativity in the lab. It illustrates how the proposed personal learning environments might enhance or substitute formal classroom activities and laboratory work in order to achieve sophisticated learning objectives.

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#67 Combined Efforts to Develop Students Experimental Competences Students experimental competences are of most importance in engineering courses. However in post-

Abstracts — Thu2B Thu2B UAc, Aud. S. 11:00 — 12:30 Natércia Lima Gustavo Alves Clara Viegas Ingvar Gustavsson

Bologna courses, the number of contact hours and the actual extent of hands-on lab work were substantially reduced. Online resources usage (simulators and remote labs) has been growing up in the last decades, as more complex and versatile tools are being developed. Unfortunately, several of these usages reported in literature do not show the didactical backing that support these implementations. This work is a step forward, explaining how a teacher implemented a combination of online resources in order to develop experimental competences. The results show significant correlations between students’ usage of these resources and their calculus competences and final achievements.

#78 Training Secondary Vocational School Teachers for the Use of Remote Experiments
 NeReLa Project Case Study

Thu2B UAc, Aud. S. 11:00 — 12:30 Radojka Krneta Miroslav Bjekić

This paper reports a case study of vocational school teacher training for the use of remote experiments. The program of the realized NeReLa Winter School is presented. The focus of the survey is the usefulness of the training and selection of the most suitable remote experiments to be included in secondary vocational school teaching topics. The results of the survey are discussed for the purpose of creating the program of the second cycle of teachers’ training which will be organized as Summer School.

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#90 Learning Analytics in Online Remote Labs

Abstracts — Thu2B Thu2B UAc, Aud. S. 11:00 — 12:30 Heinz-Dietrich

Higher order thinking skills like analysis, evaluation and Wuttke synthesis knowledge are difficult to assess in e-learning scenarios. Such skills are usually tested in hands- on

Marcus Hamann Karsten Henke

experiments and projects. In the paper we will describe, how we connect our online lab with analytic tools to get data from the learning process during the interaction of the students with the remote lab. Using these data we want to analyze the higher order thinking skills.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 Remote Experimentation Papers: #31, #49, #53, #58 Chairs: Andreja Rojko and Anna Friesel —

#31 Planck’s Constant Determination by Remote Experimentation

Thu4A UAc, Aud. N. 15:00 — 16:30 L. Tkáč F. Schauer

The paper presents introduction of the remote experiment “Emission of luminescent diodes” (http://remotelab8.truni.sk). In the paper, we present the example of the utilization of remote experiment in quantum theory, the theory of observed phenomenon and the evaluation of the measured data. The education activities were designed in accordance with the strategy of education Integrated e-Learning. E-experiment is freely accessible on the web page of the Department of Physics, Faculty of Education of the Trnava University in Trnava, http://kf.truni.sk/remotelab.

#49 Mobile Remote Experimentation Applied to Basic Education In this paper we report a technology integration experience within the Basic Education, from the use of mobile devices. The proposed environment is based on open digital learning content that is accessed via mobile devices and complemented by the use of remote experiments. The integration of mobile devices, virtual learning environment for the provision of educational materials and physical experiments remotely accessed, give students a new way to interact with the subjects in a simple and enjoyable way anywhere and anytime. The implemented architecture is based entirely on open source software and open-hardware resources that include a learning management system, an application for mobile devices and remote experiments developed by Remote Experimentation Lab of the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Although the pilot project is being implemented in 4 public Basic Education Schools and covers 287 teachers and 3,201 students, this document will report the integration of technology in high school physics courses in one of the schools.

Thu4A UAc, Aud. N. 15:00 — 16:30 Priscila Cadorin Nicolete Juarez Bento Silva José Schardosim Simão Willian Rochadel Marta Silva Cristiano João Cardoso de Lima Simone Sommer Bilessimo João Mota Alves

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#53 Online Smart Grid Laboratory

Abstracts — Thu4A Thu4A UAc, Aud. N. 15:00 — 16:30 Zorica Nedic

Recent advances in technology brought about significant Andrew Nafalski changes in what electrical power industry expects from electrical engineering graduates. Consequently many universities are modernizing their curricula by including topics such as distributed generation, renewable energy sources and smart grid technologies. However, development of laboratories to support these topics is not an easy task. In this article we will describe the initiatives at our university to develop an online laboratory for teaching Smart Grid technologies.

#58 Mobile Application for Remote Laboratories

Thu4A UAc, Aud. N. 15:00 — 16:30 Pavol Bisták

Mobile applications became integral part of our lives. This paper is focused on a mobile application for remote laboratories that can support the education of control engineers. The design of the mobile application respects the limitations of mobile devices and it is shown that the mobile client application is capable to fulfill variety of tasks that are required in the role of a remote user interface.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 OE Applications for Education I Papers: #45, #60, #86, #96 Chairs: Mario Bochicchio and Christian Gütl —

#45 Distributed e-lab Setup Based on the Raspberry Pi: The Hydrostatic Experiment Case Study e-lab is a remote laboratory which provides the control of

Thu4B UAc, Aud. S. 15:00 — 16:30 Samuel Balula Rafael Henriques João Fortunato Tiago Pereira Hortencio Borges

real physics experiments over the internet. The robustness Gesil S. Amaranteo f t h e l a b o r a t o r y f r a m e w o r k h a s a l l o w e d t h e Segundo implementation of new experiments outside the main

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physical laboratory, for instance in high schools and science centres. To reduce costs and the number of maintenance interventions, a new and simple hardware platform to access and control the remote experiment, including video encoding and streaming was developed over the Raspberry Pi computer. Such hardware platform and network implementations are presented in this paper as a case study of a new hydrostatic e-lab experiment. The solution has been benchmarked against previous hardware configurations and proved to be adequate for the given purpose.

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#60 Mechanics of Homogeneous and Nonhomogeneous Thin Plates: a Symbolic Simulation Platform

Abstracts — Thu4B Thu4B UAc, Aud. S. 15:00 — 16:30 D.M.S. Costa M.A.R. Loja

The present work presents a learning platform focused on the analysis of thin rectangular plates, which main objectives beyond the prediction of the mechanical behaviour of these structures, are the improvement of the perception of the physical phenomena and the parameters involved in the evaluation of the structural model. The platform developed allows studying homogeneous and non homogeneous rectangular plates, supported along its four edges and submitted to arbitrary loads. Intermediate outputs are presented either in graphical or numerical format, and cover all relevant physical quantities related to static and free vibrations analysis of these plates. To enable the development of this work in such a generic form, this simulation didactic platform stands upon a symbolic computation environment. The present simulation platform is part of a major project that is being developed in the context of the mechanical design scientific area, and it intends to improve the learning process in structural mechanics at BSc and MSc levels.

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#86 INCLINE – Class of Remote Experiments for Mechanics Teaching via REMLABNET The paper deals with the remote experiment INCLINE for teaching on Mechanics and training of the skills for remote

Abstracts — Thu4B Thu4B UAc, Aud. S. 15:00 — 16:30 Franz Schauer Miroslava Ožvoldová Lukáš Tkáč M. Krbeček

experimentation and remote experiments building. The experiment is built on the principle server-client and finitestate machine. For the purpose we used the system Internet School Experimental System and Easy Remote ISES environment for straight forward and intuitive preparing of web pages and controlling programs of remote experiments for laymen in informatics. The class of multiple remote experiments was built accessible via Remote Laboratories Management System REMLABNET for education and schooling purposes.

#96 Simulation of Structured Text Language for PLC Programming Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) have been used for long in Industry and are part of learning programs in

Thu4B UAc, Aud. S. 15:00 — 16:30 Luís Brito Palma João Almeida Rosas João Pecorelli Paulo Sousa Gil

academia. The utilization of these devices must be done with care due to their electrical connections and to the work with possible dangerous or sensitive machines. As such, learning to program and use those in a safe and effective way is recommended and desired both in industrial and academia contexts. We describe a software simulator, which simulates a PLC TSX3721 as well as its programming code, namely Structured Text (ST), and also a HMI panel. It can be used to simulate discrete-event systems, discrete-time systems and hybrid systems, at their several working stages. A description of the PLC simulation architectures and its development is provided, as well as illustrative examples.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 Medical Applications II Papers: #09, #38, #47, #97 Chairs: James Wolfer and Ricardo Vardasca —

#9 An Alternative Methodology for the Estimation of Frequency Changes in Electroencephalogram Signals

Thu 5A UAc, Aud. N. 17:00 — 18:30 César Teixeira Alberto Cardoso Maria Piedade

We present a novel methodology based on communication Costa Gomes systems, able to track frequency changes in biosignals. The proposed approach is based on a phase lock loop (PLL)

Francisco Sales António Dourado

circuit and includes subcomponents that allow the estimation of frequency variations. The proposed system can be modeled as a second-order control system, enabling a strait forward definition of its parameters. We found that depending on the initial frequency of the voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) the PLL tracks different frequency components, allowing assessing the range of frequencies that changes and how they change, leading to the development of time-frequency maps. The new approach was tested in Electroencephalogram (EEG) signals collected from patients subjected to general anesthesia. The developed methodology is available online as a demonstration tool for students from the Master on Biomedical Engineering at University of Coimbra. The system is didactic in two ways: it demonstrates how a second order control systems works, and how frequency variations in the time-frequency domain are computed and their importance.

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#38 Feeling the Elastic Force with a Haptic Device
 A Learning Experience with K12 and First Year Engineering Students

Abstracts — Thu5A Thu5A UAc, Aud. N. 17:00 — 18:30 Diana Urbano M. Fátima Chouzal M. Teresa Restivo

This work analyzes how K12 students and engineering freshmen have been using a haptic device to feel the elastic force on a spring. In particular, results on the motivating potential of such a learning tool are shown and the answers to conceptual questions about the spring elastic constant and Hooke’s law are analyzed. It is clear from the results that both groups of students found the activity to clarify the involved concepts and to serve as a motivating factor. This learning experience was useful to test the built prototype and the underlying methodology based on the use of technology to access students’ knowledge. Centred on the results and on how students used the device and on how they answered conceptual questions, it is possible to propose improvements to the developed application in order to enhance and deeper explore its potential as a learning tool.

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#47 Haptic Representation of Aortic Pressure Waveforms Using Synthetic ECG Derived Time Intervals

Abstracts — Thu5A Thu5A UAc, Aud. N. 17:00 — 18:30 Alexander LeClair James Wolfer

While simple pulse-rate is perhaps the most common cardiovascular assessment, recent research suggests that there is valuable information contained in the actual pulse waveform. As the first step toward developing a featurebased haptic suite, this work investigates the ability of a consumer-grade haptic device to represent arterial touch as a function of the physiological waveform gated to synthetic ECGs instead of the more common square or triangle waveforms, which capture only heart rate. Included are preliminary observations indicating that there is a palpable difference between the representations, as well as an empirical description of the haptic sensation under both normal heart rhythm and synthesized arrhythmia.

#97 An Affective Interaction System to Learn About Physiological Signals In this paper we present a Virtual Reality-based laboratory experience that enables K12 students to understand the

Thu5A UAc, Aud. N. 17:00 — 18:30 Bruno Patrão João Seabra Samuel Pedro Paulo Menezes

effects that emotions may induce in our bodies. The proposed system makes use of a head-mounted display and low-cost body sensors to, respectively, create an immersive experience and collect a set of related bio-signals. During the experiment the students follow a predefined protocol for data collection, where they are put in a sequence of virtual scenarios, which aim at inducing specific sensations and emotions. Finally the acquired data is presented to the students as graphical plots and he/she is asked to correlate them with the experienced sensations or emotions.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 OE Applications for Education II Papers: #44, #48, #68, #81 Chairs: Alexander Kist and Amélia Loja —

#44 Remote Experimentation Model Based on Digital TV This work proposes the use of interactive digital TV as an interface for access to remote experimentation laboratories,

Thu5B UAc, Aud. S. 17:00 — 18:30 Ranieri Alves dos Santos Eliane Pozzebon Luciana Bolan Frigo Roderval Marcelino

because remote labs can fulfill the purposes of experiments in various areas of education, and digital TV can be used with interactive applications. The proposal described in this paper was based on the interactivity features of digital television systems, as well as on the particular aspects of remote experiments, underpinned by the theory of multiple intelligences and the patterns of interactivity of digital TV systems. The model resulting from this work guides the deployment of interactive TV applications to access remote experiments, and it seeks to provide individualized learning alternatives covering three Gardner's multiple intelligences in an interactive environment for remote experimentation based on using only the remote control, and bringing together the broadcast industry and the educational environment.

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#48 Using TPACK to Assess Integration of Remote Experiments in Basic Education Even though many researchers point to the lack of

Abstracts — Thu5B Thu5B UAc, Aud. S. 17:00 — 18:30 Marta Adriana da Silva Cristiano J. Bento da Silva Silvio Serafim da

appropriate models for guidance on the integration of Luz Filho technology in education, this article seeks to point toward a model through actions that show the need for teachers

Simone Meister Sommer Bilessimo Priscila Cadorin

being multifaceted regarding the new educational paradigm. Nicolete

To do so, it will be considered the contributions of TPACK José Pedro framework on integration of technology in Basic Education

Schardosim Simão Andréia Schneider

in public schools. Even before pointing solutions ready for João Bosco da Mota the use of technology in education, it is necessary to know Alves and make the teachers know themselves, making them realize their convictions and technological knowledge, and bring them to assess the necessity of improvement, in order to achieve efficiency in the process of integrating digital media and computer knowledge in their didactic and pedagogical practice, such as in the use of resources such as Mobile Learning or Remote Experimentation. The study highlights the importance of the three types of knowledge technological, pedagogical and content - to the teachers committed to the efficient integration of technology into their lessons. In addition to investigating the teachers' perception of the technological resources and their own teaching practices, this study presents a detailed picture of the actual situation through analysis of the results obtained through the questionnaire TPACK, in the Basic Education in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

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#68 A Laboratory Setup for Magnetic Field Distribution Monitoring

Abstracts — Thu5B Thu5B UAc, Aud. S. 17:00 — 18:30 Aleksandar Peulić Đorđe Damnjanović

Nowadays, electrical and computers engineers are making Radojka Krneta their careers in designing smart, real time data acquisitions systems. This paper presents the computer laboratory setup and teaching methodology design to meet the needs in teaching magnetic field distribution. In modern world people spend a lot of time at their workplace. Because we live in age of electronic, usually working environment is surrounded with many different type of electric devices, e.g. telecommunication equipment, power grid, computers, mobile devices, different type of displays etc. Beside exposure to the influence of electromagnetic radiation from natural sources people are exposed to the influence of electromagnetic radiation from mentioned electronic devices from their working environment. The courses named Computer Control System and Remote Control allow the students to apply their previous knowledge of electrical sensors, microcontrollers systems, communications and software engineering to experience magnetic field distribution by designing and implementing large scale individual projects within semester. A flexible hardware platform accompanied by application and teaching methodologies allow quick completion of course exercises.

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#81 Fostering Online Scientific Experimentations in Universities and High Schools: the EDOC Project The educational context is experiencing in the last years a

Abstracts — Thu5B Thu5B UAc, Aud. S. 17:00 — 18:30 Mario Bochicchio Antonella Longo Lucia Vaira Marco Zappatore

decisive shift towards novel pedagogical trends aimed at improving both learning quality and teaching methodologies. Online scientific experimentations represent one of these new paths. Indeed, they promise to combine the educational benefits from “learning-by-doing” approaches, which foster a deeper understanding in theoretical concepts, with the advantages offered by online resources, which do not suffer from typical logistic, safety and cost issues of hands-on laboratories. In this paper, we present an overview concerning two research projects about remote laboratories and mobile crowdsensing that are currently under development and testing at our university in Southern Italy, by specifically emphasizing their collaborative nature and the achievable pedagogical outcomes. Such activities belong to a nation-wide research and development project approved by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research promoting the diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies both in high-schools and universities. These experiences, along with first results from their prototypal deployment in real use-case scenarios at pilot schools, also provide useful insights to define trial tests on a larger scale and to engage larger amounts of students.

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Program Overview

PROGRAM OVERVIEW — Monday, June 1, 2015 (Pre-Conference) Mon1A – Parallel Activity

(LREC, Room 2)

10:30 - 12:30

Mon1B - Parallel Activity

(UAc, Aud. N.)

10:30 - 12:30

Registration

(UAc, Atrium)

13:00 - 17:00

Mon2A – Parallel Activity

(CVARG, Lab)

13:30 - 17:00

Mon2B – Parallel Activity

(LREC, Room 2)

13:30 - 15:00

Mon2C – Parallel Activity

(UAc, Aud. N.)

13:30 - 15:00

Mon2D – Parallel Activity

(UAc, Aud. S.)

15:30 - 17:00

Departure for Social Prog. Activity

(UAc, Park N.)

17:00

Registration

(UAc, Atrium)

08:00 - 17:00

Tue1 - Opening Session

(UAc, A. M.)

09:00 - 09:40

Tue2 - Plenary Session

(UAc, A. M.)

09:40 - 10:30

Coffee break

(UAc, Atrium)

10:30 - 11:00

Tue3A - Parallel Session

(UAc, Aud. N.)

11:00 - 12:30

Tue3B - Parallel Session

(UAc, Aud. S.)

11:00 - 12:30

Lunch break

(UAc, Atrium)

12:30 - 14:00

Tue4A - Parallel Session

(UAc, Aud. N.)

14:00 - 15:45

Tue4B -Parallel OEEE'15 Special Track

(UAc, Aud. S.)

14:00 - 15:45

Coffee break

(UAc, Atrium)

15:45 - 16:15

Move to LREC

(LREC)

16:15 - 16:30

Tue5 - Plenary Session

(LREC, Aud.)

16:30 - 18:30

Welcome Reception

(CMPD)

19:00

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (Conference)

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Program Overview

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (Conference) Registration

(UAc, Atrium)

08:30 - 12:30

Wed1 - Exhibition Session (Demos)

(UAc, Expos.)

09:00 - 10:30

Coffee break

(UAc, Atrium)

10:30 - 11:00

Wed2 - Exhibition Session (Demos)

(UAc, Expos.)

11:00 - 12:30

Departure to Ribeira Grande

(UAc, Park N.)

12:30

Wed3 - Plenary Session II

(Rib., Theater)

15:00 - 15:50

Coffee break

(Rib. T. Atrium)

15:50 - 16:20

Wed4 - Plenary Session III

(Rib. Theater)

16:20 - 18:20

Social Programme Activity

(Rib. G.)

18:30

Reception

(Rib. G.)

19:30

Return to Ponta Delgada

(Rib. G.)

20:30

Thursday, June 4, 2015 (Conference) Registration

(UAc, Atrium)

08:30 - 17:00

Thu1A - Parallel Session

(UAc, Aud. N.)

08:45 - 10:30

Thu1B - Parallel Activity

(UAc, Aud. S.)

08:45 - 10:30

Coffee break

(UAc, Atrium)

10:30 - 11:00

Thu2A - Parallel Session

(UAc, Aud. N.)

11:00 - 12:30

Thu2B - Parallel OEEE'15 Special Track

(UAc, Aud. S.)

11:00 - 12:30

Lunch break

(UAc, Atrium)

12:30 - 14:00

Thu3 - Plenary Session

(UAc, Aud. N.)

14:00 - 14:50

Thu4A - Parallel Session

(UAc, Aud. N.)

15:00 - 16:30

Thu4B - Parallel Session

(UAc, Aud. S.)

15:00 - 16:30

Coffee break

(UAc, Atrium)

16:30 - 17:00

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Program Overview

Thu5A - Parallel Session

(UAc, Aud. N.)

17:00 - 18:30

Thu5B - Parallel Session

(UAc, Aud. S.)

17:00 - 18:30

Thu6 - Closing Session

(UAc, Aud. N.)

18:30 - 19:00

Gala Dinner and Awards

(Coliseu)

19:30

Friday, June 5, 2015 (Post-Conference) Departure from Ponta Delgada

(UAc, Park N.)

08:30

Fri1 – Technical Visit I Tea break at Fábrica do Chá da Gorreana Fri2 – Technical Visit II Visit to "Parque Terra Nostra" (optional)

Furnas

Lunch break

Furnas

Fri3 – Technical Visit III

Furnas

Return to Ponta Delgada

14:00 - 16:00

18:00

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exp.at’15 3rd Experiment@ International Conference Online Experimentation Editor

Maria Teresa Restivo

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