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> Digital Agenda For Europe

How to make every week Code week - a debate on skills and engagement le : 05/09/2016

Monday, 5 September, 2016 - 02:00
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Philippe Le Bon, Brussels

Since its beginnings in 2013 the Code Week EU has grown exponentially. In 2015 over half a million people in 46 countries participated in over 7,000 events, learning to program and cooperate in a digital environment. Also, born in the EU, the Code Week went global. In 2015 the Africa Code Week was created; also we now have ambassadors in countries like China and the US. This European initiative, aiming at fostering coding skills, digital literacy and tech-enabled collaboration is carried out by a network of passionate volunteers – the EU Code Week Ambassadors. Code Week brings together people from all walks of life – programmers and tech entrepreneurs, teachers, policy makers, big tech industry players – and most importantly – kids and young people.

The objective of the session

We are all very excited about the 4th edition of Code Week EU and are working towards reaching even higher numbers of participants. At the same time, it is an ideal moment to reflect together on how far we have gone, how this was possible, and how to move forward and reach out even further. How do we foster programming and other digital skills for 21st century work and life in an even more collaborative and sharing environment for everyone? What is the role of European policy? In other words – how do we make every week Code Week?

Chair: Mrs Claire BURY, Deputy Director General of DG CONNECT


  • Mrs Miapetra KUMPULA-NATRI, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the ITRE Committee
  • Mr Alessandro BOGLIOLO, Coordinator of Code Week 2016 and 2017
  • Mrs Ilona KISH,  Director of Public Libraries Association, gathering 65.000 Libraries across Europe
  • Mr Liam RYAN, Managing Director of SAP Labs, co-organizer of Africa Code Week 

The debate will look at following questions:

  1. What are the most important reasons for which individual people and organisations engage in fostering programming and related digital skills needed for today's world?
  2. How to best connect with people across the continent and the world and make a common project on these issues happen – lessons learnt 2013-2016 and a message for the future?
  3. How can we bring Code Week to the next level?

You can register for the debate here until 25 September.

For further information

EU Code Week

Code Week EU 2016 – Skill up for the digital world with #codeEU!

New record for the EU Code Week: more than half a million people took part in 2015

Come and meet the Ambassadors of Code Week on 27 September in Brussels! This amazing network of volunteers has been active since 2013 in engaging hundreds of thousands of kids and adults in coding activities across Europe and beyond. We are planning a very interactive discussion on how to work together for promoting digital skills and competencies for the 21st century work and life. This debate is hosted by Claire Bury, Deputy Director General of DG CONNECT.

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> Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology

Connecting theory and practice in digital humanities information work le : 25/03/2017

The omnipresence and escalating efficiency of digital, networked information systems alongside the resulting deluge of digital corpora, apps, software, and data has coincided with increased concerns in the humanities with new topics and methods of inquiry. In particular, digital humanities (DH), the subfield that has emerged as the site of most of this work, has received growing attention in higher education in recent years. This study seeks to facilitate a better understanding of digital humanities by studying the motivations and practices of digital humanists as information workers in the humanities. To this end, we observe information work through interviews with DH scholars about their work practices and through a survey of DH programs such as graduate degrees, certificates, minors, and training institutes. In this study we focus on how the goals behind methodology (a link between theories and method) surface in everyday DH work practices and in DH curricula in order to investigate if the critiques that have appeared in relation to DH information work are well founded and to suggest alternative narratives about information work in DH that will help advance the impact of the field in the humanities and beyond.

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Master of Ceremonies in the Cyber Salon le : 13/03/2017

Master of Ceremonies in the Cyber Salon 
By Andrea Köhler 11.3.2017

For more than half a century John Brockman has been inspiring artists and scientists to ask innovative questions. His website has established itself as a forum for forward-looking ideas. 

What is a "cultural impresario"? The expression is frequently used to describe John Brockman, as is the curious term "intellectual enzyme." The latter was created by a friend of Brockman—probably to signify that he is not quite what he seems to be: a shrewd book agent, feared by publishers for his capacity to negotiate amazingly profitable contracts for his clients. After all, he got acquainted with the trade in the banking sector.
What makes Brockman a "major player" in cultural matters is not, of course, his involvement in the book business—although his bright, minimalist-style offices with a view of the Empire State Building prove without a doubt that his agency gives him financial leeway. He uses it to pursue his passion, the "third culture"; but more on that later.
In Warhol's "Factory"
To understand the term “intellectual enzyme” correctly, one has to go back a couple of decades, to the time when 23-year-old John Brockman pursued his financial business during the day and at night dived into the fermenting New York art scene of the Sixties. Together with Sam Shepard and Charlie Mingus Jr. the banker stacked chairs at the legendary Theatre Genesis at St. Marks in the Bowery. Then he met with Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg or Dalí at the "Cedar Tavern," and ended up in Andy Warhol's Factory. "It was a period of incredible creativity," says Brockman. "I practically flew through the streets."

"The world of money, says Brockman,
never really interested him.
'My interests were always strictly cultural.'"

One day when Brockman was in Central Park playing his banjo, the avant-garde director Jonas Mekas followed him around filming him—then he offered the banjo player an attractive job. Brockman was to organize a festival. The “New Cinema I” Festival (aka “Expanded Cinema”) in which artists, composers, dancers and avant-garde filmmakers transcended the borders of traditional genres became a mega-hit. "A kind of event of a lifetime,"—the first of several more Brockman was to call into being.
"The art scene," he says, "was on the cybernetics trip at the time; they were all studying the mathematical theory of communication." He even underwent a special initiation into the subject when the composer John Cage handed a book to him during one of his legendary "Mushroom Dinners.” Brockman eagerly devoured Norbert Wiener’s Cybernetics, Control and Communication in Living Beings and Machines. Cage never talked to him again. A mutual friend explained: "Cage is a Zen master. You no longer need him." The book, Brockman says, still has a special place in his living room library.
It was the age of psychedelic counterculture, of Albert Hofmann and Timothy Leary. Brockman himself avoided drugs. Even Cage's mushroom dishes were of a purely culinary and highly intellectual nature; among the ideas explored at length was Marshall McLuhan’s notion of "the collective conscious." The world of money, says Brockman, never really interested him. "My interests were always strictly cultural."

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> Journal of Information Science current issue

A semantic-based approach for querying linked data using natural language le : 25/11/2016

The semantic Web aims to provide to Web information with a well-defined meaning and make it understandable not only by humans but also by computers, thus allowing the automation, integration and reuse of high-quality information across different applications. However, current information retrieval mechanisms for semantic knowledge bases are intended to be only used by expert users. In this work, we propose a natural language interface that allows non-expert users the access to this kind of information through formulating queries in natural language. The present approach uses a domain-independent ontology model to represent the question’s structure and context. Also, this model allows determination of the answer type expected by the user based on a proposed question classification. To prove the effectiveness of our approach, we have conducted an evaluation in the music domain using LinkedBrainz, an effort to provide the MusicBrainz information as structured data on the Web by means of Semantic Web technologies. Our proposal obtained encouraging results based on the F-measure metric, ranging from 0.74 to 0.82 for a corpus of questions generated by a group of real-world end users.

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> Journal of Scientometric Research : 2015 - 4(2)

Internet of things: A scientometric assessment of global output, 2005–2014 le : 14/10/2015

BM Gupta, SM Dhawan, Ritu Gupta

Journal of Scientometric Research 2015 4(2):104-114

The publication examines 6800 global publications on “Internet of Things” (IoT), as covered in Scopus database during 2005–2014, experiencing an annual average growth rate of 98.63% and citation impact of 1.97. The global publications on IoT came from several countries, of which the top 12 (China – 44.87%, USA – 8.04%, Germany – 6.06%, Italy – 5.19%, UK – 4.84%, Spain – 4.19%, France – 3.46%, Taiwan – 2.53%, South Korea – 2.34%, Switzerland – 2.16%, Finland – 2.03%, and India – 1.87%) together accounts for 87.57% and 89.56% share of the global publication and citations output during 2005–2014. Only 27.96% of the total global publications were cited one or more times during 2005–2014. Among subjects contributing to IoT, computer science contributed the highest publication share (64.93%), followed by engineering (43.01%), social sciences (4.65%), business, management and accounting (3.73%), physics (2.94%), and decision science (2.72%) during 2005–2014. Under broad subjects, the major priorities have been assigned to hardware (technology) with 43.87% share, followed by applications (42.93% share), architectural aspects of technology (22.69% share), security aspects (17.43% share), software (technology) (7.10% share), privacy (6.13% share), business models (0.85% share), governance (0.62% share), legal aspects and accountability (0.5% share), etc. Among the various organizations and authors contributing to IoT, the 20 most productive organizations and authors together contributed 16.78% and 6.13% publications share and 25.63% and 23.16% citation share to the cumulative global publications and citations output during 2005–2014. The top 15 most productive journals contributed 24.54% share to the total journal global publication output during 2005–2014, with largest number of papers (55) is published in Jisuanji Xuebao Chinese Journal of Computers, followed by International Journal of Distributed Sensor Network (50), Sensors Switzerland (46), China Communication (34), Wireless Personnel Communication (33), IEEE Sensors Journal (28), etc. There were only 10 highly cited papers (which came from 8 countries and involved 24 institutions and 41 authors), which had received 100 or more citations, and together got 2951 citations during 2005–2014.

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14/05/2014 - Lecture de “The zero marginal cost society: The internet of things, the collaborative commons and the eclipse of Capitalism” de Jeremy Rifkin (Avril 2014) |

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Notes de lecture et commentaire sur le dernier livre de J.Rifkin. Collaborative Commons, Internet Of Things, Transition énergétique...Mise en perspective et passage par I.Illich, A.Gortz, A [...]

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