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CCC Newsletter - February 2012

Inauguration of CCC – a taste of things to come

The Centre for Communication and Computing was inaugurated at a mini conference on Wednesday 16 November 2011.

Vice Head of Centre Klaus Bruhn Jensen (left), Head of Centre Jørgen Bansler (right).

Vice Head of Centre Klaus Bruhn Jensen (left),
Head of Centre Jørgen Bansler (right).
Photo: Michael Jensen.

The audience was treated to five speed talks offering a taste of the interdisciplinary research field. The subjects ranged from motivating children to eat healthy food, to machine translation.

The grand finale was delivered by honorary Doctor at the University of Copenhagen, Professor Lars Mathiassen, who gave a stimulating talk on The Practice and Theory of Telehealth.

Read more about the mini conference: here 
Watch the entire inauguration as a podcast (in Danish): here
CCC website: here

The University of Copenhagen launches MA programme in Communication and IT

The Accreditation Council has accredited the new MA programme in Communication and IT, and start-up is scheduled for September 2012.

The introduction of the MA programme is part of the overall strategy of the University of Copenhagen to promote interdisciplinary IT research and education.

Chloé Bigandt, student.

Chloé Bigandt, 23 years old, is looking forward to attending the new MA programme.

Read the full article: here

Current CCC Research: Netvalue

watAgame, the company behind the computer game goSupermodel, joins forces with researchers from CCC in a project called Netvalue. The project combines computer science and communication theory. The aim is to map the players’ behaviour and to analyse and prevent ‘churn’ or players dropping out of the game.

goSupermodel logo

In November 2011 the researchers behind Netvalue organised two workshops under the auspices of CCC: Data analysis in online games and Data analysis in games and beyond with Magy Seif el-Nasr, Northeastern University, and Nick Yee, Xerox PARC, as guest speakers. The workshops attracted researchers as well as game developers from industry. Please look out for future events on the CCC website.

Learn more about the Netvalue project in the article Scientists go Supermodel published in University of Copenhagen's Profile Magazine MATCHING KNOWLEDGE (page 10)

Experience Lab – use our laboratory facilities free of charge for research and study purposes!

CCC hosts an Experience Lab – a state-of-the-art resource for experimental as well as qualitative studies of the uses of information and communication technologies.

Experience Lab

Experience Lab is open for students, teachers and researchers from the University of Copenhagen. Researchers from other institutions are welcome as part of collaborative projects with researchers from the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication or the Department of Computer Science. Private organisations and businesses are also welcome, by appointment with the CCC.

Read more about Experience Lab (in Danish): here
Contact: Mathias Harboe

Public lecture: exploring search log data

Search engines unobtrusively record in their logs large amounts of a broad
range of user-system search interactions. Dr. Theodora Tsikrika will present research on search log analysis methods and present research on the exploitation of clickthrough data for image annotation and retrieval applications.

Time: Wednesday 22 February 2012, 15:00-16:00. 
Place: KUA, building 27, room 27.1.49 (Njalsgade 136, 2300 Copenhagen S)

Further Information: here



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