CCC Newsletter – University of Copenhagen

CCC Newsletter - June 2012

University alliance will create IT innovators

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Professors Klaus Marius Hansen and Klaus Bruhn Jensen from the Centre for Communication and Computing are two of the key researchers involved in the creation of a new graduate specialisation, Digital Services Innovation (DIS), focusing on IT innovation.

The new initiative is part of the CIEL programme – a new platform for collaboration between universities and industry. CIEL stands for Copenhagen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab and is a joint venture between the Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen Business School and the University of Copenhagen. Read more

Current CCC research:
Wall-sized displays afford new forms of collaboration


The research project WallViz sets out to use visualization on wall-sized multi-touch displays to improve collaborative decision-making based on massive collections of data.

A wall-sized, high-resolution, vertical display allows multiple users to work on the same data simultaneously. It allows multiple users to provide touch input, offers sufficient resolution to allow close-up work, and lets users shift between closely- and loosely-coupled work. This combination creates new forms of collaboration. Read more 

Short news

Klaus Bruhn Jensen has been appointed General Editor
Vice Head of CCC, Professor Klaus Bruhn Jensen, has been appointed General Editor of the International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy, to appear in 4 volumes and online from Wiley-Blackwell. Read more

Visit the improved CCC website!
Since the inauguration of CCC in November last year, the centre’s website has taken form. First of all, you can now read about the research projects at the centre but also about the centre’s background, mission and vision, partnerships, educational activities, upcoming events and more.

Thirty students can look forward to the new MA programme
Start-up for the new MA programme in Communication and IT in September is approaching. Thirty students have been admitted: twenty four students come from the corresponding BA programme; six come from elsewhere. Read more

Public lectures:

Data Mining and Information Extraction for CiteSeerX and Friends
Cyberinfrastructure or e-science has become crucial in many areas of science where data access often defines scientific progress. Prof. C. Lee Giles of Pennsylvania State University and CiteSeer describes the open source SeerSuite architecture and discusses issues in building domain specific enterprise search and cyberinfrastructure for the sciences and academia. Read more

Time: 27 June 2012, 14:30-15:30
Place: KUA, building 24, room 24.2.01 (Njalsgade 128, 2300 Copenhagen S) 

The Leeds Virtual Microscope
The Leeds Virtual Microscope is an interactive visualization system, capable of rendering gigapixel virtual slides onto high-resolution, wall-sized displays. Roy Ruddle, Leeds University, will describe the six years of research they have conducted developing the Microscope and evaluating its use for the diagnosis of cancer, the training of histopathology specialists, and the education of medical students.

Time: 23 August 2012, 15:00-16:00
Place: KUA, building 24, room 24.2.01 (Njalsgade 128, 2300 Copenhagen S)

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