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“A Cyber Security Adventure”: A Project on Improving High School Students’ Awareness on Cyber Security

Technological developments have taken the humankind many steps away in terms of improving standards of the daily life and making everything simpler to do. Nowadays, we can make many things by just surfing over the Web and using our personal information to buy something or complete some tasks even we are in a travel or walking to somewhere. But it is clear that more influence of the digital world has caused vulnerabilities, which threat our private information to be stolen by black hat hackers while it is processed or stored within the digital world. That has caused the field of cyber security to appear and make developments for making the digital world safer for us. But is everything ok since there are many kinds of security software and hardware components trying to protect us from attacks? Because there is the sensitive human factor in the center of all systems, the answer for that question is a big NO… Since the human factor has been known as a vital factor and it is important to educate people for having a desired level of awareness for cyber security, there is currently a great effort by educational institutions to prevent people from the latest tricks by black hat hackers. A remarkable project in this manner is from Turkey and it is called as “A Cyber Security Adventure” (In Turkish: “BSGM: Bir Siber Güvenlik Macerası”).

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Suspected characters in the project scenario

As written and managed by Assistant Prof. Dr. Utku Kose (from Dept. of Computer Engineering, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta / Turkey), A Cyber Security Adventure is an educational project supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). The project has been supported by TUBITAK under the project group of 4004, which means that the projects supported under that ID should include educational activities for people in the heart of the nature. Considering that scope, Dr. Utku Kose has used some remarkable technologies like virtual – augmented reality and artificial intelligence to provide interactive, story based educational activities for high school students at the city of Isparta, Turkey.

Egirdir County of Isparta and the 'Island', where the nature camp was held
Egirdir County of Isparta and the ‘Island’, where the nature camp was held

With the project grant around of 15.000 Euro, A Cyber Security Adventure was built over two stages as follows:

  • Face-to-Face Training: That stage is five-day training for students in computer labs of Suleyman Demirel University (Dept. of Computer Engineering). The aim is to teach essentials of cyber security and make the students ready for the Nature Camp taking place in Egirdir county of Isparta, Turkey. Egirdir County is full of nature with the Egirdir Lake and with an old district called as Island where the Nature Camp is realized.
  • Nature Camp: That stage is nine-day accommodated camp and it is the exact adventure where students group in different teams and try to solve an interactive scenario by using their mobile devices, notebooks, computers…etc. by keeping in touch with the nature.

Two educational stages of the project were done between 27th August and 9th September 2018 and a total of 40 students from 10 local high schools in Isparta took place to experience the adventure. All teams were supervised by guides, who are academicians and some MSc. and PhD. students from the university and all the technological infrastructure was controlled by the remaining project staff. The adventure was briefly based on finding the black hat hacker among five suspicious shown to the students. At that point, all students have transformed into some kind of detective and ethical hackers (white hat hackers) to search for clues by searching for objects with augmented reality over QR codes, collecting special items and solving puzzles over mobile applications and using all gathered information to gain some points. According to gathered points, a special combinatorial optimization based artificial intelligence systems dynamically directs each team to newly determined sub-scenarios and puzzles of the main story. According to the dynamically created scenario flows, it was always not too clear for all teams if they were near to the end or not, but in time more efforts brought advantages and everything was easier to be solved at the end of the Nature Camp. Activities were supported with also special sports events, dramas, special quiz shows and many different activities allowing to gain knowledge and points.

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Project writer and manager Dr. Utku Kose

As indicated by project manager Dr. Utku Kose, some important points of the A Cyber Security Adventure are as follows:

  • It is interesting that the exact story was all in my mind as written by me and because of that, even other project staff did not know anything about the flow. So, not only students but also their guides were motivated to take the control, defeat other teams and search always for the happy end.
  • Combination of the Egirdir nature (green areas, the lake, old buildings with narrow old roads) and technological components of virtual – augmented reality or artificial intelligence made everything enjoyable for everybody. It was great for the students to interact with the real world but find some virtual objects and again use those objects to talk with some real people for taking clues, and the ability of artificial intelligence system for directing teams for better combinations of solution nodes allowed everything to complete in optimum time and entertainment level.
  • Activities done in especially Nature Camp have enabled students to learn more about searching for information, analyzing situations and designing alternative solutions for different problems. They were motivated to also work individually and in groups, take responsibilities, and also directing team members to do some tasks.
  • In time, the project created its own eco system, which means that some teams built fake objects for trolling other teams. Some teams tried to cooperate and sometimes the level of competition and ambition was improved great so that there were short, simple fights or discussions among people. But at the end, everything was great for everybody and all of us have learned many things from that adventure.

Results from the project are provided to the scientific literature nowadays via articles, conference papers, chapters, and even presentations made in different events. On the other hand, it is already planned to establish new versions of the project. Dr. Utku Kose and the project staff also think about moving the project to a wider, international audience. For more information, the Web site of the project can be visited here: http://sdubsgm.com/

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Timișoara, Romania, November 17-20, 2016

Venue

The sessions will be held in the amphitheatres of the Central Library of the University Politehnica of Timisoara, Bul. V. Parvan No. 2B, Timisoara – http://www.upt.ro/Informatii_library-of-upt_409_en.html.

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Programme

The conference program is subject to change.

arrow-006Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 Extended deadline: Nov. 6, 2016

  • Nov. 6: abstract submission and conference registration (including payment)
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Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

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    • Dr. Maria Perifanou (University of Macedonia, CONTA Lab, Greece, and P.A.U. Education, Spain): Opening up Education: The LangMOOC Challenge
    • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huseyin Bicen (Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus) – Web 2.0 Tools in Education
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    • 09:450-10.00: Valentina Marinescu (University of Bucharest) – Teaching Area Studies Through Two Different Online Platforms
    • 10:00-10.10: Daina Vasilevska (Latvia University of Agriculture), Baiba Rivza (Latvia University of Agriculture), Razvan Bogdan (PolitehnicaUniversity of Timisoara) – Distance learning Evaluation in European Universities 
    • 10.10-10:20: Mircea Popa (West University of Timisoara), Razvan Bogdan (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Marius Marcu (West University of Timisoara), Sebastian Fuicu (West University of Timisoara), Dalibor Dobrilović (West University of Timisoara) – Developing Distance Learning Environments in the Context of Cross-Border Cooperation
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    • 10.50-11.00: Costin Damasaru (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Ramona Leon (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration), Anca-Cristina Colonescu (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Management Department), Andra Crăciun (University of Bucharest) – Team Management Styles within the Present Social and Economic Context
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    • 11.30-11.40: Laurentiu Tiru (West University of Timisoara), Gabriela Grosseck (West University of Timisoara), Laura Malita (West University of Timisoara) – Possibilities, Potential and Perils in Proffesional Development of Teachers through MOOCs 
    • 11:40-11.50:  Liliana Lucaciu, Carmen Holotescu (Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara) – Using MOOCs for High Impact Learning and Development Interventions
    • 11:50-12.00: Razvan Bogdan (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Integrating MOOCs in Embedded Systems Blended Course
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    • 12.30-12.40: Simina Maris (Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara), Lavinia Cernescu (Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara, Politehnica University of Timisoara), Titus Slavici (Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara, Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Re-shaping Education: Role of Internet Resources in Increasing the Efficiency of Educational Process
    • 12.40-12.50: Vlad Chiriac (West University of Timisoara), Gabriela Grosseck (West University of Timisoara) – Opening up education at WUT. Case study: integration of MOOCS in transversal disciplines
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  • 13.00-15.00: Lunch
    • 15.00-15.10: Monica Ciobanu (West University “Vasile Goldis” Arad), Antoanela Naaji (West University “Vasile Goldis” Arad), Ioas Dascal (SC Antaco Romania SRL Arad), Ioan Virag (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Pseudo-holographic Displays as Teaching Tools in Mathematics
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    • 15.30-15.40: Razvan Bogdan (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Sentiment Analysis on Embedded Systems Blended Courses
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    • 16.20-16.30:  Liliana Mata (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Maria-Ema Faciu (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Irina Ifrim (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Gabriel Lazar (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Iulia Lazar (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau) – The Development of a Multidimensional Scale to Measure Undergraduate Students’ Ethical Judgments in Learning Environment
    • 16.30-16.40: Mariana Cernicova (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Vasile Gherhes (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Perceptions of Romanian Students on Uses and Value of Educational Resources Shared via ICT. Case Study: Politehnica University of Timisoara
    • 16.40-16.50: Liliana Cismariu, RD Profil Consult SRL, Timisoara – How Students Build Their Online Identities for Personal and Professional Development
  • 16.40-17.20: Five O’Clock Tea
  • 17.20-18.40: Round table (moderators: Carmen Holotescu, Bogdan Patrut): Academic Publishing in Romania: Present and Perspectives
  • 20:00: Gala Dinner

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

  • 09.00- Paper presentations
    • 09.00-09.10: Alexandra Zbuchea (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Florina Pînzaru (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest) – Personal Branding in Higher Education. Focus on Social Media
    • 09.10-09.20: Carmen-Elena Cirnu (National Institute of Research and Development in Informatics ICI, Bucharest), Daniel Beligan (Carol I National Defence University, Bucharest), Roxana Sava (National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics ICI Bucharest), Andrei Neagoe (National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics ICI Bucharest) – Serious Games Evaluation: From Learning Objectives to Evaluation Methods
    • 09.20-09.30: Rareș Mocanu (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Rodica Savulescu (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Alin Mihalcea (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Alexandra Vitelar (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Alina Mihalcea (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest) – User Experience and Emotional Design in Mobile Applications and Social Media
    • 09.30-09.40: Sergiu Octavian Stan (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies), Alexandra Zbuchea (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest) – Risk management in the e-learning projects. Challenges of the Romanian NGO’s
    • 09.40-09.50: Monica Patrut (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Social Media in Politics: Case Study
    • 09:50-10:00: Florina Pînzaru (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Andreea Mitan (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Georgiana Cristea (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest) – Generation Y`s Perspective on Effective People Management
    • 10:00-10.10: Liliana Cismariu, RD Profil Consult SRL, Timisoara – How Students Build Their Online Identities for Personal and Professional Development
    • 10.10-10:20: Ioana Andreea Stefan (Advanced Technology Systems), Antoniu Stefan (Advanced Technology Systems), Daniel Beligan (Carol I National University of Defence, Bucharest), Carmen-Elena Cirnu (National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics) – Bridging :Learning and Play: The Digital Game Experience
    • 10.20-10:30: Daniela Dănciulescu, (University of Craiova), Mihaela Colhon (University of Craiova), Gheorghe Grigoras (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) – A System of Knowledge Representation for Right Linear Grammars Generation
    • 10.30-10.40: Iulia Lazar (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Dana Diaconu (Ascendia SA Bucharest), Liliana Mata (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Maria-Cristina Sandu (University of Bucharest), Georgeta Panisoara (University of Bucharest) – External factors that influence the behavior of patient that uses Speech Therapy Software
    • 10.40-10.50: Laura Broasca (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Versavia-Maria Ancusa (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Horia Ciocarlie (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Social Media as Medical Validator
    • 10.50-11.00: Mirella Mioc (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Client Server Chat Application in Distance E-learning Environments
  • 11:00-11.30: Coffee break
    • 11.30-11.40: Dragos Gheorghiu (National University of Arts, Bucharest), Livia Stefan (Institure for Computers – ITC Bucharest) – Education in Opensimulator. The Experience of the TimeMaps Project
    • 11.40-11.50: Simona-Elena Varlan (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) – Semantic Web
    • 11.50-12.00: Diana Andone (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Gabriela Grosseck (West University of Timisoara), Carmen Holotescu (Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara), Malinka Ivanova (Sofia -Technical University, Bulgaria), Antoanela Naaji (West University “Vasile Goldis” Arad), Monica Patrut (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Maria Perifanou (independent researcher) – Strategies for Opening up Education in European Universities
    • 12.00-12.10: Dmytro Zubov (Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosí, Mexico) – A Case Study on the Spatial Cognition of Surrounding Objects by the B&VI People Using Sound Patterns and Ultrasonic Sensing
    • 12.10-12.20: Gabriela Tăbăcaru EduSoft) – Academia EduSoft Journals: BRAIN, BRAND and LiBRI
    • 12.20-12.30: Catalin Radu (Advanced Distributed Learning, Carol I National Defence University Bucharest, Romania) – Serious Games: Raising Awareness for Emergency Situations through Serious Games
    • 12.30-12.40: Paula-Andreea Onofrei (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) – Literature and Arts – A Contemporary Approach
    • 12.40-12.50: Iulian Furdu (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau) – Pros and Cons Gamification and Gaming in Classroom
    • 12.50-13.00: Paula-Andreea Onofrei (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) – The Values of Antiquity in Contemporary Literature and Arts
    • 13.00-13.10: Teodora Daniela Chicioreanu (Politehnica University of Bucharest), Ana-Voichita Tebeanu (Politehnica University of Bucharest) – Why and How to Use the Infographics in the Daily Activity
    • 13:10-13.20: Delia Nadolu (West University of Timisoara), Bogdan Nadolu (West University of Timisoara) – “I am …” and Its Multiple Meanings in Virtual Social Space
    • 13.20-13:30: Paula-Andreea Onofrei (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) – The Sacred in Literature and Arts 
    • 13.30-13:40: Loredana Manasia (Politehnica University of Bucharest), Teodora-Daniela Chicioreanu (Politehnica University of Bucharest) – Who is Afraid of the Big Bad Cyberspace? Challenges and Perspectives in Fostering Quality Digital Education
    • 13.40-13.50: Diana Andone (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Radu Vasiu (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Pop Laura (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – A Critical Anlaysis of Online Management Citation Tools
    • 13.50-14.00: Camelia Ciuclea (Politehnica Universit of Timisoara), Andrei Ternauciuc (Politehnica Universit of Timisoara), Diana Andone (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – The Influence of Social Participation on Academic Performance in a Higher Education Virtual Campus
    • 14.00-14.10: Rafael Bogdan Leucuța (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Radu Vasiu (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Overview on the Techniques Used in Publishing Interactive Multimedia Materials
    • 14.10-14.20: Renate Simion (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Diana Andone (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Radu Vasiu (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Camelia Ciuclea (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – The Potential Impact of Image Based WEB 2.0 Technologies in Visual Communication
    • 14.20-14.30: Mihaela Onofrei (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi), Liviu Andrei Scutelnicu (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi), Anca Diana Bibiri (Romanian Academy, Iasi), Mircea Hulea (Romanian Academy, Iasi) – A Speech to Text Transcription Approach Based on Romanian Corpus
    • 14.30-14.40: Mocofan Muguras (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Improving Students Learning Process Using their Own Mobile
    • 14.40-14.50: Petronela-Savin (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau) – Ethnolinguistic Audio-Visual Atlas of the Cultural Food Heritage of Bacău County – Elements of Methodology
  • Free time

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016

  • Social activities
  • Departure of participants

General information

SMART 2016 – Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching is an international conference that brings together specialists in Social Media, Education, Informatics, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, in order to create a proper environment for debates regarding the use of new technologies and of the most creative strategies in research, higher education and other fields.The acronym SMART was also used in the previous editions of the conference (Bacau – 2013, Timisoara – 2014 and Voronet (Gura Humorului) – 2015), when it stood for “Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching”.

The previous editions of SMART focused on understanding the way in which social media can generate a poza_conferinta_smart_2016_timisoarapositive influence on the learning process or on the academic research. Furthermore, it was highlighted the role through which web 2.0 can help in the civil/social/political engagement.Beginning with 2016, SMART also extends its areas of interest on recent research in Education, either connected to Social Media or not.

Benefiting from the experience in editing and coordinating the academic journal BRAIN – Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience (indexed in Web of Science), we considered that approaching topics related to Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience or Cognitive Sciences is also useful for the conference.

Indexes and Publication

The papers of SMART 2016 will be published in international journals, indexed by Thomson Reuters (in Web of Science) and Google Scholar:

  • selected papers related to Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, Psichology a.o. will be published in BRAIN – Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, https://www.edusoft.ro/brain/index.php/brain
  • selected papers related to e-learning will be published in Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society, http://www.je-lks.org

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Topics

  1. Social Media for Research and Professional Development
  2. Open Educational Resources and Massive Open Online Courses
  3. The Political Power of Social Media
  4. Social Networks and Riots, Protests, and Revolutions
  5. Social Media as a Tool for Advertising, Business etc.
  6. Artificial Intelligence Tools for Education
  7. Intelligent Systems for E-learning
  8. Research in Neurosciences and the Future of Education
  9. The Roles of Cognitive Science in Education
  10. Psychology, Psycholinguistics and Education
  11. Recent Research in Artificial Intelligence, Cogntiive Science, Neuroscience

Pre-conference MOOC

This MOOC consists of selected conference presentations as short videos that demonstrate the main outcomes of the authors’ contributions.

The scope is to enhance the discussions and exchange between the participants in the conference and all those interested in the SMART topics. If you enroll and complete the MOOC, you can gain an open badge as a record of your achievement.

The MOOC is supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2040.

Fees

  • Participation fee: 50 euro per participant
  • Publication and Web of Science indexing: 50 euro per paper
  • At least one author (per paper) must register at participant.

Registration

  • You can register until November 1, 2016
  • You have to fill the registration form and send it together with your abstract by e-mail to smart2016@edusoft.ro
  • The final papers can be sent after the day of the conference (by December 15, 2016) and the authors also benefit from the possibility of having them indexed in Web of Science.

Payment information:

For RON: you should pay your appropriate fee in RON in :

  • IBAN RO79RZBR0000060018249327,
  • Bank: Raiffeisen Bank
  • Address of the bank: Bacau, Romania
  • Account owner: Asociatia EduSoft,
  • Information about the company: C.I.F.: 35276590
  • Address of the company: 600258 Bacau, str. M. Eminescu, nr. 1, bl. A1, ap.13,
  • Comment: SMART 2016
  • SWIFT code: RZBRROBU
  • BIC code: RZBR

For EURO: you should pay your appropriate fee in EUR in :

  • IBAN RO 44 BTRL 0040 4201 P559 87XX
  • Bank: Banca Transilvania
  • Address of the bank: Bacau, Romania
  • Account owner: Bogdan Patrut
  • Address of the owner: 600065 Bacau, 9 Mai 82 / C / 13
  • Comment: SMART 2016
  • SWIFT code: BTRLRO22
  • BIC code: BTRL

If you want to use PayPal, please send your appropriate fee at bogdan AT edusoft DOT ro

Scientific committee

  • Ana Adi, Bournemouth University, UK
  • Bogdan Patrut, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
  • Charlotte Holland, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Carmen Holotescu, Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Diana Andone, University Politehnica Timisoara, Romania
  • Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Ilona Buchem, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin
  • Ilya Levin, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • Jonathan Bishop, Swansea University, United Kingdom
  • Luciana Duranti, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Mar Camacho, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona-Catalonia, Spain
  • Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Mercedes Fisher, Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Miikka Eriksson, University of Lapland, Finland
  • Narelle Lemon, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Monica Patrut, Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau, Romania
  • Olena Goroshko, The National Technical University: Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine
  • Stefan-Trausan Matu, Bucharest “Politehnica” University & Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence “Mihai Drăgănescu”, Romanian Academy, Romania
  • Sandra Hofhues, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Sonia Pedro Sebastião, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal & Center for Administration and Public Policies, Portugal
  • Vaclav Stetka, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Valentina Marinescu, University of Bucharest, Romania

Organizing committee

  • Bogdan Patrut, EduSoft & Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
  • Diana Andone, University “Politehnica” Timisoara, Romania
  • Carmen Holotescu, Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Gabriela Tabacaru, EduSoft Bacau, Romania

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This MOOC consists of selected conference presentations as short videos that demonstrate the main outcomes of the authors’ contributions.

The scope is to enhance the discussions and exchange between the participants in the conference and all those interested in the SMART 2016 topics. If you enroll and complete the MOOC, you can gain an open badge as a record of your achievement.

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