Michael E. Auer, Austria (General Chair)
Manuel Castro and Edmundo Tovar, Spain (Co-Chairs)
Thirteenth International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation jointly organized by National Distance Education University (UNED), Spain, International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) and Global Online Laboratory Consortium (GOLC). The event was supported by IEEE Education Society, UPM, Madrid Convention Bureau, and Carinthia Tech Institute. The hosting organization UNED has the largest student population in Spain and is one of the largest universities in Europe.
This three days conference includes three keynote speakers, five invited presentations, three workshops, 94 technical papers. These were scheduled in three keynote, and parallel three oral and one poster sessions over the three days of the conference. The keynote presentation included:
The conference attracted 129 participants from 31 countries. All submissions were put through a rigorous peer review process. During the conference a number of awards were presented. These include best paper award, best student paper award, best demonstration awards (platform and experiment), honorable mention demonstrations (platform and experiment), and GOLC Online Laboratory Awards (visualized, simulated, and remote controlled). The outstanding paper award for iJOE2015 was also presented during the conference.
Sponsor: Global Online Laboratory Consortium (GOLC)
Organizers: Abul Azad, President, GOLC and Michael Auer, Secretary General, GOLC and Founding President and CEO, IAOE
Theme: With the growth of Internet of Things (IoT) there is a tremendous interest toward Internet accessible remote laboratories. Researchers have been working on remote laboratories for a considerable period of time and are making remarkable breakthrough utilizing emerging technologies and current understanding of learning strategies. This three hour long workshop provided an idea about the extent of remote laboratory developments and their use around the globe.
Program: There were five presenters including the two organizers. The organizers starts with a short background of remote laboratories and role of GOLC in promoting the area. Then Danilo Garbi Zutin, (Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria) discussed about the remote laboratory technologies and their implementations. This was followed by Alfred Breznik’s presentation (EMONA Instruments Ltd, Australia) on Remote Laboratories for analog & digital circuits and telecommunications. Along with a brief presentation Alfred provided a demo and participant activities. Finally, Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse, (Stanford University, US) presented interactive biology experiments into online education.
The International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) is an international non-profit organization with the objective of encouraging the wider development, distribution and application of Online Engineering (OE) technologies and it's influence to the society.
The association seeks to foster practices in education and research in universities, higher education institutions and the industry on OE.
The Global Online Laboratory Consortium is focused on promoting the development and sharing of, and research into remotely accessible laboratories for educational use. As the usage of online experiments gains traction in the educational community, there is increasing interest in developing online labs on a common infrastructure. A unified and interoperable architecture is essential to convert the current tremendous interest for online experiments into an economy of labs that can be efficiently shared around the world.
The MOOC for Enhancing Laboratory Learning Outcomes (MELLO) is scheduled to begin on Monday 16 January 2017 and run for 6 weeks.
You are invited to submit a proposal for the 2017 International Online Laboratory Awards, presented by the Global Online Laboratory Consortium (GOLC).
Please find the call here.
You are invited to submit a proposal for the 2016 International Online Laboratory Awards, presented by the Global Online Laboratory Consortium (GOLC).
Please find the call here.