This year I acted as a general chair of EC-TEL 2014 which took place in Graz. It was nice to return and it was even nicer that I-Know 2014 was collocated with EC-TEL so that we had loads of great talks and I met many old colleagues and friends.
The collocation of the conferences also meant we did have more keynoters than usually. Bernardo Huberman (from HP Labs, on the left) and Etienne Wenger (on the right) joined us for the conference reception.
I especially enjoyed Etienne Wenger’s opening keynote who gave us some nice tasks to work on during the conference.
All in all, it was again a great conference. I am looking forward to seeing all again next year!
This year, the local organizers of EC-TEL (CELTECH) have done a tremendous job in disseminating the conference. Among other things, they conducted interviews with all organizers, keynoters and other people. These interviews are now published in this Youtube channel. And below is my interview as the workshop chair, talking about the importance of workshops at EC-TEL, my particular role and elearning in Estonia.
I had a first presentation about the Learning Layers Project which will start in November. Stefanie Lindstaedt invited me to present the project at I-Know 2012 in Graz. This was the 11th time (out of 12) that I visited I-Know. It was good to be back in Graz and see colleagues and friends. And I will be back soon … in October, we have booked a family vacation there, and two PhD students will be having their defense.