About the BONy Conference

BONy is an European project funded by the "Lifelong Learning Programme. The project started on January 2008 and will end on December 2009. This conference is the final dissemination event concluding the project, where the achieved results will be presented together with high level perspectives on the field given by keynote speakers. Our aim is to stimulate the interest of researchers, companies and teachers interested in inventing, implementing and adopting technology enhanced learning solutions. The conclusion of the event will be an industry panel involving companies and research institutions.

  • 09:00 - Registration
  • 10:00 - Welcome by local organizers
    • Alfio Gliozzo and Aldo Gangemi, STLab, ISTC CNR - BONy Scientific Coordinators
  • 10:10 Technology and Innovation in Southern Italy and Mediterranean Area
    • Giuseppe Ursino, JOGroup, Catania - BONy Project Director
  • 10:30 BONy beyond the four "Cs" of Learning 2.0
    • Manuele Manente, JO Group, Catania - BONy Project Coordinator
Coffee Break
  • 11:00 - 11:30
Session 1: Semantic technology
  • 11:30 Semantic technology and the next generation web: looking forward for BONy 3.0
    • Alfio Gliozzo, StLab, Rome, Scientific director of the BONy Project
  • 12:00 Keynote Speech: A Semantic Platform for Application and Knowledge Integration
    • Sanjiva Nath, zAgile Inc., San Francisco
  • 12:30 Keynote Speech: Semantic Technologies at IBM
    • Guido Vetere, IBM Center for Advanced Studies, Rome
  • 13:00 - 14:00
Session 2: eLearning
  • 14:00 Shifting the paradigm in eLearning from one based on learning objects to one based on semantic web services infrastructure
    • Alessio Gugliotta, Innova S.P.A., Rome (formerly at Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, UK)
  • 14:30 Presentation of the BONy e-course
    • Aneta Zydziak, 4system Polska, Poland
  • 14:45 Presentation of BONy Demo
    • Concetto Bonafede, StLab, Rome
Industry Panel: semantic technology for eLearning
  • 15:00 16:00 - Moderator Alfio Massimiliano Gliozzo - STLab
  • Participants:
    • IBM - Guido Vetere
    • zAgile - Sanjiva Nath, CEO
    • Innova S.P.A. - Alessio Gugliotta
    • 4system - Aneta Zydziak and Dariusz Dolega
    • IDEC - Aris Chronopoulos
    • JO Group - Giuseppe Ursino and Manuele Manente
    • GruppoDIDA
    • STLab - Aldo Gangemi
    • PLEON - Marcello Laugelli

Date and Location
December the 11th, 2009, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at ISTC-CNR, aula Piaget Via S. Martino della Battaglia, 44 ROMA

Registration is free and includes lunch. Please contact Stefania Capotosti ( Due to limited space availability you are strongly recommended to register in advance.


11th December, 9:00 am, ISTC-CNR, Rome

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