Tonight Emil, Dimitar, and Karl otganised a BBQ for Cohort 4 celebrating Semester 4 now starts. There were local bread, local cheese, burgers, and dessert with cloudberry jam.
Cohort 5 has been to the city center of Nancy for the French rally. The purpose of the rally is to ask, in French, where are these places and monuments and to find the answers to the cultural questions. Cohort 5 learnt about the architectural style “Art nouveau” and Nancy and Lorraine specialties such “la bergamote” et “les mirabelles ».
After French language course, JPG and Eric organised a meeting to provide general information about PERCCOM programme. Hossain and Dorine (cohort 1) also attended the meeting. Caroline received a bouquet of flowers from cohort 5 students 🙂. And the traditional session of group photos concluded this first day.
The UK BCS Green IT Specialist Group has organized the GreenIT 2016-2017 Student and Open Competitions. The theme is on societal 2nd pillar of Sustainability and the competition requires a poster submission on: “Promoting a Single Action related to ICT and sustainability that you would like to see put into Practice for the benefit of society”. Details of the competition could be found here: http://www.bcs.org/content/conWebDoc/57200
We are glad to announce that two of our PERCCOM Cohort 3 students have won awards for the Students at Universities Category. They are:
- Joint Runner-Up: Emil Hedemalm, « Promoting Green Transportation via Persuasive Games »;
- Joint Runner-Up: Nhi Vo, « Physical Activity Tracking App For Healthy Living »
PERCCOM staff was very active during the 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control. E. Rondeau, JP Georges and F. Mayer organized a special track entitled « Green Technologies for a cleaner production ». The track gathered 6 presentations and 4 of them involved PERCCOM professors and PERCCOM former students :
- Education for Cleaner Production in Information and Communication Technologies Curriculum, A. Klimova & E. Rondeau
- ICT and Green Sustainability Research and Teaching, C. Pattinson
- Data Lifecycle Management in Smart Building Using Wireless Sensors Networks, K. Mekki, W. Derigent, E. Rondeau, A.Thomas
- Is Green Networking a New Workload for ICT Engineers? A network topology example. E. Rondeau, JP. Georges, H. Khan Mohammad, M. Hossain.
A. Klimova chaired this track. In addition, K. Mekki received his prize of the best 2016 French PHD thesis in Automatic Control.
Leeds Beckett University organises a trip to Skipton Castle and Bolton Abbey for PERCCOM staff, students and invited guests. The Skipton Castle is more than 900 years old, and it is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England. Details of the history of the castle is found here http://www.skiptoncastle.co.uk/ . Bolton Abbey is nestled in the Yorkshire Dales. Details are here https://boltonabbey.com/ .We explore the ruins of the Priory, walk along the woodland nature trail. PERCCOM students alo enjoy a game of football by the bank of River Wharfe.