IFML: opensource editor and university program

A bunch of new things are happening related to the recent OMG standard IFML (Interaction Flow Modeling Language):

1. A new opensource editor for the standard has been released on GitHub, together with appropriate introductory instructions and welcome page, thanks to the collaboration of WebRatio, Politecnico di Milano and Ecole des Mines de Nantes within the AutoMobile EU SME Research Project. The Editor has been developed as an EMF-based Eclipse plug-in using Obeo Sirius framework.

2. A new University Program has been released by WebRatio, which allows free access to the WebRatio Platform licenses, online multimedia and interactive learning materials, and free access to two WebRatio IFML Certification sessions.

3. And finally, stay tuned for the upcoming official delivery of Version 1.0 of the IFML standard, together with the new book on IFML, scheduled to be published shortly by Morgan Kauffman and the OMG Press (and already available for preview on Amazon!).
(and look at my tutorial on IFML to learn more on the language)
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Interdisciplinary projects results of Lake Poli School (LaPS) 2014 at Politecnico di Milano

LaPS - Lake Poli School - Politecnico di Milano, Como, 2014

On Friday February 28, 2014 the Como campus of Politecnico di Milano hosted the final workshop of the Lake Poli School (LaPS).

Lake Poli School was born to address integration between universities and companies, alignment between higher education training and external needs, and cross-disciplinary interaction between students from different cultural background.
LaPS is providing an interesting arena of interaction and collaboration between students, companies, teachers and researchers on issues which have emerged as relevant in the last years.
LaPS is connecting students coming from different disciplinary courses: Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Management Engineering.

LaPS includes three main activities:

  • Development of a business case in which a selected group of international students work with companies, guided by Politecnico’s research fellows.
  • Seminars on ‘hot’ issues as Creativity and Innovation, Networks, Ethics and Social Responsibility.
  • A final workshop to award the best group and the most entrepreneurial work.

During the final workshop, one project has been selected by the jury and one project by the public and the two best projects for 2014.

Here is a picture of the meeting of the jury that selected the winner project of the 2014 edition of LaPS (together with the ballot in front containing the votes of the public): 

Some videos are available on YouTube regarding the preliminary presentations of the groups given in December 2013 too.

And, finally, here is a storified list of social interactions that happened during the event (including links to media):

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