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With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as networking and web technologies, there is a tremendous interest toward the development and implementation of Internet-based remote laboratories. As it is now, there is no arrangement of formal or informal training in terms of design and development of these remote laboratories or of their implementation for laboratory course offerings and associated management issues. To address this issue, this workshop will provide an opportunity for the academics, researchers, and developers to learn about the state-of-the art remote lab, as well as examples of a few successful initiatives.
The program will be divided into four sessions addressed by four individuals. These individuals have been active with remote laboratory development and implementation for a number of years and are leading this discipline.The session titles are as below:
a) Introduction to Remote Laboratories
b) Examples of Good Practices Around the Globe
c) Technology and Pedagogy Issues
d) Remote Presentations with Successful Initiatives
e) Industry Presentations on Remote Laboratory Developments
Abul K. M. Azad is a Professor with the Technology Department of Northern Illinois University. He has a Ph.D. in Control and Systems Engineering and M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering. He has been in academics for 15+ years, and his research interests include remote laboratories, mechatronic systems, mobile robotics, and educational research. In these areas, Dr. Azad has over 100 refereed journal and conference papers, edited books, and book chapters. So far, he has attracted around $1.7M of research and development grants from various national and international funding agencies. He is a member of the editorial board for a number of professional journals as well as an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Online Engineering. He is active with various professional organizations (IEEE, IET, ASEE, and ISA) . He has served as Chair and Co-Chairs of numerous conferences and workshops, in addition to serving on the program committees of around 30 international conferences. Dr. Azad is a project proposal reviewer with various national and international funding agencies in US, Europe, and Australia.
Michael Auer is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Systems Engineering Dept. of the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences Villach, Austria and has also teaching positions at the Universities of Klagenfurt (Austria), Amman (Jordan), Brasov (Romania) and Patras (Greece). He was invited for guest lectures at MIT Boston, Columbia University, Technical Universities of Moscow, Athens and others. He is a senior member of IEEE and member of VDE, IGIP, etc., author or co-author of more than 180 publications and leading member of numerous national and international organizations in the field of online technologies. He is founder and chair of the annual international ICL and REV conferences and chair or member of the Program Committees of several international conferences and workshops. He is editorin- chief of the International Journals of ”Online Engineering” (iJOE, www.i-joe.org ), ”Emerging Technologies in Learning” (iJET, www.i-jet.org ) and ”Interactive Mobile Technolgies” (iJIM, www.i-jim.org). Michael Auer is Founding-President and CEO of the ”International Association of Online Engineering” (IAOE) since 2006, a non-governmental organization that promotes the vision of new engineering working environments worldwide. In September 2010 he was elected as President of the ”International Society of Engineering Education” (IGIP). Furthermore he is a member of the Advisory Board of the ”European Learning Industry Group” (ELIG).
Mr. Danilo Garbi Zutin P.E., is an Assistant Professor and Senior Researcher at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Villach, Austria. He has graduated in electrical engineering at the State University of Sao Paulo (UNESP), Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and obtained his Master degree in Systems Design (specialization in Remote Systems) at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in Villach, Austria. His research interests are in the field of remote engineering, online labs, remote control of devices and software development for online labs. Danilo Garbi Zutin is currently a senior Researcher and team member of the Center of Competence in Online Laboratories and Open Learning (CCOL) at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), Villach, Austria, where he has been engaged in projects for the development of online laboratories. In January 2010 Danilo Garbi Zutin was appointed Secretary General of the International Association of Online Engineering and in the following year Secretary General of IGIP (International Society for Engineering Education) Danilo is author or co-author of more than 30 scientific papers published in international journals, magazines and conferences. Most of these papers are in the field of online laboratories and issues associated with their dissemination and usage.
As the Technical Director for Emona Group, Alfred Breznik is responsible for supporting Emona’s worldwide network of business partners, and university and college users of Emona’s equipment. Alfred holds a bachelor of electrical engineering degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Practical, hands-on experiments are crucial in facilitating the engineering student's learning process, linking theory and math to the real world. With this in mind, since 1987, EMONA Instruments has been involved in R & D and manufacturing of the TIMS range of telecommunications teaching system for use in universities. TIMS is available both traditional laboratory teaching equipment and also distance learning hardware, which is installed in the university lab and accessed by students over the Internet. This presentation will discuss the background to and provide a live demonstration of real hardware lab experiments which students can complete remotely: from home, or anywhere where they have Internet access.
The demonstration will include live, remotely controlled experiments in the topics of:
- Analog and digital electronic circuits experiments
- Communications systems experiments
- Signals & systems theory experiments
Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University. His lab focuses on Multi-cell Biophysics (e.g., biofilms, organismal development, pattern formation) and Interactive Biotechnology (e.g., biology cloud experimentation labs, biotic video games). The advancements of “interactive and playful” electronics provide a major inspiration for the lab as current biotechnology has many parallels with electronics 5 decades ago, suggesting novel means for putting microbiology into the hands of experts and lay people alike. He received his Diploma in Theoretical Physics at the Technical University Dresden, did his PhD in experimental biophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, followed by a postdoc at Caltech.