Information Science: The new degree program at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

Digitization contributes to the accumulation of knowledge in immense amounts of data, but often unstructured and widely scattered. Information Scientists bring this knowledge together and make it usable for business and society. The new study program Information Science at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt (h_da) trains students to become experts in the professional handling of data, information and knowledge. The bachelor and master program starts for the first time in the winter semester 2019/20 and replaces the previous course Information Science. Applications are possible from the 15th of May.

“Since digitization processes and rapid technological changes have a major impact on companies, information scientists also contribute to future and innovation processes,” emphasizes Prof. Dr. Kawa Nazemi. He is in charge of the bachelor’s and master’s degree program Information Science. His graduates also qualify for leadership positions in companies, institutions, media organizations, administrations or libraries as well as for research activities. The master’s degree also qualifies for a doctorate. There are perspectives at the Hochschule Darmstadt in the cross-university doctoral program “Applied Computer Science”, in which research group is involved.

The full news article (in German) can be found at:
https://www.h-da.de/news-anzeigen/meldung-einzelansicht/news/information-science-neuer-studiengang-an-der-hochschule-darmstadt/

Information about the application and the admission requirements can be found at:
https://h-da.de/bewerben

Detailed information on the Information Science program can be found at:
https://iw.h-da.de/

Summer School: From Smart to Intelligent Cities – Concepts, Methods, Digital Transformation

At the EFST Summer School 2018 (from 18th to 22nd of June) on the University of Split Prof. Nazemi gives lectures on “Intelligent Visualizations in Future Policy Modelling” and “Data Analysis for eGovernance and eParticipation”. The lectures are a summary of current researches in this field as well as gained results in national and European research project on e-Government actions for Cities.

The concepts of Smart and Intelligent Cities constitute a breakthrough in contemporary urban development and management. The Smart City notion has gained much popularity in the past years, but recently also the concept of Intelligent City – base on cognitive, learning and knowledge principles – has become en vogue. They prompted not also many debates but also many urban planning initiatives informed and influenced by rapid development of smart technologies and growing interest in digital transformation of public services. By presenting the most prominent challenges of these concepts and enabling technologies, participants will get an opportunity to understand and contribute to the challenges faced by modern cities and to explore more efficient solutions resulting from swift technology development and digital transformation initiatives in this specific context.

The Summer School offers a unique opportunity to learn and discuss about structures, actors, processes and challenges of regional and urban development and management in dialogue with international academic experts and practitioners. This will be achieved through lectures from leading academics and experts in the field.

The program can be downloaded here.

Lecturing within Workshop on User-oriented process (re)design and information systems modelling – a case of smart city services

In time from 18th to 19th of June 2018 the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism of the University of Split (Croatia) initiate a project workshop on “User-oriented process (re)design and information systems modelling – a case of smart city services”. The scientific community discusses about benefits and challenge in using modern technology in smart cities.

As lecturer Prof. Dr. Nazemi was invited to contribute about Data Mining and Visual Analytics in smart city administrations, among other, to consider citizens opinions and ideas in governance processes.

More information to the Project: http://smartcity.efst.hr