During the 2016/2017 academic year we will be hosting a series of Movie Nights where movies or documentaries relating to Computer Science will be displayed. Students from all departments will be invited to participate. The aim of this event is to encourage debate relating to computer science topics and to create a comunity where computer science is a known topic to all students regardless of their professional field.
On 20 May 2016 the CITY College, the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield successfully held for the 15th consecutive year the Students' Spring Symposium with great student participation and interesting presentations. With over 90 registrations the 8-hour Symposium took place with bachelors and masters students from all four departments of CITY College participating (it was the first time for the newly established English Studies Department to participate) as well as from Aristotle University and from the University of Sheffield, UK. The International Officer of Sheffield’s Students’ Union, Peggy Lim, visited our Faculty to participate in the Symposium in which she participated with a presentation. All students presented extremely interesting subjects over three sessions.
ACM-W muses were part of the organizing commettie of the 14th Students’ Spring Symposium which took place with great success and interesting research outcomes at City College's main campus in Thessaloniki, 15 May 2015. This was the 14th consecutive year for this student event-tradition to be organised and bring together students from many academic institutions to share their passion and have their say. Billed as ‘by students for students’, the event took place with more than 140 students participating. The event was a big celebration from an academic aspect featuring 19 inspirational presentations. At the conclusion of the event the best presentation entitled ‘Impossible is nothing in Armenia’ by Ms Arevik Hayrapetyan was awarded a tablet from the event’s sponsor ‘PLAISIO’. To read more about the Students' Spring Symposium activity click here.
ACM-W supports various Conferences that take place in Thessaloniki. In 2013 ACM-W helped in the organisation of two important Conferences that were held in Semptember, 19-21, at the Met Hotel. The 6th Balkan Conference in Informatics (BCI 2013) and the 17th Pan-Hellenic Conference in Informatics (PCI 2013) were held in parallel and their objective was to provide an effective channel of communication and interaction between scientists from the Balkan countries and the rest of the world, and to encourage the involvement of young researchers.
The 12th Students' Spring Symposium took place successfully at the University of Sheffield International Faculty main campus in Thessaloniki, 24 May 2013. In the frame of the symposium students presented very interesting papers on different scientific subjects and exchanged ideas. The event also included a workshop entitled 'Teaching a robotic partner to dance' propelling knowledge and innovation and attracting everyone's attention. An interesting closing discussion themed 'I have an idea' gave the opportunity to both presenters and the audience to engage in a fruitful dialogue and draw interesting conclusions. To read more about the Students' Spring Symposium activity click here.
The first workshop from the mentoring project took place on 9th of May 2013 in a high school from Iasi, Romania. The event was integrated in the framework of Science Week 2013, organized by "Costache Negruzzi" High School (details). The first results of the workshop were collected through a survey that was distributed to the participants. More than 75% of the participants had very positive attitude about the activity and would like to use Mentor in other circumstances too. Therefore, this represents an encouragement for us to organize more workshops in which mentoring to be the main focus, not only in Greece or Romania, but in other countries from South East Europe as well.
Another activity organized by our chapter was a workshop for the Computer Science students from CITY College. This activity consisted in an introductory presentation, together with hands-on practice on one of the most used IDE for Java Development, NetBeans. The event was a success and the feedback from the participants was positive, emphasizing the usefulness of the workshop for the beginner users of programming languages.
The CITY College ACM-W (Muses) and ACM student chapters organized a competition for Computer Science students using as a platform a simulator of virtual worlds (called Mentor), followed by a workshop for anyone. The scenario of the competition was inspired from a fictional fantasy hero. The students controlled (using Java as a programming language) the character (Jector), in order to make him achieve his mission. The competition was in the form of a knockout tournament where the winner had the most effective solution. During the workshop, Dr George Eleftherakis introduced the basics of programming and the programming interface of Mentor, and members of ACM-W provided guidance to the attendees so that they practiced in a similar but simplified scenario.
ACM-W Muses volunteered in the 1st South-East Europe Science Festival - Innovation Through Science: Learn, Experience, Innovate, Celebrate!, the first Science Festival taking place in Thessaloniki at NOESIS on 18 October 2012. The festival featured a large set of parallel activities, open to the public. These activities were grouped in five main thematic areas: learn, discover, experience, make, and enjoy. Some of the activities were: historical automobiles, techno-park, cosmo-theatre, planetarium, robotix lab, fame lab, mind triggering games, interesting science and chemistry demonstrations and experiments, and many others. The demonstrations were performed by experts from Greece, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. Our duty was to help people visiting the science festival move around the premises of NOESIS and to take care that everything flowed successfully and went as planned. For more information visit the website ...
ACM-W Muses participated in the organization of SEFM 2012, the 10th International Conference on Software Engineering & Formal Methods hosted by City College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, which was held in Thessaloniki on 1-5 October, 2012. The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government to advance the state-of-the-art in formal methods, to scale up their application in software industry and to encourage their integration with practical engineering methods. Authors could submit both research and tool papers. The scientific program included invited talks, paper and tool presentations, tool demonstrations, and workshops. For more information visit the website ...