i3 Spring Days
23-25 April 2001
Porto, Portugal

This year's motto:
(Inter)facing tomorrow

  A workshop cluster and get together with i3 members held under the auspices of the FET Long-Term Research pro-active initiative in intelligent information interfaces, (i3 for short), and the i3 initiative on experimental school environments, (i3 ESE)

Information on the i3 Spring Days

1. About the i3 Spring Days

The i3 Spring Days stand for a cluster of workshops with the aim of bringing together people who are interested in exploring new relationships between technology, people and design. The target audience for the Spring Days includes people from academia, industry, and end-user organisations with an interest in design, education, information and communication technolgies. The Spring Days series has been initiated by i3 - the European Initiative on Intelligent Information Interfaces - back in 1999 with the organisation of the: Spring Days'99 and Spring Days'00. The Spring Days2001 will continue the policy of openness and the seek for diversity. In particular some of the workshops aim to attract people involved in the EU's new initiative on The Disappearing Computer. However, following the tradition of the previous Spring Days most of the workshops will seek for contributions and participants from the global research community.

More information on the i3 initiative an be found under:

2. Location and Date

3. Tentative Spring Days 2001 Programme

The following workshops have been scheduled for the Spring Days 01 (Monday 23 April - Wednesday 25 April). Links to the descriptions of the individual workshops will appear soon on this page.

4. Poster Exhibition

All i3 projects and the new Disappearing Computer projects are invited to display posters during the Spring Days. Just send an indication of interest to rist@dfki.de to reserve some display space for your project.

5. Participation & Registration

Workshops at the Spring Days are intended to provide opportunities for in-depth meetings and informal discussions about common research topics across i3 projects. To account for the interdisciplinary and diverse nature of the i3 community, there is no single format for a workshop. It is basically up to the workshop organisers what they want to do at their workshop, whom they want to invite for participation and how they run it in order to make it a success. However, workshops shall be open to the global research community. To achieve openness, organisers are asked to circulate a public call for papers/participation. Furthermore, during the Spring Days, any workshop shall be open to other Spring Days participants who may occasionally sit in for a while as "silent ghosts" even if not particularly invited to a workshop. This concept of openness has proven useful at the last Spring Days as it helped to make people learn about what others are doing and to create new links between projects.


6. Organisation Committee & Contact for further information

The members of the Spring Days Organisation Committee (SDOC) are:

7. Hotel and Travel Information

Address for further information

If you have further questions or suggestions please contact Thomas Rist at following address:

Thomas Rist
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
D-66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
Tel.: (+49 681) 302-5266
Fax: (+49 681) 302-5341
e-mail: rist@dfki.de

This page has been authored by Thomas Rist. Last modification Last modification 19. April 2001