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Dec 06, 2018 03:00

Agricultural insecticide contamination threatens U.S. surface water integrity at the national scale.

Agricultural insecticide contamination threatens U.S. surface water integrity at the national scale.

Insecticide contamination of surface waters regularly occurs across the U.S. in concentrations that have severe detrimental effects on aquatic ecosystems. This was found by a recent study by the Institute for Environmental Sciences Landau, Germany. According to their findings, insecticide contamination occurs widespread throughout the United States and risks are expected to increase in the future. This studies shows that insecticides thus threaten one of the most important natural resources and highlights the urgent need to re-evaluate current regulatory practices in the U.S.

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Nov 12, 2018 05:00

Delegation of the University visited OECD Headquarters in Paris: Policy Experiments, Systems Thinking and Education were Key Topics

Delegation of the University visited OECD Headquarters in Paris:  Policy Experiments, Systems Thinking and Education were Key Topics

Occasion of the visit was an invitation from the Office of the OECD Secretary-General to explore areas of mutual interest for further collaboration. The visit reaffirmed the shared goal of developing new approaches to contemporary societal challenges through education and training.

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Oct 01, 2018 08:35

Daniel Janke and Steffen Staab give lecture and tutorial at the Reasoning Web Summer School

Daniel Janke and Steffen Staab give lecture and tutorial at the Reasoning Web Summer School

In the last years knowledge graphs have received a lot of attention. During the 14th Reasoning Web Summer School at Luxembourg, 22nd-26th September, the participants learned what knowledge graphs are and how they are created.

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Sep 24, 2018 02:45

Matthias Thimm and Tjitze Rienstra at the International Conference on Computational Models of Argument

Matthias Thimm and Tjitze Rienstra at the International Conference on Computational Models of Argument

The International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA) is one of the main forums for presentation and exchange of the latest research results related to computational aspects of argumentation.

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Sep 04, 2018 03:00

An Ambitious New International Cooperation: Changing Our Approach to Global Challenges

An Ambitious New International Cooperation: Changing Our Approach to Global Challenges

The University of Koblenz-Landau and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) have signed an agreement on cooperation. Both institutions aim for a strategic partnership on the international advancement of systems thinking in education, research, and knowledge transfer.

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Sep 03, 2018 10:40

Reference Extraction Made Easy

Reference Extraction Made Easy

Speaking at the Open Citation Workshop in Bologna, Dr. Philipp Mayr-Schlegel (GESIS) on behalf of the EXCITE project consortium has accounced and demonstrated the release of the novel EXCITE toolchain that allows for extracting literature references from PDFs and matching them against available bibliographic databases.

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Aug 14, 2018 01:00

Maria Wimmer belongs to the world’s 100 most influential people in Digital Government 2018

Maria Wimmer belongs to the world’s 100 most influential people in Digital Government 2018

Prof. Dr. Maria A. Wimmer from the Institute for Information Systems Research at the University of Koblenz-Landau is among the 100 most influential people in digital government 2018, as the platform Apolitical evidences.

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Aug 13, 2018 09:15

Award for Best Video at the International Eye Tracking Conference ETRA in Warsaw

Award for Best Video at the International Eye Tracking Conference ETRA in Warsaw

The contributors of the GazeMining project have been decorated with the Best Video Award at the 2018 ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking (ETRA) in Warsaw, June 2018.

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Jul 16, 2018 12:00

University of Koblenz-Landau welcomes 100 students to its international Master’s degree program

The international Master’s degree program „Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems“ at the University of Koblenz has gained great popularity. After only a short period of just two years, the applied mathematics study program has already attained a count of 100 students.

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Jun 18, 2018 10:30

Strong cooperation: University intensifies collaboration with African Universities

Strong cooperation: University intensifies collaboration with African Universities

The University Koblenz-Landau came to a cooperation agreement in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with another African university, the Sub-Sahara University of the United States International University (USIU) of Africa in Nairobi. Therewith, the university intensifies its international exchange with African universities. This signing was especially appreciated by the research team under the direction of the dean of the department 1: Educational Sciences at the University Koblenz Landau, Prof. Dr. Claudia Quaiser-Pohl.

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Jun 12, 2018 05:40

Invited Talk by Tjitze Rienstra at the Second Chinese Conference on Logic and Argumentation

Tjitze Rienstra will give an invited talk On the relationship between argumentation networks and Bayesian networks at the Second Chinese Conference on Logic and Argumentation (CLAR 2018).

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Jun 11, 2018 07:20

GazeTheWeb project integrates multimodal browsing with gaze and voice input

GazeTheWeb project integrates multimodal browsing with gaze and voice input

Human voice and eyes are the most natural sources that can provide input signals to facilitate hands-free human-computer interaction.

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Jun 09, 2018 07:15

GazeTheWeb @ CEBIT

GazeTheWeb @ CEBIT

Make the experience of surfing the internet with your eye movements.

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May 30, 2018 09:55

Tutorial on Implementing KR Approaches with Tweety at KR’18

Tutorial on Implementing KR Approaches with Tweety at KR’18

Matthias Thimm gives a tutorial on Implementing KR Approaches with Tweety at the 16th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR’18).

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May 24, 2018 04:45

DKB/KIK2018 - The 7th Workshop on Dynamics of Knowledge and Belief and the 6th Workshop KI & Kognition

Information for real life AI applications is usually pervaded by uncertainty and subject to change, and thus demands for non-classical reasoning approaches. At the same time, psychological findings indicate that human reasoning cannot be completely described by classical logical systems. Sources of explanations are incomplete knowledge, incorrect beliefs, or inconsistencies.

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Apr 30, 2018 11:20

SAFA2018 - The Second International Workshop on Systems and Algorithms for Formal Argumentation

Computational models of argumentation are approaches that deal with the representation and interaction of arguments and counterarguments. These models can be applied in all areas that benefit from automatic decision-support such as medicine, accounting, chemistry, and law. Many of these models were inspired by works within the fields of non-monotonic reasoning and logic programming and therefore share the sometimes considerable computational complexity of these approaches.

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Apr 27, 2018 07:30

E-Democracy-Workshop: Political Opinion Formation in Social Media

As part of the Koblenz Democracy Weeks, the research focus E-Democracy organizes a workshop for the interested public.

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Apr 18, 2018 03:55

Fourth Workshop on Bridging the Gap between Human and Automated Reasoning

Fourth Workshop on Bridging the Gap between Human and Automated Reasoning

The workshop is part of the FAIM workshop program located at the Federated Artificial Intelligence Meeting (FAIM) which includes the major conferences IJCAI-ECAI, ECML, AAMAS, ICCBR and SoCS.

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Apr 18, 2018 11:35

First results of the GazeMining Project

First results of the GazeMining Project

In the GazeMining project, the Institute for Web Science and Technologies and the start-up company EYEVIDO are working together on the future of usability analysis of modern websites.

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