Continue online workshop of curriculum development at WP2

On the 30th of September 2019, the project leader University of Siegen organized a second online workshop over video conference among all partners of the project to proceed in the tasks of curriculum development at work package 2. The meeting started with a presentation given by Christian Weber Christian Weber from the University of Siegen that discussed concepts of “Projects in Practice” and “Design and Development Case Studies”. He presented as well another short presentation about “Futures” of learning, along technology. The aim of this workshop was to discuss the current state of teaching and find the best approach to realize the project. The workshop comes as work is being progressed on the accreditation applications at each partner country.
The participants also discussed topics to be worked on in face to face meeting at Sfax next month.

The monitoring visit to Al-Quds University (AQU)

Today the17th of September 2019, the national Erasmus+ office of Palestine represented by its director Dr. Nedal Jayousi accompanied with the programme officer Ms. Rawan Saqfalhett conducted the first monitoring visit to Al-Quds University (AQU) to evaluate the progress of the MS@CPS project. Dr. Rashid Jayousi the local coordinator, Dr. Isam Ishaq and Dr. Salah Oudeh from AQU team presented the project status in preparation activities, curricula development and quality plan. The discussions were very fruitful and Dr. Nedal Jayousi praised the progress conducted so far and suggested to finish early the accreditation procedure to reach optimal results of the project and expressed his support for the project. Representatives of Palestine Technical College – Deir El-Balah (PTC) the other Palestinian consortium partner were present as well via video conference and presented progress in dissemination and exploitation activities. Moreover, representatives of project leader the University of Siegen presented the management status of the project and other consortium partners participated in this meeting as well via video conference.

Online workshop of curriculum development at WP2

The project leader University of Siegen organized on Septebmer 17, 2019 an online workshop over video conference among all partners of the project to proceed in the tasks of curriculum development at work package 2.
The meeting started with a presentation given by Christian Weber from the University of Siegen entitled: “Envisioned MS@CPS pedagogy methods in a nutshell: Between Courses in Practice and Design and Development Case Studies”. The workshop ended with a discussion about “Local Best Practices”, where partners talked about forms of teaching applied on the local levels at their universities. The aim of this workshop was to discuss the current state of teaching and find the best approach to realize the project. The workshop comes as work is being progressed on the accreditation applications at each partner country.

 

Industry Workshop at Carthage University

Carthage University (CU) held on May 29, 2019 its first workshop in cooperation with Tunisian industrial sector of computer engineering and information technology. The workshop aims to discuss the establishment of Master program on cyber physical systems according to market needs and requirements within the MS@CPS Erasmus+ Project.
Academic staff at CU along with Tunisian industrial partners in the field of computer engineering and embedded systems attended the meeting. The attendees discussed the modern technologies in this field and how to respond to market needs.

The meeting included two important presentations given by Prof. Nadia Aloui, the local coordinator at CU. The first presentation is an overview of the project covering its goals and objectives and the second one is about the field of cyber physical systems and then attendees were divided into several working groups for internal discussions. The representatives of the local companies contributed by providing their suggestions and notes according to their experiences.
Finally, both sides agreed to hold further meetings in the future to discuss extensively the development of master program.

 

3rd day F2F meeting at GJU

On this day, Dr. Reem Al Khader, the project officer at the national Erasmus+ office of Jordan, conducted the first monitoring visit to the German Jordanian University (GJU) to evaluate the progress of the MS@CPS project. Dr. Dhiah el Diehn Abou-Tair and Dr. Ala’ Khalifeh from GJU team presented the project status in preparation activities, curricula development, quality plan and lastly the disseminatiom and exploitation plan. ​The discussions were very fruitful and Dr. Al Khader praised the progress conducted so far and suggested some activities in the future for reaching optimal results of the project. Representatives of consortium members from all partner countries who were attending the third day of face to face meeting at GJU participated in this meeting with Dr. Al Khader. In parallel to the monitoring meeting, another meeting was held among other consortium members to finalize the approaching deliverables according to schedule.

2nd day F2F meeting at GJU

At the second day of Amman face to face meeting which is held at the old city campus of the German Jordanian University (GJU), participants from programme and partner countries are participating in a workshop dedicated for discussions on curricula development and pedagogy methods of the MS@CPS project. The discussions also cover best practices in teaching at the participants’ countries as well as presenting some case studies. Today’s workshop concludes with discussing the upcoming best practices for MS@CPS. The participants will visit the old city of Amman as part of a social event at the end of the day.

F2F meeting at GJU

Today the second face to face meeting held at the German Jordanian University (GJU) campus at Amman, Jordan. The meeting will last from 25 June 2019 to 27 June 2019. The consortium will discuss progress and next steps in implementing the project. The MS@CPS acknowledges the GJU for hosting this event and appreciates her excellency Prof. Manar Fayyad, the president of GJU, for giving a welcome speech.

Industry Workshop at University of Sfax

Higher Institute of Computer Sciences and Multimedia (HISCM) – University of Sfax, Tunisia, held on the 16th of May 2019 its first workshop in cooperation with industrial sector of computer engineering and information technology. The workshop aims to discuss the establishment of Master program on cyber physical systems according to market needs and requirements within the MS@CPS Erasmus+ Project.
Pr. Faiez Gargouri, Dr. Bassem Bouaziz and Dr. Zied Loukil from HISCM attended the meeting. From industry side, the meeting was attended by ASM firm, Dr. Saleh Ouerda and Expert Dev solutions, Dr. Mounir Ketata. The attendees discussed the modern technologies in this field and how to respond to market needs.
The meeting included two presentations. The first one was an overview of the projects covering its goals and objectives and the second one was introductory one about the field of cyber physical systems and its potential for economy and society. The representatives of the local companies contributed by providing their suggestions and notes according to their experience and the needs of the market.
Finally, both sides agreed to hold further meetings in the future to discuss extensively the proposed program. Similar workshops will be held in the coming weeks at the other partner universities participating in the MS@CPS Erasmus+ project.

Industry Workshop at PTC

Palestine Technical College – Deir El-Balah (PTC) held on the 16th of May 2019 its first workshop in cooperation with industrial sector of computer engineering and information technology. The workshop aims to discuss the establishment of Master program on cyber physical systems according to market needs and requirements within the MS@CPS Erasmus+ Project.

Academic staff from engineering program and computer science departments at PTC  and from IT and computer faculties at the Gaza Strip attended the meeting.  From industry side, the meeting was attended by the projects officer Dr. Mazen Abu Qamar at the Palestinian Information Technology Association of Companies (PITA) in the Gaza Strip. The attendees discussed the modern technologies in this field and how to respond to market needs.

The meeting included two presentations given by Dr. Ezzaldeen Edwan, the local coordinator at PTC. The first presentation was an overview of the projects covering its goals and objectives and the second one was introductory one about the field of cyber physical systems and its potential for economy and society in the Gaza Strip. The representatives of the local companies contributed by providing their suggestions and notes according to their experience.

Finally, PTC representative agreed with PITA representative to present the project concept at the coming gathering of IT companies in Gaza for celebrating the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, which will be held on the 21st of May 2019. Similar workshops will be held in the coming weeks at the other partner universities participating in the MS@CPS Erasmus+ project.

 

Industry Workshop at Al-Quds University

Al-Quds University held its first workshop in cooperation with industry in the field of computer engineering and information technology to discuss with them the establishment of Master program on cyber physical systems according to market needs and requirements within the MS@CPS Erasmus+ Project.
The meeting was attended by academics from the faculty of engineering, computer department and dual studies program at the university to discuss with industry representatives the modern technologies in this field and to respond to market needs. The representatives of the local companies contributed by providing their suggestions and notes according to their experience.
Finally, both sides agreed to hold further meetings in the future to discuss extensively the proposed program. Similar workshops will be held in the coming weeks at other partner universities participating in the MS@CPS Erasmus+ project.