Start of the opening session of the MS@CPS consortium face to face meeting at Sfax university. The meeting will discuss current status and progress of the MS@CPS project. The meeting will last from 5-7 November 2019 and it is hosted by higher institute of computer sciences and Multimedia of Sfax.
On 23 of October 2019 Eng. Asmaa Shaheen and Dr. Ezzaldeen Edwan presented the MS@CPS paper entitled “Work in Progress – Establishing a Master Program in Cyber Physical Systems: Basic Findings and Future Perspectives” at the international conference on promising electronic technologies ICPET 2019 in the first session which is entitled Capacity Building.
The presentation is followed by open panel from the audience.
Questions showed great interest from academia and industry in the project.
It should be noted that the presented paper will be published with the conference proceedings at IEEE Xplore digital library.
Dr. Isam Ishaq from Al-Quds university participated and presented the MS@CPS in the Erasmus Plus information day, which took place at Grand Park Hotel in Ramallah on Wednesday 16th of October 2019. This is an annual event, which is devoted to increasing awareness of the Erasmus+ calls that are available for academic community. MS@CPS has an information desk at the event venue with brochures and a poster of the project.
The event was launched under the patronage of H.E. the Palestinian prime minister Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh. It was attended by the minster of higher education and scientific research Dr. Mahmoud Abu Mowais, director of the National Erasmus+ Office Dr. Nedal Jayousi. In addition, the conference was attended by European and Palestinian officials, Presidents, Deans, and Professors from different Palestinian universities and higher education institutions, and representatives from private sector and NGOs.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.