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5th tele-TASK 2010

Sino-German Forum on Digital University and High Education” in conjunction with 5. tele-TASK Symposium”

September 15-19, 2010, Beijing, China


With rapid development and expanding deployment of tele-Teaching and e-Learning techniques, many issues need to be further addressed. On the technical side, a large number of new IT techniques, spanning from multimedia and human-machine-interaction to network and communication, have been emerged in recent years which significantly promoted more and more modern tele-Teaching and e-Learning approaches and equipments. How to more efficiently benefit from these newly emerged IT techniques and create high quality virtual teaching and learning environment is always a challenge. On the pedagogy and management side, a lot of successful experiences and best practices of tele-Teaching and e-Learning have greatly triggered the interests of educators, researchers and developers. To push forward new applications of advanced tele-Education techniques, especially, create appropriate tele-Education based teaching programs, learning methods, as well as related models, polices, and regulations for formal high education, now becomes an attractive issue for the community. The establishment of pure Internet-based “Digital University” is a promising direction being confronted with various problems.


The forum will bring together recognized researchers and educators from both Germany and China to carry out in-depth discussion and study of the technical, pedagogical, as well as social and management issues of tele-Education. The forum aims at providing such a platform that scientists from both countries can introduce their recent work and results on tele-Teaching/e-Learning techniques and their experiences and successful stories on using tele-Education approaches in the daily teaching practice. It is also expected that more collaborative activities between the tele-Education communities from both countries can be promoted.  In particular, we will discuss and put forward the initiative to co-build Sino-German digital universities or tele-teaching and e-Learning centers for educational and cultural communications between two countries. The goals of the forum are specified as:

  1. Present the state-of-the-art tele-Teaching and e-Learning techniques, especially, their applications in Germany and China.
  2. Explore concepts and examples of good practice in developing, integrating and delivering tele-Teaching and e-Learning solutions.
  3. Preview the next step development of tele-Education techniques and tele-Teaching based high education programs and strategies.
  4. Build a joint Sino-German tele-Education community and construct a stable dialogue and communication mechanism between bilateral scientists.
  5. Promote more collaborative projects and programs on research and education in the area of tele-Education.
  6. Discuss the initiative to build a central “Digital University” framework for unifying and integrating the tele-Education techniques and resources from both countries.


[10.10.2010] All the talks are now online available from www.tele-task.de. See the series here. Some pictures from the workshop can be accessed from here.

[10.09.2010] The plan for the tour in Beijing in the afternoon of September 18, 2010 has been updated. Please see here.  

[08.09.2010] The agenda has been re-scheduled due to the arrival time of German speakers. Please see here or download here.

[05.09.2010] News: The news about our workshop has been reported by BBFidw-onlineinnovations-report, fernstudium-presse, uni-protokolle, prowissen-potsdamstellenboersen.de, sinojobsHPI-Report, etc.

[01.09.2010] Venue Information: it has been confirmed that the workshop will be held at the hotel "Grand Gongda Jianguo Hotel ". For more information about the hotel and the transportation you can find here.

[01.09.2010] News: Press Release is availabe here.

[16.08.2010] Workshop website: EN / CN

[15.08.2010] A draft of the workshop agenda is now online. You can download it from here.

Speakers (Stand: 13.09.2010):

From Germany:

  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel, HPI
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner, HPI
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Polze, HPI
  • Dr. Harald Sack, HPI
  • Dipl.-Inf. Christian Willems, HPI
  • Dipl.-Inf. Andreas Groß, HPI
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Ottmann, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing Djamschid Tavangarian, University of Rostock
  • Prof. Dr. Karl Kurbel, European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Effelsberg, University of Mannheim
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Herczeg, University of Lübeck
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Köhler, Technical University of Dresden
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef Krömker, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University
  • Dr. Tobias Thelen, University of Osnabrück

From China:

  • Prof. Dr. Baocai Yin, Beijing University of Technology
  • Prof. Chongzheng Sun, Beijing University of Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Nian Xiao, Beijing University of Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Ning Zhong, WIC Institute, Beijing University of Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Yulin Qin, WIC Institute, Beijing University of Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Feng Wu, Microsoft Research Asia
  • Prof. Dr. Houqiang Li, University of Science and Technology of China
  • Prof. Dr. Qingming Huang, Graduate University, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Xilin Chen, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Songmao Zhang, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Guangming Shi, Xidian University
  • Prof. Dr. Zhongxuan Luo, Dalian University of Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Zhixun Su, Dalian University of Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Chunli Wang, Dalian Maritime University

Forum coordinators:

  • Dr. Feng Cheng, HPI
  • Prof. Dr. Chunli Wang, Beijing University of Technology

Agenda (Stand: 15.09.2010):

The forum consists of an opening ceremony, 8 sessions and a half-day social event. We will have 29 high-quality scientific talks from both Germany and China. Each talk will be 25 minutes (including both presentation and Q&A).

  September 15. 2010 (Wednesday)

  September 16. 2010 (Thursday)
  09:00-10:15 Opening Ceremony

Welcome Speech: Prof. Dr. Baocai YIN, Beijing Univerity of Technology, Beijing, China

Welcome Speech: Prof. Zhengxiang Lu, President of Beijing University of Technology
Greeting Speech: Dr. Matthias HACK, First Counsellor, Science and Technology, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Beijing

Opening Speech: Prof. Dr. Christoph MEINEL, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
Visions and Challenges in tele-Teaching and e-Learning

  10:15-10:45 Coffee Break (Group Photo)
  10:45-12:00 Session 1: 3 Talks

Prof. Chongzheng SUN, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China
Research on Reformation of Creative Personnel Training Model in University based on Tele-teaching

Prof. Dr. Karl KURBEL, European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Evaluating the Influence of E-Learning Media Formats on Student Perception and Performance

Prof. Dr. Thomas OTTMANN, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Electures, A New Service for Students and a Gateway for Distance Education at Universities

  12:00-14:00 Lunch Break
  14:00-15:15 Session 2: 3 Talks

 Prof. Dr. Andreas POLZE, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
SkyLab - Operating System Experiments in the Cloud

Prof. Dr. Guangming SHI, Xidian University, Xi'an, China
Towards Building an Experimental System of Electrics and Electronics for Training Innovation Professionals

Prof. Dr. Nian XIAO, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China
State-of-the-Art and Countermeasures of Digital University in China

  15:15-15:45 Coffee Break
  15:45-17:00 Session 3: 3 Talks

Prof. Dr. Detlef KRÖMKER, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany
A Strategic Approach to Introduce e-Learning at a Big University - From megadigitale and studiumdigitale to an Integrated eLearning and eTeaching Environment

Prof. Dr. Zhixun SU, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
Geometric Deformation and Applications to Shape Modelling

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Djamshid TAVANGARIAN, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
A New Way for a Modern Media Based University Master Program

  18:00-20:00 Conference Dinner

  September 17. 2010 (Friday)
  09:00-10:40 Session 4: 4 Talks

Prof. Dr. Xilin CHEN, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Computer Vision” 

Prof. Dr. Jürgen DÖLLNER, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
Techniques for Advanced 3D Illustrations and their Potentials for Tele Teaching Media

Prof. Dr. Feng WU/Dr. Jizheng Xu, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China
Advances in Image and Video

Prof. Dr. Michael HERCZEG, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
"Learning in Mixed Realities and Ambient Spaces” 

  10:40-11:10 Coffee Break
  11:10-12:25 Session 5: 3 Talks

Prof. Dr. Zhongxuan LUO, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
Building International Software Personnel Training System based on Tele-teaching

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang EFFELSBERG, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
An Automatic Lecture Recording System

Prof. Dr. Ning ZHONG, WIC Institute, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China
Web Intelligence for e-Learning

  12:25-14:00 Lunch Break
  14:00-15:15 Session 6: 3 Talks

Prof. Dr. Yulin QIN, WIC Institute, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China
Examples of Learning from Examples”  

Prof. Dr. Thomas KÖHLER, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Patterns of Social Learning in the Age of Web2.0

Prof. Dr. Songmao ZHANG, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
From Text to Architecture Animation: Automatically Constructing Chinese Traditional Buildings

  15:15-15:45 Coffee Break
  15:45-17:00 Session 7: 3 Talks

Prof. Dr. Qingming HUANG, Graduate University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Multimedia Sports Video Analysis and Enhancement for Personal Customized Video Services

Dr. Tobias THELEN, University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany
Lecture Recordings and Cross Media Learning Materials Using Opencast Matterhorn and media2mult

Prof. Dr. Houqiang LI, University of Science and Technology of China, Heifei, China
Video Adaptation based on Intermedia

  18:00-20:00 HPI Reception

  September 18. 2010 (Saturday)
  09:00-10:40 Session 8: 4 Talks

Diplom.-Inf. Andreas GROß, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
tele-TASK - A State-of-the-Art tele-Lecturing Recording System and Video Content Portal

Dr. Harald SACK, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
Semantic Search Technologies for Video Archives

Diplom.-Ing. Haojin Yang, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
Extraction of Semantic Information from Audiovisual Content

Prof. Dr. Chunli WANG, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China
Personate Human-Machine Interaction Technology in tele-Teaching

Diplom.-Inf. Christian WILLEMS, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
Tele-Lab Internet Security: Hands-on Security Education in a Virtual Laboratory

  10:40-11:00 Closing Remark

  11:00-12:00 Free Discussion / Tour in BJUT Campus (on demand)

  12:00-13:00 Lunch

  13:-              Social Event: Tour in Beijing

  September 19. 2010 (Sunday)

Social Event:

Apart from the openning ceremony and conference dinner on September 16, 2010, we plan to organize some tours on the last day. Sorry, due to the time limitation, we can not organize the trip to the Great Wall, which might take a whole day.


The forum will be held in Grand Gongda Jianguo Hotel (The Chinese pronunciation is “Gong Da Jian Guo Fan Dian”)

Grand Gongda Jianguo Hotel is located in No. 100 PingLeYuan, ChaoYang District, Beijing (the south gate of the campus BJUT). From Beijing Capital International Airport, you can take a taxi to the hotel directly, about 40 minutes with cost of 100RMB/12 EUR or so(under usual condition). The whole course is about 29.09 km. Alternatively, you can also take the bus No.359 to Dong_Xin_Dian station, and then transfer there the bus No.988 to Song_Yu_Dong_Li_Dong_Men station.



The Workshop is co-organized by:

  • Computer Science School at Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China


  • Internet Technologies and Systems Chair at Hasso Plattner Insitute, Potsdam, Germany

Last Update: 15.08.2010