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Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of VU Akademijos st. 4, LT Vilnius, Lithuania Tel , Fax ,
Contents Briefly on the Institute Scientific Departments Scientific research and experimental development Projects Doctoral studies Scientific organizational work Publishing Education
Briefly on the Institute
Areas of Activities Fields of activities of the Institute: Scientific research and experimental development Doctoral studies Scientific organizational work Publishing Education
Briefly on the Institute Main Research Areas Data analysis Differential equations Optimisation System analysis Numerical analysis Mathematical logic Mathematical statistics Multimedia systems Probability theory Process control Software engineering Signal processing
Briefly on the Institute History Institute was established on October 1, 1956, as Institute of Physics and Mathematics Since January 1, 1977 the Institute has been called Institute of Mathematics and Cybernetics Since 1990 – Institute of Mathematics and Informatics In soviet time the Institute belonged to the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences which was a part of USSR Academy of Sciences Currently it is an independent state scientific institute, – a budgetary institution for scientific researches
Briefly on the Institute Management The Institute is governed by Council (elected scientific body) and Director. The Council includes 31 member: 20 members of the Council (10 representatives of the informatics science trend and 10 – of mathematics science trend) are elected by secret ballot of the scientists of IMI 10 members of the Council are nominated by the Ministry of science and Education from other state and private institutions Director of the Institute is also a member of the Council (by post) The term of the Council and Director is 5 years.
Briefly on the Institute Partners of the Institue
Briefly on the Institute Staff At present headcount of the Institute is 123. The scientific activity is concentrated in 11 scientific departments: 4 departments of mathematical trend 7 departments of informatics and informatics engineering In some departments sectors or groups of researchers are set up to execute particular projects. 76 researchers are working at the scientific departments including: 18 doctors habilius, 25 professors 48 doctors, (11 – HP, 13 – docents (associate professors) There are 69 doctoral students too.
Briefly on the Institute Staff
Briefly on the Institute Staff structure (2009) Staff
Briefly on the Institute Structure of the Institute ADMINISTRATION COUNCIL SCIENTIFIC DEPARTMENTS Doctoral Studies Informatics TrendMathematics Trend Recognition Processes Dept. Technological Process Control Group Stochastic Processes Dept. Informatics Methodology Dept. Computer Linguistics Group Numerical Analysis Department Differential Equations Sector Computer Networks Laboratory Software Engineering Department Probability Theory and Statistics Department Systems Analysis Department Optimisation Sector Operational Research Sector VU Doctoral Committee “Mathematics “ (01 P) Dept. of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences Library at IMI Common Affairs Department Saturday School for Olympians in Informatics Jaunųjų programuotojų neakivaizdinė mokykla Olympic Class of Mathematics UNESCO Chair „Informatics for Humanities“ Mathematical Logic Sector Training Extramural School of Young Programmers OTHER SUBDIVISIONS VU Doctoral Committee “Informatics” (09 P) VU Doctoral Committee “Informatics Engineering” (07 T)
Computer Networks Laboratory Head – Petras ŠULCAS development and maintenance of computer networks LITNET and GEANT design of broad-band networks implementation of optical links security of computer networks Main research areas: Personnel of the Laboratory, 2005
Scientific Departments Informatics Methodology Department Head – Prof. Valentina DAGIENĖ localization of software teaching of informatics electronic training and standards informatics terminology and programming Main research areas: Personnel of the Department, 2006
Scientific Departments Computer Linguistics Group Head – Snieguolė MEŠKAUSKIENĖ terminology data bases computer application in linguistic research at the Informatics Methodology Department Main research areas: 2006
Scientific Departments Numerical Analysis Department Head – Prof. Artūras ŠTIKONAS differential problems with non-local conditions numerical solution methods of nonlinear elliptic equations mathematical models of nonlinear processes Main research areas: Personnel of the Department, 2006
Scientific Departments Differential Equations Sector at the Numerical Analysis Department Head – Prof. Stasys RUTKAUSKAS boundary problems of elliptic equations and their systems Navier-Stokes equations, mathematical hydrodynamics asymptotics in infinite domains Main research areas: 2006
Scientific Departments Head – Prof. Jonas Kazys Sunklodas limit theorems of Probability Theory asymptotic expansions non-linear statistical research dependent random variables and fields Main research areas in Probability theory: Workers in Probability theory, 2006 Probability Theory and Statistics Department
Scientific Departments data analysis application of statistics in medicine and biology econometric modelling classification and cluster analysis regressions time series Main research areas in Statistics: Head – Prof. Jonas Kazys Sunklodas Workers in Statistics, 2006 Probability Theory and Statistics Department
Scientific Departments Recognition Processes Department Head – Prof. Laimutis TELKSNYS recognition of random processes multimedia systems signal analysis speech recognition Main research areas: Personnel of the Department, 2006
Scientific Departments Head – Prof. Albertas ČAPLINSKAS engineering of software, information and law systems database, CASE and knowledge-based systems ontology engineering GIS Software Engineering Department Personnel of the Department, 2006 Main research areas:
Scientific Departments Mathematical Logics Sector at the Software Engineering Department Head – Prof. Regimantas PLIUŠKEVIČIUS proof theory modal, dynamic, time and rational agent logic sequential and tableaux calculi, the properties of logical calculi theory of algorithm complexity; communications complexity Main research areas: Personnel of the Department, 2006
Scientific Departments Stochastic Processes Department Head – Prof. Donatas SURGALIS stochastic analysis and its applications econometric models and statistical inference of distant dependence time series Main research areas: Personnel of the Department, 2006
Scientific Departments System Analysis Department Head – Prof. Gintautas DZEMYDA Workers of the Department, 2006 The interests include: optimization theory and applications data mining in databases multiple criteria decision support data visualization neural networks parallel optimisation Internet databases, the models of epidemic spread The areas of research are the theory, development and application of optimisation (both global and local), and the interaction of optimisation and data analysis.
Scientific Departments Optimization Sector at the System Analysis Department Head – Prof. Antanas Ž ILINSKAS global optimization visualization of multidimensional data application of optimization methods in optimal design Main research areas: Partnership in the international scientific program COST B27 Electric neuronal oscillations and cognition The Sector has wide scientific relations: Prof. A. Žilinskas keeps terms with Prof. F. Wang at the supercomputer centre of the Cranfield university
Scientific Departments statistical simulation and stochastic programming data mining and heuristic methods servicing theory and network analysis application of operational research in sustainable development Operational Research Sector at System Analysis Department Head – Prof. Leonidas SAKALAUSKAS Main research areas: Personnel of the Sector, 2005
Scientific research and experimental development
The Main Trends of Scientific Activities of the Institute 1 st trend: Scientific research of the problems of probability theory and mathematical statistics, finance and actuarial mathematics, differential equations and numerical methods for their solution, and a mathematical logic and algorithm theory (Physical sciences, Mathematics). Differential Equations Department Mathematical Logics Department Stochastic Processes Department Numerical Analysis Department Probability Theory and Statistics Department Research is pursued by:
Scientific research and experimental development 2 nd trend: Investigations of recognition processes, data analysis, multi-modal optimisation problems, and problems of multimedia technologies and interactive systems (Physical sciences, Informatics; Technological sciences, Informatics engineering). Data Analysis Department System Analysis Department Recognition Processes Department Research is pursued by:
Scientific research and experimental development 3 rd trend: Research of theoretical and methodical fundamentals of informatics, problems of information and communication technology (ICT) in education, computer networks and software engineering methods and applications in the creation of new information technologies (Physical sciences, Informatics; Technological sciences, Informatics engineering; The humanities, Philology). Computer Networks Laboratory Informatics Methodology Department Software Engineering Department Research is pursued by:
Scientific research and experimental development Scientific Publications
Scientific research and experimental development Distribution of the number of scientific papers by the type of publications (2009)
Scientific research and experimental development Acknowledged Scientific Works of IMI Researchers
Scientific research and experimental development. Received Avards Laureate of Lithuanian Science Award, 2008 Nerutė Kligienė, Antanas Lipeika, Evaldas Ožeraitis, Laimutis Telksnys Cycle of 1995–2007 works “Information Technologies for Lithuanian Language and Culture”
Scientific research and experimental development. Received Avards Laureate of Lithuanian Science Award, 2007 Valentina Dagienė Cycle of 1990–2006 works: “Information technologies for general education: generation of implementation trends, development and localization of training software“ Prof. V. Dagienė
Scientific research and experimental development. Received Avards Laureates of Lithuanian Science Award, 2006 Prof. A. Čaplinskas Albertas Čaplinskas Cycle of works “Program systems engineering: methods, technologies, and devices for developing large program systems“ Prof. K. Pileckas Konstantinas Pileckas Cycle of works “Mathematical models of flow of viscous liquid in infinite domains“
Scientific research and experimental development. Received Avards Prof. D. SurgailisProf. R. LeipusProf. L.Giraitis Liudas Giraitis, Remigijus Leipus, Donatas Surgailis “Long-range dependence: models, limit laws and statistical inference“ Laureates of Lithuanian Science Award, 2004
Scientific research and experimental development. Received Avards Šarūnas Raudys “Statistical and Neural Classifiers: Technologies of Integrated design“ Prof. Š. Raudys Laureate of Lithuanian Science Award, 2003
Scientific research and experimental development. Received Avards Laureates of Lithuanian Science Award, 2001 Gintautas Dzemyda, Vydūnas Šaltenis, Antanas Žilinskas “Efficient optimization in technology” Laureates after award: (from the left) Prof. A.Žilinskas, Prof. V.Šaltenis, Prof. G.Dzemyda
Projects supported by EU Structural Funds Objectives of the project – to increase the quality of researches and experimental develpoment pursued in the scientific trends of mathematics, informatics, and informatics engineering with a view to bridge the gap between the level of these services, rendered in Lithuania, adn the respective services, rendered in the advanced EU states Development of scientific research and doctoral studies infracstructure of the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (IMI) Expedient 1.5
Projects supported by EU Structural Funds 1.Expansion of the graduate school of informatics and mathematics at IMI 2. Training of Lithuanian scientists with the integration of Lithuania into the EU science infrastructure 3. Mokslas. Mokslininkai. Visuomenė (Science. Scientists. Society) Expedient 2.5
Projects supported by EU Structural Funds Mokslas. Mokslininkai. Visuomenė (Science. Scientists. Society) Objectives of the project: to cerate modern means for the youth and grown-ups in the domain of non-formal education, science, innovations, and technology to spread lerning in the society to build additional mechanismus for interaction of scientists of different fields, researchers, pedagogues, lecturers, and other experts with the highest qualifications Executors of the project: Institute ot Theoretical physics and astronomy of Vilnius University (VU) Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (IMI) Union of Lithuanian Scientists Planetarium of the Institute ot Theoretical physics and astronomy of Vilnius University
Projects supported by EU Structural Funds Homepage of website of the project Lietuviška informatikos terminija (Informatics terminology in Lithuanian) Parts of the project executed by IMI: Multimedija (Multimedia) Elektroninis paštas lietuviškai ( in Lithuanian) Lietuviškų programų sąvadas (Digest of localizated software)
Projects supported by EU Structural Funds 1. Rural Area Information Technology Broadband Network RAIN 2. Preparation of necessery documents for implementing the project RAIN2 (Rural Area Information Technology Broadband Network : access stage) 3. Preparation of documentation for the project “Localization of software“ (accomplished) Expedient 3.3
Projects supported by EU Structural Funds Rural Area Information Technology Broadband Network RAIN Objective of the project – to render access of broadband data transmission for all institutions of local authorities of public sector administration, hospitals, laboratories, schools, museums, libraries, for points of public access to internet as well as for countrymen and business enterprises. Executors of the project: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (IMI) Ministry of Communications of the Respublic of Lithuania Ministry of Education and Science of the Respublic of Lithuania Public company „Plačiajuostis internetas“
Projects supported by EU Structural Funds The main characteristics of the network: 410 RAIN centers of access to internet 3000 km optical information transmission channels no less than 100 megabits/sec quick action for each node To reach the goal, a broadband bus network of optic communication, including all the centres of rural government, is created. The network RAIN is prospected for 20 years. Director of the Institute Prof. Gintautas Dzemyda and head of the project Prof. Laimutis Telksnys look at the RAIN node at Žemaičių Naumiestis
Projects. Participation in the International programmes Electrical Neuronal Oscillations and Cognition ENOC The project is pursued in line with the international scientific programme COST B27. Scientific research is supported by the Agency for International Science and Technology Development Programmes in Lithuania In this program take part more than 40 institutions from all EU countries. Lithuania is represented by two institutions: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics and Institute of Psychophysiology and Rehabilitation (Kaunas Medical University). The subject of research of Lithuanian partners is relations between the parameters or heart rate and the states of the central nervous system defined as the sleep stages. The main result of IMI: adaptation of the methods of visualization of multidimensional data to the investigation of the relations mentioned above.
Projects. Participation in the International programmes Implementation of Learning Game Resources based on Educational Content ILGRECO Participants of the project: coordinator – Institute of Mobile Technologies for Education and Culture (Lithuania), partners from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Italy, Romania, Spain, UK, Turkey, and Lithuania – IMI.Institute of Mobile Technologies for Education and CultureIMI The project is focused on designing a new training course of using game methodology for educating adults. The project activities are based on training and testing in new ways of e-learning/game using mobile devices and technologies for improving educational and training methodologies based on TCP/IP networks – 2008 project of the Grundtvig programmeGrundtvig programme
Projects. Participation in the International programmes Participants of the project: coordinator – Brunel University (UK) 10 partners from Finland, France, Lithuania, and other countries Digital Literacy Network for Primary and Lower Secondary Education e-Start e-START is a Network of key players for promoting Digital Literacy in Primary and Lower Secondary (K-9) education in Europe and beyond. The mission of the e-START Network is to provide a universal communication base to support Digital Literacy Policies and Actions in compulsory education.
Projects. Participation in the International programmes Integrating On-line Judge into Effective E-learning EduJUDGE The main objective of the EduJudge project is to integrate UVA On-line Judge into an effective educational environment, in order to satisfy the users’ demand of a greater pedagogic character and, in this way, facilitate the use of On-line Judge in official courses of the mathematical and programming field (secondary education and higher education).UVA On-line Judge Participants of the project: CEDETEL (Spain) University of Valladolid (Spain) University of Porto (Portugal) KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (Lithuania)
Projects. Participation in the International programmes European Networking Resources and Information Concerning Cultural Heritage ENRICH ENRICH is a project funded under eContent+ programme whose main aim is to create seamless access to distributed information about manuscripts and rare old printed books in Europe on the Manuscriptorium platform.eContent+Manuscriptorium platform. ENRICH will enhance the Manuscriptorium content through connecting additional digital libraries and taking aboard those who do not have them. To achieve this goal, many existing technologies will be optimized and new ones. Participants of the project There are 18 partners from Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Germany, France, Denmark, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Poland, UK, Lithuania – Institute of mathematics and informatics and Vilnius University Scientific Library
Adopt Your Heritage 2009–2011; Grundtvig programme Projects. Participation in the International programmes Learning community for Web 2.0 teaching, The proposed project plans to set up a web community for teachers interested in integrating Web 2.0 in classes at school.
ERASMUS Projects. Participation in the International programmes Since 2007 IMI has an Erasmus University Charter (Nr IC LT-ERASMUS-EUC-1, ID code: LT VILNIUS17) Institute has signed the collaboration agreements and exchanges lecturers and doctoral students already with 28 European Universities: European Commission’s Education and Culture DG Lifelong learning programme, 2007–2013
Projects. Participation in the Lithuanian programmes Academic and Research Network in Lithuania LitNet LitNet began at Institute of Mathematics and Informatics on October 10, At present the LitNet-2 project is realized. The LitNet board coordinates the implementation of the LitNet-2 program. Its structure and regulations are approved of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Respublic of Lithuania. Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Kaunas University of Technology Klaipeda University Siauliai University Vilnius Gedimino Technial University Vilnius Pedagogical University Vilnius University Vytautas Magnus University Executors of the project:
Projects. Participation in the Lithuanian programmes to implement the latest computer network technologies in Lithuania to inculcate the up-to-date computer network services for schools, studies, education, culture to explore the abilities of computer networks in practice : Objectives of LitNet : The main links of the LitNet centre, set up in IMI
Projects. Participation in the Lithuanian programmes LitGrid – joint resources are connected using the infrastructure of the Academic and Research Network in Lithuania LitNetLitNet LitGrid is closely connected with BalticGrid created by the Baltic states as well as with the European Grid – EGEE. BalticGridEGEE at present LitGrid unites 12 partners (IMI among them) – the Lithuanian universities and scientific institutes as well as business partner – IT company.12 partners LitGrid is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Respublic of Lithuania. Grid of parallel and distributed calculation and e–services LitGrid
Projects. Participation in the Lithuanian programmes In order to realize the investigations on recognition processes, data analysis and optimization research pursed by the IMI scientists, efficient computers, computer clusters and computer networks are used, parallel algorithms are developed, and their efficiency is explored. The research results are used in grid networks: IMI clusters joined to LitGrid and BalticGrid ; parallel algorithms for global optimization of multidimentional scales are realized; application of global optimization of multidimentional scales is adapted to the BalticGrid SIG.
Doctoral Studies The institute was granted the right to doctoral studies in the following fields: Mathematics jointly with the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Informatics jointly with the Vytautas Magnus University Informatics Engineering jointly with the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Doctoral studies Indices of entrance into doctoral studies
Doctoral studies Number of doctoral dissertations defended by IMI graduate students YearInformaticsInformatics engineeringMathematicsTotal 2010 (until April) Total
Scientific organizational work
Scientific Organisational Activities Together with partners, in the period of , the Institute has organized 17 international events: conferences, workshops, etc. Some conferences are held regularly. In , the IMI took part in 5 exhibitions. One of them was World Exhibition EXPO scientific seminars are held regularly at the Institute, in which experts of corresponding fields from other institutions of science and studies participate as well. Scientists of the institute are members of editorial boards of many international journals; referees, experts, as well as estimators of work of international contests; they also participate in the activities of the world and European scientific organisations.
Scientific organizational work Conferences organized by IMI International Vilnius Conference on the Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics In the period of , 9 conferences have been held. The initiator and main organiser of the conference was academician Vytautas STATULEVIČIUS Opening ceremony of the 9th International Vilnius Conference 2006 The participants are greeted by Lithuanian President Valdas ADAMKUS
Knowledge-Based Technologies and OR Methods for Strategic Decisions of Sustainable Development, 2009, Vilnius, Lithuania Continuous Optimization and Knowledge-Based Technologies, 2008, Neringa, Lithuania Euro Mini conferences 8 th International Conference „Applied Stochastic models and data analysis“ (ASMDA-2009) 9 th Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering (JCKBSE'10) August 25-27, 2010, Kaunas, Lithuania Scientific organizational work Conferences organized by IMI
Scientific organizational work International Baltic Conference on Data Bases and Information Systems Conferences organized by IMI On the initiative and constant participation of the Institute, i t is held every second year in one of the Baltic Countries Since Conferences have been organized three of them took place in Lithuania (in Trakai 1994, in Vilnius 2000 and 2006) Conference participants at the session (2006) Conference proceedings
Scientific organizational work Conferences organized by IMI International Conference Mathematical Modelling and Analysis The Conference is organised each year in one of the Baltic Countries. There have already been 12 conferences since 1996; 7 of them took place in Lithuania (1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007). The Proceedings are published in the International Journal “Mathematical Modelling and Analysis“ MMA’2007 conference participants: at the Plenary session... and sightseeing Lithuania
Informatics Education – the Bridge Between Using and Understanding Computers Fundamentals of Informatics Education Content and Approaches Informatics and New Media in Education Teacher Education Informatics Education beyond school Conferences organized by IMI Scientific organizational work Discussed areas:
Participation in the International Exhibitions Scientific organizational work With EU Commissioner Viviane Reding (Information Society & Media) Delegation of Lithuania EU Conference and Exhibition „Bridging the Broadband Gap – 2007” Presentation of IMI-managed project RAIN – Rural Area Information Technology Broadband Network
Participation in International Exhibitions Scientific organizational work World Exhibition „EXPO 2000“ The medal of the World Exhibition EXPO 2000 was conferred for „Lithuanian dialects. Computer dictionary. Part 1“. UNESCO, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, UNESCO Chair Informatics for the humanities at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Medal of the World Exhibition EXPO 2000 (Hannover, Germany)
Scientific organizational work Books edited by IMI scientists
Periodical Reviewed Issues Informatica (ISI Web of Science) Informatics in Education Olympiads in Informatics Lithuanian Mathematical Journal (ISI Web of Science) Mathematical Modelling and Analysis (ISI Web of Science) Nonlinear Analysis. Modelling and Control
Publishing. Electronic Publishing Website of Interactive Discussions SVARSTOME.LT Strategy for long-time economics development in Lithuania from 2001 to 2015 (175) Analysis of the policy of information technology introduction into Lithuanian education (146) Explanatory glossary of computer science terms (587) Reform of the pensionary system (78) Strategic regulations for education evolution in Lithuania (124) The principles of using personal names and place-names of other languages in the Lithuanian language (80) Heritage of the Great Duchy of Lithuania in digital space; lithuanization of loanwords (20) The issues discussed (the number of opinions regarded): The problems, important for the Lithuanian state and citizens, such as politics, economics, computer science and others are discussed in the Website as well as documents prepared by experts and the visitors’ opinion is also taken into consideration.
Publishing. Electronic Publishing Information website LIETUVA (LITHUANIA) Fragment of Homepage The website presents the basic information about Lithuania: geographic position, national symbols, governing institutions, administrative partition, other
Publishing. Electronic Publishing System of Geographic Information AKIS (EYE) It is compact easily used Lithuanian programa aimed at visualization of objects on a digital map as well as data collection and usage. A component AKIS-AX (ActiveX) has been created that enables as to create efficient internet pages for interactive work with digital maps and GIS capabilities. The system make it possible to enter adn edit data, to see separate maps in different windows, to vary the scale, to find the object according to its name, to find the shortest distance between objects, etc.
Publishing. Electronic Publishing System of Distance Graduate Studies and Scientific Cooperation in the Internet Environment The system consists of: theory, a set of examples, software meant for work in the internet The object of studies and research is simulation and optimization of economic, social, and technical systems.
The Lithuanian language termbase A database is created that contains the terms of science, technology, art, and other fields with their exhaustive description It is meant: - for scientific research work, - for systematizing, normalizing and standardizing the existing terms, - for compiling new term dictionaries and manuals, - for teaching purposes, - as a source of information for translators, editors, and for other purposes There are 280 thousand terms in the termbase, transferred from 27 term dictionaries in different fields Publishing. Electronic Publishing
THESAURUS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE It describes computer science terms, words, their combinations most frequently displayed on computer screen, met in teaching means, and notions related with lithuanization of programs. Using the thesaurus, the notions will be made uniform witch will facilitate computer users, program authors, and translators to understand one another unambiguosly. The thesaurus of compiuter sciencewas complited in line with the order of the Information Society Development Committee of Lithuania in A printed version of the thesaurus was issued.
Publishing. Electronic Publishing THE ENGLISH-LITHUANIAN COMPUTER LEXICON The Lexicon describes computer terms, words, their combinations, most frequently displayed on computer screen or met in teaching means as well as notions related with lithuanization of programs word entries are described. A half of them are taken from the Thesaurus of Computer Science, alredy approbated by the State Commission for the Lithuanian Language, the other half presents new words for the first time (marked as “naujas” (new)). The Lexicon is connected with the English-Lithuanian dictionary. The English-Lithuanian Computer Lexicon was complited by the order of the Information Society Development Committee of Lithuania in At present it is submitted to the State Commission for the Lithuanian Language for their approval.
Publishing. Electronic Publishing Websites of Cultural Heritage MII Lietuvos paveldą skaitmeninėje erdvėje rodo nuo 1996 m.
Education. Training Websites MULTIMEDIJOS MOKYTOJAI (MULTIMEDIA TRAINERS) COURSEWARE FOR TRAINING OF TRAINERS AND USERS ON THE SPECIAL APPLICATIONS OF INTERNET- BASED SERVICES IN FIELDS OF CULTURAL EDUCATION Intensive electronic publishing courses in the internet *****
Education. Training Compact Disks Training of Trainers for Electronic Publishing The training project supported by UNESCO Naujoji komunikacija, appendix NK CD Nr.7, 2001 The Courseware for Electronic Publishing
Education. Training of schoolchildren Textbooks for students, prepared by IMI scientists This is only a part of manuals, prepared at I MI
Education. Training of schoolchildren Training aids for schoolschildren, prepared at IMI
Education. Training of schoolchildren Extramural School of Young Programmers The IMI Extramural Young Programmer’s school is meant for schoolchildren and teachers interested in programming. The School was set up in The essential reorganization of the teaching content and the methods was performed in Over 5000 people have attended the Young Programmer’s school. In 27 years 732 persons successfully finished the School. Numbers of persons successfully graduated from the School
Education. Training of schoolchildren Preparation of schoolchildren for olympiads in informatics Olympiads in informatics have been organized since 1989– 1990 school year. The Lithuanian team has bean a participant of the world olympiads (IOI) in informatics since Organization of informatics olympiads for Lithuanian schoolchildren Preparation for informatics olympiads of the Baltic countries and the world Saturday school of informatics olympiad participants Preparation and publishing of the teaching material Assistance to schools
Education. Training of schoolchildren Contest of Information Technologies “ Bebras“ All the schoolchildren of general education schools, divided into 3 age groups (5–8, 9–10 ir 11–12 grades), may take part in the contest. Contest takes place at the same time, on the same day, at all the Lithuanian schools. The contest “Bebras“ took place for the first time in the autumn of 2004 in Lithuania. Aims of the contest are to encourage pupils to use information technologies in the lerning process more intensively, to attract children to care for computers and their application, to show the advantages provided by them when learning various subjects, to develop pupils’ creativeness, information culture, algorithmic and logic mindset. About the contest
Education. Training of schoolchildren Lithuanian young mathematican’s school The Lithuanian Young Mathematican’s school was reinstated in Since 1998 already 2727 schoolchildren have graduated from the School. Objective of the School: to help Lithuanian schoolchildren extend mathematical knowledge; to help them lay a solid mathematical basis for the studies in high schools; to organize schoolchildren’s competitions for solving mathematical problems; to render information on international contests and promote the participation in them.
Education. Training of schoolchildren Mathematical olympiad class (MOC) Organization of mathematical olympiads of Lithuanian schoolchildren Preparation of schoolchildren for the world mathematical olympiads Preparation for the contest „Kangaroo“ Preparation and publishing of the teaching and methodological material Assistance to schools The teaching and methodological materials for mathematical olympiads
Education. Training of schoolchildren The first “Kangaroo“ contest took place in France in In some schools of Lithuania the “Kangaroo“ contest has been held since Every year 1-2 booklets on the preparation for contest are issued (IMI, TEV). Every year all the schoolchildren of all schools can take part in the contest independent of their knowledge of mathematics. Contest of Young Mathematicans “Kangaroo“ In Lithuania the contest is held at all the schools on the same day in Lithuanian, Russian, Polish, and English languages. The participants are classified into 6 age groups. During 75 min. the schoolchildren are solving up to 30 tasks of different difficulty. The best Lithuanian schoolchildren are awarded diplomas or prizes. The very best ones are invited to mathematical camps or olympiads.
Education. Training of schoolchildren Usage of Lithuanian characters in messages There emerges more discomfort for those users who write (or read) in Lithuanian than for those who use other copmputer programs. Elekcronic messages are sent to other people using different mail programs. Therefore the programs of all the correspondents have to be properly adapted. IMI employees together with the Lithuanian Computer Society have set up a web-page with practical advice for programs users as well as the most suitable programs and advice how to fit them for work with Lithuanian characters.
Education. Training of schoolchildren Multimedia Centre for Humanities (MCH) In collaboration with humanitarians it kas been created: CDs containing digital archives of Lithuanian dialects and Lithuanian weave patterns, websites and CDs of ancient scripts and parchments, stored in Lithuanian libraries, websites and CDs on cultural heritage of national minorities in Lithuania, the information system of Lithuanian philology heritage Aruodai (Granaries) – i.e. Electronic storage that allows storing and investigation of language, folklore, etnological, archeological, and historical data in a contemporary way. MCH is engaged in pursuing culture heritage informatics projects by applying the latest IT with a view to present Lithuanian culture heritage in a digital space. It also organizes training courses on multimedia data handling and correct presentation in a virtual space and also provides the teaching materials in the internet.
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