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International Conference on Health Management - 3rd ICOHEMA 2022

The International Hellenic University in cooperation with the University of Thessaly are hosting and organizing the third International Conference on Health Management - ICOHEMA 2022 (https://icohema.com) that will take place via zoom platform, the 18th – 20st of March 2022, with no registration fees for the participants.
The overall conference theme is “Current trends in Strategic Health Management, Leadership and Business Intelligence”.

The deadline for submission of abstracts to any research track is the 20th of February 2022 and this is a strict deadline. If you wish to submit your work and participate at this great event, please make sure you submit your abstract until the 20th of February at submission@icohema.com

We hope to welcome you all in the 3rd ICOHEMA 2022,
The members of the Scientific Committee

Calls for Papers

Author Guidelines


Multiplier event on design thinking in entrepreneurship education

The Creative Technologies Learning Lab of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Thessaly (http://ctll.e-ce.uth.gr) in collaboration with the Educational Authorities of StereaEllada (central Greece) organized on January 20 an on-line event on promoting design thinking in entrepreneurship secondary education. The event was attended by over 480 primary and secondary education teachers from all over Greece.
The workshop presented design thinking, a deeply user-centreddesign methodology that aims to introduce innovative solutions to industry and societal challenges of industry through the understanding of real needs, experiences, and emotions of users. The audience was familiarized with core design thinking concepts, received practical advice on integrating design thinking into learning, and experienced a demonstration of a collaboration platform for design thinking in entrepreneurial and STEM education. The event was organized in the context of Erasmus+ project TEAMSTAR (https://www.teamstarproject.eu/).


CSUM2022: Extension for abstract submission

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to inform you that the deadline for abstract submission to CSUM2022 has been extended. Please submit your abstract until 31 January 2022 via Online Submission System.
Please check the Key dates update.
We are aware of the concern about COVID-19. Therefore, there will be an option for attending the Conference virtually (with reduced registration fees), for those who will not be able to travel.
For more information, please visit the Conference website: http://csum.civ.uth.gr.
Looking forward to receiving your submissions!


CSUM2022 - Call for Abstracts

On behalf of the Steering Board Committee of the 6th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility – CSUM2022, we are pleased to invite you to submit your abstract.
The 6th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility – CSUM2022 will take place in Skiathos, Greece on 31 August – 2 September 2022. The theme of this year’s Conference is: “Smart Energy for Smart Transport”. The Conference is organized by The University of Thessaly, Department of Civil Engineering, Traffic, Transportation and Logistics Laboratory – TTLog, in collaboration with Eindhoven University of Technology, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Universidade do Porto, Université du Luxembourg, University of Hawaii at Manoa and University of Southampton.

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Chinese culture and language: an on-line introduction

Invitation to attend the free on-line course: 'Chinese culture and language: an on-line introduction'

Want to get closer to the Chinese language & culture? Then you are invited to attend the introductory courses ‘Chinese culture and language: an on-line introduction' at the University of Thessaly during the Spring Semester of the 2020-21 Academic Year.

The University of Thessaly Confucius Institute (UTH CI) was established in 2020, under an agreement between the University of Thessaly and the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), in co-operation with Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing.   

UTH CI main objectives are:  
to strengthen sinology studies,  
to promote scientific research and academic exchanges and  
to introduce Chinese culture.   

Towards these direction UTH CI engages in various language and culture courses offering useful knowledge for students and professionals. UTH CI aims to serve as a bridge between Greece and China in the domain of education, culture, and business. By bringing together these two great civilizations and historic nations, we support business, local government, and community bodies in developing links with China through language training, cultural awareness, and networking.

At least B1 level of English language knowledge.

05/03/2021 - Brief Introduction to Chinese Language, by YUAN Shaofeng
12/03/2021 - Brief Introduction to Chinese Culture through Q & A (Part 1), by Prof. YUAN Shaofeng
19/03/2021 - Brief Introduction to Chinese Culture through Q & A (Part 2), by Prof. YUAN Shaofeng
26/03/2021 - Looking Back to Different Periods in China, by Prof. WANG Xiaohong
02/04/2021 - Chinese Solar and Lunar Myths, by Dr. WANG Shanshan
09/04/2021 - Chinese Philosophy and Religions, by Prof. WU Xinyun
16/04/2021 - Origin of Chinese Characters: Oracle Bone Script, by Prof. AN Xiaolan
23/04/2021 - Papermaking: An Ancient Craft from China, by Prof. ZHANG Liying
14/05/2021 - Chinese Calligraphy, by Miss ZHOU Hongyuan
21/05/2021 - Traveling to Different Places in China, by Prof. WANG Xiaohong
28/05/2021 - Reform and Opening-Up: How the Chinese Economy Catches Up with the World, by Dr. XU Xiang
04/06/2021 - Chinese Culture in Belt and Road Initiative, by Prof. HUANG Zhenhua
11/06/2021 - Introduction to Chinese Festival-Dragon Boat Festival, by Prof. WANG Xiaohong

For the 1st online lecture register here !
COST: free of charge
Every Friday at 14:00
Location: University of Thessaly Confucius Institute (MS Teams online platform)

Contact Us
The University of Thessaly Confucius Institute
+302421074880 | confucius@uth.gr  


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CSUM2020 is moving Virtual on new dates, 17-19 June 2020

Considering the growing concern over COVID-19 and supporting the need to showcase cutting edge research in the domain of urban mobility and broaden the network of researchers, we are announcing that CSUM2020 is moving to a Virtual Conference.

For more information please visit:

University of Thessaly, Department of Civil Engineering
Traffic, Transportation and Logistics Laboratory - TTLog
Pedion Areos, GR-38334
Volos, Greece
E-mail: infocsum@civ.uth.gr
Conference website http://csum.civ.uth.gr/


Erasmus+ Coding4Girls

According to the EU survey of women active in the ICT sector, out of 1.000 women with a bachelor degree only 29 carry a degree in ICT. This disparity continues at the professional level. According to the same report, only 30% of the approximately 7m individuals working in ICT in Europe are women; they are underrepresented at all levels of the sector, especially in decision making processes. According to the National Center for Education Statistics in the US, women represent just 18% of university graduates in computer science. However, in 1985 37% of computer science majors in the US were female. This demonstrates a decline I women participation in computer science. Professionally, 80% of top-level employees in Silicon Valley are male and only 10% of the technical positions at the same companies are occupied by females.
The reasons that lead women to avoid ICT are not related to competencies and skills. While the PISA report demonstrates that at age 15 girls perform as well as boys in related STEM subjects, girls may feel that ICT is a difficult subject. Girls choose to not follow STEM principles, which lead to engineering and ICT careers, as early as in lower high school under stereotypical perceptions that these careers are not suitable for them. Social perceptions further miss the links between ICT and the societal well-being; this further discourages girls, who wish to feel that their work is socially beneficial, from following ICT careers.  
The Coding4Girls project (http://coding4girls.eu) introduces a learning intervention that aims to engage girls aged 10 – 15 in programming with the objective of encouraging a broader participation of girls in ICT. The project is implemented by the Creative Technologies Learning Lab (http://ctll.e-ce.uth.gr) of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Thessaly. A game-based learning environment has been developed that deploys design thinking principles for fostering innovation and engagement. Game-based learning principles encourage users to explore and experiment hands-on with programming concepts in a virtual world. By exploring the virtual environment users discover and engage with mini games that demonstrate coding elements such as loops, conditionals, variables, statements, sound, movement, parallelism, operators, and events. Once they understand the coding principles, users are challenged to deploy them in coding exercises. For this step the platform is integrated with Snap!. The platform goes a step beyond exploration and encourages group collaboration towards solving jointly owned activities. Deploying the design thinking principles of empathy, ideation, prototyping, and evaluation the platform encourages users to brainstorm through a common digital canvas that they can simultaneously edit to post ideas towards a solution and to review the ideas of others in a process that encourages innovative thinking.
The platform further offers services for educators through which they can structure coding activities in steps through an easy to use web-based interface. The educator activities are transparently integrated into the student virtual learning environment, introducing an easy to use interface for educators to interact with the student virtual environment.
The proposed learning intervention is currently being evaluated with students in Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Bulgaria with very positive feedback by both educators and students. The project is funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the EU and runs from 2018 to 2020.


5th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility (CSUM2020)

The University of Thessaly, Department of Civil Engineering, Traffic, Transportation and Logistics Laboratory – TTLog organizes the 5th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility – CSUM2020, which will be held in Skiathos Island, Greece on 27 – 29 May 2020.