MASELTOV researches and develops innovative information technologies to facilitate bidirectional integration via local community building and to empower cultural diversity.
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Presentations & Demos

Brussels, Belgium
May 2012
Stakeholders’ Consultation Process and Workshop
DGEI Stakeholder Meeting

Graz, Austria,
October 2013
Presentation of project objectives and developed technologies, tools and applications for mobile devices to representitives of SAMSUNG Research Labs UK

Graz, Austria,
May 2012

Workshop: Participatory Design

London, UK,
May 2012

Workshop: Participatory Design

London, UK,
April 2013

Workshop: Usability Testing

London, UK,
September 2013

Workshop: Usability Testing

Graz, AT,
October 2013

Workshop: Usability Testing.

17. July 2013
Liaison and dissemination with Ministry of Interior, Immigration Office. “Presentation of project objectives as well as AIT’s activities in the project. Feedback on which immigrant groups to target, details of useful functionalities to support.”

Barcelona, Spain
26-27. April 2012
Workshop: Mobile services for immigrant people: learning, information and community building for employement and integration.

18. March 2013
Press release: “The UOC takes part in European project on mobile assistance for migrants”

18. March 2013
Press release: “Desarrollan aplicaciones móvil para mejorar la integración de los inmigrantes.”

Malmö, Sweden
25-27. August 2013
“The multiple faces of digital young emigrants from Spain today”, Adela Ros & Cecilia Gordano (Presentation of preliminary results of the qualitative research on mobile phone use on arrival, conducted with Spanish speaking young adults in London).

Barcelona, Spain
07-08. November 2013
“Understanding contemporary mobilities: immigrants’ experiences of Spaniards arriving in London”, Adela Ros, Cecilia Gordano and Maria Angel.

Barcelona, Spain
25-26. November 2013
“Understanding contemporary mobilities: Spanish emigration in/and digital media”, at the Migration, Media and Intercultural Dialogue Conference.

Barcelona, Spain
18. December 2013
Poster – “MASELTOV: The mobile assistant for migrants’ social inclusion”.

28. June 2012
Press release: Information and learning at immigrants’ fingertips;
distributed by the OU press office.

Palermo, Sicily,
25 May 2012
“Prospects for Inclusive Mobile Learning”
Keynote at EU project meeting on visually impaired mobile users.

Denver, Colorado,
25-29 June 2012
“Mobile learning revolution: Implications for pedagogy”
Keynote at EdMedia.

Berlin, Germany,
11-13 March 2012
“Mobile language learning – the ultimate challenge?”
Keynote at IADIS Mobile Learning Confererence.

Fredericia, Denmark,
28 September 2012
“Roles and functions of the smartphone in language learning”

Coventry, UK,
13. February 2013
Presentation at Serious Games Institute “Second Wednesday” event “Transforming our world using future emerging technologies” series. Event title: “Our Education: Using digital technologies for transforming our schools, colleges, and universities”. Title of MASELTOV presentation: “Can mobile phones support language learning and social inclusion of recent migrants?”

London, UK,
26. February 2013
Poster for Open University presentation: “MASELTOV: smart phones supporting migrants’ social inclusion.”

Milton Keynes, UK,
26. February 2013
MASELTOV stand at Open University “Learn About Fair” hosted by the OU’s Institute of Educational Technology. MASELTOV presence was a poster (see above) and stand on “Mobile Learning” stall with Mark Gaved explaining the project to visitors.

Milton Keynes, UK,
17. April 2013
Presentation at Open University cross-departmental promotion of research seminar (Institute of Educational Technology “Technology Coffee morning” ). Title: “Mobile phones, migrants and incidental learning: the MASELTOV project”. Described MASELTOV project focussing on OU’s work in WP7 (Incidental Learning Framework, Feedback and Progress Indicators).

Paris, France
18-19. February 2013
Keynote: Agnes Kukulska-Hulme “Aligning
Migration with Mobility”.

London, UK,
1. May 2013
Presentation at the OU Computers And Learning Research Group (CALRG): “Creating coherent incidental
learning journeys on mobile phones through feedback and progress indicators.”

Milton Keynes, UK
15. October 2013
Kukulska-Hulme, A., Scanlon, E., Jones, A., Gaved, M., Jones, J. and deSouza, E. “MASELTOV: location based services to support the social inclusion of recent immigrants into the EU”. eLearning Community workshop: Location aware applications and learning.

Barcelona, Spain
04. December 2013
Kukulska-Hulme, A. Castaway learning: handheld devices as a lifeline and for life. Keynote speech for British Council meeting.

Madrid, Spain
28. February – 02. March 2014
Scanlon, E., Gaved, M., Jones, A., Kukuslka-Hulme, A., Paletta, L., Dunwell, I. Representations of an incidental learning framework to support mobile learning. Mobile Learning 2014.

Stuttgart, Germany
November 2013

Dunwell, I. Keynote at SAE’s AR/VR Symposium.

Berlin, Germany
December 2013

Dunwell, I. Workshop at Online Educa.

Zurich, Switzerland
November 2013

Dunwell, I. Presentation at RE:PLAYCE:The City.

Tartu, Estonia
October 2013

Dunwell, I. Presentation at BALT/NORD 3DFX Networking Forum.

Providence, RI, USA,
16-21 June 2012
“Real-Time Scene Text Localization and Recognition”
Demonstration at CVPR 2012.

Florence, Italy,
07-13 October 2012
“A Real-time Scene Text to Speech System”
Demonstration at ECCV 2012.

Espoo, Finland
17-20. June 2013
J. Matas: Keynote speech at the 18th Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis
Demonstration at ECCV 2012.

Norrköping, Sweden
24-26. September 2013
Walter Scheitz: “Mobile Assistance for Empowerment of Elderly Migrants in Health Care”

Madrid, Spain
May 2012
Workshop: Focus group with arabic speeking immigrants und 2nd group with Sub-Saharan immigrants.

Madrid, Spain
April 2012
Interviews with immigrants.

Graz, Austria
May 2012
Workshop: Focus group with arabic speeking immigrants und 2nd group with turkish speaking immigrants.

Graz, Austria
April 2012
Interviews with immigrants.

London, UK
May 2012
Workshop: Focus group with arabic speeking immigrants und 2nd group with Latin American immigrants.

London, UK
April 2012
Interviews with immigrants.


Scientific Publications

Utrecht, The Netherlands,
29 June 2012
Paletta, L., Kluzer, S., Ros. A., Bobeth, J., Kukulska-Hulme, A.,
“MASELTOV – Mobile assistance for social inclusion and empowerment of immigrants with persuasive learning technologies and social network services”.
Proc. Conference on Digital Crossroads: Media, Migration and Diaspora in a Transnational Perspective.
Digital Crossroads 2012, Utrecht, 2012.

San Francisco, US
04.-06. January 2013
Paletta, L., Santner, K., Fritz, G., & Mayer, H.. “3D recovery of human gaze in natural environments.” Proc.
IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXX: Algorithms and Techniques, CA, pp. 86620K-86620K, 2013.

Karlsruhe, Germany
May 2013
Santner, K., Fritz, G., Paletta, L., and Mayer, H. “Visual recovery of saliency maps from human attention in 3D environments.” Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013, accepted for publication.

Paris, France
27. April-02.May 2013
Paletta, L., Santner, K., Fritz, G., Mayer, H. and Schrammel, J. “3D Attention: Measurement of Visual Saliency Using Eye Tracking Glasses.” Proc. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2013.

December 2013
Schuller, B., Dunwell, I., Weninger, F. and Paletta, L. “Pervasive Serious Gaming for Behavior Change – The State of Play.” IEEE Pervasive Computing, 2013, Special Issue – Understanding and Changing Behavior, accepted for publication.

Boekelo, Netherlands
12-15. November 2013
Paletta, L., Dunwell, I., Gaved, M., Bobeth, J., Efremidis, S., Luley, P., Kukulska-Hulme, A., de Freitas, S., Lameras, P., and Deutsch, S. “Advances in the MASELTOV Game – Mobile Assistance for Social Inclusion and Empowerment of Immigrants with Persuasive Learning Technologies and Social Network Services.” In H. Katayose, D. Reidsma & A. Nijholt (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th international conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment, ACE 2013, pp. 440-455.

Chania, Greece
14-17. May 2013
Schuller B., Paletta L, and Sabouret N. “Intelligent Digital Games for Empowerment and Inclusion – an Introduction.” 1st International Workshop on Intelligent Digital Games for Empowerment and Inclusion, , Satellite of the 8th Foundations of Digital Games 2013 (FDG), IDGEI 2013.

Cape Town, South Africa
2-6. September 2013
Bobeth, J., Schreitter, S., Schmehl, S., Deutsch, S. and Tscheligi, M.“User-Centered Design between Cultures: Designing for and with Immigrants.”
In: Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC13 INTERACT, Springer.

Bremen, Germany
8-11. September 2013
Bobeth, J., Deutsch, S. and Tscheligi, M.“Multikulturalismus und Mensch-Computer Interaktion: Benutzungsschnittstellen für Immigranten.”
In: Entwicklung interkultureller Benutzungsschnittstellen. Workshop Mensch&Computer 2013.

Florence, Italy,
15-16 November 2012
Kukulska-Hulme, A., Gaved, M., Brasher, A., Jones, A., Scanlon, E., Paletta, L.
“Designing for inclusion through incidental language learning”.
Conference paper at ICT for Language Learning.
Florence, Italy, 15-16 Nov. 2012

October-December 2013
Gaved, M., Jones, A., Kukulska-Hulme, A. and Scanlon, E.“A citizen-centred approach to education in the smart city: incidental language learning for supporting the inclusion of recent migrants.”
In “New literacy and competences for Smart City learning” special issue of International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence, vol. 4, no. 3, pp.50-64.

Doha, Canada
22.-24. October 2013
Gaved, M., Kukulska-Hulme, A., Jones, A., Scanlon, E., Dunwell, I., Lameras, P., Akiki, O.“Creating coherent incidental learning journeys on mobile devices through feedback and progress indicators.”
Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning 2013 ( mLearn 2013).

Bremen, Germany
26.-29. September 2012
Dunwell, I. “Conducting ethical research with a game-based intervention for groups at risk of social exclusion.” In M. Herrlich, R. Malaka & M. Masuch
(Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th international conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC’12), pp. 594-599. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Chania, Greece
14-17. May 2013
Dunwell, I., Lameras, P, Stewart, C, Petridis, P, Arnab, S, Hendrix, M, de Freitas, S, Gaved, M, Paletta, L. . “Developing a Digital Game to Support Cultural Learning amongst Immigrants.” 1st International Workshop on Intelligent Digital Games for Empowerment and Inclusion (IDGEI 2013), Satellite of the 8th Foundations of Digital Games 2013 (FDG).

Providence, Rode Island, USA,
16-21 June 2012

Neumann L. and Matas J.,
“Real-Time Scene Text Localization and Recognition”. CVPR 2012

Sydney, Australia
03. December 2013
L. Neumann and J. Matas
“Scene Text Localization and Recognition with Oriented Stroke Detection”. ICCV 2013

Piscataway, USA
November 2013
J. Pritts, O. Chum, and J. Matas
“Approximate models for fast and accurate epipolar geometry estimation”. In Christopher Hollitt John Lewis Mengjie Zhang Taehyun Rhee, Ramesh Rayudu, editor, 28th IEEE International Conference of Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ 2013). pages 112–117.


Public Project Deliverables

D1.3 MASELTOV Advisory Board

D1.4 Ethics Manual
Ethics Manual Appendix

D1.5 Interim Strategy on Ethics Issues

D2.1 Immigration and ICT in Europe

D2.2.1 Social and Cultural Needs

D2.2.2 Social and Cultural Needs

D2.3.1 Use Cases and Service Scenarios

D2.3.2 Use Cases and Service Scenarios

D2.4 Participatory Design and Interaction Concept

D2.5.3 Final User Interface Design

D3.1.2 System Architecture

D3.3.3 Iterative System Integration

D4.1.1 Mobile Augmented Reality (AR) Driven Navigation

D4.1.2 Geocontextual Event Analysis

D4.2.1 Multisensory Usability Engineering

D4.2.2 Multisensory Usability Engineering

D4.3.1 Mobile Text Detection and Recognition

D4.3.2 Mobile Text Detection and Recognition

D5.1 Content Abstraction and Databases

D5.2 User Profiling and Personalisation

D5.3 Privacy Policy Framework

D5.4.2 Recommendation Services

D6.1.1 Mobile Assistance Service

D6.1.2 Mobile Assistance Service

D6.2 Bureaucratic Advisor Service

D6.3.1 POI Navigation Service

D6.3.2 POI Navigation Service

D6.4.1 Health Care Service
Health Care Service Appendix I
Health Care Service Appendix II

D6.4.2 Health Care Service

D7.1.1 Incidental Learning Framework

D7.1.2 Incidental Learning Framework

D7.2 Feedback and Progress Indicators

D7.3 Persuasive Assistance and Learning

D7.4.1 Playful Cultural Learning

D7.4.2 Playful Cultural Learning

D7.5.1 Mobile Situated Language Learning

D7.5.2 Mobile Situated Language Learning

D8.1.2 Social Network Analysis

D8.2.2 Geosocial Mobility and
Communication Model

D8.3.3 Social Learning of Language for

D9.1.1 Field Trial and Evaluation Plan

D9.1.2 Field Trial and Evaluation Plan

D9.1.3 Field Trial and Evaluation Plan

D10.2.1 Cooperation on report on the project’s DGEI clustering first workshop

D10.2.2 Cooperation on report on the project’s DGEI clustering second workshop

D10.4.1 Industry day


All Deliverables including confidential ones

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Slides Stakeholders Day Rome: 12.12.2012

Graziella Spinelli Agenda

Graziella Spinelli Introduction

Lucas Paletta The MASELTOV Project – Overview

Jan Bobeth Immigrants and mobile service – Requirements

Patrick Luley Technical Overview

Graziella Spinelli Outlook on exploitation – Telecom Italia

Giuseppe Albeggiani Outlook on exploitation – etnocom

Rajat Gupta Outlook on exploitation – EXTRABANCA

Gianluca Luciano Outlook on exploitation – Stranieri in Italia

Jutta Manninger Outlook on exploitation – Holding Graz Public Transport


Slides MASELTOV Advisory Board (MAB) Rome: 12.12.2012

Clara Centeno IPTS JRC, European Commission, Sevilla MASELTOV MAB EU

Maria Garrido TASCHA at University of Washington, Seattle Slides Maria

Hazael Jones Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6 The Tardis Project

Björn Schuller Technische Universität München, Munich Slides Björn


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