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EIfEL Events Newsflash October 2007

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Take part in the Human Capital and Social Innovation Technology Summit, Maastricht, 16-19th October 2007. Call for contributions open for iLearning Forum 2008.


 EIfEL Events Newsflash

ePortfolio 2007 & HCSIT Maastricht
iLearning Forum Paris 2008

In Brief


 Highlights of ePortfolio 2007 and HCSIT:

  • Key theme: promoting employability
  • Plugfest: towards ePortfolio interoperability
  • Event workshops
  • Exploring Active Identities
  • Focus on HR TechnologiesConference 

 iLearning Forum Paris 2008:

  • First call for contributions
  • Exhibition and sponsoring opportunities  

 ePortfolio 2007 and Human Capital and Social Innovation Technology Summit

 HCSIT Sponsors and Exhibitors   Winvision logo.jpg

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Join us in Maastricht!

 Human Capital and Social Innovation Technology Summit

Join participants from 30 countries in Maastricht 
this month

Presenters representing all sectors of education, industry, training organisations, consultancies, professional bodies and associations, awarding bodies, standard-setting organisations and ePortfolio solutions suppliers invite participants to explore the use of the ePortfolio to promote lifelong learning and employability.

Keynote speakers Rens de Groot from the CWI and Rene De Heij from Nedcar, the Netherlands, will share their experiences of using the ePortfolio for job-seeking and competence-management. Stuart Cable of the Royal College of Nursing in the UK, will launch one of the Conference’s special focuses – the ePortfolio in the healthcare sector – by presenting its implementation for nurses. The use of ePortfolio for
professional development at the Open University, UK, will be the theme of Robin Mason’s presentation, while Darren Cambridge from George Mason University, USA, will explore the implications of developing an
employability ePortfolio.

The key theme, the use of ePortfolios for employability is the subject of sessions devoted to continuing professional development, accreditation of prior learning and achievement, key skills, mobility and transition and healthcare. The challenges of implementation of ePortfolios in higher education are explored in several sessions focusing on such issues as the choice of solution and organisational and pedagogical success factors. ePortfolios and assessment will be considered in a variety of contexts. This year’s event reflects the broadening scope of ePortfolio activities, with sessions on the ePortfolio and digital identity and on personal and organisational environments. Those interested in ePortfolio solutions will be able to attend sessions on technologies. There will also be a workshop presenting an international perspective on the take-up of ePortfolios.

To register:

ePortfolio Plugfest: towards ePortfolio Interoperability


The objective of this year's Plugfest on 17 October is to support the efforts of publishers and users of information systems in the creation and implementation of interoperable technologies for the benefit of learning individuals and learning organisations.

Publishers of ePortfolios and ePortfolio-related systems will demonstrate how their solutions support a series of scenarios and use cases requiring that different systems talk together. Users and implementers of technologies, the clients of these publishers, will have the opportunity to explore real life scenarios, and challenge the publishers with their own requirements.

The results will lead to recommendations to standardisation bodies as well as guidelines for the implementation of standards for suppliers.
Suppliers who participate in the Plugfest will receive a certificate recognising their contribution to interoperability.

The plugfest is organised in partnership with Kennisnet.

Among the scenarios explored during the event:

  • ePortfolios systems interoperability (Winvision, Synergetics, Kennisnet using IMS ePortfolio).
  • ePortfolio to HR services interoperability (from Newcastle University ePet ePortfolio to CV hosting services such as iProfileCentral or EuroCV using Europass CV and EIfEL CV transcoding web-service). 
  • Exploring hResume microformat while browsing or using HR web-services.

If you would like to participate, please contact Marc Van Coillie:

More information at:


 ePortfolio Workshops - 17 October

  Participants are invited to attend specialised workshops on the ePortfolio. Internationally-renowned ePortfolio experts Helen Barrett and Evangeline Stefanakis will be running masterclasses on 17 October on lifelong/lifewide applications of ePortfolios; digital stories and archives and multiple intelligences. Winvision, Gold Sponsor of the event, will be running a workshop on building an ePortfolio system for the future. Participant will learn how to build a ‘unified’ portfolio system that enables development-, assessment- and presentation portfolios, as well as the ‘ePortfolio 2.0’ (social) concept.

These workshops will provide an opportunity to focus on key aspects of current work in the area and will be an excellent introduction to the Conference.

Workshop Announcement for Active Identity Programme - 16 October

In a context of mobility and ambient intelligence, as well as increasingly complex and evolving digital value chains, the individual becomes the central point of convergence for digital networks and services. Digital Identities - their nature, formation, assertion, negotiation, defence and use - is therefore one of the most challenging issues of the coming years.

The 'Active Identity' programme that will be launched during the Maastricht conference focuses on the opportunities that digital identities provide for individuals and organizations, while not losing sight of risks and threats. We will be looking at identity as a resource, a means for individuals to control their life and, for organizations a source of innovation and value creation.

Focus on HR Technologies - 17 October

HR-XML Europe

The annual conference of the European Chapter of the HR-XML Consortium will take place this year within the first Human Capital and Social Innovation Technology Summit.
Programme for the HR-XML Conference:

  • Luk Vervenne, CEO Synergetics
    – Employability
  • Joseph Alhadeff, CPO Oracle
    – Privacy/identity management trends
  • Chuck Allen, HR-XML director
    – HR-XML 3.0
  • Erik Volmer, TNO
    - Electronic Standardised Transactions in Temporary Staffing
  • Oscar Scholten, WCC Smart Search & Match
    - Search 3.0: Match - The Human Factor
  • Filip de Geijter, Actonomy 
    - Using ontologies as a base for unification of unstructured and structured matching
  • Alex Charles, TheSkillsMarket CTO
    - Online CVs - Challenges and Implications 
  • Miroslav Hovorka, Milch & zucker
    – SEP and SOA
  • Dr. Ir. Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers, OOA 
    – HR and Semantics

The Summit is supported by HR XML, the leading body for HR systems standardisation.


 HCSIT Timetable


The whole event will run from 16-19 October and

  • ePortfolio 2007 (17-19 October) with an ePortfolio plugfest and a series of pre-conference and conference workshops
  • HR Technologies 2007 / HR-XML Europe conference (17 October)
  • Ontology Outreach Advisory (17 October)
  • Digital Identity and Privacy 2007 (16 October)

It is possible to attend any of these events separately or to combine them. To register:


iLearning Forum Paris 2008


EIfEL and iLearn Forum Ltd are pleased to confirm their strategic partnership for the next iLearning Forum Paris, which will take place on 4-6 February 2008 at the Palais des Congrès de Paris.

Now in its 7th year, the event is the only international exhibition and conference in France dedicated to iLearning technologies for professionals in education and human resource development and knowledge management. The event is a 'must' for European elearning professionals from both public and private sectors and an ideal networking opportunity for elearning projects.

The focus for the 2008 Forum is 21st Century Learning.

We expect over 5000 visitors for 2008. Paris is the premium conference city in Europe and the world's top visitor destination. Put these dates in your diary now! Registration opens this week.



iLearning Forum Conference Call for Contributions


The call is now open for contributions to the Forum. Presenters are invited to submit an abstract of their contributions by 30 November on the following principal themes:

  • Designing eStrategies for learning organisations
  • Designing learning spaces with advanced learning technologies
  • Supporting lifelong learning and employability
  • Exploiting the full potential of digital identity
  • Improving quality of learning with technologies

Tracks will be run in English and French.
For a more detailed description of the themes and to submit a contribution:


iLearning Forum Exhibition


The exhibition is the main internatinal learning technologies event in France, enabling exhibitors to meet decision makers from industry and public services, training and education, recruitment and human resources management and development, looking for learning solutions fit for purpose for the 21st century.

Sponsorship and event branding packages
are also available.

For more information:

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