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FP7 Social games for conflict REsolution based on natural INteraction

SIREN

Project reference: 258453
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Social games for conflIct REsolution based on natural iNteraction [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2010-09-01 to 2013-08-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 2 927 279

EU contribution:

EUR 2 249 798

Coordinated in:

Greece

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-5

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

SIREN is developing a conflict resolution game, for children, which takes advantage of recent advances in serious games, social networks, computational intelligence and emotional modelling

Improving conflict resolution skills among the population at large is of paramount importance for a healthier, more peaceful and productive European society. These skills are best taught in early years, using teaching tools that are appropriate and engaging for today's children, for whom computer games and social networks are natural parts of life.

The SIREN project aims to create a new type of educational game, the conflict resolution game, which takes advantage of recent advances in serious games, social networks, computational intelligence and emotional modelling to create uniquely motivating and educating games that can help shape how children think about and handle conflicts.

The software developed by the project will be able to automatically generate conflict scenarios that fit the teaching needs of particular groups of children with varying cultural background, maturity, and technical expertise, and the desired learning outcomes as specified by a teacher. This will enable the system to be used by school teachers all over Europe, without specific technical training.

To realise this vision, a number of advances to the state of the art will be made throughout the various disciplines that members of a multi-disciplinary consortium specialise in.

Objective

Improving conflict resolution skills among the population at large is of paramount importance for a healthier, more peaceful and productive European society. These skills are best taught in early years, using teaching tools that are appropriate and engaging for today's children, for whom computer games and social networks are natural parts of life. The Siren project aims to create a new type of educational game, the conflict resolution game, which takes advantage of recent advances in serious games, social networks, computational intelligence and emotional modelling to create uniquely motivating and educating games that can help shape how children think about and handle conflict. The software developed by the project will be able to automatically generate conflict scenarios that fit the teaching needs of particular groups of children with varying cultural background, maturity, and technical expertise, and the desired learning outcomes as specified by a teacher. This will enable the system to be used by school teachers all over Europe, without specific technical training. To realize this vision, a number of advances to the state of the art will be made throughout the various disciplines that members of our thoroughly multi-disciplinary consortium specialize in.

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Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
Heroon Polytechneiou 9
ATHENS, Greece
Administrative contact: Georgia Mertzelou
Tel.: +30 210 7722033
Fax: +30 210 7724181
E-mail

Participants

Serious Games Interactive
Denmark
RAVNSBORGGADE 2 2
KOBENHAVN, Denmark
Administrative contact: Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen
Tel.: +4540107969
Fax: +4540107969
E-mail
IT University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Rued Langgaardsvej
Copenhagen, Denmark
Administrative contact: Inger Vibeke Dorph
Tel.: +45 7218 5152
Fax: +45 721 850 01
E-mail
INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA
Portugal
Rua Alves Redol
LISBOA, Portugal
Administrative contact: Ilda Ribeiro
Tel.: +351213100424
Fax: +351214233290
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
CLAVERTON DOWN
BATH, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Hazel Wallis
Tel.: +4401225386822
Fax: +4401225383276
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Edgbaston
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: May Chung
Tel.: +441214158202
Fax: +441214146056
E-mail
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
FRANKLIN STREET
OAKLAND CA, United States
Administrative contact: Sandra Holeman
Tel.: +18314591574
Fax: +18314591574
E-mail
Record Number: 95816 / Last updated on: 2014-09-09