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Social games for conflIct REsolution based on natural iNteraction

Project description

Technology-Enhanced Learning 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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computational intelligence
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-5
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 564 300
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)

Participants (6)

IT-UNIVERSITETET I KOBENHAVN
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 560 240
Address
Rued Langgaardsvej 7
2300 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inger Vibeke Dorph (Ms.)
SERIOUS GAMES INTERACTIVE APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 313 500
Address
Viborggade 70, 4
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen (Dr.)
INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 304 140
Address
Rua Alves Redol 9
1000 029 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ilda Ribeiro (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 42 572
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 261 646
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hazel Wallis (Ms.)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
EU contribution
€ 203 400
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Holeman