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Social games for conflIct REsolution based on natural iNteraction

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 258453

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2010

  • End date

    31 August 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 927 279

  • EU contribution

    € 2 249 798

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

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.

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

SERIOUS GAMES INTERACTIVE APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 313 500

INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 304 140

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 42 572

UNIVERSITY OF BATH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 261 646

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

United States

EU Contribution

€ 203 400

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 258453

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2010

  • End date

    31 August 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 927 279

  • EU contribution

    € 2 249 798

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece