Library of Labs: An EU-funded Project for Dissemination of Remote and Virtual Laboratories in Natural Sciences and Engineering

Library of Labs: An EU-funded Project for Dissemination of Remote and Virtual Laboratories in Natural Sciences and Engineering

Dr. David Boehringer and Dr. Thomas Richter from the University of Stuttgart discuss the Library of Labs (

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Slide1Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer EU Project: Library of Labs LiLa: Library of Labs An EC-funded Project for the Dissemination of Remote and Virtual Laboratories for Natural Sciences and Engineering Dr. David Boehringer, Dr. Thomas Richter University of Stuttgart Co-funded by the Community programme e Content plus

Slide2Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer University of Stuttgart At a glance • A research university with a focus on Engineering and the Natural Sciences • 19,500 students enrolled at 10 faculties • An international range of study programs including 7 Master’s courses taught in English • An interdisciplinary profile with key competences in the fields of Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Economics, and Social Sciences

Slide3Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer Program Objectives Data on LiLa • Duration: 05/15/2009 – 05/14/2011 • Consortium: 11 partners (8 universities and 3 enterprises) from seven European countries • Funding by the EC: 2 Mio Euro • Funding by partners: 2 Mio Euro Co-funded by the Community programme e Content plus

Slide4Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer LiLa Partners The LiLa-Consortium : Universität Stuttgart (Coordinator) Germany Technische Universität Berlin Germany Technische Universiteit Delft Netherlands Linköpings Universitet Sweden Universität Basel Switzerland Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Spain Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece University of Cambridge UK Computational Modelling Cambridge Ltd UK Sun Microsystems Germany MathCore Engeneering AB Sweden

Slide5Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer Project Motivation & Goals Analysis of the Status Quo: • About 30,000 enrolled students in Berlin, 20,000 in Stuttgart, 10,000 in Basel, 86,000 in Thessaloniki • Undergraduate engineering courses with more than 500 participants • Equipment for hands-on experiments is limited & limited laboratory capacity • Equipment for specialized graduate students becomes more and more expensive, but is used only part time • Industry demands graduates with experiences in remote-controlled processes

Slide6Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer Content: Remote Experiments Definition of Remote Experiments What is a Remote Experiment? •  Real experiments in a laboratory •  Remotely controlled •  Investigation of real objects •  Electronic data exchange possible Raman Spectroscopy Controls Meter Sample Selection

Slide7Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer Content: Virtual Laboratories What is a Virtual Laboratory?   • Computer program using „real“ lab metaphor • Idea: Design, setup and carry out experiments • Simulation framework • Simulate real physical devices • ...or theoretical concepts and objects Definition of Virtual Laboratories Image Denoising Controls Meter

Slide8Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer Program Objectives Objectives of LiLa: 1. Create a technical and organizational framework for the mutual exchange of experiments across Europe 2. build a portal for the access to virtual laboratories, remote experiments & other media 3. make them accessible by a retrieval system 4. exploit them with an access control and booking system 5. guide users with a tutoring system 6. integrate labs into a virtual 3D world and provide a framework for online collaboration 7. disseminate the network across Europe

Slide9Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer Program Objectives Retrieval system • Based on common sets of meta-data • Integrated into library catalogues • Use of link resolver technology

Slide10Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer Program Objectives Access control • User management for access to specific labs & experiments • Booking system for use of remote-controlled experiments

Slide11Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer Program Objectives Tutoring system • Guide users with a tutoring system • Give them an intelligent and adaptive help • Customization for different languages and cultural backgrounds

Slide12Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer Program Objectives 3D world • Wonderland (Sun Microsystems) • Java based • Environment for collaboration • Integrate 3-dimensional visualizations into a virtual 3D world

Slide13Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer Meta Meta Meta Meta Meta Meta Meta Meta Meta Technical Architecture 3D-World VirtLab C VirtLab A VirtLab B LAB - D LAB - E LAB - F Cooperative use of experiments and devices Group Management & Acess Control Content & Service Discovery Tier 2 Tier 1 Tutoring System Tier 3 Java Interface Web Browser Tier 4 Media A Media B Media C

Slide14Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer Organizational Aims Dissemination of Content and LiLa Community • build a federation for the sharing of virtual laboratories on an open source basis and a licenced access to remote experiments • share content on the basis of mutual agreements • provide documentation, training and information material on experiments and the LiLa framework • disseminate the network across Europe (and beyond) • invite additional participants (providing and/or consuming content)

Slide15Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer Didactical aims How can LiLa assist university teachers? • Integrate the use of REs and virtual labs into student’s curricula • Provide documentation of “best practice” of curricular integration • Provide didactical guidelines • Provide training material for online courses

Slide16Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer Simplified Project Plan Project Administration Virtual World Prototype Testing&Debugging Task Def'n Interfaces Course Creation Models/Testing Meta Data Def'n 2D & Annotation 3D Embed. Testing Def'n Criteria Technical Ev. Didactical Ev. Expl. Plan Web Publ. Training Mat. & Embedding, Conf Simplified Project Plan 5/2009 5/2010 5/2011 11/2009 11/2010

Slide17Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer LiLa Interfaces Interfaces of and to the LiLa System A. Virtual world interface (2D): November 2009 B. Metadata definition: January 2010 C. Tutoring System Interface, Virtual world interface (3D), Access Control Module: May 2010 D. Interfaces to portal: February 2011 5/2009 5/2010 5/2011 11/2009 11/2010 A B C D

Slide18Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer LiLa Contact How to contact LiLa Project Coordinator David Boehringer Technical Coordinator Thomas Richter Project Manager Tilmann Robbe coming soon:

Slide19Library of LabsREV Conference Bridgeport, June 24th, 2009 Dr. David Boehringer The End Thank you for your attention!