The University of Limerick will hold a Summer School for OPAALS on the 19th and 20th of June (Thurs and Fri), 2008.

We have an exciting line-up of lectures, discussion groups etc where some lectures will be given by pairs of OPAALS members.

This event is a great opportunity to attend guest lectures in multiple emerging research areas.

For more information on the OPAALS project see

Note: Please email Lorraine [dot] Morgan [at] ul [dot] ie in order to confirm attendance by May 20th for both the summer School and Dinner on the night of the 19th of June. Also please inform of any special dietary requirements in advance if possible.


Schedule for Summer School:



OPAALS Summer School 2008 Programme


Wednesday, 18th June 2008
6:30-8:30pmDrinks Reception and RegistrationProfessor Brian Fitzgerald and Lorraine MorganMillstream Common Room
Thursday, 19th June 2008
9:30-9:45amWelcome (VIDEO)Professor Brian Fitzgerald and
Dr Maha Shaikh (UL)
Schuman Building - SG18
9:45-10:00amIntroduction to Summer School (VIDEO)Dr Paolo Dini (LSE)Schuman Building - SG18

Lecture 1 - Natural Science:

The Construction of Order (VIDEO)

Dr Paolo Dini (LSE) and
Dr Alistair Munro (Dundee)
Schuman Building - SG18
10:45-11:00amCoffee break Schuman Building -SG17
11:00-12:00pmLecture 2 - P2P Networks, Computer Models and Social Science (VIDEO)Professor Paul Krause (UNIS)Schuman Building - SG18
12:00-12:30pmLecture 3 - Online Conferencing (VIDEO)Neil Rathbone (LSE)Schuman Building - SG18
12:30-2:00pmLunch Kemmy Business School
2:00-3:00pmLecture 4 - Social Science Associative Systems, Language & Power (VIDEO)Marco Braeuer (UniKassel)Schuman Building - SG18
3:00-3:15pmCoffee break Schuman Building -SG17
3:15-4:00pmLecture 5 - Transaction Models (VIDEO)Dr Sotiris Moschoyiannis (UNIS)Schuman Building - SG18
4:00-6:00pmBreak-Out Session 1Architecture, SBVR, SE models, Policies, Empirical research, Agricultural knowledgeSchuman Building - SG18 and SG19
7:00-10:00pmSummer School DinnerBunrattyCastle
Friday, 20th June 2008
10:00-11:00amLecture 6 - Systems Theory & Autopoiesis: Strengths & Weaknesses (VIDEO)Marco Braeuer (UniKassel),
Dr Paolo Dini (LSE)  and
Mehita Iqani (LSE)
Schuman Building - SG18
11:00-11:15amCoffee break Schuman Building -SG17
11:15-12:00pmDiscipline Swap: Trust, Identity and Accountability (VIDEO)Paul Malone (WIT) and
Panayiota Tsatsou (LSE)
Schuman Building - SG18
12:00-1:00pmBreak-Out Session 2Trust, Identity and AccountabilitySchuman Building - SG18
1:00-2:30pmLunch Kemmy Business School
2:30-3:30pmLecture 7 - DE and Regional Development: The Hard Facts, Policies, & Economic Models (VIDEO)Andrea Nicolai (T6) and
Dr Antonella Passani (T6)
Schuman Building - SG18
3:30-3:45pmCoffee break Schuman Building -SG17
3:45-4:45pmLecture 8 - OSS 2.0 and Open-Sourcing (VIDEO)Professor Brian,
Dr Maha Shaikh,
Gary Gaughan and
Lorraine Morgan (UL)
Schuman Building - SG18
4:45-5:30pmBreak-Out Session 3OKS Infrastructure, Collaborative Tools, and GovernanceSchuman Building - SG18 and SG19
5:30-6:00pmWrap up of Summer SchoolDr Maha Shaikh (UL) and
Dr Paolo Dini (LSE)
Schuman Building - SG18

We hope to see you there!

Best wishes,
The UL Team

Professor Brian Fitzgerald
Maha Shaikh
Gary Gaughan
Lorraine Morgan

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