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The HOLA Cloud Roadmap – identify the major challenges

The HOLA Cloud Roadmap – identify the major challenges

The HOLA Cloud roadmap compiles the opinion of ICT experts to assess how CLOUD Computing will develop over the next years.

Basing on the experts’ opinions the roadmap tries to identify which long-term developments are needed on basis of the overall research and development trends both in industry and academy, as well as market trends that indicate how the requirements and market needs will develop.

The Roadmap has now been published as a living document on HOLA Cloud website, where the key topics and the individual aspects are presented in full detail and opened to discussion. In regular intervals, the comments will be analysed and the roadmap updated accordingly. On behalf of euroCRIS (the partner of the project) we encourage  to contribute to the HOLA Cloud Roadmap.

Contribute to the HOLA Cloud Roadmap

Hola Cloud received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The project targets to establish effective mechanisms for efficient collaboration among the members of the Software, Services and Cloud Computing community.

An early Christmas present for EUNIS members

EUNIS is pleased to announce that we have negotiated a special deal for free access to EUNIS members at Integrated Systems Europe – ISE 2017, which takes place in Amsterdam on 7-10 February 2017. ISE is the world’s largest AV and systems integration trade show and will be of interest to anyone involved with audio-visual support, learning content, digital signage, smart buildings and unified communications.

As part of this event there will be a half day conference on Creating a Smarter Campus which will be chaired by Dr Gill Ferrell leader of the EUNIS Learning and Teaching Task Force Creating a Smarter Campus:

7 Feb. 2017
Conference: 14:00-17:00
Networking Reception: 17:00-18:00
More information

If you belong to a  EUNIS member organisation and would like a VIP pass to the event including free attendance at the Creating a Smarter Campus conference or you would like a free exhibition-only pass please contact

Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour 2017

Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour 2017

Each year the Vietsch Foundation awards a Medal of Honour to individuals who have contributed to the development of a service, technology or approach that will be of enduring value to the community.

Suggestions for people who should be awarded the 2017 Medal of Honour are very welcome. Nominations, including details of what has been achieved and why the achievement is of outstanding value to the research and education community, should be sent to by Friday 24 February, 17:00 CET.

The trustees aim to award next year’s Vietsch Foundation medal of honour at the TNC17 networking conference to be held in Linz, Austria between 29 May – 2 June 2017.

The Vietsch Foundation was created in 2014 in memory of Karel Vietsch, former Secretary General of the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA).

Read more here

Take part in the SHEILA survey on Learning Analytics till 31st Dec 2016

SHEILA survey on Learning Analytics

SHEILA stands for Supporting Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics. It is a project funded by the European Commission and led by the University of Edinburgh.

The project aims to assist European universities to become more mature users and custodians of digital data about their students as they learn online. The SHEILA project will build a policy development framework that promotes formative assessment and personalized learning, by taking advantage of direct engagement of stakeholders in the development process.

You can find out more from the SHEILA project website and we will be following the project progress in our webinar and workshop series.

The project is currently carrying out a survey that serves to understand the development and strategy of learning analytics at higher education institutions. From this they will develop a learning analytics policy framework that will be of value to all universities and colleges intending to develop their capabilities and capacities in this area.

EUNIS members who are interested in, or already implementing, learning analytics are invited to complete the survey.

Follow this link to access the survey.

Please complete the survey by 31st December 2016.

Should you have any questions about this study please contact: Professor Dragan Gasevic (, Professor Jeff Haywood (, Dr Yi-Shan Tsai (

Participate in THETA 2017

Call for Conference Submissions Closing November 15th, 2016

THETA is the number one biennial conference in Australasia for Information Technology, Teaching and Learning, Library and Knowledge Management practitioners in higher education and research.

THETA 2017 is run under the direction of CAUDITCAUL and ACODE and co-hosted by the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology.
The conference theme ‘Connecting Minds. Creating the Future’ reflects the THETA 2017 objective to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. We are accepting submissions reflecting this theme in the following areas:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovation in Learning and Teaching
  • Technology Innovation and Service Management 
  • The Research Ecosystem
  • The Next Generation Library
  • Strategic Leadership
  • People, Culture and Capability

This is an opportunity to share ideas, new innovations, present to, and entertain, more than 600 professionals within higher education and research from Australia, New Zealand and overseas.
Submit your abstract via the website
Submission deadline is Tuesday 15th November 2016
Follow the conference and programme as it evolves


We look forward to your participation at THETA 2017.