Ayudas Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016

.Resolución de 5 de noviembre de 2013, de la Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación, por la que se aprueba la convocatoria para el año 2013 del procedimiento de concesión de ayudas correspondientes al Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia, Subprograma Estatal de Generación de Conocimiento, en el marco del Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016.


.Resolución de 5 de noviembre de 2013, de la Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación, por la que se aprueba la convocatoria para el año 2013 del procedimiento de concesión de ayudas correspondientes al Programa Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad, en el marco del Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016.



4th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development

July 22-25, 2014 * Guimarães * Portugal

Organised by: Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development


HERITAGE 2014 – 4th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development follows the path of the previous editions: it aims at establishing a state of the art event regarding the relationships between forms and kinds of heritage and the framework of sustainable development concepts.

Once again the four dimensions of sustainable development (environment, economics, society and culture) are the pillars of this event, defining a singular approach on how to deal with the specific subject of heritage sustainability. Furthermore, beyond the traditional aspects of heritage preservation and safeguarding, the relevance and significance of the sustainable development concept is to be discussed and scrutinised by some of the most eminent worldwide experts.

Nowadays, heritage preservation and safeguarding is facing new and complex problems. Degradation of Heritage sites is not any more just a result of materials ageing or environmental actions. Factors such as global and local pollution, climate change, poverty, religion, tourism, commodification, ideologies and war (among others) are now in the cutting edge for the emerging of new approaches, concerns and visions about heritage.

Thus, Heritage 2014 – 4th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development proposes a global view on how heritage is being contextualized in relation with the four dimensions of sustainable development. What is being done in terms of research, future directions, methodologies, working tools and other significant aspects of both theoretical and field approaches will be the aims of this International Conference. Furthermore, heritage governance, and education are brought into discussion as the key factors for enlightenment of future global strategies for heritage preservation and safeguarding.

A special chapter on Heritage and Cultural Tourism was included in this edition, as cultural tourism became a major theme and a major area of research. Applied field research as well as theoretical approaches are welcome in this special chapter that is meant to be a wide and meaningful forum of debate on this topic.

HERITAGE 2014 is a peer reviewed conference.

Visit the conference website for full details about the conference scope, topics and submission procedures at:

Abstract and Panel Proposal Submission

Submit an abstract or a panel proposal via the conference website: or contact the Conference Secretariat below.

Abstracts submission until NOVEMBER 30, 2013.


·         Heritage and governance for sustainability

·         Heritage and society

·         Heritage and environment

·         Heritage and economics

·         Heritage and culture

·         Heritage and education for the future

·         Preservation of historic buildings and structures

·         Special Chapter: Heritage and cultural tourism

Official Languages

Official language of the conference for publication purposes is ENGLISH. Therefore, abstracts and papers must be submitted in English.

Official languages of the conference for oral presentations are ENGLISH, SPANISH and PORTUGUESE.
Parallel sessions will be organised according to the working language.


Conference Secretariat
Secretariat HERITAGE 2014
Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development
Av. Alcaides de Faria, 377 S12
4750-106 Barcelos, PORTUGAL
Telephone: + 351 253 815 037

Convocatoria Ayudas Consejo Social

En el Pleno del Consejo Social celebrado el martes, 29 de octubre, se aprobó la “XII  Convocatoria de Ayudas del Consejo Social para el Fomento de la Formación y la Internacionalización de Doctorandos de la UPM”.

Os adjuntamos el enlace de la  página Web, donde están publicadas las Bases de la Convocatoria, así como el Impreso  de solicitud de las mismas.

El plazo de presentación de solicitudes termina el día 22 de noviembre.

Cualquier duda por favor, ponéos en contacto con el personal de nuestro Consejo Social.

. Convocatoria

· Impreso de  solicitud

Call for papers: International Congres on Education, Innovation and Learning Technologies (Barcelona, 23-25 July 2014)

The International Congress on Education, Innovation and Learning Technologies will be held on July 23-25 in Barcelona (Spain).

Please visit: for more information


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This congress is organized by Professors from the C3i/Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (Portugal) and the Extremadura University (Spain).
The event has as main targets:
– To disseminate national and international innovation and research related to Education.
– To analyze and make proposals about the most relevant themes for teachers and students.
– To offer innovative proposals about psicopedagogical and didactic methods.
– To value the educational and research implications at all levels of education.
– The use of New Technologies and other resources to upgrade the capacities of the students who have special educational needs.
– To recognize teachers as main agents of the educational innovation.
– Presentation of new strategies and techniques used in the classes as innovative, learning facilitator and methodological alternatives.
– To act as a meeting point for different social agents related to education.

In order to reach this purpose, in ICEILT’14 will take place not only all the research topics and development works concerning Education, Innovation and Learning technologies, but also those belonging to areas closely related to these disciplines.

According to this philosophy, the Congress has been organized in several topics, in which all communications will be distributed.


Abstracts sending: February 6th 2014
Authors can present their works as Oral or Poster presentation. They will also have the possibility to make a virtual participation (oral or poster), sending us a video or presentation that will be put online so all the other participants can see it and will be displayed during the congress. Authors should submit a one page Abstract of the work. After Abstract acceptance an extended abstract should be submitted (four pages). All Abstracts will be published in the Conference Abstracts E-Book. The best works will have the possibility of being published in International Journals (subject to standard revision process).

Finally, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to invite all the Scientific Community to participate in this project, presenting papers or communications related to any of the proposed areas.

Looking forward to welcome you there!

The Secretary of ICEILT2014
Phone: +34 695 961 908  // +351 96 726 96 78



Los días 21 y 22 de próximo mes de noviembre, La Fundación va a organizar una nueva edición del Seminario Arquitectura e Industria, que se celebrará en el salón de actos del Ministerio de Fomento Pº.  de la Castellana, 112) al que estáis invitados.

Esta edición del seminario está patrocinada por las empresas COSENTINO y GRUPO LOSAN, patronos colaboradores de la Fundación y la Dirección General de Arquitectura, Vivienda y Suelo  y contará con la presencia de arquitectos europeos especialistas en los temas a tratar. El programa provisional es como sigue:

Día 21 de noviembre, jueves. Sesión Envolventes 9,30h- 18.00 h.


– Vasa Perovic  (Lubiana)              (

– Presentación Cosentino             (

– José Luis Mateo (Barcelona)     (

– 51N4E (Bruselas)                           (

Día 22 de noviembre, viernes. Sesión Madera  9,30h- 18.00 h.


– Carlos Quintans (La Coruña)             (

– Presentación Grupo Losan                (

-Korternie Stulmacher (Rotterdam) (

– Michael Knauss (estudio Gramazio and Kohler) (Zurich) (‎

En la web de la Fundación (www.fundació en breve encontrareis information más detallada del seminario.

Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad. Calle Barquillo 11-2º. Oficina 3 E-28004 Madrid.

20th CENTURY NEW TOWNS. Archetypes and Uncertainties


The planning and settlement of new towns were originated by different reasons. In twentieth century cities perhaps the largest reason was to determine new territorial and urban planning structures that would allow a better organization of the territory, ensuring the development of more efficient and balanced socio-economic models.

In some cases the construction of these cities was inspired by the principles of the nineteenth century English utopias, reflecting a strong concern in integrating the urban and natural components and highlighting the role of the natural landscape, understood as a city matrix on which articulates the urban structures.

In other cases the inspiration come from the rationalist ideals of the modern movement, seeking to personify the idealistic and democratic spirit of a new world order, producing rational and functional solutions and even if sometimes they do not fully overcome certain obstacles, an important contribution to the urban and architectural theory and practice advance was made.

Furthermore, other cases relate to the post-modernism and the emergence of critical views of the modern movement. These towns were born to give an answer to the problem posed by the large settlements deindustrialization and de-urbanization, assuming the role of organized urban extensions needed for controlling the sprawl of existing cities which was made through a process of unordered and peripheral urbanization.

Some focused mainly on a completely physical, economic and administrative independency in relation to major urban centres. Others, even if based partially on these principles of independence and geographical isolation, were planned as secondary structure networks dependent from a main urban conurbation. Many of these experiments have already been object of diversified studies addressing more or less specific thematic areas, seeking to define and apply critical and analytical methodologies to better understand and decode the processes and design criteria that were the basis of their urban and architectural morphologies.

Opting for an analytical prospective directed to re-contextualizing the urban and architectural contributions of these experiences, the conference 20th century new towns – archetypes and uncertainties aims to discuss their real effects in the present being especially welcome papers focusing on the following two aspects:

I. Archetypes | Spatiality, materiality and identities which persisted over time, not only because they have a high symbolism or because they are the emblematic testimony of a precise thinking about how to re-understand the city in a particular historical moment, but also and especially to continue maintaining the answering capacity to functional and practical demands of contemporary society. They are, in short, realities that did not required significant or radical changes to fulfil their function properly. The reasons for these archetypes remaining active and appropriate may contribute to recognize them as meaningful and timeless, distant from temporal gestures which respond only to contemporary needs.


II. Uncertainties | Parts or components of the urban system that remained incomplete, leading to realities that persisted “open” or that were completed through different intentions, appropriation processes or intervention criteria from those planned in their original design. The nature of these uncertainties could be a further indicator of the effects produced by these archetypes in the city development.

Additionally the conference will focus three main thematic/panels covering the post-war satellite towns (as the New Towns Programme and other European similar experiences), the modern cities (as Brasilia or Chandigarh) and a more local perspective embarking the Lusophone New Towns (mainly in Lusophone Africa, but also in Brazil). The conference peer-reviewed call for papers will cover these topics and the communications will be organized under the respective panels, not excluding the possibility of accepting other related topics if they reveal pertinent for the global aims of the conference.

Proposals for papers should consider the following elements:

-Title of the proposal

-Applicant’s identification (name, institution, country, position and email)

-Abstracts (should not exceed 300 words).

-Short curriculum vitae (should not exceed 300 words)

All proposals must present original research, and must not have been previously published. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes and the official language of the conference is UK English.


Proposals must be sent in word (.doc or .docx format) by email to:


Conference Schedule:

Deadline for abstract submission – December 15, 2013

Notification of acceptance of abstract – January 06, 2014

Deadline for full paper submission – March 30, 2014

Deadline for Registration – May 05, 2014

Conference – May 22-24, 2014

Conference Registration Fees: 175 Euros

The conference fees will include lunches, opening cocktail , coffee breaks and seminar package with conference proceeding.


Publication Proceedings:

Conference papers will be published in the conference proceeding CD with ISBN.

The guidelines for full paper will be sooner available. To make it easier for authors the document for author guidelines may be used as a template. It is crucially important to know that only papers formatted according to the guidelines can be accepted for publication. The other condition for publication is that at least one author of the paper is registered for the conference.

Additionally, a signed “copyright license agreement” form must be sent at the same time of the paper submission.

The authors of the selected papers may have some revisions to be made upon the reviewer(s) comments.


Conference Organizing Committee:

Paolo Marcolin and Joaquim Flores


Escola Superior Artística do Porto (ESAP):

DARQ | Departement of Architecture/ Urbanism Seccion

CEAA | Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo / Architectural Studies Research Group


20th CENTURY NEW TOWNS.  Archetypes and Uncertainties

DARQ | Departamento de Arquitectura

CEAA| Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo (FCT uRD 4041)

Escola Superior Artística do Porto

Largo de S. Domingos, 80

4050-545 Porto, Portugal

Serie Alfabética: Ampliación de plazo / Alphabetical Issues: Deadline extension

Con motivo de la incorporación del próximo número de HipoTesis Serie Alfabética a la Serie Re—write this book de Vibok Works, hemos decidido ampliar el plazo de entrega al 20 de noviembre.Aquí os explicamos cómo participar.
Cada título de la Serie Re—write this book reúne una experiencia, un ensayo y una acción editorial. En este caso el número de HipoTesis se asimila a la experiencia y será acompañado de un ensayo musical. Más detalles en la presentación del título más abajo.

Due to incorporation of next issue of HipoTesis Alphabetical Issues to Rewrite this book Series from Vibok Works, we have decided to extend deadline by November 20thHere we explain how to take part.
Each title in Rewrite this book Series brings together an experience, an essay and an editorial action. In this case HipoTesis’ issue assimilates the experience and will be accompanied by a musical essay. More details on the issue presentation below.

Call for abstracts/proposals _ 2014 University-Industry Interaction Conference

From 23th to 25th of April 2014, the University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) and the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) will host the 2014 University-Industry Interaction Conference on “Challenges and solutions for fostering entrepreneurial universities and collaborative innovation” in Barcelona, Spain.

With more than 300 participants, the conference will be the leading international discussion forum for academics, researchers, practitioners and business representatives on university-industry interaction, where theory and practice are equally emphasised in the programme, which consists out of keynote presentations, track sessions, workshops and sight visits. During this three day conference high emphasis is placed on networking opportunities and creative space, as well as skill development workshops (executive education), delivered by EADA Business School, one of Europe’s leading Business Schools.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Carl Schramm – American economist, entrepreneur, and former President and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, author of Good Capitalism – Bad Capitalism
  • Bob Cryan – Vice-Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield (UK Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2012)
  • Didac Lee – Board Member (Technology Area) at FC Barcelona and Founder & CEO of Inspirit (to be confirmed)

Call for Abstracts and Proposals:
We are now calling for abstracts for presentations, papers, posters, tracks and discussion roundtables on the themes of the conference. We would like to encourage you to submit abstracts of conceptually or empirically focused proposals as well as practitioner papers (e.g. case studies) in the following sub-themes:

  • Innovation in Practice
  • Business and their Role in University-Industry Interaction
  • Student & Academic Entrepreneurship / Entrepreneurship Education
  • Entrepreneurial Universities
  • University-Business Cooperation (UBC)
  • Knowledge and Technology Transfer
  • Case Studies of Collaborative Innovation & Entrepreneurial Universities

All papers will be double-blind reviewed and published in the conference proceedings (with ISBN number), with selected papers being published in our associated journals (e.g. Industry & Higher Education Journal and the International Journal of Technology Marketing). Abstracts can be submitted till the 2nd December 2013. For more information on the Call for Abstracts please visit:

Keep an eye on for the latest news on speakers, conference partners and discussion panels. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Barcelona – the world-famous city of Gaudi and FC Barcelona.








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