Invitation


Dear Faculty,

Greetings from IIIT, Hyderabad!

We are pleased to announce that a Workshop on Virtual Labs will be held at IIIT Hyderabad, on Friday, February 25, 2011. This workshop is a co-located event along with the annual R & D showcase of IIIT-H.

Participation in the workshop is by invitation. Faculties of various departments of Science/Engineering are invited for the workshop. See below for participation details.

Objectives
Virtual Labs are web-enabled platforms for conducting experiments via simulations. They are intended to provide remote access and enthuse students about performing ‘experiments’ and thereby getting them interested in their respective disciplines in a meaningful way. A consortium of 12 participating institutes, nationally coordinated by IIT Delhi is engaged in the design and development of Virtual labs for a range of subjects in different disciplines.

The objective of the Virtual Labs Workshop is to provide Engineering and Science faculty an opportunity to get hands on demonstrations of the large number of virtual labs being designed and developed at IIIT-H. It is also an opportunity to provide feedback on the effective utilization of virtual labs in supporting the existing curricula.

Workshop Schedule
The workshop starts at 11 A.M. and concludes at 6 P.M. and broadly consists of the following. Talks by eminent researchers, research faculty, and technologists Showcase and demonstration of IIIT-H’s virtual labs Practical sessions on the virtual labs for participants Panel discussion on strategies for effective integration of virtual labs in curricula

The workshop participants will also have the opportunity attend the R & D Showcase on Saturday, February 26, and view an array of over 150 research exhibits and demonstrations. Visit http://www.iiit.ac.in/randd/ for more details about the R & D Showcase.

To express your interest in participating in the Virtual Labs Workshop Please send your name and affiliation to vlabsworkshop@iiit.ac.in Expressions of interest should reach IIIT-H latest by Monday, February 21. Accepted participants will be intimated through e mail by Tuesday, February 22. Registration is free.

Points to Note
The number of participants is limited to 80, and will be decided on a first-come-first-serve basis Travel expenses of all participants (for outstation only up to 2nd AC fare) will be reimbursed. Accommodation (free of cost) on campus will be provided on request to participants from outside Hyderabad. Workshop registration will include snacks and lunch

Contact For More Details
You may visit the event website at http://www.iiit.ac.in/vlabsworkshop/ or call the Virtual Lab workshop Coordinator Mr Vijay on +91 98497 50410.

With regards,

Prof. Jayanthi Sivaswamy
PI, Virtual Labs
IIIT-H, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500 032, Andhra Pradesh, India
Tel: 040-6653 1327; Fax: +91 40 6653 1413; Email: vlabsworkshop@iiit.ac.in