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October 2011 Newsletter

ISTEC Newsletter
Volume 5 No. 4

October 2011  

In this edition of the ISTEC newsletter, we want to share with you the events and activities that took place during the third quarter of the year. If you have questions or comments, please email us at

MobiletecPublic Safety
Mobiletec International, Inc., an industrial member of ISTEC, offers us an interesting article about public safety. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and with offices in Bolivia and Colombia, MobileTec has served as a innovator in the public safety industry since 1990.Mobiletec offers a wide variety of products and services, including InMotion ™ Solution for Public Safety. InMotion consists of a series of mission-critical applications with modular design, capable of operating in a stand-alone environment or integrated with existing systems. Besides working at the level of cities and municipalities (local governments) Mobiletec is expanding its market to public safety on college campuses. For more information visit  Mobiletec Website

Public Safety (pdf) 

ACE Initiative (Advanced Continuing Education)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The ISTEC-MEDIA project announces a workshop on 23rd & 24th February, 2012 in Buenos Aires:  

Audiovisual Content as a Resource for Online Teaching of Science and Technology. Registration will open soon: Agenda   (pdf SPA) 


Please send your suggestions, comments, or question to Dr. Mónica Luque, Director ACE:  

R&D Initiative: Transdisciplinary Education & Complex Systems Network


During the 12th and 13th of august, 2011 the International Symposium on Quality of Higher Education in Ibero-America was conducted by the Faculty of Education at the Universidad El Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia. Scholars from the U.S., Europe, and Latin America participated and discussed the new trends on the quality of Teaching and Research at Masters and PhD level. The academic event was inaugurated by ISTEC by Dr. Wilfrido Moreno, Director of the Research and Development (R & D), and provided the framework for the launch of the Transdisciplinary Network for Research in Education and Complex Systems (hosted by ISTEC’s R & D Initiative). Read Full Brief (pdf)

LibLink Initiative: Integrating Academic Resources within the ISTEC Community    

The global trend towards open access during the last years has promoted collaboration among repositories through the exchange of resources, which implies a context of knowledge socialization with well-known advantages.


Given the context that surrounds the ISTEC Consortium, and the LibLink Initiative in particular, continuous creation of services aiming to provide new interaction and exchange channels among its members is one of its main goals. Therefore, LibLink intends to provide an academic resource collection service through PrEBi (UNLP) for the ISTEC Community. This service will encompass the wide range of institutional repositories and digital libraries that make up this community, thus generating a centralized globally searchable compendium. 


For this purpose, a resource collection OAI-PMH tool has been developed, with the following main characteristics: It enables task automation and the capacity to apply different analysis to the collected data, unifying and improving the large volume of heterogeneous information expected. Additionally, an OPAC tool was provided to enable the basic functions of exploration, search and retrieval of documents stored in the centralized database.


Finally, we would like to invite all members of the LibLink Initiative with an operating OAI Data Provider to join this initiative, whose main goal is to have a fully operational test server in the short term. Those interested can send their information for OAI Data Providers or other comments to

Xilinx logo Mark your calendars: Xilinx FPGA Workshop in Bolivia
ISTEC, industrial member XILINX, and the Bolivian Private University at Cochabamba, Bolivia, announce an FPGA Workshop that will take place in Cochabamba, from Wednesday 30 November to Sunday 4 December, 2011 Program agenda and registration instructions to be announced soon! UPB logo
ISTEC is a non-profit organization that fosters sustainable socio-economic development in Ibero-America through a network that promotes trust and integration between academia, government, industry and society.ISTEC also strives to strengthen social responsibility as a common shared value in the region. Learn More About Us…..

Student Corner
Global Student Design Contest (GSDC)The winning teams of the top three (3) Prizes of the 2011 ISTEC Student Contest flew to Lisbon for the 1st World Engineering Education Flash Week  27 Sept – 4 Oct Presentations and Pics SC Lisbon The students presented their winning projects at a forum hosted by the student organization SPEED. Dr. Ramiro Jordán, on behalf of the ISTEC, announced the format of the 2012 ISTEC Student Contest, named GSDC: Global Student Design ContestThe contest rules will be published in the December 2011 Newsletter, and the prizes will be announced during the next

ISTEC General Assembly Buenos Aires,
Oct 15-18, 2012
Mark your calendars! 

ISTEC-Sponsored Events
COLNANOTEC With the support of ISTEC and the Technical University of Madrid, the University of Cundinamarca held the Second International Conference on Nanotechnology Applications – COLNANOTEC 2011, August 18 and 19, 2011, at the Conference Hall of the Library Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá.

 Read Review


Review of the visit from Santo Tomás University, Colombia, to the INAOE and the Universidad Veracruzana during the

Third Seminar on Nanoelectronics and Advanced Design 2011

held on September 21-23 in Puebla, México 

Read Review

  Univ Veracruzana

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