torsdag, januari 12, 2006

CFP: Mobile Learning 2006: Trinity College, Dublin

-- CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline for submissions: 30 January 2006 --

                                   14–16 July 2006 - Dublin, IRELAND 

* Co-organised by Trinity College, Dublin

* Conference Background and Goals
Mobile Learning, although in its infancy as a research area, has to date generated much interest and discussion among researchers. In particular, financial, logistical or technical reasons, such as the ever increasing availability of wireless portable devices, have provided a rich environment for the proliferation of ‘mobile learning applications’. While there is an increasing number of mobile applications and devices that offer substantial potential to support and enable learning and teaching processes, the danger of designing, developing and implementing learning application for mobile devices that are not truly anchored in sound principles of learning is something researcher in the area of mobile learning must be mindful of.

Research and developments in the field of mobile learning have yielded numerous experiences and tools that could be broadly classified into administrative, referential, interactive, data collection, location aware and collaborative categories. While the initial categories to some extend attempt to replicate or augment applications available on fixed desktop or laptop computers, the later leverage off the unique attributes of wireless mobile devices by creating new learning opportunities which would not be possible without mobile technology.

Against this background, the Mobile Learning 2006 International Conference aims to provide a forum for presenting and discussing cutting edge mobile learning research. In particular empirical research informed by theories of learning such as collaborative, contextual, constructivist and constructionist approaches which are well suited for mobile learning experiences and scenarios, is encouraged. Furthermore, given the continuous developments in technology, the conference aims to generate speculative debate in relation to where the field may be going. 

* Format of the Conference 
The conference will comprise invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book. The best paper authors will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in selected Journals, inlcuding IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet and International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (IJKL).

* Types of Submissions 
Full and Short Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Topics related to Mobile Learning are of interest. We invite researchers, practitioners, developers and all those working in the mobile learning arena to submit work under the following topics:
• Pedagogical approaches and theories for mLearning
• Collaborative, cooperative and Contextual mLearning
• Creativity and mLearning
• Gaming and simulations in mLearning
• mLearning in educational institutions: primary, secondary and third level
• Informal and Lifelong mLearning  
• mLearning in developing countries
• New tools, technologies and platforms for mLearning
• User Studies in mLearning
• The social phenomenon of mobile devices and mLearning
• Speculative ideas in mLearning: where next?

An academic conference is itself an exercise in learning. Accordingly, proposals as to how mobile technology can enhance the conference experience are invited.

* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline: 30 January 2006
- Notification to Authors: 13 March 2006
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 21 April 2006
- Late Registration: After 21 April 2006

* Conference Location 
The conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland at Trinity College.

* Secretariat 
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3 
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal 
Web site:

* Program Committee

Conference Co-Chairs
Pedro Isaias and Piet Kommers,

Program Chair
Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez,

Committee Members (not complete):
Abdallah Tubaishat, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Adam Maria Gadomski, Italian National Research Agency ENEA, Italy
Alois Ferscha, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Ann Fitzgibbon, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 
Antti Oulasvirta, University of Helsinki, Finland
Anxo Cereijo Roibas, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Bill Lockitt, QTP Limited, United Kingdom
Brendan Tangney, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 
Carol Savill-Smith, Learning and Skills Development Agency, United Kingdom
Cher Ping Lim, National Institute of Education, Singapore 
Clark Quinn, LineZine, USA
Desmond Keegan, Distance Education International, Ireland 
Eelco Kruizinga, CIBIT Consultants Educators, The Netherlands
Elena Murelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan, USA
Ismail Khalil Ibrahim, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Jill Attewell, Learning and Skills Development Agency, United Kingdom
John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Josie Taylor, The Open University, United Kingdom
Judy Nix, Ericssons Education, United Kingdom
Kari Mikkelä, Finnish Centre of Expertise for Digital Media, Finland
Kevin Donovan, Learning and Skills Development Agency, United Kingdom
Louise Mifsud, Agder University College , Norway 
Maiga Chang, National Science and Technology Program for e-Learning, Taiwan
Michael Gardner, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Mikael Wiberg, Umeå University, Sweden
Mike Joy, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Mona Laroussi, University of Lille, France
Patricia C. Che, National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan
Paul LeFrere, Open University, United Kingdom
Roberto Bernazzani, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada
Rose Luckin, London Knowledge Lab, University of London, United Kingdom
Sean Siqueira, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sharon Role, University of Malta, Malta
Theodoros N. Arvanitis, The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Timothy K. Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Tzung-Shi Chen, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Verner Andersen, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark
Vjaceslavs Sitikovs, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Vinny Cahill, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 
Yiannis Laouris, Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute, Cyprus
Yuan-Kai Wang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Zhigeng Pan, Zhejiang University, China

Please check for full list

* Co-located event
Please also check the co-located event e-Society 2006 ( - 13-16 July 2006

* Registered participants in the Mobile Learning conference may attend the e-Society conference sessions free of charge. to this newsletterForward this newsletter to a friendUnsubscribe from this newsletter

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