tisdag, februari 28, 2006

ICL2006: Call for Papers

ICL2006  Call for Papers

27 - 29 September 2006 Villach, Austria
www .icl-conference.org
Scope of the conference

This interdisciplinary conference aims to focus on the exchange of  relevant trends and research  results as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of  interactive computer aided learning. Therefore pilot projects, applications and products will also be welcome. 

The conference will be organized by the Carinthia Tech Institute (School of Electronics), Villach/Austria and is supported by: Keynote speaker
  • Burks Oakley, Associate Vice President and Director of the 'University of Illinois Online', University of Illinois, USA
  • Kinshuk, Director of Advanced Learning Technology Research Centre, Massey University, New Zealand and Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology
  • Serge Ravet, CEO European Institute for E-Learning, Champlost, France
  • Catriona Savage, Ass. Director UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning, Paris, France
  • Rob Reilly, MIT Media Lab, USA
  • Peter Baumgartner, University of Hagen, Germany
  • Natasa Milic-Frayling, Head of the Research Partnership Programme EMEA Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK (asked)
Topics of interest
  • Web based learning (WBL)
  • Computer based learning (CBL)
  • Computer aided language learning (CALL)
  • Telelearning / Teleteaching / Teletutoring
  • Life long learning
  • Education and Internet / Intranet
  • Mobile learning environments/applications
  • Platforms and authoring tools
  • Adaptive learning environments
  • Networks/Grids for Learning
  • Educational Virtual Environments
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Knowledge management and learning
  • Applications of the Semantic Web
  • Methods of content adaptation
  • Standards and style-guides
  • Remote and virtual laboratories
  • Multimedia and virtual reality
  • Pedagogical and psychological issues
  • Evaluation and outcomes assessment
  • New learning models and applications
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Real world experiences
  • Pilot projects / Products / Applications
Special track
"School and IT"
Types of sessions
  • Full paper sessions (20 minutes presentation followed by a panel discussion)
  • Short paper sessions: (15 minutes presentation)
  • Interactive demonstrations (15 minutes, also online demonstrations)
  • Poster sessions
Other opportunities to participate: 
  • Run a workshop or tutorial (This are half or full day events and do not require written or published papers. Proposals should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, and the qualifications of the instructor.)
  • Organize a  thematic session. (Proposals should include a minimum of three  papers, a session title, a list of the topics covered and the qualifications of the session organizer. The name of the session organizer will appear in the program and proceedings.)
  • Exhibit at ICL (Products and developments of appropriate technologies)
All accepted submissions for their presentation in the conference (papers, demonstrations, posters) will be included in the conference proceedings.
For those who are interested in organizing a thematic session, please, send an email to the conference chair, and if it is pre-approved we will send you a login/password for our submission system so you can include and modify papers in your invited session.
Thematic session organizers with the best performance will be co-editors of the proceedings CD.
They will also be candidates for invited editors, or co-editors of a possible iJET (International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning) issue related to their invited session papers.

Conference language


The proceedings will be published on CD in cooperation with the Kassel University Press (own ISBN number).  Format instructions will be available in time.

Conference chair

M. Auer, Carinthia Tech Institute Villach, Austria

Program committee

A.Y. Al-Zoubi , Princess Sumaya University for Technology Amman, Jordan
P. Baumgartner , University of Hagen, Germany
C. Bouras , University of Patras and Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Greece
M. Debevc , University of Maribor, Slovenia
Ch. Dorninger , Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Austria
A. Edwards , Universidad de Colima, Mexico
G. Ferreira , CEFET Santa Catarina, Brasil
M. Hitz, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
J. Hvorecky , VSM Bratislava, Czech Republic
T. Iliev, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
G. Ioannidis , University of Patras, Greece
A. Istenic Starcic , University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
G. Karlsson , KTH Stockholm, Sweden
A. Karpati , Eötvös University Budapest, Hungary
B. Kerr , Concordia University Montreal, Canada
I. Leibo , MIOE Moscow, Russia
G.-Z. Liu , National Cheng Kung University Taiwan
R. Mittermeir , University of Klagenfurt, Austria
A. Pester , Carinthia Tech Institute Villach, Austria
R. Reilly , MIT Media Lab, USA
M. Schanz , VDE, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
W. Scharl , Technikum Vienna, Austria
R. Straub , IBM, France
T. Schmidt , HAW Hamburg, Germany
A. Szucs , EDEN, TU Budapest, Hungary
D. Ursutiu , University Transylvania Brasov, Romania
A. Weilguny, Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Austria
L. van Wyk , Potchefstroom University, South Africa

Organizing committee chair

H. Kleber (Carinthia Tech Institute)

Submission of papers

The abstracts should be submitted using the Electronic Submission System. If unable to submit the abstract electronically, please contact the chair.

Proposals for demonstrations, tutorials and the exhibition also may be submitted in a short form (email to: M.Auer@IEEE.org ).

Important dates

May 19, 2006            Submission of  extended abstracts
June 02, 2006            Proposals for tutorials, demos, exhibition
June 19, 2006           Notification of acceptance
Sept. 04, 2006           Camera-ready due
Sept. 27-29, 2006       Conference ICL2006
For more information contact

phone:  +43-4242-90500-2115
fax:       +43-4242-90500-2110

General information

The conference will be held at the Carinthia Tech Institute in Villach. Villach  is located in the southern part of Austria near Italy and Slovenia and can easily be reached by aircraft (Klagenfurt, Ljubljana, Salzburg), by train (EC) and highway (Autobahn). 

måndag, februari 27, 2006

E-Learn 2006 Call for Presentations (Honolulu, Hawaii)

>> Call for Participation Deadline: April 27th <<

* Please forward to a colleague *


E-Learn 2006

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate,
Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education

October 13-17, 2006 * Honolulu, Hawaii


** Submission Deadline: April 27, 2006 **

Organized by:
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Co-sponsored by:
International Journal on E-Learning

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Available to Print & Distribute (PDF to print; 200kb)

>> CONTENTS & LINKS (details below) <<

1. Submission Information, Deadline April 27th:
Call for Presentations: http://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/call.htm
Submission Guide: http://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/submitguide.htm
Presenter Guide: http://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/PresenterLounge

2. Major Topics: www.aace.org/conf/elearn/topics.htm
3. Presentation Categories: http://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/

4. Products/Services Showcases & Presentations: http://www.aace.org/

5. Proceedings & Paper Awards: http://www.aace.org/pubs
6. For Budgeting Purposes: http://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/rates.htm

7. Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii: http://www.aace.org/conf/Cities/
8. Deadlines: http://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/deadlines.htm

E-Learn 2006 -- World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate,
Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education is an international,
annual conference which serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the
exchange of information on research, development, and applications of
all topics related to e-Learning in these four sectors.

E-Learn Is Unique:
E-Learn is an innovative collaboration between the top public and
private academic researchers, developers, education and business
professionals, and end users from the Corporate, Healthcare,
Government, and Higher Education sectors.

All presentation proposals are reviewed and selected by a respected,
international Executive Advisory Board (http://www.aace.org/conf/
elearn/exec.htm) and Program Committee, based on merit and the
perceived value for attendees.

E-Learn, the premiere international, non-commercial conference in the
field, spans all
disciplines and levels of education and attracts more than 1,000
from over 60 countries. We invite you to attend E-Learn and submit
proposals for presentations.

All presentation proposals are peer reviewed and selected by three
reviewers on the respected international Program Committee for
inclusion in the
conference program, proceedings book, and CD-ROM proceedings.

* Keynote Speakers
* Invited Panels/Speakers
* Papers
* Best Practice Sessions
* Roundtables
* Demonstrations/Posters
* Research/Technical Showcases
* Products/Services Showcases
* Tutorials/Workshops

For Call for Presentations, connect to:

Submission guidelines and Web form: http://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/

For Presentation and AV Guidelines: http://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/


The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the
following topics as they relate to the e-Learning and the
technologies supporting e-Learning.

1. Sectors or Application Domains:
General & Cross-Domain
Health Care
Higher Education
Informal Learning (Museums, Communities, Homes)
Military Training
Professional Associations & Non-Profits

2. Major Topics relating to or technologically supporting E-Learning:
Content Development
Implementation Examples and Issues
Instructional Design
Policy Issues
Social and Cultural Issues
Standards and Interoperability
Tools and Systems

3. Specific Topic Examples:
Asynchronous Learning
Authoring Tools
Building E-Learning Architectures
Collaborative Learning
Community Building
Courseware Development
Customer Training
Developing an Organizational e-Learning Strategy
Developing, Integrating, and Delivering E-Learning Solutions
Digital Libraries for E-Learning
Distance Learning
Electronic Publishing Tools for E-Learning
Evaluation/Performance Measurement & Assessment
Good Practice Concepts & Examples
Human-Computer Interaction
Industry-University Partnering
Infrastructure of E-Learning Environments
Innovative Curriculum in E-Learning
Instructional Design for E-Learning
Intelligent E-Learning Technology
Interactive E-Learning Systems
Knowledge Management in E-Learning
Learning & Content Management Systems
Management of Learning Resources
Marketing/Promoting Learning Activities
Multimedia-based E-Learning Systems
Organizational E-Learning Strategies
Pedagogical & Issues
Policy and Law
Quality Management and Assessment in E-Learning
Research Perspectives for E-Learning
Societal Issues, Including Legal, Standards, & International Issues
Virtual Universities, Classrooms, and Laboratories

The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful
activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.

Organizations have the opportunity to demonstrate and discuss their e-
learning related
products and services in through Products/Services Showcases &

Accepted papers will be published by AACE in the Proceedings Book and on
CD-ROM. Proceedings in this series serve as major resources in the
hypermedia/telecommunications community, reflecting the current state of
the art in the discipline. In addition, the Proceedings also are
internationally distributed through and archived in EdITLib--
Education and Information Library, http://www.EdITLib.org/

Selected papers may be invited for publication in may be invited for
publication in AACE's respected journals especially in the
- International Journal on E-Learning (IJEJ),
- Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH), or
- Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR).

All presented papers will be considered for Outstanding Paper Awards
several categories. Award winning papers may be invited for
publication in
the AACE journals.

The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants
will be
approximately $395 U.S. (AACE members), $465 U.S. (non-members).
Registration includes proceedings on CD, receptions, and all sessions
except tutorials. The conference dinner will be an extra fee.

All conference sessions will be held at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
(http://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/hotel.htm) located on the famous
Waikiki Beach and in walking distance to the city's shopping district
- with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. Special discount
hotel and airline rates have been obtained for E-Learn participants.


Whether your idea of fun is soaking up the sun on a pristine, white
sand beach or nightclubbing in Waikiki, hiking the trails or sampling
some of the fantastic Hawaiian Regional Cuisine, we know that you're
going to enjoy yourself on O'ahu.

Explore Hawaii online at: www.gohawaii.com * www.visit-oahu.com


Submissions Due: April 27, 2006
Authors Notified: May 28, 2006
Proceedings File Due: Sept. 6, 2006
Early Registration: Sept. 6, 2006
Conference: Oct. 13-17, 2006

To be added to the mailing list for this conference, link
to http://www.aace.org/info.htm

If you have a question about E-Learn, please send an e-mail to
AACE Conference Services, conf@aace.org

AACE--Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
P.O. Box 1545
Chesapeake, Virginia 23327 USA
Phone: 757-366-5606 * Fax: 703-997-8760
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fredag, februari 24, 2006

International Conference: "Transformations in the Cultural and Media Industries (CMI)"

International Conference
"Transformations in the Cultural and Media Industries (CMI)"
September 25, 26 and 27, 2006, Paris

Since the end of the eighties the Cultural and Media Industries have
undergone profound change. This has given rise occasionally to some
rather spectacular phenomena, which have received extensive attention
in the media, and been commented on by "experts", policy makers and
economic decision-makers. Among the themes which have been most
frequently discussed one might mention notably: the move towards
deregulation; the various huge merger operations bringing together
industrial groups and financial centres which have lead, against a
background of globalisation, to an unprecedented degree of
concentration; the flow of ideas and players around the notion of
cultural exception and cultural diversity; the development of new
cultural, informational or communication products accessible via the
Internet or via mobile telephones or similar tools; movements opposed
to existing commercial offers marked by the development of small
structures of production targeted at micro - markets but also by the
development of piracy; shift in the balance between content
providers, software manufacturers, hardware manufacturers and network
operators; the development of types of content, such as "reality
television", which have appeared in Europe over the last few years.

How should these developments be interpreted? Do they in fact
constitute a major transformation? An examination of the current
research into the Culture Industry, whether from the point of view of
economics, law, sociology, political science, history, philosophy or
communication and information sciences, the number of widely
differing and contradictory approaches to the same issues is
striking. A process needs to be launched which will end the current
dispersal of existing studies. A new framework is needed.

This is therefore the main objective of the international symposium
on transformations in the Cultural and Media Industries organized the
25, 26 and 27 September 2006 at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme,
Paris Nord.

More information :

Wikimania 2006 -- Aug. 4 - Aug. 6, Cambridge, MA

Call for Participation -- Wikimania 2006 -- Aug. 4 - Aug. 6,
Cambridge, MA
For more information, see the Wikimania website:
About Wikimania

Wikimania is an annual global event devoted to Wikipedia and other
Wikimedia projects. It is both a scientific conference and a community
event, open to the public. Wikimania is a place for users and editors
of the projects to gather from around the globe, to meet each other,
to exchange ideas, and to report on research and projects. This year's
conference will be held from 4-6 August, 2006, on the Harvard Law
School campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

We are accepting submissions for papers, posters, presentations,
workshops, and discussion groups. We are also accepting nominations
for speakers and speaker panels, and suggestions for other activities.
Everyone is welcome to submit abstracts and ideas. Be bold in your
Important dates:

* 30 Mar 2006: Proposal deadline for workshops and tutorials
Notification of acceptance: by April 30
* 15 Apr 2006: Abstracts due for panels, papers, posters and
Notification of acceptance: by May 15
* 4-6 Aug 2006: Wikimania
Conference Themes

Submissions should address one or more of the following themes:

* Technical infrastructure -- Issues related to Mediawiki development
and extensions; Wikimedia hardware layout; new ideas for development
(including case studies from other wikis or similar projects).

* Wikimedia projects and content -- Presentation of interesting
projects and results; future aims of the projects and types of
distribution; ways to improve content quality. New uses for project
content: in education, journalism, research, &c.

* Free knowledge and access to information -- Present and future free
knowledge initiatives; related library and archival projects around
the world and input from librarians and archivists; ways to gather and
distribute knowledge.

* Wiki social science -- The contributors and users (who are they?
Where do they come from?); reputation and identity issues; conflict
resolution and community dynamics; scaling digital communities.
Languages and cultures and their interactions online; multilingualism
via wikis. Linguistics studies on wiki communities.

* Law and Policy -- Copyleft, collective copyright, special issues
pertaining to communal editing and distribution; other legal areas for
which Wiki[mp]edia is an interesting case study. Policy creation
within individual projects.

Types of Submissions:

* Panels (Suggest a group of 2-5 speakers on a specific subject)
* Workshops (From 30-120 minutes)
* Presentations (10-30 minute presentations/papers)
* Posters (Printed presentations or visual displays that can stand on
* BOFs (Birds-of-a-Feather/discussion sessions - 45-60 minutes of
group discussion)

We are also accepting artistic submissions, especially visualizations
or other representations of some aspect of the projects.
Submission format

* All submissions must include a title and an abstract of 100 to 300
words. They should also list the full name (and wiki name if
appropriate) of the submitter, with contact information and
affiliations. Special requirements for the presentation (equipment for
a workshop or panel) should be noted. The abstracts should be provided
as plain text, and not as file attachments.
* Workshop submissions should include a 1-2pp overview of the areas to
be covered or taught.
* Speaker panel submissions should include short biographies of each
suggested panelist.
* Paper and Presentation submissions may include a link to a draft of
the paper or slides, if available. State clearly whether the
submission concerns a specific wiki project, and whether the
presentation is intended to be a specific length.
* BOF proposals should describe the significance of and community
interest in the topic, and name the proposed discussion leader(s).

To process your submission, please see the Wikimania website -
http://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/Call_for_papers. Send questions or
suggestions to wikimania-cfp <at> wikimedia.org .
Final Submissions

Final submissions must be provided in an open format (OpenOffice,
LaTeX sources, HTML...) and licensed under a free content license (GFDL
or CC-BY-SA).

A limited number of stipends will be available to those unable to
obtain funding to attend the conference. Accepted presenters are
encouraged to apply if assistance is needed.

tisdag, februari 21, 2006

Media Consuming Audiences CfP

Papers are being sought for presentation at an international workshop
to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, September 29-30, 2006. The
workshop is sponsored by the Media Management and Transformation
Centre at Jönköping International Business School (Jönköping
University), Europe's premier centre on media business issues.

The objective of the workshop is to develop clearer understanding of
how consumers' choices are affecting monetary and temporal
expenditures on media products and services and the factors that are
influencing and changing those choices.

Papers are solicited on issues including:

* Patterns of consumption
* Motivations for consumption
* Consumer choice models
* Constraints on consumption
* Audience economics
* Audience measurement
* Expenditure fatigue
* Audience valuation
* Predicted audience versus measured audience
* New technologies and the audience product
* The attention economy
* Marketing audience
* Ratings analysis

100-word abstracts are due April 15, 2006, with notification of
accepted proposals on June 1, 2006. Completed papers are due in mid-
September. Send abstracts to:

Dr. Cinzia Dal Zotto, Research Manager
Media Management and Transformation Centre
Jönköping International Business School
P.O. Box 1026
SE-551 11 Jönköping - Sweden
For more information: cinzia.dalzotto@ihh.hj.se

lördag, februari 18, 2006

12th International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia (VSMM 2006)

12th International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia (VSMM 2006)
Interactive Technologies & Sociotechnical Systems:
New Developments and Solutions
for Cultural Heritage, Healthcare, Gaming, Robotics and the Arts

Oct. 18-20, 2006, Xi¡¯an, China 


The 12th VSMM conference is hosted this year in the magnificent cultural city of Xi¡¯an, China, known for the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, which are praised as "the eighth major wonder of the world¡±.  This is the first time that VSMM is sited in China.  VSMM2006 will bring experts from five continents to give presentations, exchange information and learn about the latest developments in the field of virtual systems and multimedia by focusing on their applications in Heritage, Healthcare, Games, Robotics, and the Arts.
VSMM2006, Xi¡¯an, will present an exciting lineup of plenary sessions, invited talks, tutorials, panels, poster sessions, workshops, visits and an innovative technology exhibition. 

Full and short papers related to the following topical areas are solicited. However, any paper dealing with a pioneering or significant new development in virtual reality and multimedia is also encouraged. 

¡¤ VR theory and modeling of VR systems
¡¤ Human-Centered design issues
¡¤ Artificial life and dynamic worlds
¡¤ Virtual/Augmented/Immersive Environments
¡¤ Modeling and Rendering 
¡¤ Virtual Heritage and Museum Environments
¡¤ Virtual Reality in Archaeology and Historical Research
¡¤ VR Tools and Mobile Devices for Heritage Interpretation and Preservation
¡¤ Social dimensions of Virtual Heritage 
¡¤ Education and remote classrooms
¡¤ Effectiveness of VR for education
¡¤ Life Long Learning
¡¤ Collaborative Environments 
¡¤ Robotics and industrial applications
¡¤ 3D GIS: modeling and interpretation
¡¤ 3D scanning and sensing
¡¤ Medical applications
¡¤ On-demand and mobile computing
¡¤ Game engine applications 
¡¤ Media arts and creative technologies
¡¤ Digital entertainment and performance
¡¤ Traditional and mobile gaming
¡¤ Edutainment for Culture Heritage 
¡¤ Guidelines and International Charters
¡¤ Socio-economic modeling of VR
¡¤ Usability, Health, and Safety Issues
¡¤ Ethics of the design and use of VR 

Full papers should describe original and unpublished work related to the above listed tracks or closely related topics and should not exceed 10 pages single spaced in length including images, figures, tables and references.
Short papers should describe work in progress about the above or closely related topics and should not exceed 4 pages single spaced in length including images, figures, tables and references. Each short paper should be clearly identified as such.
Papers should also include the title, authornames, affiliations, postal addresses, e-mail addresses and the contact person for the paper. See the VSMM 2006 website for a PDF format guide.
Papers will be published in the 2006 proceedings, by either Springer, IEEE, or SPIE (TBD). Papers presentations will be organized in thematic sessions (based upon the conference main topics) of 90 minutes each with 4 papers per session. Paper presentations should aim to be presented within 20 minutes to allow for sufficient discussion after each presentation.

Please submit a proposal that describes what you plan to discuss. The proposal should include the topic, the importance of the topic to the VSMM2006 attendees, originality and a brief position statement. It should be around 3 pages single spaced in length and submitted by email to the conference secretariat. Be sure to include the contact persons, affiliations, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses. Panels have a duration of 90 minutes in total and need to provide enough time for discussion.

Tutorials & Workshops
Please submit a proposal that describes what you plan to teach or workshop. The proposal must include a description of the objectives, duration, experience level and prerequisites of the intended audience, about 200-word abstract, outline of the content and the instructor's vita. Be sure to include the contact persons, affiliations, addresses, telephone numbers, and email address. Proposals should be around 3 pages single spaced in length and submitted by email to the conference secretariat. Tutorials and workshops can be half a day or a full day.

Important Dates
Papers (long & short) and Proposals for panels and workshops: June 1, 2006
Notification of acceptance: July 10, 2006
Camera ready electronic paper: August 1, 2006
Conference: October 18-20, 2006

All inquiries about the submission of a paper, panel, tutorial, or workshop proposals should be made to: 
VSMM2006 Conference Secretariat
email: china2006@vsmm.org
Conference website: http://www.vsmm.org/2006/

fredag, februari 17, 2006

IARIGAI Call for papers-reminder

This is to remind you that the deadline for submission of extended abstracts for the 33rd International Research Conference of iarigai is exactly two weeks from now (3 March 2006). We are expecting your contribution as soon as possible. Please note that no further reminders will be issued.

More information about the conference and details on the submission of abstracts can be found at http://www.iarigai.org/leipzig/leipzig.html.

CFP: mLearn 2006, Canada

*Call for Papers*

*mLearn 2006*

www.mlearn2006.org <http://www.mlearn2006.org/>

October 22-25, 2006

Fairmont Banff Springs Resort

Banff, Alberta, Canada

mLearn 2006, the 5th World Conference on Mobile Learning, will fulfill
the need for stimulating critical debate on and research into theories,
approaches, principles and applications of mobile devices for promoting
learning. mLearn 2006 will provide an opportunity for professionals from
industry, as well as researchers, educators, students, technologists and
practitioners, to share their knowledge, experience and research in the
various areas where mLearning is applied. The conference will also serve
as an opportunity to promote mLearning.

Important Dates:*

* Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2006
* Notification of Acceptance: July 31, 2006

Presentation Categories

* Pre-Conference Workshops
* Long Paper Presentation
* Short Paper Presentation
* Poster Presentation
* Technical Showcase
* Panel/Roundtable
* Products/Services Showcases
* “Papers on the Fly”

Call for Submissions – Deadline May 31, 2006

www.mlearn2006.org/participate/ <http://www.mlearn2006.org/

The objectives for the conference are to:

* Assist personal and professional development and the development
of new skills for educators.
* Encourage the study and implementation of mobile applications in
teaching and learning.
* Facilitate dialogue between technical experts and educators
* Facilitate networking, business and cooperative activities and
* Facilitate dialogue and sharing among different cultures with
regard to the optimum use of emerging technologies.
* Promote the development of mLearning, globally.
* Provide opportunities for graduate students to network and
collaborate with experts in the mLearning field.
* Share local and international developments, experiences and
lessons learned.
* Stimulate critical debate on and research into theories,
approaches, principles and applications of mLearning.

Topics of interest include:

* Building and implementing mLearning strategies in educational
institutions, corporations and government
* Case studies in mLearning
* Cost effective management of mLearning processes
* Creating interactive and collaborative mLearning environments
* Emerging hardware and software for mLearning
* Evaluation in mLearning
* Implementing mLearning
* Informal learning using mobile devices
* Instructional design for mLearning
* Intelligent agents for learning
* Learning objects and metadata for mLearning
* Mass personalization and socialization
* mLearning and mTraining
* mLearning in developing countries
* mLearning management systems (mLMSs)
* mLearning: the next generation
* mLearning: theory and pedagogy
* Open and distance learning (ODL) using mobile devices
* Quality in mLearning
* Social implications of mLearning
* Student support in mLearning

For more information contact:

Deborah Zornes, MA
Manager, Research and Academic Services
Office of Research Services
Athabasca University
1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB
T9S 3A3

Ph: +1-780-675-6275
Fax: +1-780-675-6722

E-mail:mlearn@athabascau.ca <mailto:%20mlearn@athabascau.ca>

Deborah Zornes, MA
Manager, Research and Academic Services
Office of the Vice President Academic
Athabasca University
#1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3
Ph: 780-675-6275 Fax: 780-675-6722

måndag, februari 13, 2006

DREAM Conference Odense 21-23/9 2006

Informal learning and digital media:
constructions, contexts, consequences

21-23 September 2006
University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark


A major international conference organised by DREAM (Danish Research Centre on Education and Advanced Media Materials).

School no longer holds a monopoly on education. Learning is distributed across a range of sites and settings, and media and ICTs hold important stakes in this process of diversification. This conference will present and discuss the most advanced and exciting research on informal learning, its mediatized constructions, socio-cultural contexts and educational consequences.

Conference goals
A major aim of the conference is to bring together an international forum of scholars from a range of disciplines including media and ICT studies, education, psychology, anthropology, sociology and cultural studies - and to promote dialogue within and across research traditions.  We also aim to develop dialogue between researchers, educators and producers of new learning resources.

Conference themes
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:                                                                                                  
Informal learning between creativity and competencies
Informal learning: digital divides or new citizenships?
o  Repertoires of learning: aesthetics, genre and the meaning of context
Media and ICT literacies and conceptual learning
o  Planning and production of innovative learning resources.

Papers are encouraged from researchers with interests in any of these specific themes as well as the general issues of the conference.

If you would like to present a paper, please submit a 400 word abstract with an indication of which of the above themes you will address. Abstracts must include the title of your paper along with author name(s), affiliation, and contact details (postal address, telephone, fax and email address). Abstracts (format: pdf, doc, rtf) should be submitted to mail@dream.dk

After the conference, authors are invited to submit revised versions of their papers from which contributions will be selected for a volume focusing on the main themes of the conference.

Important dates
1 May 2006          deadline for submission of abstracts
1 June 2006        notification of authors
1 July 2006            deadline for early registration
1 August 2006          deadline for submission of final papers.

Keynote speakers
Keynote speakers include professorJames Paul Gee(School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison), professorGlynda A. Hull(Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley), professorSonia Livingstone(London School of Economics) and associate research professorJulian Sefton-Green(Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia).

Pre-Conference: One-day ph.d. course
The research conference is preceded by an intensive ph.d. course 20 September 2006, offering a venue for ph.d. students within relevant conference areas to meet with some of the main conference speakers and to make project presentations and discussions.

Conference language
The conference language is English.

Stay informed
Please visit the conference website for full scientific and social programme, registration form and keynote abstracts:www.dream.dk

onsdag, februari 08, 2006

CFP: First European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning

See http://www.ectel06.org/ for more info.

Call for Papers
First European Conference on
Technology Enhanced Learning
Innovative Approaches for Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Crete, Greece - October 1-4, 2006
Organized by the PRO-LC Cluster
URL: http://www.ectel06.org

With the shift towards the knowledge society, changing working conditions
and the continuous evolution of information and communication technologies,
peoples' knowledge and skills need continuous development. Technology
learning is one of the strategic objectives of the EU/IST Work
Programme, with the goal of "improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness
of learning, for individuals and organizations, independent of time,
place and
pace." Innovative infrastructuctures, methods and approaches are needed to
reach this goal, and will facilitate transfer and sharing of knowledge
individuals and in organisations. For e-learning, as in e-commerce and
e-business, systemic changes wrought by emerging technologies are also
changing the relationships between consumption and production - in this
case of knowledge - as what many call 'Web 2.0' becomes more interactive
and user-generated content becomes more widespread.

The First European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning provides
a unique forum for all research related to technology-enhanced learning, as
well as its interactions with knowledge management, business processes and
work environments. It will provide a competitive yet broad enough forum
for technology enhanced learning research in Europe and world-wide through
specialized workshops and the main conference. The conference will provide
unique networking possibilities for participating researchers throughout the
week and include project meetings and discussions for several EU/IST
funded within the 6th framework program under the action line of
Enhanced Learning and Access to Cultural Heritage".

We welcome submissions describing innovative research on all relevant
focusing on aspects from computer science, business and/or education, as
well as experience reports and case studies describing innovative
of new learning environments and approaches.

EC-TEL 2006 invites submissions in the following categories:
• Papers and posters
• Doctoral consortium papers
• Industrial reports
• Workshops
Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to:
Collaborative Learning:
Learning Communities, Distributed Teams, Instructional Methods for
Learning, Problem Solving Support, Collaborative Knowledge Building and
Sharing, Collaborative Games, Online Experiments

Personalized Learning:
Reasoning Techniques, Adaptation Patterns and Techniques, Data Mining,
Learner Modeling, Learner Assessment and Testing, Adaptive Hypermedia and
Adaptive Instructions, Competencies in Workplace Learning

Multimedia Content:
Autoring of Multimedia/ Virtual Reality Content, Multimedia / Virtual
Streaming, Web Video Lectures

Semantic Web, Metadata and Learning:
Learning Objects, Learning Activities, Learning Design, Narrative and
Models, Semantic Clustering, Metadata for Search and Information Retrieval

Workplace Learning:
Knowledge Management and Learning, Business Processes and Learning, Cost
and Economy Models, Leveraging Expertise, Informal Learning, Social
Organizational Learning, Knowledge Sharing.

Learning Repositories and Infrastructures for Learning:
Peer-to-Peer Infrastructures, Runtime Engines for Learning Design and
Objects, Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning, Deployment Strategies, Re-Use of
Learning Objects, Re-Authoring and Re-Purposing
Experience Reports, Assesment, and Case Studies

tisdag, februari 07, 2006

CFP: Open Publish 2006

*** OPEN PUBLISH 2006 ***
Sydney, Australia
26th - 28th July


Allette Systems is pleased to announce that the sixth annual Open Publish conference Call
for Papers is now open. While the event will continue to discuss topics such as content
management and single-source publishing, this year will deliberately focus less on technology
and more on human factors. Therefore, we have specific interest in hearing from speakers
with expertise in the following areas:

* methodologies for evaluating and implementing content management solutions
* project and risk management for content-related projects
* cost estimation
* effective system and project design
* using existing web infrastructure (mash-ups)
* documenting and managing content requirements
* business perspectives on open content such as Wikipedia
* best practice for content creation and conversion
* frameworks for quality in system development and implementation

More information on presenting a conference session or delivering a tutorial can be found at:

Open Publish 2006 is proudly presented by Allette Systems (AUS)
and Step Two Designs (AUS) in conjunction with IDEAlliance (USA).
Warm Regards
Nga Cao
Conference Manager
Open Publish 2006
Tel: +61 2 9660 8866
Web: www.openpublish.com.au

måndag, februari 06, 2006


9th Annual International Workshop on Presence
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Cleveland State University
August 24-26, 2006

Submission deadline: April 3, 2006

Full details on the web at <http://ispr.info>


Academics and practitioners with an interest in the concept
of (tele)presence are invited to submit their work for
presentation at PRESENCE 2006 at Cleveland State University
in Cleveland, Ohio, August 24-26, 2006.

The ninth in a series of highly successful international
workshops, PRESENCE 2006 will provide an open discussion
forum to share ideas regarding concepts and theories,
measurement techniques, technology, and applications related
to presence, the psychological state or subjective perception
in which a person fails to accurately and completely
acknowledge the role of technology in an experience,
including the sense of 'being there' experienced by users of
advanced media such as virtual reality.

The concept of presence has been the focus of increasing
scholarly attention since at least Minsky's "Telepresence" in
1980. Recently there has been a burst of funded research
activity in this area with the European FET Presence Research
initiative. What do we really know about presence and its
determinants? How can presence be successfully delivered with
today's technology? This conference invites papers that are
based on empirical results from studies of presence and
related issues and/or that make substantial advances in
theoretical understanding of presence and/or that contribute
to the technology for the delivery of presence. High quality
papers which make substantial contributions to the field are
sought; submissions will be rigorously evaluated by peer

Work accepted for presentation will be included in the
official conference proceedings and posted on the ISPR web
site. Some of the presented papers will be selected for
publication in one or more special issues of CyberPsychology
& Behavior or Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual

PRESENCE 2006 takes place in Cleveland and is hosted by
Cleveland State University. The conference is organized by
ISPR, the International Society for Presence Research.


Submissions of papers, demonstrations, and panels that
represent completed or ongoing work are encouraged in areas
including but not limited to:

* Explications of the presence concept

* Presence evaluation/measurement methodologies

* Causes and consequences (effects) of presence

* Presence in shared virtual environments and online

* Social/affective interfaces, virtual agents, parasocial

* Presence-associated technologies:
- Immersive, interactive, multimodal displays
- Advanced broadcast and cinematic displays (stereoscopic TV,
- Virtual environments/simulators
- 3-D sound
- Haptic/tactile displays

* Presence applications:
- Education and training
- Medicine and therapy
- Entertainment
- Communication and collaboration
- Teleoperation
- Presence and design
- Presence in art

* Presence and philosophical issues (e.g., the nature of

* The ethics of presence

* Presence in the future: Media experiences in the 21st
century and beyond


Like the earlier workshops, PRESENCE 2006 will have an
interactive format in which all participants (attendees,
presenters, invited speakers) attend each of the sessions as
well as several social events, allowing participants to
exchange ideas and build knowledge together as the conference

The conference will feature keynote presentations by
prominent presence scholars (details to be announced soon).


The Workshop will be hosted by Cleveland State University,
located in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States. Located on
the southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts world-class
cultural institutions, major-league sports, state-of-the-art
attractions, unique ethnic neighborhoods, great shopping and
dining, vibrant nightlife, a national park for outdoor
recreation, and much more. It was ranked #1 for "Most Livable
City" in the U.S. and 26th in the world by the Economist
Intelligence Unit (October 2005), a Top 10 Summer Vacation
Destination by msn.com (May 2004, June 2003), one of the 10
ten safest and culturally most fascinating cities to visit in
the U.S. by Travel Smart (January 2004), a Top 10 city for
walking by The American Podiatric Medical Association
(November 2003), a Top 25 Arts Destination, by
Americanstyle.com (October 2003), #3 City That Works Hardest
to Accommodate Group Tours by Destinations magazine (April
2001), and Top Five U.S. City for Meetings by Get There
Direct Meeting Company (February 2001). Cleveland's also the
home of the 4th Best Beer in the Country (Great Lakes Brewing
Company, Dortmunder Gold) according to American Heritage
(July 2002)

For more information about Cleveland visit the web site of
the Cleveland Convention & Visitors Bureau
(<http://www.travelcleveland.com/>); for more information
about Cleveland State University, visit the CSU web site


We invite researchers and practitioners to submit work in the
following categories:

Papers: Comprehensive descriptions of original research or
design work within the scope of the workshop. Papers are 5 to
12 pages in the PRESENCE 2006 template format (see submission
page of the conference web site) and will be considered for
oral presentation.

Panels: Sets of presentations on a single theme or topic
within the scope of the workshop. Submitters are encouraged
to be creative regarding both the topic or theme and the
format for panel proposals, which are limited to 4 pages in
the PRESENCE 2006 template format.

Extended abstracts: Brief presentations of tentative or
preliminary results of research or design work within the
scope of the workshop. Extended abstracts are 2 to 4 pages in
the PRESENCE 2006 template format and will be considered for
oral presentation after all accepted full papers are

Posters: Visual display presentations. Submissions are
limited to 4 pages which contain miniature versions of the
larger pages that would be displayed at the conference.

Demonstrations/exhibitions: Step-by-step audiovisual
demonstrations and/or hands-on experiences of (commercial or
academic) work within the scope of the workshop. Proposals
for demonstrations/exhibitions are limited to 4 pages in the
PRESENCE 2006 template format.

Please submit your work online at the submission page of the
conference web site at <http://ispr.info> by the conference
deadline of April 3, 2006.


Registration costs before or on July 1 are 250 USD for
individuals with an academic, governmental, or non-profit
affiliation; 350 USD for individuals with a corporate
affiliation; and 125 USD for graduate students. (For costs in
other currencies, go to <http://www.x-rates.com>). All
registration fees will include admission to all Workshop
sessions, conference materials, refreshments during breaks,
lunches and conference dinner/reception.

Registration opens February 13, 2006. Please visit the
registration page of the conference web site at
<http://ispr.info> for the registration and payment forms and

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