torsdag, februari 08, 2007

Mobile Learning 2007: CFP (submissions: 26 February 2007)

-- CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline for submissions: 26 February 2007 --
Lisbon, Portugal, 5 to 7 July 2007
part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2007)
Lisbon, Portugal, 3 to 8 July 2007
* Keynote Speakers (confirmed):
Professor Martin Owen, Futurelab, United Kingdom
Professor Elliot Soloway, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, University of Michigan, USA
Professor Cathie Norris,University of North Texas in Denton, USA
* Conference background and goals
Big issues in Mobile Learning: An International Perspective
In June 2006, under the auspice of the Kaleidoscope Network of Excellence Mobile Learning Initiative, European researchers convened for the Big Issues in Mobile Learning Workshop. The Workshop aimed to provide a forum for reflecting on the issues that have triggered the staggering growth in mobile learning and for identifying what are the big challenges facing mobile learning.
An outcome of the workshop is the Big Issues in Mobile Learning Report which indicates that mobile learning is concerned with “a society on the move”. It is learning across contexts rather than just learning with portable devices. The report points to the need to move away from ‘porting’ existing activities into mobile devices, to design with evaluation in mind, to consider the complexity of the dialectic relationship between learner & technology, to explore new conditions & ways of learning supported by mobile technology, to investigate innovation in a social context and to consider the tensions between mobile technology and learning in schools, among others (Sharples, 2006).
The IADIS Mobile Learning 2007 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research. In particular, but not exclusively, we aim to enrich the Big Issues in Mobile Learning debate with an international perspective and with empirical research that will further contribute to forge understanding of the Big Issues in Mobile Learning.
Sharples, M. (Ed.) (2006) Big Issues in Mobile Learning: Report of a workshop by the Kaleidoscope Network of Excellence Mobile Learning Initiative. Available at
* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line). The best paper authors will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the IADIS Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (ISSN: 1646-3692) and also in other selected Journals.
* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.
* We invite researchers, practitioners, developers and all those working in the mobile learning arena to submit work under the following Big Issues in Mobile Learning Themes (Sharples, 2006) and topics:
• How to Enhance the Experience without Interfering With It?
• Affective Factors in Learning with Mobile Devices
• How Can We Address the Conflicts between Personal Informal Learning and Traditional Classroom Education?
• Evaluating Mobile Learning: What are Appropriate Methods for Evaluating in Mobile Environments?
• How Should Learning Activities Using Mobile Technologies be Designed to Support Innovative Educational Practice?
• How Can We Integrate Mobile Devices with Broader Educational Scenarios?
• Other relevant themes to explore Big Issues in Mobile Learning
• 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?
* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline: 26 February 2007
- Notification to Authors: Until 27 April 2007
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 18 May 2007
- Late Registration: After 18 May 2007
- Conference: Lisbon, Portugal, 5 to 7 July 2007
* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.
* Secretariat
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
Web site:
* Program Committee
Mobile Learning 2007 Program Chair
Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
General MCCSIS Conference Co-Chairs:
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Steering Committee
Mike Sharples, University of Nottingham,  United Kingdom
Elliot Soloway, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, University of Michigan, USA
Dan Sutch, Learning Researcher, Futurelab,  United Kingdom
Josie Taylor, The Open University, United Kingdom
Tom Brown, Telematic Learning and Education Innovation, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Committee Members: *
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