[Asis-l] [CFP] -IEEE DEST 2010: Special Track on E-Learning Ecosystems

Youakim Badr youakim.badr at insa-lyon.fr
Fri Jan 15 04:02:44 EST 2010

** Apologies for Cross Postings **

                                               Call for Papers
                                     Special Track on E-Learning Ecosystems
                    The 4th IEEE International Conference on Digital  
Ecosystems and Technologies
                                                IEEE DEST 2010

                                         13-16 April 2010, Dubai, UAE

                                      Submission deadline: 31 January 2010

The main conference theme of DEST 2009 is to strengthen ICT to support  
different digital ecosystems, especially focusing on cyber engineering  
and human space computing. It is the study of triangle relationship  
between industries, human endeavours and advanced ICT.

The special track E-Learning Ecosystems focuses in particular on  
approaches and application of ecosystems for knowledge transfer and  
learning purposes.

21st century society makes demands in virtually every facet of one?s  
life. One is expected to keep pace with mutable situations, adapt  
skills and expertise, and collaborate and compete to provide to some  
extent value for the society. As a result, modern instructional  
design, learning goals and processes as well as appropriate learning  
environments must support the development of skills and expertises.
Consequently, educational approaches have changed dramatically over  
time from remedial repetitive learning to today?s learning with an  
understanding to become more independent in the learning process,  
strengthen meta-cognitive and teamwork skills as well as link  
knowledge in a cultural context in view of lifelong learning.
Educational approaches have also been influenced by technology but  
have also increasingly applied technology over the last decades.

This complexity of modern learning setups of the 21st century demands  
appropriate models and reference architectures which provide support  
to (a) communicate the conception of topical learning from different  
viewpoints, (b) identify the multidisciplinary relations of research  
areas, (c) assess and classify learning approaches and  
implementations, and (d) provide domain knowledge for research and  
development activities. However, such modern learning settings also  
require flexible approaches and technological solutions. E-Learning  
Ecosystems can provide both: it offers the foundation for interesting  
models and frameworks but it also focuses on modern technology as the  
infrastructure for enhanced e-learning environments.

Based on the concept of ecosystem and digital business ecosystem, this  
track welcomes original and quality contributions in areas including  
but not limited to:
?	Models and framework for topical learning
?	Flexible and distributed learning environments
?	Learning and training in virtual organizations
?	Knowledge management in educational organizations
?	New adaptive e-learning approaches
?	Personalized learning environments
?	Semantic web based learning environments
?	Web 2.0 based learning environments
?	Collaborative and group learning
?	Trust building in distributed learning environments
?	Theoretical bases of e-Learning environments
?	Understanding and simulation of large scale e-learning grid environment
?	Design, model and framework of e-Learning Systems
?	Interdisciplinary Research and e-learning
?	E-learning metadata and standards
?	Educational Gaming and Multimedia for Learning
?	Security and Privacy management in e-learning
?	Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning Systems
?	Human-centric ubiquitous collaboration
?	Human/robot collaboration
?	Context dependent learning
?	Distance and e-Learning in a global context
?	Collaborative e-education, e-learning, and collaborative computing
?	Lifelong Learning: continuing professional training & development

Important Dates
31 January 2010:    Full paper submission deadline
10 February 2010:   Paper acceptance notifications sent
10 March 2010:      Full ?camera ready? papers due
Conference          12-15 April 2010

Track Chairs
Youakim Badr, INSA-Lyon, France
Christian Gütl, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Organizational Team
Markus Lanthaler, Graz University of Technology, Austria Mohamad  
Smadi, Graz University of Technology, Austria

International Program Committee
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