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4th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2004)
August 30 - Sept 1, 2004
Joensuu, Finland

Theme: "Crafting Learning Within Context"

For many years now, researchers and practitioners have advocated views of learning
as happening within various forms of contexts such as those embodying problem-based,
scenario-based, cognitive, meta-cognitive, social, linguistic, cultural, artefact,
and authentic task elements. The conference theme focuses on the crafting of such
learning experiences enabled or mediated by technology that enacts authentic contexts
for the learning and doing to take place. We especially welcome papers that study the
contextualization and the concretization of learning.

We invite submissions of for-peer-reviewed papers of original academic or industrial
research on Advanced Learning Technologies that contribute to the future research
agenda of Technology-Enhanced Learning.

The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. All
authors of accepted submissions will be required to complete IEEE Copyright Form.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions for a Special
Issue of the Journal of Educational Technology & Society (ISSN 1436-4522).

* Topics of Interest
Adaptivity in Learning Systems
Advanced uses of Multimedia and Hypermedia
Architecture of Context Aware Learning Technology Systems
Artificial Intelligence Tools for Contextual Learning
Building Learning Communities
Concretizing Technologies (e.g. Robotics) in Learning
Educational Modelling Languages
Educational Paradigms
Information Retrieval and Visualization Methods for Learning
Instructional Design Theories
Interactive Learning Systems
Learning Objects for Personalised Learning
Media for Learning in Multicultural Settings
Metadata for Learning Resources
Mobile Learning Applications
Participatory Simulations
Pedagogical and Organisational Frameworks
Peer-to-Peer Learning Applications
Socially Intelligent Agents
Technology-Facilitated Learning in Complex Domains
Virtual Spaces for Learning Communities

* General Chair
Erkki Sutinen, University of Joensuu, Finland

* Programme Co-Chairs
Kinshuk, Massey University, New Zealand
Chee-Kit Looi, National University of Singapore, Singapore

* Panel Chair
Ignacio Aedo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

* Tutorial Chair
Demetrios Sampson, Center for Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece

* Workshop Chair
Lorna Uden, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom

* Important Dates
February 13, 2004 - paper submission
April 19, 2004 - notification of acceptance
May 24, 2004 - final camera-ready manuscript
May 31, 2004 - author registration deadline

* Paper Submissions
Complete papers are required for the review process. The following page limits
must be observed while preparing the manuscript:

- Full paper: 5 pages
- Short paper: 3 pages
- Posters: 2 pages
- Tutorial proposals: 2 pages
  (The tutorial proposal should clearly outline the novelty of the tutorial content,
   the expected audience, objectives, and outcomes. Each tutorial will run for about 3 hours.)
- Panel proposals: 2 pages
  (The panel proposal should clearly outline the theme of the panel, its significance,
   expected outcomes, and at least five panel participants. Each panel will run for about
   one and half hours. Panel participants will have the possibility of submitting two-page
   papers for review process for the papers to be included in the conference proceedings.)
- Workshop: 2 pages
  (The workshop proposal should clearly outline the theme of the workshop, its emerging
   nature, expected outcomes, and at least five panel participants. Each workshop will
   run for about two and half hours. Workshop participants will have the possibility of
   submitting two-page papers for review process for the papers to be included in the
   conference proceedings.

These page limits include authorsí information, abstract (no more than 200 words), all
tables, figures, references, etc. The author information should include names,
affiliation, postal and email addresses, phone and fax numbers of ALL authors.

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word or RTF file formats at

Authors are required to follow author guidelines:

Authors can also use Word template (
 and format guidelines (

All submissions will be reviewed in double-blind review process on the basis of relevance,
originality, significance, soundness and clarity.

* Other highlights

ICALT2004 will also host following activities:
- 2nd International Workshop on Technology for Education in Developing Countries
- Kids Club (engaging learning activities for kids of participants)
- Business day (academia-industry interaction)
- 3rd Summer school on educational technology (for PhD students)

* For general information, please contact:
Ms. Kirsi Karjalainen / Planning Officer
University of Joensuu P.O.Box 111
FIN-80101 Joensuu, Finland
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Tel: +358 13 251 4892, +358 50 462 1267
Fax: +358 13 251 2050


Associate Professor Kinshuk             [log in to unmask]   [log in to unmask]
Information Systems Dept., Massey Univ., Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Tel: +64 6 3505799 ext. 2090 Fax: +64 6 3505725