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International Workshop on Technology for Education (T4E '09)
August 4-6, 2009, Bangalore, India
http://www.iiitb.ac.in/t4e

Spossored by:
IEEE Computer Society, Bangalore Chapter, India

Co-sponsored by:
National Project on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)
IEEE Bangalore Section
The International Institute of Information Technology
Centre for the Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC)
IEEE Computer Societyˇ¦s Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT)

Papers from the Conference Proceedings will be carried by the IEEE Computer
Society Digital Library.

* Background
A number of developments have enhanced the role of technology in education, 
apart from the reducing cost of bandwidth and computing equipment:
- The growth of the Internet
- The huge growth in content available over the Internet for free, in 
multimedia as well in text form
- The move by leading universities to make their course material, in many 
cases including video lectures, freely available
- Progress of standardization - going as far as the use of shared ontologies 
and metadata in machine processable form to describe content
- The enormous impact of games on youth
- Recognition of Technology Enhanced Learning as a necessary component of 
education at different levels. of education at different levels.

A variety of technological developments have made it possible to let a huge 
user population benefit fully from the above developments, such as the 
semantic web, ubiquitous and mobile access to Internet resources, and digital 
libraries.

The purpose of this Workshop is to bring together researchers in the relevant 
technologies and interested academics to give presentations of research 
results and to discuss research directions. We invite papers in the following 
areas to be organized into one or more theme sessions, in addition to papers 
on the above-mentioned topics.

* Theme Areas
- Growth and impact of the Open Educational Resources movement
- Creation of techniques and standards for accurate identification of relevant 
learning-resources for a given task
- Semantic web technologies for application in the areas mentioned above
- Personalization of education and student modeling towards personalization

Papers reporting original academic or industrial research in any topic relevant 
to the Conference are invited. Complete papers will be required for review 
process; abstracts alone will not be sufficient. All authors of accepted 
submissions will be required to complete the IEEE Copyright Form. At least one 
of the authors would need to register at the time the final version of the 
paper is uploaded, for the paper to be included in the Proceedings. 


* Submissions
Submissions are invited in following categories:
- Full papers: 8 pages
- Poster Papers: 2 to 3 pages

Submit Papers by email to [log in to unmask]

* Important dates
Submissions due: May 7, 2009
Decision notification: June 7, 2009
Final articles due: July 7, 2009
Conference: August 4-6, 2009

* General Chair
S Sadagopan, IIITB, Bangalore, India

* International Advisory Committee
M S Ananth, IIT Madras, India 
Zia Saquib, CDAC Mumbai, India  
N K Sinha, Ministry Of Human Resource Development,India 
Paul Goodman, Carnigie-Mellon University, USA 
M S Vijay Kumar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA 

* Program Co-Chairs
Srinivasan Ramani, IIITB, Bangalore, India
Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada
Mangala Sunder, IIT Madras, India

* Program Committee
Ignacio Aedo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain 
Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan 
Darina Dicheva, Winston-Salem State University, USA 
Mohamed Jemni, University of Tunis, Tunisia 
Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria 
Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada 
Kannan Moudgalya, Indian Institute Of Technology Bombay, India 
Miguel Nussbaum, Catholic University of Chile, Chile 
Hiroaki Ogata, Tokushima University, Japan 
S S Prabhu, IIITB, Bangalore, India 
N J Rao, IIITB, Bangalore, India  
Anup K Ray, Indian Institute Of Technology Kharagpur, India  
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus & CERTH, Greece  
M Sasikumar, Centre for the Development of Advanced Computing, Mumbai, 
India 
Kushal Sen, Indian Institute Of Technology Delhi , India  
J Michael Spector, University of Georgia, USA 
K R Srivathsan, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, India  
Anbumani Subramanian, HP Labs India, Bangalore, India 
K R V Subramanian, Radix Learning, Bangalore, India 


* For any further information:
Please contact: [log in to unmask]
Website: http://www.iiitb.ac.in/t4e

Regards,

Kinshuk
Professor and Director
School of Computing and Information Systems
Athabasca University, Canada
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