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Carlo Giovannella <[log in to unmask]>
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Carlo Giovannella <[log in to unmask]>
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Horizon 2020: “Smart Cities Learning”
Villard‐de‐Lans, Vercors, French Alps, January, 28 – February, 1 (2013)
(3 days)

located at
Alpine Rendez‐Vous 2013 (ARV 13)

organized by
Dept. of Education Science and Technology & IaD School of Tor Vergata 
University of Rome
PH Schwäbisch Gmünd University of Education.

Temporary workshop website:


 From the Far East, to the Americas and to Europe, cities, villages and 
their surroundings are evolving towards a new dimension in which the 
info infrastructure becomes an indispensable asset of our life, 
contributes to the development of info-ecosystems embracing 'smart 
mobility and last-mile logistics', 'smart health', 'smart government', 
'smart culture and tourism', the sustainability of the natural resources 
and the green economy. Such integrated effort of info-urbanism is 
expected to produces social innovation and, inevitably, leads to wonder 
about what forms can take the smart education underlined by all pieces 
that compose the mosaic of the info-ecosystems.
The virtual infrastructure - web and mobile - will be integrated more 
closely with the physical landscape - internet of thing and sensible 
physical places - incorporating the latter into a complex ecosystem 
which will bring forward opportunities to learn from everyday life. 
Technologies, increasingly embedded into the everyday spaces and 
artefacts, will make the places not only more sensitive but also 
responsive and, potentially, coevolutionary (TEP - Technology Enhanced 
Places) will give rise to new landscapes in which one can experiment, 
seamless, the integration of physicality and virtuality.
The person, considered in all her/his complexity, will be placed at the 
center of educational contexts and scenarios increasingly ubiquitous, 
complex, organic.  Scenarios where the mediating role of technology will 
widen over the time to: foster relationships with the natural 
environments, filter content needed to support meaningful experiences at 
glocal level, disclose feedback necessary to learn how to manage "in 
action", the complexity of static and dynamic, of learning contexts and 

Through which educational path will everyone, and especially youths, 
become “participatorly” aware citizens of the future "SimCities"?
How will we learn from the open books that are represented by cities of 
art, parks, agro-tech and industrial/productive districts ?
How will data flowing from sensorised areas and personal devices will be 
elaborated to support awareness and continuous learning?
How will our behaviour be influenced by knowledge of co-evolution 
mechanisms and limits of the ecosystems?
Will the educational infrastructure be smart enough to readjust, even 
“autopoietically”, to satisfy the needs that everyone could develop life 
long, in different contexts?
Would "smart cities learning" help to reinforce social inclusion and a 
common sense of belonging ?

• September 10 , 2012   -> Position paper (max 2 pages LNCS Springer 
format) + motivation + CV  (-> all binded in one file)
• September 30, 2012 -> Notification of evaluation results
• November 15, 2012 -> Submission of preliminary full paper
• December 15, 2012 -> start of workshop preparatory activities in a 
collaborative on-line environment
• January 28 - February 1, 2013 -> 3 days workshop at ARV 13
• March 1, 2013 -> Submission of final full paper for proceeding 
publication (max 14 page LNCS Springer format)

Contributions from people having a 'forward vision' are solicited on the 
following 'open' list of topics:

• Technological Ecosystems supporting learning within and from the 
'smart cities' (toward 'web-mobile-internet of thing' integrated 
• Educational Ecosystems: from ''intelligence' to long-life autopoietic 
education (re-skill & edupoiesis)
• Future 'smart cities' learning scenarios (contexts and methods for the 
citizens of the future)
• Ecological monitoring and visualization of flows, behaviors, 
experience's styles and  'smart cities' learning (analytics and 
• The impact of contextualization, glocalities, identities (cultural 
effect and inclusion)

Please submit your position paper (2 pages) using the IxD&A submission 
System at:
(send a copy also to the email of the workshop organizers)
Workshop will be limited to 15-20 participants. Participants selection 
will be based
on the reviewing of the position papers by the workshop programm committee:

Paper (max 14 pages) should be written accordingly to the LNCS Springer 
Workshop papers will be published in a special issue of the IxD&A 
Journal (ISSN 1826-9745)

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