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Special Issue on Intelligent Environments in Education and Culture
of the journal Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments

As the world moves steadily to become a knowledge-based economy, 
education and learning have never been more important. Technology is 
playing an increasingly crucial role in the delivery of education, which 
in turn is driving research into the search for ever better 
technological solutions. The age of intelligent environments is bringing 
such pedagogical advances as smart classrooms, intelligent campuses, 
immersive reality, affective learning, mobile learning, intelligent 
learning clouds and personalized intelligent avatar-like tutors to 
revolutionize current learning practices, and to challenge the 
traditional notion of a university or school. Likewise, culture is 
changing with a range of novel culture technologies, such as 
instrumented and augmented spaces, as well as contents and whole virtual 
worlds accessible through mobile technologies.
This special issue focuses on enriched physical and augmented 
environments such as smart classrooms and museums, virtual / mixed 
reality environments, intelligent learning clouds or mobile and 
augmented reality systems that can interact with students, teachers, and 
visitors at different levels, encoding pedagogical and cultural 
enrichment reflective of a studentís or visitorís perception and thus 
providing enriching, novel ways of perception.
We will also include systems that support the learning of practical 
skills, such as those typified by science and engineering laboratories 
that are critical to students following a technology course, but also 
tools for vocational training, e.g. of nurses. We will also consider the 
wider campus infrastructure which can also impact the cost and 
effectiveness of education. Examples include smart signage that can 
guide people around a campus or smart applications for timetabling or 
managing the environment of the teaching facilities. Education is 
increasingly global and the cultural dimension is a topic we seek to 
include. In a similar vein, a further focus is on mobile technologies 
and instrumented spaces technologies for learning and training in 
developing countries.

About the journal
Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments is a new 
open access journal targeting specifically the challenges and 
opportunities of intelligent educational environments. All papers 
accepted for this special issue will be both open access and published 
free of charge.
All papers should be submitted through the regular journal submission 
process. Templates for LaTeX and Word and further instructions for 
authors are available from the web page of the journal:
http://icst.org/future-intelligent-educational-environments/

Important Dates
January 16th: indication to submit (abstract)
February 20th: submission deadline
March 20th: first round of reviews
April 20th: submission deadline revised papers
May 20th: second round of reviews
June 30th: final version
Targeted publication date, Septermber 2014

Guest Editors
Hedda R. Schmidtke (Carnegie Mellon University, [log in to unmask])
Nikoleta Yiannoutsou (University of Patras, [log in to unmask])
Theodora Vardouli (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, [log in to unmask])

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