You are cordially invited to be part of WCLOUD 2012,
International Workshop on Cloud Education Environments
November 15-16, 2012, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
This workshop will focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research
results, as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while
developing and testing cloud education environments, both from a teaching
and a learning perspective. Best papers will be selected for submission of
an extended version in a Special Issue on Cloud Education Environments of
the Journal of Universal Computer Science.
Cloud Learning Environments (CLEs) consider the cloud as a large ecosystem,
which is not owned by any educational organization. Within this ecosystem,
learners and educators act as the users and producers of cloud-based
learning services. They have complete control over the choice, use and
sharing of the learning tools and content provided by these services. This
approach has the potential to enable and facilitate both formal and
informal learning. It allows learners to learn anywhere and at anytime. It
also facilitates collaboration among learners and educators. Additionally,
the openness, sharing and reusability of learning tools and content on the
web are technically enabled and promoted.
* Extended abstract submission deadline (2 pages) September 30th, 2012
extension, Oct 7th 2012)*
* Notification of acceptance October 10th, 2012
* Camera-ready submissions (max 6 pages) November 4th, 2012
Topics of Interest:*
1. Learning Tools
a. Learning tools experiences and Cases of Study
b. Social Environments
c. Content and Multimedia Applications
d. Story Telling Tools
e. Other type of tools
2. Pedagogical Approaches and Learning Contexts
a. Personalized Learning Environments
b. Self Regulated Learning
c. Learning Artifacts
d. Pedagogical approaches for multiple learning environments.
e. Modeling Languages
f. Assessment approaches
a. Orchestration approaches for learning using several tools
b. Prototype experiences of learning orchestration
c. User Interface Management
a. Standards and Specifications
b. Internet of Services and Technology Enhanced Learning
c. Reference Implementations
d. Virtual Learning Environments and Tools integration
e. Integration Experiences and Cases of Study
f. Authentication and identity handling on service based scenarios
g. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS),
and Software as a Service (SaaS), with education purposes.
5. Business Models
a. Learning as a Service
b. Service models of educational institutions
c. Ethical Aspects
All submissions should follow the IEEE guidelines for authors.
Papers should be submitted online via easychair at:
Online participation (presentation of papers only) is also possible.
English is the official conference language.
The proceedings will be published on the Web (online) with an ISSN number
for the proceedings.
Each workshop paper will be peer-reviewed (members of the Programme
Committee). Following the Formatting Guidelines.
Best papers will be selected for submission of an extended version in a
Special Issue on Cloud Education Environments of the Journal of Universal
Computer Science (J.UCS). (JCR, The impact factor of J.UCS is 0.669).
Rocael Hernandez Rizzardini, Galileo University, Guatemala
Hans-Christian Schmitz, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
Alexander Mikroyannidis, The Open University, United Kingdom
Byron Linares, Galileo University, Guatemala
This workshop is a sequel of several previous international events
organized by Galileo University in Guatemala related to Technology Enhanced
Learning, the most recent experience was the ICBL held in November 2011 in
Guatemala, with over 200 hundred participants, many of them from Europe and
Venue, Travel, Accommodation: *
Workshop will be held in Antigua Guatemala, UNESCO world-heritage.
Optional tours will be arranged to Guatemalan must-see attractions such as
largest Ancient Mayan city Tikal and its amazing Pyramids, Lake Atitlan and
others. Special 2012 end-of-age Mayan tours will be available. If schedule
allows, we recommend spending at least 3 days in the country.
Flying to Guatemala: Major U.S. airlines fly to Guatemala (United, AA,
others) and major European Airlines (Lufthansa, KLM, others) have
connections through U.S. hubs such as Miami. Iberia has a direct flight
from Madrid to Guatemala. South American airlines such as Taca & Copa have
also many daily flights.
The local organization group is able to help with reservations,
transportation, tours, etc. Contact for any question or requests.
Contact at: [log in to unmask]
Departamento de Investigación y Desarrollo GES
Área de Investigación y Proyectos
Universidad Galileo www.galileo.edu
Torre I Oficina 413
7a. Avenida, Calle Dr. Eduardo Suger Zona 10
PBX (502) 24238000 ext. 7411/7412
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