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*November 20, 2017*

Special Issue on
*"Citizen, Territory and Technologies: Smart Learning Contexts and 

to be published at the
/*Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)*/
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)
**** Since 2012 also in Scopus ****
**** *Since 2015 also* in *Emerging Sources Citation Index* and *Web of 
Science* ***
IxD&A implements the Gold Open Access (OA) road to its contents
with no charge to the authors (submission & paper processing)

If you wish to help us in improving the quality of the journal, please 

*Guest Editors:*

/• Monica Divitini, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
• Óscar Mealha, University of Aveiro, Portugal
• Matthias Rehm, Aalborg University, Denmark/
*Important dates:*
• Deadline: *November 20, 2017  (extended deadline)*
• Notification to the authors: December 20, 2017
• Camera ready paper: January 10, 2018
• Publication of the special issue: end of January, 2018

How to support learning ecosystems to get smarter and play a central 
role to regional development and social innovation ?
“Smart,” is not simply equivalent to “technology enhanced” or 
“intelligent” learning ecosystems but, rather, learning ecosystems that 
promote the multidimensional well-being of all players of learning 
processes (i.e., students, professors, administrative personnel and 
technicians, territorial stakeholders, and, for the schools, parents) 
and contribute to the increase of the social capital of a “region,” also 
thanks to the mediation of the technologies.
This special issue and the Timisoara Declaration, challenge researches 
and practitioners in reflecting on how it would be possible to generate 
a concrete impact, starting with the achievement of a better 
understanding of learning ecosystems and contexts, to continue with the 
strategic design to support the increase of ecosystems’ “smartness”, 
with the generation of impact in real life well beyond technology 
enhanced prototypes and demo and, last but not least, with the promotion 
of adequate policies and action plans.
Researcher and practitioners are invited to submit their R&D work on 
policies, case studies, entrepreneur experiences with a special focus on 
understanding how relevant are the smart learning ecosystems (schools, 
campus, working places, informal learning contexts, etc.) for regional 
development and social innovation and how the effectiveness of the 
relation of citizens and smart ecosystems can be enhanced.
Contributions are also expected to address how technology mediated 
instruments can foster the citizen’s engagement with learning ecosystems 
and territories, namely by understanding innovative human centered 
design and development models/techniques, education/training practices, 
informal social learning, innovative citizen-driven policies, technology 
mediated experiences and their impact. This set of concerns will 
contribute to foster the social innovation sectors and ICT and economic 
development and deployment strategies alongside new policies for smarter 
proactive citizens.
This special issue is supported by the Association for Smart Learning 
Ecosystems and Regional Development (ASLERD <>).

*Topics of Interest*
The three main scientific topics considered in this special issue are:

• Influences, Relations and ModelsTo consider work on: vision, 
strategies and processes; interplay between formal and informal 
learning; new educational models; continuity-discontinuity of time; 
technology, place/space, process; sharing & participatory practices; use 
of public space & services; dual education and other mixed educational 
approaches; open access; social innovation; cultural influences; 
monitoring and benchmarking of smartness of learning ecosystems; 
orchestration: complexity and its government; going from smart cities 
and regions' challenges to smart learning environments
• Abilities, Skills and CompetencesTo consider work on: general 
frameworks; design, data and other relevant literacies; digital skills & 
competences; acquisition strategies; gamification: pedagogical, social 
challenges; monitoring, evaluation and awareness; literacies, skills and 
competences of smart citizens
• Techno EcosystemsTo consider work on: open & big data management and 
application in education; interoperability of data & services; safety & 
security; privacy; trustability; IoT, ubiquitous and wearable 
technology; geolocalized information; technology mediation

Submission guidelines and procedure
All submissions (abstracts and later final manuscripts) must be original 
and may not be under review by another publication.
The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.
All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit 8-20 pages paper (including authors' 
information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.).
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors' guidelines

Authors' guidelines
Link to the paper submission page:
(Please upload all submissions using the Submission page. 
When submitting the paper, please, choose Domain Subjects under:
"IxD&A special issue on: ‘Citizen, Territory and Technologies: Smart 
Learning Contexts and Practices')

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics
of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal
where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors,
publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advice and queries, please contact any of the 
guest-editors below and mark the subject as:
/IxD&A special issue on: Citizen, Territory and Technologies: Smart 
Learning Contexts and Practices/.

• divitini [at] ntnu [dot] no
• oem [at] ua [dot] pt
• matthias [at] create [dot] aau [dot] dk

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Forthcoming issues:*

• Winter 2017
/includes also a special issue on/
'Pervasive participation - New Horizons for Citizen Involvement and User 
Guest Editors: Sarah-Kristin Thiel, Peter Fröhlich, Glenda Caldwell, 
Matthias Baldauf

• Spring 2018
'Making old age inviting and worth living through ICTs in the 21st century'
Guest Editors: Sergio Sayago, Josep Blat, Margarida Romero, Kim Sawchuk
/with a focus section on:/
'Human Work Interaction Design meets International Development'
Guest Editors: Pedro Campos, Barbara Rita Barricelli, Jose Abdelnour-Nocera

• Summer 2018
'Human Computer Intraction Perspectives on Industry 4.0'
Guest Editors: Mario Aehneit, Ralf Klamma, Viktoria Pammer-Schindler
/with a focus section on/
Future Directions of UX Studies: Learning from Best Practices
Guest Editors: Anna-Katharina Frison, Florian Lachner, Andreas Riener, 
Ingrid Pettersson


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