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"2nd International Conference on
*“Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development”
Citizen, Territory and Technologies: Smart Learning Contexts and Practices
*June ***22-23*, 2017*
University of Aveiro, Portugal


The 2nd International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and 
Regional Development aims at promoting reflection and discussion 
concerning R&D work, 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 boosted. This forum has a special interest in understanding how 
technology mediated instruments can foster the citizen’s engagement with 
learning ecosystems and territories, namely by understanding innovative 
human-centric 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.

The three main macro-topics of interest in SLERD 2017 concerning Smart 
Learning Ecosystems and their role in the development of smart cities 
and regions are:

• *understanding influences, relations and models*
to include
- 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 & goods (services)
- dual education and other mixed educational approaches
- open access to any resource and disparity
- capacity building and social capital
- cultural influences
- monitoring and benchmarking of smartness of learning ecosystems
- orchestration: complexity and its government
- challenges by smart cities and regions to smart learning environments

• *abilities, skills and competences*
to include
- general frameworks
- design, data and other relevant literacies
- relation with digital skills & competences
- strategies to foster acquisition included gamification: pedagogical, 
social challenges
- monitoring, evaluation and awareness
- literacies, skill and competences of smart citizens

• *techno ecoystems*
to include
- open & big data management and their application in education
- interoperability of data & services
- safety & security
- privacy
- trustability
- IoT, ubiquitous and wearable technological supports
- geolocalized information
- mediation role of technologies

The Conference is supported by */ASLERD/***and organized by the 
*/University of Aveiro/**, **/Portugal/* and will feature:
• Interactive paper presentations
• Round Tables
• Interactive talks with regional authority on Smart City, smart citizens
• Competition on : Improving the Smartness of the Campus (reserved to 
undergraduated and post-graduated students)

Important dates:

• Deadline: *February 24, 2017*
• Notification to the authors: April 28, 2017
• Camera ready paper: May 31, 2017
• Conference: June 22-23, 2017


The selected papers will be also included in a special special issue of 
IxD&A Journal 
<> (ISSN 
1826-9745, e-ISSN 2283-2998):
N.35 winter 2017
(indexed by SCOPUS and Emerging Sources of Web of Science 

Publisher of the Proceedings to be communicated soon

Authors’ guidelines & link for submission

The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .pdf format.
All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit
• short papers (6-8 pages) and/or
• full papers (9-20 pages).
Number of pages includes authors' information, abstract, all tables, 
figures, references, etc..
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors' guidelines 

Link to the paper submission page on easy chair*:
For scientific advices and any query please contact:

/• Fernando Ramos (Conference Chair):  fernando [dot] ramos [at] ua 
[dot] pt
• Óscar Mealha (Proceedings Editor & Local Organizing Committee): oem 
[at] ua [dot] pt
• Cristina Silva (Conference Secretariat): cris [at] ua [dot] pt /

or, in alternative:

• /aslerd [dot] org [at] gmail [dot] com/

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