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/Apologize for unintended cross-mailing/
*Deadline extension *-> new deadline: *January 10, 2022*
Special Issue on
*Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development: toward the 'new 

to be published at the
/*Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)*/
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)
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IxD&A implements the Gold Open Access (OA) road to its contents
with no charge to the authors (submission & paper processing)

Help us in improving the quality of the editorial process and of the 
journal, please donate:

*Guest Editors:*

/• Mihai Dascalu, University Politehnica of Bucharest
• Tania Di Mascio, Università de L’Aquila, Italy
• Óscar Mealha, University of Aveiro, Portugal/
*Important dates:*
• Deadline: *January 10*, 2022 (extended)
• Notification to the authors: February 21, 2022
• Camera ready paper: March 10, 2022
• Publication of the special issue: to be defined

The guest editors are proud to invite and welcome contributions from 
researchers and practitioners from all over the world involved in the 
development of Smart Learning Ecosystems and Smart Education, as engines 
of social innovation and  territorial development. At the core, the 
adjective smart comprises terms like intelligent, purpose oriented, 
supportive, artful, clever and the like. Thus, smart does not 
necessarily include the usage of technology (neither does it exclude 
The COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely challenging to address several 
research contexts, suddenly the two dimensions that characterises the 
smart learning ecosystems – physical and virtual – started to be 
perceived somewhat as antithetical and it came out that the e-maturity 
of a learning ecosystem is not sufficient to explain and predict its 
transformation. Many factors concur – processual, social, individual – 
to determine the technological evolution of learning ecosystems and 
their smartness. For sure the pandemic has generated a higher awareness 
about the intrinsic nature of the smart learning ecosystems and it is 
likely that they will no longer be the same after the pandemic. Papers 
that report on work that nurtures a post-pandemic view and strategy for 
a better learning world are specially welcome.
This special issue is supported by the Association for Smart Learning 
Ecosystems and Regional Development (ASLERD) and welcome the submission 
of substantially extended version of the papers presented at SLERD 2021.

*Topics of Interest*
Topics of interests can be grouped under three big themes: places for 
smart education, people in place centered design for smart education, 
supportive learning technologies and tools for smart education. All of 
which, can also include studies that nurtures a post-pandemic view and 
strategy for a better learning world.

*Places for smart education*

future of institutional learning
interplay between formal and informal learning
new educational models and settings
continuity-discontinuity of time, technology, place/space, process in 
role of and case studies of games and gamification in smart education
dual education and other alternate scheme approaches
monitoring and benchmarking of smartness (individual, institution, city, 

*People in place centered design for smart education*

general frameworks and methodological advancement
design, data and other relevant literacies
literacies, skill and competences of smart citizens
communities and co-design in smart learning
sharing & participatory practices
open access to any resource and disparity
cultural influences

*Supportive technologies and tools for smart education*

intelligent tutoring systems and interfaces
semantic web technologies and applications
text/opinion mining and sentiment analysis
real/virtual communities and social network analysis
interoperability and application of open/smart data and services
safety & security in education
IoT, ubiquitous and wearable technologies
adaptability to educational contexts and citizens
role of VR in education

/*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 the section:
"SI: Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development: toward the 'new 
normal' ")

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 the IxD&A scientific 
editor marking the subject as:
/Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development: toward the 'new 

• mihai [dot] dascalu [at] upb [dot] ro
• tania [dot] dimascio [at] univaq[dot] it
• oem [at] ua [dot] pt

* Forthcoming issues:*


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