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IEEE 2nd International Workshop on
Technology for Education in Developing Countries

In Conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies
(ICALT 2004), August 31, 2004, Joensuu, Finland

* Call for Papers

The goal of this second international workshop is to bring together researchers,
and educators to discuss various issues involved in developing new techniques and
on novel uses of technology for education in developing countries.

In developing countries, conditions, constraints, and resources differ sharply
with industrialized nations, creating special challenges for the technical and
educational research communities.

This workshop will build upon the first TEDC workshop that included several invited
papers, regular papers and a panel.

We seek high quality submissions of original unpublished research on all aspects of
technology for education in developing countries. Researchers and educators with new
perspectives on applications of technology in this context are strongly encouraged
to submit their work. Accepted papers will be published in the ICALT 2004 conference

The main topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:

- Teaching Tools and Applications
    o Multimedia applications
    o Intelligent learning/tutoring environments
    o Applications for low-cost devices
    o Literacy applications
    o Open source tools for teaching
    o Educational databases
- Distance Learning
    o Distributed tutoring/learning
    o Asynchronous applications
    o Portals/web tools
    o Information retrieval for slow/unreliable connections
    o Web-based instruction/teacher training
- Impact of Technology
    o Project deployments
    o Cultural issues in educational development
    o Minority language requirements
    o Cross-language interfaces
    o Human Computer Interfaces
- Resource Sharing
    o Collaborative learning in local environments
    o Human Computer Interfaces for resource sharing
    o Teaching resource management
    o Grid computing infrastructures

The workshop will include invited papers and a panel. High quality submissions from
developing countries are also strongly encouraged.

* Workshop Chairs:
   Alejandro Jaimes (Columbia University) ([log in to unmask])
   Daby Sow (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center) ([log in to unmask])
   Kinshuk (Massey University) ([log in to unmask])
* Academic Coordinator: Ali Fawaz Shareef ([log in to unmask])

* Important Dates:
    February 13, 2004: Original full-length unpublished papers due
    April 19, 2004: Notification of acceptance.
    May 24, 2004: Final camera-ready manuscript due.
    May 31, 2004: Author registration deadline

Submission details at:


Associate Professor Kinshuk             [log in to unmask]
Director, Advanced Learning Technologies Research Centre
Editor, Journal of Educational Technology & Society
Chair, IEEE Learning Technology Task Force
Chair, ACM SIGCHI New Zealand

Information Systems Dept., Massey Univ., Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Tel: +64 6 3505799 ext. 2090 Fax: +64 6 3505725