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       Second IEEE International Workshop on
Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education (WMTE 2003)

              December 8-10, 2003
   National Central University, JungLi, Taiwan

   Theme: "Mobile Support for Learning Communities"

*- The WMTE 2003 proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press -*

** Important dates:

Submissions due:               June 16, 2003
Notification of acceptance:    August 1, 2003
Final articles due:            September 1, 2003
Author registration deadline:  September 1, 2003
Workshop:                      December 8-10, 2003

IEEE WMTE 2003 will be held at National Central University, Taiwan. Taiwan is
the world's leading manufacturer of computer technology, and an important center
of mobile learning technology research and development in Asia.

WMTE 2003 will bring together researchers, academia and industry practitioners who
are involved in the design, development and evaluation of Wireless and Mobile Learning
Technologies. The event will provide an opportunity to discuss promising directions
for lightweight, connected tools that enhance teaching and learning.

Emerging wireless and mobile technologies bring new opportunities for learners to be
more intensely connected, either face-to-face or at a distance, and extend one’s
learning community to friends, teachers, mentors, parents, and beyond. Modern learning
theories advocate many social aspects of learning such as discourse, communities of
practice, collaborative learning, internalization of social process, participation in
joint activity, and situated learning. Thus it becomes natural to ask: How can wireless
and mobile connections, sustained over time within a community, intensify the learning
process? Conversely, how can ongoing connection with other learners intensify
participants’ sense of a more extended educational community?

** Topics of Interest

- “Education” includes lifelong learning, workplace learning, learning in communities and
  learning at museums, as well as more formal learning in elementary school, secondary
  school, and universities.
- “Mobile technologies” include handheld computers and phones, but also graphing calculators,
  scanning pens, tablet computers, smart tags, and digital toys.
- “Wireless” communication includes infrared (“beaming”) as well as radio frequency (e.g.,
  mobile phone, 802.11) networks. Both ad hoc and infrastructure-based networks will be

We invite full papers, works-in-progress, and posters. The program committee will seek to
achieve a balance of empirical investigations and design studies, including relevant
methodologies from computer science and engineering research as well as cognitive science
and educational research. All submitted papers should address mobile and/or wireless
technologies and provide new insights relating to their use in teaching and learning.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

- Innovative designs and uses of tools to overcome barriers of learning
- Principles and patterns for learner-centered design
- Design of learning activities supported by mobile devices
- Advances in teaching conceptually difficult topics in school
- Interface designs optimized for small screens or other modes of interaction that fit on
  mobile devices
- Architectures that support rapid prototyping, reuse, or large-scale test beds
- Techniques of instrumentation devices and networks for research data gathering
- Case studies of teaching and learning
- Surveys of learners that reveal important trends and opportunities
- Analysis of the topology of learning communities
- Evaluation of effectiveness
- Comparisons of alternative designs
- Issues of scaling up to reach large numbers of learners
- Mobile agents for learning

** Paper submission:

Submissions are invited in the following categories:

- Full papers (maximum 8 pages)
- Works-in-progress (maximum 5 pages)
- Posters (maximum 2 pages)

All submissions should be formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society guidelines,
available at:

Please submit your papers in Word or RTF format at:


Associate Professor Kinshuk             [log in to unmask]   [log in to unmask]
Chair, IEEE Learning Technology Task Force

Information Systems Dept., Massey Univ., Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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