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Focus section on

to be published at the
Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)


Guest Editors:


• Monica Divitini, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 
Trondheim, Norway
• Paloma Diaz Perez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
• Fernando Ramos, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Important dates:

• Deadline: November 20, 2015
• Notification to the authors: January 15, 2016
• Camera ready paper: February 10, 2016
• Publication of the special issue: end of February, 2016


During the last decade the promotion of news ways to teach and learn has 
been dramatically influenced by the use of ICT. The increased levels of 
flexibility and engagement provided by the intensive use of mobile and 
ubiquitous ICT, social media, virtual and augmented reality has fostered 
the adoption of new learning models in formal contexts. The impact of 
ICT in learning in informal contexts is also very relevant due to the 
increased presence of ICT in all aspects of our daily life. To better 
represent the influence of ICT in lifelong learning, and in line with 
authors such as Luciano Floridi, we may say that current ICT enable not 
just online learning but actually onlife learning.
The development of the Internet of Things (IoT), or the Internet of 
Everything, is paving the way to new generations of learning 
applications and services, due to the expected increase in the capacity 
of interaction IoT will provide. An intensively technologically mediated 
territory increases the learning possibilities with strong potential 
impact both in formal and informal contexts. This infrastructural 
backbone supports the vision on Smart Cities by influencing and 
improving key factors like mobility, environment, people, quality of 
life and governance. In Smart Cities, learning is not only a way to 
train an adequate human capital, but becomes one of the driving forces 
of the “smartness” and well being of a community. Unavoidably the 
underlying and ubiquitous techno-ecosystems - whose embedded 
intelligence, sensitivity and responsiveness surround the individuals - 
challenge the future of learning and call for a redefinition of spaces, 
contents, processes, skills and assessment approaches.
The special issue of IxD&A aims at sharing research papers discussing 
innovative opportunities and challenges on Smart City Learning. 
Exploratory, case study and prototype evaluation papers are welcome.
The workshop and the special issue are supported by the Association for 
Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development (ASLERD)
established to influence the development of this area from an 
international perspective. The special issue is however open to anybody 

Topics of Interests

• Models of learning experiences in Smart Cities
• Learning spaces for formal and informal learning
• Boundaries between formal and informal learning
• Technological, pedagogical, social challenges to learning in smart cities
• Techno-ecosystem for Smart City Learning
• Novel approaches to learning and scenarios
• Ubiquitous computing for learning
• Gamification and serious/educational games in the Smart City
• Experiences and models for social learning in the Smart City
• Digital literacy for Smart City Learning
• Geo-localities and cultural effects
• Success and fiasco stories
• Privacy, Data Control and Security issues for Smart City learning
• Ecological monitoring and Analytics for Smart City Learning
• Empirical research and investigations related to ICT usage and future 

Submission procedure

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 8-14 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: (when submitting the
paper please choose Domain Subjects under: "IxD&A focus section on:
‘Smart City Learning: Opportunities and Challenges')

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 advices and for any query please contact the guest-editors:

• Monica Divitini:
• Paloma Diaz Perez:
• Fernando Ramos:

marking the subject as: "IxD&A special issue on: Smart City Learning: 
Opportunities and Challenges"

**** 2014: IxD&A in figures ****
acceptance rate: *less than 30%*;
*4* issues and *28* papers published, written by *90* authors from *16* 
countries (*5* continents); *102* reviewers involved.
IxD&A is visited by scholars from all over the world coming from more 
than *90* countries
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