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Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 03:25:36 -0400
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International Workshop on Smart Learning Environments
The 9th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems 2013
December 2-5, 2013, Kyoto, Japan

* Proceedings:
Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and published by IEEE Computer Society and referenced in IEEE explore and major indexes. Extended version of selected accepted papers will be considered for publication in major journals.

* Important dates:
Paper Submission: September 8, 2013
Acceptance/Reject notification: October 6, 2013
Camera ready: October 13, 2013 
Author registration: October 20, 2013

The workshop will focus on the interplay of pedagogy, technology and their fusion towards the advancement of smart learning environments. Various components of this interplay include but are not limited to:
- Pedagogy: learning paradigms, assessment paradigms, social factors, policy
- Technology: emerging technologies, innovative uses of mature technologies, adoption, usability, standards, and emerging/new technological paradigms (open educational resources, cloud computing, etc.)
- Fusion of pedagogy and technology: transformation of curriculum, transformation of teaching behavior, transformation of administration, best practices of infusion, piloting of new ideas

* Topics of interest
The scope of the workshop is focused on issues related to smart learning environments. Topics of interest considered to be within the scope of the workshop include but are not limited to:

Architectures for smart learning environments 
Best practices in smart learning environments implementation 
Conceptual frameworks for smart learning environments 
Cultural issues in smart learning environments 
Designing smart learning environments using sensing technologies 
Evaluation approaches for effectiveness and efficiency of smart learning environments 
Fusion of pedagogy and technology in smart learning environments 
Historical perspectives of smart learning environments 
Innovative uses of emerging didactical and pedagogical approaches 
Innovative uses of emerging and existing technologies 
Methodologies for development of smart learning environments 
Pedagogical tools for supporting smart learning environments 
Policy issues related to smart learning environments 
Reform of learning environments 
Strategies for learning assessment in smart learning environments 
Usability criteria and standards for smart learning environments

* Organizers:
Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada
Ronghuai Huang, Beijing Normal University, China
Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

* International Scientific Committee:
Baltasar Fernández-Manjón, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Chen-Chung Liu, National Central University, Taiwan
Demetrios G. Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Guang Chen, Beijing Normal University, China
Gustavo Zurita Alarcón, University of Chile, Chile
Gwo-jen Hwang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Hiroaki Ogata, Tokushima University, Japan
J. Michael Spector, University of North Texas, USA
Lung Hsiang Wong, National Institute of Education, Singapore 
Mohamed Jemni, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada
Setsuo Tsuruta, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Siu-cheung Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
Srinivas Ramani, International Institute of Information Technology, India
Ulrike Lucke, University of Potsdam, Germany
Vincent Tam, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Vive Kumar, Athabasca University, Canada
Yanyan Li, Beijing Normal University, China

* Further details:


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