ACM SIGCHI General Interest Announcements (Mailing List)


Options: Use Classic View

Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Wed, 9 Feb 2000 15:19:28 +1300
text/plain (164 lines)

International Workshop on Advanced Learning Technologies (IWALT 2000)
4-6 December 2000
Palmerston North, New Zealand (please check website for latest information)

* Sponsored by
IEEE Learning Technology Task Force
IEEE Computer Society (approval pending)

* Supported by
IEEE Learning Technology Standard Committee
Distance Education Association of New Zealand
Microsoft Research (preliminary approval)

* Background
The International Workshop on Advanced Learning Technologies (IWALT 2000)
will bring together researchers academics and industry practitioners who
are involved or interested in the design and development of advanced and
emerging learning technologies.  Understanding of the challenges faced in
providing technology tools to support learning process and ease the creation
of instruction material will help building a direction for further research
and implementation work.

* Topics of Interest
The focus of the workshop is on the design and development issues of advanced
learning technologies. The topics of interest for the workshop include but are
not limited to:

. Architecture of learning technology systems
. Advanced uses of multimedia and hypermedia
. Integrated learning environments
. Application of artificial intelligence tools in learning technology
. Application of metadata
. Agents technology
. Practical uses of authoring tools
. Virtual reality
. Teaching/learning strategies
. Collaborative learning/groupware
. Adaptive and intelligent applications
. Internet based systems
. Application of instructional design theories
. Evaluation of learning technology systems

The workshop will focus on where the research in advance learning technology is
heading and what are the implementation challenges in the real-world situations.

* Important Deadlines
Friday  2 June 2000  Paper submission
Monday  3 July 2000  Paper acceptance notification
Friday  8 July 2000  Panel proposals
Friday 28 July 2000  Panel acceptance notification
Friday 28 July 2000  Final paper submission

* IWALT 2000 Committee Members

* General Chair
Chris Jesshope, Massey University, New Zealand

* Program Chair
Kinshuk, Massey University, New Zealand

* Panel Chair
Toshio Okamoto, University of Electronics and Communications, Tokyo, Japan

* Program Committee
Alfred Bork, University of California, USA
Rosa Maria Bottino, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Genova, Italy
Radu Cotet, University of Namur, Belgium
Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Andrew Higgins, Distance Education Association of New Zealand
Chris Jesshope, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia
Ray Kemp, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Robert Luke, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Claire McLachlan-Smith, University of Auckland, New Zealand
David Merrill, Utah State University, Logan, USA
Tanja Mitrovic, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Osaka University, Japan
Ivonne Nicolescu, Humbolt University, Berlin, Germany
Ashok Patel, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom
Jim Schoening, IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee Chair, USA
Alex Shafarenko, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Katherine Sinitsa, Intl Res. and Trng Ctr of Info. Tech. and Systems, Kiev, Ukraine
Andrew Skrynnyk-Chambers, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Terry Stewart, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Daniel D. Suthers, University of Hawaii, USA
Philip Uys, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

* Paper Submissions
Papers should be no longer than 5 pages including all tables, figures, and
references but excluding a cover page. Over-length papers may be rejected
without review. While preparing manuscripts, the authors are required to
follow IEEE Computer Society Press guidelines, which are available at:

All papers should be submitted electronically. PDF and Word formats are
preferred (optionally zipped), but other formats may also be accepted at
the discretion of the Program Chair. If you have any query for submission,
please contact Program Chair.

The cover page of the paper should contain following information:
- Title of the paper
- Author names with affiliation, postal and email addresses, phone and fax numbers
- Name and email of contact author
- Abstract of no more than 200 words

The papers should be submitted to:
Program Chair: Kinshuk
Email: [log in to unmask] (alternatively [log in to unmask])

* Review
All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality,
significance, soundness and clarity. Three referees will review each submission.

* Proceedings
Papers accepted for presentation at IWALT 2000 will appear in proceedings,
published by IEEE Computer Society Press, which will be distributed during
the workshop. Extended versions of some of the accepted papers will be invited
for a special issue of Educational Technology & Society (ISSN 1436-4522) journal.

* Panel Submissions
Proposals for panel discussions (preferably with the details of proposed panelists) in specific areas of advance learning
technologies should be submitted to:
Panel Chair: Toshio Okamoto
Email: [log in to unmask]

* Exhibits
The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for software vendors, courseware
developers, and commercial research projects to display products and
technological solutions in the different areas of learning technologies. Please
contact General Chair Chris Jesshope at [log in to unmask] to discuss
the options.

* Contact Information
* For PC matters, please contact:
Kinshuk (Program Chair)
Email: [log in to unmask]
Information Systems Department, Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Tel: +64 6 350 5799 Ext 2090
Fax: +64 6 350 5725

* For general information, please contact:
Chris Jesshope (General Chair)
Email: [log in to unmask]
Institute of Information Sciences & Technology
Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Tel: +64 6 350 5799 Ext 2467
Fax: +64 6 350 2259