IEEE 1st International Workshop on
Technology for Education in Developing Countries

In Conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Information Technology: Research and
Education (ITRE 2003), August 12, 2003 , Newark, New Jersey, USA

* Call for Papers

Technology plays a very important role in education. In developing countries, conditions, constraints,
and resources differ sharply with industrialized nations, creating special challenges for the technical
and educational research communities. This international workshop aims to further research in
technology as it applies to education in developing countries by setting a stage for exchange of
original research ideas. Researchers in different fields who are interested in applying their expertise
to problems in education in developing countries are strongly encouraged to participate.

We seek high quality submissions of original unpublished research on all aspects of technology for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

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])

* Important Dates:
    February 10, 2003: Original full-length unpublished papers due (4 page IEEE 2 column format).
    March 24-28, 2003: Reviewers' comments are sent to authors; authors respond to reviewers' comments.
    April 4, 2003: Notification of acceptance.
    May 1, 2003: Final camera-ready manuscript due.

Submission details at:


Associate Professor Kinshuk             [log in to unmask]   [log in to unmask]
Information Systems Dept., Massey Univ., Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Tel: +64 6 3505799 ext. 2090 Fax: +64 6 3505725