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"Learning within and from the 'Smart Cities' "
(SCiLearn 2012)
Sinaia (Romania), September 2-4, 2012
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co-located at
ICWL 2012
http://www.hkws.org/conference/icwl2012/

organized by
Dept. of Science and Tehnology of Education & IaD School of Tor Vergata 
University of Rome
and
PH Schwäbisch Gmünd University of Education.

Temporary workshop website:
http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/inevent/events/scilearn2012/index.php

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INTRODUCTION
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This workshop proposes itself as a "think tank" to foster a reflection 
on how the way we learn may be influenced and changed because of the 
development of 'smart cities', but also 'smart villages' and 'smart 
territories'.
 From the Far East, to the Americas and to Europe, cities and their 
surroundings are evolving towards a new dimension in which the info 
infrastructure becomes an indispensable asset of our life, contributes 
to the development of info-ecosystems embracing 'smart mobility and 
last-mile logistics', 'smart health', 'smart government', 'smart culture 
and tourism', the sustainability of the natural resources and the green 
economy. Such integrated effort of info-urbanism is expected to produce 
social innovation and, inevitably, leads to wonder about what forms can 
take the smart education underlined by all pieces that compose the 
mosaic of the info-ecosystems.
The person, considered in all her/his complexity, will be placed at the 
center of educational contexts and scenarios increasingly ubiquitous, 
complex, organic. The perimeter of the physical space in which the 
educational experiences develop will become increasingly undefined, 
liquid and will host more and more nomadic and informal practices 
characterized by a high density of social interactions. In these 
scenarios, the mediating role of technology will widen over the time to: 
foster relationships with the natural environments, filter content 
needed to support meaningful experiences at glocal level, disclose 
feedback necessary to learn how to manage "in action", the complexity of 
static and dynamic, of learning contexts and processes.

Through which educational path people will become "participatorly" aware 
citizens of the future "SimCities"? How will we learn from the open 
books that are represented by the cities of art? How will data flowing 
from sensorized areas will be elaborated to support awareness and 
learning? How will our behavior be influenced by knowledge of 
co-evolution mechanisms and limits of the ecosystems? Will the 
educational infrastructure be smart enough to readjust, even 
autopoietically, to satisfy the needs that everyone could develop life 
long, in different contexts?
The future perspective is that of territories that become increasingly 
open to awareness and participation and of a 'smart education' that 
becomes more and more spatially widespread and temporally continuous.

IMPORTANT DATES
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* June 10, 2012: Deadline for submission of contributions
* July 1, 2012: Authors' Notification on the review process results
* July 15, 2012: Authors' Registration Deadline and upload of Final 
Camera-Ready Manuscript

TOPICS OF INTEREST
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Papers are solicited on the following 'open' list of topics:

• Technological Ecosystems supporting learning within and from the 
'smart cities' (toward 'web-mobile-internet of thing' integrated 
environments)
• Future 'smart cities' learning scenarios (contexts and methods)
• Ecological monitoring and visualization of flows, behaviours, 
experience's styles and 'smart cities' learning
• The impact of contextualization, glocalities, identities
• Educational Ecosystems: from ''intelligence' to autopoietic education 
(edupoiesis)

PAPER FORMAT and PUBLICATION
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ICWL organizers are finalizing arrangement for publication of workshop 
contributions with Springer.
Authors are thus required to submit their manuscript according to the 
LNCS proceedings format:
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Papers should be no exceed 10 pages.

In addition to the ICWL workshop proceedings an extended version of 
selected workshop papers will be published in a special issue of the 
IxD&A Journal (ISSN 1826-9745)

SUBMISSIONS
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Please submit your manuscript using the IxD&A submission System at:
http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/idea2010/login.php

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (preliminary)
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Ignacio Aedo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Emmanuelle Blanchard, AAU, DK
Joseph Blat, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain
Rosa Maria Bottino, ITD-CNR, Italy
Antonella Carbonaro, University of Bologna, Italy
Augusto Celentano, University of Venice, Italy
Paolo Ciucciarelli, Politectino di Milano - Density Design, Italy
Walter Colitti, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Paloma Diaz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Gabriella Dodero, University of Bozen
Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada
Ray Huang, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
Mohamed Jemni, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada
Andreas Lingnau, University of Strathclyde, UK
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Demetrios Sampson, Univ Piraeus & CERTH, Greece
Stefania Serafin, AAU, DK
Luca Simeone, Vianet, Italy
Marcus Specht, OU, Netherland
Imran A. Zualkernan, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

CONTACTS:
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