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1st International Conference on
*“Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development”*

*19-20 May 2016*
Timisoara, Romania

http://www.aslerd.org

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The 1st International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and 
Regional Development intends to establish itself as an interdisciplinary 
forum where scholars, entrepreneurs and policy makers could bring and 
compare their visions, researches and experiences on how the “smartness” 
of the learning ecosystems (schools, campus, working places, informal 
learning contexts, etc.), sustained by the technologies, can influence 
the economical development, foster the social innovation and educate 
aware and active present and future citizens.

The three main macro-topics of interest concerning Smart Learning 
Ecosystems and their role in the development of smart city and regions are:

• *understanding influences, relations and models*
to include
- vision, strategies and processes
- interplay between formal and informal learning
- new educational models
- continuity-discontinuity of time, technology, place/space, process
- sharing & participatory practices
- use of public space & goods
- dual education
- open access to any resource and disparity
- capacity building and social capital
- cultural influences
- monitoring and benchmarking of smartness of learning ecosystems
- orchestration: complexity and its government
- challenges by smart cities and regions to smart learning environments

• *abilities, skills and competences*
to include
- general frameworks
- design, data and other relevant literacies
- relation with digital skills & competences
- strategies to foster acquisition included gamification: pedagogical, 
social challenges
- monitoring, evaluation and awareness
- literacies, skill and competences of smart citizens

• *techno ecoystems*
to include
- open & big data management and their application in education
- interoperability of data & services
- safety & security
- privacy
- trustability
- IoT, ubiquitous and wearable technological supports
- geolocalized information
- mediation role of technologies

The Conference is supported by /ASLERD/ and organized by the 
*Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania* and, apart interactive 
paper presentation, will feature:

• A *Panel* with the representatives of some of the most relevant 
European Societies devoted to Technology Enhanced Learning:
Carlo Giovannella (ASLERD)
Johann Gunther (IAFES)
Darco Jansen (EADTU)
Katherine Maillet (EATEL)
Antonio Teixeira (EDEN)

• Presentation and signature of the /“Timisoara Declaration”/

• Interactive talks with regional authority on the role of Education for 
Smart City & Smart Citizens

The Conference is also connected with*HackTM 2016*, 20-22 May, that on 
the occasion will feature a track on smart learning ecosystems, social 
innovation and civic engagement (reserved to students and professionals).
More information on the 2016 edition of HackTM will be soon published 
on-line at http://hacktm.ro/
Information on the 2015 edition can be found here http://hacktm.ro/2015/

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*Important dates:*
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• Deadline: *January 30, 2016*
• Notification to the authors: February 28, 2016
• Camera ready paper: March 20, 2016
• Conference: May 19-20, 2016

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*Proceedings:*
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Publisher of the Proceedings is /under negotiation/ and will be 
communicated very soon.

A selection of papers will be invited to publish an extended version in 
a special issue of the very popular open access *IxD&A Journal*
(indexed by SCOPUS and Web of Science, see Stats&Indexing at
http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/inevent/events/idea2010/index.php?s=9&a=403)

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*Authors’ guidelines & link for submission*
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The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .pdf format.
All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit /
- short papers/ (6-8 pages) and/or
- /regular papers/ (9-20 pages)
Number of pages includes authors' information, abstract, all tables, 
figures, references, etc..
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors' guidelines
->/http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/inevent/events/idea2010/index.php/

Link to the paper submission page on easy chair:
*https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slerd2015*

For scientific advices and any query please contact:

• *Radu Vasiu* /(conference chair)/: radu [dot] vasiu [at] cm [dot] upt 
[dot] ro
• *Diana Andone* /(chair of local steering and scientific committee)/: 
diana [dot] and one [at] cm [dot] upt [dot] ro

or, in alternative:

• aslerd [dot] org [at] gmail [dot] com

marking the subject as: “/ASLERD Conference 2016 - Timisoara/”

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To *join ASLERD* follow the instructions published on www.aslerd.org
Members of the Association will enjoy a /discounted conference fe//e/.

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