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Special Issue on
*Smart Learning Ecosystems - Design as cornerstone of smart educational 
processes and places*

to be published at the
/*Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)*/
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)
**** Since 2012 also in Scopus ****
**** *Since 2015 also* in *Emerging Sources Citation Index* and *Web of 
Science* ***
IxD&A implements the Gold Open Access (OA) road to its contents
with no charge to the authors (submission & paper processing)

Help us in improving the quality of the editorial process and of the 
journal, please donate:

*Guest Editors:*

/• Stefania Manca, Institute of Educational Technology, Italy
• Matthias Rehm, Aalborg University, Denmark
• Jelle Saldien, Gent University, Belgium
• Carlo Giovannella, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy/
*Important dates:*
• Deadline: *November**20, 2019 *
• Notification to the authors:  December 20, 2019
• Camera ready paper: January 10, 2020
• Publication of the special issue: end of January, 2020

Design is the cornerstone literacy to realize smart learning ecosystem 
where technologies are supportive of the multidimensional human 
wellbeing and help learning places to recover their central role in the 
education of future citizens and in the achievement of social innovation 
and territorial development. We welcome contributions from people that 
are deeply involved to concretize the above vision also as a 
contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable 
Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve, overall, a better learning for a 
better world.

This special issue is supported by the Association for Smart Learning 
Ecosystems and Regional Development (ASLERD).

*Topics of Interest*
Topics of interest include research papers that understand, conceive, 
and promote innovative people-centric design and development methods, 
education/training practices, informal social learning, and citizen 
involvement. Sub-topics can be grouped into (i) places for learning, 
(ii) people in place centered design, (iii) supportive learning technologies

• Places for learning
visions and future of institutional learning; interplay of formal and 
informal learning; novel educational models and settings; sharing & 
participatory practices; mixed educational approaches; dual education 
and other alternate scheme approaches; cultural influences; 
(dis-)continuity of time, technology, places, spaces, and processes; 
gamification of learning

• People in place centered design
general frameworks and methodological advancement; design, data and 
other relevant literacies; relation with digital skills & competences; 
literacies, skill and competences of smart citizens; community 
involvement in smart learning; learning through designing; monitoring 
and benchmarking of smartness (individual, institution, city, region)

• Supportive Learning Technologies
IoT, ubiquitous, VR and wearable technological supports; safety & 
security and privacy; interoperability of data & services; application 
of open, smart and geolocalized data in education; context awareness and 

/*Submission guidelines and procedure*/
All submissions (abstracts and later final manuscripts) must be original 
and may not be under review by another publication.
The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.
All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit 8-20 pages paper (including authors' 
information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.).
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors' guidelines

*Authors' guidelines*
Link to the paper submission page:
(Please upload all submissions using the Submission page. 
When submitting the paper, please, choose the section:
"SI: Smart Learning Ecosystems - Design as cornerstone of smart 
educational processes and places")

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics
of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal
where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors,
publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advice and queries, please contact any of the 
guest-editors below and mark the subject as:
/Smart Learning Ecosystems - Design as cornerstone of smart educational 
processes and places/

• manca [at] itd [dot] cnr [dot] it
• matthias [at] create [dot] aau[dot] dk
• Jelle [dot] Saldien [at] UGent [dot] be
• gvncrl00 [at] uniroma2 [dot] it

* Forthcoming issues:*

• Springer 2020
'End-user development challenges for creative computing'
Guest editors: Juan Manuel Dodero, Hongji Yang, Antonio Balderas

• Summer 2020
'Designing for ownership in technology-enhanced learning (TEL): a core 
element for learners’ SRL and agency'
Guest editors: Ilona Buchem, Gemma Tur, Jesus Salinas

• Autumn 2020
'Hybrid Learning Spaces - Design, Data, Didactics'
Guest editors: Yannis Dimitriadis, Christian Köppe, Yishay Mor


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