/Apologies for unintended cross-mailing/
Dear colleagues,

due to the */Covid-19 pandemic/***the Organizing Committee of SLERD 2020 
and the ASLERD Executive Commmittee
have decided to reconfigure the conference and take the following actions:

1) *SLERD 2020 **will be in a full blown *virtual conference* format 
*and will be *postponed* to *29-30 June 2020*.

2) the physical to virtual switch and the conference postponement has 
been considered as an opportunity
to share with a larger number of colleagues the efforts about the 
development of smart learning ecosystems
and, as well, to build together a brilliant post pandemic future; 
because of this
-> the *call for paper will be re-opened* for a narrow window -> till 
*19th of April* (see important dates below)
-> the *participation fee **has been **substancially ***reduced * */
//40 € for ASLERD members (including students);//
//100 € for non-ASLERD members;//
//80 € for student non-ASLERD members./*

**Springer proceedings will be maintained* and aligned with the new 
important dates, together with*the IxD&A special issue *

3) the *Student Design Contest* has been *cancel**led* since the 
expected f2f exhibition of prototypes cannot be realized;
/However, students that have submitted a contribution will be admitted 
as //virtual attendees to SLERD2020 conference at no fee.
This Virtual conference will be *entirely supported by videoconferencing 
channels/rooms*, with different interactive features capable of sharing 
resources amongst presenters and participants in real-time. Participants 
will not need to acquire or install and specific software application in 
their computer to participate in this virtual environment. The use of 
smartphones to participate in the virtual channels/rooms will require 
the installation of a free version of a specific APP./
Participation in the virtual channels/rooms will be restricted to 
registered SLERD 2020 participants./

We sincerely hope this new SLERD 2020 format represents a contribution 
to keep the academic community vigorous, socially aware and capable to 
produce and share knowledge at the best it can.

/ =========================================================
*5th International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional 
**Pedagogical approaches, ludic and co-design strategies & tools 
supporting smart learning ecosystems and smart education*

*June 29-30, 2020*
/*virtual venue*/

slerd2020.uniroma2.it <http://slerd2020.uniroma2.it/>

1st: mihai [dot] dascalu [at] upb [dot] ro /(conference chair)/
2nd: aslerd [dot] org [at] gmail [dot] com

/*Important dates:*/
• Deadline for papers submission: *April 19, 2020 (new deadline - 
***call for papers <http://slerd2020.uniroma2.it/call-for-papers/>*)*
• Notification to the authors: May 11, 2020
• Camera ready paper: May 25, 2020
• Conference: May 29-30, 2020

*SLERD 2020* is proud to invite and welcome contributions from 
researchers and practitioners that  foster the development of/smart 
learning ecosystems/and/smart education/to help/learning places/to 
recover their central role in the/education of future citizens/, and in 
the promotion of /social innovation/and/territorial development/. We 
welcome contributions from people that fight to reify the above vision 
and to achievea better learning for a better 
a contribution to theUnited Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable 
Development Goals 

/*Short Intro*/

/Smart /referred to /learning ecosystems,/ in ASLERD and SLERD contexts, 
does not simply means “technology enhanced”. The smartness is a more 
complex multilayered construct related to the wellbeing of the players 
operating in the ecosystems and is affected by the improvement of any 
relevant aspects of the learning processes and ecosystem functioning, 
especially if connected with territorial development and social innovation.
Technologies are mediators. Hopefully they should be included but they 
are not a “sine qua non”.
The achievement of the learning ecosystems’ smartness is a process that 
need a long term vision, multidisciplinary competences, an attitude to 
understand people and contexts and to mediate point of views, a dynamic 
resilience to keep on track to achieve, step by step, the foreseen goals.
*//*Topics of interests*/

can be grouped under three big themes:

/*• places for smart education


  * future of institutional learning
  * interplay between formal and informal learning
  * new educational models and settings
  * continuity-discontinuity of time, technology, place/space, process
    in learning
  * role of and case studies of games and gamification in education
  * dual education and other alternate scheme approaches
  * monitoring and benchmarking of smartness (individual, institution,
    city, region)

/*• people in place centered design for smart education*/

  * general frameworks and methodological advancement
  * design, data and other relevant literacies
  * literacies, skill and competences of smart citizens
  * communities and co-design in smart learning
  * sharing & participatory practices
  * open access to any resource and disparity
  * cultural influences

/*• supportive learning technologies for smart education*/

  * intelligent tutoring systems and interfaces
  * semantic web technologies and applications for
  * text and opinion mining and sentiment analysis
  * virtual communities and social network analysis
  * interoperability and application of open & smart data and services
  * safety & security in education
  * IoT, ubiquitous and wearable technologies
  * role of VR in education

*Proceedings*, as for previous editions, will be published by *Springer* 
in the Series *Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies* that will be 
indexed by SCOPUS, EI-Compendex and Springerlink.

*Extended version of selected papers* will be also included in a 
*special issue of IxD&A Journal* (ISSN 1826-9745, e-ISSN 2283-2998) that 
is indexed by SCOPUS and Emerging Sources of Web of Science

SLERD welcomes short (max. 8 pages) and long contributions (max. 12 pages).

Papers should be written according to the */Spinger Instruction for 
Authors/* of the  series /Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies/:

Link to the /*paper submission page on easy chair:*/


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