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WICT 2011 : The Role of Technology in Education and Health (Special Session)


When Dec 11, 2011 - Dec 14, 2011
Where Mumbai, India
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2011
Categories    ICT   information technology   web 2.0   collaboration

Call For Papers

Special Session:
The Role of Technology in Education and Health

Special Session Organizers:
Assoc. Prof. Ibrahiem El Emary, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, King Saudi Arabia
Dr. Athina Lazakidou, University of Peloponnese, Sparti, Greece

General Information:

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have become commonplace entities in all aspects of life. Nowadays the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), especially internet in the education sector plays an important role, especially in the process of empowering the technology into the educational activities. Education sector can be the most effective sector to anticipate and eliminate the negative impact of ICT. Technology in another side can be the most effective way to increase the student’s knowledge. The special session “The Role of Technology in Education and Health” aims to gather educators, researchers, scientists, administrators and policy makers to share and discuss how ICT have effectively enhanced teaching, learning, and governance in education.
Improving health care involves not only improving the knowledge and skills of medical professionals, but also empowering people with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about how to live more healthy. ICT offers a plethora of alternatives to communicating important health messages to the public. ICT is uniquely positioned to make a difference by helping to increase the qualifications and skills of health and medical professionals and thereby improve the delivery of health services. Information and Communication Technologies can play a powerful role in improving the efficiency of health services. Through computer-based records and other technological infrastructure-building, health care institutions can better manage and share information, thereby improving the efficiency of the health system as a whole.
As the application of information technology in healthcare is increasing and the volume of available health related information is rapidly growing, the importance of effective health information management is more and more recognized by healthcare professionals and providers. New technologies and relevant applications and services have emerged recently on the Internet, constituting the so called Web 2.0. These applications are characterized by features enabling collaboration, information sharing and aggregation, composition of independent services and provision of rich user interaction.
This special session aims to bring together researchers and developers from various related areas to share their knowledge and experience, to describe current state of the art in Information and Communication Technologies and Applications in Education and Health Sector. Another goal of this session is to be discussed some of the characteristics of existing e-health applications, trying to identify problems and investigate for potential benefits of applying concepts and ideas used on Web 2.0 applications.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

• The Role of Technology in Education and Health
• Enhancing Assessment and Feedback through Technology
• Using Web 2.0 Technology to improve Collaboration across the Education and Health Sectors;
• Innovative Tools and Technologies to support Learning
• Design Principles for Collaborative Learning
• Networked Learning Communities
• Development and Evaluation of Learning Environments
• Learning Systems Platforms and Architectures
• E-Learning and Knowledge Management
• Releasing, sharing, and using Openly Accessible Online Teaching Materials (OER)
• ICT in Education and Health Care: Sociotechnical Approaches
• Using Technology to enhance Pedagogic Quality whilst maintaining Cost Efficiencies
• Using Technology to enhance Digital Inclusion
• Using technology to support those with Learning Difficulties

Submission Procedure:

1. Please submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
2. Submitted papers should be original and contain contributions of theoretical, experimental or application nature, or be unique experience reports.
3. Papers must be submitted within the stipulated time (June 01, 2011) and electronic submission in PDF is required. The page limit for a full-length paper is 6 pages. Short papers describing novel research visions, work-in-progress or less mature results are also welcome, with the limit of 4 pages
4. All submissions should be in the IEEE 8.5 two-column format. Papers should contain up to 5 keywords. Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness, and will be reviewed by at least three independent reviewers.
5. Papers less than 4 pages will not be reviewed and may be rejected outright!
6. Submit your paper at the submission site:

Review Process:

All papers submitted to this congress will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The special session organizers make the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

Information about the WICT’2011 Congress:

More Information about the WICT’2011 congress can be found at the following website:

For inquiries please contact the special session organizers.

Special Session Organizers:

Ibrahiem M. M. El Emary, Ph.D
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, King Saudi Arabia


Athina Lazakidou, Ph.D
University of Peloponnese
Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences
Department of Nursing, Sparti, Greece

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