ICSLE 2014 : International Conference on Smart Learning Environments
Call For Papers
Call For Papers
International Conference on Smart Learning Environments (ICSLE 2014)
July 24-25, 2014, Hong Kong
All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published under Springer’s Lecture Notes in Educational Technology series.
Extended version of selected accepted papers will be considered for publication in major journals.
* Important dates:
Full Paper Submission: March 31, 2014
Acceptance/Reject notification: May 5, 2014
Camera ready: June 10, 2014
Author registration: June 15, 2014
The International Conference on Smart Learning Environments (ICSLE 2014) aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss issues related to the optimization of learning environments to enhance learning. The focus is on the interplay of pedagogy, technology and their fusion towards the advancement of smart learning environments. Various components of this interplay include but are not limited to:
* Pedagogy: learning paradigms, assessment paradigms, social factors, policy
* Technology: emerging technologies, innovative uses of mature technologies, adoption, usability, standards, and emerging/new technological paradigms (open educational resources, cloud computing, etc.)
* Fusion of pedagogy and technology: transformation of curriculum, transformation of teaching behavior, transformation of administration, best practices of infusion, piloting of new ideas
* Topics of interest:
The scope of the ICSLE 2014 is focused on issues related to smart learning environments. Topics of interest considered to be within the scope of the conference include but are not limited to:
- Architectures for smart learning environments
- Best practices in smart learning environments implementation
- Conceptual frameworks for smart learning environments
- Cultural issues in smart learning environments
- Designing smart learning environments using sensing technologies
- Evaluation approaches for effectiveness and efficiency of smart learning environments
- Fusion of pedagogy and technology in smart learning environments
- Historical perspectives of smart learning environments
- Innovative uses of emerging didactical and pedagogical approaches
- Innovative uses of emerging and existing technologies
- Methodologies for development of smart learning environments
- Mobility in smart learning environments
- Pedagogical tools for supporting smart learning environments
- Policy issues related to smart learning environments
- Reform of learning environments
- Strategies for learning assessment in smart learning environments
- Technologies and tools to support smart learning environments
- Usability criteria and standards for smart learning environments
* Types of submissions:
1. Experience Reports: Experience reports describe research-based technological implementation for education that worked well and is now recommended to others.
(a) Full-length Experience Reports (6-8 pages): Full-length Experience Reports may contain detailed descriptions of research behind the implementation, development, evaluation or other applications. Work reported in Full-length Experience Reports must be original.
(b) Short Experience Reports (3-4 pages): Short Experience Reports may contain brief reports of technologies developed, techniques used or results of research. Work reported in Short Experience Reports must be original.
2. Research Studies: Research Studies present a careful study, with an appropriate use of methodology (e.g., case study, qualitative methods, quasi-experimental, experimental) to support the investigation and stated results. The methodology does not need to be quantitative; it does, however, need to be appropriate to support the claims made by the author.
(a) Full-length Research Studies (6-8 pages): Full-length Research Studies may contain detailed description of the background research, details of methodology used, findings of the study, interpretation of the findings, and resulting recommendations for other researchers/practitioners. Work reported in Full-length Research Studies must be original.
(b) Short Research Studies (3-4 pages): Short Research Studies may focus on small-scale research experiments, that may be extensions of author's previously validated research. However, the work reported in Short Research Studies must be original.
3. Work-in-progress Papers (3-4 pages): Work-in-progress Papers contain original research frameworks, architectures and implementations, where initial results are available but full validation are not yet done. The originality of the work must be clearly visible.
4. Reflection Papers (3-4 pages): Reflection papers are expected to present an argument - with rationale and justification - for a different approach or perspective on solving a current educational problem through the use of emerging technology or through innovative use of existing technology. The work presented in the Reflection Papers must not have been published (or submitted for publication) elsewhere.
* Further details:
Demetrios G Sampson, Senior and Golden Core Member IEEE
Professor of Digital Systems in Learning and Education, Dept of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece
Researcher Fellow, Information Technologies Institute, Center for Research and Technology, Greece
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Athabasca University, Canada
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Educational Technology & Society Journal
Steering Committee, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies,USA
Advisory Board, Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences, Saudi Arabia
Past-Chair (2007-2011), IEEE Technical Committee Learning Technology, USA