FabLearnEU 2016 : FABLEARN EUROPE 2016
Call For Papers
====== FABLEARN EUROPE 2016 ======
KEY CHALLENGES IN DIGITAL FABRICATION FOR 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION
design – build – make – learn
June 19-20 2016
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.
Deadline for Papers and Workshops: Extended - 29th April, 2016 by 11:59pm (GMT).
Deadline for Posters and Demos: Extended - 27th May, 2016 by 11:59pm (GMT).
FabLearn Europe invites submissions for the second joint FabLearn conference in Europe to be held June 19-20, 2016 at The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, UK. The two-day conference organised jointly by UCLan, Stanford University and Aarhus University brings together international researchers, educators, designers, and makers to discuss and explore digital fabrication in education, making in educational contexts, and hands-on learning for the 21st Century. FabLearn Europe is organised as a sister conference to the global FabLearn conference that has been held over the past five years at Stanford University, USA.
Note that FabLearn Europe is conveniently located so that delegates can, if they wish, attend this and the follow on IDC (Interaction Design and Children) Conference which is also being hosted by UCLan and is running form the 21st to the 24th June 2016.
We seek submissions of papers, workshops, posters and demos that focus on topics related to learning and technology within the area of digital fabrication. We welcome submissions from people from multiple sectors including teachers, practitioners, technologists, designers and academics. Key areas of interest include:
-Explorations and evaluations of digital fabrication in schools such as best practice case studies.
-New methods for digital fabrication that have been tested in educational contexts.
-Theoretical concerns concerning digital technologies, education or fabrication.
-Emerging technologies for digital fabrication.
-Innovative ideas in research and education with digital fabrication.
-Design thinking, innovation or entrepreneurship in education.
For formatting and submission instructions for the different submission types please see the submissions page. FabLearn Europe will initiate a special issue on Digital Fabrication in the Elsevier International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction.
==== PAPERS ====
The paper track is intended for those conducting research. This is a venue to present current and future projects in the realm of digital fabrication and “making” in educational settings. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate original research results and work in progress that show the latest innovative ideas. Papers must cite relevant published work, indicate novel approaches, and stress the importance of the submission to the digital fabrication/makers/hands-on learning communities. Paper submissions must be between 6-8 pages in length, authors of accepted papers will be given 10 minute presentation slots and are encouraged to consider novel presentation methods. Authors will also have the optional opportunity to present posters to speak with attendees about their work.
==== WORKSHOPS ====
Workshops are interactive sessions demonstrating best-practice in innovative digital fabrication and/or hands-on learning activities used in classrooms, museums, and any other type of learning space. The workshops should be designed to last 1 or 2 hours and will be open to attendance by conference delegates. If your workshop targets teachers please make this clear along with why teachers would find attending your workshop valuable.
==== POSTERS ====
Posters are intended for anyone (teachers, practitioners, technologists, designers and academics etc) working within the digital fabrication field who wish to share and discuss their ideas, insights and findings with others. Poster submissions consist of a description of the work and a physical A0 poster summarising the key points. Posters will be displayed during the conference and delegates will be encouraged to visit the posters and ask questions of the authors during breaks.
==== DEMOS ====
Demos are intended to showcase new digital fabrication tools, hands-on learning platforms, construction kits applicable to education, and student projects. The demos will be showcased during the conference and are similar to posters in that attendees will be encouraged to visit the demo stands during the breaks.
==== CONTACT ====
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries
Conference website: www.fablearn.eu