Call for Activities: EC-TEL 2012. Deadline April 2, 2012.

Date:  September 18-21, 2012
Venue: Saarbrücken, Germany
Website: http://www.ec-tel.eu

Workshops:  September 18-19, 2011
Conference:  September 20-21, 2011

Deadline for Paper, short paper, poster, & demonstration submission: 2 April, 2012
Deadline for Workshop proposals: 2 April, 2012

The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) is a unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field. Through EC-TEL, established and emerging researchers as well as practitioners, entrepreneurs, and technology developers explore new collaborations, strengthen networks, and compliment their core experience.

Promoting and developing 21st Century Learning for 21st Century Skills that meet contemporary needs and challenges is a key priority within the European Union and constituent countries. Crucial questions need to be addressed, such as:

  • How can schools prepare young people for the technology-rich workplace of the future?
  • How can we use technology to promote informal and independent learning outside traditional educational settings?
  • How can we use next generation social and mobile technologies to promote informal and responsive learning?

This focus on skills, practice and impact is reflected in EC-TEL itself. EC-TEL 2012 is, for the first time, specifically appealing to Technology Enhanced Learning innovators, creative practitioners and other representatives from e-learning more generally. Extended demonstrations of prototypes and ‘TEL in action’ will spark discussions between different but complimentary groups, and be animated and disseminated through live internet radio broadcasts. EC-TEL 2012 will examine and improve the transitions between research, practice and industry.

Call for Activities

We invite contributions for demonstrations, workshops and project meetings as well as academic research papers. A doctoral consortium will also be organized concurrently with the workshops. See the extended call for papers for more details: http://www.ec-tel.eu/call-for-papers

Important Dates

Paper, short paper, poster, & demonstration submission: 02 April 2012
Paper, short paper, poster, & demonstration notification: 04 June 2012
Camera-ready versions: 02 July 2012
Room reservation for project meetings deadline: 15 June 2012

Workshop proposals: 02 April 2012
Workshop notification: 30 April 2012

Submission Process

Submissions will be handled through EasyChair (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ectel2012). All papers will be reviewed through a non-blind review process. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Proceedings will be published by Springer within their “Lecture Notes in Computer Science” series which is ranked in the ISI Web of Knowledge. The use of supplied template is mandatory:http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0
• Full Papers: max. 14 pages, published in proceedings
• Short Papers and Demonstrations: max. 6 pages, published in proceeding
• Posters: max. 4 pages, 1 page summary published in proceedings
• Workshop proposals: max. 4 pages, not published in proceedings

Demonstrations

A demonstration is your chance to fully engage EC-TEL attendees at a personal level by letting them see, touch, squeeze, or hear your visions for the future of TEL, or demonstrate highly interactive ‘TEL in Action’ (e.g. through videos or real-time learning experiences). We expect that your Demonstration will be a reliably running prototype of your vision that is ready to be tried out, questioned and interacted with.

You need to submit a concise description of your prototype, clearly showing how your technological innovation realises a clear learning innovation. This needs to be in a paper that is a maximum of 6 pages that will be published in the EC-TEL 2012 proceedings if accepted.

Posters

Posters report on significant work in progress. Please submit a paper up to a maximum of 4 pages describing your work and the results that you plan to achieve until September 2012. A 1-page summary of this will then be published within the EC-TEL proceedings.

Workshops

EC-TEL 2012 offers the opportunity to host several workshops. Parties interested in organizing a workshop are asked to submit a proposal of max. 4 pages outlining the theme of the workshop, workshop format, expected participants and domains addressed, dissemination activities, programme committee, and organizational requirements. Proposals should be submitted via the EasyChair system of EC-TEL.

Project Meetings

In addition to the regular sessions and workshops, EC-TEL offers a unique opportunity for European Projects in TEL to held face-to-face meetings. Please contact the local organization chair at your earliest convenience to book meeting rooms.

Doctoral Consortium

The doctoral consortium will offer Ph.D. students the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in an interdisciplinary and international atmosphere. Prominent professors and researchers in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning will provide feedback to the selected papers and participate actively and contribute to the discussions. The Doctoral Consortium will take place immediately before the EC-TEL 2012 conference. For details please refer to http://ec-tel.eu/submissions#dc

Conference Organisation

General Chair: Carlos Delgado Kloos, cdk@it.uc3m.es
Program Chairs:
Stefanie Lindstaedt, slind@know-center.at and Andrew Ravenscroft, a.ravenscroft@uel.ac.uk
Industry Session Chair: Volker Zimmermann, volker.zimmermann@im-c.de
Workshop Chair: Tobias Ley, tobias.ley@tlu.ee
Poster and Demonstration Chair: Davinia Hernández-Leo, davinia.hernandez@upf.edu
Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
Katherine Maillet, Katherine.Maillet@it-sudparis.eu and Mario Allegra, mario.allegra@itd.cnr.it
Dissemination Chair: Sergey Sosnovsky, sosnovsky@gmail.com
Local Organization Chair: Christoph Igel, christoph.igel@celtech.de

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