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16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2017): Fifth Call for Papers

*** Fifth Call for Papers ***

16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning

mLearn 2017

Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus

30 October – 1 November, 2017

http://iamlearn.org/mlearn/

In Cooperation with ACM SIGAPP (proceedings in ACM ICPS)

*** Submission Deadline: 20th July 2017 (extended and final) ***

 

The International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn)
(www.iamlearn.org) is the custodian of the mLearn conference series.
mLearn is the leading annual international conference for researchers,
policy makers, educators, developers and solutions providers in the fields
of mobile, ubiquitous and contextual learning, as well as learning with
emerging ambient and wearable technologies. mLearn attracts a large
number of participants from more than 60 countries representing all
continents, and is, therefore, the world’s largest international conference
on mLearning and emerging ambient technologies.

 

Conference Themes

The overarching conference theme is ‘mLearning and Design for Social
Change and Innovation’. Higher education institutions are called upon to
provide for the competencies and skills that foster design for social
change and innovation. In addition, knowledge and skills alliances are
encouraged by funding bodies to cultivate, share and disseminate
competencies that foster social entrepreneurship and innovation. However,
little is known on how mlearning can facilitate this process, how it can
contribute towards social change, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The topics of interest can go beyond the conference theme, and can
include any of the following:

  • The development, deployment and implementation of mlearning in the context of social entrepreneurship, innovation and social change
  • mLearning as a tool that fosters social change and social entrepreneurship
  • Innovations in mlearning theory and pedagogy
  • From pilot projects to mainstream implementation: strategies for the deployment of mLearning
  • Mobile technology to support open and distance learning
  • Mobile technology for teaching and learning support
  • Assessment techniques and practices in mLearning
  • Design and development of learning material for mLearning
  • Learning objects and metadata for mLearning
  • Informal and lifelong learning with the aid of mobile technologies
  • Challenges for mLearning in developing countries
  • Building and implementing mLearning strategies in educational institutions, companies and public sector organisations
  • mLearning management systems (mLMSs)
  • Computer tablets
  • Creating interactive and collaborative mLearning environments
  • Future trends in mLearning technology, including the impact of emerging technologies
  • Emerging hardware and software for mLearning including wearable technologies
  • Location-aware technologies
  • Contextual and situated learning
  • Augmented reality
  • Serious gaming and simulations
  • Ambient intelligence and ubiquitous learning

Submission Information

The conference solicits regular papers (no more than 8 pages), short papers
(no more than 4 pages), as well as posters (no more than 2 pages). The
Program Committee may require an accepted paper to be adapted into a
short paper or poster. All papers must be prepared according to the
ACM SIG Proceedings Template format (see the conference web site for
further information). The papers must be original contributions not submitted
or accepted for publication elsewhere. A submitted contribution should
clearly indicate the conference topics it targets. For an accepted contribution
to be included in the proceedings, at least one author must register and
present the paper at the conference. For further information, see the
submission guidelines on the conference web site. The conference
proceedings will be published by ACM ICPS and archived in the ACM
Digital Library.

 

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline for Conference Papers: 20 July 2017 (firm)
  • Accept/Reject Notification for Conference Papers: 28 August 2017
  • Camera-Ready Submission of all Papers: 11 September 2017

Information on registration categories and registration fees for the mLearn
2017 is available online at: http://iamlearn.org/mlearn/.

 

Organization

General Chair
· George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Program Chairs
· Fernando Loizides, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
· Nicos Souleles, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Program Committee
http://iamlearn.org/mlearn/committees.php

2nd CFP: Collective Intelligence and Crowds [HICSS, Big Island January 3-6; Deadline June 15]

Collective Intelligence and Crowds

Minitrack
January 3-6, 2018
Big Island, Hawaii, USA

We are looking for papers that analyze collective intelligence, knowledge
creation, and crowdsourcing. We also encourage the submission of papers
that design and implement technologies that create new kinds of
collectives. For example, papers that consider how machine learning and
human learning interact in crowds and communities. In sum, we are open to a
wide range of research that addresses relations between people,
collectives, and machines, as well as the artifacts produced as a result.

The deadline is June 15, 2017. Feel free to communicate with any of the
three minitrack chairs, Jeff Nickerson (jnickerson@stevens.edu), Pnina
Fichman (fichman@indiana.edu), or Don Steiny (steiny@steiny.com).

SIGOPEN earned Outstanding SIG Award 2016

The Association for Information Systems announced SIGOPEN as one of 30 AIS Communities that earned the designation of Outstanding SIG, Chapter, or College for 2016.

The Outstanding Community designation celebrates the exceptional work of AIS Communities and their contributions toward supporting the mission of AIS through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems.

“We are very excited to recognize these outstanding communities and their contributions to our field,” said Lakshmi Iyer, AIS Vice President of SIGs and Colleges.

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SIGOPEN earned Outstanding SIG Award 2015

The Association for Information Systems announced SIGOPEN as one of 22 AIS Communities that earned the designation of Outstanding SIG, Chapter, or College for 2015.

This recognition program celebrates the exceptional work of AIS Communities. Outstanding Communities are awarded for their contributions toward supporting the mission of AIS through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. Some of the criteria used to identify Outstanding Communities included holding events, tracks and workshops, publishing journals or articles, providing officer transition training, and more.

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