Call for Papers: EC-TEL 2013 – 8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning

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Call for Papers:

EC-TEL 2013: Eighth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
“Scaling Up Learning for Sustained Impact”

17-21 September 2013, Paphos, Cyprus

http://ec-tel.eu/
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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 complement their core experience.

While Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) has created enormous changes
in schools, universities and at the workplaces, innovations have
tended to be unsustainable. Too often, initiatives need a high degree
of effort to be sustained, and are consequently endangered when
funding stops. Many initiatives now focus on scaling up bottom-up
initiatives to create higher and more sustainable impact. These
initiatives require an interdisciplinary perspective in TEL research
and development, drawing on core disciplines of Computer Science,
Education, Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Social Science. This
blend of research traditions has always been a strength of EC-TEL and
its vibrant community.

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

Note: the European Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (eCSCW)
conference will be hosted from 21-25 September at the same location as
EC-TEL 2013. So there is a good opportunity to visit both conferences
at the same time.

IMPORTANT DATES

* Papers, posters, demonstrations abstracts: 25 March 2013
* Papers, posters, demonstrations full submissions: 2 April 2013
* Papers, posters, demonstrations acceptance notifications: 4 June 2013
* Camera ready versions: 28 June 2013
* Room reservation deadline for project meetings: 15 June 2013
(On-site meeting rooms available 16-18 & 21 September 2013)
* Workshop proposals: 2 April 2013
* Workshop acceptance notification: 30 April 2013
* Workshops: 17, 18, 21 September 2013
* Main conference: 18-20 September 2013

SUBMISSION FORMATS

Submissions will be handled through EasyChair
(http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ectel2013). 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
(LNCS) series which is ranked in the ISI Web of Knowledge. The use of
the LNCS template is mandatory:
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

* Full Papers: max. 14 pages, published in proceedings
* Short Papers: max. 6 pages, published in proceeding
* Demonstration Papers: max. 4 pages, published in proceedings
* Poster Papers: max. 4 pages, 2 page summary published in proceedings
* Workshop Proposals: max. 4 pages, not published in proceedings

DEMONSTRATIONS

Please submit a concise, max. 4 pages description of a (running!)
prototype, clearly showing how your technological innovation realises
a learning innovation. All accepted demonstrations will be invited to
participate in the EC-TEL 2013 Demo SLAM session. The audience will
vote for the best EC-TEL prototype in this session and the winner will
be awarded. We encourage demonstration submissions that complement an
EC-TEL research paper submission.

POSTERS

Posters report on significant work in progress. We are planning an
interactive poster and demonstration session in which you can present
your work and elicit feedback from EC-TEL participants.

WORKSHOPS

EC-TEL 2013 offers the opportunity to host several workshops. Parties
interested to organize a workshop are asked to submit a proposal of
maximum 4 pages long outlining the theme of the workshop, workshop
format, expected participants and domains addressed, dissemination
activities, workshop organizing committee, and organizational
requirements. Proposals should be submitted via the EasyChair system
of EC-TEL. We are exploring possibilities for arranging publication of
all workshop papers in a post-conference proceedings volume to be
published by Springer. Workshop organizers should indicate in their
proposals whether they would like to contribute to such a
post-conference proceedings volume, or whether they are targeting
other high-quality publication outlets such as international
peer-reviewed journals.

PROJECT MEETINGS

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

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

In contrast to regular conference papers, doctoral consortium
submissions should address specifically PhD student work. All
submissions will be reviewed after acceptance by at least two senior
researchers and one of the accepted doctoral candidates. Additionally,
two discussants, members of the doctoral consortium committee, will be
appointed to each paper. Discussant comments will be followed by a
plenary discussion of the paper.

CONFERENCE ORGANISATION

General Chair:
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Program Chairs:
Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Tobias Ley, Tallinn University, Estonia
Industry Chair:
Lucia Pannese, Imaginary, Italy
Workshop Chair:
Anoush Margaryan, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Poster and Demonstration Chair:
Andreas Harrer, Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany
Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
Katherine Maillet, Telecom SudParis, France
Tomaz Klobucar, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Dissemination Chair:
Michael Derntl, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Local Organization Chair:
George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus

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