Tuesday, March 20, 2007

ED-MEDIA 2007 - June 25-29, 2007 - Submissions Deadline: April 12


World Conference on Educational Multimedia,
Hypermedia & Telecommunications

June 25-29, 2007 * Vancouver, BC Canada


** Submissions Due: April 12, 2007 **

Organized by
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

** What are your colleagues saying about the international ED-MEDIA
conferences? **

Available to Print & Distribute (PDF to print; 200kb)

>> CONTENTS & LINKS (details below) <<

1. Call for Papers and Submission & Presenter Guidelines:

2. Major Topics: www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/topics.htm

3. Presentation Categories: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/categories.htm
4. NEW: Student Panel Dissertation Help Sessions:

5. Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations:

6. Proceedings & Paper Awards: http://www.aace.org/pubs
7. For Budgeting Purposes: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/rates.htm

8. Vancouver, Canada: http://www.aace.org/conf/Cities/Vancouver/
9. Deadlines: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/deadlines.htm

ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia &
Telecommunications is an international conference, sponsored by the
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). This
annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion
and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications
on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and
telecommunications/distance education.

ED-MEDIA, the premiere international conference in the field, spans all
disciplines and levels of education and attracts more than 1,500 attendees
from over 60 countries. We invite you to attend ED-MEDIA and submit
proposals for presentations.

This Final Call for Presentations is offered for those who were:
- unable to meet the first deadline for submissions in December, or
- were not ready to present a finished paper or project, or
- have a work-in-progress topic to present, and
- do not yet have a proposal accepted for presentation.

All presentation proposals are peer-reviewed and selected by three
reviewers on the respected Program Committee for inclusion in the
conference program, Proceedings (book and CD-ROM formats) and
EdITLib (Education and Information Technology Digital Library),

We invite you to attend the ED-MEDIA Conference and submit proposals for
these presentation categories: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/categories.htm

> Full & Brief Papers
> Best Practices
> Panels
> Best Practices
> Roundtables
> Symposia
> Student Panels (NEW)
> Posters/Demonstrations
> Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations

These Final Call presentation categories have been quite popular
especially for the efficient
exchange of information about on-going research, applications, and projects.

For Call for Presentations, connect to:

All authors MUST follow the submission guidelines and complete the Web form at:

For Presentation and AV Guidelines, see:

* Keynote Speakers
* Invited Panels/Speakers
* Papers
* Panels
* Best Practices
* Symposia
* Demonstrations/Posters
* Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
* Tutorials/Workshops
* Student Panel Dissertation Help Sessions
* Roundtables


The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following
major topics as they relate to the educational and developmental aspects of
multimedia/hypermedia and telecommunications.

For ALL subtopics, please see:

1. Infrastructure: (in the large)
2. Tools & Content-oriented Applications:
3. New Roles of the Instructor & Learner:
4. Human-computer Interaction (HCI/CHI):
5. Cases & Projects:
6. Special Strand: ** Universal Web Accessibility **

Friday, March 16, 2007

6th Annual Beyond Boundaries: Integrating Technology into Teaching & Learning Conference

6th Annual Beyond Boundaries: Integrating Technology into Teaching & Learning Conference
Dates: October 4-5, 2007
Location: University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota Proposal Deadline: April 9, 2007 Submit online at: www.beyondboundaries.info

Planned & Sponsored By: University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota and the Conference Planning Committee invite you to present at the 6th Annual Beyond Boundaries: Integrating Technology into Teaching & Learning Conference. The conference will be held October 4 & 5, 2007 at UND's Memorial Union, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The Conference Planning Committee is currently accepting proposals for:
* 60-Minute Concurrent Sessions, as well as
* Technology Tidbits, 7-minute oral poster session featuring the latest technology being used in classrooms. We encourage you to share your knowledge, research and experience with other faculty, administrators and students in the region by submitting a proposal.

For more information on how to submit a proposal, please visit www.beyondboundaries.info. You may also contact UND Office of Conference Services at 701-777-2663 or toll free at 866-579-2663, or you can e-mail us at conferences@mail.und.nodak.edu [subject: Beyond Boundaries].

All proposals must be submitted online and are due April 9, 2007.

Please share this information with your colleagues. We look forward to reviewing your proposals!

UND Office of Conference Services
Division of Continuing Education
Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 165
4300 James Ray Drive Stop 7131
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7131
Toll Free Telephone: 866-579-2663
Fax: 701-777-0569

E-Learn 2007 October 15-19, 2007 Call for Participation

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate,
Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education

October 15-19, 2007 * Quebec City, Canada
(Quebec City Convention Centre)


** Submission Deadline: April 26, 2007 **

Organized by:
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Co-sponsored by:
International Journal on E-Learning


Submissions Due: April 26, 2007
Authors Notified: May 31, 2007
Proceedings File Due: Sept. 6, 2007
Early Registration: Sept. 6, 2007
Conference: Oct. 15-19, 2007


Thursday, March 15, 2007

13th Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning


We invite you to submit a proposal for the
13th Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
The Power of Online Learning: Making a Difference

The conference strongly encourages proposals that reflect the implications for the field of specific e-learning experience and practices. Proposals that address blended learning, issues of diversity, and international applications of online learning are especially encouraged. Last year's conference attracted over 850 participants to more than 150 presentations, as well as exhibits, pre-conference workshops, keynote and plenary addresses, and a variety of other special events.


Program Tracks:

"The Power of Online Learning: Making a Difference"

Learning Effectiveness
Technology and Emerging Learning Environments
Student Services and Learner Support
Faculty Development and Support
Professional Development and Workforce Training
Leadership and Societal Change

For complete details on online submission of proposals,
visit our Website at www.aln.ucf.edu

For more information and to register visit our website (www.aln.ucf.edu),
call 1-866-232-5834 (Toll Free), 407-882-0260 or email aln@mail.ucf.edu.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics: SOIC 2007

March 15th is the new deadline for papers/abstracts submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals for SOIC 2007 (Orlando, Florida, USA. July 8-11, 2007) http://www.cyber-inf.org/soic2007

Authors Notification: May 02, 2007
Camera ready, full papers: June 07, 2007

The registration fee of effective invited session organizers will be waived and they will receive at the registration desk, for free, a package of 4 DVDs and one CD containing the 6-hour tutorial "Fundamentals and History of Cybernetics: Development of the Theory of Complex Adaptive Systems". The market price of this package is US $ 295. Twelve more benefits for invited session organizers are listed at SOIC 2007 web page.

For submissions or Invited Sessions Proposals, please go to the web site: http://www.cyber-inf.org/soic2007

All Submitted papers will be reviewed by a double-blind (at least three reviewers), non-blind, and participative peer review. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in JSCI Journal. Details are given in the conference web site.

Authors of the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.

Best regards,

SOIC 2007 Secretariat

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Second Call for Papers - Virtual Reality in Distance Education

This second Call for Papers is for a theme issue of the International Journal of Social Sciences (IJSS) (http://www.enformatika.org/ijss/) entitled Virtual Reality in Distance Education. The projected publication date is October 2007 (Volume 1, N. 4). The Guest Editor is Gulsun Kurubacak, Ed.D. (gkurubac@anadolu.edu.tr)

International Journal of Social Sciences (IJSS) is a scholarly open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, quarterly and fully refereed journal focusing on theories, methods and applications in social sciences. This open access, peer-reviewed journal encourages top-flight social science inquiry and research across all social science disciplines. It also recognizes contributions made by the social science research community to other disciplines, including biological and physical sciences, and promotes connections between all research communities. Welcome are submissions on Virtual Reality communications, pedagogies, technologies, and managements. The aim of this Special Issue is to add to the body of literature and encourage discussions and promote the exchange of ideas and information on Virtual Reality in Distance Education. Our intent is to stimulate critical debate and research, and add to the theoretical foundation used to underline Virtual Reality research, approaches, principles, and applications. Improvements in Virtual Reality have powerful impressions on digital society; therefore concentration will also be paid to communicational, educational, organizational, psychological and also sociological aspects. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Those submissions accepted for publication will be published in the International Journal of Social Sciences (IJSS).

DEADLINES: * Submission Proposals: March 30, 2007* Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2007 * Papers Due: May 31, 2007 * Peer Reviews Returned: July 15, 2007 * Finalized Papers Due: August 30, 2007 * Publication Date: October 01, 2007
SUBMISSION PROPOSALS Individual or multiple-authors must first submit an abstract-length proposal of approximately 500-750 words to International Journal of Social Sciences (IJSS) Guest Editor, Gulsun Kurubacak, at gkurubac@anadolu.edu.tr . Those who have had their abstracts accepted will be formally invited by the Guest Editor to submit a full-length paper of approximately 5000 to 7000 words. For IJSS's submission guidelines, visit:

All full length papers submitted to IJSS will be subject to multiple blind peer review. All blind peer reviews will be shared with the authors. While influenced by the outcome of the blind peer reviews, the Guest Editor, Gulsun Kurubacak reserves the right to decide on final publication.
TOPICS MAY INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED: * Virtual Reality as A New Media* Building and Implementing Virtual Reality Strategies in Educational, Medical, etc. Institutions, Corporations and Government * Emerging Hardware and Software for Virtual Reality* Computer Graphics and Real-Time Simulation Technologies for Virtual Reality* Building Interactive and Collaborative Virtual Reality Milieus* Building Knowledge Networks through Virtual Reality* Theoretical Considerations for the Development of Virtual Reality* Media Technology for Virtual Reality* Pedagogy for Virtual Reality* Implementing Virtual Reality* Management of Virtual Reality Processes* Evaluation in Virtual Reality* The Strengths and Limits of Virtual Reality* Informal Learning and Communications Utilizing Virtual Reality * Educational Design for Virtual Reality* Communicational Design for Virtual Reality* Learner Support in Virtual Reality* Learning Objects for Virtual Reality* Multicultural Implications of Virtual Reality* Virtual Reality for Diverse Learners * Establish Virtual Reality Milieus for a Global Community* Building Democratic and Egalitarian Virtual Worlds* Identities in Virtual Reality* Virtual Reality and Culture * Virtual Reality for the Next Generation * Virtual Reality for Mutual Understanding* Quality Insurance in Virtual Reality* Accreditation for Virtual Reality* Case Studies, Qualitative, Qualitative and Mixed Researches in Virtual Reality

For more information contact: Gulsun Kurubacak, Ed.D Assistant Professor in Distance EducationAnadolu University College of Open Education Distance Education DeptEmail: gkurubac@anadolu.edu.tr

Thursday, March 1, 2007


January 7-10, 2008

VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES Mini-track Description
This mini-track calls for papers that address ‘virtual communities’ at and for work, school, home and play. Virtual communities have become a significant factor of the information society and it is important to understand them better.
The range of subjects is diverse and interdisciplinary, and so are the methodologies, for example:
- Social, political and economic impact of Virtual Communities
- Communities as sociological phenomenon in the digital economy
- Creation and maintenance of sense of community in online venues
- Design for online communities
- Online communities of practice
- Community-related business models, services and best practices and lessons learned
- Online communities of inquiry
- E-learning: structures, implementations, and practices
- Management and organizational behavior of communities
- Transaction-oriented Virtual Communities, Customer collaboration
- Peer-to-Peer or mobile services for Virtual Communities
- Personalization and use of customer profiles
- Recommendation systems
- Case studies and topologies of Online Communities
- Design principles for community platforms
- Formal or semi-formal models of communities and their platforms:
Conceptual frameworks, Organizational models, Cognitive models, Multi-agent systems, Formalizations
- Theoretical models and studies of online community

Important Dates:
Abstracts: Optional
June 15, 2007: Authors submit full papers to the Peer Review System
August 15, 2007: Acceptance/Rejection notices are sent to Authors via the Peer Review System.
September 15, 2007: Authors submit Final Version of papers

This minitrack is part of the Internet and the Digital Economy track.
HICSS conferences are devoted to advances in the information, computer, and system sciences, and encompass developments in both theory and practice. Invited papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial or descriptive in nature. Submissions undergo a double-blind peer referee process and those selected for presentation will be published in the Conference Proceedings.
Submissions must not have been previously published.