Call for Papers WMUTE2008

May 22nd, 2007

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First Call for Papers
************************************************************************ 5th International Conference on Wireless, Mobile
and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE 2008)

March 23-26 2008
Beijing, China
http://www.wmute2008.org/

Important Dates:

October 5, 2007 Submissions due
November 23, 2007 Notification of acceptance
December 23, 2007 Camera ready papers due
Call For Papers:

The rapid progress of mobile and ubiquitous technologies enables
internet connections, anytime and anywhere, with ease. Traditional
ways of
learning and teaching, happening at fixed times and places such as
schools or offices and limited with numbers of people, are changing
remarkably. Although such technologies allow people to learn in an
appropriate context, they cannot guarantee that the learning
environments we design will be successful. Issues of design,
implementation, deployment and evaluation of such technology supported
learning environments should be investigated from interdisciplinary
points of view, including computer science, educational research,
cognitive science, and so on.

WMUTE 2008 is the 5th international meeting, extending the four
previous WMTE/WMUTE workshops held in 2002 (Vaxjo, Sweden), 2004
(Taipei, Taiwan),
2005 (Tokushima, Japan) and 2006 (Athens, Greece) to become a conference
the first time. This conference provides a forum for researchers and
practitioners of this emerging area for discussing these innovative
learning technologies and challenging research issues through high
quality papers and presentations.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Innovative and practical use of wireless, mobile and ubiquitous
technologies for education, learning and training
* Adaptive and adaptable learning environments using mobile and
ubiquitous devices
* Agent support for mobile and ubiquitous learning
* Architectures and implementations of context-aware learning
technology systems
* Architectures and infrastructures for ubiquitous learning systems
* Design of learner-supportive interfaces of ubiquitous learning
applications
* Designs for wireless, mobile and ubiquitous technologies in education
* Digital tangibles or wireless sensor networks for learning
* Entertainment computing for ubiquitous learning
* Evaluation and evaluation methodologies for ubiquitous learning
environments
* Game-based learning in mobile and ubiquitous learning environments
* Innovative devices for mobile/ubiquitous learning
* Amalgamating Integrating individual and collaborative learning in
mobile and ubiquitous learning environments
* Lifelong learning support in ubiquitous/mobile environment
* Mobile and ubiquitous computing support for collaborative learning
* Mobile, ubiquitous and wireless technologies for indoor and outdoor
learning
* New pedagogical theories for ubiquitous learning environments and
society
* Virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies for ubiquitous/
mobile learning
General Co-Chairs:

Tak-Wai Chan, National Central University, Taiwan
Demetrios G. Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece

Local Chair:
Ronghuai Huang, Beijing Normal University, China

Program Co-Chairs:
Claire O’Malley, University of Nottingham, UK
Masanori Sugimoto, University of Tokyo, Japan

Program Committee:
Mohamed Ally, Athabasca University, Canada
Gerardo Ayala, Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico
Chih-Yung Chang, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Maiga Chang, Office of e-Learning National Project, Taiwan
Yam-San Chee, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Irene Y.L. Chen, Ching Yun University, Taiwan
Weiqin Chen, University of Bergen, Norway
Panayiotis Demestichas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Guangzuo Cui, Peking University, P.R. China
Ulrich Hoppe, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Sherry Hsi, Exploratorium, USA
Gwo-Jen Hwang, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Tomoo Inoue, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Qun Jin, Waseda University, Japan
Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada
Siu Cheung Kong, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
Lam-for Kwok, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chen-Chung Liu, National Central University, Taiwan
Chee-Kit Looi, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Rose Luckin, Institute of Education, UK
Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada
Marcelo Milrad, Vaxjo University, Sweden
Jun Nakahara, University of Tokyo, Japan
Hiroaki Ogata, Tokushima University, Japan
Roy Pea, Stanford University, USA
Jeremy Roschelle, SRI International, USA
Danae Stanton Fraser, Bath University, UK
Mike Sharples, University of Nottingham, UK
Timothy K. Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan, USA
Marcus Specht, Open University of the Netherlands, The Netherlands
Yao-Tin Sung, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Makiko Takenaka, Oita University, Japan
Deborah Tatar, Virginia Tech, USA
Qiong Wang, Peking University, P.R.China
Earl Woodruff, University of Toronto, Canada
Stephen J. H. Yang, National Central University, Taiwan

Mobile phone emulators

May 22nd, 2007

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