The 9th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems 2013 (SITIS 2013) is going to be held on December 2-5, 2013 in Kyoto, Japan. This is the International Workshop on Smart Learning Environments call for papers notice.


International Workshop on Smart Learning Environments


The 9th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems 2013

December 2-5, 2013, Kyoto, Japan



The International Association on Smart Learning Environments has recently been established as a cutting-edge professional forum for researchers, academics, practitioners, and industry professionals interested and/or engaged in the reform of the ways of teaching and learning through advancing current learning environments towards smart learning environments. With that aim, this Workshop is being organized to provide opportunities for discussions and constructive dialogue among various stakeholders on the limitations of existing learning environments, need for reform, innovative uses of emerging pedagogical approaches and technologies, and sharing and promotion of best practices, leading to the evolution, design and implementation of smart learning environments.

The Workshop will focus on the interplay of pedagogy, technology and their fusion towards the advancement of smart learning environments. Various components of this interplay include but are not limited to:

Pedagogy: learning paradigms, assessment paradigms, social factors, policy

Technology: emerging technologies, innovative uses of mature technologies, adoption, usability, standards, and emerging/new technological paradigms (open educational resources, cloud computing, etc.)

Fusion of pedagogy and technology: transformation of curriculum, transformation of teaching behavior, transformation of administration, best practices of infusion, piloting of new ideas

This Workshop is organized in the context of the The 9th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems, December 2-5, Kyoto, Japan. The mission is to bring together researchers from diverse areas in a cross-disciplinary manner, to stimulate fresh ideas and encouraging multi-disciplinary work.


Topics of interest

The scope of the Workshop is focused on issues related to smart learning environments. Topics of interest considered to be within the scope include but are not limited to:


Architectures for smart learning environments

Best practices in smart learning environments implementation

Conceptual frameworks for smart learning environments

Cultural issues in smart learning environments

Designing smart learning environments using sensing technologies

Evaluation approaches for effectiveness and efficiency of smart learning environments

Fusion of pedagogy and technology in smart learning environments

Historical perspectives of smart learning environments

Innovative uses of emerging didactical and pedagogical approaches

Innovative uses of emerging and existing technologies

Methodologies for development of smart learning environments

Pedagogical tools for supporting smart learning environments

Policy issues related to smart learning environments

Reform of learning environments

Strategies for learning assessment in smart learning environments

Usability criteria and standards for smart learning environments

We are looking forward to your submission.


Important dates:

Paper Submission: September 23, 2013 (midnight, Pacific Standard Time)

Acceptance/Reject notification: October 19, 2013

Camera ready: October 27, 2013 

Author registration: October 27, 2013


Submission guidelines:

All submissions should be in IEEE conference style and PDF format. Papers may be between 5 and 8 pages. Two extra pages can be purchased. Paper submission will only be online via: Easy Chair (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sitis2013) [Please select \"International Workshop on Smart Learning Environments\" track in the system]

The online system will be used to handle and process all papers and to prepare for the final proceedings. All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression by at least two reviewers. The organizers will examine the reviews and make final paper selections. More details about the submission process can be found on the conference website.



Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and published by IEEE Computer Society and referenced in IEEE explore and major indexes. The proceedings will be available at the conference. Extended version of selected accepted papers will be considered for publication in major journals.



At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop. Registration must be done on the SITIS website at the time when the author sends the camera-ready copy of the accepted paper to the workshop chair. Workshop registration fee is determined by SITIS. A single registration for the workshop or the conference allows to attend both events. 



Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada

Ronghuai Huang, Beijing Normal University, China

Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada 




International Scientific Committee (more to be added):

Baltasar Fernández-Manjón, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Chen-Chung Liu, National Central University, Taiwan

Demetrios G. Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece

Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania

Guang Chen, Beijing Normal University, China

Gustavo Zurita Alarcón, University of Chile, Chile

Gwo-jen Hwang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Hiroaki Ogata, Tokushima University, Japan

J. Michael Spector, University of North Texas, USA

Lung Hsiang Wong, National Institute of Education, Singapore 

Mohamed Jemni, University of Tunis, Tunisia

Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada

Setsuo Tsuruta, Tokyo Denki University, Japan

Siu-cheung Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

Srinivas Ramani, International Institute of Information Technology, India

Ulrike Lucke, University of Potsdam, Germany

Vincent Tam, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Yanyan Li, Beijing Normal University, China

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