Monthly Archives: February 2008


World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

June 30-July 4, 2008 * Vienna, Austria


** Submissions Due: April 7, 2008 **

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

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

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>> CONTENTS & LINKS (details below) <<

1. Call for Papers and Submission & Presenter Guidelines:

2. Major Topics:

3. Presentation Categories:
4. Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations:

5. Proceedings & Paper Awards:
6. For Budgeting Purposes:

7. Vienna, Austria:
8. Deadlines:

ED-MEDIA 2008–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:

> 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.

Call for Presentations:

Submission Guidelines and Form:

Presentation and AV Guidelines:

* 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 **

The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful activities
designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.


Companies have the opportunity to demonstrate and discuss their educational
technology products and services in through Corporate Showcases and Demonstrations/Literature.

Accepted papers will be published by AACE in the Proceedings Book and on CD-ROM.
Proceedings in this series serve as major resources in the multimedia/
hypermedia/telecommunications community, reflecting the current state of
the art in the discipline. In addition, the Proceedings also are internationally distributed through and archived in the Education and Information Technology Digital Library,

Selected papers may be invited for publication in may be invited for publication in AACE’s respected journals especially in the
– Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH),
– International Journal on E-Learning (IJEJ), or
– Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR).

All presented papers will be considered for Best Paper Awards within several categories.
Award winning papers may be invited for publication in the AACE journals.


The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants will be
approximately $395 U.S. (AACE members), $450 U.S. (non-members).
Registration includes proceedings on CD, receptions, and all sessions
except tutorials.

All conference sessions will be held at the Vienna Univ. of Technology. Guest rooms at numerous hotels near the conference in different price ranges will be reserved for conference participants.

Vienna, Austria:

Vienna is an ideal-typical European city similar to Barcelona, London, Milan, Paris or Rome, but unlike the others it is very compact and easy to negotiate. Vienna is referred to by many as a unique onion, with each of the urban layers surrounding the oldest historic center being equally important to the overall flavor of the city. The Austrian capital therefore embraces all the traditions of a European city, from Roman foundations through to Gothic, Baroque and Historicism. Tourists are eager to visit Vienna because of the city’s exciting combination of the royal-imperial flair of the past with the latest trends, the responsible cultivation of a precious heritage and charming traditions.

A natural paradise including forests, grassland, parks and gardens cover some 20,000 hectares or about half of the city, and then there is the Danube and other stretches of water on top of that. The Vienna Woods are not only the green lung of the city, but provide visitors with footpaths and mountain-bike trails of all distances. Vienna is fully geared to pedal power with almost 1,000 kilometers of urban cycle paths. A number of places in the city such as the vast (6,000,000sqm) Prater park, a former imperial hunting ground in the rambling Danube wetlands, are best explored by bike anyway. The Danube Island is another vast area for outdoor pursuits. It has numerous bathing areas, cycle paths, playgrounds and sports facilities. And on the still waters of the New Danube you can go for a dip or a swim, or get into a rowing boat, sailboat or even onto water-skis.

For further Vienna information see: or


Final Call Submissions: April 7, 2008
Final Authors Notified: April 14, 2008
Proceedings File Due: May 2, 2008
Early Registration: May 2, 2008
Hotel Reservations: As early as possible;
Rooms limited June 28-30
Conference: June 30-July 4, 2008

If you have a question about ED-MEDIA, please send an e-mail to
AACE Conference Services,

AACE–Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
P.O. Box 1545
Chesapeake, Virginia 23327 USA
Phone: 757-366-5606 * Fax: 703-997-8760
E-mail: *

International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology (or iCTLT)

Suntec Singapore

August 4 – 6, 2008

This International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology (or iCTLT) is jointly organized by the Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). ISTE is the organization that hosts the premier NECC (or National Educational Computing Conference) annually in the U.S.

The inaugural programme of iCTLT 2008 will focus on teaching and learning practices for engaging and effective digital-age education. It will feature education leaders, education researchers, classroom practitioners and industry leaders across the Asia-Pacific Region and around the world.

MOE (Singapore) and ISTE are now calling for proposals for iCTLT 2008. All teachers, school leaders, educators, researchers and industry leaders from related fields are invited to submit proposals. We also welcome corporate-sponsored proposals from exhibitors. The deadline for submission is 31 March 2008.

Theme and Sub-Themes
The theme for the conference is Learning, Leading, Innovating, and the sub-themes are:

Learning – covers the following aspects of technology use in the learning environment:
Literacy in the Digital World
Online Learning (including Web 2.0 tools)
ICT-Rich Pedagogy
Cyberwellness & Cyber Safety
Global Collaboration/Citizenship

Leading – covers the leadership necessary for:
Leadership in e-Education
Change Management

Innovating – covers the latest innovative uses of technology in the curriculum and the resulting curriculum that takes advantage of emerging technologies:
Gaming for Learning
Portable/Mobile Learning
Innovative Curriculum

Categories of Proposals
Submission of proposals can be for a Paper Presentation or Poster Presentation. It is important to note that all presenters should ensure that legal copies of software are used at the conference.

Paper Presentations (5 & 6 Aug 2008)
The duration of each presentation can either be 30 min, 60 min or 90 min, and will be held during the concurrent sessions in meeting rooms on 5 and 6 Aug 2008.

The presentation may be presented as a lecture or panel discussion.

Lecture – There may be one or more presenters, each addressing the audience independently. The content should be of high interest and widely applicable to the audience. It should educate, inspire, challenge, and/or provide specific implementation ideas. The focus should be on evaluation and synthesis rather than the history/details of a specific project or initiative.
Panel Discussion – The main presenter serves as the moderator for his or her co-presenter panelists. The content should lend itself to a variety of perspectives with the moderator focused on creating a cohesive presentation.

Poster Presentations (5 & 6 Aug 2008)
The posters will be displayed in the exhibition hall. It can include 15 min presentations and/or demonstrations for presenters to interact informally with attendees.

Content should focus on the implementation of a lesson, curriculum, technology, model, or project, or demonstrate a good electronic resource/tool or practice for teaching and learning.

Online Submission – All proposals will be submitted online. Go to:

Status of Submission – Acceptance/Regret notifications will be e-mailed by May 2008.

MLA Online Course Management

Two CFPs for MLA Special Session panels about online course management:

1. Course Management: Friend or Foe? What courses benefit from using online components to supplement in-person instruction, and in what courses do such “enhancements” detract from student learning experiences? Two-page abstracts by March 1. Julie McFadden:

2. Babel Bytes. How (well) do Moodle, Blackboard, WebCT, and other course management systems work when teaching non-Latinate languages? Which systems and kinds of instruction work best for online environments? Two-page abstracts by March 1. Julie McFadden:

The MILEX Conference 2008

OCTOBER 24, 2008

Timonium (Baltimore), MD

How in the World? Getting Students to Think Critically

Practical approaches and successful practices

**Call for Presenters**

On this United Nations Day we ask the question, “How in the World … do we get our students to think critically?” College faculty and librarians interested in the goal of improving students’ critical thinking skills will have an opportunity to share their best practices and learn from colleagues about this aspect of pedagogy central to all teaching and learning. Presenters at the MILEX Conference 2008 will share techniques, lead exercises, and illustrate classroom applications.

MILEX (Maryland Information Literacy Exchange), a new and growing organization of academic and instruction librarians, invites proposals from those interested in presenting at this conference. The MILEX Conference Committee is striving to construct an experience for academics that will be heavy on specific models and practical information for instructors to use in sparking their students’ critical faculties. Proposals that address opportunities to integrate critical thinking skills into lessons are of particular interest. Collaborative projects between faculty and librarians are especially welcome.

Do you have a special idea or technique to share? Why not submit a proposal to present at this special conference?

Submit proposals to Susan Cooperstein at by April 30, 2008 (For questions or additional information, call 410-617-6832).

Presenters whose proposals have been accepted will be notified by email by June 1, 2008.

For a copy of the form for presenter proposals and more information about MILEX, please visit

Encyclopedia on Motherhood

I have been asked to serve as General Editor for the first ever encyclopedia on
motherhood (700 entries/3 volumes) to be published by Sage Press in 2010.

I am currently looking for topics/authors for the encyclopedia.

If you are interested in writing on a topic PLEASE SEND TOPIC SUGGESTION, YOUR

Also, if you have ideas for topics please send in email text to



Dr. Andrea O’Reilly,
Associate Professor,
School of Women’s Studies,
Director: Association for Research on Mothering,
Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, Demeter Press,
York University,
Toronto, Ont.,
M3J 1P3
416 736 2100;60366

e-learning 2.0 Conference

Drexel University
Creese Student Center, Behrakis Grand Hall
3200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, March 20, 2008
7:30am – 4:00pm

For more information go to:

• Sessions are 50 minutes
• If you can’t use the whole 50 minutes, you can split a session. Please make a note of it in your abstract. Better yet, find a co-presenter.
• Proposal deadline: March 5, 2008

Joins us this Spring for a chance to share your latest in methodology, pedagogy, and eLearning solutions!

ICCGI 2008, The Third International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology


Please consider to contribute to and distribute to the appropriate groups the following


ICCGI 2008, The Third International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology

July 27 – August 1, 2008 – Athens, Greece

General page:

Call for Papers:

Submission deadline: March 5, 2008

Submissions will be peer-reviewed, published by IEEE CPS, posted in IEEE Digital Library, and indexed with the major indexes.

Extended versions of selected papers will be invited for specialized journals.

ICCGI 2008 Special Area Tracks (details in the CfP on site):

# Industrial systems
# Evolutionary computation
# Autonomic and autonomous systems
# Bio-technologies
# Knowledge data systems
# Mobile and distance education
# Intelligent techniques, logics, and systems
# Knowledge processing
# Information technologies
# Internet and web technologies
# Digital information processing
# Cognitive science and knowledge agent-based systems
# Mobility and multimedia systems
# Systems performance
# Networking and telecommunications
# Software development and deployment
# Knowledge virtualization
# Systems and networks on the chip
# Context-aware systems
# Networking technologies
# Security in networks, systems, and applications
# Knowledge for global defense
# Information Systems [IS]
# IPv6 Today – Technology and deployment
# Modeling
# Optimization
# Complexity


*ICCGI Advisory Committee*

Freimut Bodendorf, University of Erlangen, Germany
Eugen Borcoci, Politehnica University Bucharest, Romania
Petre Dini, Cisco Systems Inc., USA // Concordia University, Canada [Chair] Sevki Erdogan, University of Hawaii Hilo, USA
Florin Gheorghe Filip, VP Romanian Academy, Romania
Alex Galis, University College London, UK
Voicu Groza, University of Ottawa, Canada
Willy Picard, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Adrian Popescu, University of Karlskrona, Sweden
Reda Reda, Siemens Communications, Austria/Germany
Nicolae Tapus, Politehnica University of Bucharest/IEEE Romania, Romania
Gheorghe Tecuci, George Mason University/Romanian Academy, USA/Romania

*ICCGI 2008 Technical Program Committee*

Jun Bi, Tsinghua University, China
Constantin Paleologu, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania
Tarek S. El-Bawab, Jackson State University, USA
Josef Noll, University Graduate Centre (UniK)/University of Oslo (UiO), Norway

Special Area Chairs
Jun Bi, Tsinghua University, China [IPv6]
Guorui Jiang, Beijing University of Technology, China [Information Systems]
Kemal A. Delic, Hewlett-Packard Co., France [Complexity]
Dumitru Roman, DERI, Austria [Context-aware]
Simone Dantas, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil [Modeling]
Emmanouil Serrelis, University of Piraeus / Emporiki Bank (Credit Agricole), Greece [Security]
Piotr Karwaczynski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland [Internet]
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania [Knowledge]
Hoo Chong Wei, Motorola, Malaysia [Multimedia]
Rahul Shah, Intel Research, USA [Networking]
Kostas Pentikousis, VTT, Finland [Mobility&Multi-access]
Leila Nemmiche Alachaher, Universite Blaise Pascal, France [Computation]
David Boyle, University of Limerick, Ireland [Security]


Call for Papers



Paphos, Cyprus
September 29, October 1, 2008
Proceedings by Springer LNCS
(Lecture Notes in Computer Science)



* Abstract due: April 7, 2008
* Paper submission due: April 14, 2008
* Notification of acceptance: June 16, 2008
* Camera-ready paper due: July 7, 2008
* Conference: September 29, October 1, 2008



The role of software architecture in the
engineering of software-intensive applications
has become more and more important and widespread.
Component-based and service-oriented
architectures are key to the design, development
and evolution of all software systems.

The European Conference on Software Architecture
is the premier European conference dedicated to
the field of software architecture, covering all
architectural aspects of software and service
engineering. It is the follow-up of a successful
series of European workshops on software
architecture held in United Kingdom in 2004 (Springer LNCS 3047),
Italy in 2005 (Springer LNCS 3527),
and France in 2006 (Springer LNCS 4344).

Building on the above success the first European
conference in the series (ECSA 2007 whose first
edition is ECSA 2007 was held in Madrid, Spain
(Springer LNCS 3047).

ECSA 2008 will bring together researchers and
practitioners from academia and industry to share
novel ideas on the foundations, languages,
models, techniques, tools, and applications of
software architecture technology. It will include
keynotes, research, experience, and challenge
papers,posters, and panels.

The proceedings will be published by
Springer-Verlag as part of the Lecture Notes in
Computer Science series.

Authors of best papers will be invited to submit
revised and extended versions of their papers for
the Special Section on Software Architecture of
the Journal of Systems and Software.


ECSA 2008 encourages submission of papers
describing basic and applied research, novel
applications and experience reports (in addition
to research challenges) on all topics related to
software architectures (e.g. component-based and
service-oriented architectures) including, but
not limited to:

– architecture description languages and metamodels,
– architectural models, patterns and styles,
– architecture analysis, validation and verification,
– architecture transformation and refinement,
– architecture-based synthesis, code generation,
– architecture-based support for
reconfigurable, adaptive or mobile applications,
– requirements engineering and software architectures,
– quality attributes and software architectures,
– architecture reengineering, recovery,
– architecture conformance, run-time monitoring,
– aspect-oriented software architectures,
– service-oriented architectures,
– web services: composition, orchestration, choreography,
– ontology-based approaches for component and architecture description,
– process and management of architectural decisions,
– process models and frameworks for architecture-centric software engineering,
– architecture-centric model driven engineering,
– architectural features of Model Driven Architecture (MDA),
– software tools and environments for
architecture-centric software engineering,
– architectural styles and models for
applications based on mature and emerging
technologies (Web Services, Java/J2EE, .Net, …)
– architectural concerns of autonomic systems,
– component-based models, middleware, component-based deployment,
– technology of components and component-based frameworks,
– industrial applications, case studies, best
practices and?experience reports on software
– other aspects and applications related to software architecture.


ECSA 2008 seeks four types of contributions:

* Full research papers (max. 16 pages in LNCS
style) which describe novel contributions to
software architecture research (submissions
should cover work that has a sound
scientific/technological basis and has been
validated). They should clearly support claims of
novelty with citations to the relevant
literature. In addition to publishing their full
papers in the conference proceedings, authors
will present their work in the research paper

* Experience papers (max. 16 pages in LNCS style)
which describe significant experiences related to
software architecture practice (submissions
should present case studies or real-life
experiences of benefit to practitioners and
researchers). They should clearly draw lessons
learned. In addition to publishing their full
papers in the conference proceedings, authors
will present their work in the experience paper

* Emerging research papers (max. 8 pages in LNCS
style) which present promising preliminary
results from work-in-progress in a topic of
software architecture research (submissions
should cover work that has a sound basis, but
perhaps has not been validated in full). In
addition to publishing their short papers in the
conference proceedings, authors will present
their work in the form of a poster and concisely
in the emerging research paper sessions.

* Research challenge papers (max. 4 pages in LNCS
style) which present significant research
challenges in theory or practice of software
architecture (submissions should clearly present
the research questions and their rationale). In
addition to publishing their position papers in
the conference proceedings, authors will present
their work in interactive discussion sessions.

All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer review process.
Papers will be selected based on originality,
quality, soundness and relevance. All
contributions must be original, not published,
accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere.


The proceedings will be published by
Springer-Verlag as part of the Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS) series.

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings.


Submission will be made through EasyChair –


– George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus


– Flavio Oquendo, University of South Brittany – VALORIA, France


– Ron Morrison, University of St. Andrews, UK


– Yamine Ait Ameur, ENSMA, France
– Dharini Balasubramaniam, University of St. Andrews, UK
– Thais Batista, University of Rio Grande do Norte – UFRN, Brazil
– Marco Bernardo, University of Urbino, Italy
– Antoine Beugnard, ENST Bretagne, France
– Jan Bosch, Nokia Research Center, Finland
– Alan W. Brown, IBM Rational, USA
– Carlos E. Cuesta, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
– Rogerio de Lemos, University of Kent, UK
– Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS, University of Toulouse, France
– Laurence Duchien, INRIA and University of Lille, France
– Katrina Falkner, University of Adelaide, Australia
– R�gis Fleurquin, University of South Brittany – VALORIA, France
– David Garlan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
– Carlo Ghezzi, Polytechnic of Milano, Italy
– Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA
– Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
– Volker Gruhn, University of Leipzig, Germany
– Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Oldenburg, Germany
– Juan Hern?ndez, University of Extremadura, Spain
– Paola Inverardi University of L’Aquila, Italy
– Fr�d�ric Lang, INRIA Rh?ne-Alpes, France
– Nicole Levy, University of Versailles St-Quentin en Yvelines – PRiSM, France
– Antonia Lopes, University of Lisbon, Portugal
– Jeff Magee, Imperial College London, UK
– Esperanza Marcos, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
– Carlo Montangero, University of Pisa, Italy
– Ron Morrison, University of St. Andrews, UK
– Robert L. Nord, Software Engineering Institute, USA
– Flavio Oquendo, University of South Brittany – VALORIA, France
– Mourad Oussalah, University of Nantes – LINA, France
– Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland
– Mike P. Papazoglou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
– Dewayne E. Perry, University of Texas at Austin, USA
– Frantisek Plasil, Charles University, Czech Republic
– Eltjo Poort, LogicaCMG, The Netherlands
– Amar Ramdame-Cherif, University of Versailles
St-Quentin en Yvelines – PRiSM, France
– Isidro Ramos, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
– Clemens Sch�fer, University of Leipzig, Germany
– Bradley Schmerl, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
– Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft Research, USA
– Richard N. Taylor, University of California at Irvine, USA
– Miguel Toro, University of Sevilla, Spain
– J.C. (Hans) van Vliet, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
– Brian Warboys, University of Manchester, UK
– Eoin Woods, UBS Investment Bank, UK


– Pyrros Bratskas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
– Pericles Cheng, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
– Constantinos Kakousis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
– Nearchos Paspallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus


– Flavio Oquendo, University of South Brittany – VALORIA, France
– Carlos E. Cuesta and Esperanza Marcos, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
– John Favaro, Consorzio Pisa Ricerche, Italy
– Volker Gruhn, University of Leipzig, Germany
– Ron Morrison, University of St. Andrews, UK
– Mourad Oussalah, University of Nantes – LINA, France
– George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
– Brian Warboys, University of Manchester, UK

transcending silence

Women’s Studies undergraduate e-journal, “transcending silence…” to receive submissions from undergraduate students. The deadline this year is March 17, 2008.

If you have any students who have completed compelling research projects
or creative works, especially digital work, please let them know about
this call-for-submissions.

For more information, please visit the website:

Government-held Information, Privacy and Civic Access

Information and Communications Technology Law
Submissions for a Special Issue: Government-held Information, Privacy and Civic Access

Governments are most frequently the largest collectors of data within their jurisdictions, and often that data collection and storage is financially supported with public taxes. How governments manage and make available that information when
requests are made by non-government parties varies in each country. As the data-sharing world finds new and multi-platform ways to network, the variations of legal access to government-held information create both opportunities and difficulties.

This special issue will collect the state of access to government-held information with special attention to concerns for civilian privacy and civic activists’ oversight of government operations.

Submissions should conform to normal journal specifications noted

Please send submission no later than August 1, 2008
Prof. D.L. Rabina Pratt Institute School of Information & Library Science, 144 West 14th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10011-7301 or by email