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Interactive Technologies Conference SALT

August 17-19, 2011

Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel

Reston, Virginia


Abstracts for presentations from knowledgeable professionals in industry, government, military, public education and academia are solicited to provide presentations which would be part of a comprehensive conference program on the latest interactive technologies as they are being applied to training, education and job performance improvement, including ways to implement technology, descriptions of education and technical skills applications, e-Learning, enterprise management, and instructional systems design, together with Knowledge Management systems.


Topics of interest include:


Mobile Computing, Handhelds & PDAs


  • Using effective elearning and engaging distance learning for the enterprise
  • Pervasive computing devices and other ubiquitous computing technologies   — from laptops to tablet PCs to PDAs to smartphones
  • Virtualization, Process Migration, Thin-client Computing, Network Mobility
  • Utilization of Mobile Enterprise Servers
  • Mobile Computing’s Impact on Workforce Productivity
  • Mobile Enterprise Asset Management Systems
  • Low Cost Computers
  • Wearable computing and networking
  • User interfaces and systems design
  • Mobile Authoring Tools



Knowledge Management Systems


  • Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Learning Content Managements Systems (LCMS)
  • LMS Interaction with other Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP)
  • LMS Interoperability standards (SCORM, AICC, IMS, IEEE)
  • Talent Management Systems
  • E-Learning, E-Training and Executive Training
  • Knowledge Management (KM) systems for operations improvement
  • Purchasing KM systems vs outsourcing (ASPs)
  • Implementing/Managing the Knowledge Management System


Gaming and Simulation for Training and
Job Performance Improvement


  • Online Games
  • Agent-Based gaming, Avatars, and Distributed environments
  • Game-based Learning
  • Simulations and Games for Strategy and Policy Planning
  • Military Applications
  • Simulations Utilizing Problem Solving Tools
  • Customizable, Computer-based Interactive Simulations
  • Simulation gaming for Management Training



New Technologies & the Marketplace


  • Defining the Learning Marketplace
  • Market Issues and Barriers
  • Meeting Learner Goals and System Goals
  • Criteria for instructional design & delivery methods
  • Return on Investment (ROI) and Improved Productivity
  • Integrated Enterprise Learning and Performance Improvement
  • Content and Technology Interoperability Issues
  • Corporate Learning Portals vs. Application Service Providers (ASPs)


Instructional Systems Design


  • Blended Learning strategies
  • Strategies to address remote learners
  • Implementing Accessibility into e-Learning
  • Authoring tools for the Web and their effectiveness
  • Evaluation processes and assessment techniques
  • ISD for the Enterprise and Performance Improvement
  • Prototyping in the development process
  • Business cases for learning measurement
  • Acquiring metrics and developing budgets

Presenters and Attendees would include the following:

  • Academic Professionals
  • Chief Learning Officers
  • Directors of E-Learning
  • Directors of Training and Development
  • E-learning Project Managers
  • Military and Industrial Trainers
  • Government Professionals and Managers
  • Performance Support Professionals
  • Managers of Training
  • Management and Training Consultants
  • Compliance Training Managers
  • Hardware and Software Systems Manufacturers
  • Education/Training Facilitators
  • Human Performance Technology Professionals
  • Instructional Designers
  • Instructional Systems Developers
  • Curriculum Developers
  • Content Developers
  • E-Learning Developers
  • Application Development Managers


Please submit abstract(s) of your proposed presentation(s) (up to 100 words per topic suggested). Abstracts will be considered for an individual presentation, or as a participant in a panel discussion.  A proceedings will be prepared and you should indicate whether you will provide a paper prior to the conference for inclusion in the proceedings.  Abstract submissions should be received by March 23, 2011.  If your abstract is accepted, papers should be submitted by July 18, 2011 in order to be included in the Conference Proceedings. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference, present their work to their peers, and transfer copyright.  Primary speakers receive a complimentary registration to the conference. All other speakers will be required to pay a discounted conference registration fee.


Be sure to include the author’s name, title, organization, address, phone number, and email address.  Accepted speakers will have their biographies included on the SALT� conference web site as well as a photo if this material is provided to SALT�. Submit on-line at or send to SALT, 50 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, VA  20186.  Phone: 540-347-0055 / Fax: 540-349-3169 / email:  The program schedule will consist the main conference presentation sessions on  Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, August 17-19.


Author’s Information

Be sure to include the author’s name, title, organization, address, phone number, and email address. In addition, relevant biographical information about the author(s) should be included with the abstract submission so it can be posted on the SALT web site.

Key Dates to note

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: March 23, 2011

Notification of Acceptance: April 6, 2011

Submission of Papers Due: July 18, 2011

Conference Dates: August 17-19, 2011


To submit your abstract online, click here

For a PDF version of the Call for Papers, click here.


The submissions should be in the form of individual presentations or panel discussions.


Society for Applied Learning Technology

50 Culpeper Street

Warrenton, Va 20186

Ph: (540) 347-0055   Fax: (540) 349-3169   Web:

2011 Innovative Professor Conference

Call for Proposals

Clouducation — The Silver Lining of Cloud Education

Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

Clarksville, Tennessee

November 7-8, 2011

The 2011 Innovative Professor Conference theme, Clouducation, offers a venue in which to

share innovations, best practices in operations and learning environments, new technologies

and new techniques to enhance student engagement and improve teaching and learning in

the online classroom. At the cutting-edge historically, distance education is challenged to reform

and reshape higher education to meet the needs of the 21st century student using the

newest technologies at the most effective cost. IPC is geared to provide the tools and the

ideas we need to excel.

The Program Committee invites your proposals for workshops and concurrent sessions to be

presented in Clarksville November 7-8, 2011. Proposed programs should address one or

more of the following issues:

Innovative new cloud technologies for distance learning

Innovative techniques for the use of cloud technology to enhance student engagement

Serving learner needs – access, outreach, recruitment and retention

Integrating cloud technology into the traditional, online and hybrid classroom

Mobile learning Technology

Problem-Based Learning

Enhancing accessibility for all students in the distance learning environment

Conference Location

The 2011 IPC will be held in the Morgan University Center on the campus of Austin

Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Located just 53 miles northwest of

Nashville, Clarksville and Austin Peay are easily accessible from all directions via major

interstate highways. Clarksville is served by the Nashville Metropolitan Airport.

Developing Your Presentation

Please design your presentation to encourage involvement of the audience using participant

exercises, problem-solving exercises and group work wherever appropriate. Workshops should

last 2 hours. Concurrent sessions should be 50-minutes long. Proposals will be evaluated and

selected based on the following criteria:

Complete description and quality of content

Adherence to the theme of the meeting and relevance to distance learning as a whole

Application of content to practice

Potential engagement of the audience.

Submission Guidelines

Proposed sessions should be submitted electronically as Word (.doc) documents by Monday,

April 4, 2011. You will be notified of the status of your submission by Friday, April 15, 2011.

Please email your proposal to the Program Committee, Austin Peay State University, at A completed proposal will include:

1. Contact Information

a. Name(s) and Title(s) of presenter(s) – limit of 2 per topic

b. Institutional affiliation of presenter(s)

c. Name of Primary Contact for proposal (must be one of the presenters)

d. Primary contact email

e. Primary contact phone

f. Primary contact address

2. Presentation type–please note if and when you have given this presentation


a. Workshop: 90-120 minutes, highly interactive sessions focusing on group and

individual participation

b. Concurrent Session: 50-minutes, primarily lecture and information-sharing with

some audience participation. 10 minutes allowed for questions and answers at

the end of the program (or within the program for a total of 60-minutes.)

3. Presentation focus

a. Innovative new technologies for distance learning

b. Innovative techniques for the use of technology to enhance student engagement

c. Serving learner needs – access, outreach, recruitment and retention

d. Integrating technology into the traditional, online and hybrid classroom

e. Mobile learning Technology

f. Problem-Based Learning

g. Enhancing accessibility for all students in the distance learning environment

4. Presentation title–please provide a short “snappy” title that will catch the attendees’


5. Presentation abstract – 100 words or less providing a brief overview of the presentation

including a description of the topic and intended outcomes for participants. If accepted,

this description will be used in the conference program to promote the session.

Please note if and when you have given this proposal before.

6. Presentation description – 300 words or less providing a full overview of the session

including primary topics introduced and planned participation of presenter and audience.

7. Audio-Visual Materials Requests – All classrooms will be arranged “classroom style”

with a podium at the front of the room. Lapel microphones will be available. Workshops

will, when appropriate, be scheduled in classrooms equipped with sufficient computers

and Internet access for each participant. All workshops and concurrent sessions will be

held in meeting rooms equipped with a laptop computer, LCD projector and screen. Any

additional AV needs should be included in the proposal. Please be very specific about

both hardware and software needs.

8. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities – APSU is committed to providing

appropriate accommodations for all presenters and/or attendees with disabilities. Please

specify needed accommodations in your proposal submission.

9. Presenter’s experience — Please list other presentations you have made, noting topic,

date and venue for each.

Receipt of proposal

You will be notified via email when you proposal is received. Questions or comments should be

addressed to Mary Alice Burkhart at

Submissions are welcome from academics, administrators, designers, vendors and exhibitors.

All accepted presentations must be designed to instruct, enlighten or inspire the audience and

not to promote a particular product or commercial activity.

Conference registration fees will be paid in full for all selected presenters who will attend the

conference as our guests.

Future Ready: Innovative services for the user of the future SLA

Topic: Future Ready: Innovative services for the user of the future
The Academic; Education; Museums, Arts, & Humanities; and Social Science Divisions of SLA invite proposals for a poster session to be held during the divisions’ Poster Session and Open House at SLA 2011 in Philadelphia, PA.
Proposals should focus on innovative services and products which look at the future of libraries, museums and information work. Possible topics could include, but are not limited to, case studies of a new service to concepts of the user of the future.
The poster session will be a relaxed and informal time to share ideas with your colleagues. We welcome proposals from any SLA member, new or experienced, and especially from students. In the event we receive more qualified submissions than we can accommodate, members of the four sponsoring divisions and student members will be given priority.
Proposals should be submitted by April 15, 2011 via e-mail to Please include a title and description of no more than 250 words, and your name, institution, e-mail address, and address. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee for relevance to the theme and quality. We will notify applicants of our decision by May 1, 2011.

ASIST 2011

ASIST 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 9-13, 2011 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Bridging the Gulf: Communication and Information in Society, Technology, and Work Complete Call The ASIST Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research centered on advances in the information sciences and related applications of information technology. ASIST 2011 will have the integrated program that is an ASIST strength by using six reviewing tracks, each with its own committee of respected reviewers to ensure that the conference meets your high expectations for standards and quality. These reviewers, experts in their fields, will assist with a rigorous peer-review process. 1) Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials: Deadline for submissions: May 31 2) Posters, Demos & Videos: Deadline for submissions: July 1 Submission URL  

We’re Teaching, But How Do We Know If They’re Learning? Assessment of Library Instruction Activities

2nd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium

Friday, June 3, 2011

The John Crerar Library/The University of Chicago


For more information about the symposium:  


Call for proposals


The organizers of the 2nd biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium to be held Friday, June 3, 2011 invite proposals for presentations in the area of assessment of library instruction activities.  Proposals should be submitted using the form found at .  Invited and contributed presentations will provide a framework for thinking about library assessment, as well as describing practical approaches for measuring learning outcomes.  Proposals selected for full oral presentation will be eligible for a travel stipend.


Please consider the following questions when preparing proposals:


•           How do we evaluate the effectiveness of our library’s instruction programs? 

•           What kinds of tools and techniques may be used to provide evidence that library instruction contributes to positive learning outcomes? 

•           Should I partner with faculty or other groups on campus in doing this kind of assessment? 

•           How can the assessment of instruction programs be helpful in demonstrating the library’s value to your community? 


Specific topics for presentations may include (but are not limited to):


•           Evidence based librarianship in library instruction

•           Effective, sustainable, and practical assessment

•           The role of the library in learning outcomes

•           Demonstrating the value and impact of library instruction

•           Methods and tools for assessing learning in library environment

Examples:  Rubrics, Clickers, Pre- and Post-Tests, Grades or other curricular performance measures


The symposium organizers will also consider interactive alternatives to a traditional oral presentation.  Proposals for small group exercises, demonstration of specific assessment techniques or other interactive activities will be given consideration.  We will be offering presenters who do not wish to, or are not selected to make a full oral presentation the option of participating in a round of “lightning talks.”  These ultra-short format talks will offer a forum for sharing additional techniques, research findings or other focused information.


About the symposium series:


The Kathleen A. Zar Symposium is a biennial event held at the John Crerar Library of the University of Chicago.  The symposium series is made possible through the generous support of Howard Zar.


Session organizers contact information:

Andrea Twiss-Brooks                 773-702-8777       

Barbara Kern                             773-702-8717       


Buildings, Equipment and Furnishings Roundtable of the Pennsylvania Library Association -PaLA Annual Program

Share information with colleagues, or recommend speakers who will be of interest to colleagues who are interested in new building projects, building design, management or building maintenance issues.

The Buildings, Equipment and Furnishings Roundtable of the Pennsylvania Library Association invites proposals for presentations or panel sessions for the 2011 PaLA Conference to be held from October 2-5, 2011, in State College, PA.

Proposals can be submitted online at  program proposal link

Proposals must be submitted by Sunday, April 3rd. For a working copy of the form, and to view the questions in advance of submission, a PDF is available for download.  The link to the form will also be available on the PaLA web site.

To recommend speakers or for more information, please contact Karen Gartner at

Thank you for your response.

Karen M. Gartner

6th Annual Information Literacy Conference

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Johnson & Wales University

Charlotte, NC


2nd Call for Proposals


Submission Deadline: 5pm on Friday, March 25, 2011



What is the “6th Annual Information Literacy Conference”?

It is a one-day conference covering the various aspects of Information Literacy in academic institutions, public libraries and K – 12 education.


What presentation/poster topics are you looking for?

Throughout the day the presentations can cover anything from the basics of information literacy, how to write your information literacy program, success stories, tools to assist in the implementation and more! Click here to see what sessions and posters were offered last year.


Here are the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Note that these standards do not need to be a part of your presentation or poster but help to give guidance for session topics. All topics relating to Information Literacy will be considered.

Determine the extent of information needed

Access the needed information effectively and efficiently

Evaluate information and its sources critically

Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base

Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose

Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally



Some sample topics include:



Sending students off as learners

Teachers & Librarians as partners

NC Wise Owl & NC LIVE



Is there a registration fee reduction for presenters?

Presenters will receive half-price registration.


How do I submit a presentation/poster proposal?

Complete the Session Proposal Form and submit it by Friday, March 25, 2011.


What if I have other questions?

Send questions to Valerie Freeman, 2011 Metrolina Library Association President, at


See you at the Information Literacy Conference!




In Between the Shadows of Citizenship: Mixed Status Families

Call for Papers for an edited volume

Edited by Mary Romero and Jodie Lawston


Despite the fact that immigration stories are increasingly featured in U.S. popular media discourse and an immigrant justice movement continues to strengthen, little scholarship has focused on the experiences of immigrants and their families, and especially, families who are mixed status in that they are comprised of both citizens and noncitizens.  This edited volume aims to examine the experiences of immigrants and mixed status families in terms of work and education, raids, deportations, and detention, and resistance toward anti-immigrant sentiment.  We welcome and encourage work that examines not just the experiences of immigrants in the U.S., but the experiences of immigrants around the globe.

The questions we are interested in exploring include but are not restricted to the following: What forms of work do immigrant women engage in to support their families?  What are the struggles of undocumented students? How do raids, deportations, and detention affect families?  How do such phenomena affect mixed status families?  What are the experiences of immigrants, particularly women and children, in detention?  How have changes in laws affected undocumented immigrants and their children?  What strategies have justice movements used to protect undocumented men, women, and children? How are countries around the world approaching immigration and undocumented immigration, and how does that compare to U.S. policies?  We seek explorations and answers to these questions that engage notions of gender, race and ethnicity, place, and culture as well as documentation and analysis of leadership and activism.


The following topical areas broadly outline the subject matter that we see as most relevant to this volume.  These can be used as starting points for papers, but authors are not restricted to them:



 *   The effects of detention on immigrant families, particularly in separating those families

 *   The impact of family reunification

 *   The intersection of work and immigration status

 *   The effects of immigration status on students

 *   The effects of raids and/or deportations on families

 *   Changes in laws and resulting effects on immigrants’ lives

 *   Immigrant justice work

 *   Comparative studies of issues related to immigration in different parts of the world

 *   The intersections of race, class, gender, and with immigration status



We are interested in both academic papers and testimonies from immigrant women on the above topics.


Editors:             Mary Romero, Professor, Arizona State University, Justice and Social Inquiry

                      Jodie Lawston, Assistant Professor, California State University San Marcos, Women’s Studies


Submission Process: Proposals for academic papers or testimonies, no longer than three pages, should be emailed to Jodie Lawston at by Wednesday June 15, 2011.  Author(s) must include all identifying information on the proposal, including name, title, institutional affiliation, address, phone numbers, and email.  After the deadline, we will review proposals and contact authors as to which manuscripts we are interested in reviewing for the book.  Proposals must include the subject matter of the paper, methods used for your analysis, and the argument you plan to make based on your data.


Feel free to contact Jodie  Lawston ( with any questions or concerns about the submission process.




Jodie Lawston at


Strategy, Adoption and Competitive Advantage of Mobile Services in the Global Economy



Proposals Submission Deadline: May 16, 2011

Full Chapters Due: August 16, 2011


Title: Strategy, Adoption and Competitive Advantage of Mobile Services in the Global Economy

Publisher: IGI

Editor: Dr. In Lee, Western Illinois University, USA



More Information:



Mobile services are mobility-enhancing computing services that can be delivered to a user’s mobile device over a wireless network. Mobile services play a very important role in the world economy. As business paradigm shifts from a desktop-centric environment to a data-centric mobile environment, mobile services provide numerous new business opportunities, and at the same time, challenge many of the basic premises of existing business models. Mobile technologies have advanced at an unprecedented speed due to consumers’ increasing demand for new devices/services and corresponding corporate R&D efforts. These rapid technological developments have contributed to the impressive growth of mobile subscribers. Mobile services such as mobile messaging, mobile banking, mobile Web browsing, e-mails, mobile entertainment, information retrieval, maps, location-based advertising, and so forth, hold great potential for new business models and applications in mobile commerce.


Objective of the Book

The convergence of the Internet and wireless technology in the late 1990s has produced a revolutionary telecommunication phenomenon called mobile services. Due to the extraordinary speed of technological advances, factors and issues influencing mobile services are not well understood, and empirical and theoretical studies are lacking. Enabling and disabling factors affect subscribers’ adoption and interaction with mobile services, which may be different from a desktop-centric environment. Given the current technological transition from 3G to 4G and the demand for further research, this book seeks to foster a scientific understanding of mobile services, provide a timely publication of current research efforts, and forecast future trends in the mobile services industry.


Target Audience

The projected audience for the books will consist of:

1. Academics/Researchers: This book will be of interest to academics and researchers working in several different research fields.

2. Government Policymakers: The book will be of interest to the policymakers internationally because of the field studies from different parts of the world.   

3. Corporate Managers: The book will be of interest to the managers of firms who might gain from studies of mobile services from around the world.  

4. Instructors: It can also be employed as a supplemental text for a graduate course on mobile services.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Topics to be discussed in this book include (but are not limited to) the following:

– Analysis and design of mobile services

– Analysis of the mobile services industry

– Business strategies of mobile services

– Competitive advantages of mobile services

– Conceptual frameworks for understanding mobile services and mobile use

– Design of mobile services interface

– Economic, social, and cultural issues of mobile services

– Emerging technologies in mobile services

– Factors influencing adoption of mobile services

– Human factors in mobile services

– Mobile devices and services in bridging the digital divide

– Mobile evaluation techniques

– Mobile service applications 

– Mobile service development

– Mobile service management

– Mobile services for enterprises

– Mobile services for governments

– Mobile services for social networking, healthcare, or targeted advertising

– Mobile services lifecycle management and distribution models

– Mobile social commerce

– Mobile social media

– Mobile user behavior

– Mobile Web 2.0 and mobile web application frameworks

– Multi agent systems for mobile services

– Novel mobile services and applications

– Strengths and weaknesses of mobile services

– Theories, models, issues of mobile services

– Trends in mobile services industry

– Trust, reputation, security, and privacy issues in mobile services


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May16, 2011, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by June 16, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 16, 2011. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2012.


Important Dates

May 16, 2011:      Proposal Submission Deadline

June 16, 2011:     Notification of Acceptance

August 16, 2011:   Full Chapter Submission

October 30, 2011:  Review Results Returned

November 30, 2011: Final Chapter Submission

January 15, 2012:  Final Deadline


Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):


Dr. In Lee

School of Computer Sciences

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL USA

Tel.: +1309 298 1409 • Fax: +1309 298 2302  






Computers, Freedom & Privacy: “The Future is Now”

The 21st Annual Conference

Computers, Freedom & Privacy

“The Future is Now”

14-16 June 2011

Georgetown University Law Center Washington, D.C.

The 21st annual Association for Computing Machinery’s “Computers, Freedom, and Privacy” conference invites proposals for this year’s conference. This year’s conference theme is Computers, Freedom, and Privacy: The Future is Now. We encourage multi-stakeholder participation in the conference as speakers, proposal submitters, and attendees that represent the diverse global community of organizations and professionals who work on policy, technology and law. Proposals that focus on the information society and the future of technology, privacy, innovation and law should be submitted following the guidelines outlined below.

We seek panel proposals that take advantage of this year’s location in Washington DC. Experts, the public and policy makers each have a part to play in innovation and in moving policy and technology forward, while preserving basic rights and freedoms.

 Deadlines: May 1, 2011, Poster sessions April 3, 2011

For more information go to :