Horizon 2020: “Smart Cities Learning”

Horizon 2020: “Smart Cities Learning”
Villard‐de‐Lans, Vercors, French Alps, January, 28February, 1 (2013)
(3 days)

located at
Alpine Rendez‐Vous 2013 (ARV 13)

organized by
Dept. of Education Science and Technology&    IaD School of Tor Vergata
University of Rome
PH Schwäbisch Gmünd University of Education.

Temporary workshop website:

 From the Far East, to the Americas and to Europe, cities, villages and their surroundings are evolving towards a new dimension in which the info infrastructure becomes an indispensable asset of our life, contributes to the development of info-ecosystems embracing ‘smart mobility and last-mile logistics’, ‘smart health’, ‘smart government’, ‘smart culture and tourism’, the sustainability of the natural resources and the green economy. Such integrated effort of info-urbanism is expected to produces social innovation and, inevitably, leads to wonder about what forms can take the smart education underlined by all pieces that compose the mosaic of the info-ecosystems.
The virtual infrastructure – web and mobile – will be integrated more closely with the physical landscape – internet of thing and sensible physical places – incorporating the latter into a complex ecosystem which will bring forward opportunities to learn from everyday life.
Technologies, increasingly embedded into the everyday spaces and artefacts, will make the places not only more sensitive but also responsive and, potentially, coevolutionary (TEP – Technology Enhanced
Places) will give rise to new landscapes in which one can experiment, seamless, the integration of physicality and virtuality.
The person, considered in all her/his complexity, will be placed at the center of educational contexts and scenarios increasingly ubiquitous, complex, organic.  Scenarios where the mediating role of technology will widen over the time to: foster relationships with the natural environments, filter content needed to support meaningful experiences at glocal level, disclose feedback necessary to learn how to manage “in action”, the complexity of static and dynamic, of learning contexts and processes.

Through which educational path will everyone, and especially youths, become “participatorly” aware citizens of the future “SimCities”?
How will we learn from the open books that are represented by cities of art, parks, agro-tech and industrial/productive districts ?
How will data flowing from sensorised areas and personal devices will be elaborated to support awareness and continuous learning?
How will our behaviour be influenced by knowledge of co-evolution mechanisms and limits of the ecosystems?
Will the educational infrastructure be smart enough to readjust, even “autopoietically”, to satisfy the needs that everyone could develop life long, in different contexts?
Would “smart cities learning” help to reinforce social inclusion and a common sense of belonging ?

September 10 , 2012   ->           Position paper (max 2 pages LNCS Springer
format) + motivation + CV  (->           all binded in one file)
September 30, 2012 ->           Notification of evaluation results
November 15, 2012 ->           Submission of preliminary full paper
December 15, 2012 ->           start of workshop preparatory activities in a
collaborative on-line environment
• January 28 – February 1, 2013 ->           3 days workshop at ARV 13
March 1, 2013 ->           Submission of final full paper for proceeding
publication (max 14 page LNCS Springer format)

Contributions from people having a ‘forward vision’ are solicited on the following ‘open’ list of topics:

• Technological Ecosystems supporting learning within and from the ‘smart cities’ (toward ‘web-mobile-internet of thing’ integrated
• Educational Ecosystems: from ”intelligence’ to long-life autopoietic
education (re-skill&           edupoiesis)
• Future ‘smart cities’ learning scenarios (contexts and methods for the citizens of the future) • Ecological monitoring and visualization of flows, behaviors, experience’s styles and  ‘smart cities’ learning (analytics and
• The impact of contextualization, glocalities, identities (cultural effect and inclusion)

Paper (max 14 pages) should be written accordingly to the LNCS Springer format

Workshop papers will be published in a special issue of the IxD&A Journal (ISSN 1826-9745) http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/inevent/events/idea2010/index.php

Please submit your manuscript using the IxD&A submission System at:

Carlo Giovannella – giovannella@scuolaiad.it Alke Martens – alke.martens@googlemail.com

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