iED Europe Summit

1st European Immersive Education Summit

iED SUMMIT MADRID

1st European Immersive Education Summit

28th and 29th November 2011

Leganes (Madrid, Spain)


Important Dates

  • Paper submission: 30th September 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: 14th October 2011
  • Final paper submission: 28th October 2011
  • Summit: 28th-29th November 2011

Information about programme

Conference Proceedings (PDF,44MB)

IED Summit Questionnaire


There is a growing interest in the use of virtual and mixed-reality environments for online teaching and learning. Immersive Education gives participants a sense of "being there" even when attending a class or training session in person isn't possible, practical, or desirable, which in turn provides educators and students with the ability to connect and communicate in a way that greatly enhances the learning experience. Originally available only to university students, the next generation of Immersive Education is focused on a broad spectrum of academic and non-academic users (higher education, K-12, and corporate training).

iED Summits are official Immersive Education Initiative conferences organized specifically for educators, researchers, and administrators. iED Summits consist of presentations, panel discussions, break-out sessions and workshops that provide attendees with an in-depth overview of immersive learning platforms, technologies and cutting-edge research from around the world. iED Summits feature new and emerging virtual worlds, learning games, educational simulations, mixed/augmented reality, and related teaching tools, techniques, technologies, standards and best practices.

This summit will address core topics on the use of virtual and mixed-reality environments for online education and training applications. The scope will be fairly broad and will look at a range of innovative uses of virtual reality immersive environments. This could range from using and developing virtual environments through to practitioners with experience of teaching online and developing new approaches and pedagogies, including underpinning theories, human factors, pedagogy and design/evaluation strategies, case studies and more technical/scientific research topics. Submissions that have empirical results derived from virtual or mixed-reality immersive education test-beds are also encouraged.

This is the first summit organised by the newly formed European Chapter of the Immersive Education Initiative (http://europe.immersiveeducation.org), and builds on the success of previous iED summits held in Boston and London (http://mediagrid.org/summit/). Universidad Carlos III de Madrid will host the two-day iED Summit from 28th to 29th November 2011.
 

Topics of Interest includes, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Blended/Hybrid learning
  • Personalised learning
  • Intelligent agents in learning
  • Edutainment & Game-Based Learning
  • Location-based and contextual learning
  • Immersive Educational technology markets & challenges
  • Virtual and mixed-reality for education
  • Educational software/hardware
  • Intelligent classroom
  • Virtual laboratories and tools
  • Pedagogy for the Internet Age
  • Innovations in the teaching laboratory
  • Student assessment in high-tech teaching environments
  • Cultural dimensions of educational technology
  • Educational technology innovations
  • Social/Collaborative learning
  • Smart educational environment
  • Teaching strategies to maximise benefits of emerging technology
  • Future research issues for Immersive Education

Summit executive committee:

  • Carlos Delgado Kloos (summit chair)
  • Michael Gardner, University of Essex, UK (iED Europe board chair)
  • François Garnier, École Nationale Supériore des Arts Décoratifs, France
  • Christian Gütl, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
  • Beatrice Hasler, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel
  • Daniel Livingstone, University of the West of Scotland, UK
  • Pasi Mattila, Center for Internet Excellence, Finland
  • Aaron Walsh, Boston College, USA (iED board chair)

Program committee:

  • Dietrich Albert, University of Graz, Austria
  • Leena Arhippainen, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Michael E. Auer, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • Sanna Brauer, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Santi Caballé Llobet, UOC, Spain
  • Sara de Freitas, Coventry University, UK
  • Matjaz Debev, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Nellie Deutsch, Ort Hermelin College of Engineering, Israel
  • Carmen Fernández Panadero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Baltasar Fernández-Manjón, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • José Jesús García Rueda, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Michael Gardner, University of Essex, UK
  • Christian Gütl, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
  • Beatrice Hasler, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel
  • Margit Hoefler, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • María Blanca Ibáñez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Michael Jacobson, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Monique Janneck, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Bruno Joho, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
  • Irene Karaguilla Ficheman, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Nathan Labhart, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Miguel Lizondo, Deimos Space, Spain
  • Daniel Livingstone, University of the West of Scotland, UK
  • Carlos Miguel Lorenzo, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
  • Pasi Mattila, Center for Internet Excellence, Finland
  • Abelardo Pardo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Ignazio Passero, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Anna Peachey, Eygus Ltd, UK
  • Lalita Rajasingham, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Robby Ratan, Michigan State University, USA
  • Torsten Reiners, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Pilar Sancho Thomas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Sandra Schoen, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria
  • Andreas Schmeil, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Matthew Schmidt, University of Missouri, USA
  • Aidai Seidakmatova, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel
  • Franziska Spring-Keller, University of Illinois, USA
  • Marta Turcsanyi-Szabo, ELTE University, Hungary
  • Nicole Yankelovich, OpenWonderland, USA

Organizing committee

  • Jonathan Almodóvar, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Carmen Fernández Panadero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • José Jesús García Rueda, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • María Blanca Ibáñez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • David Maroto, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Diego Morillo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Selene Pinillos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Francisco Sánchez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Paper and poster submissions

The summit will consist of both short/long paper presentation sessions. The submitted papers should be of no more than 6 pages (short paper) or 12 pages (long paper). The best papers of the summit will be given the opportunity to submit a revised version to special issues of two journals. One is the Journal of Universal Computer Science (JUCS, http://www.jucs.org) and the other one the International Journal on Knowledge and Learning (IJKL, http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijkl).

Work in progress may be also presented by means of posters. The poster submission should consist of a paper of maximum 2 pages.

The format of the paper and poster submissions should follow the IOS guidelines (http://www.iospress.nl/authco/instruction_crc.html) and be submitted via the iED Europe submission EasyChair system (removed). The Programme Committee will review all papers through a non-blind review process. Note that at least one author for each accepted paper must register and present the paper at the summit.

Demonstration proposals

Proposals to present demonstrations of new technologies for Immersive Education are welcome. Demonstration proposals should clearly describe the motivation for the tool and how it will be demonstrated at the summit. Demonstration descriptions will not be published in the proceedings; therefore, demonstrations can include both previously published work and work that is not yet ready for publication. Submissions should be no longer than 3 pages in length using the IOS template and sent through the EasyChair system (removed).

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