iED Europe Summit Paris 2012




european summit 2012

2nd European Immersive Education Summit

26th and 27th November 2012

At École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Paris, France)



Important Dates

Paper submission: 27th July 2012 17th August 2012 (extended)
Notification of acceptance:  28th September 2012
Final paper submission: 26th October 2012
Summit: 26th-27th November 2012

 

The programme is available here

 

Download the Conference Proceedings here (PDF - 22MB)

 

Watch the Summit streaming live from Paris here

 

 

Overview

The theme for the 2nd European Immersive Education (iED) Summit is:

Immersive Education: combining creativity, art and pedagogy

The two-day event is open to the global academic community and experts in immersion, simulation, learning games, virtual reality and full, augmented and mixed reality. 

The École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris has the mission to provide artistic, scientific and technical training for creative designers engaged in design and research in all aspects of the decorative arts. EnsAD is involved in research on the creation of artistic and shared online spaces, exploring the aesthetic and sociological implications of immersive 3D environments. 

The 2nd European iED summit will build on this theme, exploring how virtual spaces can be used for innovative forms of teaching and learning, fostering creativity and artistic expression. This will be rooted in new technological developments in the fields of virtual, augmented and mixed reality. There will also be a strong emphasis on pedagogy and effective design and evaluation of solutions, with case studies from active practitioners in this emerging cross-disciplinary domain.

One special session will explore the uses of shared online spaces as a metamedia for creation, exposition and artistic appreciation. Some examples are: 

  • As spaces of live creation (art experimentation)
  • As spaces for exposing and represent art (museography & design)
  • As spaces for idea exchange and communication (collaborative platforms for artistic and academic community)

Proceedings will be published in the Journal of Immersive Education (JiED), the publication of record for the international Immersive Education Initiative. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions, which will be further peer-reviewed, to be considered for publication as feature papers and articles in special issues of JiED.
 

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Chris_fowler Prof. Chris FowlerVirtual Reality and Learning: Where’s the pedagogy?
Professor at the School of Education, Faculty of Humanities and Education,
The University of the West Indies.
alain_berthoz Prof. Alain Berthoz - The concept of immersion in the relation between brain, body of self and others, real and virtual spaces
Honorary Professor of the Chair of Physiology of Perception and Action, Collège de France.
Member of the French Academy of Sciences, French Academy of Technologies and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
janis_karklins Mr. Janis Karklins - ICT Competency Framework for teachers and Open Education Resources
Assistant Director General Sector for Communication and Information, UNESCO.
Chris_marker Tribute to Chris Marker by Max Moswitzer
Max Moswitzer, viennese artist and Researcher-Lecturer at ZHDK, Zurich University of the Arts and University of Applied Arts (Vienna), will pay tribute to Chris Marker, famous french film director who passed away recently.
 

 


Background

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 second summit organised by the newly formed European Chapter of the Immersive Education Initiative (http://europe.immersiveeducation.org), and builds on the success of the previous iED Europe summit held in Madrid in November 2011. See http://europe.immersiveeducation.org/events/ied-europe-summit for an overview of the previous summit and the online proceedings. The European summit complements the international summits that are held in Boston and organised by the Immersive Education Initiative in the USA (see http://mediagrid.org/summit/).



Topics of Interest

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


 

Committee

The iED Europe 2012 Summit executive committee comprises:

  • François Garnier, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, France (iED Europe Summit Chair)
  • Michael Gardner, University of Essex, UK (Program Committee Chair)
  • Beatrice Hasler, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel (Proceedings Chair)
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Christian Gütl, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
  • 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
  • Santi Caballé Llobet, UOC, Spain
  • Victor Callaghan, University of Essex, UK
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Nellie Deutsch, University of Phoenix, Canada
  • Baltasar Fernández-Manjón, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Carmen Fernández-Panadero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • José Jesús García Rueda, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Michael Gardner, University of Essex, UK
  • François Garnier, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, France
  • Christian Gütl, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
  • Béatrice Hasler, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel
  • Aurélie Herbet, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, France
  • Margit Höfler, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • María Blanca Ibáñez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Monique Janneck, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Bruno Joho, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
  • Nathan Labhart, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Daniel Livingstone, University of the West of Scotland, UK
  • Pasi Mattila, Center for Internet Excellence, Finland
  • Abelardo Pardo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Ignazio Passero, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Anasol Peña Ríos, University of Essex, UK
  • Jonathon Richter, University of Oregon, USA
  • Pilar Sancho, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Andreas Schmeil, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Aidai Seidakmatova, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel
  • Aaron Walsh, Boston College, USA
  • Nicole Yankelovich, Open Wonderland Foundation, USA

Organizing committee

  • François Garnier, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, France (iED Europe Summit Chair)
  • Aurélie Herbet, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, France


Author information


The iED Europe Summit is based on a full-paper submission process which will be peer-reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. The papers should be submitted via online using the iED submission system (http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/EUROPE/submitters.html).  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.
 
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The iED Europe Summit DON'T have an abstract submission phase. Please note that we are just accepting the final papers (short papers are 6 pages, long papers are 12 pages) by the deadline (17th Aug). Once you have submitted your paper using the iED submission system (http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/EUROPE/submitters.html) you will receive an "Acknowledgment of paper submission" email, then to complete your submission please sign into the iED Europe 2012 Paris Summit EasyChair page at: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=eied2012. We are putting all papers out to peer review and then a formal notice of acceptance will be sent by 28th September.
 
If you have any enquire regarding this issues please send an email to Dr. Michael Gardner (mgardner@essex.ac.uk).

Short and long papers

The summit will consist of both short/long paper presentation sessions. The length of the submitted papers should not be more than 6 pages (for short papers) and 12 pages (for long papers) and must be formatted in accordance with the IOS Press templates (http://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors/).

Proceedings will be published in the Journal of Immersive Education (JiED), the publication of record for the international Immersive Education Initiative. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions, which will be further peer-reviewed, to be considered for publication as feature papers and articles in special issues of JiED. Papers should be submitted via the iED submission system (http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/EUROPE/submitters.html).
 

Poster presentations

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/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors/) and be submitted via the iED submission system (http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/EUROPE/submitters.html). 
 

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 (http://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors/) and sent through the iED submission system (http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/EUROPE/submitters.html).

 

Virtual World Art and Creation Proposals

Proposals to present virtual world art experimentation (art research, performance, art exhibition, architecture, design) as part of a wider exhibition at the summit are welcome. These proposals should clearly describe the concept of the art experimentation and the artistic motivation of the piece. It is expected that the creator will present their work on a large screen in a conference room with on line access. Other media are also possible ( machinima, installation, picture, ext …). If specific requirements are need for the demonstration (eg. space, wall hanging, equipment, etc) they should be clearly described in the proposal. 3D art exhibits will not be published in the proceedings; therefore, they can include both previous work and work that has not yet been exhibited. Submissions should be no longer than 1 page in length using the IOS template (http://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors/) and sent through the iED submission system (http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org/EUROPE/submitters.html).

 


Venue

Venue: École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD) 
31, rue d'Ulm
75240 Paris cedex 05
France

 


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Hôtel Le Petit Paris*** 192 € (2 beds) 192 €  
Hôtel Diana 90€ 110€ 180€

 

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INTERNATIONAL VISAS

If you require a letter of attendance for your international visa contact:

                                François Garnier
                                iED Europe Board Member
                                Head of Research program ENER, EnsADLab
                                École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, France

                                EMAIL: Francois.Garnier@ensad.fr
                                PHONE: + 33 (0)6 11 64 69 21



Registration & Payment

Registration is now open, please for more details see http://summit.immersiveeducation.org/EUROPE/registration.html

Registration rates

 

Before 30 Sep 2012

Before 26 Nov 2012

On site

Non-students 300€ 350€ 400€
Students 150€ 200€ 200€


Note: If you want to register on site please consider that your payment must be done in cash.

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