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ICWL 2015 : International Conference of Web-based Learning


Conference Series : International Conference on Web-Based Learning
When Nov 5, 2015 - Nov 8, 2015
Where Guangzhou, China
Abstract Registration Due Jun 2, 2015
Submission Deadline Jun 9, 2015
Notification Due Jul 14, 2015
Final Version Due Aug 10, 2015
Categories    e-learning    technology-enhanced learning   learning technology   web technology

Call For Papers

ICWL is an annual international conference on web-based learning organised by Hong Kong
Web Society. The first ICWL was held in Hong Kong in 2002. Since then, it has been held
in Australia (2003), China (2004), Hong Kong (2005), Malaysia (2006), United
Kingdom (2007), China (2008), Germany (2009), China (2010), Hong Kong (2011),
Romania (2012), Taiwan (2013) and Estonia (2014).

ICWL 2015 will be the 14th ICWL conference and will be held in Guangzhou, China.
The conference program will feature keynote addresses, workshops, panels, posters,
demos and industry track, in addition to presentations of refereed papers that have
been selected by the international program committee. A special attention will be paid
on collaboration and exchange of knowledge between our local communities. We especially
invite joint contributions from colleagues coming from different continents. We plan a
special issue for collaborative papers expressing the spirit of ICWL, to be a truly
international conference. In addition we will provide an Asian-Australian-European
Research Exchange Forum for presentations from funded research projects.

Conference topics

Areas of interest include but are not limited to the following:

* Personalized and Adaptive Learning
* Computer Support for Intelligent Tutoring
* Intelligent Tools for Visual Learning
* Informal Learning on the Workplace
* Web-based Learning for Oriental Languages Learning
* Game-based Learning and Serious Games
* Personal Learning Environments (PLE)
* Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
* Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
* Web 2.0 and Social Learning Environments
* HTML5 Web-based Learning
* Virtual environments and 3D graphics for e-learning
* Intelligent Learner and Group Modelling
* Learning Analytics
* Human Factors and Affective Computing for Learning
* E-Learning Platforms and Tools
* Design, Model and Framework of e-Learning Systems
* Deployment, Organization and Management of Learning Objects
* Open educational resources (OER)
* E-Learning Metadata and Standards
* Semantic Web and Ontologies for E-Learning
* Mobile, Situated and Blended Learning
* Bring your own Device (BYOD)
* Cloud-based Learning
* Pedagogical Issues

Important deadlines

Abstract submission deadline: June 2, 2015
Full paper submission deadline: June 9, 2015
Notification of paper acceptance: July 14, 2015
Camera-ready papers and registration: August 10, 2015

Conference dates: 5 - 8 November, 2015

Paper Submission & Publication

Authors are invited to submit original papers reporting on research results or novel
applications in technology-enhanced learning. Submissions will be handled through

Papers for submission should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS Authors
Guidelines and have maximum 10 pages. Since the review process will be double-blind,
the submitted manuscript should not contain the authors’ names, affiliations, or any
information that may disclose the authors’ identity. All papers should be submitted
in PDF format.

All accepted papers presented at the conference will be published as a volume in
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Conference Co-Chairs:
- Jun Zhang, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
- Balta Fernandez Manjon, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
- Rynson Lau, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Program Co-Chairs:
- Frederick Li, Durham University, United Kingdom
- Mart Laanpere, Talliunn University, Estonia
- Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Steering Committee Representative:
- Qing Li, HKWS

Organization Chair:
- Wenyin Liu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Local Arrangement Chair:
- Xiaonan Chen, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Workshop Co-Chairs:
- Zhiguo Gong, Macau University, Macau
- Yiwei Cao, IMC Information Multimedia Communication AG, Germany

Publication Chair:
- Jeff Tang, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong

Publicity Chair:
- Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania

Finance Co-Chair:
- Howard Leung, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- a person assigned by Jun Zhang

Web Master:
- Zhangjun Yan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Conference Secretary:
- Christina Tai, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Program Committee to be announced

About Guangzhou

Guangzhou (also romanized as: Canton) is the capital and largest city of Guangdong
province in South China. Located on the Pearl River, about 120 km (75 mi) north-northwest
of Hong Kong and north-northeast of Macau, Guangzhou is a key national transportation
hub and trading port. One of the five National Central Cities, it holds sub-provincial
administrative status. Guangzhou is the third largest Chinese city and the largest city
in South Central China. As of the 2010 census, the city's administrative area had a
population of 12.78 million. Some estimates place the population of the entire Pearl
River Delta Mega City built up area as high as 40 million, with an area of about
20,000 square kilometres (7,700 sq mi). In 2012 Guangzhou was identified as a
Beta+ World City by the global city index produced by the GaWC, the Globalization and
World Cities Research Network.
About Sun Yat-sen University

Sun Yat-sen University was founded in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-sen (also called Sun Zhongshan),
a great democratic revolutionary leader of the 20th century. The University is located
in Guangdong Province, an area neighboring Hong Kong and Macao, which is at the forefront
of China's reform and opening up.

Being one of the leading universities in China, Sun Yat-sen University is a comprehensive
multi-disciplinary university, including the humanities, social sciences, natural
sciences, technical sciences, medical sciences, pharmacology, and management sciences.
It has about 82,384 students studying on four campuses in Guangzhou and Zhuhai.
Benefiting from its location near Hong Kong and Macao and the regional advantage of
opening and economic development, the university has become an important base for
training high-level talents, scientific research, providing services to society and
inheriting cultural traditions. The University has also successfully built international
cooperation and exchange relationships with many top universities in the world. According
to the Times Higher Education World University Ranking for 2010-2011, Sun Yat-sen
University was ranked in the top 200 in the world. At present, Sun Yat-sen University
covers a total area of 5.972 square kilometers and has 4 campuses: Guangzhou South Campus,
Guangzhou North Campus, Guangzhou East Campus, and Zhuhai Campus.

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