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U 2016 : UNESCO-UNIR ICT & Education Latam Congress 2016: Integration of formal and informal contexts, for a better learning and a better teaching


When Jun 22, 2016 - Jun 24, 2016
Where Bogota Colombia
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2016
Notification Due Apr 30, 2016
Final Version Due May 31, 2016
Categories    education   TIC   elearning   LATAM

Call For Papers

UNESCO-UNIR ICT & Education Latam Congress 2016 is born with the drive of: “Integration of formal and informal contexts, for a better learning and a better teaching”. UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE,, Moscow, Russia), Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR Research,, Spain) and UNESCO Chair on eLearning at UNIR ( are the organizers of this event to be held in Bogota, Colombia, from June, 22nd to 24th, 2016.

There are two types of contributions: 1. Scientific papers and 2. Workshops

1. Papers are accepted through following these instructions:

.docx/.pdf file formats are accepted, folllowing this template
Do not include author details, university or country information in the manuscript. This is a double-blind peer review process. Author information should be supplied using the manuscript submission form online or in the cover letter for email submissions
Please ensure all articles are proofread and checked for accuracy prior to submission. Changes cannot be made during the review process. If accepted, minor revisions may be made prior to final submission
Submission process will be managed via
Presentations can be carried out in person or via streaming
Online participation will provide access to selected sessions
Certificates will be handed out for every presentation, with and indication about the channel (face-to-face, online)
2. Worshops will follow one or several of the main tracks of the Congress, and they will be submitted via The workshop proposals will provide specific details about objectives, target public, expected audience, technical requirements, links to any project or initiative, and other fields, to be filled in via this template.

Review Process
The review process will be double-blind. Therefore, please anonymize your submission. This means that all submissions must contain no information identifying the author(s) or their organization(s): Do not put the author(s) names or affiliation(s) at the start of the paper, anonymize citations to and mentions of your own prior work that are directly related to your present work, and do not include funding or other acknowledgments.

Each contribution (either paper or workshop) will be reviewed by at least two PC members. The acceptance decisions will take into account paper novelty, technical depth, elegance, practical or theoretic impact, and presentation.

Original: the contribution explores a new idea, project or issue; discusses existing research with promise of new insight, discusses new research; or presents new ways of considering existing information

Engaging: presentation format will involve the audience in some way, or has high potential to attract conference attendees by addressing needs of the community

Significant: the contribution raises and discusses issues important to improving the effectiveness and/or sustainability of open education efforts, and its contents can be broadly disseminated and understood

Quality: claims are supported by sufficient data; claims draw upon relevant literature; and limitations are described honestly

Relevant: the contribution addresses one or more of the themes of the Congress

Post-Conference Publication and Indexing

All U2016 Latam presented scientific papers will be published in the conference proceedings by UNIR Editorial (with ISBN) and submitted for indexing. Authors of selected outstanding papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for consideration of publication in the following journals, in the format of special issues:

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (SSCI, Scopus, etc)
The International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence (ESCI, Inspec, EBSCO, Latindex, etc)
IEEE Latam Transactions (SCI, IEEE)
Revista de Ingeniería Solidaria de la Universidad Cooperativa
Revista de Redes de Ingeniería de la Universidad Distrital
Selected papers will get additional attention from the Scientific Dissemination Unit of UNIR (UCC+i), which will disseminate the research outcomes, along with interviews with their researchers, in general and thematic media

Formatting Guidelines
Contributions must be in English and not more than 10 double column pages in length
Contributions must be original and relevant to one of the many conference topics
Authors are required to ensure accuracy of quotations, citations, diagrams, maps, and tables
Figures and tables need to be placed where they are to appear in the text and must be clear and easy to view
Papers must follow format according to the downloadable template

Workshops must follow format according to the downloadable template

Publications will be accepted in English only, with a proficiency level
Translations of accepted scientific papers into Spanish will be accepted as annexes to the general conference proceedings

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