ATME 2017 : Advancements in technologies and methodologies for education
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ATME-2017: Advancements in technologies and methodologies for education
Special track at GoodTechs 2017:
## Motivation of the Track
Education is rapidly evolving, under the push of both social and technological changes. In fact, like many important aspects of our lives, also education is continuously being challenged and transformed by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Many courses are nowadays organized either completely online, or with much multimedia content available online, possibly also on public platforms. The growing presence of MOOCs and other online educational platforms, has provoked many effects also on traditional courses, which more and more face a growing expectation of innovations by their students. Also the “feral” diffusion of online social networks among students is rapidly altering the paradigm of collaboration beyond the traditional organization of classroom lessons, exams and home activities.
On the other hand, Information and Communication Technologies are built on new digital skills and new ways of thinking, which are often missed by many students and citizens at large. In fact, education systems should adapt not only for benefitting from new ICT developments, but also for forging the new architects of the digital world. Unfortunately, it is still widespread the misconception that learning to use digital media (i.e., digital literacy) is enough. Informatics, as a scientific discipline, requires instead the knowledge of: algorithms; concepts of performance and complexity; data structures; concurrency, parallelism, and distribution; formal languages; abstractions.
The track targets researchers, doctoral students, people from educational institutions and from the multifaceted world of education in general. Papers on the various aspects of technological innovations, new collaborative platforms, educational methodologies and tools, on the field experimentations and experiences are welcomed. Of particular interest are studies related to tools and methodologies for the education to problem solving, coding, and other aspects of the so-called Computational Thinking. The track also welcomes work in progress and position papers.
## Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Online learning environments and communities
- Massive open online courses
- New educational methodologies
- Advancements of the concept of Flipped Classroom, through innovative technologies
- Use (and abuse) of online social networks in educational contexts
- Educational data mining
- Experimental approaches to the education to problem solving
- Teaching of basic Computational Thinking concepts
- Introduction to coding for kids and other newbies
- Introduction to Computer Science and programming
- Monica Mordonini, Università di Parma, IT
- Michele Tomaiuolo, Università di Parma, IT
## Program Committee
- Adorni Giovanni (Università di Genova, IT)
- Angiani Giulio (Università di Parma, IT)
- Cagnoni Stefano (Università di Parma, IT)
- Ferrari Alberto (Università di Parma, IT)
- Poggi Agostino (Università di Parma, IT)
- Rossi Gianfranco (Università di Parma, IT)
- Salvatori Elena (Università di Pisa, IT)
- Solitro Ugo (Università di Verona, IT)
- Villani Marco (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, IT)
- Viroli Mirko (Università di Bologna, IT)
## Important Dates
- Submission deadline: 1th July 2017
- Notification of acceptance: 24th July 2017
- Camera-ready copies due: 8th August 2017
- Start of the conference: 30th November 2017
- End of the conference: 1st December 2017
The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organization devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT. Accepted papers will be published in the GOODTECHS Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The proceedings will be available both in book form and via the SpringerLink digital library, which is one of the largest digital libraries online and covers a variety of scientific disciplines. Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP as well as EAI's own EU Digital Library (EUDL). The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through one of the following EAI endorsed publications: Pervasive Health and Technology; Ambient Systems.
## Paper Submission
Regular papers should be no more than 10 pages in length. Complete formatting and submission instructions can be found on the conference website. Submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least three expert reviewers. Papers will be judged on originality, correctness, clarity and relevance. Submission of the paper implies a greement of the author(s) to attend the conference and present the paper if accepted. We reserve the right to exclude papers accepted but not presented from the conference proceedings submitted for archiving and indexing. Full details of submission proced ures are available here:
All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference. We reserve the right to exclude papers accepted but not presented from the conference proceedings submitted for archiving and indexing. The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through one of the following EAI endorsed publications: EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology, EAI Endorsed Transactions on Ambient Systems. Accepted papers will be published in the GoodTechs Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The proceedings will be available both in book form and via the SpringerLink digital library, which is one of the largest digital libraries onl ine and covers a variety of scientific disciplines. The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP.