WBE 2010 : The Eighth IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education
Call For Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Eighth IASTED International Conference on
March 15 – 17, 2010
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
* Technical Committee on Education
World Modelling and Simulation Forum (WMSF)
The International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP)
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning Technology (IEEE TC LT)
The Japanese Society for Information and System in Education (JSISE), Japan
E-learning Center, Shiga University, Japan
National University Telecommunications Network (NUTN), USA
Centro di Ricerca sui Sistemi Informativi (CeRSI), Italy
The Italian Association for Information Systems
COPEC - Council of Researches in Education and Sciences (Brazil)
Multimedia Applications Development Research Centre, University of Craiova, Romania
Interlabs Research Institute,
Bradley University, USA
Advanced eServices for the Knowledge Society Research Unit (ASK), Greece
Tsyolkovsky Moscow Aviation Technological University (MATU) Fund, Russia
Tallinn University of Technology
Dr. Vladimir Uskov
Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems and
Co-Director of the InterLabs Research Institute
Bradley University, USA
Conference Chair Portrait
"Electronic Constructivism: Innovative Technologies, Virtual Environments, and Inspiring Examples"
Dr. Maureen Brown Yoder
Lesley University, USA
Keynote Speaker Portrait
As keyboards replace chalkboards, the Web’s impact on traditional educational theories and practices becomes increasingly apparent; the Web has transformed and expanded the boundaries of conventional education. Web-based learning environments such as virtual colleges, laboratories, and universities have generated a wealth of new educational strategies and technical innovations worthy of critical attention and discussion. These innovations include new hardware and software technology, online testing and assessment, training and teaching applications, and courseware design and development.
The Eighth IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education (WBE 2010) will provide an opportunity for scholars, faculty, researchers, and administrators in all areas of Web-based education to convene with colleagues from approximately 50 countries to discuss innovative ideas and research results in the new and exciting field of Web-based education.
WBE 2010 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:
* Advances in Computer Science and Engineering (ACSE 2010)
* Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (AfricaIMSA 2010)
To the north—the austere beauty of the desert; to the south—the glittering expanse of the Red Sea; visit Sharm el Sheikh and see why this town has been dubbed “The City of Peace.” Resting on the southern tip of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, this calm town of 28,000 offers leisure activities to suit your every need. Relax on the golf course or on the soft sand beaches of Na’ama Bay, or plunge into Sharm el Sheikh’s spectacular warm-water diving and snorkeling, known to be some of the best in the world. But don’t despair if you don’t want to get wet; a glass-bottomed boat ride will let you experience the Red Sea’s stunning coral reef without an oxygen tank or flippers. Sharm el Sheikh also offers an impressive range of restaurants, where you can sample everything from local Egyptian cuisine, to fresh seafood, to the dishes of well-known international chain restaurants. More than a tourist town, Sharm el Sheikh is only a short trip from Mount Sinai’s historic St. Catherine’s Monastery, built in the 4th century on what is believed to be the site of the Biblical burning bush. Visit one of the local nature preserves and explore the indigenous wildlife, or hike through an ancient gorge. Back in town, shop for everything from the latest contemporary fashions to traditional Bedouin handicrafts. Finally, frame your relaxing trip to the Red Sea with the scintillating buzz of Egypt’s capital Cairo, the biggest metropolis of Africa and of the Arabic world, just a six-hour drive from Sharm el Sheikh.
The topics of interest to be covered by WBE 2010 include, but are not limited to:
* Academia/Industry Collaboration on Web-based Training
* Authoring Systems for Web-based Education
* Best Practices of Web-based Education
* Blended Education and Training
* Collaborative E-Learning
* Communication Technology Applications in Web-based Education
* Corporate Web-based Training
* Design and Development of Online Courseware
* Dot-com Educational Institutions and their Impact on Traditional Universities
* Educational Portals for Web-based Education
* E-learning and E-training
* Faculty Development on Web-based Education
* Funding Opportunities for Projects in Web-based Education
* Innovative Teaching and Learning Technologies for Web-based Education
* Innovative Web-based Teaching and Learning Technologies
* International Projects and International Collaboration on Web-based Education
* Mobile E-Learning
* Multi-agent Technology Applications in Web-based Education
* National Policies and Strategies on Web-based Education
* National Projects on Virtual Universities and Web-based Education
* Online Degree and Certificate Programs
* Online Education and Training
* Quality Issues of Web-based Education
* Reusable Learning Objects for Web-based Education
* Scientific Web-based Laboratories and Virtual Labs
* Software and Hardware Systems for Web-based Education
* Streaming Multimedia Applications in Web-based Education
* Testing and Assessment Issues of Web-based Education
* Virtual Reality Applications in Web-based Education
* Virtual Universities and Colleges
* Web-based Education (WBE)
* Web-based Methods and Tools in Traditional, Open and Distance Education
* Web-based Training
* Web-Lecturing Technology
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
* M. Allegra – Italian National Research Council, Italy
* M. Ally – Athabasca University, Canada
* L. Anido – University of Vigo, Spain
* K. Aoki – National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan
* J. Baggaley – Athabasca University, Canada
* E. Barberà – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
* J. Benedict du Boulay – University of Sussex, United Kingdom
* L. Bernstein – University of Maryland University College, USA
* M. Braz – IST/ Technical University of Lisbon , Portugal
* M. Bunch – Midstate College, USA
* H. Burkhart – Basel, Switzerland
* D. Cai – Uwate Prefectural University, Japan
* J. C. Caralt – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
* J. Cerny – University of Calgary, Canada
* E. Cheung – ITE College West, Singapore
* K. O. Chow – City University of Hong Kong, PRC
* M. Cole – Robert Morris University, USA
* T. Connolly – University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom
* A. Cristea – University of Warwick, Netherlands
* P. D. Cristea – University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania
* A. D'Atri – LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy
* R. M. de Moraes – Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil
* W. Fajardo – Universidad de Granada, Spain
* P. Fedoruk – Precarpathian National Vasyl Stefanyk University, Ukraine
* J. Flowers – Ball State University, USA
* F. Flueckiger – University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland, Switzerland
* A. W. Fok – City University of Hong Kong, PR China
* J. P. Gerval – ISEN-Brest, France
* K. Getkham – National institute of Development Administration, Thailand
* D. Gillet – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
* I. Hamburg – IAT, FH Gelsenkirchen, Germany
* T. Honda – Ibaraki University, Japan
* R. Huang – School of Educational Technology, Beijng Normal University, PR China
* I. Jelínek – Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
* G. Kambourakis – University of the Aegean, Greece
* F. C. Kao – Da-Yeh University, Taiwan
* G. Lin – University of Hawaii, USA
* J. Lonchamp – LORIA, France
* E. Meyen – University of Kansas, USA
* H. Mitsuhara – The University of Tokushima, Japan
* H. Miyata – Shiga University, Japan
* C. Norris – University of North Texas, USA
* N. Osawa – Chiba University, Japan
* P. Pernias – University of Alicante, Spain
* V. Pougatchev – University of Technology, Jamaica, Jamaica
* E. Prasolova-Forland – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
* M. Recchioni – Didagroup, Italy
* D. Richards – Macquarie University, Australia
* D. Roy – University of Aizu, Japan
* P. V. Rubén – CIC-IPN, Mexico
* D. Rutkauskiene – Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
* A. Saleh – Arkansas State Univesity, USA
* G. Salter – University of Western Sydney, Australia
* C. Scharff – Pace University, USA
* E. Schlemmer – Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos - UNISINOS, Brazil
* R. Schumaker – University of Maryland University College, USA
* M. A. Sicilia – University of Alcalá, Spain
* S. Sirmakessis – Technological Education Institute of Messolongi, Greece
* M. Specht – Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
* W. Tarng – National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan
* S. Trausan-Matu – The “Polytechnica” University of Bucharest, Romania
* M. F. Vaida – Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
* T. Vantroys – University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille, France
* Y. M. Wang – University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
* H. D. Wuttke – TU Ilmenau, Germany
* A. Zamfir – Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
* Z. T. Zhu – East China Normal University, PR China
ADDITIONAL PAPER REVIEWERS
* A. Loukas – University of the Aegean, Greece
Submit your paper via our website at: www.iasted.org/conferences/submit-688.html. All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format.
The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by December 12, 2009. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.
Initial Paper Requirements
All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions.
Initial paper submissions should be full papers. Papers of up to 8 pages in length are included in the conference registration fee. An extra charge will apply for every additional page for papers longer than 8 pages. Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar before submitting to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.
When submitting a paper, complete the online initial paper submission form, designating an author who will attend the conference, and provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope, above.
Formatting instructions for initial papers are available at www.iasted.org/formatting-initial-page.html.
All papers submitted to this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference chair makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.
Acceptance and Registration
Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by January 5, 2010. Final manuscripts are due by January 25, 2010. Registration and final payment are due by February 1, 2010. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.
Only one paper of up to eight pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.
Final Paper Requirements
Email your final manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number.
The formatting instructions can be found at: www.iasted.org/formatting-final-page.html and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is eight single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font.
Proposals for three-hour tutorials must be submitted online by December 12, 2009. Submit tutorial proposals via the following web site address:
A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate:
* The topic.
* Background knowledge expected of the participants.
* Time allocations for the major course topics.
* The qualifications of the instructor(s).
Special session proposals must be emailed to email@example.com by December 12, 2009. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s).
Papers submitted to the special session must be received by December 12, 2009, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program.
More information on special sessions is available at www.iasted.org/conferences/specialsession-688.html.
Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at: www.actapress.com/SubmissionInfo.aspx.
Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press: www.actapress.com.
The proceedings will be sent for indexing in the following:
* Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
* Conference Proceedings Citation Index
* EI Compendex
* FIZ Karlsruhe
Submissions Due December 12, 2009
Notification of Acceptance January 5, 2010
Final Manuscripts Due January 25, 2010
Registration Deadline February 1, 2010
For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:
IASTED Secretariat – WBE 2010
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: +1 403-288-1195
Fax: +1 403-247-6851
Web site: www.iasted.org