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UXFUL 2010 : International Workshop on Enabling User Experience with future Interactive Learning Systems

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Link: http://sgraf.athabascau.ca/UXFUL2010
 
When Sep 16, 2010 - Sep 17, 2010
Where Klagenfurt, Austria
Submission Deadline May 20, 2010
Notification Due Jun 16, 2010
Final Version Due Jul 4, 2010
Categories    HCI
 

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS
International Workshop on Enabling User Experience with future Interactive Learning Systems (UXFUL 2010)
http://sgraf.athabascau.ca/UXFUL2010

held in conjunction with USAB 2010: HCI in Work & Learning, Life & Leisure
16 & 17 September 2010
Klagenfurt, Austria
http://usab-symposium.uni-klu.ac.at/


Motivation
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Standard Information Systems for learning purposes have matured, technology is stable and masses of information can be made available to the learner. Most educational institutions are already using such learning systems either in a blended or purely online form for delivering parts of courses or fully online courses to their students.

Besides such formal learning systems, we are surrounded by multimodal interfaces which enable the inclusion of all human senses, and mobile, ubiquitous and pervasive technology is available everywhere and at all time. Current research deals with using such new technologies for the purpose of learning, integrating them in current learning systems, and building learning environments where students are provided with more authentic learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. Furthermore, new technologies allow students to interact with the learning environment in more natural and intuitive ways, using multimodal and smart interfaces from various types of devices ranging from mobile phones to smart boards.

The focus of this special workshop is on the provision of enhanced user experience (UX), including making information more useful, usable and enjoyable. This is a challenge for interdisciplinary research on the intersection of Psychology and Computer Science.

This workshop shall bring together researchers and practitioners from Psychology and Computer Science, bridging classic Human-Computer Interaction research (HCI) with Usability Engineering (UE), aiming at bringing clear benefits for learners!


Topics of Interest
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Topics include (but are not limited):
• Quasi-Intelligent Learning Objects (QILOS)
• Adaptive Learning Environments (ALEs)
• Multimodal Interfaces for e-Learning (MIeL) and Training (e-Training)
• Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Pervasive Learning and Training Technologies
• Smart Technologies and Interfaces
• Contextual Real-time Interaction in e-Learning
• Psychological Aspects of Multimodal Interfaces
• Cross Media Design and Development
• Accessible Interfaces to Learning and Training Content
• Learning, Teaching and Motivation with didactical innovative e-Learning Concepts


Submission Procedure
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Authors are invited to submit papers in the following categories:
• Full papers (14-20 pages)
• Short papers (6-14 pages)
• Posters (4 pages)

The page length includes figures, tables, references and so on. All papers has to be formatted according to the Springer LNCS Style. Please find more information about the formatting guidelines in Section 5.2 at: http://usab-symposium.uni-klu.ac.at/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=2.

Please submit your paper via email to Sabine Graf at sabineg@athabascau.ca and copy to Andreas Holzinger (andreas.holzinger@medunigraz.at) and Kinshuk (kinshuk@athabascau.ca), using the subject line "UXFUL 2010 - Paper submission".

Accepted papers will be included in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) of the main Symposium, consequently will undergo careful peer review to ensure the highest possible quality. Quality instead of Quantity!


Important Dates
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May 20, 2010 Deadline for Paper Submission
June 16, 2010 Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
July 4, 2010 Camera-Ready Deadline
Sep. 16 & 17, 2010 USAB 2010: HCI in Work & Learning, Life & Leisure


Program Committee (not completed yet)
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Reinhold Behringer, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada
Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Matjaz Debevc, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Carlo Giovannella, ScuolaIaD Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Vlado Glavinic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ray Yueh-Min Huang, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
Gwo-Jen Hwang, National University of Taiwan, Taiwan
Jiyou Jia, Peking University, China
Charalambos Karagiannidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Vive Kumar, Athabasca University, Canada
Chien-Sing Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Jimmy Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Toshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus & CERTH, Greece
Stephen J.H. Yang, National Central University, Taiwan
Martina Ziefle, RWTH Aachen, Germany


Workshop Organizers
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Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada
Andreas Holzinger, Graz University of Technology & Medical University Graz, Austria
Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada


Information about Registration, Accommodation and Venue
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The UXFUL Workshop is held in conjunction with USAB2010, which takes place from 16-17 September 2010 in Klagenfurt, Austria. All participants of the workshop are required to register for USAB, but there will be no additional workshop fee. Further information regarding the registration, accommodations, and the workshop/conference venue can be found at the website of USAB2010 (http://usab-symposium.tugraz.at/page.php).

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