The 9th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education 2006 (CATE 2006)

Venue: Lima

Location: Lima, Peru

Event Date/Time: Oct 04, 2006 End Date/Time: Oct 06, 2006
Registration Date: Jul 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Apr 15, 2006
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The 9th IASTED International Conference on
Computers and Advanced Technology in Education
~ CATE 2006 ~

October 4-6, 2006
Lima, Peru

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Technical Committee on Advanced Technology in Education

World Modelling and Simulation Forum (WMSF)

Prof. Vladimir Uskov – Bradley University, USA

CATE 2006 will act as a major forum for the presentation of innovative developments and the exchange of information between researchers and practitioners on the use of technology in education.

Lima, Peru has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Center due to the large number of artistic monuments found there. The Cathedral Basilica, built in 1625, is a jewel of Spanish colonial art, as is the Church of San Francisco, where catacombs discovered in 1951 are open to the public. There is never a shortage of celebrations in Peru; the nation enjoys over 3000 festivals each year. Homages to patron saints have blended with magical beliefs of ancient forms of worship from the cultures of pre-Hispanic times. The radiant colors of Peru’s festivals combine music, costumes, and a theatrical concept aimed at recreating history. Peru is also home to 84 of the 104 ecosystems that exist on earth. This combination of cultural and geographic diversity has produced unique mix of languages, architecture, arts and crafts, and also a spectacular assortment of local foods. Ceviche, raw fish marinated in lemon juice and seasoned with chili, is the most representative of all Peruvian seafood dishes. Other tasty temptations include arroz con pato, duck cooked with rice, and deserts such as picarones, deep friend pumpkin and sweet potato doughnuts dipped in sugar cane syrup. At night, make your way to Barranco's, San Isidro, or Miraflores where there are a great variety of casinos, discos, bars, and pubs. Make sure to check out Peñas Criollas, live Afro-Peruvian music and dancing, where the party is in the rhythm of the guitar and the cajón, traditional percussion box. The beaches of Paracas and along the north coast are ideal for surfing, windsurfing, fishing, and scuba diving.

The relevant topics for this conference include, but are not limited to the following:

Advanced Technology in Education and Training
Authoring Tools and Methodology
Agent-based Technology
Computer-assisted Learning and Instruction
Collaborative Learning
Collaborative Knowledge Construction
Digital Libraries
Information Technology
Interactive Learning Environments
Human-Computer Interfaces
Learning Management Systems
Mobile Teaching
Mobile Learning
Mobile Communication
Multimedia and Hypermedia Applications
Online Dictionaries and Synchronous Translation
Reusable Learning Objects and Standards
Research on Innovative Technology-based Teaching and Learning
Research on Advanced Technology in Education
Streaming Multimedia Technologies
Televised Courses and Telecommunications
Ubiquitous Learning
Technology-based Learning Communities
Virtual Reality
Web-based Education
Web-based Training
Technology-based Services

Advanced Educational Software and Hardware
Architectures of Innovative Software and Hardware Systems for Education and Training
Collaborative and Communication Software
Distributed Learning Environments
Educational Software
Educational Hardware
Educational Networks
Educational Software/Hardware for Students and Learners with Special Needs
Groupware Tools
Security Aspects
Reliability Issues
Usability Issues

Advanced Technology and Human Resource Issues
Advanced Teaching and Learning Technologies
Curriculum Design and Development
Faculty and Professional Development
New Roles of Teachers, Instructors, Students, and Learners
New Learning and Teaching Theories
Teacher Training and Support
Teacher Evaluation

Institutional Issues on Technology-based Education and Training
Best Practices and Case Studies
Corporate Training
Economic Issues
Education for Business and Industry
Education for Disabled Learners
Infrastructure and Technology
Intellectual Property
Multi-teacher Courses
Online (Virtual) Universities
Online Scientific Labs
Online Degree Programs (Credit and Non-Credit)
Primary and Secondary Education
Privacy Issues
Post-university Education and Training
Strategic Planning
Technology Centers
University Education
Vocational Training

Policies on Technology-based Education
Assistance of National and International Organizations
International Collaboration and Projects
National Collaboration and Projects
National Policies and Standards
Policy and Law
Sociological Issues
Standards in Learning and Teaching
Special Conditions in Developing Countries

Technology-based Blended, Distance and Open Education
Adult Education
Best Practices and Case Studies
Blended Education
Curriculum Design and Development
Distance Education
Educational and Training Systems
Open Education
Open Universities
On Demand Education
Quality Control and Assessment
Pedagogical Issues

To be announced.

Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by April 15, 2006. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

All papers submitted to IASTED International Conferences must be written in English, using appropriate grammar and syntax.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by June 1, 2006. Final manuscripts are due by July 1, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by July 15, 2006. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by April 15, 2006. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address: A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: 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 April 15, 2006., 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:

Extended versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for review for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Authors must submit the expanded and enhanced version of their conference paper for peer review consideration to: following the standard procedure as described on the website. All papers considered for journal review must be of the highest quality and demonstrate a novel contribution to the literature. For further information, please email

Submissions due April 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance June 1, 2006
Camera-ready manuscripts due July 1, 2006
Registration Deadline July 15, 2006

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – CATE 2006
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6