Twelfth IASTED Intl Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education ~CATE 2009~ Globali (CATE 2009)

Venue: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Location: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 22, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 24, 2009
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PURPOSE

The Twelfth IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2009) will act as a major forum for the presentation of innovative ideas, approaches, developments, and outcomes of research projects in the area of technology-based education as well as the exchange of information between researchers, faculty, administrators and practitioners. Main groups of conference topics include but are not limited to applications of advanced technology and software-hardware systems for modern teaching and learning, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based teaching strategies and instructional design approaches, institutional strategies and policies on technology-based education and training, technology-based open and distance education, national and international projects and collaboration, and technology as an enabler of globalization of education.

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.

CATE 2009 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

* Human-Computer Interaction (IASTED-HCI 2009)

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The Twelfth IASTED International Conference on
Computers and Advanced Technology in Education
~CATE 2009~

GLOBALIZATION OF EDUCATION THROUGH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

November 22 – 24, 2009
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

SPONSORS

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)

  • Technical Committee on Advanced Technology in Education

World Modelling and Simulation Forum (WMSF)
WMSF

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Prof. Vladimir Uskov, Ph.D. (USA)
Co-Director, InterLabs Research Institute, Bradley University, USA

PURPOSE

The Twelfth IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2009) will act as a major forum for the presentation of innovative ideas, approaches, developments, and outcomes of research projects in the area of technology-based education as well as the exchange of information between researchers, faculty, administrators and practitioners. Main groups of conference topics include but are not limited to applications of advanced technology and software-hardware systems for modern teaching and learning, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based teaching strategies and instructional design approaches, institutional strategies and policies on technology-based education and training, technology-based open and distance education, national and international projects and collaboration, and technology as an enabler of globalization of education.

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.

CATE 2009 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

LOCATION

CATE 2009 is being held on the island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. One of a group of islands that comprises the US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas is legendary for its breathtaking natural beauty and the warm hospitality of its people. The pristine white beaches and clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea combine with an average November temperature of 27.5°C (81.5°F) to make St. Thomas a vacation paradise. The heart-shaped Magens Bay Beach, with its spectacular mountain backdrop, is touted by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Charter a boat to go scuba diving or deep-sea fishing, or check out the stunning views from the Paradise Point Tramway and Drake’s Seat, where Sir Francis Drake kept watch on his fleet during the 16th century. At MountainTop, 450 metres above sea level, enjoy festive shopping and the breathtaking panorama of the US and British Virgin Islands. The capital city of Charlotte Amalie is a picturesque harbour and the most visited port in the Caribbean. Experience the superb dining and exquisite nightlife. Abundant duty-free shopping makes it the shopping mecca of the region.

SCOPE

The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

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

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

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

  • Accreditation
  • 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

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

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE

To be announced.

If you are interested in joining the International Program Committee (IPC) for this conference, please submit your name, address, phone, fax, email, areas of specialty, a list of your most recent publications, a brief CV, and the name of this conference by email to calgary@iasted.org.

SUBMISSION

Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at: www.iasted.org/conferences/submit-672.html.

All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by July 3, 2009. 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 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. Initial paper submissions should be full papers with approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at: www.iasted.org/formatting-initial.htm.

All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

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. Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by July 31, 2009. Final manuscripts are due by September 18, 2009. Registration and final payment are due by October 9, 2009. 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: finalpapers@iasted.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.htm 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.

TUTORIALS

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by July 3, 2009. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:
www.iasted.org/conferences/tutorialsubmit-672.html.

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 email a proposal to calgary@iasted.org by July 3, 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 July 3, 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-672.html.

JOURNALS

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.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Submissions DueJuly 3, 2009
Notification of AcceptanceJuly 31, 2009
Final Manuscripts DueSeptember 18, 2009
Registration DeadlineOctober 9, 2009

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

IASTED Secretariat – CATE 2009
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851
Email: calgary@iasted.org
Web site: www.iasted.org