ICWOAL

International Conference on Web & Open Access to Learning

Accepted papers will be published and indexed by IEEE Xplore

Selected best papers will be suggested for publication in Special Issues of the Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL) and the Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (RPTEL), the official journal of the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE).

For more information on the Call for Papers of the Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL) which is already published, please visit the journal website: http://www.kmel-journal.org/ojs/index.php/online-publication/announcement/view/20

The International Conference on Web & Open Access to Learning (ICWOAL’2014) focuses on an important concept in the right to education that is access. Open access to learning and education encourages a variety of pedagogical and technological approaches to accomplish the dissemination of knowledge, skills and competencies across the diversity of social and cultural backgrounds. UNESCO in 2002 adopted the term Open Educational Resources (OER) to refer to the “open provision of educational resources enabled by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)”. Though, much progress has been made in the field of OER and online learning, such as open access journals, learning objects, and open source software, many challenges are still facing the international research community and decision makers to address the global education gap. ICWOAL’2014 provides forum for discussion between researchers, practitioners, industry, students, and education policy makers interested in new developments in Web learning technologies, eLearning solutions, smart learning systems, social media & learning, and policies and regulations for open access to learning and education.

The International Conference on Web & Open Access to Learning (ICWOAL’2014) is organized by the Canadian University of Dubai in partnership with many prestigious International Institutions. ICWOAL’2014 will be held from 25th to 27th of November, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai is a city where the sophistication of the 21st century walks hand in hand with the simplicity of a bygone era; a cosmopolitan society with an international lifestyle combining the comfort and convenience of the Western world with the unique charm and hospitality of Arabia.

ICWOAL’2014 includes five tacks focusing on (but not limited to) the following topics:

Track 1: eLearning Solutions for Open Access to Learning

  • Collaborative Learning Technologies and Systems
  • Open Access Systems for Corporate Training
  • Security Issues and Open Access to Learning
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) for Open Access to Learning
  • Infrastructure and Organizational Issues for Open Learning Systems
  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI) for Open Learning Systems
  • Scalability, Integration and Reuse for Open Learning Systems
  • Interoperability Issues and Standards for Open Access Leaning Systems
  • Next Generation Educational Environments
  • Open Source Software
  • Cloud Education
  • Knowledge Management Issues for Open Learning Systems

Track 2: Smart and Virtual Learning Systems

  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning Systems
  • Personalized Learning Systems
  • Context Management for Open Learning Systems
  • Virtual Learning Systems
  • Simulations for Learning
  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI) for Open Learning Systems
  • Context Management Approaches in Smart Environments
  • Context Reasoning in Smart Environments
  • Evaluation of Context Models
  • Smart Learning and Teaching
  • Game-Based Learning and Edutainment
  • Next Generation Educational Environment
  • Intelligent Campus
  • ICT for Smart Education
  • Virtual Classroom/Laboratory
  • Virtual/Mixed-Reality Education
  • Remote Learning and Teaching
  • Application in Smart and Virtual Learning System

Track 3: Web Technologies for Open Access to Learning

  • Big Data and Semantic Web Technologies for Learning Systems
  • Ontology-Based Approaches for Learning Systems
  • Authoring Tools for Learning Systems
  • Security Issues for Open Access Learning Systems
  • New Tools, Web Technologies and Platforms for Open Access Learning Systems
  • Cloud Computing for Learning Systems
  • Distributed Web Technology for Open Learning Systems
  • Performance Evaluation of Web Learning Systems
  • Scalability, Integration and Reuse for Learning Objects
  • Interoperability among Web Learning Systems
  • Learner Profiling and Context Modeling Approaches
  • Languages and middleware for Open Access Learning Systems
  • Mobile Learning
  • Peer-to-Peer Learning
  • Remote Learning and Teaching
  • Massive Open Online Courseware

Track 4: Social Networks and Open Access to Learning

  • Social Networks and Collaborative Learning
  • Social Networks-based Knowledge Management for Learning Systems
  • Informal and Lifelong Learning
  • Learner Modeling & Social Networks
  • Social/Collaborative Learning Methods
  • Motivational Learning

Track 5: Curriculum, Policies and Social Concerns for Open Access to Learning & Education

  • Open Educational Resources
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Licensing Issues
  • Assessment Methods for Open Access Learning
  • Policy Making for Open Access to Education
  • Open Access Learning Systems for People with Disabilities
  • Digital Library and Open Access to Education
  • Curriculum and Courseware for Open Access Education
  • Testing, Assessment and Quality Issues of Open Learning Systems
  • Pedagogical Approaches and Theories for Open Access Education
  • Learning Analytics
  • Student Care Mentors

Workshop on "Dubai 2020: Smart City Learning"

  • Models of Learning Experiences in Smart Cities
  • Learning Spaces for, and Boundaries between Formal and Informal Learning
  • Technological, Pedagogical and Social Challenges to Learning in Smart Cities
  • Techno-ecosystem for Smart City Learning
  • Ubiquitous Gamification
  • Digital Literacy for Smart City Learning
  • Geo-localities and Cultural Effects
  • Privacy, Data Control and Security
  • Ecological Monitoring and Analytics for Smart City Learning

Solicited Papers: ICWOAL’2014 technical program committee invites authors to submit: i) Research papers reporting on new trends and developments, ii) Application papers demonstrating the use of learning technologies, services, and learning resources for open access to learning, iii) Performance evaluation and experimentation papers, iv) Tutorial and survey papers, v) Curriculum development, policy, regulations, and open learning practice papers.

Paper submission: Three types of submissions are solicited: regular papers (limited to 6 double column pages), Work-in-Progress or Workshop Papers (limited to 4 double column pages), and Abstracts (limited to 2 single-column pages). Font must be no smaller than 10-points. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format, according to the instructions included in the conference web site. Working language of the conference is English.

Accepted papers will be published and indexed by IEEE Xplore. However, abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Each accepted paper/abstract must be presented at the conference by one of the authors.

A best paper award and 10 free student’s registration will be awarded to ICWOAL’2014 attendees.

 

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IMPORTANT DATES

Final Extension

Regular paper submission deadline:

September 19th, 2014 August 24th, 2014 August 3rd, 2014

WIP paper submission deadline:

September 19th, 2014 August 24th, 2014 August 3rd, 2014

Abstracts Submission Deadline:

September 19th, 2014 August 24th, 2014 August 3rd, 2014

Author notification:

September 30th, 2014

Final Manuscript due:

October 20th, 2014

Registration due:

October 31st, 2014

Conference Dates:

November 25th -27th, 2014

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