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

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
4 & 5 November 2010 Klagenfurt, Austria
http://usab-symposium.uni-klu.ac.at/

*** Extended Deadline: July 6, 2010 ***

Motivation

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

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

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.

Since papers will undergo a double-blind reviewing process, please remove your names, affiliations and any other identifying material  before submitting your paper!

Please submit your paper at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=usab2010 (and choose “Enabling User Experience with Future Interactive Learning Systems (UXFUL 2010)” as track).

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

July 6, 2010:  Extended Deadline for Paper Submission
July 23, 2010:  Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
August 15, 2010:  Camera-Ready Deadline
November 4 & 5, 2010:  USAB 2010: HCI in Work & Learning, Life & Leisure

Information about Registration, Accommodation and Venue

The UXFUL Workshop is held in conjunction with USAB2010, which takes place from 4-5 November 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.uni-klu.ac.at/).

Program Committee (not completed yet)

  • 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
  • Chung Hsien Lan, Nanya Institute of Technology, Taiwan
  • Chien-Sing Lee, Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • Jimmy Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Gerd Mietzel, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Toshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
  • Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
  • Carsten Roecker, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus & CERTH, Greece
  • Jean Underwood, Nottingham Trend University, UK
  • Geoff Underwood, Nottingham University, UK
  • Stephen J.H. Yang, National Central University, Taiwan
  • Martina Ziefle, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Workshop Organizers
  • Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Andreas Holzinger, Graz University of Technology & Medical University Graz, Austria
  • Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada
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