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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 11th World Conference on "Mobile Learning in Context", 16-18 October 2012 in Helsinki, FINLAND


mLearn 2012

11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning mLearn 2012 "Mobile Learning in Context"
16-18 October 2012 in Helsinki, Finland

Conference website: www.mlearn.org/mlearn2012 

Follow updates at: http://www.facebook.com/mlearn2012

The mLearn 2012 conference pushes further the paradigm of learning and mobility in converging 
technological environments. This includes applications of innovative devices in various contexts, 
and also calls for investigating new educational and technological methods and concepts for 
supporting formal and informal learning as well as transitions between different types of learning.
mLearn was the first conference on Mobile Learning and is the premiere international conference 
on learning with mobile technologies and learning across contexts. The conference provides a unique
forum for knowledge sharing and transfer for academia, developers, practitioners, industry, 
government, and organisations. Every year, mLearn attracts participants from more than 60 countries
representing all continents.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
        * Mobile learning in and across formal and informal settings
        * Ubiquitous and ambient learning and technology
        * Theories, models and ethics for mobile and contextual learning
        * Open and distance education with mobile devices
        * Mobile language learning
        * Interaction design and usability for mobile learning
        * Interoperability and standards for mobile learning
        * Challenges for mobile learning in developing countries
        * Mobile learning strategies in schools, higher institutions, industry, and organizations
        * Adaptive, virtual or collaborative environments for mobile learning
        * Augmented reality for learning
        * Innovative approaches to learning of current and emerging mobile technologies
        * Toys and smart objects for learning
        * Mobile learning across cultures The conference programme will highlight keynote talks, 
symposia/workshops, plenary sessions, parallel presentations, roundtables and debates, special 
Focus Sessions, poster sessions, technology and product/service demonstrations.

Submissions are invited for
        * Long papers (8 pages)
        * Short papers (3 pages)
        * Posters (250 words)
        * Workshops (3 pages)
        * Tutorials (2 pages)
        * Industry showcases (1-2 pages)
        * Doctoral Consortium (4 pages)

All contributions will be reviewed in a non-blind peer-review process. All accepted papers and 
posters will published in the conference proceedings. All submissions are handled through EasyChair.
Top rated full papers are invited to a special issue in an international journal.

Workshops and Tutorials
mLearn 2012 offers the opportunity to host several workshops and tutorials prior to the conference. 
Parties interested to organise a workshop or a tutorial are asked to submit a proposal of max 3 
pages that indicate the relation to the main conference topics. Proposals for workshops are 
requested to include the workshop format, the expected participants, the addressed domains, 
programme committee, dissemination activities and organisational requirements into their proposal.

Important Dates
        * Deadline for submissions: 30 May 2012
        * Notification of acceptance: 10 July 2012
        * Last date of early-bird registration: 26 July 2012
        * Technology Showcases and demonstrators: 1 September 2012
        * Conference venue: 16-18 October 2012This message and any attachment are intended solely 
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