[AISWorld] CFP: The Fifth International Conference on e-learning "Cognitively informed-technology"

Ali Hussain Zolait azolait at uob.edu.bh
Tue Mar 10 10:41:30 EDT 2015

Call for Papers: The Fifth International Conference on e-learning "Cognitively informed-technology"
Dear Colleagues

The conference aims to address the management and quality within e-Learning. This conference covers both technical as well as the non-technical aspects of e-Learning. Main topics are identified (see below). Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance and quality of contribution.
Topics for this conference include, but are not limited to:
Organizational Strategy and Management Issues
·        Higher and Further Education
·        Primary and Secondary Education
·        Workplace Learning
·        Vocational Training
·        Home Schooling
·        Distance Learning
·        Blended Learning
·        Change Management
·        Educational Management
·        Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Educational and Training Staff
·        Return on e-Learning Investments (ROI)
E-Learning Curriculum Development Issues
·        Philosophies and Epistemologies for e-learning
·        Learning Theories and Approaches for e-learning
·        e-Learning Models
·        Conceptual Representations
·        Pedagogical Models
·        e-Learning Pedagogical Strategies
·        e-Learning Tactics
·        Developing e-Learning for Specific Subject Domains
Technological Issues
·        Learning Management Systems (LMS)
·        Managed Learning Environments (MLEs)
·        Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
·        Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) Tools
·        Social Support Software
·        Architecture of Educational Information Systems Infrastructure
·        Security and Data Protection
·        Learning Objects
·        XML Schemas and the Semantic Web
·        Web 2.0 Applications

Instructional Design Issues
·        Designing e-Learning Settings
·        Developing e-Learning Pilots and Prototypes
·        Creating e-Learning Courses:

o    Collaborative Learning

o    Problem-based Learning

o    Inquiry-based Learning

o    Blended Learning

o    Distance Learning

·        Designing e-Learning Tasks:

o    E-learning Activities

o    Online Group work

o    Experiential Learning

o    Simulations and Modelling

o    Gaming and Edutainment

o    Creativity and Design Activities

o    Exploratory Programming
E-Learning Delivery Issues
·        e-Delivery in Different Contexts:
o    Higher and Further Education
o    Primary and Secondary Schools
o    Workplace Learning
o    Vocational Training
o    Distance Learning
·        Online Assessment
·        Innovations in e-Assessment
·        e-Moderating
·        e-Tutoring
·        e-Facilitating
·        Leadership in e-Learning Delivery
·        Networked Information and
·        Communication Literacy Skills
·        Participation and Motivation in e-Learning
E-Skills and Information Literacy for Learning
·        Teaching Information Literacy
·        Electronic Library and Information Search Skills
·        ICT Skills Education:

o    in Schools and Colleges

o    for Business, Industry and the  Public Sector

o    in Adult, Community, Home and Prison Education

o    Informal Methods (peer Groups, Family)
·        Education for Computer-mediated

  *   Digital Media Studies
·        Communication skills:
o    Netiquette
o    Online Safety for Children and   Vulnerable Users
o    Cybercrime Awareness and Personal Prevention
·        Student Production of Online Media:
o    Web Design
- Digital Storytelling
- Web 2.0 Tools
- etc.
BRAIN: Brain information processing and informatics
·         Cognitive and computation models
·         Human reasoning mechanisms
·         Modeling brain information processing mechanisms
·         Brain learning mechanisms
·         Human cognitive functions and their relationships
·         Modeling human multi-perception mechanisms and visual, auditory, and tactile information processing
·         Neural structures and neurobiological process
·         Cognitive architectures
·         Brain information storage, collection, and processing
·         Formal conceptual models of human brain data
·         Knowledge representation and discovery in neuroimaging
·         Brain-computer interface
·         Cognition-inspired complex systems

COGNITION: Artificial intelligence and cognition
·         Expert systems, knowledge representation and reasoning
·         Reasoning techniques, constraint satisfaction and machine learning
·         Logic programming, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and uncertainty
·         State space search, ontologies and data mining
·         Games, planning and scheduling
·         Natural languages processing and advanced user interfaces
·         Cognitive, reactive and proactive systems
·         Ambient intelligence, perception and vision
·         Pattern recognition
Information -Technology special Track (Alla Adeen & Wael el madani)
·  Business data communications
·  Diffusion of innovation models
·  Distributed databases and networks
·  DSS/EIS/ES in international settings
·  Electronic Commerce
·  Electronic data interchange
·  ERP
·  E-Services
·  Evaluation of MIS
·  Frameworks and models for international management innovation systems (IMIS) system development
·  Graphics and Web design
·  Information Resources Management
·  Information Security
·  Internet related issues
·  IS applications and case studies
·  Issues in accounting information systems
·  IT and economic development
·  IT and human resource issues
·  IT diffusion in developing countries (eg Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa)
·  IT in developing countries
·  Management Information Systems
·  Network Security
·  Networking
·  Organizational and management system structures
·  Performance analysis
·  System analysis
·  Technology Acceptance
·  Telecommunications
·  Web technology
Electronic Banking and e-commerce special Track (Nikhil Agarwal )

·  Profitable business architecture for eCommerce, eFinance, transactional governance, supply chain management, ERP, CRM, and outsourcing solutions

·  Globalization and localization of eCommerce solutions

·  Changing role of executive accountability in eCommerce, eFinance and eGovernance service delivery

·  Managing successful eBusiness, eBanking and eGovernment organizations

·  Essential role of the Corporate Treasury in transactional process innovations of globally connected financial services and in managing credit risk

·  Regulatory roles of central banks, governments and intergovernmental organizations in eCommerce and eFinance

·  Role of new regulatory environments in improving eCommerce effectiveness, profitability and accountability (SarbOx, Pioneer Act, Anti-Money Laundering, etc.)

·  Global competitiveness and eCommerce viability

·  Supporting new business innovation versus traditional government R&D policies

·  Improving investment climate for eCommerce innovation and ensuring success of eCommerce ventures

·  eCommerce taxation

·  eCommerce solutions for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)

·  Critical role of ecommerce in the new economies and developing countries

·  Structuring RFPs, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), Alternative Service Delivery (ASD), vendor selection and teaming agreements for government online

·  Effectiveness of eCommerce Marketing

·  Building and sustaining Extranet Business Communities

·  Effect of privacy, security and legal environment on effectiveness and profitability of eCommerce solutions

·  Underwriting capital investment for private and public transactional solutions

·  Improving academic research and education in the areas of eCommerce effectiveness and profitability

The Conference will be composed of several types of contributions:
Full Papers – These include mainly accomplished research results and have 8 pages at the maximum (5,000 words).
Short Papers – These are mostly composed of work in progress reports or fresh developments and have 4 pages at maximum (2,500 words).
Reflection Papers – These might review recent research literature pertaining to a particular problem or approach, indicate what the findings suggest, and/or provide a suggestion - with rationale and justification - for a different approach or perspective on that problem. Reflection papers might also analyze general trends or discuss important issues in topics related to the conference. These have 4 pages at maximum (2,500 words).
Posters / Demonstrations – These contain implementation information or work-in-progress and have two pages at maximum (1,250 words) besides the poster itself (or demonstration) that will be exposed at the conference.
Tutorials – Tutorials can be proposed by scholars or company representatives. A proposal of maximum 250 words is expected.
Invited Talks – These will be made of contributions from well-known scholars and company representatives. An abstract will be included in the conference proceedings.
Panels – Discussions on selected topics will be held. A proposal of maximum 250 words is expected.
Corporate Showcases & Exhibitions – The former enables companies to present recent developments and applications, inform a large and qualified audience of your future directions and showcase company’s noteworthy products and services. There will be a time slot for companies to make their presentation in a room.
The latter enables companies the opportunity to display its latest offerings of hardware, software, tools, services and books, through an exhibit booth. For further details please contact us on  azolait at uob.edu.bh<mailto:azolait at uob.edu.bh>
This is a blind peer-reviewed conference.
Important Dates:
16 Jan - 7 October

Registration date

1st May

Deadline for submission of Panels, tutorials  and workshops

15 June

Dead line for submitting papers

>From 30 June

Notification of acceptance of full papers and short papers

15 August

Camera Ready versions received


General Chair
Dr. Eshaa Mohammed Hamad Al-khalif
President Adviser for Information Technology & e-learing - UOB
Program Chair
Dr. Ali Zolait
Department of Information Systems, College of IT, UOB
Prof. Józef Modelski, IEEE Division IV Director-Elect
Prof. Dr. Minna Mattila ,Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Prof. Dr. Ainin Binti Sulaiman, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Dawood Abdulmalek Al-Hidabi , University of Science and Technology, Sanaa,Yemen
Prof. Dr. Craig Standing, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Prof. Dr. Agostino Marengo, University of Bari, Italy
Dr. Gillian Ragsdell, Loughborough University, UK


Dr. Ali Zolait
Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems
University of Bahrain
P.O. Box 32038, Kingdom of Bahrain
Courier Address: College of Information Technology, Information System Department, UOB Sakhir Campus, Building S40 Room 2026
Phone +973 1743 7702
Fax +973 17449119
Email azolait at uob.edu.bh<mailto:azolait at uob.edu.bh>


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