[AISWorld] Personnel Invitation (Do not miss) 5th e-learning an Informed Technology conference

Ali Hussain Zolait azolait at uob.edu.bh
Wed Apr 15 12:10:05 EDT 2015

The Fifth International Conference on e-learning "Cognitively Informed-Technology"
6th - 8th Oct 2015, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Dear Professors / Colleagues

I hope this email finds you in the best health

The conference aims to provide an excellent opportunity for researchers, academicians and industrial partners to share and exchange new ideas, research products, technologies and applications in the area of 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. For more information about the conference themes, workshops and programm please visit http://econf.uob.edu.bh/conf5/Default.htm
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 Groupwork
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
o       Web of Things and Big Data
       Sensor Networks
       Embedded Web Resources
       Mobile Internet of Things
       Data Mining
       Cloud computing
       Cloud infrastructure for mobile application development
       Internet of Things device or circuit design
       Internet of Things applications and services
       Smart Home and Smart cities.
       Security for homes, businesses and public settings
       Internet of Things analytics
       Big Data Models and Algorithms
       Big Data Architectures
       Big Data Management
       Security Applications of Big Data
       Mobile Applications Architecture and Design
       Healthcare at home and in hospitals
       Semantic web technologies
       RFID

o       Social Networks and Social Computing IWSNSC 2015
       Impact of social networks on education
       Impact of social networks on Society
       Impact of social networks on Youth
       Impact of social networks on Business
       Social networks and social intelligence
       Security, privacy and trust computational analysis of social networks
       Web-based cooperative work
       Knowledge community formation and support
       Intelligent wireless Web
       Social network analysis and mining of communities of practice
       Network evolution and growth mechanisms
       Information diffusion and knowledge transfer in social networks
       Online communities and computer networks
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 econf2015 at gmail.com  - 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         Deadline for submitting papers
From 30 June    Notification of acceptance of full papers and short papers
15 August       Camera Ready versions received

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


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