12.2131, Calls: Networked Learning, Creativity/Computer Age

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Subject: 12.2131, Calls: Networked Learning, Creativity/Computer Age

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Date:  Fri, 10 Aug 2001 15:29:50 -0400
From:  ICSC-NAISO<cfp at ITStransnational.com>
Subject:   Networked Learning in a Global Environment (NL2002)

Date:  Tue, 28 Aug 2001 09:55:37 -0700
From:  "Vladimir Fomichov" <vdrfom at aha.ru>
Subject:  Developing Creativity/Broad Mental Outlook in the Computer Age

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Fri, 10 Aug 2001 15:29:50 -0400
From:  ICSC-NAISO<cfp at ITStransnational.com>
Subject:   Networked Learning in a Global Environment (NL2002)


The Second Call for Papers hereafter is aimed at the scientific community
interested in Networked Learning:

World Conference
NL 2002 - Networked Learning in a Global Environment:
Challenges and Solutions for Virtual Education


Venue and Date
May 1 - 4, 2002, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Background and Scope
Telecommunications, computer networks, multimedia technologies, and the
World Wide Web have opened up entirely new ways of teaching and learning
( across institutions, physical locations, countries, continents, and
time zones. Students may work distributed worldwide and nevertheless
interact in a virtual community. Academic programs are no longer
provided by single institutions only but can be established by networked
organizations like virtual universities or virtual faculties.
Best-of-breed programs are created in the Internet by bringing together
top experts from different schools in a virtual program. Powerful
wireless technologies will accelerate these developments in the future.

Distance education is no longer a matter of "learning in isolation".
Collaborative tools like discussion groups, chatrooms,
videoconferencing, etc. support immediate interaction between students
and teachers and among students in virtual communities. In-company
training does not require travelling and physical presence but can be
done at the workplace. Geographical locations of students and teachers
loose importance. Education in the 21st century is shifting from "real"
to "virtual". Physical classes are more and more replaced by virtual
networks of students and teachers.

NL 2002 aims to bring together content providers, course developers,
educators, persons responsible for academic programs or corporate
education, platform and tools providers, researchers and system
developers from academia and industry to exchange their ideas and
experiences, to share the best practices and to foster further
development in networked learning.

Sponsors of NL 2002

Virtual Global University for Worldwide Education

Counsil of European Professional Informatics Societies

Gesellschaft für Informatik E.V.

Technical University of Berlin, Germany

European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)


Conference Topics
The conference focuses on technological and organizational aspects of
networked learning and teaching. Topics include, but are not restricted

Organization of networked learning
* Virtual universities and networked e-learning organizations
* Corporate virtual universities, in-company training in distributed
* Integrated e-learning systems, portals, marketplaces, and providers
* New academic programs by virtual organizations and cooperation
* E-learning for business professionals
* Open source initiatives for e-learning
* Pricing and business models for virtual distance learning
* Success stories and pitfalls in e-learning

* Enabling technologies for networked learning: telecommunications and
computer networks
* Internet suited multimedia technologies: Audio and video streaming
etc., learning on demand
* Mobile learning: Wireless technologies, UMTS, GPRS, WAP
* Leading edge and emerging technologies: Virtual reality, software
agents, artificial intelligence tools
* Integration of collaborative tools: Discussion groups, chatrooms,
whiteboards, shared workspaces, e-mail, videoconferencing
* Virtual classrooms for worldwide classes, virtual learning communities
* Virtual management games
* Quality assurance for virtual education

Content production and delivery
* Architectures and platforms for distributed teaching and learning
* Multimedia production tools, authoring tools, delivery tools
* E-learning life cycle models

* The role of traditional educational institutions in global virtual
* Cross-cultural learning
* Networked learning and developing countries
* Legal aspects and security of networked learning

Contributions describing novel approaches to networked learning,
practical experience, best practices, and cutting-edge future
developments are encouraged.

Conference Organization

Honorary Chair:
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hermann Maurer
Chief Scientist of KNOW
Head of IICM and HMS
Graz University of Technology
Austria hmaurer at iicm.edu

General Co-Chairs:
Karl Kurbel
Europe University, Germany
kurbel at euv-frankfurt-o.de

Hermann Krallmann
Technical University of Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
Berlin, Germany
krallm at cs.tu-berlin.de

Program Chair:
Wolffried Stucky
University of Karlsruhe, Germany
stucky at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

Regional Chair America:
Thomas Hilton
Utah State University, USA
hilton at cc.usu.edu

Regional Chair Asia-Pacific:
Saeid Nahavandi
Deakin University Geelong, Australia
nahavand at deakin.edu.au

Regional Chair Europe:
Peter Gerard
KarstadtQuelle AG
Essen, Germany

Local Committee Chair:
Marten Schoenherr
Technical University of Berlin, Germany
MSchoenherr at sysedv.cs.tu-berlin.de

Conference Organizer:
ICSC/NAISO The Netherlands (Operating Division)
P.O. Box 1091
3360 BB Sliedrecht
The Netherlands
Phone: +31-184-496999, Fax: +31-184-421065
Email: nl2002 at ITStransnational.com

International Program Committee
* Abramowicz, Witold, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
* Aggarwal, Anil, University of Baltimore, USA
* Ayala, Gerardo, Universidad de las Américas-Puebla, Mexico
* Becker, Joerg, University of Muenster, Germany
* Beuschel, Werner, University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg, Germany
* Bodendorf, Freimut, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
* Bourdeau, Jacqueline, Centre de recherche LICEF, Télé-université
Montréal, Canada
* De Marco, Marco, Università Cattolica Milano, Italy
* Doukidis, Georgios, Athens University of Economics and Business
(AUEB), Greece
* Eicker, Stefan, University of Essen, Germany
* Euler, Dieter, University of St. Gallen HSG, Switzerland
* Hars, Alexander, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
* Jantzen, Jan, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
* Jayaram, Narayana, University of North London, U.K.
* Karagiannis, Dimitris, University of Vienna, Austria
* Kashihara, Akihiro, I.S.I.R., Osaka University, Japan
* Keyvan, Shahla, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, USA
* Kinshuk Dr., Massey University Palmerston North, New Zealand
* Klein, Michel, HEC School of Management Jouy-en-Josas, France
* Knolmayer, Gerhard, University of Bern, Switzerland
* Krallmann, Hermann, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
* Kurbel, Karl, Europe University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
* Kurfess, Franz, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis
Obispo, USA
* Lesjak, Dusan, University of Maribor, Slovenia
* Maire, Frederic, Queensland University of Technology Brisbane,
* Nahavandi, Saeid, Deakin University Geelong, Australia
* Neumann, Gustaf, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Administration, Austria
* Nicholls, Howard, Alchemy Group Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
* Nord, Daryl, Oklahoma State University, USA
* Oberweis, Andreas, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University Frankfurt,
* Ogata, Hiroaki, Tokushima University, Japan
* Pernul, Guenther, University of Essen, Germany
* Pham, Hanh, State University of New York at New Paltz, USA
* Rada, Roy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
* Rautenstrauch, Claus, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
* Riis, Jens O., Aalborg University, Denmark
* Roeck, Hans, University of Rostock, Germany
* Rolstadas, Asbjoern, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim, Norway
* Sandulescu, Gheorghe M., IPA SA, Research Institute, Bucharest,
* Scholz-Reiter, Bernd, BIBA, University of Bremen, Germany
* Sebaaly, Milad Fares, American University in Dubai, United Arab
* Stickel, Eberhard, Europe University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder),
* Stucky, Wolffried, University of Karlsruhe, Germany (Chair)
* Swain, Philip, Purdue University West Lafayette, USA
* Szczepaniak, Piotr S., Technical University of Lodz, Poland
* Szczerbicki, Edward, University of Newcastle, Australia
* Taudes, Alfred, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Administration, Austria
* Turowski, Klaus, University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich,
* Unland, Rainer, University of Essen, Germany
* Ustimenko, Vasyl, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands
* Valenti, Salvatore, University of Ancona, Italy
* Winter, Robert, University of St. Gallen HSG, Switzerland

Important Dates
- Submission deadline: September 20, 2001
- Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2001
- Final manuscripts: January 31, 2002

NL 2002 will include technical sessions as well as special events, such
as keynote presentations, invited plenary talks, tutorials, workshops,
panels, and exhibition.

Regular Papers
Prospective authors are requested to submit a paper of  max. 7 pages to
the address below (conference organizer). All papers must be written in
English, starting with a succinct statement of the problem, the results
achieved, their significance and a comparison with previous work.

Poster Presentations
Poster presentations are encouraged for people who wish to receive peer
feedback for their work. Practical examples of applied research are
particularly welcome. Papers discussing the respective posters will be
included in the conference proceedings. (max 4 pages)

Proposals for panels should include a concise outline of the topics to
be addressed (2-3 pages) and list the panel members and their

Proposals for workshops are encouraged. However, workshops should be
clearly distinct from paper sessions, focussing on experimental work,
hands-on experience, case studies, games, interactive exercises, and
open discussions. Proposals should include a concise outline of the
nature of the workshop and the expected outcome (2-3 pages).

Proposals for half-day tutorials (three hours) should clearly indicate
the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants,
objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the
qualifications of the instructor(s).

NL 2002 will be accompanied by a professional exhibition. Interested
organisations are requested to contact the conference organizers (see

Submission of papers can be done through our web site.
Submissions have to be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS
Word (.doc) format.
Submissions must be written in English, starting with a succinct
statement of the problem, the results achieved, their significance and a
comparison with previous work, as well as a list of references.
Submissions can be draft papers or extended abstracts with a minimum of
4 pages.

Contributions are welcome from those working in the industry as well as
from academics.

-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Tue, 28 Aug 2001 09:55:37 -0700
From:  "Vladimir Fomichov" <vdrfom at aha.ru>
Subject:  Developing Creativity/Broad Mental Outlook in the Computer Age


(Second Creativity Workshop, Section 5 "Language, Philosophy,
Psychology" of ISSEI-2002, UK, July 22-27, 2002)

 Second International Workshop "Developing Creativity and Broad Mental
Outlook in the Computer Age" (CBMO-2002) in conjunction with the 8th
Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas
(ISSEI-2002) "European Culture in a Changing World", 22 - 27 July, 2002,
The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, England (Web-site

Workshop No. 514; the registration of CBMO-2002 participants is for ISSEI-2002)

 Chair: Prof. Vladimir Fomichov (Moscow, Russia);

E-mail: vdrfom at aha.ru; Web-page http://www.geocities.com/vladfom.geo

 The purpose of the workshop is to contribute to the progress of
Cognitive Science, Education, and Educational Technologies in the world
by means of creating a new synergy between the specialists in Cognitive
Linguistics, Cognitive Psychology, Philosophy, Education Theory and
Practice, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Computer and
Communications Technology.

 The spectrum of topics, the deadlines (the first one is November 3rd,
2001), and the requirements to the submissions are available on-line at
http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/issei2002/514.html. All presented papers
(3000 words) will be published soon after the conference in the
ISSEI-2002 CD-ROM Proceedings; many extended and modified presented
papers will be published in the special issues of the international
peer-reviewed journals.


 Prof. Greg Andonian (Carleton University, Ottawa,Canada)

Dr. Linda Baggott la Velle (University of Bristol, UK)

Dr. Rosa Maria Bottino (Institute for Applied Math, Genoa,Italy)

Dr. Paul Brna (University of Leeds, UK)

Prof. Joachim Diederich (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

Prof. James H. Fetzer (University of Minnesota, Duluth, USA)

Prof. Vladimir Fomichov (chair, Lomonosov Moscow State University,

Dr. Olga Fomichova (Moscow Children and Teenagers Palace for Creative

Prof. Matjaz Gams (Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Prof. Kensei Hiwaki (Tokyo International University, Japan)

Prof. Kinshuk (Massey University, New Zealand)

Dr. Garry Marshall (Middlesex University, London, UK)

Prof. Eugenio Morreale (University of Pisa, Italy)

Dr. Jon Nichol (University of Exeter, UK)

Prof. Toshio Okamoto (University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan)

Dr. Ashok Patel (De Montfort University, UK)

Poetess Nicole Szendy (Artcos Association, Paris, France)

Prof. Gheorghe Tecuci (George Mason University, VA, USA)

Dr. Giovanna Turrini (Institute for Computational Linguistics,

The previous workshop CLMO-2000 in conjunction with ISSEI-2000
(University of Bergen, Norway, August 15-16, 2000; Web-site
http://www.uib.no/issei2000, Workshop No. 511) attracted 22
presentations from Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan,  Norway,
Romania, Russia, United Kingdom, U.S.A.  17 extended and modified papers
presented at CLMO-2000 and two editorials are available on-line in the
special issues of the international peer-reviewed journals
"Consciousness, Literature, and the Arts", Vol. 2, Issue 1 (March
2001, URL http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/journal/march2001/edit.html) and
"Educational Technology and Society", Vol. 4, Issue 2 (April 2001, URL


 Aberystwyth is a small and friendly Welsh town. It faces on to the
seafront and has its own pier. The university is in the town's suburbs -
it has a wonderful library, with copies of all books that are printed
within the United Kingdom.

The town's beach enables you to relax in deckchairs and enjoy the
sunshine, further along the coast are large expanses of golden sand. The
area around Aberystwyth is outstandingly beautiful, with a backcloth of
hills and mountains. If you enjoy sports, games, walking, sailing and
fishing, Aberystwyth and the surrounding area is a great place to visit.

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