Preliminary Call for Papers



The 16th International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2008

27-31, October, 2008

Taipei, Taiwan

Organized by the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education

Hosted by the National Science and Technology Program of eLearning, Taiwan

http://www.apsce.net/icce2008/

Building & Cross-Fertilizing Theme-Based Research Communities

Digital technology is the biggest thrust to change education in this century.

Despite being a slow process, technology will ultimately change every aspect

of education. In this rapidly growing and by nature interdisciplinary field,

research interests are swiftly diverging.



Innovative pedagogy design, rigorous scientific studies, and care and concern

for humanity are all within our research realm.



In response to this emerging diversity, ICCE2008 will be a meta-conference □

a conference of multiple, collocated theme-based conferences. On one hand,

nurturing theme-based research communities will enhance the identity or sense

of belonging of individual researchers in these thematic communities and help

cultivate prospective Special Interest Groups in the Asia-Pacific region. On

the other hand, animated exchanges among these collocated thematic

communities will inspire new research and, more importantly, foster research

openness □ broadmindedness and mutual-appreciation for scholarly work in

different research foci. Moreover, for cultural and geographical reasons,

there is a need to connect Asia-Pacific researchers effectively with the

worldwide research communities, which are usually associated with some

established international conferences. With these aims, ICCE2008 will include

the following collocated theme-based conferences:

C1: ICCE Conference on AIED/ITS & Adaptive Learning

C2: ICCE Conference on CSCL & Learning Sciences

C3: ICCE Conference on CUMTEL & DIGITEL

C4: ICCE Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Open Contents, & Standards

C5: ICCE Conference on Emerging Research in Technology Enhanced Learning

(Note: CUMTEL stands for Classroom, Ubiquitous, and Mobile Technologies Enhanced Learning;DIGITEL

for DIgital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning.)



Each theme-based conference is an independent event in the sense that it has

its program committee and program chairs.



Also, every theme-based conference program committee is responsible for

calling for proposals and organizing their theme related workshops and

tutorials.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE (provisional)

ICCE2008 will be a 5-day program. A possible example of the program will be:

1st & 2nd days:

(a) Main programs of AIED/ITS, CUMTEL/DIGITEL

(b) Workshops, tutorials, and interactive events of CSCL/LS,

ALT/Contents/Standards, and Emerging Research

3rd day:

Plenary sessions such as keynotes, panels, and posters

4th & 5th days:

(a) Main programs of CSCL/LS, ALT/Contents/Standards, and Emerging Research

(b) Workshops, tutorials, and interactive events of AIED/ITS, CUMTEL/DIGITEL

(The 3rd day provides opportunities for exchanges among different research

communities represented by these theme-based conferences.)

COMMITTEES (provisional)

Conference Chair: Yoneo Yano, Tokushima University, Japan

Program Coordination Committee

Chair: Tak-Wai Chan, National Central University, Taiwan

Poster Coordination Chairs: (Fong-Lok Lee, another one to be decided)

Tutorial Coordination Chairs: (Yoneo Yano, another one to be decided)

Doctorial Student Consortium Chairs: (to be decided)

Workshop Coordination Chairs: (Ben Chang, another one to be decided)

Interactive Event Coordination Chairs: (Chen-Chung Liu, Jon Mason)

Theme-Based Conferences Chairs (see below)

Organization Committee Chairs (see below)

Implementation Committee Chairs (see below)

Organization Committee:

Chair: Kuo-En Chang, National Science Council, Taiwan

Chair: Gwo-Dong Chen, National Science & Technology Program of eLearning, Taiwan

Vice-Chair: Jie-Chi Yang, National Central University, Taiwan

Implementation Committee:

Chair: Yao-Ting Sung, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Chair: Gwo-Jen Hwang, National University of Tainan, Taiwan

Vice-Chair: Jie-Chi Yang, National Central University, Taiwan

Theme-Based Conferences Program Co-Chairs:

1. ICCE Conference on AIED/ITS and Adaptive Learning (Sherry Chen, Tanja Mitrovic, Riichiro Mizoguchi)

2. ICCE Conference on CSCL & Learning Sciences (Fei-Ching Chen, Chee-Kit Looi, Daniel Suthers)

3. ICCE Conference on CUMTEL & DIGITEL (Gautam Biswas, Tak-Wai Chan, Kinshuk)

4. ICCE Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Open Contents, &

    Standards (Kiyoshi Nakabayashi, Stephen J.H. Yang, another one to be decided)

5. ICCE Conference on Emerging Research in Technology Enhanced Learning

(Chien Chou, Michael Jacobson, & Peter Reimann)