The IADIS Information Systems Conference (IS 2014) aims to provide a forum for the discussion of information systems (IS) from a socio-technological perspective. The call for papers is now open and authors are invited to submit their papers in English through the conference submission system by 30 October, 2013.
The conference will have five principal themes, however, papers on innovative issues outside of these themes will still be considered.
- IS in Practice: Technology Infrastructures and Organisational Processes
- IS Professional Issues
- IS Learning and Teaching
- IS Design, Development and Management Issues and Methodologies
- IS Research
Authors can make submissions of several different types. Submissions are blind peer-reviewed.
- Full Papers – Results of completed research, maximum 8 pages (5,000 words)
- Short Papers – Works in progress reports or fresh developments, maximum 4 pages (2,500 words)
- Reflection Papers – Review of recent literature, suggestions or critiques, analysis of general trends, or discussion of important issues related to applied computing. Maximum of 2 pages (1500 words)
- Posters / Demonstrations – To be exposed at the conference, accompanied by a maximum of one page (625 words)
- Tutorials – Tutorials can be proposed by scholars or company representatives. A proposal of maximum 250 words is expected.
- Panels – Discussions on selected topics will be held. A proposal of maximum 250 words is expected.
- Doctoral Consortium – A discussion of in-progress PhD work in an informal atmosphere. Contributions can be a critical literature review or a short paper describing the research problem, methodology, and progress. Maximum 4 pages (2,500 words)
- Corporate Showcases & Exhibitions – A Showcase is a scheduled timeslot for companies to present recent developments, future plans, and noteworthy products or services. Exhibitions allow companies to display their offerings at an exhibition booth. For further details please contact the publicity chair.
The 2014 edition of the Open Knowledge Festival took place on 15-17 July in Berlin. The festival had three steams: Tools, Society, and Knowledge. This is an overview of the conference activities and available materials related to open education.
Video recording of keynote speakers on Day 2 of the conference. Neelie Kroes (VP of the European Commission) starts at 29:40 and Eric Hysen (Head of Politics and Elections at Google) starts at 57:20.
The conference participants used Etherpad, an open source collaborative online editor, to take notes of the conference sessions. The notes for Open Education Smorgasbord and Open Educational Resources and Policy are especially relevant to the education field, and the notes of all the sessions are available in this complete list.
Storify overview from the OER Research Hub
Beck Pitt from the OER Research Hub put together an excellent Storify of the conference, particularly the sessions related to open education.
Experts and practitioners are invited to submit a position paper on "key questions of how Europe could collaborate on MOOCs, including the role of Open Education" to the HOME project (Higher education Online: MOOCs the European way).
The HOME project is building an open network for European cooperation in open education, particularly concerning MOOCs. The network is now accepting submissions of posititon papers on such these topics, for the following opportunities:
- All papers that are scientifically relevant will be published on the HOME website.
- Selected papers will be published in a volume on the 'Status of the Art of MOOCs in Europe' to be edited by the HOME partnership in 2015.
- The authors of the best 15 papers will be invited to present their work at an international conference on MOOCs to be held in Portugal in November 2014.
Please see the call for papers for more details on how to make a submission.
The recorded sessions of the Business track and the Experience track of the European MOOCs Stakeholder Summit 2014 are now available on YouTube.
The 2nd European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit took place in Lausanne, Switzerland, in February 2014 to bring together key stakeholders to collaboratively shape the future of online higher education in Europe. The conference had four tracks: Business, Policy, Experience, and Research.
Many of the conference sessions, alongside an introduction and closing remarks by Pierre Dillenbourg, EPFL, and General Chair of EMOOCs 2014, were recorded and edited by the startup Homuork, and these recordings are now available on the Open Education Europa YouTube channel.
You can watch them either individually or as a playlist.
The full conference proceedings and the available presentation slides are also available online, on the EMOOCs 2014 website.
The European Quality Assurance Forum 2014 conference is accepting proposals of research papers or workshops on the overarching theme of Changing education - QA and the shift from teaching to learning.
Now in its 9th year, the European Quality Assurance Forum is a valuable opportunity for higher education and quality assurance (QA) professionals to collaborate on developing a European dialogue and understanding of quality in higher education.
Two types of contributions are sought: paper and workshop proposals. Proposals that include different perspectives (e.g. a case study developed jointly by a university and a QA agency) and those that are prepared in cooperation with students will be given preference.
Please see the call for contributions for a full description of the requirements for each type of proposal and the selection criteria. The deadline to submit all contributions is 25 July 2014.
CSEDU aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers.
CSEDU 2014 is expected to give an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promote discussion about the pedagogical potential of new learning and educational technologies in the academic and corporate world.
Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:
- Information technologies supporting learning
- Learning/teaching methodologies and assessment
- Social context and learning environments
- Domain applications and case studies
- Ubiquitous learning
TEEM 2014 is an international conference bringing together experts from a broad spectrum of fields under the umbrella of technology for the development of a knowledge society. Many of the tracks have a special focus on various applications of technology in education.
Following the successful results of TEEM 2013 in both scientific outcomes and human relationships and cooperation opportunities, a new edition of this event will be held in the Research Institute for Educational Sciences at the University of Salamanca in October 2014.
This edition will be reinforced in its multicultural nature, combining different aspects of the technology applied to knowledge society development, with a special attention to educational and learning issues regarding, but not limited to, the following broad-scope research areas:
- Education Assessment and Orientation
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Computers in Education
- Communication Media and Education
- Medicine and Education
- Robotics in Education
- Engineering and Education
- Information Society and Education
Also, the Conference itself looks for the innovation. The TEEM Steering Committee do not want this event be another classic conference in which people present their works and returns home without interacting with the peers. This way, TEEM is divided in thematic and highly cohesive tracks. Each track shares the scientific and formal aspects for paper submissions, peer reviews and publication, but the track chairs will organize the proper dynamics to achieve the most important goal: to create a researching community.