[CITASA] 2nd Call for Papers: 2015 International Workshop on Distance Education Technologies

Maiga Chang maiga.chang at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 09:51:31 EDT 2015

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****FOURTY papers from DMS2015 proceedings, including DET papers,
****will be invited to submit extended version to special issue of Elsevier's 
****Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (indexed by SCI).

2nd Call For Papers (submissions due: May 1, 2015)

2015 International Workshop on Distance Education Technologies
Vancouver, Canada
August 31 to September 2, 2015

**proceedings are listed by:

* Important dates:
Paper submission due: May 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2015
Camera-ready copy: July 1, 2015
Early conference registration due: July 1, 2015

Invitation of paper submission to Elsevier's Journal of 
Visual Languages and Computing (an SCI journal): August 1, 2015
Paper for JVLC due: September 1, 2015
Notification of JVLC paper revision: October 1, 2015
Final paper for JVLC due: October 20, 2015
Publication of JVLC special issue: December 15, 2015

DET 2015 focuses on creative solutions on distance education. 
It combines several advanced topics on design, implementation, 
and applications of E-learning systems. Submissions may cover 
novel approaches on distance learning tools, communication mechanisms,
distance learning and culture, new educational technologies,
distance learning, serious game, simulation, and the arts, and so on.
Our special attention will be devoted to the following themes:
- Sentient Multimedia Systems for Distance Learning
- 3D Printing Innovations in Distance Learning
- Mobile and Social Learning

Distance Education Technologies cover important aspects of 
Communication Technologies, distance learning and culture 
improvement and arts by using Intelligent Technologies and 
Educational Technologies. In addition to the themes, 
the technical issues to be addressed include, but are not 
limited to:
- Technology Enhanced Learning
- Ubiquitous Learning
- Intelligent learning
- Eclipse Open source ecosystem and E-learning
- Societal, Legal and Ethical Considerations
- Pedagogical issues
- Distance Learning for culture and arts
- Virtual environment and serious game for education

Selected Papers will be Published in Special Issue of JVLC:
The Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (JVLC), which is 
indexed by SCI, EI, DBLP, Scopus and other indexers, will 
publish the selected papers of DMS/VLC/DET2015 in the December 
2015 extra large special issue of JVLC. The conference will 
first publish a proceedings available to authors and conference
attendees. Papers will go through three rounds of reviews 
(see detailed review plan) so that selected papers can be 
further improved to meet the standard of JVLC. The formal 
proceedings/JVLC special issue will be available both in print 
and online.

Submission of Papers:
1. Papers should be prepared according to 
2. All manuscripts must be in English.
3. Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 
   EIGHT (8) pages of double column text (include figures and references).
4. All submissions must not be published or under consideration 
   for publication in a journal or in a conference with proceedings.
5. Templates
    a. MS WORD template (http://www.ksi.edu/seke/Conf_Template.dot)
    b. Latex Style File (http://www.ksi.edu/seke/sk00latex.html)
6. Paper submission should be through 
7. When submitting, select the track "DET15 Distant Education Technologies Workshop".
8. Papers will be evaluated based on originality, significance, 
   technical soundness and clarify of exposition. Depending upon 
   the results of evaluation, a paper may be accepted as
    a. regular paper (10 pages)
    b. short paper (7 pages) or
    c. technical notes (1 page and demo/poster presentation).

Workshop Chair
Paolo Maresca, University Federico II, Napoli, Italy; Workshop Chair

Program Co-Chairs
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada; Program Chair
Rita Francese, University of Salerno, Italy; Program Co-Chair

Publicity Co-Chairs
Kao-Shing Hwang, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan; Publicity Chair
Lidia Stanganelli, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy; Publicity Co-Chair

Contact Information:
DET'15 Secretariat
Knowledge Systems Institute
156 Park Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 USA
E-mail: dms2015-0 at easychair.org
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