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-- CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline for submissions (2nd call): 20 April 2007 --

Lisbon, Portugal, 5 to 7 July 2007
part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information
Systems (MCCSIS 2007)
Lisbon, Portugal, 3 to 8 July 2007

* Keynote Speakers (confirmed):
Professor Martin Owen, Futurelab, United Kingdom
Professor Elliot Soloway, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, University of
Michigan, USA
Professor Cathie Norris,University of North Texas in Denton, USA

* Conference background and goals
Big issues in Mobile Learning: An International Perspective

In June 2006, under the auspice of the Kaleidoscope Network of Excellence
Mobile Learning Initiative, European researchers convened for the Big
Issues in Mobile Learning Workshop. The Workshop aimed to provide a forum
for reflecting on the issues that have triggered the staggering growth in
mobile learning and for identifying what are the big challenges facing
mobile learning.

An outcome of the workshop is the Big Issues in Mobile Learning Report
which indicates that mobile learning is concerned with “a society on the
move”. It is learning across contexts rather than just learning with
portable devices. The report points to the need to move away from
‘porting’ existing activities into mobile devices, to design with
evaluation in mind, to consider the complexity of the dialectic
relationship between learner & technology, to explore new conditions &
ways of learning supported by mobile technology, to investigate innovation
in a social context and to consider the tensions between mobile technology
and learning in schools, among others (Sharples, 2006).

The IADIS Mobile Learning 2007 International Conference seeks to provide a
forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research. In
particular, but not exclusively, we aim to enrich the Big Issues in Mobile
Learning debate with an international perspective and with empirical
research that will further contribute to forge understanding of the Big
Issues in Mobile Learning.
Sharples, M. (Ed.) (2006) Big Issues in Mobile Learning: Report of a
workshop by the Kaleidoscope Network of Excellence Mobile Learning
Initiative. Available at
* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The
proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and
CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library
( The best paper authors will be invited to
publish extended versions of their papers in the IADIS Journal on Computer
Science and Information Systems (ISSN: 1646-3692) and also in other
selected Journals.

* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations,
Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to
a blind refereeing process.

* We invite researchers, practitioners, developers and all those working
in the mobile learning arena to submit work under the following Big Issues
in Mobile Learning Themes (Sharples, 2006) and topics:

• How to Enhance the Experience without Interfering With It?
• Affective Factors in Learning with Mobile Devices
• How Can We Address the Conflicts between Personal Informal Learning and
Traditional Classroom Education?
• Evaluating Mobile Learning: What are Appropriate Methods for Evaluating
in Mobile Environments?
• How Should Learning Activities Using Mobile Technologies be Designed to
Support Innovative Educational Practice?
• How Can We Integrate Mobile Devices with Broader Educational Scenarios?
• Other relevant themes to explore Big Issues in Mobile Learning

• Pedagogical approaches and theories for mLearning
• Collaborative, cooperative and Contextual mLearning
• Creativity and mLearning
• Gaming and simulations in mLearning
• mLearning in educational institutions: primary, secondary and third level
• Informal and Lifelong mLearning
• mLearning in developing countries
• New tools, technologies and platforms for mLearning
• User Studies in mLearning
• The social phenomenon of mobile devices and mLearning
• Speculative ideas in mLearning: where next?

* Registration Rates: rates are available at the conference web page.
Please note that registration in this conference entitles participation
and access to all open sessions from the MCCSIS conference (including more
than 14 keynotes).

* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline (2nd call): 20 April 2007
- Notification to Authors (2nd call): Until 11 May 2007
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 18 May 2007
- Late Registration: After 18 May 2007
- Conference: Lisbon, Portugal, 5 to 7 July 2007

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

* Secretariat
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: secretariat@???
Web site:

* Program Committee

Mobile Learning 2007 Program Chair
Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

General MCCSIS Conference Co-Chairs:
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Steering Committee
Mike Sharples, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Elliot Soloway, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, University of Michigan, USA
Dan Sutch, Learning Researcher, Futurelab, United Kingdom
Josie Taylor, The Open University, United Kingdom
Tom Brown, Telematic Learning and Education Innovation, University of
Pretoria, South Africa

Committee Members: *
* for committee list please refer to

* Parallel event:
Postgraduate Summer School on Computer Science and Information Systems
2007 – information available at

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