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IADIS - International Conference on Mobile Learning 06

14. 07. 2006

Dublin, Ireland
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Mobile Learning, although in its infancy as a research area, has to date generated much interest and discussion among researchers. In particular,
financial, logistical or technical reasons, such as the ever increasing availability of wireless portable devices, have provided a rich
environment for the proliferation of ‘mobile learning applications’. While there is an increasing number of mobile applications and devices that offer substantial potential to support and enable learning and teaching
processes, the danger of designing, developing and implementing learning application for mobile devices that are not truly anchored in sound
principles of learning is something researcher in the area of mobile learning must be mindful of.

Research and developments in the field of mobile learning have yielded numerous experiences and tools that could be broadly classified into
administrative, referential, interactive, data collection, location aware and collaborative categories. While the initial categories to some extend attempt to replicate or augment applications available on fixed desktop or
laptop computers, the later leverage off the unique attributes of wireless mobile devices by creating new learning opportunities which would not be possible without mobile technology.

Against this background, the Mobile Learning 2006 International Conference aims to provide a forum for presenting and discussing cutting edge mobile
learning research. In particular empirical research informed by theories of learning such as collaborative, contextual, constructivist and
constructionist approaches which are well suited for mobile learning experiences and scenarios, is encouraged. Furthermore, given the continuous developments in technology, the conference aims to generate speculative debate in relation to where the field may be going.

Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book. The best paper authors will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in selected Journals, including IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet and IEEE Distributed Systems Online ISSN: 1541-4922.

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

Topics related to Mobile Learning are of interest. We invite researchers, practitioners, developers and all those working in the mobile learning arena to submit work under the following topics:
• 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?

An academic conference is itself an exercise in learning. Accordingly,
proposals as to how mobile technology can enhance the conference
experience are invited.

  • Important Dates*
  • - Submission Deadline (new date): 13 March 2006
  • - Notification to Authors: until 7 April 2006
  • - Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 21 April 2006
  • - Late Registration: After 21 April 2006
  • Conference Location*
  • The conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland at Trinity College.
  • Secretariat*
  • Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
  • 1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Web site:
  • Program Committee*

Conference Co-Chairs
Pedro Isaias, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Program Chair
Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Committee Members (not complete):
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