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Deadline extension: Special issue on "Smart Learning Ecosystems - technologies, places, and human-centered design" - IxD&A Journal

/Apologize for unintended cross-mailing
• Deadline extension: December 18, 2018
Special Issue on
Smart Learning Ecosystems - technologies, places, and human-centered

to be published at the
/Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)/
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)
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Guest Editors:

/• Hendrik Knoche, Aalborg University, Denmark
• Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova Romania
• Antonio Cartelli, Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio
meridionale, Italy/
Important dates:
• Deadline:
December 18, 2018 (extended)
• Notification to the authors: January 25, 2019
• Camera ready paper: February 15, 2019
• Publication of the special issue: end of February, 2019

Learning ecosystems are getting smarter and play a central role in
regional development and social innovation. “Smart,” thus, are not
simply technology-enhanced learning ecosystems but, rather, learning
ecosystems that promote the multidimensional well-being of all players
of learning processes (i.e., students, professors, administrative
personnel and technicians, territorial stakeholders, and, for the
schools, parents) and that contribute to the increase of the social
capital of a “region,” also thanks to the mediation of the technologies.
Elicited work should inform the understanding of learning ecosystems and
accompanying design for “smartness,” foster the development of policies
and action plans, or support technological impact.
This special issue is supported by the Association for Smart Learning
Ecosystems and Regional Development (ASLERD ).

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include research papers that understand, conceive,
and promote innovative human-centric design and development methods,
education/training practices, informal social learning, and citizen
involvement. Sub-topics can be grouped into (i) places for learning,
(ii) learning technologies, and (iii) human-centered design.

Human-centered design/
• frameworks, literacies (data, design, digital, etc.), learning through
design, methodological advances (HCD, participatory design, action
research, etc.)
• outreach: community involvement, designing dissemination

• visions of institutional learning, interplay of formal and informal
learning, novel educational models, mixed educational approaches,
cultural influences, (dis-)continuity of time, technology, places,
spaces, and processes

• topics on data (management): open, smart, interoperable, safety,
security, privacy, trustworthiness, veracity and quality assurance,
mining, ubiquitous, open access, sharing, wearables, geo-localization,
context awareness and adaptation, monitoring and benchmarking of
smartness on different levels (personal, organization, region)
• case studies of the technologies above as well as games, VR, and IoT

Submission guidelines and procedure/
All submissions (abstracts and later final manuscripts) must be original
and may not be under review by another publication.
The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.
All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit 8-20 pages paper (including authors'
information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.).
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors' guidelines

Authors' guidelines*
Link to the paper submission page:

(Please upload all submissions using the Submission page.
When submitting the paper, please, choose the section:
"SI: Smart Learning Ecosystems - technologies, places, and
human-centered design")

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics
of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal
where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors,
publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advice and queries, please contact any of the
guest-editors below and mark the subject as:
/IxD&A SI: Smart Learning Ecosystems - technologies, places, and
human-centered design/

• hk [at] create [dot] aau[dot] dk
• popescu_elvira [at] software [dot] ucv [dot] ro
• cartan [at] unicast [dot] it

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Forthcoming issues:*

• Spring 2019
'Intermediate-level knowledge in Child-Computer Interaction'
Guest editors: Olof Torgersson, Eva Eriksson, Wolmet Barendregt, Tilde
with a focus section on:
'Games for Urban Sustainability'
Guest Editors: Andrea Vesco, Salvatore Di Dio, Bernat Gaston

• Summer 2019
'Indigenous Knowledge and Practices contributing to new approaches in
learning/educational technologies'
Guest Editors: Kasper Rodil, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Tutaleni I.
Asino, Tariq Zaman

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