This workshop proposes itself as a "think tank" to foster a reflection on how the way we learn may be influenced and changed because of the development of 'smart cities', but also 'smart villages' and 'smart territories'.
From the Far East, to the Americas and to Europe, cities and their surroundings are evolving towards a new dimension in which the info infrastructure becomes an indispensable asset of our life, contributes to the development of info-ecosystems embracing 'smart mobility and last-mile logistics', 'smart health', 'smart government', 'smart culture and tourism', the sustainability of the natural resources and the green economy. Such integrated effort of info-urbanism is expected to produce social innovation and, inevitably, leads to wonder about what forms can take the smart education underlined by all pieces that compose the mosaic of the info-ecosystems.
The person, considered in all her/his complexity, will be placed at the center of educational contexts and scenarios increasingly ubiquitous, complex, organic. The perimeter of the physical space in which the educational experiences develop will become increasingly undefined, liquid and will host more and more nomadic and informal practices characterized by a high density of social interactions. In these scenarios, the mediating role of technology will widen over the time to: foster relationships with the natural environments, filter content needed to support meaningful experiences at glocal level, disclose feedback necessary to learn how to manage "in action", the complexity of static and dynamic, of learning contexts and processes.
Through which educational path people will become "participatorly" aware citizens of the future "SimCities"? How will we learn from the open books that are represented by the cities of art? How will data flowing
from sensorized areas will be elaborated to support awareness and learning? How will our behavior be influenced by knowledge of co-evolution mechanisms and limits of the ecosystems? Will the educational infrastructure be smart enough to readjust, even
autopoietically, to satisfy the needs that everyone could develop life long, in different contexts?
The future perspective is that of territories that become increasingly open to awareness and participation and of a 'smart education' that becomes more and more spatially widespread and temporally continuous.
* June 10, 2012: Deadline for submission of contributions
* July 1, 2012: Authors' Notification on the review process results
* July 15, 2012: Authors' Registration Deadline and upload of Final Camera-Ready Manuscript
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Papers are solicited on the following 'open' list of topics:
• Technological Ecosystems supporting learning within and from the 'smart cities' (toward 'web-mobile-internet of thing' integrated environments)
• Future 'smart cities' learning scenarios (contexts and methods)
• Ecological monitoring and visualization of flows, behaviours, experience's styles and 'smart cities' learning
• The impact of contextualization, glocalities, identities
• Educational Ecosystems: from ''intelligence' to autopoietic education (edupoiesis)
PAPER FORMAT and PUBLICATION
ICWL organizers are finalizing arrangement for publication of workshop
contributions with Springer.
Authors are thus required to submit their manuscript according to the LNCS proceedings format:
Papers should be no exceed 10 pages.
In addition to the ICWL workshop proceedings an extended version of selected workshop papers will be published in a special issue of the IxD&A Journal (ISSN 1826-9745)
PROGRAM COMMITTEE (preliminary)
Ignacio Aedo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Emmanuelle Blanchard, AAU, DK
Joseph Blat, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain
Rosa Maria Bottino, ITD-CNR, Italy
Antonella Carbonaro, University of Bologna, Italy
Augusto Celentano, University of Venice, Italy
Paolo Ciucciarelli, Politectino di Milano - Density Design, Italy
Walter Colitti, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Paloma Diaz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Gabriella Dodero, University of Bozen
Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada
Ray Huang, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
Mohamed Jemni, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada
Andreas Lingnau, University of Strathclyde, UK
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Demetrios Sampson, Univ Piraeus and CERTH, Greece
Stefania Serafin, AAU, DK
Luca Simeone, Vianet, Italy
Marcus Specht, OU, Netherland
Imran A. Zualkernan, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates