ED-Media 2004 Call – Lugano, Switzerland

>> Call for Participation Deadline: December 19th <<



World Conference on Educational Multimedia,
Hypermedia & Telecommunications

June 21-26, 2004 * Lugano, Switzerland


** Submissions Due: Dec. 19, 2003 **

Hosted by Univ. of Lugano & City of Lugano

Organized by
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

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>> CONTENTS & LINKS (details below) <<

1. Call for Papers and Submission & Presenter Guidelines, Deadline Dec. 19th:

2. NEW: Student Panels: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/studentpanels.htm
3. Major Topics: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/topics.htm

4. Presentation Categories: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/categories.htm
5. Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations:

6. Proceedings & Paper Awards: http://www.aace.org/pubs
7. For Budgeting Purposes: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/rates.htm

8. Lugano, Switzerland: http://www.aace.org/conf/Cities/Lugano
9. Deadlines: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/deadlines.htm

ED-MEDIA 2004–World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia &
Telecommunications is an international conference, sponsored by the
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). This
annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion
and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications
on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and
telecommunications/distance education.

ED-MEDIA, the premiere international conference in the field, spans all
disciplines and levels of education and attracts more than 1,500 attendees
from over 60 countries. We invite you to attend ED-MEDIA and submit
proposals for presentations.

All presentation proposals are peer reviewed and selected by three
reviewers on the
respected international Program Committee for inclusion in the
conference program, proceedings book, and CD-ROM proceedings.

For Call for Presentations, connect to:

All authors MUST follow the submission guidelines and complete the Web form at:

For Presentation and AV Guidelines, see:

* Keynote Speakers
* Invited Panels/Speakers
* Papers
* Panels
* Video Festival
* Student Panels (NEW)
* Demonstrations/Posters
* Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
* Tutorials/Workshops
* Roundtables
* SIGs (Special Interest Discussions)


The objective of the Student Panel series is to provide a forum for the
interchange of avant-garde visions of enhancing education through
technology. These 1 hour discussion sessions, consisting of two 15 minute
student presentations each, will emphasize exploring novel theoretical
frameworks, rather than current best practices.

Submission information: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/categories.htm
Description of panels and topics:


The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following
major topics as they relate to the educational and developmental aspects of
multimedia/hypermedia and telecommunications:

1. Infrastructure: (in the large)
– Architectures for Educational Technology Systems
– Design of Distance Learning Systems
– Distributed Learning Environments
– Methodologies for system design
– Multimedia/Hypermedia Systems
– WWW-based course-support systems

2. Tools & Content-oriented Applications:
– Agents
– Authoring tools
– Evaluation of impact
– Interactive Learning Environments
– Groupware tools
– Multimedia/Hypermedia Applications
– Research perspectives
– Virtual Reality
– WWW-based course sites
– WWW-based learning resources
– WWW-based tools

3. New Roles of the Instructor & Learner:
– Constructivist perspectives
– Cooperative/collaborative learning
– Implementation experiences
– Improving Classroom Teaching
– Instructor networking
– Instructor training and support
– Pedagogical Issues
– Teaching/Learning Strategies

4. Human-computer Interaction (HCI/CHI):
– Computer-Mediated Communication
– Design principles
– Usability/user studies
– User interface design

5. Cases & Projects:
– Country-Specific Developments
– Exemplary projects
– Institution-specific cases
– Virtual universities

6. Special Strand: ** Universal Web Accessibility **
– Emerging Technologies & Accessibility
– Infrastructure, Technology & Techniques
– International Challenges
– New Roles for Teachers/Learners
– Other: Research, Library Issues, etc.
– Policy and Law
– Site Management Considerations

The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful
designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.


Companies have the opportunity to demonstrate and discuss their educational
technology products and services in through Corporate Showcases and

Accepted papers will be published by AACE in the Proceedings Book and on
Proceedings in this series serve as major resources in the multimedia/
hypermedia/telecommunications community, reflecting the current state of
the art in the discipline. In addition, the Proceedings also are
internationally distributed through and archived in the AACE Digital
Library, http://www.aace.org/DL

Selected papers may be invited for publication in may be invited for
publication in AACE's respected journals especially in the
– Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH),
– International Journal on E-Learning (IJEJ), or
– Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR).

All presented papers will be considered for Best Paper Awards within
several categories.
Award winning papers may be invited for publication in the AACE journals.


The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants will be
approximately $395 U.S. (AACE members), $450 U.S. (non-members).
Registration includes proceedings on CD, receptions, and all sessions
except tutorials. The conference dinner will be an extra fee.

All conference sessions will be held at the University of Lugano and the
nearby Lugano Convention Center. Several hotels are located either in
walking distance or via a short bus ride from the conference. Hotel and
airline information soon will be announced in the next email to this
Eductech list.

The Italian flair of Switzerland. The Mediterranean region seems to begin
on the southern side of the Alps. There is a feel of Italy, with palm trees
at clean beaches and lanes and alleyways leading to piazzas and churches.
But the Alps are always close by. Mountain tours that start in snow, ice
and rock, end in balmy chestnut forests. Gentian blooming on Alpine
pastures and wooded hills rising to high peaks on the shores of Ticino’s
lakes contrast with rich camellia on lakeshore promenades. If you want la
dolce vita, search no more – it is waiting for you in the numerous
sub-tropical parks and gardens. If you crave excitement, take a whitewater
ride. And if you prefer cultural pursuits, they’re available at every turn;
romantic landscapes have always attracted poets and artists and inspired
architects to dream up daring constructions – often based on ancient
architectural tradition. A rich blend of past and future, north and south,
mountains and plains, nature and culture, city and country – that’s Ticino
in a nutshell.

In the past decades, the City of Lugano has become a renowned holiday
resort that attracts tourists each year from all over the world. Its mild
climate together with the beauty of its natural assets make the City an
ideal place where you can spend a delightful holiday. The City also offers
a wide range of leisure activities, such as water sports, golf, free
climbing, tennis, cultural events, such as music festivals, exhibitions,
and shops of all kinds. Here the visitor can explore Lugano’s history and
tradition. Numerous classical and modern jazz concerts are held every year
and have become extraordinarily popular. The world-renowned
Thyssen-Bornemisza art collection can be viewed at the Villa Favorita,
directly on the lake. Also the church of Santa Maria degli Angioli and the
cathedral San Lorenzo are well worth a visit. Add to your list visits to
the Villa Heleneum museum, which exhibits the impressive Sergio Brignoni
collection, the renovation of Ciani Villa and, last but not least, the
Historical museum in Saroli Villa. The exhibitions of visual arts at the
Malpensata Villa, home to the Museum of Modern Art, represent a significant
feature of the City’s cultural scene.

A must for all tourists, the beautiful Lugano Lake is extremely versatile,
and the best way to see its many characteristics is from a boat. For truly
superb views of its magnificent scenery take a rack-railway or funicular to
Monte Generoso, Monte Br or Monte San Salvatore. Ciani Park is situated by
the lake and near the busy centre of Lugano. It is believed to be one of
the most beautiful parks in Switzerland and subsequently attracts many
tourists. Enormous trees,charming winding pathways and a stunning array of
flowers characterize the park. Nestled between San Salvatore and Monte Br,
the town is often referred to as “the pearl on Lake Lugano.” Reaching up
the hillside on a bed of terraces, the old town has many historical
buildings. For those who prefer a little more action and excitement, the
place to go is Palazzo di Riforma. Vibrant and very lively, this is the
pulsating heart of the town.

There are many shops and boutiques. Here elegant, there quaint, and all
friendly and within easy access along the Via Nasa and its side streets.
Everything has been provided to ensure the expectant tourist’s immense
satisfaction. Shopping should be high on the agenda of any visit to
Switzerland, and there are some things that you just can’t go past. Such as
the melt-in-your-mouth delight of Swiss chocolate. It’s no accident that
the Swiss have the highest rate of chocolate consumption in the world –
with such a vast array of exquisite temptations available, how could they
possibly resist? And it’s also something more than a coincidence that high
quality watches and pocket knives are often preceded with the word “Swiss.”
Neatly situated between France and Italy, Switzerland is right in the heart
of the worldwide hub of high fashion. Exclusive boutiques abound with the
latest creations of leading designers from Paris and Milan – the world’s
unparalleled style capitals. Some of Switzerland’s most notable boutiques
can be found on Zurich’s infamous Bahnhofstrasse. Another popular shopping
precinct is in the medieval arcades of Berne, where old cellar vaults house
specialty antique stores, traditional cake cafes and nostalgic old-town
curios. The arcades also provide a good selection of designer fashion,
watches, jewelry and modern luxuries. A special Swiss shopping experience
is a visit to one of the colorful and eclectic street markets, with
offerings of local produce and handcrafted treasures.

Visit one of the small secluded fishing villages scattered along the lake,
such as Gandria or Morcate; all quaintly picturesque. Take a seat at one of
the friendly local restaurants. Under a vine-covered garden terrace, this
is an idyllic setting to sip a cool glass of wine while enjoying the local
fish specialities, the glorious scenery and the exquisite ambience. Most of
Ticino’s restaurants are in the tradition of the great Italian cuisine and
are often featured in restaurants’ guides for recognition of excellence.
Restaurants in Ticino are not strictly elitist gastronomy. “Grotti” style
restaurants offer fantastic regional dishes as well as regional
wines.Lugano also offers a wide range of international cuisine.

A town with a Latin temperament. The perfect venue for sitting beneath
swaying palms and whispering cypress trees. Lugano is an ideal location for


Submissions Due: December 19, 2003
Authors Notified: February 24, 2004
Proceedings File Due: May 3, 2004
Early Registration: May 3, 2004
Conference: June 21-26, 2004

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