The 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2014), November 30 to December 4, Nara, Japan

   Click HERE for the tentative program.


Call for workshop paper

Visualization, Modeling, and Simulations
Computer-supported visualization, models and simulations are external representations on computers that can augment human cognition and communication. Rapid advances in technology make these innovative forms of representations available in educational settings to facilitate learning. For example, computer visualizations allow students’ access to unseen processes and abstract concepts that are otherwise difficult for teachers to depict. These external representations can mediate students to form their mental model of a given concept or phenomenon. Equally important, engaging students in creating, testing, critiquing and revising computer representations, collaboratively or individually, can be an effective instructional strategy that promotes productive learning and coherent understanding of the subject area. Success of computer-supported visualization, modeling and simulations in classrooms depends on many factors, including learners’ prior knowledge, experience, or ability, learners’ strategies, collaboration, and interactions with the representation, and learning processes guided by the learning environment. Studies are needed to identify promising principles, patterns, and design criteria that exploit the affordances of computer-supported visualization, modeling, and simulations and make them effective for learning.

Scope of the workshop
Researchers and practitioners who are interested in computer-supported visualization, modeling, and simulations are encouraged to submit their work.
In this workshop, a variety of topics and research issues related to computer-supported visualization, modeling, and simulations for learning in all different subject areas will be explored. The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum in which international participants can exchange ideas and share recent developments in visualization, modeling and simulations for learning. We hope to stimulate fruitful discourse among researchers and further encourage the use of innovative technology or application of adequate research methodology for moving forward the research of computer-supported visualization, modeling, and simulations.

Example topics or research issues include (but are not limited to):
  • Computer-supported visualization, modeling and simulations in education
  • Effectiveness of computer-supported visualization, modeling and simulations
  • Case studies of the application of computer-supported visualization, modeling and simulations in teaching
  • Related methodological issues and innovative research methods
  • Innovative design and applications (e.g., computer systems, websites, app etc.)
  • Underpinning design framework and theoretical foundation
  • Related pedagogies and scaffoldings
  • Teacher professional development related to the use of visualization, modeling and simulations
  • Incorporation of computer visualization, modeling and simulations into technology-supported assessment systems
  • Data mining and/or social network analysis for learning with computer-supported visualization, modeling and simulations
  • Collaborative learning with computer-supported visualization, modeling and simulations
  • Cognitive neuropsychology studies related to computer visualization, modeling and simulations
Workshop paper format
The workshop style is a half-day mini conference. Paper presentations will be scheduled during the workshop. Full papers will be accepted for the workshop.
The maximum page length is 4 pages (Abstract alone is NOT sufficient for review).
Please follow the PAPER TEMPLATE of ICCE 2014 for manuscript format. All accepted papers for mini-conference-style workshop will appear in one volume of workshop proceedings with ISBN and will be indexed by Elsevier Bibliographic Database. 

Important dates
Submission deadline for workshop paper: August 18, 2014  August 25, 2014 (Deadline extended!!) (closed)
Acceptance notification of workshop paper: September 2, 2014
Final version deadline for workshop paper: September 10, 2014

Proposal submission
Please submit your work to vms.icce2014@gmail.com before the deadline.

Workshop organizers
Dr. Hsin-Yi Chang
National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Dr. Silvia Wen-Yu Lee
National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan

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