CFP for Special Issue of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing on Educational Interfaces, Software, and Technology (EIST) - Extended Deadline: December 15, 2012

One of the primary goals of teaching is to prepare learners for life in the real world. In this ever-changing world of technologies such as mobile interaction, cloud computing, natural user interfaces, and gestural interfaces like the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Kinect, people have a greater selection of tools for the task at hand. Given the potential of these new interfaces, software, and technologies as learning tools, as well as the ubiquitous application of interactive technology in formal and informal learning environments, there is a growing need to explore how next-generation technologies will impact education in the future. 

As a community of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and educational researchers, we need to theorize and discuss how new technologies should be integrated into the classrooms and homes of the future. In the last three years, three CHI workshops have provided a forum to discuss key issues of this sort, particularly in the context of next-generation education. The aim of this special issue of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing is to summarize the potential design challenges and perspectives on how the community should handle next-generation technologies in the education domain for both teachers and students.

We invite authors to present position papers about potential design challenges and perspectives on how the community should handle the next generation of HCI in education. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Gestural input, multitouch, large displays
  • Mobile devices, response systems (clickers)
  • Tangible, VR, AR & MR, multimodal interfaces
  • Console gaming, 3D input devices
  • Co-located interaction, presentations
  • Educational pedagogy, learner-centric, child computer interaction
  • Empirical methods, case studies
  • Multi-display interaction
  • Wearable educational media

Important Dates
  • Full papers due: November 9, 2012 December 9, 2012 - Now December 15, 2012!!
  • Initial reviews to authors: January 18, 2013
  • Revised papers due: March 15, 2013
  • Final reviews to authors: April 26, 2013
  • Final papers due: June 14, 2013

Submission Guidelines
Submissions should be prepared according to the Word template (doc) located at the bottom of this page. All manuscripts are subject to peer review. Manuscripts must be submitted as a PDF to the easychair submission system. Submissions should be no more than 8000 words in length.

Guest Editors and Contact Information
  • Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Cornell University
  • Quincy Brown, Bowie State University
  • Jochen Huber, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Si Jung “Jun” Kim, University of Central Florida
  • Lynn Marentette, Union County Public Schools, Wolfe School
  • Max Mühlhäuser, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Alexander Thayer, University of Washington 
  • Edward Tse, SMART Technologies

Information about the Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

Edward Tse,
Nov 26, 2012, 1:47 PM
Alex Thayer,
Jun 18, 2012, 4:04 PM