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The goal of this fourth international workshop is to bring together researchers, and educators to discuss various issues involved in developing new techniques and on novel uses of technology for education in developing countries.

In developing countries, conditions, constraints, and resources differ sharply with industrialized nations, creating special challenges for the technical and educational research communities.

We seek high quality submissions of original unpublished research on all aspects of technology for education in developing countries. Researchers and educators with new perspectives on applications of technology in this context are strongly encouraged to submit their work.

The main topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:

  1. Applications and systems
    • multimedia applications
    • adaptive learning environments
    • open source tools for teaching and learning
    • databases, data warehousing and data mining for (mass) education
    • portals, web tools
    • asynchronous applications
    • distributed education

  2. Novel technologies and methods
    • alternative (low-cost, low-energy) technologies
    • wireless and mobile learning platforms
    • information retrieval for slow/unreliable connections
    • hand-on and hands-in technologies
    • modular robotics as manipulative technology for creativeness
    • interaction design for diverse users

  3. Learning settings
    • special education
    • non-formal education
    • vocational training and continuous education
    • literacy applications
    • ICT education
    • distance learning

  4. Impact of technology
    • project deployments
    • cultural issues in educational development
    • minority language requirements
    • cross-language interfaces
    • human-computer interfaces
    • cultural usability

  5. Resource sharing
    • collaborative learning in local environments
    • human-computer interfaces for resource sharing
    • teaching resource management
    • grid computing infrastructures

  6. Evaluation and policy issues
    • gender issues
    • universal access
    • technology as a tool for fighting poverty
    • cost-benefit analyses
    • sustainable educational technology
    • license issues of open source courseware

The workshop will include invited papers and a panel. High quality submissions from developing countries are strongly encouraged.

Workshop Chairs:

Erkki Sutinen (University of Joensuu,Finland) (sutinen@cs.joensuu.fi)

Henrik Hautop Lund (University of Southern Denmark) (hhl@mip.sdu.dk)

Co-chair:

Kinshuk (Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand) (kinshuk@ieee.org)

IMPORTANT DATES

MARCH 15, 2006: Submit paper by e-mail to: (duveskog@cs.joensuu.fi)
DEADLINE FOR POSTER AND DEMONSTRATION EXTENDED! NEW DEADLINE IS MARCH 25, 2006: Submit paper by e-mail to: (duveskog@cs.joensuu.fi)
April 5, 2006: Notification of acceptance
April 22, 2006: Copyright form submission
April 22, 2006: Final camera-ready manuscript
April 25, 2006: Author registration deadline
Paper format:

Full papers: 5 pages, Posters: 2 pages

Please see IEEE Computer Society guidelines. Authors can also use Word Template and Format guidelines. Please submit properly formatted PDF files together with your word-file. Papers that do not adhere to the IEEE guidelines will not be accepted for review.

Review process:

All submissions will be refereed by international experts in double-blind review process on the basis of relevance, originality, significance, soundness and clarity.

Submission:

Please submit full papers before March 15, and papers for poster before March 25 2006. Submission should be made by e-mail to (duveskog@cs.joensuu.fi)

Registration:
Please submit registration form before April 25 registration_form_TEDC_2006.doc . All registrations received after April 25, 2006 will be treated as Late registrations.
Registration Fees:
Registration fees on or before April 25:
Members 280$
Non-members 380$
Student members 220$
Student Non-members 280$

late registration after April 25:
Members 380$
Non-members 480$
Student members 330$
Student Non-members 410$
TEDC Technical Program Committee: (to be completed)

Cesar Alberto Collazos O, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Javier Gomez, National University of Mexico, Mexico
Daniel Gatica-Perez, IDIAP Research Institute, Switzerland
Bakhtiar Mikhak, MIT, USA
Matthias Rauterberg, Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Dave Sewry, Rhodes University, South Africa
Juan E. Gilbert, Auburn University, USA
Johannes Cronje, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Mark Bullen, University of British Columbia, Canada
Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, Netherlands
Rody R. Klein, University of Savoie, France
Mike Joy, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Philip Bonanno, University of Malta, Malta
Matti Tedre, University of Joensuu, Finland
Jaarko Kurhila, University of Helsinki, Finland
Johan Venter, Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands
Minna Naumanen, University of Joensuu, Finland
Aira Mkocha, Tumaini University, Tanzania
Jarkko Suhonen, University of Joensuu, Finland
Mikko Vesisenaho, University of Joensuu, Finland
Pasi Silander, University of Joensuu, Finland
Jussi Nuutinen, University of Joensuu, Finland