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Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter
10-12 November, 2014
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel
The i-Society 2014 is Technical Co-Sponsored by UK/RI Computer Chapter.
The i-Society is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative effort that has its
roots from both academia and industry. The conference covers a wide spectrum
of topics that relate to information society, which includes technical and
non-technical research areas. The mission of i-Society 2014 conference
is to provide opportunities for collaboration of professionals and
researchers to share existing and generate new knowledge in the field
of information society. The conference encapsulates the concept of
interdisciplinary science that studies the societal and technological
dimensions of knowledge evolution in digital society. The i-Society
bridges the gap between academia and industry with regards to research
collaboration and awareness of current development in secure information
management in the digital society.

The topics in i-Society 2014 include but are not confined to the following areas:

*New enabling technologies
- Internet technologies
- Wireless applications
- Mobile Applications
- Multimedia Applications
- Protocols and Standards
- Ubiquitous Computing
- Virtual Reality
- Human Computer Interaction
- Geographic information systems
- e-Manufacturing

*Intelligent data management
- Intelligent Agents
- Intelligent Systems
- Intelligent Organisations
- Content Development
- Data Mining
- e-Publishing and Digital Libraries
- Information Search and Retrieval
- Knowledge Management
- e-Intelligence
- Knowledge networks

*Secure Technologies
- Internet security
- Web services and performance
- Secure transactions
- Cryptography
- Payment systems
- Secure Protocols
- e-Privacy
- e-Trust
- e-Risk
- Cyber law
- Forensics
- Information assurance
- Mobile social networks
- Peer-to-peer social networks
- Sensor networks and social sensing

- Collaborative Learning
- Curriculum Content Design and Development
- Delivery Systems and Environments
- Educational Systems Design
- e-Learning Organisational Issues
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Virtual Learning Environments and Issues
- Web-based Learning Communities
- e-Learning Tools
- e-Education

- Global Trends
- Social Inclusion
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Social Infonomics
- Computer-Mediated Communication
- Social and Organisational Aspects
- Globalisation and developmental IT
- Social Software

- Data Security Issues
- e-Health Policy and Practice
- e-Healthcare Strategies and Provision
- Medical Research Ethics
- Patient Privacy and Confidentiality
- e-Medicine

- Democracy and the Citizen
- e-Administration
- Policy Issues
- Virtual Communities

- Digital Economies
- Knowledge economy
- eProcurement
- National and International Economies
- e-Business Ontologies and Models
- Digital Goods and Services
- e-Commerce Application Fields
- e-Commerce Economics
- e-Commerce Services
- Electronic Service Delivery
- e-Marketing
- Online Auctions and Technologies
- Virtual Organisations
- Teleworking
- Applied e-Business
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

- Legal Issues
- Patents
- Enabling technologies and tools

- Natural sciences in digital society
- Biometrics
- Bioinformatics
- Collaborative research

*Industrial developments
- Trends in learning
- Applied research
- Cutting-edge technologies

* Research in progress
- Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and professionals

Important Dates:

Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date: June 30, 2014
Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date August 01, 2014
Proposal for Workshops: June 30, 2014
Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: July 10, 2014
Notification of Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection: July 17, 2014
Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance/Rejection: August 15, 2014
Camera Ready Paper Due: October 01, 20124
Participant(s) Registration (Open): May 01, 2014
Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 01, 2014
Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only): September 02 to October 15, 2014
Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only): September 02 to November 03, 2014
Conference Dates: November 10-12, 2014

For more details, please visit

E-Learning Innovations in Academic Libraries

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Call for Chapter Proposals:

Librarians from Appalachian State University invite you to submit a
proposal for a chapter in their upcoming book, E-Learning Innovations in
Academic Libraries, to be published by McFarland Publishing.  This
practical book is intended to be a guide for academic librarians
interested in the creation and uses of e-learning tools.

Examples of relevant topics include:
     Virtual tours
     Instructional games
     Geo-spatial applications
     Virtual reality applications
     Classroom use of technology

For consideration, e-mail a 1-2 page proposal to either of the editors
by April 25, 2014, clearly presenting your e-learning innovation and its
significance. Proposals should include information about the audience
and need for the e-learning tool, the technology used to create it, the
length of time it has been used, assessment, and the transferability to
other libraries.  Final chapters will be 5-7000 words, excluding
endnotes and bibliography. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of
their proposals by May 12, 2014. Complete chapters will be due by August
30, 2014, as we anticipate publishing this book in Summer 2015.

Margaret Gregor, Ed.D., MALS
Associate Professor
Instructional Materials Center Coordinator
Appalachian State University

Scott Rice, M.A., M.S.
Associate Professor
Coordinator of Technology Services
Appalachian State University

ACRL/DV Chapter Online Learning

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ACRL/DVC is planning a program on libraries and online learning.  With the changing nature of higher education, the focus on MOOCs, expanding online programs, as well as hybrid courses, libraries have continued to work towards enhancing the library experience, both in-person and online. 


Have you provided research support to students in online courses?  Worked with faculty who teach online?  How has your library tried to integrate more library resources into courses using online components?  Have you developed online programs to support information literacy or lifelong learning?   How has your library expanded services by leveraging online technologies?  Have you developed any assessment or user experience strategies to determine effectiveness of online learning as it relates to library services? 


If you were or are involved in any online, library-related services, consider sharing your experience and thoughts with other academic librarians.  We invite you to submit proposals on any aspect of online learning and librarianship.  A committee of ACRL/DVC board members will select the final presentations; this is an opportunity to add a peer-reviewed presentation to your CV!


 The program will be on Wednesday, April 30 at the Penn State Great Valley campus in Malvern.  All presentation slots will be 20 minutes long followed by a short period for questions and answers.  To submit a proposal, simply send an email with a presentation title and description (300 words maximum) to Tina Hertel [] by March 25 at 5:00 pm.  Please contact Tina if you need further information.

International ERPA Congress on Education 2014

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Dear Colleague,

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to inform you about the International ERPA Congress on Education 2014 that will be held in Istanbul University/Turkey from 6 to 8 June 2014 ( We hope that the conference will enable you to share your research with an international research community and to engage in discussion about the current issues in the field of education. The scientific committee inERPA Congress aims to keep the level of the presentations as high as possible so that it is a positive intellectual experience for all the participants. Therefore, we want you to remember ERPA Congress as a place where you discussed the issues and questions that count for your research, renewed relations with your colleagues and made contacts that helped you to develop new directions in your work.


Six branch congress will be held concurrently in ERPA congress 2014;

  • ERPA International Educational Sciences Congress
  • ERPA International Science and Mathematics Education Congress
  • ERPA International Social Sciences Education Congress
  • ERPA International Health and Physical Education Congress
  • ERPA International Art Education Congress
  • ERPA International Special Education Congress

It is a pleasure to share with you that we are contracted with Elsevier Ltd. for publishing ERPA Congress 2014 Proceedings in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences which is indexed on the Science Direct, Scopus and ISI Web of Knowledge. The proceedings should be written in good English and should be 3 to 6 pages in length.

Thanks for your consideration and we look forward to meeting all of you in Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Best regards,

Organizing Committee of ERPA Congress 2014



Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 6 May 2014

Registration Deadline: 15 May 2014

Full Paper Deadline: 20 June 2014

ERPA Congress6-8 June 2014

LITA programs at ALA in Las Vegas

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The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for the 2014 Annual American Library Association Conference.  We're looking for full day pre-conference ideas as well as 90 minute conference presentations. The focus should be on technology in libraries, whether that's use of, new ideas for, trends in, or interesting/innovative projects being explored - it's all for you to propose. In 2013, we received roughly 40 proposals, resulting in 20 great LITA programs at the 2013 Annual Conference, all of which came from contributions like yours. We look forward to hearing the great ideas you will share with us this year.


New ALA Conference Guidelines [June 2012]

     All divisions are limited to accepting 20 programs each.

     All programs will be 90 minutes, located in the convention center, and will be recorded.

     All proposal submissions will need to choose a Conference Track. Please see Appendix A in the Roadmap here ( for more details.

     Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library representative who is using the product. The library/librarian should submit the proposal.


*When/Where is the Conference?*

2014 Annual ALA Conference, Las Vegas, NV: June 26-July 1, 2014


*What kind of topics are we looking for? *

We're looking for programs that can scale to all library types, inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.


Some successful topics in the 2013 included Gamifying Your Library; Makerspaces; MOOCs. Some topics we are interested in are: Data Management & Curation; Responsive Web Design; Homegrown Technology Tools.


*When are proposals due? *

August 25, 2013


*How I do submit a proposal? *

Fill out this form

Program descriptions should be 75 words or less.


*When will I have an answer? *

The committee will be reviewing proposals after August 25; final decisions will be made in September.


*Do I have to be a member of ALA/LITA/an IG/a committee?*

No! We welcome proposals from anyone who feels they have something to offer regarding library technology. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide financial support for speakers. Because of the limited number of programs, LITA IGs and Committees will receive preference where two equally well written programs are submitted. Presenters may be asked to combine programs or work with an IG/Committee where similar topics have been proposed.


*Got another question?*

Please feel free to email Deb Shapiro (PPC chair) ( and the group will figure it out.

February 9-12, 2014

Hershey, PA

The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) is a statewide event that provides quality programs focused on technology in the educational field. Each year, hundreds of exhibitors showcase their latest technology products and services to the vast audience of teachers, administrators, technology directors, school board members and more. Monday and Tuesday mornings kick off with keynote speakers that will both educate and inspire you. Throughout the three days, you can attend concurrent sessions, keystone poster sessions and student showcases. There is something for everyone at PETE&C!

Accepting program and preconference proposals.

Proposal submission information can be found at

Deadline for submission is October 13, 2013

Media and Methods for Opening Education

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*JITP5 Call for Submissions*

Special Issue: Media and Methods for Opening Education

Editors: Gregory T. Donovan and Suzanne Tamang

Submissions Due: *October 20, 2013*

*The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy* is a peer-reviewed and
open-access journal that welcomes work that explores critical and creative
uses of interactive technology in teaching, learning, and research. For
Issue 5, we are seeking submissions under the theme of "Media and Methods
for Opening Education." This theme invites submissions that critically and
creatively consider both media and methods that open up traditional
educational settings to more democratic and diverse modes of learning and
knowledge production.

We are particularly interested in papers that express intriguing and
promising ideas, demonstrate new media forms or educational software tools,
or focus on research methods for opening education. Possible submission
topics include, but are not limited to:

- The development, implementation, and/or evaluation of pedagogical
practices that draw on Open Education Resources (OER).

- Explorations of Open Access, Open Source, and/or Open Data initiatives
that address matters of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability.

- Critical considerations of corporate or proprietary media in pedagogical

- Feminist media and methodologies for challenging patriarchal structures
in education.

- Analyses of both the educational media and practices of civic movements
such as the Free University, Occupy Data, or CryptoParty.

- Hackathon methodologies: tools and practices.

- Critical and participatory approaches to facilitating MOOCs.

- Engaging local communities in public research and/or education through
civic media.

- Interactive platforms and practices that queer traditional educational
boundaries between teacher/student as well as inside/outside the classroom,
unfixing these binaries so as to reconsider our norms and what they leave

- Critical appropriations of queer, feminist and/or radical praxis to
address ITP matters such as universal access.

- Visualizing research products for diverse publics.

- Best practices for collaborating in heterogeneous spaces.

- Anti-disciplinary approaches to problem solving and the public domain.

In addition to traditional long-form articles, we invite submissions of
audio or visual presentations, interviews, dialogues, or conversations,
creative works, manifestos, jeremiads or other scholarly materials. All
submissions are subject to an open peer review process. Submissions
received that do not fall under the specific theme of Issue 5, but do fall
under the broader theme of JITP, will be considered for publication in a
future issue.

*Important Dates*
The submission deadline for Issue 5 is *October 20, 2013* for publication
in *Spring 2014*. When submitting using our Open Journal Systems software,
under "Journal Section," please select the section titled "Issue 5: Special

To submit and read our full guidelines, go to

The Journal of Library and Information Service in Distance Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis, welcomes the submission of manuscripts.


The journal is devoted to the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists involved with distance education and delivering library resources and services to this growing community of students. 


Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Faculty/librarian cooperation and collaboration
  • Information literacy
  • Instructional service techniques
  • Information delivery
  • Reference services
  • Document delivery
  • Developing collections

If you are interested in submitting an article, this journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts (previously Manuscript Central) to peer review manuscript submissions. Please read the "Guide for ScholarOne Authors" at before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided at or can be emailed to you directly. WLIS receives all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be accessed via

Inquiries and questions are welcome and can be sent directly to the editor, Jodi Poe, at

Please note: We accept manuscript submissions through the year; however, the deadline to have your article appear in our next issue, if accepted, is August 1, 2013. Accepted and approved manuscripts received after this date have no guarantee of being included in the next published issue.

Jodi W. Poe, Editor
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning
Associate Professor, Head of Technical Services
Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL  36265-1602
TEL: (256) 782-8103
FAX: (256) 782-5872

VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
July 8-10, 2013

Deadline: May 10, 2013

You are invited to offer papers for the conference. The ICEL2013 welcomes submissions on any topic in the field of e-learning.

The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) research topics:

+ Architecture of Educational Information Systems Infrastructure
+ Education for Computer-mediated
+ Electronic Library and Information Search Skills
+ e-Learning Models, Delivery Issues, Research Methods and Approaches
+ e-Learning Tactics, Pedagogical Strategies, Curriculum Development Issues
+ e-Moderating, e-Tutoring, and e-Facilitating
+ e-Skills and Information Literacy for Learning
+ Instructional Design
+ ICT Skills Education and Online Assessment
+ Learning Management Systems (LMS)
+ Managed Learning Environments (MLEs)
+ Networked Information and Communication Literacy Skills
+ m-Learning Emergence & Strategies
+ m-Learning System Development
+ m-Learning Material Development
+ m-Learning Best Practices
+ Online Learning Material Development
+ Online Learning Best Practices
+ Online Learning Emergence & Strategies
+ Online Learning System Development
+ Online Learning Institutional Management
+ Pedagogy
+ Quality Assurance
+ Technology
+ Values in Online and m-Learning
+ Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)

Submitted paper should not exceed 15 pages, including illustrations. Best papers awards will be distributed during the conference.

Papers should be submitted electronically as MS word or pdf format without author(s) name. You can submit your researched paper at

The papers should be prepared following the instructions specified here : If you have problems regarding on submitting your paper(s), you can email us at We will contact you shortly.

For further inquiries:
Liezelle Ann Canadilla
Conference Manager
The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC) 

Embedded Librarianship in online distance environment

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Elizabeth Leonard, Director of the Online Campus Library at Berkeley College, is editing a book on the role of embedded librarianship in the online/distance academic environment.

Book proposals should focus on giving librarians the skills they need to become successfully "embedded" in online courses. You will show what works and what doesn't through case studies and/or an in-depth discussion of the issues. 

Topical areas can include: 

  • Embedded Librarianship: Why/how did it develop? What does it "look" like in the online environment? How is it different than a physically embedded librarian?
  • What are the educational theories underlying embedded librarianship- for example the flipped classroom or life-long learning? 
  • How does meeting ACRL Information Literacy standards work in an online classroom? Is it effective? 
  • How can you market embedded librarian services in an online environment? 
  • By which methodologies can a librarian be embedded in an online environment? 
  • How can the embedded librarian assess the effectiveness  of assessment? How can we show the positive outcome of our work, satisfy Accreditation, map to IL standards, etc) 
  • Case studies (differing models- small liberal arts, large for-profit, state consortium, etc).

To submit book chapter proposals, please submit an abstract of approximately 250 words and a brief outline to Elizabeth Leonard at  Deadline for discussion and/or proposals is December 14, 2012.



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