Call for Papers | 2012 Conference on Education and Training Modeling & Simulation (ETMS12)

Call For Papers

2012 Conference on Education and Training
Modeling & Simulation (ETMS12)

Part of 2012 Autumn Simulation Multi-Conference

October 28 – 31, San Diego, California

Sponsored by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International

The use of Internet and Web has dramatically increased in the different areas of education and training in the last decade. The transition of World Wide Web from Web1.0 to Web 2.0 (i.e., the new generation of web) took place within a relatively short period of time. Web 2.0 has become increasingly popular due to the growing popularity of web sites that enable users to build social networks and share content that can be used for training. Today plus these Social Networking web sites, clouds have become particularly important in learning and education.

You are invited to submit full papers reporting original work to a forum where experts from industry and academia meet and exchange ideas on these topics. We welcome papers on any area of learning and education with special emphasis on the use of simulation, visualization, cloud computing and Web 2.0 social networking in learning and education. Papers are solicited in the following (but not limited to) areas:

  • Web 2.0 and Social Media in the learning and education
  • Simulation and visualization in learning
  • Mobile learning
  • E-learning
  • The implications of cloud computing on Education
  • One-to-one computing in the classroom
  • Ubiquitous learning
  • Online games and its effect on Education
  • Personalized learning
  • The use of technology to better understand a student’s knowledge base
  • Redefinition of learning spaces
  • Teacher-generated open content
  • Smart portfolio assessment
  • Teacher managers/mentors
  • The effect of technology-aided information on social development
  • Integrating technology into an operating model of education
  • The social network as an educational tool
  • The expansion of literacy from reading text to being able to interact with computers
  • ICT as a means to implement project based learning
  • Ways to convert digital media into teaching and learning opportunities
  • ICT as an administrative tool ( Education management systems/ EMIS)
  • ICT as a medium of knowledge exchange
  • ICT as means to learn/teach for people with special needs

Opportunities to participate:

  • Technical Articles should incorporate significant results in research, practice, or education. Submissions will be selected based on originality of the work and contribution to the field or body of knowledge of education and training simulation.
  • Experience Reports should present timely information on the application of modeling and simulation in the education and training domain. Papers will be selected based on the interest of the experience presented to the education and training community.
  • Panel sessions will allow a group of experts to address a particular topic and exchange views between themselves and the audience. Panels present expert insight into diverse areas of education and training simulation, providing a forum to share their expertise and experiences with colleagues.
  • Workshops / Tutorials provide sessions for education and training simulation professionals to explore issues, challenges, new developments, and other areas of interest.

Key Dates:

Workshops / Tutorials August 31, 2012

Workshop and tutorial proposals should clearly indicate the topic, instructor name and qualifications, outline of topics to be presented, duration (hours) and expected experience level of participants.
Full Paper Submission August 31, 2012

Technical articles and experience report submissions will follow "SCS Conference and Workshop Guidelines" available on the SCS website. Online submissions and paper reviews will be handled in accordance with the SCS Conference Proceedings Management System.
Panel Sessions August 31, 2012

Panel session proposals should identify the panel topic, panel chair and panelist contact information and biographies of accepted and invited panelists.
Acceptance Notification September 14, 2012 Notification of acceptance will be sent by email by September 14, 2012.
Final Papers Due September 24, 2012 Authors must submit a final version of accepted papers, incorporating reviewer comments, by this date.

ETMS 2012 Chairs:

General Chair: Dr. Abdolreza Abhari (email), Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Program Chair: Dr. Maryam Davoudpour(email), Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Technical Committee members:

Shermineh Ghasemi
Sumedha Sharma
Elmira Ghoulbeigi
Arash Ehteshami
Siamak Barzegar
Leyla Vakilian

Author Guidelines:

Papers should be submitted to the SCS Conference Management System at http://www.softconf.com/scs/ETMS12. Papers should be formatted according to SCS Conference and Workshop formatting guidelines available at http://www.scs.org/PDFs/formattingkit.pdf