HICSS: HICSS 36 - January 6-9, 2003 - Hawaii 2003.


YEAR: 2003

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Subject: [Fgcscw] CfP: HICSS36-Minitrack: Next Generation Learning Platforms

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR Next Generation Learning Platforms

Part of the Collaboration System Track


January 6 - 9, 2003
Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii

Technical area: The NGLP minitrack will focus on the highly needed service
platforms to support lifelong learning. It will provide input to the research
community, stressing the need for learning environments not only for academia
and educational institutes but also for business and industry related
environments where Internet/Intranet based Services are needed to facilitate and
expand the corporate knowledge and skills. The Minitrack should comprise
innovative methods, tools and devices,
architectures and
pilot projects
from the area of distributed, collaborative, multimedia based authoring and
The NGLP mini-track fits particularly well into the Collaboration and System
Track, as it integrates the aspects of Learning Technologies and Cooperation
Methods with the infrastructures needed by corporations and public organizations
to make lifelong learning a utility.

The minitrack will highlight the need for integrated systems and investigate how
they work best in a highly distributed web-based environment tackling problems
such as
collaborative computer aided authoring support,
innovative design and usage of learning appliances,
mobile devices and "learning-on-the move",
work benches for international coverage of learning topics,
reusability support for learning fragments,
architectures and services for collaborative learning platforms,
specialized search engines,
personalization of learning environments,
remote tutoring support,
on-demand retrieval of learning material on-demand and
certification of learners achievements / quality control.
The above-mentioned topics are just some of the major technical issues that
needs to be solved, to create integrated architectures. The systems engineering
approaches presented should also incorporate business models about how the
intended infrastructures will work from an economic point of view.

Please contact one of the following individuals according to the abstract

Contact Information: Dr. Joachim Schaper, joachim.schaper@sap.com
Prof. Dr. Max Muehlhaeuser, max@informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Prof. Dr. Joerg Haake, joerg.haake@fernuni-hagen.de
Dr. Robert F. Dugan Jr., dugan@cs.rpi.edu

March 31, 2002
Abstracts submitted for guidance and indication of appropriate content.

June 1, 2002
Full papers submitted to Minitrack Chairs. Contact minitrack chairs for
submission instructions.

August 31, 2002
Notice of acceptance or rejections of papers sent to Authors by  Minitrack

October 1, 2002
Accepted manuscripts submitted electronically to the publisher of the conference
proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to attend
the conference by this date. Registration cancellations after this date may
result in the paper being pulled from the Proceedings prior to printing. See
conference web site for registration fee refund policy.

NOTE: Because HICSS is a nonprofit activity funded entirely by registration
fees, all participants and speakers are expected to have their
university/organization bear the costs of their expenses and registration. HICSS
is not able to subsidize registrations or offer reduced fees.

1. Contact the Minitrack Chair in advance for specific submission instructions.
Otherwise, submit six (6) copies of the full paper, consisting of 22-26 double-
spaced pages, including diagrams, directly to the appropriate Minitrack Chair.
(NOTE: The final paper will be 10 pages, double-column, single-spaced.)

2. Do not submit the manuscript to more than one Minitrack Chair. Papers should
contain original material and not be previously published, or currently
submitted for consideration elsewhere.

3. Each paper must have a title page to include title of the paper, full name of
all authors, and complete addresses including affiliation(s), telephone
number(s), and e-mail address(es).

4. The first page of the manuscript should include only the title and a 300-word
abstract of the paper.

* Collaboration Systems; Co-Chair: Jay Nunamaker; Email:
       Co-Chair: Robert O. Briggs; Email: bbriggs@GroupSystems.com
* Complex Systems; Chair: Robert Thomas; Email: rjt1@cornell.edu
* Decision Tech. for Management; Chair: Dan Dolk; Email: dolker@redshift.com
* Digital Documents and Media; Chair: Michael Shepherd; Email:
* Emerging Technologies; Co-Chair: Ralph H. Sprague; Email: sprague@hawaii.edu
       Co-Chair: Hesham El-Rewini; Email: rewini@engr.smu.edu
* Information Technology in Health Care; Chair: William Chismar;
       Email: chismar@cba.hawaii.edu
* Internet & the Digital Economy; Co-Chair: David King; Email: dave@comshare.com
       Co-Chair: Alan Dennis; Email: ardennis@indiana.edu
* Organizational Systems & Tech.; Chair: Hugh Watson; Email: hwatson@uga.edu
* Software Technology; Chair: Hesham El-Rewini; Email: rewini@engr.smu.edu

HICSS conferences are devoted to advances in the information, computer, and
system sciences, and encompass developments in both theory and practice. Invited
papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial or descriptive in nature.
Submissions undergo a peer referee process and those selected for presentation
will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Submissions must not have been
previously published.

For the latest information visit the HICSS web site at:

* Ralph Sprague, Conference Chair
Email: sprague@hawaii.edu
* Eileen Dennis, Track Administrator
Email: eidennis@indiana.edu
       Tel: 1-812-331-0551
       Fax: 1-812-331-0564
* Sandra Laney, Conference Administrator
Email: hicss@hawaii.edu
       Tel: 1-808-956-3251
       Fax: 1-808-956-5759

Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii
425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738

Tel: 1-808-886-1234
Fax: 1-808-886-2900

Martin Wessner, Dipl.-Inform., M.A.
Fraunhofer IPSI
Division Manager CONCERT &
Head of CSCL Competence Center
Dolivostrasse 15, D-64293 Darmstadt, Germany
Phone +49 6151 869-954 Fax +49 6151 869-963
EMail wessner@ipsi.fhg.de