[Etoys] Call for Papers: C5 2008

Yoshiki Ohshima yoshiki at squeakland.org
Wed Jun 20 17:05:13 EDT 2007


  There is an academic conference whose focus matches well with the
OLPC project and especially with Etoys.  Please pass this information
along, and of course consider participating in it!

-- Yoshiki


The Sixth International Conference on
Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing (C5 2008)

January 14-16, 2008, Poitiers, France

Oraganized by
Kyoto University Global COE (Centers of Excellence) Program:
   Informatics Education and Research Center for Knowledge-Circulating Society
European Smalltalk User Group
Espace Mende`s France
Viewpoints Research Institute


  Computers, networks, and other forms of technology are now pervasive
  in our information-based society. However, most users still function
  as passive consumers of technology. To evolve into a true knowledge
  society, it is critical that we transform computer-based human
  activities to engage users in the active process of creating,
  connecting, and collaborating together.

  The C5 conference is for researchers, technology developers,
  educators, and technology users who are concerned about developing
  and enabling human-oriented creation, connection, and collaboration
  processes. C5 is an international forum for presenting ongoing work
  as well as new work currently under development and for discussing
  future needs and directions in creative computing and multimedia
  authoring environments. We welcome equally the submission of
  technical papers and practitioner/experience reports for paper
  presentations. In addition, we are adding a workshop track for the
  third day of the conference and are soliciting proposals for
  interactive workshops.

  For the first time hosted in Europe, this conference builds on the
  successes and high standards held by previous C5 conferences :
  2003-2005, 2007 in Kyoto (Japan), 2006 in Berkeley (USA).


  Topics of interest include but not limited to

   - Development and applications of collaboration tools and environments
   - User collaboration using 3D, multimedia, and animation objects
   - Technologies for creating educational environments
   - Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) and
     Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL)
   - Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), distributed work, and
     virtual teaming
   - Hybrid technology activities, such as scientific experiments,
     instrumentation, robots, and game playing
   - Development of applications/content for non traditional learning
     environments, e.g. mentoring, peer-to-peer, "teacherless"
     environments (in developing countries), low cost and sustainable
     technologies, e.g., $100 laptop
   - Applications and tools for education from K-12 through higher
     education, system design by children, digital library and search
     environment for children


  C5 2008 invites submissions of long papers in the following

   - Theoretical papers
   - Case studies, experiments reports
   - 'Bringing theory into practice or practice into theory' papers
     focus on building a bridge between practices and theories in the
     field of C5.

  Full papers must report original work that has not been previously
  published. Papers must present reports of significant work in
  research, development and applications with regards to one or more of
  the conference topics of interest. All submissions will be reviewed
  by a distinguished international program committee.

  A full paper with 8 page limit formatted in two columns and 10 point
  font should be submitted by the paper submission deadline. The papers
  are reviewed by the program comittee and authors will be notified
  about acceptance. Accepted authors have to submit a camera ready
  version of the full paper with 8 page limit by the camera-ready copy

  Papers should follow the formatting instructions provided by 8.5" x
  11", Two-Column Format of "IEEE Computer Society Press - Proceedings
  Author Guidelines" (please refer to INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS in
  Conference Publishing Service). Submitted papers and camera-ready
  papers should be sent electronically through our online submission
  site (will be available soon). The PDF, Postscript and MS-WORD
  formats are acceptable.


  Preliminary version of the proceedings will be distributed during the
  conference. The formal version of the proceedings will be published
  by the IEEE Computer Society and sent to authors after the
  conference. For each accepted paper, at least one of the authors
  needs to attend the conference and give presentation, otherwise the
  paper will not be included in the formal proceedings.

  Full paper submission: September 30, 2007
  Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2007
  Full paper camera-ready copies: December 15, 2007


Honorary Co-Chairs
  Alan Kay, Viewpoints Research Institute, USA
  Makoto Nagao, National Diet Library, Japan

Advisory Chairs
  Kim Rose, Viewpoints Research Institute, USA
  Katsumi Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan

Conference Co-Chairs
  Benay Dara-Abrams, DALaboratories, USA
  Serge Stinckwich, GREYC, Universite' de Caen/CNRS, France

Program Co-Chairs
  Rieko Kadobayashi, National Institute of Information and 
Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
  Hajime Kita, Kyoto University, Japan
  Rick McGeer, Hewlett-Packard Company, USA

Local Arrangement Chairs
  Thierry Pasquier, Espace Mendes France, France
  Jean-Francois Cerisier, University of Poitiers, France
  Samuel Besson, Espace Mendes France, France

Publicity and Publication Chair
  Hideyuki Takada, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Financial Chair
  Samuel Besson, Espace Mendes France, France

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