[Etoys] Call for Papers - C5 - Extended Deadline!

Kim Rose kim.rose at vpri.org
Mon Sep 29 13:55:42 EDT 2008

CALL FOR PAPERS ** Deadline Extended** - NOW OCTOBER 14, 2008

The Seventh International Conference on
Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing (C5 2009)

January 19-22, 2009, Kyoto, Japan

Sponsored by
Kyoto University Global COE (Centers of Excellence) Program:
    Informatics Education and Research Center for Knowledge-Circulating
Viewpoints Research Institute
European Smalltalk User Group


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 have added workshops to the conference and are now
soliciting proposals fro interactive workshops.

Hosted in Japan, this conference builds on the successes and high
standards held by previous C5 conferences: 2003-2005, 2007 in Kyoto
(Japan), 2006 in Berkeley (USA), 2008 in
Poitiers (France).


Topics of interest include but are 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,
instrumentations, participatory design (PD) or simulations , robots,
and game playing
- Development of applications/content for non-traditional learning and
support environments, including mentoring, role-playing, peer-to-peer,
"teacherless" environments, low-cost and sustainable technologies
(e.g. $100 laptop), and gerontechnology applications, among others.
- Applications and tools for education from K-12 through higher
education, system design by children, digital library and search
environment for children

Conference sessions will include invited talks, including one from Dr.
Alan Kay (Viewpoints Research Institute), 2003 ACM Turing awards, one
from Dr. Allison Druin, Human-Computer Interaction Lab, University of
Maryland as well as formal paper presentations, hands-on workshops,
informal "un-conference" and "lightning" sessions and social and
sightseeing events.


C5 2008 invites submissions of full papers in the following categories:

- 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 fields 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

Accepted papers should be revised according to the review reports and
the wording should be checked by a native English speaker.

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 the presentation, otherwise the paper will not
be included in the formal proceedings.


Full paper submission: October 14, 2008 **Extended**
Notification of acceptance: November 21,2008
Full paper camera-ready copies: December 15, 2008


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-Chair
- Benay Dara-Abrams, Kinnexxus inc., USA
- Hajime Kita, Kyoto University, Japan

Program Co-Chairs
- Rieko Kadobayashi, National Institute of Information and
Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
- Rick McGeer, Hewlett-Packard Company, USA
- Serge Stinckwich, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, Vietnam

Local Arrangement Chair
- Hajime Kita, Kyoto University, Japan

Publicity and Publication Chair
- Hideyuki Takada, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Program committee
- Alec Dara-Abrams, Kinnexxus inc., USA
- Sidney Fels, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Takeshi Fujioka, Kyoto Municipal Horikawa Senior High School
- Michael Haupt, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
- Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam, Germany
- Ton Kalker, HP Labs, USA
- Shinichi Konomi, University of Tokyo, Japan
- Tsuneo Jozen, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan
- Julian Lombardi, Duke University, USA
- Shinya Nakagawa, HP Labs, Japan
- Yoshiki Ohshima, Viewpoints Research Institute, USA
- Ian Piumarta, Viewpoints Research Institute, USA
- Shin'ichi Ueshima, Kansai University, Japan
- Serge Stinckwich, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, Vietnam
- Kazutoshi Sumiya, University of Hyogo, Japan
- Hiroyuki Tarumi, Kagawa University, Japan

Hideyuki Takada, Ph.D
Department of Computer Science
College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University
C5-09-committee mailing list
C5-09-committee at cm.is.ritsumei.ac.jp

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