Effective immersive learning experiences are created within multiple media using myriad techniques and employing a wealth of knowledge that spans many disciplines. This includes but is not limited to computer science, user experience and media design, the learning sciences, architecture, game development, artificial intelligence, biology, medicine, and the thousands of disciplinary and occupational content areas wherein immersive learning and training may be relevant.
The Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) is an international organization of developers, educators, and research professionals collaborating to develop a scientific, technical, and applied potential of immersive learning. The vision of the immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) is to develop a comprehensive research and outreach agenda that encompasses the breadth and scope of learning potentialities, affordances and challenges of immersive learning environments. The first international conference iLRN 2015 held in Prague has attracted 22 high-quality full papers from the iLRN main stream but also from the special tracks. As a follow-up, this special issue is organized as an open call to seek a wider set of contributions from the research community and also the authors of the best papers from iLRN ’15 will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers.
Thus, we are pleased to invite authors to submit their original work to a special issue of the Journal on Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments. Expected length of manuscript contributions is between 12 and 20 pages. For authors to submit extended version of their conference papers, a signification extension of at least 30% must be considered.
This special issue welcomes submissions on (but not limited to) the following topics:
- Immersive Technologies, Systems and Devices
- Immersive Environments and Multidimensional Spaces
- Immersive Data Visualizations
- Wearable Technology
- Virtual and mixed-reality for education
- Collaboration and Social Computing in Education
- Context-aware Computing in Immersive Spaces
- Adaptive Recommender Learning Technology
- Assessment and Learning Analytics in High-tech Environments
- Multi-modal Learning Environments
- Cognitive and Pedagogical Analysis
- Learning and Training Applications
- Non-leisure Games and Gamification
- A Glance into the Future: Innovations, Challenges and Applications
Manuscript submission deadline: 1st November, 2015
Notification of acceptance: 15th January, 2016
Submission of final revised paper: 1st March, 2016
Final acceptance notifications: 1st April, 2016
Publication of special issue: Summer 2016
- Submission templates available in LaTex and Word
- Expected length of manuscript contributions between 12 and 20 pages.
- For authors submitting extended version of their conference papers, a signification extension of at least 30% must be considered.
Form more information, please see the instructions for authors on the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments,http://eai.eu/transaction/future-intelligent-educational-environments.
How to Submit
When the paper is ready for submission, authors should visit the following link and upload their manuscript: http://escripts.eai.eu/publication/cfp/special-issue-immersive-environments-challenges-research-and-new-developments.
Alternatively, authors can go to http://escripts.eai.eu/manage/lists, select “EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments”, find theImmersive Environments: Challenges, Research and New Developments special issue and upload their manuscript.
- Anasol Peña Rios, University of Essex, UK
- Johanna Pirker, Graz University of Technology, Austria
- Michael Gardner, University of Essex, UK
- Christian Gütl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Preliminary List of Reviewers (invited)
- Torsten Reiners, Curtin University, Australia
- Stephanie Linek, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Germany
- Margit Höfler, University of Graz, Austria
- Judson Harward, Harvard University, US
- Lincoln Wood, University Of Auckland, New Zealand
- David Lowe, The University of Sydney, Australia
- Erik Champion, Curtin University, Australia
- Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge, University of Bremen, Germany
- Jennifer Elliott, University of North Carolina, US
- Alok Mishra, Atilim University, Turkey
- Béatrice Hasler, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel
- Kai Erenli, UAS bfi Vienna, Austria
- Timo Koskela, University of Oulu, Finland
- Ignazio Passero, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
- Mary Webb, King’s College London, UK
- Ferial Khaddage, Deakin University Australia, Austrialia
- Francois Garnier, École Nationale Supériore des Arts Décoratifs, France
- Clemens Cap, University of Rostock, Germany
- Annika Wiklund-Engblom, Åbo Akademi Unversity, Finland