Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2011

Jul. 19, - Jul. 22, 2011
Location: Doubletree Resort Orlando Orlando, Florida

Main Purpose

Relationships between Education/Training and Information/Communication Technologies (ICT) are increasing acceleratingly, sometimes in unexpected ways, with original ideas and innovative tools, methodologies and synergies. Accordingly the main purpose of EISTA 2011 is to bring together researchers and practitioners from both areas, in order to support the bridging process between education/training and ICT communities.

Invitation to participate

In order to accomplish this purpose, ICT researchers are invited to present their research results. Practitioners and consultants are invited to present case study papers and innovative solutions. Corporations are invited to present education/training information systems and software based solutions. Teachers and university professors are invited to present case studies, information systems developed for specific purpose, and innovative ideas and designs. Educational scientists and technologists are invited to present research or position papers on the impact and the future possibilities of ICT in educational systems and training processes and methodologies. Managers of educational organizations and training consultants are invited to present problems that might be solved by means of ICT, or solutions that might be improved by different approaches and designs in ICT. All are invited to organize panels or invited sessions. Panel sessions with panelists coming from both: ICT researchers/practitioners and teachers/professors.

Submissions for Face-to-Face or for Virtual Participation are both accepted

Submissions for Face-to-Face or for Virtual Participation are both accepted. Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing process and the accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings.

Pre-Conference and Post-conference Virtual sessions (via electronic forums) will be held for each session included in the conference program, so that sessions papers can be read before the conference, and authors presenting at the same session can interact during one week before and after the conference. Authors can also participate in peer-to-peer reviewing in virtual sessions.

Reviewing Policy

All Submitted papers/abstracts will go through three reviewing processes: (1) double-blind (at least three reviewers), (2) non-blind, and (3) participative peer reviews. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those papers/abstracts that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in JSCI Journal.

Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers/abstracts, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors will not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.

Organizers of Invited Sessions

Registration fees of an effective invited session organizer will be waived according to the policy described in the web page (click on 'Invited Session', then on 'Benefits for the Organizers of Invited Sessions'), where you can get information about the ten benefits for an invited session organizer. For Invited Sessions Proposals, please visit the conference web site, or directly to http://www.2011iiisconferences.org/eista/organizer.asp

Best Papers will also be Published in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics , and Informatics

Authors of the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference (included those virtually presented) will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.

Acceptance Policy

Acceptance decisions related to submitted papers will be based on their respective content review and/or on the respective author�s CV. Invited papers will not be reviewed and their acceptance decision will be based on the topic and the respective author�s CV.

Non-exclusive questions need some answers

The main objective of EISTA 2011 is to provide a forum for the presentation of both: solutions and problems of the applications of ICT in education and training. The following questions need answers from different perspectives:

  • What is the impact of the information and communication technologies in education and training?

  • How are information and communication technologies affecting and improving education and training? What new networks and models are emerging?

  • How are universities, schools, corporations and other educational/training organizations making use of ICT?

  • What electronic tools are there to facilitate e-learning, distance education and corporative training?

Technical keynote speakers will be selected from early submissions because this selection requires an additional evaluation according to the quality of the paper, assessed by its reviewers, the authors' CV and the paper's topic.