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ISSN 1436-4522

International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2001)
(Call For Papers/Participation)

6-8 August 2001
Madison, Wisconsin, USA


Hosted by
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Sponsored by
IEEE Learning Technology Task Force
IEEE Computer Society (approval pending)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Supported by
IEEE Learning Technology Standard Committee
Army Reserve Readiness Training Center, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, USA

Proceedings published by
IEEE Computer Society

Conference Theme
"Advanced Learning Technologies: Issues, Achievements and Challenges"

The rapidly increasing interest in advanced learning technologies provide many challenges to those engaged in research and development. On the one hand the capabilities of digital technologies in providing and contributing to learning environments are opening up new approaches that utilise, for example, multimedia, virtuality and collaborative methods of knowledge management. On the other hand the changing and increasing demands of education in this technological age require practical techniques and applications that benefit a wider range of abilities, learning styles and organisations.

Where should the computer be placed in these developments and what roles should it undertake in learning environments? What theories and representations should underpin research and what are the fruitful directions to follow and exploit? How should the adaptive intelligences of computing systems and teachers/students interact and collaborate? What pedagogies are appropriate and useful to guide applications and what tools and media are required for developers, teachers and students? Also evaluation is an important but often neglected issue, but what methods are appropriate to provide guidance and empowerment to these advances in learning technologies and their implementations?

ICALT 2001 invites submissions with a good theoretical base or formalism that present new, yet unpublished, solid achievements based on experiments, that come to answer concretely one or more of the questions above or can point to possible answers. Survey papers are also accepted, if they are well documented, make a contribution to the field, and reveal new aspects and perspectives, as well as future directions.

Topics of Interest

The focus of the conference is on the design and development issues of advanced learning technologies. The topics of interest for the conference include but are not limited to:

  • Architecture of learning technology systems
  • Advanced uses of multimedia and hypermedia
  • Integrated learning environments
  • Application of artificial intelligence tools in learning technology
  • Application of metadata
  • Agents technology
  • Practical uses of authoring tools
  • Virtual reality
  • Teaching/learning strategies
  • Collaborative learning/groupware
  • Adaptive and intelligent applications
  • Internet based systems
  • Application of instructional design theories
  • Evaluation of learning technology systems

The conference will focus on where the research in advance learning technology is heading and what are the implementation challenges in the real-world situations.


Submission Deadlines:

Friday 16 February 2001: Paper submission
Friday 26 January 2001: Panel proposal submission
Friday 16 February 2001: Tutorial proposal submission
Friday 9 February 2001: Workshop proposal submission

Submission Information:

Details on submisison procedure are available on the conference website:

ICALT 2001 Committee Members

Program Co-Chairs
Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Toshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications, Japan

General Chair
Kinshuk, Massey University, New Zealand

Organizing Chair
John P. Klus, UW- Madison, USA

Panel Chair
Piet Kommers, Twente University, The Netherlands

Tutorial Chair
Chris Jesshope, Massey University, New Zealand

Workshop Chair
Chul-Hwan Lee, Inchon National University of Education, Korea

Steering Committee
Michael Freeman, Office of Strategic Intiatives, Chief US Army Reserves, USA
Ildar Galeev, Kazan State Technological University, Russia
Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Randy Hinrichs, Microsoft Research, USA
Chris Jesshope, Massey University, New Zealand
Kinshuk, Massey University, New Zealand
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Toshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Ashok Patel, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Katherine Sinitsa, Intl Res. and Trng Ctr of Info. Tech. and Systems, Kiev, Ukraine

Program Committee
Rosa Maria Bottino, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Genova, Italy
Stefano Cerri, University of Montpellier II, France
Betty Collis, Twente University, The Netherlands
Jonathan Darby, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Chris Dede, Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA
Darina Dicheva, Winston-Salem State University, USA
Ben du Boulay, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Gerhard Fischer, University of Colorado, USA
Ildar Galeev, Kazan State Technological University, Russia
Peter Goodyear, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Randy Hinrichs, Microsoft Research, USA
Ulrich Hoppe, University of Duisburg, Germany
Kouji Itoh, Tokyo Science University, Japan
Chris Jesshope, Massey University, New Zealand
W. Lewis Johnson, University of Southern California, USA
Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia
Badrul Khan, The George Washington University, USA
Ray Kemp, Massey University, New Zealand
Alfred Kobsa, University of California, Irvine, USA
Tanja Mitrovic, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Osaka University, Japan
G.U. Matushansky, Kazan State Technological University, Russia
Som Naidu, University of Melbourne, Australia
Toshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Ron Oliver, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Reinhard Oppermann, GMD, Germany
Valery A. Petrushin, Andersen Consulting, USA
Clark Quinn, KnowledgePlanet, USA
Roy Rada, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Thomas C. Reeves, University of Georgia, USA
Robby Robson, Saba Software, USA
Jeremy Roschelle, SRI International, USA
Alex Shafarenko, University of Herfordshire, United Kingdom
Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan, USA
J. Michael Spector, Syracuse University, USA
Barbara Wasson, University of Bergen, Norway
Beverly Park Woolf, University of Massachusetts, USA



The conference will provide a unique opportunity for software vendors, courseware developers, and commercial research projects to display products and technological solutions in the different areas of learning technologies. To discuss the options, please contact: Organising Chair: John P. Klus (


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