Educational Technology & Society 4(4) 2001
ISSN 1436-4522

International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2002)
(Call for Submissions)

3-6 December 2002
Auckland, New Zealand


Organised by

Sponsored by
College of Business, Massey University, New Zealand

Supported by
IEEE Learning Technology Task Force
Distance Education Association of New Zealand
New Zealand Computer Society
Auckland University of Technology

The International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE) series aims to foster the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in education throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Since 1995 the ICCE series has been organized by the Asia-Pacific Chapter of AACE (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education). Subsequent ICCEs have been held in different Asian countries - Singapore (1995), Malaysia (1997, held annually ever since), China (1998), Japan (1999), Taiwan (2000) and Korea (2001). ICCE 2002 will be held in Auckland, New Zealand.

Through ICCE 2002, New Zealand hopes to contribute enormously to the valuable experience of the ICCEs and hence to reinforce all the efforts to collaborate for the successful building of the new paradigm of education in the information society. Every effort will be made to make this a truly professional worldwide conference providing opportunities for discussion and dissemination of pertinent information in computers and education internationally. We invite you to ICCE 2002 New Zealand where you can view the 21st century through sharing ideas and prospects.

Conference Theme
"Learning communities on the Internet - Pedagogy in implementation"


Some years ago there was a movement in education towards learning alongside peers. The recent increase in accessibility to networks, whether global or local, has provided an enormous impetus to practice and research in which learners study and work together. However, many questions on the effectiveness and efficiency of such learning environments remain unanswered or at least have little empirical or theoretical evidence to provide beyond intuitive responses:

  • learners naturally have many misconceptions; would peer learning simply spread such misconceptions?
  • learning is personal; why should a colearner give better help than a professional tutor?
  • Internet resources are general; don't learners need resources designed to meet their specific needs?
  • learners' culture leads them to expect to be taught; why should they have to work more?
  • tutors' culture leads them to expect to teach; why should they change that role?
  • and many more....

ICCE 2002 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 topics of interest related to the conference theme include but are not limited to:

  • Agents technology
  • Application of instructional design theories
  • Architecture of learning technology systems
  • Authoring tools
  • Best mix of face-to-face and e-interactions
  • Cognition and conceptual change
  • Collaborative learning/Groupware/Co-operative learning
  • Computer mediated communication
  • Country specific developments
  • Design principles
  • Distributed learning
  • Evaluation of impact
  • Evaluation of learning systems
  • Implementation experiences
  • Instructor networking
  • Integrated learning environments
  • Inter-and Intranet use in conventional universities
  • Internet based systems
  • Methodologies for system design
  • Networked social learning
  • Policies, ethics, standards, and legal issues
  • Research perspectives
  • Teaching/learning strategies
  • Tutor role in virtual communities
  • Virtual lab/classroom/school
  • Virtual universities
  • WWW-based learning resources/tools


All submissions should be original research work not yet published or submitted anywhere else. Please use online submission form to submit your work. Submissions are invited in following categories:

  • Full Papers
    Full papers should be no longer than 5 pages (A4 or Letter) including all tables, figures, references and other content. They should report original work not yet published or submitted anywhere else.

  • Short Papers
    Short papers should be no longer than 2 pages (A4 or Letter) including all tables, figures, references and other content. They should report work-in-progress, case studies and innovative ideas.

  • Posters
    Posters should be no longer than 2 pages (A4 or Letter) including all tables, figures, references and other content. They should report projects-in-progress, demonstrations and system implementations.

  • Tutorials
    Half-day tutorial proposals are invited from leading researchers and practitioners. Tutorials make a significant contribution to the field of computers in education, and reveal new aspects and perspectives. Tutorials will be selected by a panel of referees and will only run if they attract at least seven participants. Tutorials will be chosen on the basis of quality of presentation and value to the audience. Tutorial presenters will receive modest fee. Tutorial proposals should be no longer than 2 pages (A4 or Letter) and should include specific objectives, topics to be covered, target audience, expected outcomes, and short curriculum vitae of the presenter.

  • Workshops
    Workshop proposals are invited for the exchange of experience and ideas on the research and implementation issues of computers in education. Proposals for the workshop should be no longer than 2 pages (A4 or Letter) and should contain specific objectives, topics to be covered, target audience and expected outcomes. Proposers should also include in the proposal a short curriculum vitae and representative list of relevant publications. A workshop will run only if it attracts at least five position papers.

  • Doctoral Student Consortium
    The doctoral student consortium will provide opportunity for doctoral students to present their research and discuss issues with experts and with other doctoral students. Students undertaking research in various areas of computers in education within the theme of the conference are invited to submit their initial findings and research proposals. The submissions should be no longer than 2 pages (A4 or Letter) and should contain specific objectives of the research, research questions being addressed in their work, and finding available.


Important dates

Friday 5 April 2002 : All types of submissions.


Call for Exhibits

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: Kinshuk (