UPDATE JOURNEY ON INFORMATICS IN EDUCATION – JAIE 2016
The Update Journey on Informatics in Education (JAIE) is a time for scientific and technological updating of the Brazilian community on Informatics in Education. It consists of a set of short courses (three or six hours) that focus on advanced topics in the field, and takes place in conjunction with the Brazilian Congress on Informatics in Education.
The material produced for the JAIE will be compiled by means of a book gathering the supporting texts prepared by the authors of each short course. In this way, it intends to prepare an updated material with strong relevance in this research area, developing and transferring technology in a didactic and introductory way, and at the same time having the potential to arouse the interest of scholars and entrepreneurs. As a result, undergraduate and graduate programs in Informatics in Education will have a reference textbook to help students and professors to cover the most relevant topics in the area, facilitating the dissemination of knowledge and the consolidation of research in Computer Science applied to Education. Faculty, researchers and professionals interested in submitting any proposals must do so as the instructions below.
To comply with the JAIE goals, proposals with better classification will be selected for presentation in short courses format in the event. Additional proposals that have also been evaluated may be selected for publication in the JAIE textbook. For the selection of short courses, we will take into account the importance and scope of the proposed theme, and the potential to attract the interest of young students and academics. Each short course may have up to three authors. The whole process of submission and selection will be conducted using the SBC JEMS.
Each course proposal must be presented in a single PDF file, following the structure below; otherwise, it will be rejected without being examined.
Identification (one page, maximum)
- short course’s title;
- author(s) (institution, address, phone, email);
- course presenter name (if there is more than one author, there must be a justification for each author in the short course)
Abstracts in Portuguese and English, up to 200 words each (one page, maximum)
General information (one page, maximum)
- course goals and treatment given to the subject, for example, theoretical or practical, overview of results or deepening on specific aspects, presentation or comparison of technologies, training for new skills or information;
- expected profile of the participants;
- physical infrastructure required for the presentation, for example, overhead projector, laptop with projection cannon, sound system, special equipment.
Detailed structure of the text (eight to ten pages, mandatory)
- The text of each course will be a book chapter and should be made up of sections and subsections;
- Each section and subsection should have an accurate description of its contents so that you can evaluate the text;
- Note that this detailed structure must present the justifications and appropriate theoretical background to judge the quality of the short course and the maturing of proponents on the subject.
Existing Material (optional)
In this section, when applicable, the existence of complementary materials such as exercises, applications and any other existing supplementary materials should be presented.
References used in the preparation of the course (one page, maximum)
Brief curriculum vitae of the author(s) (maximum one page for each author), including the most important publications related to the proposal..
Topics of interest
- Software Engineering: methods and processes for the development of educational software and learning objects; educational software architectures;
- Artificial Intelligence in Education: multi-agent systems for education; content and people recommendation systems; evaluation; frameworks and authoring tools; Intelligent Tutoring Systems; assessment systems; etc.
- Human-Computer Interaction: intelligent and adaptive interfaces; use of technology in education; etc.
- Affective Computing: use and inference of emotions and personality for Affective Computing; manifestation (multimodal) of emotions and other affective states by educational software; affective pedagogical agents; psychological models of emotions; alternatives (theoretical, methodological and technical) to the Affective Computing; theories, methods, techniques, and tools for taking into account of affectivity in the design, use, evaluation, and impacts of educational technologies; etc.
- Multimedia and Web: web 2.0 in education; Semantic Web and Social Semantic Web in education; production, storage and segmentation of educational videos; Digital TV in education; distance education; etc.
- Collaborative Systems: collaborative learning supported by computers; development, use, evaluation and analysis of social networks in education; methods for collaborative development of educational content; etc.
- Database: educational data mining; learning object repositories; knowledge discovery and search for educational content in databases; etc.
- Ubiquitous Computing: hardware for capturing educational data; learning context detection; ubiquitous learning environments; adaptation of learning spaces; learning with mobile devices; etc.
- Robotics: robots in education; methods and teaching and learning practices using robotics; dedicated hardware to education; etc.
- Games: development, evaluation, and analysis of educational games; gamification; storytelling; serious games; games with a purpose; games and motivation; etc.
- Virtual/Augmented Reality: development of hardware and software for teaching using V/AR; evaluation and analysis of V/AR platforms in education; etc.
- Accessibility: accessible computing in education; software and hardware for education of people with special needs; accessibility from the perspective of Universal Design and Inclusion; research of approaches and solutions to promote participatory and universal access of citizens to knowledge; accessibility as a way of reducing barriers, promoting inclusion and social justice; etc.
Initial Selection (STAGE1)
- proponent(s) competency in the course field;
- quality of the proposal;
- maturity of the proposed subject;
- importance and scope of the proposed theme for the IE area;
- curriculum vitae of the proponent(s);
- distribution of subjects in different IE areas, avoiding issues that have been recently tackled in previous JAIE editions (http://www.br-ie.org/pub/index.php/pie);
- compliance to the instructions of this call.
Important note: The JAIE is comprised of short courses focused on presenting consolidated techniques which are important for the academic or professional field in IE, however many students would not have the opportunity to attend in their home institutions. Thus, the course should not reflect a particular view of a single research group in the proposed area. Proposals aiming at the dissemination of theses or dissertations results, research projects, system manuals, among others, will not be accepted.
Authors of selected proposals for Stage 2 will be notified until June 15, 2016.
COURSE TEXT (Book chapter): STAGE2
Authors of the selected proposals should prepare a text with:
a) 30 pages for a 3-hours short course;
b) 50 pages for a 6-hours short course;
containing the respective courseware, which will be included as a book chapter for publication. The text will be reviewed by experts; its approval is a prerequisite to include the course in the final program of JAIE.
The deadline for the chapters to be included in the book is July 15, 2016. The text will be reviewed by at least two members of the Editorial Committee that will be formed after the selection, based on the covered areas; this review period should be finished by July 31, 2016.
The proposals review will take the following criteria into consideration:
- compliance to the initial proposal
- technical correctness of the text
- writing quality
- text structure
- compliance to the text formatting instructions
- quality of the figures, tables, equations, etc.
- quality of the abstracts (Portuguese and English)
CAMERA-READY FORMAT (Book chapter to be published)
The camera-ready version will be accepted only if produced using Microsoft Word. Authors should use the SBC book chapter template that can be found here.
All the material necessary for the Publisher generate the final version should be included. After the first review, the authors should consider the reviewers’ criticism and suggestions and submit the camera-ready version by August 21, 2016. There may be more revisions, including from the Publisher; in this case, the authors should answer to criticism and suggestions within three days.
Authors of the texts to be published must sign a document giving the copyright to the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC). Failure to comply with the time limits or the requested revisions will result in the exclusion of the proposal from the JAIE program.
Authors of the accepted short courses should inform:
- course’s title;
- brief description of the course
- instructor(s) name(s)
- brief curriculum vitae of the instructor(s) with photo
- Deadline for proposal submissions: May 31, 2016
- Notification of acceptance (STAGE1): June 15, 2016
- Deadline for course text (complete): July 15, 2016
- Notification of acceptance (STAGE2): July 31, 2016
- Camera-ready version: August 21, 2016