[Air-l] Netties 2006 International Conference - Call for papers

Diana Andone diana at opendrum.utt.ro
Mon May 8 06:53:00 PDT 2006

*The Second Call for Papers *

*NETTIES (Networking Entities) 2006 International Conference *

*6-9 September 2006, Timisoara, Romania *
The Future of E: Advanced Educational Technologies for a Future e-Europe *

The 12th Annual Conference organized by EATA – European Association of 
Telematics Applications in co-operation with “Politehnica” University of 
Timisoara, Romania, with the support of the EU Socrates Erasmus IMM 
http://www.netties2006.ro <http://www.netties2006.ro/>

*Important dates:*
Abstract submission deadline: *31 May 2006*

Notification of abstract acceptance: *15 June 2006*

Full paper due: *15 July 2006*

Closing date for early bird registration: *20 July 2006*

Final date for author payments: *15 August 2006*

Conference dates: *6-9 September 2006*

*Paper submission*

The paper submission is now open for the authors at:


*Conference fees*

* Full rate 190 € *

* EATA member 130 € *

* Student 100 € *

*CEE countries (non- EU) 130 €*

**Keynote Speakers: (confirmed by now) **

Prof.Dr. Kinshuk,
Director of Advanced Learning Technologies Research Centre, Massey 
University, New Zealand, Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Learning 
*Presentation Title: Adaptivity Through Cognitive Modelling in Learning 

Dr. Jon Dron*
National Teaching Fellow, Head of Learning Environments, University of 
Brighton, UK
*Presentation Title: Pedagogy 2.0*

*Mr. Gilbert Gascard (TBC) *
EACEA Agency Director, European Comission

Mr. Dan Bedros
CEO Alcatel România

Mr. Joerg Stratmann
General Manager Siemens Automotive România.

*Paper submission *

To send a proposal submission, please complete the online form at 
http://www.netties2006.ro/registration.php . (Do not mail or fax the 
form itself. If you have problems completing the form please email the 
organizers at netties at opendrum.upt.ro <mailto:netties at opendrum.upt.ro> )
All reviews are 'blind' so therefore ensure that your abstract does not 
reveal the author name(s) and organizations.

Receipt Email & Changes:
After submitting, you should within a few minutes receive an 
acknowledgement via email. You then may log into the submission URL 
above and make changes in the title, authors, etc. without informing the 
conference, until 31 May 2006.

If your e-mail account has a restriction for Spam or a firewall, please 
update your account to accept e-mail from netties at opendrum.upt.ro 
<mailto:netties at opendrum.upt.ro>

All communications will be with the First Author who is responsible for 
communicating with the presenters of that session.

We invite you to attend *NETTIES 2006* and submit proposals for papers, 
tutorials, corporate showcases/demos. Submissions are welcomed from 
academics, researchers, practitioners, company representatives and 
government departments. The Conference Review Policy requires that each 
proposal will be peer-reviewed for inclusion in the conference program, 
proceedings book, and CD-ROM proceedings. All submissions will be 
refereed by international experts in double review process on the basis 
of relevance, originality, significance, soundness and clarity.

The Conference will be composed of several types of *contributions*:

* *Full Papers* – these are mainly concerned with research results
and should comprise a maximum of 6 pages.
* *Short Papers* – these include fresh concepts or preliminary
research results but may also contain work-in-progress reports.
These should be a maximum of 4 pages.
* *Corporate showcases/demos* – these might contain implementation
information or general presentations and should be a maximum of 2
* *Tutorials* – these can be offeredd by scholars or company
representatives. A proposal of no more than 500 words is required.

All presented papers will be considered by the Program Committee for the 
*Outstanding Paper Award*. We encourage papers proposals from PhD 
students. There will also be the *Prof. Gregory Zeibekakis Award for an 
Outstanding Student Paper* (therefore, please indicate with your 
submission if the primary author is a full-time student).

Selected papers will be invited for publication in an edited book by EATA.

*Program Co-chairs*

*Prof. Risto Kimari*, Director, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, 
Institute of Technology, Finland

*Prof.dr.eng. Radu Vasiu*, Scientific Secretary, “Politehnica” 
University of Timisoara, Romania

*Program Committee*

Prof.dr. Johann Guenther, Executive Director, St. Polten University of 
Applied Sciences, Austria

Prof.dr. Graham Orange, Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Prof.*Dr. **Kinshuk, *Director of Advanced Learning Technologies 
Research Centre, Massey University, New Zealand

Prof.dr. Savvas Katsikides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Prof. Dimitris Tseles, Dean, Technological Education Institute of 
Piraeus, Greece

Dr. Alena Ilavska, University of Zvolen, Slovakia

Prof.dr.eng. Nicolae Robu, Rector, “Politehnica” University of 
Timisoara, Romania

Prof.dr.eng. Aurel Vlaicu, Vice-Rector, Technical University of 
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Dr. Jon Dron, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Prof.dr. Dangoule Rutkauskiene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Prof.dr. Maria Kocsis Baan, Technical University of Miskolc, Hungary

Prof. Suzanne Robertson, University of East London, UK

David Evans, United Kingdom


· Advanced Technologies for eLearning

· Networking Entities for Emerging Technologies

· New Qualifications in the European Higher Education Space

· Social and Cultural Aspects of eLearning

· Life Long eLearning: Strategies, Policies and Best Practices

· Thinking for Learning Quality: Strategies, Policies, Implementation


“Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Netties 2006, Pta Victoriei No 2. 
Tel/ Fax: +40 256 403300, email: netties2006 at opendrum.upt.ro 
<mailto:netties2006 at opendrum.upt.ro> , http://www.netties2006.ro 

The NETTIES Conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the 
discussion and exchange of information on research, development, and 
applications on all topics related to information and communication 
technologies, with specific reference to telematics, multimedia, 
telecommunications, distance education and their applications in the 
everyday life/society.

The NETTIES 2006 International Conference *aims* to address some of the 
main issues concerning evolving educational technologies and processes 
of the new Europe digital age.

There have been huge advances in both technology and education that have 
affected the knowledge society in the European arena. The convergence of 
these two disciplines has never been faster and this marriage has 
affected all sectors of education and the economy. Paradigms such as 
eLearning, mLearning, just-in-time learning, lifelong learning, 
multicultural learning, student-centered learning, collaborative 
approaches have emerged, and are being supported by technologies such as 
new communication tools, virtual reality and advanced networking. This 
new and rapid development has created both opportunities and areas of 
serious concern. The conference aims to address some of the 
technological, social, economical, policy making aspects of this 

NETTIES Conference themes will support the ideas of the /Lisbon// agenda 
for the EU/ to become the world’s most competitive and dynamic 
knowledge-based economy by 2010. The conference is organized in 
Timisoara, Romania just a year before EU accession, as an effort to 
examine the themes from the special perspective of a further enlarged 
European Union.

NETTIES is organized with the support of the *EU Socrates Erasmus IMM 
project* which aims at the introduction of the educational programme 
International Master in Multimedia.

The main conference themes are already identified. However innovative 
contributions that do not fit into these areas will also be considered 
as long as they are directly related to the overall theme of the 

With the keynote speakers, plenary sessions, tutorials, and paper 
sessions the conference will provide participants with a forum for 
intensive interdisciplinary interaction and collegial debate. Those 
attending NETTIES 2006 will leave with an excellent overview of current 
thinking and practices in applications of technology into the society 
with a focus on Europe.

*Submissions and Author Guidelines*

Proposals for *paper abstracts* should be in MS Word and include title, 
purpose/objective section, a summary, and references, all in 500 words.

Full papers must be suitable for 20 minutes presentation, short papers 
for 10 minutes and corporate showcases/demos for 20 minutes. Tutorial 
proposals should outline the novelty of the tutorial content, the 
expected audience, objectives, and outcomes and will be planned for 
about 2 hours.

Please include the author’s name, position and department, institution 
and contact information (mail, phone, fax and e-mail). All proposals 
should be submitted by *31 May 2006*.

Each proposal will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Notification 
on whether the proposal has been accepted or not will be sent by *15 
June 2006*.

Completed manuscripts must be submitted by *15 July 2006* to be 
published in the proceedings. Papers received after the deadline will 
not be included in the proceedings.

Proposals must not exceed the established number of pages (including 
abstract, references, tables, figures and diagrams). Papers exceeding 
the stated limits will be returned to the authors for revision. Please 
consult the Proposals Guidelines before submitting the final version of 
your paper. Authors are required to follow the style stated in the 
attached document (similar to IEEE Computer Society guidelines) .

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Prof.dr.eng. Radu Vasiu
Scientific Secretary of the "Politehnica" University of Timisoara
Responsible for Research and International Programmes

Pta. Victoriei, nr. 2, 300006 Timisoara, Romania
Tel: +40.256.403005, +40.256.403300
Fax: +40.256.403028, +40.256.403300
Email: radu.vasiu at rectorat.utt.ro, radu.vasiu at etc.utt.ro

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Diana Andone

Teleuniversitatea TV
"Politehnica" University of Timisoara

Bul. V. Parvan No 2
300223 Timisoara

tel/fax +40 256 403300
email: diana at opendrum.utt.ro

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