[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] TRTWR & RIE 2014 - Call for papers

Grzegorz Granosik granosik at p.lodz.pl
Fri Nov 8 00:45:45 PST 2013

TRTWR & RIE 2014 - Call for papers

Two distinguished events in the field of Educational Robotics, the International Workshop “Teaching Robotics & Teaching with Robotics” (TRTWR) and the International Conference “Robotics in Education” (RIE) join forces in 2014. The joint TRTWR & RIE 2014 event will be held in Padova, Italy, July 18, 2014. 

Official website http://www.terecop.eu/TRTWR-RIE2014.htm 

Additionally, the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems http://www.ias-13.org/ has been chosen as conference platform. As the IAS conference will last from July 15 to July 18, 2014, there is a possibility and time for all participants to attend this interesting conference as well. On Saturday, July 19, participants can also join the Special Fireworks Night of Venetian Feast of the Redeemer. 

TRTWR & RIE 2014 aims at providing an insight to the latest state-of-the-art educational robotics to participants from both academic and school education. Sessions will be held on Research and Development as well as Components & Technologies, also Robotics in Production… 

Papers related, but not limited, to the following topics of interest are welcome: 
•Robotics in school
•Robotics curricula
•International trends in educational robotics
•Project-based learning and robotics
•Didactic approaches in educational robotics
•Exemplary robotics projects in classes
•Web-based robotics and simulation
•Assessment and evaluation of robotics--enhanced class activities
•Integration of robotics in school science/informatics/technology curricula
•Integration of robotics in other subjects and school curricula
•Evaluation criteria and tools for measuring the impact of robotics on students’ learning
•Constructivism / Constructionism and robotics
•Teacher training in educational robotics 
•Methodologies for teaching robotics
•Robotics competitions/contests and their educational impact
•Robotics through Edutainment / Museums / Personal robots and their educational value
•Web-based Robotics, Simulation, remote educational robotics
•Humanoid Robots in education

International Program Committee 
Dimitris Alimisis, School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, GR
Grzegorz Granosik, Lodz University of Technology, PL
Michele Moro, Information Engineering Dept, Univ. of Padova, IT

Program Committee Members 
Richard Balogh, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Ansgar Bredenfeld,	Dr. Bredenfeld UG
Dave Catlin, Valiant Technology
Stavros Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
G. Barbara Demo, Dipartimento Informatica, Universita Torino
Jean-Daniel Dessimoz, Western Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, HESSO.HEIG-VD
Nikolaos Fachantidis, University of Western Macedonia
Hugo Ferreira, LSA-ISEP
Paolo Fiorini, Univ. of Verona
Alexander Hofmann, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
Boualem Kazed,University of Blida, Algeria
Emanuele Menegatti, University of Padova
Stefano Monfalcon, Museo Civico di Rovereto
Gwen Nugent, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Micheal O Duill, Logios.org
David Obdrzalek, Charles University in Prague
Margus Pedaste, University of Tartu
Pavel Petrovic, Comenius University
Alfredo Pina, Public University of Navarra
Pericle	 Salvini, BioRobotics Institute Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa
Alexander Schlaefer, Universität zu Lübeck
Gerald Steinbauer, Graz University of Technology
Roland Stelzer, INNOC - Austrian Society for Innovative Computer Sciences
Francis Wyffels, Department of Electronics and Information Systems, Ghent University
Elisabetta Zibetti, Université Paris

The joint conference TRTWR & RIE 2014 will take place at Congress Centre ‘Papa Luciani’, Padova – Italy, http://www.paduaconferencecenter.com, July 18, 2014 in conjunction with the IAS conference, which will be held July 15-18,  2014. 

Paper Submission 
Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously. The official language of the TRTWR & RIE 2014 is English. All submitted papers should include: Title of the paper, abstract, keywords, author’s name(s), speaker’s name, affiliation, e-mail, preference for oral or poster presentation. Authors have to submit their paper in pdf format (6-8 pages of DIN A4 sheet) via the EasyChair conference system using the following link:

Authors should follow strictly the typing instructions available in the conference website http://www.terecop.eu/TRTWR-RIE2014.htm 

Poster session
We welcome the submission of short papers (2 pages) reporting good practices and successful experiences from educational robotics projects in the form of “short 
paper plus poster”. The short papers (2 pages) will be included in the proceedings; the posters will be presented at the workshop during a poster session.

All the submissions will be double peer-reviewed. Accepted papers and posters will be published in the proceedings. At least one author for each paper must register in the event to present a paper or a poster. The proceedings will be published in electronic format with ISBN and will be made available through the official conference website available at http://www.terecop.eu/TRTWR-RIE2014.htm Authors of the best published papers will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in a special issue of an international journal.

Important dates 
•	submission deadline April 1, 2014
•	notification of acceptance May 15, 2014
•	Submission deadline for camera ready papers June 15, 2014

Any inquiries relating to TRTWR & RIE 2014 should be sent to the co-chairs: 
Dimitris Alimisis alimisis at otenet.gr 
Grzegorz Granosik, Lodz University of Technology, granosik at p.lodz.pl
Michele Moro, University of Padova, michele.moro at unipd.it

Official website http://www.terecop.eu/TRTWR-RIE2014.htm

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