The 3rd Annual International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network starts tomorrow in beautiful Coimbra!
In our annual face-to-face scholarly meeting we will be welcoming developers, educators, professionals, and researchers from 25 countries (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, UK and the US.), all with the goal of collaborating to develop the scientific, technical, and applied potential of immersive learning.
Our venue for this meeting is one of the oldest universities in the world, the University of Coimbra which dates from 1290, in which many of its colleges and other buildings are protected as UNESCO World Heritage site.
We have put together a fantastic program with more than 50 presentations, demos & posters, including:
- Three exciting workshops, a) Imagine 2016 (in partnership with the Creative Science Foundation), b) Augmented Reality Trends in Education and c) Gamification and Mixed Reality.
- Five stimulating special tracks, a) Serious Games Using Immersive and Assistive Technologies, b) Wearable Technology Enhanced Learning, c) Digital Heritage and the Immersive City, d) Immersive and Engaging Educational Experiences, Personalisation in Immersive and Game-Based Learning Environments.
- Six thought-provoking keynote talks by Prof Curt Bonk (Indiana University), Dr Carsten Ullrich (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI), Prof. Minjuan Wang (Shanghai International Studies University & San Diego State University), Dr Alan Miller (University of St Andrews), Mr Nelson Vilhena (Critical Software), and our own Dr Jonathon Richter (iLRN).
- Exciting social activities including: ‘Social Sunday’ tour to visit Coimbra medieval castles, Roman city ruins, rural mountain villages and end by the sea, a guided Tour of University of Coimbra (World Heritage) and Coimbra downtown walking tour, our traditional costume iLRN 2017 Awards Dinner, and a visit to CRITICAL Software or IPN Institute & Take the Wind.
Have a look at the final programme to read about all the presentations and activities we will have in Coimbra
iLRN 2017 Springer proceedings are now available here, iLRN’s Online proceedings will be available soon!
iLRN 2017 is sponsored by MDS Insurance, CRITICAL Software and Journal of Universal Computer Science, and organised as a collaboration between Universidade Aberta (UAb), INESC TEC, Universidade de Coimbra, University of Essex and Technische Universität Graz.
For more information visit: https://immersivelrn.org/
We wish you an amazing experience at iLRN 2017 Coimbra,
The Immersive Learning Research Network.