The Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) is happy to announce its first International Conference in Prague on July 13th and 14th, 2015. The international conference will be organised by Graz University of Technology and University of Essex under the umbrella of the Immersive Learning Research Network Conference as a special event of the International Conference on Intelligent Environments
All the information about iLRN Prague 2015 and the paper submission process can be found online at www.immersivelrn.org/ilrn2015prague
Continuing the previous success in workshops and conferences on immersive environments for learning and training purposes, this international conference series spans the topic range from innovative research, technologies and tools to successful services and products of immersive environments to foster learning, training and other activities in motivational and engaging ways. The objective is to uncover and discuss emerging trends and technologies, sound research and best practices, successful products and services within an international and interdisciplinary community. This includes but not limits its focus to virtual and augmented worlds, learning and motivational games, educational simulations, mixed/augmented reality, and related learning and teaching tools, techniques, technologies, and standards.
Topics of interest in the context of immersive environments for the main conference include:
• Immersive Technologies, Systems and Devices
• Cognitive and Pedagogical Analysis
• Learning and Training Applications
• Non-leisure Games and Gamification
• A Glance into the Future: Innovations, Challenges and Applications
• Games and Entertainment
• Art and Creativity
All accepted full papers will be published with IOS Press as part of the workshop proceedings of the Intelligent Environments conference (IE’15). All other accepted contributions will be published as online proceedings linked to an ISSN number. Authors of selected papers will also be invited to extend their contribution and to be published in a special issue of the Transactions of Future Intelligent Education Environments journal (TOFIEE).
About the iLRN Conference Series
The objective of the immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) Conference Series is to bring together researchers, educators, practitioners, decision makers, and industry on a global scale. The conference offers knowledge exchange and open discussions in scientific presentation streams, poster sessions and panels. Fairly new is the hands-on demo stream, which combines a short paper presentation with an extended hands-on presentation for the attendees. Following a bottom-up way, special tracks and workshops cover emerging topics and trends suggested and organized by the community and focused groups. Also speed sessions enable participants to present an aspect of their work or interest in a fun and speedy way. The international conference will further offer a platform to explore and initiate research collaborations, and give international research consortiums room to share their results.