IASTED International Conference

April 12, 2012

Dr. Vladimir Uskov has chaired the IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE) for the past 10 years.  The international conference has been hosted in the USA (3 times), Greece (2 times), UK, Mexico, China, Aruba, and Peru. Last year the Fourteenth IASTED CATE conference took place in the Conference Center, University of Cambridge, and Cambridge, United Kingdom on July 9-11(CATE-2011).

Many international professional and academic organizations collaborated on the organization of the CATE-2011 international conference, including the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED); the International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP), Switzerland; the Japanese Society for Information and System in Education (JSISE), Japan; the Brazilian Science and Education Research Council (COPEC), Brazil; the Silesian University of Technology, Poland; the Tsyolkovsky Moscow Aviation Technological University (MATU) Fund, Russia; the Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; the e-Learning Center at Shiga University, Japan; the CETL Center, Soka University, Japan; the Advanced eServices for the Knowledge Society Research Unit (ASK), Greece; and the Multimedia Applications Development Research Centre, University of Craiova, Romania. 

CATE-2011 conference included keynote and invited presentations, multiple plenary and regular sessions, round-table meetings, international panels, software demonstrations, and a tutorial, and, therefore, provided an excellent opportunity for faculty, scholars, Ph.D. students, administrators, and practitioners to meet well-known experts from all over the world and to discuss innovative ideas, findings and results of research, and best practices on various topics of technology-based education and training, innovative technology-based teaching and learning strategies, quality, testing and assessment issues, state-of-the-art hardware and software applications for technology-based education, games-based and project-based learning, mobile and collaborative learning, collaboration on national and international projects in technology-based education, and many other related issues.

Dr. David Wortley, one of the most well-known in the world experts in Serious Games-Based Learning and a founder of the Serious Games Institute, was the keynote speaker. He presented “Immersive Technologies and the Future of Education” to conference attendees; he discussed various applications of immersive technologies (which include video games; virtual worlds and social networking) to serious social and economic issues such as education, training, simulation, health, and commerce.

Dr. Alexandra Cristea, University of Warwick, UK made an invited presentation entitled “Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) for the Next Decade: the Creation of Personalized and Adaptive Semantically-Rich e-Learning”, and presented the outcomes of five European projects in TEL where she was a principal investigator.

Dr. Vladimir Uskov will serve as CATE Chair for three upcoming years. The CATE-2012 international conference will take place in Naples, Italy on June 25-27, 2012.