Track Program Chairs

Track 4-DIGITEL-TPC Chair Coordinator-Maiga Chang

Maiga Chang

Athabasca University, Canada [Coordinator]

Baltasar Fernández-Manjón

Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Track 4-DIGITEL-TPC Co-chair-Isabela Gasparini

Isabela Gasparini

UDESC, Brazil
Track 4-DIGITEL-TPC Co-chair-Jon-Chao Hong

Jon-Chao Hong

National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Track 4-DIGITEL-TPC Co-Chair-Seng Yue Wong

Seng Yue Wong

University of Malaya, Malaysia

Track Description and Topics of Interest:

Learning can take place anytime and anywhere, in particular in the context of lifelong and informal learning. Learners have their own learning styles. Some may prefer reading alone over listening to a lecture and some may want to get their hands dirty in hands-on practices. While some may be impressed and can learn quickly through watching a documentary movie, some others may want to interact with peers either physically or virtually (sometimes via avatars or even with virtual characters). No matter what preference learners have, engagement and motivations are the key ingredients for effective and efficient learning. Toy, robot and game technologies attract learners’ attention, engaging them through highly interactive and immersive experiences. Such technologies also satisfy the various learning needs as well as to assessing learners' skills knowledge unobtrusively and implicitly. This track aims at providing researchers a platform to share and discuss innovative and advanced learning and assessment technologies utilizing toys, robots, and games.

This track welcomes submissions in topics including, but not limited to:

  • Assessment in the Games and Virtual Worlds
  • Edutainment
  • Educational games
  • Educational robots & toys
  • Innovative interaction in Games
  • Learning Analytics in Educational Games
  • Mobile games and smart city learning
  • Natural and gestural user interface applications (include computer and video games)
  • Serious games
  • Simulation and training (skill, competence, vocational learning)
  • Stealth Assessment
  • Tangible and physical computing for learning
  • Virtual and augmented learning environments

Track Program Committee (confirmed)

Ahmed Tlili, National Higher Engineering School of Tunis, Tunisia

Ashutosh Raina, IIT Bombay, India

Chang-Hsin Lin, National University of Tainan, Taiwan

Chia-Hung Lai, National Cheng King University, Taiwan

Chih-Ming Chu, National Ilan University, Taiwan

Chun-Yi Shen, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Chu-Yu Cheng, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Elena Novak, Kent State University, USA

Francesco Bellotti, University of Genoa, Italy

Gabriella Calvano, University of Bari, Italy

Hazra Imran, Langara College, Canada

Hi-Lian Jeng, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Hiroyuki Mitsuhara, Tokushima University, Japan

Ibtissem Daoudi, National school of computer science, Tunisia

Ig Ibert Bittencourt, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil

Jianhua Wu, Central China Normal University, China

Karim Sehaba, LIRIS, France

Lakshmi Ganesh T, IIT Bombay, India

Li Wang, Open University of China, China

M. Ali Akber Dewan, Athabasca University, Canada

Michal Ptaszynski, Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan

Minghsin Tsai, Asia University, Taiwan

Ming-Puu Chen, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Morris S. Y. Jong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Pedro Valle, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Rita Kuo, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, USA

Robert Heller, Athabasca University, Canada

Rong-Chi Chang, Taiwan Police College, Taiwan

Sheng-Kai Yin, Cheng Shiu University, Taiwa

Shu-Hsien Huang, National University of Taiwan, Taiwan

Shu-Yuan Tao, Takming University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Tracy Keri-Ling Ho, University of Taipei, Taiwan

Tsai-Yen Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Tzu-Chi Yang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Veljko Aleksić, University of Kragujevac, Serbia

Veronica Rossano, University of Bari, Italy

Wernhuar Tarng, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Wing-Kwong Wong, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Yan Yu, Tianjin Normal University, China

Zhi-Hong Chen, National Normal University, Taiwan

Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Fong-Lok Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Marcelo Da Silva Hounsell, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Shu-Hsien Huang, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiwan

Avanilde Kemczinski, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Guilherme Medeiros Machado, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Elaine H. T. Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil

Taciana Pontual Falcao, Rural Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Tiago Primo, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Guillermo Rodriguez, Instituto Superior de Ingeniería de Software Tandil, Argentina

Silvia Schiaffino, Instituto Superior de Ingeniería de Software Tandil, Argentina

Milene Silveira, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Leandro Krug Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Luciana Zaina, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil