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, Chinese 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)

Veljko Aleksić, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
Francesco Bellotti, University of Genoa, Italy
Ig Ibert Bittencourt, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
Gabriella Calvano, University of Bari, Italy
Rong-Chi Chang, Taiwan Police College, Taiwan
Ming-Puu Chen, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Zhi-Hong Chen, National Normal University, Taiwan
Chu-Yu Cheng, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Chih-Ming Chu, National Ilan University, Taiwan
Ibtissem Daoudi, National school of computer science, Tunisia
M. Ali Akber Dewan, Athabasca University, Canada
Pedro Henrique Dias Valle, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Robert Heller, Athabasca University, Canada
Tracy Keri-Ling Ho, University of Taipei, Taiwan
Marcelo Da Silva Hounsell, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Shu-Hsien Huang, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiwan
Hazra Imran, Langara College, Canada
Hi-Lian Jeng, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Morris S. Y. Jong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Avanilde Kemczinski, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Rita Kuo, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, USA
Chia-Hung Lai, National Cheng King University, Taiwan
Fong-Lok Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chang-Hsin Lin, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Guilherme Medeiros Machado, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Hiroyuki Mitsuhara, Tokushima University, Japan
Elena Novak, Kent State University, USA
Elaine H. T. Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil
Taciana Pontual Falcão, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
Tiago Primo, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
Michal Ptaszynski, Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan
Ashutosh Raina, IIT Bombay, India
Guillermo Rodriguez, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Veronica Rossano, University of Bari, Italy
Silvia Schiaffino, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Karim Sehaba, LIRIS, France
Chun-Yi Shen, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Milene Silveira, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Lakshmi T G, IIT Bombay, India
Shu-Yuan Tao, Takming University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Wernhuar Tarng, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Ahmed Tlili, National Higher Engineering School of Tunis, Tunisia
Minghsin Tsai, Asia University, Taiwan
Li Wang, Open University of China, China
Leandro Krug Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Wing-Kwong Wong, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Jianhua Wu, Central China Normal University, China
Tzu-Chi Yang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Sheng-Kai Yin, Cheng Shiu University, Taiwan
Yan Yu, Tianjin Normal University, China
Luciana Zaina, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil