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16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn

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Originally From: George Angelos Papadopoulos <george at>

*** First Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals ***

16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning

mLearn 2017

Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus

30 October - 1 November, 2017

In Cooperation with ACM SIGAPP

The International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn) ( is the custodian of the mLearn conference series. mLearn is the leading annual international conference for researchers, policy makers, educators, developers and solutions providers in the fields of mobile, ubiquitous and contextual learning, as well as learning with emerging ambient and wearable technologies. mLearn attracts a large number of participants from more than 60 countries representing all continents, and is, therefore, the world's largest international conference on mLearning and emerging ambient technologies.

Conference Themes

The overarching conference theme is 'mLearning and Design for Social Change and Innovation'. Higher education institutions are called upon to provide for the competencies and skills that foster design for social change and innovation. In addition, knowledge and skills alliances are encouraged by funding bodies to cultivate, share and disseminate competencies that foster social entrepreneurship and innovation. However, little is known on how mlearning can facilitate this process, how it can contribute towards social change, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The topics of interest can go beyond the conference theme, and can include any of the following:

· The development, deployment and implementation of mlearning in the
context of social entrepreneurship, innovation and social change
· mLearning as a tool that fosters social change and social entrepreneurship
· Innovations in mlearning theory and pedagogy
· From pilot projects to mainstream implementation: strategies for the
deployment of mLearning
· Mobile technology to support open and distance learning
· Mobile technology for teaching and learning support
· Assessment techniques and practices in mLearning
· Design and development of learning material for mLearning
· Learning objects and metadata for mLearning
· Informal and lifelong learning with the aid of mobile technologies
· Challenges for mLearning in developing countries
· Building and implementing mLearning strategies in educational
institutions, companies and public sector organisations
· mLearning management systems (mLMSs)
· Computer tablets
· Creating interactive and collaborative mLearning environments
· Future trends in mLearning technology, including the impact of emerging
· Emerging hardware and software for mLearning including wearable
· Location-aware technologies
· Contextual and situated learning
· Augmented reality
· Serious gaming and simulations
· Ambient intelligence and ubiquitous learning 

Submission Information

The conference solicits regular papers (no more than 8 pages), short papers (no more than 4 pages), as well as posters (no more than 2 pages). The Program Committee may require an accepted paper to be adapted into a short paper or poster. All papers must be prepared according to the ACM SIG Proceedings Template format (see the conference web site for further information). The papers must be original contributions not submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere. A submitted contribution should clearly indicate the conference topics it targets. For an accepted contribution to be included in the proceedings, at least one author must register and present the paper at the conference. For further information, see the submission guidelines on the conference web site. The conference proceedings will be published by ACM ICPS and archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

· Submission of Workshop Proposals: 31 March 2017

· Notification for Workshop Proposals: 7 April 2017

· Submission Deadline for Conference Papers: 1 June 2017 

· Submission Deadline for Workshop Papers: 21 July 2017

· Accept/Reject Notification for Conference Papers: 15 July 2017

· Accept/Reject Notification for Workshop Papers: 25 August 2017

· Camera-Ready Submission of all Papers: 1 September 2017

Information on registration categories and registration fees for the mLearn 2017 is available online at:


General Chair

· George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Program Chairs

· Fernando Loizides, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

· Nicos Souleles, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Program Committee

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