Deadline Extension – 4th European Immersive Education Summit (E-IED 2014)


**July 20, 2014**


E-IED 2014 – 4th European Immersive Education Summit


Vienna, Austria, 24-26 November, 2014



The objective of the European Immersive Education (iED) Summit is to bring together researchers, developers, educators, decision makers, and industry from all over the world. It consists of scientific presentations, poster sessions, panel discussions and break-out sessions. 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 summit will further offer a platform to explore research collaborations and give international research consortiums room to share their results.

The Summit will be organized by and hosted at the University of Applied Science BFI Vienna in conjunction with Graz University of Technology.






Continuing the success of the conference series, the Fourth European Immersive Education (iED) Summit is focusing on “Science meets Business

– From Innovative Research to Successful Services and Products”. It covers broad aspects from emerging trends and technologies, sound research and best practices, to successful products and services. iED Summits feature virtual worlds, learning and motivational games, educational simulations, mixed/augmented reality, and related learning and teaching tools, techniques, technologies, and standards.


For the main conference, topics of interest in the context of immersive environments include, but are not limited to, the following:


* Immersive Techniques, Systems and Devices

* Behavioral and Pedagogical Analysis

* Games and Entertainment

* A Glance into the Future: Innovations, Challenges and Applications

* Art and Creativity






* Paper Submission: July 20 (EXTENDED)

* Notification of Acceptance: August 31

* Posters and Speed Sharing: September 1

* Notification of Acceptance: September 15






The submitted papers must not exceed 6 pages (short paper) or 10 pages (full paper). Contributions are welcome on work-in-progress, research results, technical development, and best practices. Research, development, and best practices contributions will be accepted according to their quality and relevance either as full or short papers.

Work-in-progress will only be accepted as short papers.






As a newly introduced contribution stream, hands-on demo papers will mainly focus on the life presentation of developed tools or innovative applications. Presenters should bring a working prototype and the required devices to the presentation. A short paper description together with a short video short video will be published.






Research and projects in the idea or early beginning stage as well as work in progress may be also presented by means of posters. The poster submission should consist of a one page abstract.






Papers must follow the style guide described above and be submitted via the iED Europe submission EasyChair system

( selecting the chosen contribution type.






The Program Committee will review all papers through a single-blind review process.

A selection of the best papers will be published on Springer’s “Communications in Computer and Information Science”( Authors will be notified following the summit with further information about this. All full papers following the quality standards and selected short papers will be added in the indexed conference proceedings. The other papers will be added to a non-index proceedings volume assigned by an ISSN number and only online accessible.






We are also very happy to host the following special sessions at E-iED 2014.


* Special Track: SPILE2014

* Special Track: GMIL14

* Workshop: IVLEATE14

* Workshop: GSG-EDU14


Detailed information about the special sessions can also be retrieved







* General Chair: Rainer Malaka, Bremen, University of Bremen, Germany

* Local Chair: Kai Erenli, University of Applied Science BFI Vienna, Austria

* Local Arrangements: Angelika Sönnichsen, University of Applied Science BFI Vienna, Austria

* Program Chair: Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria

* Special Sessions Chair: Johanna Pirker, Graz University of Technology, Austria

* Publicity & Public Relations: Roxane Koitz, Graz University of Technology, Austria






International – North America Co-Chair: Aaron Walsh, Boston College, USA International – North America Co-Chair: David Guralnick, Columbia University, USA International – South America Co-Chair: Andreas Pester, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria International – South America Co-Chair: Paulo Sampio, University of Salvador (Unifacs), Brazil International – Asia Pacific Co-Chair: Henry Been-Lirn Duh, University of Tasmania, Australia International – Asia Pacific Co-Chair: Torsten Reiners, Curtin University, Australia International – Europa: Leonel Caseiro Morgado, Universidade Aberta, Portugal International – Africa Chair: Mathy Vanbuel, Audiovisual Technologies, Informatics & Telecommunications, Belgium Industry Relations Chair: Roman Anlanger, University of Applied Science BFI Vienna, Austria






Dietrich Albert, University of Graz, Austria Colin Allison, University of St. Andrews, UK Leena Arhippainen, Center for Internet Excellence, Finland Juan Carlos Augusto, Middlesex University, UK Jaanicke Baalsrud Hauge, University of Bremen, Germany Theo Bastiaens, Open University Hagen, Germany Marcus Birkenkrahe, HWR Berlin, Germany Pierre Bourdin, University of Barcelona, Spain Manuel Castro, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain J. Cecil, Oklahoma State University, USA Erik Champion, Curtin University, Australia Vanessa Chang, Curtin University, Australia Jennifer DeBoer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Nellie Deutsch, Ort Hermelin College of Engineering, Israel Jon Dron, Athabasca University, Canada Eric Duval, KU Leuven, Belgium Henry Been-Lirn Duh, University of Tasmania, Australia Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria Jennifer Elliott, University of Cincinnati, USA Kai Erenli, University of Applied Science BFI Vienna, Austria Baltasar Fernandez-Manjon, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain Bekim Fetaji, South East European University, Macedonia Sara de Freitas, Curtin University, Australia Christian Phish Glahn, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Stefan Göbel, TU Darmstadt, Germany Judson Harward, Harvard University, USA Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King’s College London, UK Aurelie Herbet, École Nationale Supériore des Arts Décoratifs, France Margit Höfler, Graz University of Technology, Austria Oliver Hödl, TU Wien, Austria Michael J. Jacobson, University of Sydney, Australia Bjørn Jæger, Molde University College, Norway Monique Janneck, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany Bruno Joho, Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts, Switzerland Ferial Khaddage, Deakin University Australia, Austrialia Barbara Kieslinger, Centre for Social Innovation, Austria Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany Timo Koskela, University of Oulu, Finland Narayanan Kulathuramaiyer, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia Edwige Lelievre, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France Vincent Lepetit, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland Stephanie Linek, ZBW Leibniz, Germany David Lowe, University of Sydney, Australia Santi Caballé Llobet, UOC, Spain Alok Mishra, Atilim University, Turkey Felix Mödritscher, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Austria Leonel Morgado, Leonel Caseiro Morgado, Universidade Aberta, Portugal Alexander Nussbaumer, Graz University of Technology, Austria Abelardo Pardo, University of Sydney, Australia Ignazio Passero, University of Salerno, Italy Panagiotis Petridis, University of Coventry, UK Andreas Pester, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria Johanna Pirker, Graz University of Technology, Austria Stefanie Quade, HWR Berlin, Germany Torsten Reiners, Curtin University, Australia Paulo Sampaio, Universidade Salvador, Brazil Demetrios G Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece Andreas Schmeil, University of Lugano, Switzerland Wolfgang Slany, Graz University of Technology, Austria Mohammad Al-Smadi, Tallinn University, Estonia Marcus Specht, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands Pilar Sancho Thomas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Kris Staber, arx anima, Austria John Venable, Curtin University of Technology, Australia Aaron Walsh, Boston College, USA Steven Warburton, University of Surrey, UK Mary Webb, King’s College London, UK Gudrun Wesiak, Graz University of Technology, Austria Lincoln Wood, Curtin University, Australia Hsuan-Yi Wu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan Nicole Yankelovich, Open Wonderland Foundation, USA

Ralf Klamma has diploma, doctoral and habilitation degrees in computer science from RWTH Aachen University. He leads the research group “advanced community information systems” (ACIS) at the information systems chair, RWTH Aachen University. He is coordinating and working in major EU projects for Technology Enhanced Learning (Learning Layers, GALA, METIS and BOOST), He is member of the research excellence cluster "Ultra High Speed Mobile Information and Communication" (UMIC) specialized in mobile multimedia. Ralf organized doctoral summer schools and conferences in Technology Enhanced Learning, and Social Network Analysis. He is on the editorial board of Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM) and other journals. His research interests are community information systems, multimedia metadata, social network analysis and technology enhanced learning.