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The first International Workshop on Learning Methodologies and Platforms used in the Cisco Networking Academy

LMPCNA 2009

April 20-25, 2009 - Valencia, Spain


Technical Co-Sponsors and Logistics Supporters

This workshop is part of ICNS 2009.

*pending


Publishing Information:

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal

* Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services
Posted: IEEE Digital Library
Indexing process

* pending agreement

 

Submit a Paper:

First, fill out the submission form with information about your paper. Please, fill it out only once for each paper, and do not resubmit it. Contact the address below if you run into any difficulties.

As the designated correspondence author, you will then receive a first e-mail message containing the paper ID. The information in the email will allow you to submit your paper.

If you have some problems send your paper via this e-mail (please report your paper ID in the text of your mail AND the name of the conference).

The conference staff will contact you only if the paper does not print properly or has other problems.

You can change information about your paper, submit brief corrections, view your reviews and create rebuttal, and even edit your personal information by following the link in the initial confirmation email.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, ICNS 2009.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2009.

Call for Papers:

Cisco Networking Academy is an education initiative that delivers information and communication technology skills to improve student’s career around the world. Cisco Networking Academy provides online courses, interactive tools, and lab activities to help individuals develop the skills needed to fill ICT positions in virtually every type of industry. It also provides numerous programs and resources to link students and alumni with potential employers.

This innovative learning program that has more than 11,000 Academies spread world wide in more than 160 Countries with more than 472,000 students registered and more than 16,000 instructors. It realizes more than 25,000 online exams per day. The number of academies in the CNA has been growing continuously during its 12 years of existence. The CCNA course has been translated in 10 different languages.

This international workshop will serve as a forum for teachers and instructors from the academia and the industry to exchange ideas. The topics could be on techniques, methodologies and applications, best practices, awareness and experiences as well as future trends and needs related to all aspects of education and technologies.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • New learning methodologies.
  • Blended learning.
  • Online laboratories.
  • Virtual laboratories.
  • Remote laboratories.
  • Learning strategies to enhance online courses.
  • Learning Content adaptation for blended learning.
  • Learning platforms and their compatibility with cisco.netacad.net.

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) November 1, 2008 November 28, 2008
Authors notification December 5, 2008 December 9, 2008
Registration December 20, 2009 January 12, 2009
Camera ready December 25, 2008 January 23, 2009

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the Conference Publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Poster Forum

Posters are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the track/workshop preference as "POSTER : Poster Forum".  Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.

For more details, see the Poster Forum explanation page.

Work in Progress

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the track/workshop preference as "WIP: Work in Progress".  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to petre@iaria.org.

Tutorials

Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Please send your proposals to petre@iaria.org

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information, petre@iaria.org

Committees:

LMPCNA Advisory Committee

Giuseppe Cinque, Consorzio Elis, Italy
Marco Cobb, Cisco Systems / Cisco Networking Academy, European Markets
Petre Dini, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA / Concordia  University, Canada
Dennis C. Frezzo, Network Academy Learning Systems Development / Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
Elaine Lawrence, University of Technology - Sydney, Australia
Bernardo Leal, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
Jaime Lloret Mauri, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Kerry-Lynn Thomson, Cisco Academy Training Centre/Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

LMPCNA 2009 General Chair

Rafael Tomas, Cisco Academy Training Center (CATC), Spain

LMPCNA 2009 Technical Program Committee

Chair:
Tomeu Serra, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain

Carlos Alves, Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Joan Arnedo, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Emma Bluck, Cisco Systems, Inc./Cisco Networking Academy, Europe
Doina Bucur, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Martha Burkle, Cisco Chair of e-Learning / Southern Alberta Institute of Technology - Calgary, Canada
Giuseppe Cinque, Consorzio Elis, Italy
Kristen Dicerbo, Cisco Learning Institute, USA
Dennis C. Frezzo, Network Academy Learning Systems Development / Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
Michael Furminger, Cisco Networking Academy, Cisco Systems, Inc., UK
Gabriel Fuster, Cisco Networking Academy Program, Spain
Feher Gyula, Budapest Polytechnic, Hungary
Kevin Johnston, Cisco Networking Academy Program, USA
Elaine Lawrence, University of Technology - Sydney, Australia
Bernardo Leal, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
Thomas Meuser, IT-Bildungsnetz e.V., Germany
Josep Prieto, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Andrew Smith, The Open University, UK
Mihai Stanciu, Cisco Networking Academy Program / UPB, Romania
Edward Swenson, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
Kerry-Lynn Thomson, Cisco Academy Training Centre/Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
(to be completed)

Tutorials:

Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2009.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2009.

Manuscript Preparation:

The link below contains the details on how to upload the final version of your paper to the publisher. The upload should be done after registering your paper via the Registration Form.

IEEE Publication Site for ICNS 2009 and LMPCNA 2009 Workshop

Note that the paper page limit as well as the cost per extra page may not be specified at the above link. These details are in the above Call for Papers section, namely "Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost". The costs of additional pages are on the Registration Form.

If you have any questions about the paper upload process, please contact the proceedings production editor, Patrick Kellenberger.

Registration Form:

One registration form covers the registration of the paper and the participation of one presenter.

If an author has two (or more) accepted papers, each paper must be registered with a separate form.

Every participant must register separately. (if two co-authors attend, they each must register)

There are a limited number of prebooked hotel rooms. We suggest you reserve yours at the same time with the paper registration. The flight information can be sent at a later date.

Registration form download:

Note: If you attend but do not have a paper to present, use paper number "0" on your registration form.

The registration form in RTF format can be found here.

Statistics:

Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2009.

Photos:

Photos are available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2009.

Awards:

Awards are available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2009.

 
 

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