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


March 24 - 29, 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal

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This workshop is part of ICNS 2013.


Publishing Information:

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMindTM Digital Library
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

ISSN: 2308-4006
ISBN: 978-1-61208-256-1

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 an email trail, 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 2013.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2013.

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.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

  • New learning methodologies
  • Blended learning
  • Accessibility in 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



Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) October 29, 2012 November 21, 2012
Notification December 17, 2012 December 21, 2012
Registration January 1, 2013 January 17, 2013
Camera ready January 1, 2013 January 24, 2013

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

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article)

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. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the 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.

Work in Progress (short paper up to 4 pages long)

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 contribution type as 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

Posters (poster or collection of 6 to 8 slides, including industrial presentations)

Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. Acceptance will be decided based on a 1-2 page abstract and/or 6-8 .pdf slide deck submitted through the conference submission website. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. One big Poster and/or the associated slides should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Ideas (2 page proposal of novel idea)

This category is dedicated to new ideas in their early stage. Contributions might refer to PhD dissertation, testing new approaches, provocative and innovative ideas, out-of-the-box, and out-of-the-book thinking, etc. Acceptance will be decided based on a maximum 2 page submission through the conference submission website. The contributions for Ideas will be presented in special sessions, where more debate is intended. The Idea contribution must be comprehensive, focused, very well supported (details might miss, obviously). A 6-8 slide deck should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Ideas 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


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

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,


LMPCNA 2013 Workshop Chair

Mak Sharma, Birmingham City University City, UK

LMPCNA 2013 Technical Program Committee

Nalin Abeysekera, Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Ron Austin, Birmingham City University, UK
Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK
Rehan Bhana, Birmingham City University, UK
Giancarlo Bo, Technology and Innovation Consultant – Genova, Italy
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada
Pavel Cicak, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Giuseppe Cinque, Consorzio ELIS - Rome, Italy
Dumitru Dan Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Cain Evans, Birmingham City University, UK
Adam M. Gadomski, ECONA (Centro Interuniversitario Elaborazione Cognitiva Sistemi Naturali e Artificiali) - Rome, Italy
David Gibson, Birmingham City University, UK
Ján Genci, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Juraj Giertl, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Shahram S. Heydari, University of Ontario Institute of Technology - Oshawa, Canada
Thomas Kemmerich, University of Applied Science Bremen, Germany
Michael Kerres, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Ron J. Kovac, Ball State University, USA
Burra Venkata Durga Kuma, University Tun Abdul Razak. Malayia
Eugenijus Kurilovas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Hadi Larijani, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Thomas Lancaster, Birmingham City University, UK
Jaime Lloret Mauri, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Kathy Maitland, Birmingham City University, UK
Philip Moore, Birmingham City University, UK
Iain Murray, Curtin University of Technology – Perth, Australia
Niels Pinkwart, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Thomas Prescher, Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
Josep Prieto Blázquez, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Jelena Revzina, Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia
Shahram Salekzamankhani, London Metropolitan University, UK
Richard Seaton, The Open University, UK
Andrew Smith, The Open University, UK
Mike Smith, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Andrew Thomas, Birmingham City University, UK
Stephan Trahasch, Hochschule Offenburg - Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Germany
Yong Yue, University of Bedfordshire, UK


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2013.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2013.

Camera Ready:

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.[pdf]

Publication Site for LMPCNA 2013

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 Call for Papers, 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.[pdf]

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

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. [pdf version]

Attendance guidelines:

During IARIA events, photos and recordings may be made. By registering to and/or attending IARIA events, you consent to allow IARIA to make and distribute such material for informational, publicity, promotional and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic media.

Video recording of presentations by attendees are not allowed without written permission from IARIA and the on-site OK of the presenter.

Copyrighted presentation material may be photographed or copied for personal use only, not for reproduction or distribution. Material labeled confidential or proprietary may not be photographed or copied.


If for unforeseen reasons physical presence at the conference location is not  possible, proceedings will not be mailed:
- articles are freely available for
- receipt can be requested from the email address listed in the registration form


Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2013.


Photos are available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2013.


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, ICNS 2013.


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