C5: Call For Papers

ICCE Conference on Digital Game and Digital Toy Enhanced Learning and Society (GTEL&S)

Nara, Japan


November 30-December 4 (Sunday-Thursday), 2014

Organized by the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education


Hosted by

Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education,
Japan Society for Educational Technology, and
Japanese Association for Education of Information Studies

In response to emerging research diversity, ICCE2014 will be a meta-conference, comprising of seven co-located theme-based conferences. This is the Call for Papers for the theme-based conference, C5: Digital Game and Digital Toy Enhanced Learning and Society.

All the accepted distinguished full papers will be published in proceedings which will be indexed by Elsevier Bibliographic Databases (e.g., Scopus, Engineering Village and others). Authors of accepted full papers will be invited to submit extended versions of the papers for consideration of publication in Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (RPTEL), the official academic journal of the Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education.

Digital games and digital toys are cultural artifacts of today’s youth, and the development of these more recent forms of technology continue to outpace our scientific understanding of how these technologies can best be harnessed for educational benefit. This conference seeks to advance the research community’s understanding of the efficacious design, construction, and real world implementation of the use of digital games and toys to facilitate learning in both formal and informal learning contexts. Multiple perspectives on this endeavor are invited, including perspectives from pedagogy, educational philosophy, the sociology of learning, learning design, game and toy design and construction, and real world implementation and evaluation in informal and formal learning scenarios. How current research efforts can advance learning in the 21st century, especially amongst digital youth, will be of special interest to the conference.

Topics of interest to the GTEL&S conference will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Augmented Reality and Mobile AR
  • Case studies and exemplars
  • Collaboration and community-based learning
  • Empirical and formal evaluations
  • Engagement, emotion, and affect
  • Entertainment robots and digital toys for education
  • Game and toy use in classrooms
  • Game attitude and perception
  • Game narrative
  • Identity and role-play
  • Interaction techniques for learning with games and toys
  • Interface design
  • Learning foundations and design theory
  • Location-based games and ubiquitous technologies
  • Mobile, casual, and online games
  • Multiplayer and social games
  • Multi-sensory interfaces
  • Natural User Interface
  • Naturalistic studies
  • Pedagogy
  • Play and enactment
  • Physical interactions and embodiment through games and toys
  • Simulation and animation
  • Social and cultural dimensions of learning
  • STEM education
  • Support for Informal and Formal Learning
  • Use of social media
  • Virtual characters and avatar representations
  • Virtual labs
  • Virtual storytelling
  • Virtual worlds
  • Wii-like somatic forms of learning, including in sports and training contexts

We welcome contributions that report on accomplished research as well as work in progress.

Paper categories (Note the revised page limits):

  • Full paper (8-10 pages)
  • Short paper (5-6 pages)
  • Poster paper (2-3 pages)

The paper template is available on PAPER TEMPLATE. For past authors of ICCE, please note that the template has been substantially revised. Do download the latest version of the template in preparing your manuscript.

All the accepted full papers are eligible for the competitions of:

  • Best Overall Paper Award
  • Best Student Paper Award (restricted to papers whose first authors are graduate or undergraduate students)
  • Best Technical Design Paper Award

In addition, all the accepted poster papers are eligible for the competition of Best Poster Design Award(s).

Please visit this URL for the award rules and criteria.

Important dates (Main Conference):

Paper Submission Due: May 12, 2014 May 26, 2014 (Extended!)
Notification of Acceptance: August 4, 2014

Paper Submission System (PSS):

Please click HERE for submission.

Program Co-chairs:

Maiga CHANG, Athabasca University, Canada (executive program chair)
Hsin-Yih SHYU, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Li ZHANG, University of Northumbria, UK
Rita KUO, Knowledge Square, Ltd., USA

Program Committee:

Fernández-Manjón BALTASAR, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Tak-Wai CHAN, National Central University, Taiwan
Ben CHANG, National Chiayi University, Taiwan
Chih-Kai CHANG, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Chiung-Sui CHANG, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Maiga CHANG, Athabasca University, Canada
Yuan-Jen CHANG, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Ming-Puu CHEN , National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Nian-Shing CHEN, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
Zhi-Hon CHEN, Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan
John I-Tsun CHIANG, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
Tsung-Yen CHUANG, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Moushir EL-BISHOUTY, Athabasca University, Canada
Mathew Joseph GAYDOS, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Toshihiro HAYASHI, Kagawa University, Japan
Huei-Tse HOU, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Jun HU, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Gwo-Jen HWANG, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Ido IURGEL, Rhine-Waal University, Germany
Minfong JAN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Morris S. Y. JONG, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Beaumie KIM, University of Calgary, Canada
KINSHUK, Athabasca University, Canada
Paul KUO, National Palace Museum, Taiwan
Rita KUO, Knowledge Square Ltd., USA
Fong-Lok LEE, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jimmy Ho-Man LEE, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hao-Chiang Koong LIN, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Eric Zhi-Feng LIU, National Central University, Taiwan
Hiroyuki MITSUHARA, The University of Tokushima, Japan
Wolfgang MUELLER, University of Education Weingarten, Germany
Demetrios G. SAMPSON, University of Piraeus, Greece
Junjie SHANG, Peking University, China
Chun-Yi SHEN, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Ju-Ling SHIH, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Ru-Chu SHIH, National Pingtung University of Science & Technology, Taiwan
Hsin-Yih SHYU, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Chuen-Tsai SUN, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Hiroyuki TARUMI, Kagawa University, Japan
Christopher WALSH, Torrens University Australia and The Open University (UK), Australia & UK
Yu-Ren YEN, Far East University, Taiwan
Shelley Shwu-Ching YOUNG, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Li ZHANG, University of Northumbria, UK