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Thu 09 Apr 1992

Confs: Computers and Learning

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Date: Mon, 06 Apr 1992 21:10:54 Conference announcement
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[to the editors: this conference announcement exceeds the limit for
full posting. Could you at least post the title and the main program,
excluding the workshops? Many thanks]

 preceded by a two-day workshop on Computers in Science Education

 ICCAL, its past, present, and future

 ICCAL is a forum for the exchange of ideas and presentation of developments
in the theory and practice of computer uses in education. The conference
attracts a large number of quality papers and its proceedings are published in
the prestigious "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" by Springer Verlag. It was
previously held in Hagen (Germany 1990), Dallas (USA 1989), and Calgary
(Canada 1987).
 ICCAL'92, described in detail in this brochure, will feature 45 regular pa-
pers, 29 posters and short papers, six invited speakers, tutorials and work-
shops, social programs, and other activities.
 Due to ICCAL's success, future meetings will be held annually and enlarged
in scope. The next will be in Orlando, Florida, in June 1993 under the name
ED-MEDIA - World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, and
sponsored by the Association for Advancement of Computers in Education.

 ICCAL'92 Venue

 Acadia University and the town of Wolfville offer a unique conference venue
perfectly suited for meeting friends and colleagues and establishing new con-
 Being over 150 years old, Acadia University is one of the oldest in Canada
and its campus is one of Canada's most beautiful. University facilities,
including residences, swimming pool, gymnasium, and tennis courts will be made
accessible to ICCAL participants.
 Wolfville, the home of Acadia University, is about 100 km west of Halifax,
the capital of Nova Scotia, Canada's eastern most province. It is located in
the heart of the Annapolis Valley, an attractive tourist and agricultural area
on the shore of the Minas Basin, an Atlantic Ocean basin with the world's
highest tides. The town has a small but colorful business district with a
number of hotels, restaurants, shops, and other services within walking dis-
tance of the University.
 In June, weather in Wolfville is pleasant with average daytime temperatures
over 20 degrees Celsius.


Steering Committee:
H.Maurer(Austria), D.Norrie(Canada), F.Makedon(USA), Th.Ottmann(Germany).

Advisory Board:
D.Bitzer(USA), A.Bork(USA), W.Clark(Canada), G.Davies(UK), K. Friend(USA),
H.Six(Germany), G.Kovacs(Hungary), W.Srisa-an(Thailand).

Program Committee:
I.Benest (UK), M.Brown (USA), P.Carlson (USA), S.Cerri (Italy),
B.Clark (Canada), N.Coulter (USA), G.Davies (UK), M.DeBlasi (Italy),
N.Gardner (UK), A.Derycke (France), J.Hammond (Australia), F.Hill (USA),
D.Jonassen (USA), E.Luque(Spain), G.Kovacs (Hungary), R.Hartog (Netherlands),
H.Hamburger (USA), F.Makedon (USA), H.Maurer (Austria), G.McCalla (Canada),
R.Mizguchi (Japan), A.Montgomery (Australia), D.Norrie (Canada), M.Mulhauser
(Germany), G.Oberem (South Africa), Th.Ottmann (Germany), D.Paramskas
(Canada), M.Petruk (Canada), C.Prescott (Thailand), B.Sheiderman (USA),
I.Tomek (Canada - chair), S.Wills (Australia), C.Unger (Germany),
B.Woolf (USA), M.Yazdani (UK).

Conference chairman:
Dr. Ivan Tomek
Jodrey School of Computer Science
Acadia University, Wolfville
Nova Scotia B0P 1X0, Canada
Tel: (902) 542-2201, extension 467
Fax: (902) 542-4699

Dr. Hermann Maurer
IIG, SchiessstadtGasse 4a
A-8010 Graz, Austria
Fax: (0043316) 82 5394


 Wednesday June 17, 1992

9:00-12:00 Workshops/tutorials
1. Interactive Course Development (Presentation).
2. Artificial Intelligence and Education.

2:00 - 5:00 Workshops/tutorials
3. Interactive Course Development (Hands-on lab)
4. Foreign Language Tutoring Systems and Learning
5. Computer-Based Semantic Networks:
 Applications and Implications

6:00-7:30 Registration buffet

 Thursday June 18, 1992

8:30-9:30 Opening speeches, invited lecture
H.Maurer (University of Graz, Austria):
Why hypermedia and multimedia systems are important

9:45-11:45 Submitted papers

Session 1 - Authoring and Learning Systems
T.Beltran, A.Peninou (France): An object oriented approach to produce hyperme-
dia educational software.
M.Muhlhauser (Germany): Project NESTOR: New approaches to cooperative multime-
dia authoring-learning.
P.Marcenac (France): An authoring system for ITS which is based on a generic
level of tutoring strategies.
T.Muldner, M.Elammari (Canada): OBJECTOR, Yet another authoring system.

Session 2 - Computer Assisted Language Learning
R.Hashim, H.Hamburger (USA): Discourse style and situation viewpoint for a
conversational language tutor
T.Hayashi, Y.Yano (Japan): Open structured CAI system for Kanji learning.
R.Lilly (France): Applying computer models of phonological competence to CALL.
R.Okamoto, Y.Yano (Japan): Environmental CAL for conversation pattern learn-

Session 3 - Intelligent Tutoring Systems
T.Diessel, A.Lehmann (Germany): An ITS for engineering domains: Concept,
design and application
H.Liangjing (China): A tool for developing intelligent tutoring systems.
R.Nicolson (UK): Design and evaluation of the SUMIT intelligent assistant for
J.Michael, A.Rovick (USA): Uses of multiple student inputs in modeling and
lesson planning in CAI and ICAI programs.

1:45-2:30 Invited lecture
B.Woolf (University of Massachusetts, USA):
Building knowledge based tutors.

2:45-3:45 Submitted papers

Session 4 - Authoring
D.Jackson, M.A.Bell (UK): A graphical CAL author language.
R.I.Nickolson, A.J.Simpson (UK): Using HyperCard to create a flexible learning
package for statistics: Costs, Benefits and Effectiveness.

Session 5 - Human-Computer Interface
L.Hohmann, M.Guzdial, E.Soloway (USA): SODA:
A computer-aided design environment for doing and learning of software design.
L.A.Livingston (Canada): Vigilance in a long-term cognitive task: The effects
of subject strategy and screen color on performance.

Session 6 - Intelligent/Knowledge Based Systems
M.Futtersack, J.M.Labat (France): QUIZ: A distribu-ted intelligent tutoring
R.Gunzenhauser, A.Zimmermann (Germany): DCE:
A knowledge-based tutoring and advisory system - tutoring strategies and

3:45-6:15 Panels
Computers in education with focus on multimedia (industrial participation with
Apple, Commodore, DEC, IBM, Next, Microsoft, and SUN),
AI in Education, Authoring Systems

 Friday June 19, 1992

8:30-9:30 Invited lecture
B.Shneiderman (University of Maryland, USA):
Education by engagement and construction: learning communities in the age of
multimedia and networks.

9:45-11:45 Submitted papers

Session 7 - Authoring Systems
T.Nodenot (France): Educational software engineering: A methodology based on
cooperative developments.
Jun Li, A.Rovick, J.Michael (USA): ABase: A hypermedia based tutoring and au-
thoring system.
T.Muldner, R.Blondon (Canada): Design and implementation of courseware for
teaching programming languages.
M.C.Lee (Hong Kong): An algorithm animation programming environment.

Session 8 - Applications
C.Brown, H.Fell, V.K.Proulx, R.Rasala (USA): Programming by example and exper-
K.Hidaka (Japan): Development of GeoBlock:
A microworld for learning and teaching geometry
P.A.Lawson (UK): Integrating educational simulation into a logic design
C.Balle, F.Dubreuil, B.Bouret (France): At last a computer aid for the teach-
ing of electronics which answers all the nagging questions about capacitors.

Session 9 - Intelligent/Knowledge Based Systems
K.Bertels, P.Vanneste, C.De Backer (Belgium):
A cognitive model of programming knowledge for procedural languages.
U.Dumslaff. J.Ebert (Germany): Structuring the subject matter.
D.M.Kaminski (USA): A knowledge base approach to learning to program in Pro-
O.El Hani, G.Gouarderes (France): Standardized architecture for integrated
open courseware.

1:45-2:30 Invited lecture
J.H.Murray (MIT, USA):
The structures of advanced multimedia learning environments: reconfiguring
space, time, story, and text.

2:45-4:15 Submitted papers

Session 10 - Evaluation
L.J. Allinson (UK): Learning styles and computer-based learning environments.
C.Lu, D.Frye (USA): Mastering the machine:
A comparison of the mouse and touch screen for children's use of computers.
W.J.Egnatoff (Canada): MIDI Draw: Designing an impressionistic medium for
young musicians, artists, and writers.

Session 11 - Applications
R.I.Nicolson, A.J.Fawcett (UK): Spelling remediation for dyslexic children
using the Self-Spell programs.
E.Wilson, I.Lindley, S.Pullen (UK): Callguide: Using programmable hypertext as
a shell for CALL programs
J.C.Gonzales, J.J.Sancho, J.M.Carbo, A.Patak, F.Sanz (Spain): Intelligent
tutorial system in medicine through an interactive testing program: HyperMIR.

Session 12 - Intelligent/Knowledge Based Systems
K.B.Seminar, R.N.Robson (Canada): A tool for storing and exploring ideas.
J.Vassileva (Bulgaria): Dynamic CAL - courseware generation within an ITS-
shell architecture.
P.Forcheri, M.T.Molfino (Italy): Formal techniques in higher education: A pro-

4:15-6:15 Posters, short papers, demonstrations, work in progress (submit pro-
posal to conference chairman or at registration desk)

7:00 Conference Lobster Dinner

 Saturday June 20, 1992

8:30-9:30 Invited lecture
L.Moore (Duke University, USA):
Project CALC: Calculus as a laboratory course.

9:45-10:45 Submitted papers

Session 13 Evaluation
S.Katz, A.Lesgold, M.Gordin, G.Eggan (USA): Self-adjusting student modeling
and problem selection in Sherlock II.
A.Badre, M.Beranek, J.M.Morris, J.Stasko (USA): Assessing program visualiza-
tion systems as instructional aids.

Session 14
A.M.Anoskey (USA): Text and graphics in instructional design. La Passardiere, A. Dufresne (France): Adaptive navigation tools for
educational hypermedia.

Session 15 - Distance Education
L.A.Hesser, R.P.Hogan, A.P.Mizell (USA): The sum of the parts is greater than
the whole in online graduate education.
D.Clement, C. Vieville, P. Vilers (France): An experi-ment in cooperative
learning with HyperCard.

10:50-12:00 Invited lecture, closing
M.Petruk (University of Alberta, Canada):
Adjusting to the Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning or What do I do

Workshops and tutorials

1&3. T. Muldner (Acadia University, Canada),
C. Unger (University of Hagen, Germany): Interactive Course Development.
Hypermedia and special purpose authoring tools for developing, executing, and
evaluating interactive courseware. Concepts, requirements, assessment, demon-
stration of selected commercially available products, hands-on experience.

2. B. Woolf (University of Massachusetts, USA):
Artificial Intelligence and Education. Outline and examples of systems which
reason about student behavior, dialogue and pedagogy. Examples of knowledge
based systems; hardware, software, and design considerations. Methodologies
and tools.

4. H. Hamburger (George Mason University, USA): Foreign Language Tutoring Sys-
tems and Learning Environments. Goals, theoretical and empirical resources,
tools, techniques, strategies, case studies.

5. D.H. Jonassen (University of Colorado, USA): Computer-based semantic net-
works. Introduction to node-link representation of knowledge structures, com-
parison of several Macintosh-based semantic networking programs, hands-on

Preconference workshop on Computers in Science Education and Training, June
15-16, 1992

 Sponsored by the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences, and a Science
Culture Canada Grant, the workshop features invited presentations on uses of
computers in teaching physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, computer
science, and other disciplines. Lectures followed by a round table discussion.

 ICCAL accommodation, meal plan, and transportation conditions apply. Regis-
ter on the ICCAL form. For more details or to propose a presentation, contact
Dr. Tomasz Muldner
Jodrey School of Computer Science
Acadia University
Wolfville, B0P 1X0, Nova Scotia, Canada
Tel: (902) 542-2201, extension 331
Fax: (902) 542-4699

Invited Speakers

Dr. Maurer is the chairman of the Institute for Foundations of Computer
Science and Computer Supported New Media at the Technical University of Graz,
Austria. He is the author of over 300 scientific publications and his main
interests include new media, telematics, computer networks, and their uses in
education. He is the head of the Hyper-G hypermedia project.

Dr. Moore is the Co-Director of Project CALC, a three-semester calculus pro-
gram based on a laboratory science model. The program has been tested at
numerous university and generously supported by granting agencies. In addition
to his involvement in calculus reform, his research interests involve several
branches of theoretical mathematics.

Dr. Murray is the Director of the well known MIT Athena Language Learning
Project, the winner of numerous awards for its pioneering uses of advanced
computing environments for language learning, including the creation of a
natural language processing system, and the creation of videodiscs for learn-
ing French and Spanish.

Dr. Petruk is the Executive Director of the Apple Canada Foundation whose in-
volvement with instructional computing dates to 1965. He has introduced and
taught numerous courses in this field, produced television programming on in-
structional computing and a 125-hour computer-based course on Algebra.

Dr. Shneiderman is the head of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at
the University of Maryland. His interests include user interface design,
visualization of information, hypermedia, and teleoperation. He is the author
of numerous books and papers as well as the editor and creator of the Hyper-
text on Hypertext project by ACM and the HyperTies hypertext program.

Dr. Woolf has doctorates in Computer Science and in Education and is using
this background in research into knowledge representations, cognitive models
of human learning, teaching and communication, and control structures. Her
focus is development of computational models of human-machine communication
and building multimedia intelligent interfaces.
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