About the UAIS Journal
The UAIS Journal solicits original research contributions addressing
the accessibility, usability and acceptability of Information Society
Technologies by anyone, anywhere, at anytime, and through any media and
device. Universal access refers to the systematic effort to proactively
apply principles, methods and tools of universal design, in order to
develop Information Society Technologies which are accessible and usable
by all citizens.
The Journal's unique focus is on theoretical, methodological, and
empirical research, of both technological and non-technological nature,
that addresses equitable access and active participation of potentially
all citizens in the Information Society.
In June 2006, the UAIS journal completes 5 years of successful operation
and it will be applied for inclusion in the SCI.
For further information, please, refer to the "Aims and scope" section
on the Website of the UAIS Journal.
Aims and scope of this special issue
Human Learning is a basic cognitive process which cannot be replaced by
technology, since the “Nuremberg Funnel” – the idea of a technical device
to “fill in knowledge” directly into the brain of a learner – has not yet
been invented; however, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) can facilitate,
enhance and motivate human learning processes. Especially in the context
of the life-long-learning (LLL) approach, human learning can be assisted
by the application of new information technology, including, e.g.,
interactive Television (iTV), Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), mobile
phones and pervasive and ubiquitous devices. However, such new
technologies have an enormous potential to apply new didactical settings
for learning purposes which can be subsumed under the terms e-Learning,
m-Learning, p-Learning and x-Learning, in order to gain benefits for the
people in the sense of e-Education for all.
In this special issue the focus is on how these technologies can be
made accessible for everybody, in order to gain clear benefits for the
people involved, following a user-centred approach. Consequently, original
research contributions are solicited, which focus on the accessibility of
technology enhanced learning including interaction and modalities with a
view to improving accessibility for all users in all contexts of use.
The thematic scope of this special issue addresses the potential
contribution of technology enhanced learning towards improving and
widening universal access, and includes scientific issues related to the
organization and implementation, as well as the utility and usability, of
technology enhanced learning.
Contributions are solicited in - but not limited to - the following
• From specific e-Learning to e-Education for all (eEducation for
• Educational Multimedia, e-Learning, m-Learning, p-Learning,
• Didactic Scenarios to improve access in Technology Enhanced Learning
• Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in Educational Applications
• Design and Development of Interactive Multimedia Learning Objects
• Teaching, Learning and Motivation with Information & Communication
• Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW)
• Visualizations, Animations and Simulations for educational purposes
• Best practice studies, Problem-Based Learning (PBL), Case-Based Teaching
• e-Learning Solutions on Micro-, Meso and Macrolevel
• Tools and Architectures for Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching
Deadline for submission of papers: June, 26, 2006
Notification of acceptance: August, 15, 2006.
Deadline for submission of camera-ready version of accepted papers:
October, 15, 2006.
Expected publication date of the special issue: first half of 2007.
Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically as PDF files to
the Guest Editor of the special issue (two copies, one copy blinded for
Please, refer to the
"Instructions to authors" section on the Website of
the UAIS Journal
All papers will be peer reviewed by three reviewers, experts in the field,
appointed by the Guest Editor of the issue in consultation with the
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal.
Submission of an article implies that:
the work described has not been published before, except in form of an
abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis;
it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
For further information, please, refer to the
section on the Website of the UAIS Journal.