[Corpora-List] Call for Participation: Brazil WCCE 2009 - 9th IFIP World Conference on Computers in Educatio

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WCCE 2009 - 9th IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education

July 27 to 31,2009

Bento Gonçalves, Brazil

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The Organizing Committee of WCCE 2009 - 9th IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education is pleased to invite you to attend the event, which occurs from July 27th to 31st, 2009, at FUNDAPARQUE Events Center in Bento Gonçalves, RS, Brazil.

WCCE is an open conference of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing), organized by Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Federal University of Santa Catarina, in cooperation with the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC).

This is the first time the conference takes place in Latin America, with an important space for discussion and keeping up with what is and has been researched in the area. During the event, besides keynotes cited below, there will be over 100 technical articles presentation, with the participation of over 30 different countries.

The Keynotes confirmed for the event are:

*PhD Troy Cline Title: Action Centers for Engaged Learning. Country: United States. Institution: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, member of the team of NASA?s Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum.

*PhD Riichiro Mizoguchi Title: When Computer Understands Learning and Instructional Theories. Country: Japan. Institution: University of Osaka.

*PhD Helder Manuel Ferreira Coelho Title: Teaching AI with Learning in Mind. Country: Portugal. Institution: University of Lisbon.

PhD Fredric Michael Litto Title: Brazilian Research on Distance Learning: A State-of-the-Art Study. Country: Brazil. Institution: Brazilian Association of Distance Education (ABED).

PhD Bernard Cornu Title: TC3 - ICT and Education. Country: France. Institution: Centre National d'Enseignement à Distance (CNED).

MSc Guilherme Canela de Godoi Title: UNESCO and Education. Country: Brazil. Institution: UNESCO, Brasilia.

The purpose of the event is to provide a broad forum for scientific and academic debate, and enable the integration among government, schools, businesses, and academia in the area of ICT. Therefore, it is expected to bring together the community of Latin America who works in the area of Information Technology applied to education, contributing to the development and dissemination of the basis for integration of technology in education in the best possible way. This will be possible gathering government, schools, businesses and academia, in the same environment, creating a space for dissemination of technology, technological development and business in the area of ICT.

Whereas the activities developed during the last WCCEs and the current moment, it is expected that the themes of WCCE 2009 will be part of the following topics:

1. ICT and education to reduce hunger, poverty and human misery.

2. ICT and education for social and technology inclusion and promotion of citizenship and political awareness.

3. ICT and education to reduce violence within and among countries.

4. ICT and education for sustainable economic growth.

5. ICT and education to environmental preservation.

6. ICT and education to achieve the full human potential.

On 07/28/09, during the event, Latin American Day (LAD) will happen, a moment devoted to discussing the mobility of students, teachers and researchers in Latin America. The main theme of LAD is the Treaty of Bologna, which is seeking to unify the curriculum of computer courses throughout Latin America. It is now important to involve all National Education Institutions in order to meet and discuss the theme, always seeking excellence in teaching and research.

It is worth emphasizing that the main lectures will be transmitted via videoconference and the others will remain available for further consulting. Your institution can apply to participate of this videoconference.

Further information can be found on the page of the event (www.wcce2009.org), by email (giharada at ig.com.br/martabez at feevale.br/silviameirelles at gmail.com) or phone (51) 3308-4504/(51) 9351-7930.

Looking forward to have your presence in WCCE 2009, we await confirmation and put ourselves at disposal for additional details.

We ask the kindness of spreading this to all teachers and students from Information Technology and Education courses, and in particular, to its coordinators.

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