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CFP: Computers and Advanced Technology in Education

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5th IASTED International Conference
~ CATE 2002 ~
May 20-22, 2002
Cancun, Mexico


The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Technical Committee on Education

In Cooperation With: The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd)


Conference Chair,
Gustavo A. Santana Torrellas - National Institute of Public Administration, Mexico

General Chair of WBE'02 Symposium
Vladimir Uskov - Bradley University, USA


CATE 2002 will be held in the beautiful resort city of Cancun. Fourteen miles of sugar-white sand, lapped by the turquoise and emerald waters of the Carribbean, make this one of the world's most popular travel destinations. Besides its first class swimming and snorkeling, Cancun is also the gateway to the ruins and cultural treasures of Ancient Mexico. The nearby city of Chichen Itza, with its 75-foot pyramid for the god Kukulcán, is the most famous Mayan cultural site in the world. Also impressive is the ancient walled city of Tulum, believed by archeologists to be one of the most important ceremonial and trade centers of the Mayan people. Cancun also boasts many ecological wonders, with the nearby Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve and the coves and caves of Xcaret.


CATE 2002 will act as a major forum for the presentation of innovative developments and the exchange of information for researchers and practitioners on the use of technology in education. In addition to the regular scope, this conference will feature the International Symposium on Web-based Education (WBE'02).


CATE 2002 will act as a major forum for researchers and practitioners interested in recent advances in the use of technology in education. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Distance Learning:
Curriculum Design
Multimedia and Hyper-media
Internet based Educational and Training Systems
Universities without Boundaries
Virtual Universities
On-demand Education
Quality Control
Copyright and Electronic Publication

Advanced Technology in Education:
Computer-assisted Learning and Instruction
Authoring Tools and Methodology
Information Technology
Virtual Reality
Human-computer Interface
Mobile Communication and Computing
Satellite Communication
Tele-computing and Telecommunications
Collaborative Knowledge Construction and Learning

Educational Software and Hardware:
Educational Software
Educational Hardware
Database Design
Collaborative Software
Visual Programming
Expert Systems
Software Agents
Artificial Intelligence
Educational Technology and Students with Special Needs
Security and Reliability

Human Resource Issues:
Teacher Training
Teacher Evaluation

National Policies
Assistance of National and International Organizations
Special Conditions in Developing Countries

Institutional Issues:
Education of Children
Primary and Secondary Education
University Education
Vocational Training
Education for Business and Industry
Education for the Disabled
Multi-teacher Courses
Strategic Planning
Case Studies
Technology Centers

Topics for this symposium include but are not limited to:

Web-Based Education (WBE)
Web-Based Training
Online Education and Training
Teaching and Learning Technologies for Web-Based Education
Multimedia Applications in Web-Based Education
Communication Technology Applications in Web-Based Education
Software and Hardware systems for Web-Based Education
Web-Lecturing Technology
Virtual Reality Applications in Web-Based Education
Scientific Web-Based Laboratories
Design and Development of Online Courses
Virtual Universities and Colleges
Online Degree Programs and Certificate Programs
Collaborative Learning
Quality Issues of Web-Based Education
Testing and Assessment Issues of Web-Based Education
Pedagogical Issues of Web-Based Education
Best Practices of Web-Based Education
National Policies on Web-Based Education
National Projects on Virtual Universities and Web-Based Education
International Projects and International Collaboration on Web-Based Education
Academia-Industry Collaboration on Web-Based Training
Corporate Web-Based Training
Web-Based Methods and Tools in Traditional and Distance Education
Faculty Development on Web-Based Education
Dot-Com Educational Institutions and their Impact on Traditional Universities
Funding Opportunities for Projects in Web-Based Education


E.M.A. Abed - Egypt
J. Abeles - USA
M. Allegra - Italy
M. Ally - Canada
J. Anderson - Australia
A. Ausserhofer - Austria
J.P. Baggaley - Canada
E. Barbera - Spain
S. Bhattacharyya - India
M. Bunch - USA
V. Cano - UK
J. Cerny - Canada
C. da Rocha Brito - Brazil
A. D'Atri - Italy
D. Davcev - Macedonia
K. De Vries - USA
M. Dobson - UK
D. Edge - USA
O. Friesen - USA
S. Ghwanmeh - Jordan
I. Giles - USA
K. Goshi - Japan
A. Grabowska - Poland
B. Greene - South Africa
H. Haugen - Norway
A. Ivannikov - Russia
J. Karet - USA
A. Kukulska-Hulme - UK
T.L. Leacock - Canada
O.F. Lin - Canada
F. Litto - Brazil
P. Longoria - Mexico
M. Lopez - Germany
R. McGreal - Canada
C. Montgomerie - Canada
T. Montgomery - Australia
M. Muchnik - USA
D. Mukherjee - Singapore
G.D. Nag - India
J. Nesbit - Canada
D. Nichols - USA
A. Ninck - Switzerland
N. Nocente - Canada
I. Norenkov - Russia
G. Novak - USA
C.E. Palau - Spain
G. Perichinsky - Argentina
P. Rodriguez Marin - Spain
D. Rutkauskienë - Lithuania
A. Saad - USA
V.K. Schutz - USA
M. Seliktar - USA
L. Sheremetov - Mexico
C. Sherwood - Australia
K. S. So - P.R. China
K. Stevens - Canada
D. Stockley - Canada
W. Tarng - Taiwan
V. Tikhomirov - Russia
C. Torres Fernandes - Brazil
M. Warschauer - USA
B. Willis - USA
H.D. Wuttke - Germany
M. Yaacob - Malaysia
S. Zhao - USA


Submit your full paper via our Web site at Files larger than 2MB must be submitted to our FTP site at (user name: actaftp; password: journals). If you submit a paper to our FTP site, please send a notification e-mail with your contact information to All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by January 15, 2002. Do not send hard copies of your paper. Receipt of paper submissions will be confirmed by e-mail.

Please provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. If you are submitting your paper to the Web-based Education Symposia, please indicate this as one of your keywords. Include a statement in your cover letter confirming that if the paper is accepted, one of the authors will attend the conference to present it. Please designate a principal author, and provide the full names, affiliations, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of all authors.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail on March 1, 2002. Registration payments and final manuscripts are due by April 15, 2002. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings. Please send final manuscripts via the Web or FTP site using the same procedure as described above. The formatting instructions for final manuscripts can be found on the Web and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six pages (single-spaced, double-column, 10 point Times New Roman font). The additional page charge is USD $70.00.

Proposals for half-day tutorials (three hours) should be submitted online by January 15, 2002, via the following Web site address: A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal to the IASTED Secretariat by January 15, 2002. Proposals should include a minimum of five papers, a session title, a list of the topics covered, and qualifications of the session organizer(s). The name of the session organizer will appear in the program and proceedings, provided five papers are presented. Special session proposals should be submitted online at the following address:


Submissions due: January 15, 2002
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2002
Registration, full payment, and final papers due: April 15, 2002

For more information or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat - CATE 2002
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851
Web site:

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