Workshop at ICME 2012 - Call for Papers

Klaus P. Jantke, Fraunhofer IDMT, Ilmenau & Erfurt, Germany
Yuzuru Tanaka, Hokkaido University Sapporo, Japan
Nigel Waters, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA

Organization Chair: Jun Fujima, Fraunhofer IDMT

What it´s about...

Children can sometimes solve problems by manipulating concrete objects before they can solve them symbolically. Scientist arrive a new hypotheses and generate new ideas in many different ways including exploratory activities of manipulating media in an unforeseen way. Playing is fun and game-based learning has particular potentials. It becomes even more attractive if learners in schools, high schools and enterprises can manipulate multimedia directly.


The workshop is focusing research, development, and applications in the triangle of three problem areas: game-based learning, tangible interfaces and direct manipulation of multimedia.

What are the advantages of manipulating media objects on tangible devices for learning? What are the hardware and software requirements? What type of middleware supports direct multimedia manipulation in an optimal way?

Workshop Topics

Those are a few typical questions characterizing the mutual interdependence of the three main problem areas brought together in the workshop. The list of workshop topics includes

  • human-computer interaction,
  • interactive media and immersive environments,
  • game-based learning,
  • constructivist learning theories and applications,
  • direct manipulation and the evolution or construction of knowledge,
  • multimedia interaction environments,
  • environments of multimedia for learning,
  • knowledge media technologies,
  • multimedia quality assessment, especially in learning,
but is not restricted to the issues mentioned.

Authors are invited to submit papers to the workshop according to the ICME 2012 conference guidelines for workshop submissions (see ICME 2012) and in accordance with the workshop page TEMPLE of Knowledge and Understanding.

Submission website:

Program Committee

Mina Akaishi, Japan
William Cartwright, Australia
Guido Cervone, USA
Jun Fujima, Germany
Jens Geelhaar, Germany

Avelino J. Gonzalez, USA
Christoph Igel, Germany
Masahiko Ito, Japan
Klaus P. Jantke, Germany
Tsuyoshi Sugibuchi, France

Akio Takashima, Japan
Yuzuru Tanaka, Japan
Nigel Waters, USA

Important Dates

  • Workshop paper submission:
  • March 5, 2012
    March 12, 2012 (11:59pm PST) (extended)
  • Workshop paper acceptance:
  • March 26, 2012
  • Workshop paper camera ready:
  • April 9, 2012

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