08-22-2011 09:57 AM
C A L L F O R P A P E R S
Workshop on the Use of BlackBerry Devices in Computing Education
Monday, October 17, 2011, San Francisco
Co-located with the 2011 BlackBerry Developer Conference October 18 - 20 http://www.blackberrydevcon.com
The proliferation of smartphones and tablets, and their application stores should encourage CS/IT/Engineering departments to integrate mobile application development into their curricula as almost every career path encompasses some aspects of mobile devices and mobility.
The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for faculty to present and share their experiences in introducing and teaching mobile application development or other aspects of mobile computing into their courses. It should also be of interest to faculty who have not yet embarked on introducing this paradigm into their classed and want to learn what insights have been gained from colleagues.
Participants and attendees will enjoy a range of talks from other faculty members and leaders from the mobile industry. They'll also learn about the resources and tools (including the BlackBerry Academic Program) available to them to help integrate mobile application development into the curricula.
Topics of interest include, but they are not limited to:
- Experience reports on teaching mobile application development
- Best practices on teaching mobile application development
- Experience with CMER's Academic Kit
- Experience with RIM.s BlackBerry Academic Program
- Ways to integrate mobile app development in the curricula
- Teaching computing concepts using smartphones
- Teaching computer programming through mobile application development
- Tablet computers (e.g. BlackBerry PlayBook) in education
- Mobile devices in software engineering, operating systems, database, security, and other core courses
- Mobile learning applications of BlackBerry Smartphones and PlayBook
- Tools and techniques for teaching mobile application development
- Outreach activities
Submission and Publication Information
Authors are invited to submit papers (2 - 5 pages). Accepted papers will be published online, but we're also exploring publications in the ACM Digital Library and hence we suggest that you please format your submission using the ACM Template (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/pubform.doc). Authors of selected papers will also be invited (after the workshop) to submit extended papers for publication in a special issue of a journal.
All submissions must be made online at https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=
Paper submission: August 31, 2011 Notification: September 14, 2011 Camera-ready papers: September 29, 2011 Workshop: October 17, 2011
Faculty presenting or attending this workshop will receive a special registration fee of $399 that includes access to all sessions and activities of the BlackBerry Developer Conference. To register, please go to: http://www.blackberrydevcon.com/academic.
Qusay Mahmoud, Centre for Mobile Education and Research, University of Guelph (Canada)
Dave Dietz, Research In Motion, Canada
Ralph Deters, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Maureen Doyle, Northern Kentucky University, USA
Dominic Duggan, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Jicheng Fu, University of Central Oklahoma, USA
Gerald C. Gannod, Miami University, Ohio, USA
Ashraf Khalil, Abu Dhabi University, UAE
Wathiq Mansoor, American University of Dubai, UAE
Joseph Sant, Sheridan College Institute of Technology, Canada
Christelle Scharff, Pace University, USA
If you have any questions, please email: Qmahmoud(at)uoguelph.ca