2008 International Workshop on Distance Education Technologies (DET 2008)

Workshop in DMS 2008

The 14th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS'08)

Hyatt Harborside at Logan Int'l Airport, Boston, USA, September 4 – September 6, 2008


Organized by Knowledge Systems Institute, U.S.A.

Distance learning tools and environment, distance learning and culture, and distance learning and the arts.


DET 2008 focuses on creative solutions on distance education. It combines several advanced topics on design, implementation, and applications of E-learning systems. Submissions may cover novel approaches on distance learning tools, communication mechanisms, distance learning and culture, new educational technologies, distance learning and the arts, and so on. Our special attention will be devoted to intelligent tools in various distance education systems.

This workshop is being held in conjunction with 14th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS'2008) . You can also reach the website of DET'08 conference at


Distance education technologies cover important aspects of Communication Technologies, distance learning and culture improvement and arts by using Intelligent Technologies and Educational Technologies. The technical issues to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

E-learning based on mobile device

Intelligent learning agent Intelligent information delivery/reuse Eclipse Open source ecosystem and E-learning Intelligent Technologies Educational Technologies practical and new learning models Societal, Legal and Ethical Considerations Intelligent resources Advanced tools Advanced Distance Education Projects Distance Education Management Distance Learning for culture and arts


Papers focusing on pivotal transformational issues will be recommended to the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies ( ) (JDET, EI: COMPENDEX beginning in 2008)¨. This journal publishes original research articles about distance education in four issues per year. JDET is the primary forum for researchers and practitioners to disseminate practical solutions to the automation of open and distance learning. The journal is for academic researchers and engineers who work on distance learning programs and software systems, as well as educators and general participants of distance education. A special issue on Det’08 will be provided.


The workshop will be organized around 5 invited sessions each one chaired as follow:

DET08 invited sessions
Ramakrishna Avvaru, e-learning for the economically disadvantaged
Rita Francese, e-learning
Paolo Maresca, Eclipse environment for e-learning
Giuseppe Polese, e-learning
Yu-Huei Su, e-learning and the arts


Papers should be prepared according to the DMS'2008 submission requirements. Electronic submissions are encouraged ( Each manuscript should include a 200-word abstract and not more than 20 pages of double-spaced text (including figures and references). Papers should also be e-mailed in Postscript, PDF, or MS Word versions to prof. ing. Paolo Maresca, by the specified deadline.


In the period between June 15 and August 28, 2008, all accepted papers will be made available for access to all registered participants in order to initiate a discussion on the topics via a blog. The details on this forum will be disseminated with the notice of receipt of the registration fee.


Prof. ing. Maresca Paolo
Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica (DIS)
Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico dell' Universita' di Napoli Federico II
Facoltà di Ingegneria Via Claudio, 21
80125 NAPOLI
Phone +39 081 7683168 via Claudio
Mobile Phone +39 335 8454124
Fax +39 081 7683816


Workshop Chair

Paolo Maresca, Università Federico II, Napoli, Italy,

Program Co-Chairs

Heng-Shuen Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Tim Arndt, Cleveland State University, USA, session on visualization; e-mail

Workshop Sessions

Paolo Maresca, University of Naples, Italy; session on Eclipse environment for e-learning; e-mail
Tim Arndt, Cleveland State University, USA; session on visualization; e-mail
Rita Francese, University of Salerno, Italy; session on e-learning; e-mail
Ramakrishna Avvaru, Osmania University, India; session on e-learning for the economically disadvantaged; e-mail
Yu-Huei Su, National HsinChu University of Education, Taiwan; session on e-learning and the arts; e-mail

Steering Committee

S. K. Chang, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A

International Program Committee

Alfio Andronico, University of Siena, Siena, Italy,
Giovanni Adorni, University of Genova, Genova, Italy,
Luigi Colazzo, University di Trento, Italy,
Rita Francese, University of Salerno, Italy,
Paolo Maresca, Department of Informatica e Sistemistica, University “Federico II” , Napoli, Italy,
Giuseppe Scanniello, University of Salerno, Italy,
Heng-Shuen Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Goran Trajkovski, South University, Savannah, GA, USA, U.S.A
Teresa Roselli, University of Bari, Italy
Pedro Isaias, Portuguese Open University Portugal,
Yuan-Sun Chu, PhD, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Ching-Yang Chou, PhD, Professor, Institute of Science Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Hui-Kai Su, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Nanhua University
Kao-Shing Hwang, PhD, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Wu He, Assistant Professor, Center for Learning Technologies, Old Dominion University, Norfork, VA, USA
Jer-Junn Luh, PhD, Lecturer, School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, National Taiwan University