2011 International Workshop on Distance Education Technologies

in conjunction with

The 17th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems

Convitto della Calza (
Florence, Italy August 18 to 20, 2011


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


DET 2011 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, serious game, simulation, 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 17th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS 2011)

Presenters of selected papers from DET 2011 will be invited to submit an extended article to a special issue of International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET) for publication.


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:

Technology Enhanced Learning

Ubiquitous Learning Intelligent learning Eclipse Open source ecosystem and E-learning Societal, Legal and Ethical Considerations Pedagogical issues E-learning 2.0 Distance Learning for culture and arts Virtual environment and serious game for education


Papers should be prepared according to the DMS'2011 submission requirements. Electronic submissions are encouraged through the following URL: (submission site will be open Jan 1, 2011). Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 6 pages of IEEE double column text (include figures and references). All submissions must not be published or under consideration for publication in a journal or in a conference with proceedings. Papers will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness and clarify of exposition. Depending upon the results of evaluation a paper may be accepted as regular paper (6 pages), short paper (4 pages) or poster (poster presentation only).



DET'11 Secretariat
Knowledge Systems Institute 3420 Main Street, Skokie, IL 60016, USA
Tel: 1 847 679 3135
Fax: 1 847 679 3166


Workshop Co-Chairs

Rita Francese, University of Salerno, Italy
Kazuo Yana, Hosei University, Japan

Program Co-Chairs

Prof. Oscar Fuhua Lin, Athabasca University, Canada
Prof. Teresa Roselli, Univ. of Bari, Italy
Prof. Veronica Rossano, Univ. of Bari, Italy

Steering Committee

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

International Program Committee

Tim Arndt, Cleveland State University, USA
Yuan-Sun Chu, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Luigi Colazzo, University of Trento, Italy
Massimo De Santo, Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Pierpaolo Di Bitonto, University of Bari, Italy
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Rita Francese, University of Salerno, Italy
Robert Heller, Athabasca University, Canada
Kao-Shing Hwang, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Pedro Isaias, Open University, Portugal
Maria Laterza, University of Bari, Italy
Lian Li, HeFei University of Technology, China
Hong Lin, University of Houston-Downtown, USA
Paolo Maresca, University Federico II, Napoli, Italy
Andrea Molinari, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
Ignazio Passero, University of Salerno, Italy
Michele Risi, University of Salerno, Italy
Teresa Roselli, University of Bari, Italy
Veronica Rossano, University of Bari, Italy
Nicoletta Sala, University of Italian Switzerland, Switzerland
Giuseppe Scanniello, University of Salerno, Italy
Mahbub Syed, Minnesota State University, USA
Kazuo Yana, Hosei University, Japan
Chunsheng Yang, National Research Council, Canada

Publicity Committee

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