iED Europe Summit - Paris 2012 (26 - 27 Nov)

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2nd European Immersive Education Summit


26th and 27th November 2012

At École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Paris, France)


The programme is available here


Download the Conference Proceedings here (PDF - 22MB)


Watch the videos from the Summit here


The theme for the 2nd European Immersive Education (iED) Summit is:

Immersive Education: combining creativity, art and pedagogy

The two-day event is open to the global academic community and experts in immersion, simulation, learning games, virtual reality and full, augmented and mixed reality. 

The École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris has the mission to provide artistic, scientific and technical training for creative designers engaged in design and research in all aspects of the decorative arts. EnsAD is involved in research on the creation of artistic and shared online spaces, exploring the aesthetic and sociological implications of immersive 3D environments. 

The 2nd European iED summit will build on this theme, exploring how virtual spaces can be used for innovative forms of teaching and learning, fostering creativity and artistic expression. This will be rooted in new technological developments in the fields of virtual, augmented and mixed reality. There will also be a strong emphasis on pedagogy and effective design and evaluation of solutions, with case studies from active practitioners in this emerging cross-disciplinary domain.

One special session will explore the uses of shared online spaces as a metamedia for creation, exposition and artistic appreciation. Some examples are: 

  • As spaces of live creation (art experimentation)
  • As spaces for exposing and represent art (museography & design)
  • As spaces for idea exchange and communication (collaborative platforms for artistic and academic community)

Proceedings will be published in the Journal of Immersive Education (JiED), the publication of record for the international Immersive Education Initiative. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions, which will be further peer-reviewed, to be considered for publication as feature papers and articles in special issues of JiED.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Chris_fowler Prof. Chris Fowler - Virtual Reality and Learning: Where’s the pedagogy?
Professor at the School of Education, Faculty of Humanities and Education,
The University of the West Indies.
alain_berthoz Prof. Alain Berthoz - The concept of immersion in the relation between brain, body of self and others, real and virtual spaces
Honorary Professor of the Chair of Physiology of Perception and Action, Collège de France.
Member of the French Academy of Sciences, French Academy of Technologies and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
janis_karklins Mr. Janis Karklins - ICT Competency Framework for teachers and Open Education Resources
Assistant Director General Sector for Communication and Information, UNESCO.
Chris_marker Tribute to Chris Marker by Max Moswitzer
Max Moswitzer, viennese artist and Researcher-Lecturer at ZHDK, Zurich University of the Arts and University of Applied Arts (Vienna), will pay tribute to Chris Marker, famous french film director who passed away recently.

Important Dates


Paper submission: 27th July 2012 17th August 2012 (extended)
Notification of acceptance:  28th September 2012
Final paper submission: 26th October 2012
Summit: 26th-27th November 2012



The programme is available here


Download the Conference Proceedings here (PDF - 22MB)


Watch the videos from the Summit here


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