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1st International Symposium
on Robotics in Science and Technology Education
October 31, 2008, Yokohama City, Japan

Venue

[Kanagawa Rodo Plaza]
1-4 Kotobuki-cho Naka-ku Yokohama City, Japan
http://zai-roudoufukushi-kanagawa.or.jp/~l-plaza/map.html

Aim of the Workshop

New educational materials using robotics result in new learning methodologies and have impacted the teaching methods, especially in science and technology courses. The objective of the International Symposium on robotics in Education is to provide a forum for the presenting and discussing the latest advances of improvements and challenges for education using new educational resources where robotics plays a key role. It will serve as a communication platform of school teachers around the world. The Symposium welcomes original technical papers addressing teaching and new materials on education using robotics. In addition, speakers will be invited from academia, industry, and government to address novel teaching and new materials.

The call for papers is to solicit papers for the oral sessions which are designed to be highly interactive. The official language of the Symposium is English. Those interested should submit a manuscript describing original work.
Areas of interest, but not limited to, include:
--Novel teaching methodology
--New teaching materials
--Creative teaching

Scope of the Symposium

The scope of the symposium will be related to new teaching materials in elementary schools, junior and senior high schools, universities and colleges.

Who Should Present

Teachers and practitioners from elementary schools, junior and senior high schools, universities and colleges, government, and people who are interested in education and teaching.

Who Can Attend

School teachers, professors, scientists, researchers, students, education practitioners, government officers, and people who are interested in education and teaching.

Paper Submission

The working language of the conference is English. Authors are requested to prepare the extended abstract (500 words). The extended abstract should include paper title, authors and affiliation, keywords and use the template available in the Symposium Website. For further information, see the Symposium web-site:
Abstract paper : about 500 words
Full Paper : 3 to 6 pages
All accepted papers must be presented.


*attention! The number of pages of Full paper changed.

Important Dates

Deadline for extended abstract: July 18th 2008
Acceptance Notification: September 1st, 2008
Camera-Ready Paper Due (send paper to WRO Japan): September 30th, 2008
Conference Registration: September 1-October 15, 2008


Secretariat

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Phone: +81-(0)50-3385-7831
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Registration fee

USD 150 / participant
Include conference CD proceeding , lunch , tea breaks
Method of Payment T/T in advance non-refundable.
**Payment information will update ASAP**

PROGRAM AGENDA

Dates: 31st Oct 2008
All participants are required to register.

9:10 Registration
10:00 - 10:10 Opening ceremony
10:10 - 11:00 Keynote address (50min)
11:00 - 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 - 12:30 Paper Sessions (1 track)
4
15 min presentation using PC and 5 min Q&A
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:50 Paper Sessions (1 track)
4
15 min presentation using PC and 5 min Q&A
14:50 - 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 - 16:20 Paper Sessions (1 track)
4
15 min presentation using PC and 5 min Q&A
16:20 - 16:30 Closing ceremony