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SMART 2013 - Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching - Call for Papers

Welcome to SMART 2013 International Conference

Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on social media the challenges in the educational context. Our conference is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of social media at different levels of education as well as researchers in the fields of e-learning, educational science and information and communication sciences and much more.
Special round-table: Personal Learning Environments

The proceedings of the conference will be published by an international publisher, as a book with ISBN. Extended version will be published by the following journals:
TEACH, BRAND, LiBRI, and BRAIN (see, etc.)

    February 10, 2013: submission of abstracts and intentions of participation
    February 20, 2013: submission of full papers, by e-mail to
    March 20, 2013: notification of acceptance
    April 20, 2013: registration
    May 20, 2013: submission of final version of the papers

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
    Academic applications for podcasting
    Academic events through social-media (Eventful, The Hotlist,, Upcoming, Eventseer, AllConferences)
    Analytics for social media
    Budgeting for social media in academic organizations
    Case studies for successful social media commuting and presenting
    Communication, both internal and external.
    Diagramming and visual collaboration in educational institutions
    Document Managing and Editing Tools:,, Google Docs, Syncplicity
    Executive and employee social media education and training.
    How do universities deal with social media obstacles/shortcomings
    Impact of social media on the quality of the didactic process
    Integrating social media and traditional media within the academic environment
    Livecasting for education
    Location-based social networks (Facebook places, Foursquare, Geoloqi, Google Latitude, Gowalla, The Hotlist)
    Mobile social media and mobile teaching/learning
    Personal Learning Environments
    Photography and art sharing (deviantArt, Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa, SmugMug, Zooomr) and the new education
    Research in Social Media: journals, books, conferences, events
    Social bookmarking (or social tagging): CiteULike, Delicious, Diigo, Google Reader, StumbleUpon, folkd
    Social media tools for schools and universities
    Social networking used in the new academic environment (ASmallWorld, Bebo, Cyworld, Diaspora, Facebook, Google+, Hi5, Hyves, IRC, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, Orkut, Plaxo, Tagged, Tuenti, XING, Yammer)
    Social news: Digg, Mixx, Social i my2i, Newsvine, NowPublic, Reddit
    Teaching through presentation sharing (Prezi, scribd, SlideShare)
    The use of Content Management Systems for education (Drupal, Joomla, Plone, Siteforum, Wordpress)
    The advertising of universities using social media
    Using blogs (Blogger, Drupal, LiveJournal, Open Diary, WordPress, Xanga) for educational purposes
    Using microblogging (Google Buzz,, Twitter) for communicating academic events
    Using video sharing for education (Dailymotion, Metacafe, Nico Nico Douga, Openfilm, sevenload, Viddler, Vimeo, YouTube)
    Using wikis (PBworks, Wetpaint, Wikia, Wikimedia, Wikispaces) in Science Classes

Keynote speakers
Professor Ilya Levin, Tel Aviv University
    Ilya Levin received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering in 1987, when being the Head of the Computer Science Department in the Leningrad Institute of New Technologies (in the former USSR). Between 1993 and 1997, Ilya Levin was the Head of the Computer Systems Department in Holon Institute of Technology, Israel. In 1997, he worked as a Research fellow in the Computer Science Department of University of Massachusetts, USA. During four years between 2003-2006, Ilya Levin was an Associate Professor of the School of Engineering in the Bar Ilan University, Israel. Presently, Prof. Ilya Levin is a Head of Department of Math, Science and Technology Education of the Tel Aviv University. His recent research interests include: Computer Design, Human Concepts Learning, Social Media, Culturology of Information Society. Ilya Levin is the author of about 150 research papers both in Computer Engineering and in Education.     

Professor Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara, Romania
    Gabriela Grosseck is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the West University of Timisoara, Romania. She has particular expertise in ICT in education (teaching, learning and researching), a solid experience in students'/teachers' training both f2f and online environments. For almost a decade she was an editor-in-chief of Romanian Journal of Social Informatics. An author of many articles in the field of e-learning 2.0, a speaker at different international events, workshop organizer and member of editorial committees (journals and conferences), her research interests cover main aspects of Web 2.0 tools and technologies in higher education, collaborative aspects and proper use of social media (by teachers, students, researchers, policy makers and other educational actors). Her papers are highly cited by researchers in social media and ICT education.

Dr Charlotte Holland, Dublin City University, Ireland
    Dr Charlotte Holland is a lecturer in Technology in Education, Education for Sustainable Development and Creative Instructional Design in the School of Education Studies. She is Chair of Undergraduate Studies and was Chair of the full-time BSc in Education and Training from 2007-2011. She held the position of Research Convenor for the School of Education Studies from 2007-2010. She is currently Chair of the Institute of Educational Research in Ireland. Research Interests: Education for Sustainable Development, Online Sustainable Learning Communities, Values-based Learning, Information and Communication technologies (ICT) in Education, Instructional Design, Web development, E-learning, Instructional Technology, Curriculum development, Science and Citizenship, Meta-cognition.

Registration - send your e-mail to for detailed information

Full registration: 350.00 EUR
Conference fulll registration fee includes all the following:

    3 nights of accomodation (including breakfast);
    3 lunches and the gala dinner;
    SMART 2013 printed conference proceedings;
    attending all conference sessions and round-tables;
    all coffee breaks (include hot and cold beverages);
    trip in Neamt county (visit to monasteries, Sturdza Castle, and Bicaz Canyon).

Regular registration: 275.00 EUR
Conference regular registration fee includes all the following:

    3 nights of accomodation (including breakfast);
    2 lunches and the gala dinner;
    SMART 2013 printed conference proceedings;
    attending all conference sessions and round-tables;
    all coffee breaks (include hot and cold beverages);

Accompanying person registration: 75.00 EUR
The accompanying person should sent an e-mail to mentioning the full registrant person he/she accompanies.
Conference registration fee includes all the following:

    3 nights of accomodation (including breakfast);
    social activities (games, visits, shoping);
    gala dinner.

Location and Accommodation in Vila Corola
Vila Corola is located on the Apusului Street, No. 5, Bacau, Romania (near LIDL Supermarket)
Phone: 0040758 731 151 & 0040334 111 665, Fax: 0040334 111 665 or
GPS: Lat: 46.56925202519984, Long: 26.894997819311463

Instructions for authors
Authors MUST submit their papers by email to Submited paper must be written in Microsoft Word document, as clear and as simple as possible English. Preferred maximum paper length for the papers is 20 pages, including figures.
The template for the paper is here. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point Times New Roman font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. The title will be bold 14-point, and the author will be 12-point italic. Figures have caption in bottom-center side, and tables have captions in left-top side. Use a tab for identing each paragraph and the subtitles, too. The subtitles will be bold 12-point. Please use Microsoft Word 97-2003 or newer.
We encourage the authors to use the camera ready format even for the first submission. All paper submissions will be carefully reviewed by the members of the scientific board or independent experts, who will provide a written feedback with comments and ratings.A uthors will be notified of acceptance in maximum 2 weeks. Accepted manuscripts should be revised according to the comments of the reviewers and of the editors.
For questions concerning manuscript submission, contact Bogdan Patrut (

For more information, please contact Dr Bogdan Patrut, at

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