cmc2010: 4th Int. Conf. on Concept Mapping

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cmc2010: 4th Int. Conf. on Concept Mapping

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CMC 2010 - Fourth International Conference on Concept Mapping

Viña del Mar, Chile - October 5, 6 ,7, 2010
Sheraton Miramar Hotel & Convention Center

Contact: cmc2010 "AT"

The Fourth International Conference on Concept Mapping follows on the success of the first three Conferences held Pamplona, San José, and Tallinn/Helsinki in bringing together scholars and practitioners interested in concept mapping. It is being organized by the Universidad de Chile and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA.

The Conference is aimed at all persons interested in the use of concept maps (based on the work of Dr. Joseph Novak), including, but not limited to: facilitation of learning; eliciting, capturing, archiving, and using “expert” knowledge; planning instruction; assessment of “deep” understandings; research planning; collaborative knowledge modeling; creation of “knowledge portfolios”; and administrative and strategic planning and monitoring. We expect participants from a broad range of fields presenting a wide variety of research and applications of concept mapping. All presentations at the conference are expected to include time for questions, answers, and scholarly discussion.

Electronic paper submissions can be submitted in the following categories:

• Paper Proposals: Papers are reports of completed research accepted by a panel of experts and peers and will be published in the conference proceedings. There are three categories for papers: (a) empirical research, (b) model or theory development, and (c) theorizing from the literature. The time allotted for each session is 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation/10 minutes discussion). Audience participation, as a principle of adult education, is stressed. Full papers submissions have a length of up to 8 pages.

• (*NEW*) Research Roundtable Proposals: Research roundtables provide an opportunity to informally discuss research in progress and research issues with a group of participants. A 2 page summary/abstract will be published in the conference proceedings. The time allotted for each session is 50 minutes. Several roundtable discussions will take place concurrently in the same room with each presenter assigned to a different table.

• (*NEW*) Symposium Proposals: A symposium presents diverse or conflicting perspectives on a compelling topic or issue that is or should be of concern to concept mapping community. A symposium should NOT be merely a presentation of a related set of papers. Symposia should include a 4 page formal paper and this paper will be published in the conference proceedings. The time allotted for each session is 50 minutes. Audience participation is encouraged.

• Poster Presentations (with paper): The posters will form a visual display prepared by conference participants describing a research initiative, program, pedagogical model, and/or best practice on how concept mapping is applied in a variety of settings. Poster presentations serve as an effective forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate ideas, research, and programs. Poster papers should have a maximum length of 4 pages and will be published in the conference proceedings.

• (*NEW*) Poster Presentation (without paper). Posters that do not include a formal paper will also be accepted for presentation at the conference. Participants can submit a 500 word abstract if they are interested in presenting a poster without writing a formal paper. The abstracts will be reviewed for selection at the conference.

• (*NEW*) Electronic Posters. There will be a limited number of electronic posters accepted at the conference. Electronic posters can be posters with or without a formal paper. The number of electronic posters available will be determined by the host site for the conference, and the decision will be made on space available and cost.

All papers should be written and presented in Spanish or English. The Proceedings of the Conference will be published as a book by the University of Chile and posted on the Conference web site.

All papers from previous conferences are available at and can be searched at

Time-line for Proposal Submission Process

Submission Deadline: For all proposals and articles: April 19, 2010

Notification of Acceptance: June 7, 2010

Final Camera-ready Submissions: July 19, 2010

CONFERENCE DATES: October 5, 6, 7, 2010

Program Committee Honorary Chair

Joseph D. Novak, Cornell University and Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA

Program Committee Chairs

Jaime Sánchez, University of Chile, Chair
Alberto J. Cañas, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Co-Chair

Steering Committee

Simone Conceição, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Steve Cook, DOD, USA
Barbara Daley, University of Wisconsin-Milawaukee, USA
Priit Reiska, Tallinn University, Estonia

Program Committee

* Robert Abrams, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/Dolan DNA Learning Center, USA
* Ma. de Lourdes Acedo de Bueno, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
* Karoline Afamasaga-Fuatai, National University of Samoa, Samoa
* Manuel F. Aguilar Tamayo, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico
* Mauri Åhlberg, University of Helsinki , Finland
* Julia Alonso, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
* Carlos Araya Rivera, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
* María del Rosario Atuesta, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia
* Eleonora Badilla, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
* Josianne Basque, Télé-université, Canada
* Leda Beirute, Instituto Educativo Moderno, Costa Rica
* Barbara Bowen, See What You Know, USA
* Geoffrey Briggs, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
* Larry Bunch, Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA
* William Caldwell, University of North Florida, USA
* Mary Jo Carnot, Chadron State College, USA
* Rodrigo Carvajal, Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA
* Amy Cassata-Widera, Vanderbilt University, USA
* Silvia Chacón, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
* Ricardo Chrobak, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina
* John Coffey, University of West Florida, USA
* Carmen M. Collado, Independent Consultant, USA
* Paulo Correia, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
* Donald F. Dansereau, Texas Christian University, USA
* Natalia Derbentseva, University of Waterloo, Canada
* Italo Dutra, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
* Tanja Engelmann, Institut für Wissensmedien, Germany
* Germán Escorcia, Independent Consultant, Mexico
* Tom Eskridge, Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA
* Lea Fagundes, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
* Berta García, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
* Gloria Gómez, Swinburne University of Technology, Australlia
* Fermín González, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
* Linda Goudy, University of North Florida, USA
* Maria Grigoriadou, University of Athens, Greece
* Mónica Henao, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia
* Sumitra Himangshu, Macon State College, USA
* Robert Hoffman, Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA
* Richard J. Iuli, Empire State College State University of New York, USA
* Taina Kaivola, University of Helsinki, Finland
* Ian Kinchin, King's College, University of London, Great Britain
* Ismo Koponen, University of Helsinki, Finland
* Ely Kozminsky, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
* Juan Guillermo Lalinde, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia
* Norma Miller, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, Panama
* Brian Moon, Perigean Technologies LLC, USA
* Marcos A. Moreira, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
* Hannelle Niemi, University of Helsinki, Finland
* Ángel Luis Pérez, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
* Ryan Richardson, Virginia Tech, USA
* Ma. Luz Rodriguez, Centro de Educación a Distancia - Tenerife, Spain
* Nancy Romance, Florida Atlantic University, USA
* Jesús Salinas, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
* Jean Schmittau, State University of New York at Binghamton, USA
* María Isabel Suero, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
* Iris Tai-chu Huang, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan, ROC
* Sok Khim Tan, Independent Educational Consultant, Malaysia
* Jorge Valadares, Universidade Aberta (de Lisboa), Portugal
* Alejandro Valerio, Indiana University, USA
* Michael Vitale, East Carolina University, USA
* Claudia Zea, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia

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