ICHSL.8: 8th International Conference on Human System Learning (Dec 2012, Paris)

Theme: Augmented learning: corporality, interference and temporality in knowledge acquisition and transmission
Dates: 4-5 December 2012
Location: Site Universitaire de Gennevilliers, Paris, France
Website: http://ICHSL.net The website appears UP again
Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2012

It is now obvious that the evolution of technologies has largely impacted human activities, the ICHSL conference focuses accordingly, and for 15 years and through 8 editions, with the human/system learning processes. This multidisciplinary approach raises the question of Teaching Media related to both “Data and knowledge” processing, production and acquisition.  ICHSL.8 is interested in questioning, modeling and describing the environments (systems), the technical factors as well as the practices that take part during training and learning activities. By taking into account that intelligence is shared between the learners and the teaching devices, it is thus possible to consider that both human and learning media can be considered as “learner”.


Learning Media could afford, within a social organization, the management and identification of cognitive skills, in the sense where multiple informational phenomena with their context, expressiveness and purposes have to be taken into account.

According to various theoretical approaches and analysis of e-learning and remote training systems, ICHSL.8 is keen to study role and impact of augmented/mixed reality environments into those “complex systems of training. The “augmented reality” 1 concept appears to be closer to a “physical” world than a virtual one as it is conditioned by users’ physical actions, actions that translate an effect, a modification or a contribution to the underlying communication system of augmented learning. An augmented learning system is seen here as a mediator combining mutualy physical (traditional) and virtual (digital) information within a learning session (for teachers and learners).

Interpretation, in a situation of augmented learning, is obviously sensitive to traditional perceptive input/output modalities (the five senses), but also to the complex contributions produced by the association of people, speech, and forms. Moreover, augmented learning systems must contribute to the interpretive process by adding items that have been scanned or digitalized (sensory data, spatial, semantic, cultural, historical, legislative, etc.).

ICHSL.8 is intended to focus on (and not limited to) the following topics:
– New learning spaces: augmented classroom
– Spatio-temporality of learning and the “augmented” training: roles and impacts of ICT on the perception of time
– Human-technology interferences during knowledge acquisition process
– Embodiment of information, knowledge and know-how: “body discourses” in augmented interactions
– Cognitive and Corporal Personalization of learning processes

Contact information: contact@ichsl.netchair@ichsl.net

Important dates
Submission deadline: September, 30th 2012
Notification of accepted papers: October, 10th 2012

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About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

3 Responses to ICHSL.8: 8th International Conference on Human System Learning (Dec 2012, Paris)

  1. Ae says:

    The website link does not work

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