IASTED International Conference

IASTED International Symposium on WEB-BASED EDUCATION (WBE-2003)

June 30 – July 2, 2003
Rhodes, Greece


Submissions due – February 10 , 2003
Notification of acceptance – March 15, 2003
Final papers due – April 15, 2003
Registration fee – May 1, 2003


The International Association of Science and Technology for Development


National University telecommunications Network (NUTN), U.S.A.
IEEE Learning Technology Task Force (IEEE LTTF)
Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd)
Japanese Society for Information and System in Education (JSISE)
International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP)
European Association for International Education (EAIE)
Euroasian Association of Distance Learning (EADL)
University of Patras, Greece
University of the Aegean, Greece


CATE/WBE-2003 will act as a major forum for the presentation of innovative
developments and the exchange of information for researchers and practitioners
on the use of technology in education. In addition to the regular scope, this
conference will feature the International Symposium on Web-based Education


CATE/WBE-2003 will act as a major forum for researchers and practitioners
interested in recent advances in the use of technology in education.
topics include, but are not limited to:
Distance Education
Open Education
Curriculum Design
Multimedia and Hyper-media
Educational and Training Systems
Open Universities
On-demand Education
Quality Control
Pedagogical Issues of Distance and Open Education
Advanced Technology in Education and Training
Computer-assisted Learning and Instruction
Authoring Tools and Methodology
Information Technology
Human-Computer Interface
Mobile Communication and Computing
Satellite Communication
Televised Courses and Telecommunications
Collaborative Knowledge Construction and Learning
Educational Software and Hardware
Educational Software
Educational Hardware
Database Design
Collaborative Software
Visual Programming
Expert Systems
Software Agents
Artificial Intelligence
Educational Technology and Students with Special Needs
Security and Reliability
Human Resource Issues
Teacher Training
Teacher Evaluation
National Policies
Assistance of National and International Organizations
Special Conditions in Developing Countries
Evaluation and Assessment
Institutional Issues on Education and Training
Education of Children
Primary and Secondary Education
University Education
Vocational Training
Education for Business and Industry
Education for the Disabled
Multi-Teacher Courses
Strategic Planning
Case Studies
Technology Centers


WBE-2003 topics include but are not limited to:
Web-Based Education (WBE)
Web-Based Training (WBT)
Online Education and Online Training
E-Learning and E-Training
Teaching and Learning Technologies for WBE and WBT
Communication Technologies for WBE
Software and Hardware systems for WBE
Web-Lecturing Technology
Reusable Learning Objects and Standards
Standards for Online Learning and Teaching
Scientific Web-Based Laboratories for WBE
Design and Development of Online Courses
Virtual Universities and Colleges
Online Degree Programs and Certificate Programs
Evaluation and Assessment in WBE
Quality Issues of WBE
Testing and Assessment Issues of WBE
Pedagogical Issues of WBE
Best Practices of WBE
National Policies on WBE
National Projects on Virtual Universities
International Projects and International Collaboration on WBE
Academia-Industry Collaboration on WBT
Corporate WBT
Web-Based Methods and Tools in Traditional and Distance Education
Faculty Development on WBE
Dot-Com Educational Institutions and their Impact on Traditional Universities
Funding Opportunities for Projects in WBE


CATE/WBE 2003 will be held at the Rhodes Palace Resort Hotel in the beautiful
resort city of Rhodes, Greece. Rhodes (Rhodos or Rodos in greek), means
“the beautiful island of roses”, and has a unique physical scenery that does
not cease to impress its visitors. Also unique is its climate with more sunny
days than any other place in Europe. To experience the majesty of Rhodes,
walk up the cobblestone streets past austere guildhouses to the massive
Crusader's Fortress. Or head out through orange and olive groves to the
Acropolis of Lindos spectacularly set overlooking the bluest of seas.


Submit your full paper via our Web site at

Files larger than 2MB must be submitted to our FTP site at
(user name: actaftp; password: Journals1). If you submit a paper to our
FTP site, please send a notification e-mail with your contact information
to All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf),
Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must
receive your paper by February 1, 2003. Do not send hard copies of your
paper. Receipt of paper submissions will be confirmed by e-mail.
Please provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper.
One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under

If you are submitting your paper to the Web-based Education Symposium,
please indicate “WBE” as one of your keywords. Include a statement in your
cover letter confirming that if the paper is accepted, one of the authors
attend the conference to present it. Please designate a principal author, and
provide the full names, affiliations, addresses, telephone and fax numbers,
and e-mail addresses of all authors.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail on March 15, 2003.
Registration payments and final manuscripts are due by May 1, 2003. Late
registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being
excluded from the conference proceedings. Please send final manuscripts
via the Web or FTP site using the same procedure as described above.
The formatting instructions for final manuscripts can be found on the Web
and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six pages
(single-spaced, double-column, 10 point Times New Roman font). The additional
page and paper charge is USD $75.00/page.


Proposals for half-day tutorials (three hours) should be submitted online by
February 1, 2003, via the following Web site address:

A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge
expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major
topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).


Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal to
the IASTED Secretariat by March 01, 2003. Proposals should include a
minimum of five papers, a session title, a list of the topics covered, and
qualifications of the session organizer(s). The name of the session organizer
will appear in the program and proceedings provided five papers are
Special sessions proposals should be submitted by email to .
More information on special sessions is available online at the following
hyperlink address: .