The 1st Asian Pacific Conference on Concept Mapping
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CMC-AP2017 The 1st Asian Pacific Conference on Concept Mapping
The 1st Asian Pacific Conference on Concept Mapping (CMC-AP 2017) will take place in Beijing, China from Sept 20-22, 2017.
The theme for CMC-AP 2017 will be Learning for Understanding the World and Ourselves. With the development of technology and society, processing but not owning, memorizing, or being able to access information becomes essential. Similarly, e.g., in mathematics, doing arithmetic or more advanced integrations or differentiations is becoming less important than describing the world with mathematical concepts and abstracting mathematical concepts from the world. Meaningful learning is the key to understanding, and concept mapping helps to develop the ability to learn meaningfully.
The 1st Asian Pacific Conference on Concept Mapping is a regional extension to the worldwide Concept Mapping Conference (CMC), and follows on the success of the first seven CMC Conferences held in Pamplona (Spain), San José (Costa Rica), Tallinn (Estonia) & Helsinki (Finland), Viña del Mar (Chile), Valletta (Malta), Santos (Brazil) and Tallinn (Estonia) in bringing together from all over the world scholars and practitioners interested in concept mapping. Considering the recent boost in the number of users in the Asian and Pacific region, CMC-AP 2017 will be a chance to share thoughts and ideas on concept mapping for all users and researchers, especially in the Asian and Pacific region. It is being organized by Beijing Normal University, Beihang University and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA. (Follow these links for the Academic Program and links to papers from cmc2004, cmc2006, cmc2008 and cmc2010, cmc2012, cmc2014 and cmc2016. All Proceedings can be downloaded from the CMC Proceedings Page).
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”; curriculum design; eLearning, 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.
CMC-AP2017’s official language is English. However, some sessions will include simultaneous translation of oral presentations between Chinese and English. CMC-AP2017 offers the opportunity, both oral and posters, for presentations in English and Chinese. However, it will be the presenters’ job to communicate with their visitors for the poster sessions and for the sessions of micro-analysis and discussion of lecturing videos.
Presentation categories include:
All submissions will be evaluated and selected by the Program Committee.
Authors of all accepted submissions need to pay the corresponding conference fee for the submission to be included in the Proceedings and included in the Academic Program of the conference.
All submissions (except videos) and registration will be done electronically through the CMC-AP2017 submissions webpage. For video submission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or QQ group 179341566（when join the QQ group please indicate “CMC+affiliation+Real Name”）.
The Proceedings of the Conference will be published as a book and posted on the Conference website and also published by Beijing Normal University Press. A selected number of English-written papers will be included in the CMC2018 special volume book, while a selected number of Chinese-written papers will be recommended to be published in one of the following three journals Modern Educational Technology, Modern Distance Education Research and Open Education Research. A guideline of submission format is provided here.
CMC-AP2017 includes an Early Submission date for authors that need an early response to their paper submission. Authors who require a longer period of time to obtain financial support to participate in the conference should consider the Early Submission. Proposals accepted during the Early Submission process don’t need to submit again during the regular submission process.
Early Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017
Early Submission Notification of Acceptance: June 10, 2017
Submission Deadline: July 20, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: July 30, 2017
Final Camera-ready Submissions: August 10, 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 30, 2017
Registration Deadline: August 10, 2017
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