The wings of learning

In the framework of 

International Conference


5,6 July 2004





High-Intelligence & Decision Research Group

co-spons. Argentine





6 July 2004

Odescalchi Castle, Bracciano Lake

 as a special session of  the  MLEARN2004 Conference

MLEARN2004 Programme    PostNews  Registration


This workshop has a strong interdisciplinary character and it is intended to bring together scientists, researchers, theorists, experienced practitioners and emergency managers interested in the promising new cross-disciplinary sub-field of mobile-learning.

The workshop is organised in the framework of the MLEARN 2004 Conference (an initiative of the MOBIlearn and mLearning EU projects). It is aimed at the identification of the specific interests and achievements in learning during management and operation in the different phases of the life cycles of health, territorial or industrial Emergency-Management. It focuses on the achievements and possibilities of new advanced wireless technology, that networks Multimedia, Intelligent Agent Technology, and Socio-Cognitive Knowledge into applications for mobile learning under the time constraints and emotional stress.The situations of high risk of organization, social and individual crisis, emergency, disaster, for instance, in the presence of the large-scale blackout of critical infrastructures, are taken under consideration.

In parallel, MLEM 2004 will provide a concrete opportunity for synergy between the advanced research & experience of the Mobil Learning Project and the practical interests of the worldwide emergency management community. A final round-table is expected to draw up significant conclusions.

Authors are invited to submit work on issues related to, but not limited by, the following list of topics: 

- research and user strategies: specific Emergency Management requests and m-learning  possibilities
- real-time m-learning
- m-learning in emergency contexts
- decision-support and m-learning
- m-intelligence for intelligent advisors
- Intelligent Agent Technology
- cognitive ergonomics
- socio-cognitive constraints
- vocal cognitive communication
- new interfaces and time constrains
- coordination support
- safety and robustness of m-learning networks
- risk, responsibility, and ethics
- cognitive and emotional aspects
- human errors under emergency and stress
- usability criteria: cognitive, organizational, and legislative
- m-Learning in Emergency Management architectures, organizations
- pedagogic aspects of extreme m-learning and
- specific authoring tools. 

  Chair     Adam Maria Gadomski , ENEA & ECONA, It 
  Co-chair: Mike Sharples, The University of Birmingham, UK 
Albert A. Angehrn, Centre of Advanced Learning Technologies, INSEAD, Fr
Chris Baber, Ergonomics Information Analysis Centre, The Univ. of Birmingham, UK
Claudio Balducelli,TIEMS (International Emergency Management Society)& ENEA,It
Giorgio Da Bormida, MOBIlearn Project Coordinator, It
Oscar de Bruijn, University of Manchester, UK
Flavio Fontana, Usability Lab, ENEA, It
Andrzej Straszak, Systems Research Institute - Polish Academy of Sciences, Pl
Paolo Petta, Intelligent Software Agents and New Media Group, OFAI, AT
Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan, Ca

          F. Fontana (org. chair)C. Balducelli,  A.M. Gadomski,  S. Grande, A. Moreno


The workshop will provide an opportunity to present recent work, get feedback, explore ideas, and make contacts. Therefore, contributions have to be in the form of research papers. Presentations at the workshop should take about 20 minutes, with an additional 5 minutes for questions. All accepted papers will be printed in a book of proceedings, which will contain an international book number (ISBN) to allow future worldwide library reference; in addition, authors of selected papers will be invited to provide extended versions for a special issue of an international journal. 

A contributor application pack is available upon request, which includes an application form and related guidance notes. Alternatively, these documents will be available for download from the main  conference website.
Submissions are invited in the following categories: 
- Full research paper: 5 pages
- Short position paper: 3 pages
- Abstract of poster 1 page. 
The papers (only in either RTF or PDF format) have to be electronically submitted to the workshop chairs. for evaluation by SAC members. 

         Call for Papers: Download file.
         Call for Participation & Programme: Download zip file n

  IMPORTANT DATE (extended deadline)
June 05, 2004   - final camera-ready manuscript 
June 10, 2004   - author registration deadline.
Registration to the MLEM workshop includes the registration to the Conference.

The  MLEM 2004 Workshop is sponsored by the EU Consortium MOBIlearnand the Italian Research Agency ENEA. Among others (see banners) this international event is organized by ENEA researchers under auspicious of AI*IA  (Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence ) and ECONA ((Interuniversity Center for Research on Cognitive Processing in Natural and Artificial Systems). 

All detailed information about the participation, accommodation, travel, and expenses related  to the workshop are the same as for the MLEARN 2004 Conference and are available on the Conference Website:
For further general information, please contact:: Giorgio Da Bormida, or 
Elena Murelli, The MOBIlearn Project, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Piacenza, Via Emilia Parmense 84, 29100 Piacenza - ITALY 
Phone: +39-0523-599446 Fax: +39-0523-599434,
   Any specific queries regarding the MLEM 2004 workshop should be addressed to:
   Adam M.Gadomski:


MLEARN 2004    ENEA Meta-Knowledge Engineering Server  HID Research Group
(MOBIlearn project is coordinated by GIUNTI Ricerca).