Technology and Communications: Catalyst for Educational Change

March 17 - 20, 1996 New Orleans, Louisiana USA

Sponsored by
The University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
T.H.E. Journal
Louisiana State University


ICTE is a truly international conference held in Europe and in North America in alternate years. In 1996, however, due to unforeseen organizational reasons, the Conference will be in New Orleans -- a second year running in North America -- returning to Europe in 1997.

ICTE typically attracts Delegates from over forty nations. Nearly half of the Delegates at the Conference contribute some prepared presentation to the Conference sub themes (a paper, a poster session, a lab, a workshop, etc.). These presenters are chosen by a Conference Program Committee from abstracts submitted before the Conference. Presentations are published in the Conference Proceedings, which may be ordered by Delegates and which are also ordered by numerous academic librarians.

From March 17 - 20, 1996, ICTE NEW ORLEANS '96 will focus on:

Technology and Communications: Catalyst for Educational Change

At this unique educational conference, you will learn about exciting technological innovations that are expanding and expediting learning experiences through appropriate application of technology to school curricula and instruction.

There will be ten sub-themes, each examining a particular aspect of developments and progress and each with an invited keynote speaker. There will also be four plenary session presentations from internationally recognized leaders in the theoretical and practical application of technology in education which will have an interest for the whole Conference.


For the past twelve years, ICTE has attracted participants from every sector of our worldwide educational community, including teachers, professors, researchers, trainers, administrators, and resource providers (curriculum developers, publishers and suppliers). The sub themes reflect this diversity of interest and give an opportunity for Delegates to move freely into areas with which they are less familiar if they so wish. The Conference thus provides a unique opportunity to benefit from the professional expertise of it's Delegates. It is a time to exchange ideas, to get up to date, and to meet colleagues from all over the world.


Nestled in a bend of the great American Mississippi River near the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans, known as the "Crescent City", is known around the world for it's music, food, tantalizing culture and, of course, Mardi Gras. Though ICTE will be held after Mardi Gras, the celebratory ambiance remains throughout the year. Jazz and zydeco, Cajun and Creole, po-boys and muffulettas, the French Quarter -- there aren't many cities that can compare with what New Orleans has to offer. ICTE Delegates will look into their technological futures in an urban environment which is firmly rooted in it's historical past.

The Conference will be at the Radisson Hotel New Orleans, located at 1500 Canal Street, near the downtown area and just two blocks from the historic French Quarter.


The program is designed to facilitate a variety of presentational styles and formats. In addition to traditional papers and panels, we encourage proposals for debates, discussions in the round, demonstrations and whatever may contribute to developing new connections and opening new horizons for Delegates.


For the latest information on ICTE New Orleans '96, please visit our home site on the World Wide Web at:

ICTE will also shortly be announcing a LISTSERV mailing list for information related to the Conference.


A major exhibition by educational institutions, publishers, and hardware and software companies will be held in conjunction with the Conference. Companies or institutions wishing to exhibit should contact the Exhibit Coordinator at:

Continuation Center
1277 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1277
Voice +1-503-346-4231
Fax +1-503-346-3545

Travel and Accommodation

Special airfares will be available from a designated carrier. Hotel accommodations at the Radisson and other conveniently located hotels have been reserved and registration forms will be included in the Registration Brochure, which will be distributed in September of 1995.


If you wish to present at the Conference you must:

  1. Write a proposal abstract in English of not more than 150 words;
  2. Complete the Application Form (If submitting via e-mail, see Registration);
  3. Send the proposal abstract and the Application Form to:


Post Office Box 195349
UTA Station
Arlington, Texas 76019-0001 USA


If you send your proposal by Federal Express, Purolator, or other courier, send it to:

Dr. Lynn Peterson
University of Texas at Arlington
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
416 Yates
300 Nedderman Hall
Arlington, Texas 76019

Proposals must be received by September 15, 1995.

Proposal Referee and Selection

An international panel of expert referees will evaluate all proposals submitted. Those selected to present will be notified by October 30, 1995. Please note that the referee panel may accept your proposal for presentation in a different format or within a different sub-theme than proposed. Please insure that your full address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail address (where applicable) appear on all correspondence. Manuscripts from presentations at ICTE NEW ORLEANS '96 will be published in the Conference Proceedings, if submitted on time and in the required format. Successful proposers will receive instructions on the format for submission of manuscripts. Final completed manuscripts and presenter registration fees must be received by November 30, 1995. Proposers should be prepared in advance to meet this critical deadline.

Manuscript Preparation/Payment of Presenter Registration Fees

If your proposal is selected for presentation, you will be expected to prepare a camera-ready manuscript in English for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings. Details will be sent to successful proposers by October 30, 1995. Final completed manuscripts and payment of presenter registration fees will be required by November 30, 1995.

For advance details on manuscript specifications see Presenter Information.

NOTE: The deadline for completed manuscripts and presenter registration fees has been extended from November 17, 1995, to November 30, 1995. If your abstract is selected by the ICTE International Program Committee and you are concerned that your final manuscript will not reach the ICTE offices by November 30, please contact Laura Bowers, Director of Communications, ICTE Inc. (, fax: +1-817-534-0096) at once. Please do not assume that a later submission can be accepted unless this has been arranged in advance.

Special Notes
bulletthe official language of ICTE is English
bulletthe television standard in the USA is NTSC (not PAL as in most of Europe)
bulletvoltage is 120 v. AC/60 cycles for all electrical devices

MS-DOS/Windows and Macintosh computers, overhead projectors, 35mm slide projectors, VCR's and monitors (NTSC standard) will be provided. All other required support equipment and voltage transformers are the responsibility of presenters.



Voice: +1-817-534-1220
Fax: +1-817-534-0096


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(from UK: 01386-860206)



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