Welcome of the chairs

We are pleased to announce that two distinguished events in the field of Educational Robotics, the International Workshop “Teaching Robotics & Teaching with Robotics” (TRTWR) and the International Conference “Robotics in Education” (RIE) join forces in 2014. The joint TRTWR & RIE 2014 event will be held in Padova, Italy, July 18, 2014.

Both events have a history of previous successful editions which witness the continuously growing interest in educational robotics in Europe and world-wide: the TRTWR workshop originated by the TERECoP project (www.terecop.eu) in Venice (2008) and grew up in Darmstadt (2010) and in Riva Del Garda (2012). RIE conference counts so far 4 editions; in Bratislava (2010), Vienna (2011), Prague (2012) and The joint conference will offer the latest results in the fields of research and development in Educational Robotics as well as new applications, the latest products, systems and components for using robotics in schools, in universities and in informal education.

The 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems has been chosen as conference platform. The Series of International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) founded in 1986 is one of the major events in the field world-wide. As the IAS conference will last from July 15 to July 18, 2014, there is the possibility and time for all participants to attend this interesting conference as well. On Saturday, July 19, participants can also join the Special Fireworks Night of Venetian Feast of the Redeemer.

TRTWR & RIE 2014 aims at providing an insight to the latest state-of-the-art educational robotics to participants from both academic and school education. Sessions will be held on Research and Development as well as Components & Technologies, also Robotics in Production... Video presentations are recommended when they help presenters to offer a better understanding of robots, experiments and technical or educational practices. There will be also a poster session. We expect an exciting conference programme in July 18, 2014 and cordially invite researchers and educators from the field of Educational Robotics to submit their papers.

We are looking forward to receiving your papers and to meeting you in Padova and in Venice this July! 

Dimitris Alimisis, EDUMOTIVA (European Lab for Educational Technology), GR
Grzegorz Granosik, Lodz University of Technology, PL
Michele Moro, Information Engineering Dept, Univ. of Padova, IT