Chairs of the Session:
- Evgenii Bobrov, Innopolis University, Russia
- Jean-Michel Bruel, Toulouse University, France
- Manuel Mazzara, Innopolis University, Russia
- Muhammad Ahmad, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan
- Nursultan Askarbekuly, Innopolis University, Russia
- Petr Zhdanov, Innopolis University, Russia
- Salvatore Distefano, University of Messina, Italy
Publicity Chairs of the Session:
- Hamna Aslam, Innopolis University, Russia
- Swati Megha, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
About the Session:
The year 2020 has been a remarkable one for the world in general and, specifically, for education. It changed the panorama and horizon of teaching forever. Institutions all across the world had to make the transition to online education in a matter of days. Some challenges have been institutional, some individual. Even something as simple as setting up an effective home office with good connectivity has been, at times, difficult. The reluctance of teachers to indulge in the new format was also a challenge.
The future will see a sharp separation between those educational institutions able to catch up with the pace and those left behind, both in terms of new pedagogical methods and supporting ICT infrastructure. In the pre-COVID classic delivery mode, teaching could be delivered with a modest ICT infrastructure: projectors and laptops were often sufficient, and an Internet connection not always necessary. Every teacher was able to deliver functioning classes without the need for any particular device. Now even a slightly sub-optimal bandwidth can make things impossible.
The experience of the year 2020 showed some distinctive emerging traits that we believe can be generalized to any educational organization worldwide and be a subject of research. This research may make the difference between the raise and the fall of educational organization. Our involvement in Software Engineering education allows us to focus more effectively on this specific subfield of technical pedagogy; however, most of the consideration can be extended more broadly.
Topics: (not limited to)
- Experiences from educational field about coping with COVID-19;
- New design and delivery techniques emerged during the emergency;
- Empirical studies regarding changes and perceptions determined by the pandemic;
- Reflections on changes happened in the education field in recent years;
- Visions on the future of education.
About the Conference:
AMSTA-23 is a hybrid international scientific conference for research in the field of agent and multi-agent systems. Agents and multi-agent systems are related to a modern software paradigm which has long been recognized as a promising technology for constructing autonomous, complex and intelligent systems.