REV2016 24-26 February 2016, UNED, Madrid, Spain

REV2016 24-26 February 2016, UNED, Madrid, Spain

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The Special Session “New Experiences and Strategies in Remote Laboratories and apps for Electronics“ is Co-Located with 13th International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation (REV2016).


Universities and educational organizations or institutions, when designing any electronics course, trust in experimentation through laboratory practices in order to build successful cross- curricular capabilities and capacities. In electronics courses there is a need to have practical experiences, the benefits of electronics laboratory practices are widely known for professionals and necessary for any person who seeks for a broad comprehension of the real-time performance beyond the ideal modelling. Therefore, when designing any electronics course, the laboratory practices are one of the basis on which the learning is established.

New areas of application outside the University, regarding informal education, long-life learning or Senior education are everyday more attractive for users, students and teacher, as well as the increasing importance of STEM education in medium and high schools bring new areas of use of the remote instrumentation and laboratories as well as new software/virtual tools and apps.

Nowadays, there is an extensive variety for providing theoretical contents in on-line learning (videos, documents, tutorials, scaffolding activities, peer-to-peer reviews, forums, etc.) to students, using traditional digital media (Learning Objects or Open CourseWare) as well as less traditional media as MOOCs (or variations as SPOCs or MOOLs). These tools, by an efficiently and appropriate selection from professors and use from students, can complement or replace successfully face-to-face education, as well as student-to-student support using the principle of peer-to-peer collaboration is highly increasing.

The use of remote laboratories, virtual laboratories, MOOCs environment as well as new on-line learning applications are the key of this Special Session inside the REV

Topics of Interest

The target audience will be industry experiences, academic and researchers that are within the scope of interest at main conference REV 2016 in the areas of application of laboratories in electronics area, as well as direct based students experiences in-class or on-line of mash-up or scaffolds using those applications, laboratories or environments. Comparison of traditional learning and traditional use of electronic laboratories with new systems are welcomed. Aspects should show enough evidences to achieve intended learning outcomes more effectively.

The topics of paper contributions for this special session include (but are not limited to):

  • Remote and Virtual Laboratories for Electronics
  • Practical Resources
  • Practical Competences
  • Remote Instrumentation and Engineering for Electronics Competence

Manuscript Submission

Before preparing your paper, please read carefully the instructions for authors, then submit it to the Conference Submission System within "Special Session" being selected as “Manuscript Type” in the corresponding menu.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by selected experts from REV 2016 program committee and the Special Session organizers that will follow same review standards and processes of main conference. Accepted contributions will be included into proceedings of the main conference.

Important Dates

01 Sep 2015Call for Papers
01 Oct 2015Submission of structured abstracts for full and short papers, PhD Student’s Forum and special session proposals
20 Oct 2015Invitation to submit a full paper or short paper
15 Nov 2015Submission deadline for complete papers and all other submissions (Special Sessions, Work in Progress Papers, Demos, Tutorials, Workshops)
15 Dec 2015Notification of Acceptance
15 Jan 2016Author registration and camera-ready due
24 Feb 2016Conference Opening


Presented papers will be published in the REV2016 Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Explore (more details here: Proceedings). If accepted and published (which is usually true for this conference), other indexing services evaluate conferences and independently determine what they will index. Non show presentations will not be published.

Program Committee

For further information about preparation of contributions for this special session, contact the Special Session co-chairs.


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