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The Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology 2016


Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan

Thursday, October 20 - Sunday, October 23, 2016

Abstract Submission Deadline: June 20, 2016

Registration Deadline for Presenters: September 20, 2016


Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.

The International Academic Forum in partnership with Waseda University (Japan), Birkbeck University of London (UK), The National Institute of Education (Singapore), The National University of Tainan (Taiwan), Lincoln University (UK), the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR), Virginia Tech (USA), Auburn University (USA), and its global partners is proud to announce The Fourth Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology, to be held from October 20-23, 2016, at the Art Center Kobe, Japan. The Fourth Asian Conference on Society, Education and Technology will again be held alongside The Eighth Asian Conference on Education. Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in both conferences.

These international and interdisciplinary conferences will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in the society, education and technology. As with IAFOR’s other events, ACSET2016 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.




2016 Conference Theme: “Education and Social Justice: Educating for Equality Within and Across Borders”


IAFOR promotes and facilitates new multifaceted approaches to one of the core issues of our time, namely globalisation and its many forms of growth and expansion, and its subsequent impact on societies, institutions and individuals.

The Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology 2016 invites educators and policy makers from around the world to look at the latest trends and issues in technology policy and practice and its role in the private and public sphere. ACSET is a conference about change and transformation, and the conference theme of “Education and Social Justice: Educating for Equality within and across Borders” looks at how technology can transform and change systems and whole societies, whilst it is itself in a state of continuous transformation and change. Harnessed in the right way, it can empower individuals to achieve great things, and make the world a better place, but also raises many worrying ethical questions, including those concerning privacy and surveillance.

Submissions are organised into the following thematic streams:

  • Technology and Society: The Social and Societal Impact and Implications of Technology
  • Technology and Society: Technologies, Societies and Communities
  • Education and Technology: Teaching, Learning, Technology & Education Support
  • Education, Technology and Society: Technologies, Knowledge Creation and Access
  • Technology and Society: Computers, Technology & Society: IT Delivery
  • Technology and Society: ICT & Security: Questions of Privacy, Governance & Trust
  • Technology and Society: Green Computing: ICT, Sustainability, Energy and the Environment

We expect the 2016 conference theme to inspire a number of research avenues, and look forward to discussing your ideas, findings and synergies.

We hope to see you at ACSET2016.

More information on our conference theme and sub-themes.




ACSET2016 Conference Chairs



Professor Keith Miller

ACSET2016 Conference Co-Chair and Featured Speaker

Professor, University of Illinois Springfield, USA

Keith W. Miller is the Schewe Professor of Liberal Arts and Science at the University of Illinois Springfield, where he is a member of the Computer Science Department, and an associate member of the Philosophy Department. Dr. Miller’s research interests are in software testing and computer ethics, and he is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. He was awarded the 2011 Joseph Weizenbaum Award by the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology. He is the principal investigator of a recent grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to study the effects of ethics education for computer science students.



Professor Barbara Lockee

Professor Barbara Lockee

IAFOR International Director of Programme for Technology, Education, Information and Society

Professor of Instructional Design and Technology
Virginia Tech, USA

Dr. Lockee is Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Virginia Tech., USA, where she is also Associate Director of the School of Education and Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach. She teaches courses in instructional design, message design, and distance education. Her research interests focus on instructional design issues related to technology-mediated learning. She has published more than 80 papers in academic journals, conferences and books, and has presented her scholarly work at over 90 national and international conferences.

Dr. Lockee is Immediate Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, an international professional organisation for educational technology researchers and practitioners. She earned her Ph.D. in 1996 from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), M.A. in 1991 from Appalachian State University in Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Media), and B.A. in 1986 from Appalachian State University in Communication Arts.



ACSET2016 Featured Speaker

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Professor Ted O’Neill

Professor, Gakushuin University, Japan

​Ted O’Neill is a professor at Gakushuin University, Tokyo. He recently held the position of Associate Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo Medical and Dental University. Previously, he taught in the English Language Program at J. F. Oberlin University where he also served as Coordinator for the Foundation English Program. Ted was co-editor of The Language Teacher for the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) and currently serves on the JALT National Board of Directors as Director of Public Relations. He received an M.A. in ESL and Bilingual Education from the University of Massachusetts/Boston, USA. Ted joined the Apple Distinguished Educator Program in 2011 and completed a postgraduate Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy through the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York in 2014.




Professor Michiko Nakano

ACE/ACSET2016 Conference Co-Chair

Professor of English
Director of the Distance Learning Center
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Michiko Nakano is a Full Professor in the School of Education at Waseda University in Tokyo. She is currently Director of the Digital Campus Promotion Office, Director of the Distance Learning Center, and Director of Cross-Cultural Distance Learning. A former Deputy Dean of Student Affairs, School of Education at Waseda University and a former Chairman of the Department of English Language and Literature. Dr. Nakano’s research concentrates on the practical applications of Computer Technology as it relates to Language Teaching and Assessment. She is the Co-Founder of the Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics (PAAL), and Co-Editor-in-Chief of its journal, and a former Secretary General of the Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET). Dr. Nakano has edited and published more than 220 papers and books.



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Conference Proceedings

If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official Conference Proceedings published on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.




The IAFOR Journal of Society, Education & Technology is an editorially independent journal associated with ACSET. A small number of papers from the Conference Proceedings are selected for inclusion by the journal editor but articles may also be submitted directly to the editor. IAFOR journals are open access, conform to the highest academic standards and reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences.



Eye Magazine

Eye Magazine is The International Academic Forum’s own in-house e-magazine publication. Through Eye Magazine, we hope to enlighten you to the various views and opinions of our contributors, many of whom have presented full research papers at our conferences in Asia, Europe and North America.



IAFOR University & Institutional Partners


The International Academic Forum works with our partner institutions to encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research at this conference.

We work with senior administrators and professors to develop programmes which are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. This global partnership alliance allows our interdisciplinary conferences to be backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. Read more about our partners.

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