Image: Google

Get ready for joining us!

2014 will be a special year and there are several reasons to celebrate
• Brazil will host the next edition of the FIFA World Cup in June and July
• University of São Paulo, the most prominent University in Latin America, will celebrate its 80th anniversary (it was founded in 1934)
• Our conference will celebrate its 10th anniversary, after five editions occurred in Pamplona (Spain), San Jose (Costa Rica), Tallin (Estonia)/Helsinki (Filand) and Valletta (Malta).

Celebration is a key concept into any Cmap about Brazil and the Brazilian people. Definitively, we have happiness and hospitality encoded into our genes! Our natural landscapes and our people create a unique atmosphere that enchants people all over the world with our music, food and drinks. Be sure, we love to celebrate for any reason, with anyone in any place at any time.

On the behalf of the University of São Paulo I am glad to invite you to join us in Brazil during the Sixth International Conference on Concept Mapping (CMC2014). We are working hard to create an excellent atmosphere to keep fostering the lively discussions and debates over the future directions of research and pedagogical practices in concept mapping.

The opportunity to combine this academic agenda with the Brazilian cultural and natural richness must not be lost. We are committed to prepare a set of touristic attractions to get all of you around for more a few days, before and after the conference. The world meets in Brazil. Come celebrate life during CMC2014.We are waiting for you!

Call for papers


CMC 2014  I  23-25 September 2014  I  Santos - SP - Brazil

The Sixth International Conference on Concept Mapping follows on the success of the first five Conferences held in Pamplona, San José, Tallinn/Helsinki, Viña del Mar and Valletta in bringing together scholars and practitioners interested in concept mapping. It is being organized by the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (USA).

The Conference is aimed at all persons interested in the use of concept maps (based on the work of Dr. Joseph Novak), including, but not limited to: facilitation of learning; eliciting, capturing, archiving, and using "expert" knowledge; planning instruction; assessment of "deep" understandings; research planning; collaborative knowledge modeling; creation of "knowledge portfolios"; administrative and strategic planning and monitoring and knowledge management.

We expect participants from a broad range of fields presenting a wide variety of research and applications of concept mapping. All presentations at the conference are expected to include time for questions, answers, and scholarly discussion. Electronic paper submissions can be submitted in the following categories:

Full Papers: Full papers are reports of completed research accepted by a panel of experts and peers in the Program Committee and will be published in the conference proceedings. There are three categories for papers: (a) empirical research, (b) model or theory development, and (c) theorizing from the literature. The time allotted for each session is 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation/10 minutes discussion). Audience participation, as a principle of adult education, is stressed. Full papers submissions have a length of up to 8 pages. The Program Committee may recommend that a full paper that does not meet all the criteria be presented as a Poster Presentation with paper.

· Poster Presentations (with paper): The posters will form a visual display prepared by conference participants describing a research initiative, program, pedagogical model, and/or best practice on how concept mapping is applied in a variety of settings. Poster presentations serve as an effective forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate ideas, research, and programs. Poster papers should have a maximum length of 4 pages and will be published in the conference proceedings.
· Poster Presentation (without paper): Posters that do not include a formal paper will also be accepted for presentation at the conference. Participants can submit a 500 word abstract if they are interested in presenting a poster without writing a formal paper. The abstracts will be reviewed for selection at the conference.

All papers should be written and presented in English, Spanish or Portuguese. The Proceedings of the Conference will be published electronically by the University of São Paulo and distributed to all participants. They will be also posted on the Conference web site. All papers from previous conferences are available at http://cmc.ihmc.us and can be searched at http://www.cmappers.net.

Time-line for Proposal Submission Process

INITIAL CONFERENCE PAPER/PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 26, 2014
To submit a paper or poster please go to the following web site: http://cmc.ihmc.us. For each type of presentation follow the directions as to the page numbers and the format that is posted there. The submission system will be available soon.

DECISION RETURNED TO PAPER AUTHOR(S): July 7, 2014

FINAL CAMERA READY SUBMISSION OF PAPER FOR INCLUSION IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS: July 31, 2014

CONFERENCE DATES: September 23-25, 2014 in Santos, SP, Brazil

Welcome to Santos!

10th anniversary

Our conferences will celebrate its 10th anniversary, after previous editions in Spain, Costa Rica, Estonia/Finland, Chile and Malta. We are waiting for you in Brazil. Get ready for joining us and save the date!

Social Programme

Santos is a beach city full of attractions. Historical buildings, nice natural landscapes and the Gonzaga beach make Santos a perfect place to host our conference. We find the perfect combination between work and leisure with the beach a few meters away. The Brazilian hospitality is everywhere and waiting for you.