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CfP: Linked Learning 2012: 2nd International Workshop on Learning and Education with the Web of Data

From: Melody Siadaty <m.siadaty@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 23:52:31 -0800
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LinkedLearning2012 -
2nd International Workshop on Learning and Education with the Web of Data
(LiLe2012)

In conjunction with the World Wide Web Conference 2012 (WWW2012)
Lyon, France, 17 April 2012

- http://linkededucation.org/lile2012 -


IMPORTANT DATES
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* 10 February 2012: Full & short research paper submission deadline
* 05 March 2012: Notification of acceptance
* 05 March 2012: Poster & demo submission deadline
* 20 March 2012: Camera-ready paper
* 17 April 2012: LinkedLearning 2012 workshop day


OVERVIEW
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Distance education and openly available educational resources on the Web
are becoming common practices with public higher education institutions as
well as private training organisations realising the benefits of online
resources. However, most of the research in E-learning has been focusing on
creating a variety of metadata formats and environments for the exchange of
educational resources. This has led to a fragmented landscape of Web
standards and approaches used in the educational domain. Consequently, it
is not only the case that interoperability between repositories of
educational resources remains a challenge, but also that educational Web
resources remain underexploited, as their connection, reuse and repurposing
are barely supported by such technologies.

The very nature of the Linked Data approach offers promising solutions that
can address these open challenges in the education arena. In addition, the
Linked Data movement has produced a vast body of knowledge and data which
can substantially support and contribute to educational services and
content. Building on the overwhelming success of Linked Learning 2011, the
Linked Learning 2012 workshop will provide a forum for researchers and
practitioners making innovative use of Linked Data technologies for
educational purposes on the Web to discuss, exchange and disseminate their
work.


TOPICS OF INTEREST
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The workshop aims to become a highly interactive research forum for
exploring the promises of the Web of Linked Data in the broad area of
education by gathering researchers from the areas of the Semantic Web,
Social Web, E-Learning, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), Open
Educational Repositories, pedagogy and education. We will welcome
high-quality papers about actual trends in (a) how education takes
advantage of the Web of Data, especially through Linked Data technologies
and (b) how Linked Data principles are being applied in educational
contexts. We will seek application-oriented, as well as more theoretical
papers and position papers in the following, non-exhaustive list of topics:

* Linked data for informal learning
* Using the Web of Data for personalisation and context-awareness in
E-Learning
* Usability and advanced user interfaces in learning environments and
linked data
* Light-weight educational metadata schemas
* Exposing learning objects to the Web of Data
* Semantic & syntactic mappings between educational metadata schemas
* Controlled vocabularies, ontologies and terminologies for E-Learning
* Personal & mobile learning environments on the Web
* Learning flows and designs with Semantic Web technologies
* Linked data in (visual) learning analytics and educational data mining
* Linked data in organizational learning and learning organizations
* Linked data for harmonizing individual learning goals and organizational
objectives
* Competency management with linked data
* Collaborative learning on the Web of Data
* Linked-data enhanced social learning


SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
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We welcome the following types of contributions.

  * Short (up to 6 pages) and full (up to 15 pages) research papers

  * Poster abstracts and system demonstrations should
    not exceed 2 pages.

All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted
according to the LNCS format (
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0).

Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format at

 * http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lile2012

Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality,
technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. At least
one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop.

The main workshop proceedings will be published as a volume at CEUR
Workshop Proceedings. Furthermore, authors of selected papers will be
invited to submit extended versions to a journal special issue .


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
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* Stefan Dietze, L3S Research Center (DE)
* Mathieu d'Aquin, The Open University (UK)
* Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University & Simon Fraser University (Canada)


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
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* Lora Aroyo, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Soeren Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
* Panagiotis Bamidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
* Charalampos Bratsas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
* Dan Brickley, W3C & Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Christopher Brooks, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
* Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
* Gianluca Demartini, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
* Darina Dicheva, Winston-Salem State University, USA
* Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, UK
* Nikolas Dovrolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
* Hendrik Drachsler, Open University of the Netherlands
* Hannes Ebner, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
* Marek Hatala, Simon Fraser University, Canada
* Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center, Germany
* Nicola Henze, L3S Research Center, Germany
* Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
* Eleni Kaldoudi, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
* Carsten Keßler, University of Münster, Germany
* Ivana Marenzi, L3S Research Center, Germany
* David Millard, University of Southampton, UK
* Lyndon Nixon, Semantic Technologies Institute, Austria
* Carlos Pedrinaci, The Open University, UK
* Melody Siadaty, Simon Fraser University & Athabasca University, Canada
* Davide Taibi, Institute for Educational Technologies, Italian National
Research Council, Italy
* Dhavalkumar Thakker, University of Leeds, UK
* Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, UK
* Carlo Torniai, Oregon Health and Science University, USA
* Amal Zouaq, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada

For further questions please contact the organisers via
lile2012@linkededucation.org.
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