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CFP: SWEL Special Track at FLAIRS-24

From: Dicheva, Darina <dichevad@wssu.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 21:48:17 -0400
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Special Track at

The 24th International FLAIRS Conference

In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence


Palm Beach, Florida, USA

May 18th - 20th, 2011






PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: ***November 22nd, 2010*** 



Ontologies, the Semantic Web, and the Social Semantic Web offer a 

new perspective on intelligent educational systems by providing 

intelligent access to and management of Web information and 

semantically richer modeling of the applications and their users. 

This allows for supporting more adequate and accurate representations 

of learners, their learning goals, learning material and contexts of 

its use, as well as more efficient access and navigation through 

learning resources. The goal is to advance intelligent educational 

systems, so as to achieve improved e-learning efficiency, flexibility 

and adaptation for single users and communities of users (learners, 

instructors, courseware authors, etc). This special track follows 

the workshop series "Ontologies and Semantic Web for e-Learning"- 

SWEL which was conducted successfully from 2002-2009 at different 

hosting conferences (http://compsci.wssu.edu/iis/swel/).



Workshop goals


* to discuss the current state-of-the-art in using ontologies and 

Semantic Web technologies in e-learning applications; and 


* to attract the interest of the related research communities to 

the problems in the educational Social Semantic Web and serve as an 

international platform for knowledge exchange and cooperation 

between researchers  



Important Dates


Paper submission: November 22nd, 2010

Notification:     January 21st, 2011

Camera-ready due: February 21st, 2011



Workshop topics


Papers and contributions are encouraged for any work relating to the 

application of ontologies, Semantic Web, and Social Semantic Web 

technologies to education. Topics of interest may include (but are 

in no way limited to):: 


* Building ontologies for e-learning:

- ontology development

- theoretical issues in ontology engineering


* Using ontologies and Semantic Web standards in e-learning 


- to represent learning content (knowledge) 

- to organize learning repositories / digital libraries

- to enable sharable learning objects and learner models

- to support authoring of intelligent Web-based educational systems

- to support adaptive modularised and standardized architectures 

- to exchange user model information between Semantic Web 


- to facilitate the reuse of content and tools in different 

  contexts and cultures


* Using Semantic Web and Social Web techniques for adaptation and 

  personalization of e-learning applications: 

- to support personalized information retrieval

- to support adaptive information filtering

- to support mobile learning applications personalization

- to support intelligent learning group formation

- to support collaborative learning


* Educational dimensions of the Social Semantic Web:

- collaborative tagging of learning resources

- semi-formal ontologies, taxonomies and folksonomies in education

- social perspective: motivations and benefits of Social Semantic 

  Web approaches in education


* Real-world systems, case studies and empirical research for 

  semantics-based Web educational systems:

- lessons learnt

- best practices

- case studies for improved learners, instructors and authors 



Note: We invite original papers (i.e. work not previously submitted, 

in submission, or to be submitted to another conference during the 

reviewing process). 





Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI 

formatting guidelines. The papers should be original work (i.e., 

not submitted, in submission, or submitted to another conference 

while in review). Papers should not exceed 6 pages (2 pages for a 

poster) and are due by November 22nd, 2010. For FLAIRS-24, the 2011 

conference, the reviewing is a double blind process. Fake author 

names and affiliations must be used on submitted papers to provide 

double-blind reviewing. 


Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference 

system, which can be accessed through the main conference web site 


Note: do not use a fake name for your EasyChair login - your EasyChair 

account information is hidden from reviewers. 


*Authors should indicate the SWEL special track for submissions.* 


The proceedings of FLAIRS will be published by the AAAI. Authors of 

accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring 

copyright of their contribution to AAAI. An author of each accepted 

paper is required to register, attend, and present the paper at 




Organizing Committee


Darina Dicheva, Winston-Salem State University, USA 

Riichiro Mizoguchi, University of Osaka, Japan

Roger Nkambou, Université du Québec, Montréal, Canada 

Niels Pinkwart, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany



Program Committee


Ig Ibert Bittencourt, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil 

Lillian N. Cassel, Villanova University, USA 

Federica Cena, , University of Turin, Italy

Evandro Costa, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil

Cyrille Desmoulins, University of Grenoble, France

Paloma Diaz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Christo Dichev, Winston-Salem State University, USA

Vania Dimitrova, Univeristy of Leeds, UK

Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Denmark

Martin Dzbor, T-Systems, Slovakia

Albert Esterline, North Carolina A&T State University, USA 

Rosta Farzan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Jeffrey Forbes , Duke University, USA

Serge Garlatti, Institut TELECOM, TELECOM Bretagne, France  

Monique Grandbastien, LORIA, France

Yusuke Hayashi, University of Osaka, Japan

Seiji Isotani, HCII, Carnegie Mellon, USA

Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

Lydia Lau, University of Leeds, UK

Gordon McCalla, Uniersity of Saskatchewan, Canada

Erica Melis, DFKI, Germany

Dave Millard, University of Southampton, UK

Tanja Mitrovic, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Rafael  Morales, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico

Demetrios Sampson, Center for Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece

Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain  

Sergey Sosnovsky, DFKI, Germany

Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, UK

Maria Felisa Verdejo, Univ. Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain



Further Information


Questions regarding the SWEL Special Track should be addressed to 

the track co-chairs:


Darina Dicheva, dichevad@wssu.edu  

Riichiro Mizoguchi, miz@ei.sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp 

Roger Nkambou, Nkambou.Roger@uqam.ca  

Niels Pinkwart, niels.pinkwart@tu-clausthal.de 


Questions regarding any other FLAIRS special tracks should be 

addressed to the FLAIRS special track coordinator: 

Chutima Boonthum-Denecke, chutima.boonthum@hamptonu.edu 


Conference Chair:  

Hans Guesgen, Massey University, New Zealand


Program Co-Chairs: 

Chas Murray, Carnegie Learning, USA 

Philip McCarthy, University of Memphis, USA


Special Track Coordinator:    

Chutima Boonthum-Denecke, chutima.boonthum@hamptonu.edu


Conference Web Sites 

Paper submission site: follow the link for submissions at http://www.FLAIRS-24.info 

SWEL Special Track web page: http://compsci.wssu.edu/iis/swel/SWEL11/

Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS): http://www.flairs.com



Darina Dicheva
Winston-Salem State University
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27110
Phone: 336-750-2484


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