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Call for papers: SW-EL '05: Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for e-Learning

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Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 18:06:17 -0700
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SW-EL'05: Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies
                   for e-Learning

             in conjuction with K-CAP'05:

        Third International Conference on Knowledge Capture
              (October 2-5, 2005, Banff, Canada) 

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    http://www.win.tue.nl/SW-EL/2005/swel05-kcap05/kcap05.html
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                 PAPER SUBMISSION: July 22, 2005

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This workshop will focus on the application of knowledge capturing 
and semantic web technologies and standards for the needs of 
e-learning systems and discuss issues related to their use for 
content and knowledge components specification, effective courseware 
construction and modeling the learner.

SWEL'05 is the third in a series (http://www.win.tue.nl/SW-EL/)
following the successful SW-EL'04, held in three sessions in 
conjunction with three different conferences (AH 2004, The Netherland,
ITS 2004, Brazil, and ISWC 2004, Japan) and the Workshop on Concepts 
and Ontologies in Web-based Educational Systems, held in conjunction 
with ICCE'2002 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Workshop goals
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The K-CAP'05 session of the SW-EL'05 workshop will:

- focus on the knowledge acquisition and application of Semantic Web 
technologies for the needs of educational Web-based systems. 

- discuss issues related to the use of knowledge capturing and 
Semantic Web technologies for content and knowledge components 
specification, effective courseware constructing and modelling 
the learner. 

- discuss the current state-of-the-art in using Semantic Web 
technologies and standards in e-learning applications.

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Important Dates
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Paper submission: July 22, 2005
Notification: 	  August 19, 2005
Camera ready: 	  September 2, 2005
Workshop day:	  October 2, 2005

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Workshop topics
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Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

* Knowledge acquisition and management in e-learning environments

* Using ontologies and/or Semantic Web technologies within 
     e-learning applications:
  ** to achieve interoperability between educational applications; 
  ** to enable sharable knowledge components and user models;
  ** to support authoring of Web-based Educational Systems;
  ** to achieve better personalization and adaptation in Web-based 
     Educational Systems;
  ** to support modularised and standardized architectures. 

* Knowledge-based annotation of learning objects
  ** Exploring possible combinations of existing Semantic Web and/or 
     educational standards and mappings between them;
  ** Methods and tools for annotation and reusability of learning 
     objects;
  ** Role of RDF, OWL or XTM as a basis for educational metadata 
     specification languages. 

* Semantic Web-based Educational Systems architectures.

* Real-world systems, case studies and empirical research for Web-
     based Educational Systems:
  ** lessons learnt;
  ** best practices;
  ** case studies for improved learners, instructors and authors 
     experience.

The topics can be approached from different perspectives: 
theoretical, systems engineering, application, case study and system 
evaluation, etc. 

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Workshop Format
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This will be a full-day workshop, including 20 minute position paper 
presentations and a panel discussion on selected topics from the 
paper presentations. 

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Submission
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The participants can submit position papers up to 10 pages long. The 
accepted papers will be published online on the workshop website and 
in workshop proceedings.

Submit your full papers in electronic form in (*.doc), (*.rtf) or 
(*.pdf) to the workshop co-chairs at dichevad@wssu.edu and 
l.m.aroyo@tue.nl. 

Include SW-EL@K-CAP'05 and first author's name in the subject line.
Name the submission file also with the first author's family name.

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Workshop proceedings
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The papers from all the sessions of the SW-EL'05 workshop will be 
printed in one-volume proceedings. Partial proceedings containing 
only the papers of the K-CAP'05 SW-EL session will be also provided. 
After the workshop, the proceedings will be made available online. 
Possibilities will be investigated to publish the best workshop 
papers in a special issue of a refereed journal. 

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Workshop Co-chairs
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Lora Aroyo, The Netherlands
Darina Dicheva, USA

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Workshop Committee
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Vladan Devedzic, University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro 
Christo Dichev, Winston-Salem State University, USA
Vanja Dimitrova, Univeristy of Leeds, UK
Peter Dolog, University of Hanover, Germany
Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium 
Jim Greer, Univeristy of Saskatchewan, Canada (not confirmed) 
Nicola Henze, University of Hanover, Germany
Geert-Jan Houben, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands 
Mitsuru Ikeda, JAIST, Japan 
Rob Koper, Open University, The Netherlands 
Tanja Mitrovic, University of Cantebury, NZ 
Enrico Motta, Open University, UK 
Ambjrn Naeve, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 
Ossi Nyknen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Gilbert Paquette, LICEF, Canada 
Simos Retalis,  University of Piraeus, Greece
Dave Reynolds, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Bristol, UK (not confirmed)
Riichiro Mizoguchi, University of Osaka, Japan
Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcal, Spain 

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Contact
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Lora Aroyo, http://wwwis.win.tue.nl/~laroyo, mailto:l.m.aroyo@tue.nl
Department of Computing Science, Eindhoven University of Technology
PO Box 513, 5600 MD Eindhoven, The Netherlands
phone: +31 40 2472765 fax: +31 40 2463992

Darina Dicheva, http://www.wssu.edu/~dicheva/, mailto:dichevad@wssu.edu
Department of Computer Science, Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Winston Salem, N.C. 27110, USA
phone: +1 336 750-2484 fax: +1 336 750-2499

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