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SWEL'07@AIED'07: Workshop on Ontologies and Semantic Web Services for Intelligent Distributed Systems - CFP

From: Dicheva, Darina <dichevad@wssu.edu>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 19:36:07 -0500
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SWEL'07: Ontologies and Semantic Web Services for Intelligent Distributed Educational Systems

in conjunction with AIED 2007:

The 13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education

Marina Del Rey, California, USA, July 9-13, 2007


This workshop will focus on Semantic Web based knowledge representation, Grid technologies, engineering approaches and  methods for the design, development and experimentation of intelligent distributed educational systems. It will discuss  issues related to the use of ontologies, Semantic Web standards, distributed processes and systems enabled by Grid  technologies for learning content delivery, services and knowledge components specification, effective intelligent courseware  construction, and learner modeling. 

SWEL'07 is the fifth in a series (http://compsci.wssu.edu/iis/swell/swel07/) following the successful workshop on Concepts  and Ontologies in Web-based Educational Systems, held in conjunctions with ICCE 2002, the three sessions of SWEL'04 (in  conjunction with ITS 2004, AH 2004, and ISWC 2004), the three sessions of SWEL in 2005 (in conjunction with AIED 2005, ICALT  2005, and K-CAP 2005) and SWEL'06 held in conjunction with AH 2006.

This edition has a special focus on service oriented Semantic Grid Architectures for e-Learning and is organized together  with two Special Interest Groups of the European Network of Excellence Kaleidoscope (http://www.noe-kaleidoscope.org/):  "Artificial Intelligence and Education" and "Learning Grid" (http://grid.noe-kaleidoscope.org/).

Accordingly, the workshop includes two special sessions:
* Session on Ontologies and Semantic Web Standards for e-Learning, and
* Session on Semantic Grid Architectures and e-Learning Services. 

Workshop goals
* To discuss the current state-of-the-art in using Semantic Web and Grid methodologies, technologies and standards in  intelligent and distributed educational systems. 

* To attract the interest of the related research communities to the problems in intelligent and distributed educational  systems and serve as an international platform for knowledge exchange and cooperation between researchers.  

Important Dates
Paper submission: 20 April 2007
Notification: 20 May 2007
Camera-ready submission: 15 June 2007
Workshop day: 9 July 2007

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

* Session on Ontologies and Semantic Web Standards for e-Learning

-- Building ontologies for e-learning: ontology development; theoretical issues in ontology engineering.
-- Using ontologies and Semantic Web standards for structuring, representing, indexing, and retrieving shareable and  interoperable learning resources (including individual and community-based annotation).
-- Using ontologies and Semantic Web standards for supporting authoring of intelligent educational systems.
-- Using Semantic Web-based contexts for adaptation and personalization of e-learning applications.
-- Towards Semantic Web-based Educational standards: new ideas, extending/mapping of existing ones, etc. 
-- Real-world systems, case studies and empirical research for Semantic Web-based educational systems.

* Session on Semantic Grid Architectures and e-Learning Services

-- Semantic Grid architectures and systems for distributed intelligent e-learning.
-- Models and tools for the semantic annotation of e-learning services.
-- Methods and systems for the automatic composition of semantically described services and processes.
-- Pedagogical approaches and learning models for exploiting the potential of distributed and Grid technologies for learning.
-- Application scenarios for dynamic composition of distributed learning services using AIED and GRID technologies and  techniques.

Workshop Format
* Keynote talk "Inside theory-aware and standards-compliant authoring system" by Riichiro Mizoguchi - 1 hour

* Paper presentation sessions - 20 minutes per paper including 5 minutes for discussion 
-- Session on Ontologies and Semantic Web Standards for e-Learning
   Session Chairs: Darina Dicheva & Riichiro Mizoguchi

-- Session on Semantic Grid Architectures and e-Learning Services
   Session Chairs: Nicola Capuano & Andreas Harrer

* Poster and Software demonstration and discussion session - 2 hours

* Discussion Panel (panelists will be invited to present key questions for discussion and their positions on them) - 1 hour.

High quality research papers are encouraged, including position papers and work in progress, in order to present the current  state of the art on various perspectives of intelligent and distributed educational systems within the context of educational  Semantic Web and Grid. They will serve as an input for a scientific discussion to identify main problems and to set the basis  for novel solutions. Participation of young researchers is encouraged.

The participants can submit full papers up to 10 pages and short and 
position papers and posters 4 pages long. Paper should be formatted according to the IOS Press requirements (Authors Corner).  Please look at the template provided (MS-Word template). The most important requirements are: 
* Fonts - 12 point Times New Roman 
* Page format - A4 
* Printed area - 15.6 cm wide and 25.2 cm long 
* MS Word (.doc), Portable Document Format (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). 
* Details in the authors guidelines for the main conference 

Submit your papers in electronic form to: swel@crmpa.unisa.it.

Please indicate in your email the workshop session to which you are submitting your paper.

Workshop proceedings
The accepted workshop papers will be printed in the AIED 2007 workshop proceedings. After the workshop, they will be also  made available online at the SWEL workshop website. Possibilities will be investigated to publish the best workshop papers in  a special issue of a refereed journal.

Workshop Organizers
Nicola Capuano, University of Salerno, Italy
Darina Dicheva, Winston-Salem State University, USA
Andreas Harrer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Riichiro Mizoguchi, University of Osaka, Japan

Workshop Committee
Lora Aroyo, Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Miguel Bote-Lorenzo, Univerity of Valladolid, Spain
Jacqueline Bourdeau, Télé-université, Université du Québec, Canada
Paul Brna, University of Glasgow, UK
Weiqin Chen, University of Bergen, Norway 
Hugh Davis, University of Southampton, UK		
Thanasis Daradoumis, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Cyrille Desmoulins, University of Grenoble, France		
Vladan Devedzic, University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro  
Yannis Dimitriadis, University of Valladolid, Spain	
Vanja Dimitrova, Univeristy of Leeds, UK	
Martin Dzbor, Knowledge Media Institute, UK		
Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Denmark 	
Angelo Gaeta, Centro di Ricerca in Matematica Pura ed Applicata, Italy
Dragan Gasevic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Monique Grandbastien, LORIA, France
Marek Hatala, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Yusuke Hayashi, University of Osaka, Japan				
Nicola Henze, University of Hanover, Germany			
Mitsuru Ikeda, JAIST, Japan 
Judy Kay University of Sydney, Australia	
Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada		
Rob Koper, Open University, NL 
Frank Linton, MITRE, USA
Miltiadis Lytras, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Gord McCalla, Uniersity of Saskatchewan, Canada		
Tanja Mitrovic, University of Cantebury, New Zealand 
Ambjörn Naeve, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, 
Hiroaki Ogata, Tokushima University, Japan			
Alexandra Poulovassilis, University of London, UK
Niels Pinkwart, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany		
Pierluigi Ritrovato, Università di Salerno, Italy
Demetrios Sampson, Center for Research and Technology, Greece  
Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain 		
Sergey Sosnovsky, University of Pitttsburgh, USA 	
Maria Felisa Verdejo, Univ. Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

Darina Dicheva
Winston-Salem State University
3206 Elva J. Jones Computer Science Building
Winston Salem, N.C. 27110
Phone: (336) 750-2484	Fax: (336) 750-2499
Email: dichevad(at)wssu.edu 	
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