FLAIRS 2011: Special Track on Social Semantic Web for IES (SWEL) - 4 days to the submission deadline!

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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). 

Additionally, those interested in this SWEL track may also be interested in the GE, ITS and AIED tracks (see main site for more information).

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
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


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