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CfP: WWW2012 Workshop Linked Learning 2012 (LILE2012) - Learning and Education with the Web of Data

From: Stefan Dietze <dietze@l3s.de>
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 16:59:42 +0100
Message-ID: <4EDCEA6E.6000505@l3s.de>
To: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-lod@w3.org
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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://lile2012.linkededucation.org/ -


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 3 pages) and full (up to 6 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 ACM format 
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). 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
* Vlad Tanasescu, Cardiff University, UK
* 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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