CfP - LinkedLearning2011: eLearning Approaches for the Linked Data Age @ ESWC'11

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*** deadline extended to 14 March & journal special issue ***
*** posters & demos due 22 April ***


LinkedLearning2011 -
International Workshop on eLearning Approaches for the Linked Data Age

In conjunction with the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2011)
Heraklion, Greece, 29 May - 02 June 2011

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* 14 March 2011:  Full & short research paper submission deadline
*  1 April 2011:  Notification of acceptance
* 15 April 2011:  Camera-ready paper
* 22 April 2011:  Poster & demo submission deadline
* 29/30 May 2011: LinkedLearning 2011 workshop day

While sharing of open learning and educational resources on the Web
became common practice throughout the last years a large amount of
research was dedicated to interoperable eLearning repositories based on
semantic technologies. However, although the Semantic Web has seen
large-scale success in its recent incarnation as a Web of Linked Data,
there is still only little adoption of the successful Linked Data
principles in the eLearning domain. This workshop builds on the
fundamental belief that the Linked Data approach  has the potential to
fulfill the eLearning vision of Web-scale interoperability of eLearning
resources as well as highly personalised and adaptive eLearning
applications. The workshop aims to become a highly interactive research
forum for exploring the promises of the Web of Linked Data in
technology-enhanced learning by gathering researchers from the Semantic
Web area as well as the field of eLearning.

We welcome papers describing current trends on research in (a) how
eLearning approaches take advantage of Linked Data on the Web and (b)
how Linked Data principles and semantic technologies are being applied
in eLearning contexts. Both rather application-oriented as well as
rather theoretical papers are welcome. Relevant topics include but are
not limited to the following:

* Linked data for informal learning
* Personalisation and context-awareness in eLearning
* Usability and advanced user interfaces in learning environments and
linked data
* Light-weight eLearning metadata schemas
* Exposing learning object metadata via RDF/SPARQL & service-oriented
* Semantic & syntactic mappings between eLearning metadata schemas and
* Controlled vocabularies, ontologies and terminologies for eLearning
* Personal & mobile learning environments and linked data
* Learning flows and designs and linked data
* 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 and linked data
* Collaborative learning and linked data
* Linked-data driven social networking collaborative learning

We welcome the following types of contributions.

     * Short (up to 6 pages) and full (up to 15 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 LNCS format

Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format at


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 special issue of Interactive
Learning Environments ( which will
will be dedicated to the workshop theme as well as a dedicated volume of
Springer LCNS ("ESWC 2011 Workshop Highlights").

* Stefan Dietze, The Open University (UK)
* Mathieu d'Aquin, The Open University (UK)
* Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University & Simon Fraser University (Canada)
* Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá (Spain)

* 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
* Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, UK
* John Domingue, The Open University, UK & Semantic Technologies
Insitute International, Austria.
* Nikolas Dovrolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
* Marek Hatala, Simon Fraser University, Canada
* Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
* Eleni Kaldoudi,Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
* Tomi Kauppinen, University of Münster, Germany
* Carsten Keßler, University of Münster, Germany
* Effie Lai-Chong Law, Leicester University, UK & ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
* Nikos Manouselis, Greek Research and Technology Network, Greece
* Dave Millard, University of Southampton, UK
* Evangelia Mitsopoulou, St George's University London, UK
* Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S Research Center, Germany
* Mikael Nilsson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
* Carlos Pedrinaci, The Open University, UK
* Davide Taibi, Institute for Educational Technologies, Italian National
Research Council, Italy.
* Vlad Tanasescu, University of Edinburgh, UK
* Fridolin Wild, The Open University, UK
* Martin Wolpers, Fraunhofer FIT.ICON, Germany
* Hong Qing Yu, The Open University, UK

For further questions please contact Stefan Dietze (

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