CFP for Track 14 - SW-EL@ICALT2018 - The 18th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies

Dear colleagues,

I’m pleased to invite you to submit a paper to the track 14 
(SW-EL@ICALT2018) of IEEE ICALT 2018 (The 18th IEEE International 
Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies - - *IIT Bombay, India Jul 
09th - Jul 13th 2018*.

ICALT (please find in attachment the whole CFP for the conference) is an 
annual international conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 
and Technology-enhanced Learning organized by the IEEE Computer 
Society and the IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology. After 
its kick-off as IWALT in Palmerston North, New Zealand (2000), ICALT has 
been held in Madison, USA (2001), Kazan, Russia (2002), Athens, Greece 
(2003), Joensuu, Finland (2004), Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2005), Kerkade, The 
Netherlands (2006), Niigata, Japan (2007), Santander, Spain (2008), 
Riga, Latvia (2009), Sousse, Tunisia (2010), Athens, Georgia, 
USA (2011), Rome, Italy (2012), Beijing, China (2013), Athens, Greece 
(2014), Hualien, Taiwan (2015), Austin, Texas, USA (2016) and Timisoara, 
Romania (2017).

*CFP for Track 14 - Applications of Semantic Web technologies for 
Learning (SW-EL@ICALT2018)*
*Web Site* 

        Track Description and Topics of Interest:

Among the key trends accelerating technology adoption in higher 
education, “redesign learning spaces”, “blended learning designs”, 
“collaborative learning” and “deeper learning approaches” are considered 
the most important ones. These trends mostly focus on rearranging and 
enriching physical environments to accommodate new forms of active 
learning, supporting students or educators working together in 
peer-to-peer or group activities, blending different and heterogeneous 
learning activities (both formal and informal) and making clear 
connections between courseworks and real worlds in order to foster 
motivation in learners. The aforementioned aspects converge toward the 
definition of new innovative ecosystems in which environments, agents 
(e.g., learners, teachers, automatic/human tutors), devices (e.g., 
mobile, wearable, etc.), sensors/actuators should interoperate 
seamlessly. Semantic Web technologies provide models, languages, tools 
to technologically enable such ecosystems. Smart Cities represent an 
example of these ecosystems.

The organizers of this track encourage researchers to submit papers 
dealing with the following topics (but also additional ones):

  * Defining ontologies and other Semantic Web artefacts to formally
    model learning ecosystems
  * Applying of Semantic Web technologies for aligning activities and
    handle continuity across different learning environments
  * Building Teams of interacting Intelligent Tutors by using Semantic
    Web technologies
  * Business Models for Semantic Web technologies in Education
  * Bridging physical and digital worlds in learning environments by
    means of Semantic Web technologies
  * Applying Semantic Web technologies to support the recognition of
    learning situations
  * Extending and integrating SSN (Semantic Sensor Network) Ontology and
    other semantic models to provide interoperability and integration
    layers for new learning ecosystems.
  * Exploiting Social Linked Data to foster learning experiences.
  * Adopting Semantic Web technologies to develop dashboards for
    decision makers in learning ecosystems.
  * Applying Semantic Web technologies to define active, deeper, blended
    and collaborative learning experiences.
  * Enhancing security and privacy in semantic-enabled learning ecosystems.

        Track Program Chairs

Francesco Orciuoli, University of Salerno, Italy *[Co-ordinator]*
Fernando Bobillo. Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Ig Bittencourt, Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Giuseppe Fenza, University of Salerno, Italy
Sergio Miranda, University of Salerno, Italy
Carlos Bobed. Université de Rennes 1 / IRISA, France

        Members of Track Program Committee

Juan Gómez Romero from University of Granada, Spain
Azzurra Ragone from University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Diego Dermeval from Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
Alexandra Cristea from Warwick University, UK
Jorge Gracia from University of Zaragoza, Spain
Ernesto Jimenez Ruiz from University of Oslo, Norway
Carmen De Maio from University of Salerno, Italy
Giuseppe D’Aniello from University of Salerno, Italy
Angelo Gaeta from University of Salerno, Italy
Nicola Capuano from University of Salerno, Italy
Cristina Gallo from University of Salerno, Italy
Minjuan Wang from San Diego State University, USA

      Important Dates

• January 20, 2018: Submissions of papers (Full paper, Short paper, Poster)
• March 15, 2018: Authors’ Notification on the review process results
• May 2, 2018: Authors’ Registration Deadline
• May 16, 2018: Early Bird Registration
• July 9-13, 2018: ICALT2018 Conference

      Author Guidelines and Submission

Please find the author guidelines at
To submit your manuscript please use EasyChair: and, at the time of 
submission, please select *Track 14*.

Prof. Francesco ORCIUOLI
e-mail: <>
Associate Professor in Computer Science
Dipartimento di Scienze Aziendali - Management & Innovation Systems 
(DISA-MIS), University of Salerno - Italy
SIG Semantic Web in Education Co-Chair (IEEE Technical Committee on 
Learning Technology)
skype: francesco.orciuoli

Received on Friday, 15 December 2017 13:14:04 UTC