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LinkedLearning 2011 : International Workshop on eLearning Approaches for the Linked Data Age

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Link: http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/meducator/linkedlearning
 
When May 29, 2011 - May 30, 2011
Where Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Submission Deadline Mar 14, 2011
Notification Due Apr 1, 2011
Final Version Due Apr 15, 2011
Categories    e-learning    linkeddata   education   semantic web
 

Call For Papers

*** deadline extended to 14 March & journal special issue ***
==) http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/meducator/linkedlearning

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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

- http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/meducator/linkedlearning -


IMPORTANT DATES
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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


OVERVIEW
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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.


TOPICS OF INTEREST
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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 approaches
* Semantic & syntactic mappings between eLearning metadata schemas and standards
* 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


SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
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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 (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0).

Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format at

* http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=linkedlearning2011

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 (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/ile) which will will be dedicated to the workshop theme as well as a dedicated volume of Springer LCNS ("ESWC 2011 Workshop Highlights").



WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
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* 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 Alcal? (Spain)


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
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* Lora Aroyo, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Soeren Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
* Chara Balasubramaniam, St George's University London, UK
* 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 M?nster, Germany
* Carsten Ke?ler, University of M?nster, 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
* 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 (s.dietze@open.ac.uk)

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