MIS4TEL 2023 : 13th International Conference on Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning
Call For Papers
Education is the cornerstone of any society, and it serves as one of the foundations for many of its social values and characteristics. State-of-the-art, new interactive technologies and novel methodologies allow researchers, designers, and domain experts to pursue Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) solutions targeting not only cognitive and social processes but also motivational, personality, or emotional factors. Nowadays, we can identify two main strands, providing necessary and complementary strengths to a TEL-oriented design process: appropriate technologies should be applied, and appropriate methods should guide the design and implementation of such applications. Technologies in TEL are capable of delivering smart, personalized, tailored, and motivating learning solutions. Methods are coming from different fields, such as education, psychology, sociology, computer science, and from diverse communities, where collaboration and co-working are used, such as maker communities and participatory design communities. In addition, current trends concerning the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Learning Analytics (LA) can help manage available (big) data and augment learning opportunities for learners (for instance by supporting self-regulated learning or adaptation of the learning material) and educators (for example, providing information about learners progression or facilitating reflections about teaching approaches and experiences).
As to these topics, the annual appointment of MIS4TEL established itself as a consolidated fertile forum where scholars and professionals from the international community, with a broad range of expertise in the TEL field, share results and compare experiences. The 13th edition of the conference calls for novel research in TEL and expands the topics of the previous editions, highlighting the role of the most recent methods and technological opportunities. As in the tradition of MIS4TEL, this edition aims at offering the different perspectives, and complementary voices, coming from the multidisciplinary field of TEL.
We invite contributions relevant to the following topics, without being limited to them, across approaches, methods, theories, implementations, and applications:
Technologies and technology-based solutions for TEL
Methodologies and experiences for TEL
Learning analytics and AI for TEL
#1 Digital Technologies integration in the classroom
Schools and higher education institutions are gradually implementing the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the classrooms. Consequently, the teaching -and learning- processes are still to be reinvented and teachers relentlessly face new ways of dealing with their profession. The purpose of this track is to provide a forum to discuss the challenges posed by these technologies in the teaching profession and to offer practical answers for teachers to better make use of them (i.e., not only the technical mastery but also the application of pedagogical strategies to promote students’ learning).
It has been demonstrated that transferring existing programs or traditional lectures does not represent authentic ways of technology integration. The move from teacher-centered instruction to student based learning using interactive environments requires more complex solutions. It is therefore crucial for teachers (both pre-service and in-service) to be able to efficiently use these new tools. Teacher education programmes must then provide the means, models and frameworks to cope with the needs for the new forms of teaching and learning.
The main topics regarding this track are related but not limited to the following ones:
- Pre-service and in-service professional development education.
- Teacher Mentoring and coaching.
- Online and blended teaching
- Self-study to make sense of new ways of online teaching
- Promotion of web based learning, e-learning, and learning objects in classroom.
- Teachers’ technological competences and skills in classroom.
- Teachers’ practical knowledge (content, pedagogical and technological)
- Teachers’ Collaborative Learning and Teachers’ beliefs.
- New teaching methodologies (e.g., gamification).
- Action research and reflection processes for ICT.
- Educational inclusion (Challenges, accessibility, awareness and tools).
María Cruz Sánchez-Gómez, University of Salamanca (Spain)
Juan José Mena, University of Salamanca (Spain)
#2 AI for education
In recent years, there has been a great development in Technology Enhanced Learning, caused greatly by the distance learning exponential growth due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many applications of data analysis and modeling of learning processes, based on emergent AI techniques and method such as machine learning and deep learning, have been proposed. In line with this trend, the main goal of this track, connected to the MIS4Tel 2023 conference, is to discuss and evaluate the contribution that AI, as one of the Technology Enhanced Learning approaches, is bringing to the educational field, especially in the last years. This track is intended to be a great opportunity for researchers and practitioners in the field, both to discuss new ideas and to explore some important aspects regarding the close relationship between AI from an application and theoretical point of view.
The topics of interest for this special session include, but are not limited to:
- Deep Learning and education
- IoT applications in education
- Peer Assessment
- Learning Analytics
- Intelligent Adaptive Learning Environment
- Affective Computing in Education
- Artificial Intelligence algorithms in Education
- Artificial Neural Networks in Education
- Human-Computer Interaction in Teaching System
- Artificial Intelligence in Student Evaluation
- Assessing Student Performance using Artificial Intelligence
- Educational Robotics
- Data Mining, Text Mining and Web Mining in Education
- Intelligent Agent-based Learning Environments
- Smart Chatbots in Education
- Intelligent Tutoring Systems
- Virtual reality and Augmented Reality based Learning Systems
- Pedagogical Artificial Agents
- Digital Assistants
- Metaverse and education
Dalila Durães, University of Minho (Portugal)
Filippo Sciarrone, Universitas Mercatorum (Italy)
Julien Bourgeois, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, FEMTO-ST Institute, CNRS (France)
Tuomo Kujala, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
Ana Paiva, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Mike Sharples, The Open University (UK)
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to special issue in different journals.
∎ Special issue "Frontiers of Agents and Multiagent Systems" MDPI SensorsJCR (2021): 3.847 (Q2)
∎ Special issue "Edge Computing in IoT Networks Based on Artificial Intelligence" MDPI SensorsJCR (2021): 3.847 (Q2)
∎ Special issue "Advanced Architectures for Hybrid Edge Analytics Models on Adaptive Smart Areas" MDPI Electronics JCR (2021): 2.690 (Q3)
∎ Special issue "Trends in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Simulating Cognitive Mimetics" MDPI Systems JCR (2021): 2.895 (Q2)
∎ Special issue ADCAIJJCI (2021): 0,05 (Q4)
To Be Updated
LIST OF WORKSHOPS IN MIS4TEL 2023
ETELT: Workshop on Integration of emerging technologies into education and training
IEETeL: Workshop on Interactive Environments and Emerging Technologies for eLearning
NURSING: Workshop on Technology Enhanced Learning in Nursing Education
TEL4FC: Workshop on Technology - Enhanced Learning for Future Citizens
Marcelo Milrad - Linnaeus University (Sweden)
Nuno Otero - University of Greenwich (United Kingdom)
María Cruz Sánchez-Gómez - University of Salamanca (Spain)
Juan José Mena - University of Salamanca (Spain)
Dalila Durães - University of Minho (Portugal)
Filippo Sciarrone - Universitas Mercatorum (Italy)
Claudio Álvarez Gómez - University of Los Andes (Chile)
Manuel Rodrigues, University of Minho (Portugal)
Zuzana Kubincova - Comenius University of Bratislava (Slovakia)
Federica Caruso - University of L'Aquila (Italy)
Accepted papers will be included in MIS4TEL 2023 Proceedings, published by Springer. At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the symposium to present the paper in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings.
All accepted papers will be published by LNNS Springer Verlag.
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General deadline: ̶2̶4̶t̶h̶ ̶M̶a̶r̶c̶h̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶3̶ ̶1̶4̶t̶h̶ ̶A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶3̶ 24th April, 2023 (last extension)
Workshop papers submission deadline: ̶2̶4̶t̶h̶ ̶M̶a̶r̶c̶h̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶3̶ ̶1̶4̶t̶h̶ ̶A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶3̶ 24th April, 2023 (last extension)
Notification of acceptance: 3̶r̶d̶ ̶M̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶3̶ 11th May, 2023
Camera-Ready papers due: 19th May, 2023
Conference Celebration: 12th-14th July, 2023
University of Minho (Portugal)
LASI - Intelligent Systems Associate Laboratory (Portugal)
Linnaeus University (Sweden)
University of Greenwich (United Kingdom)
University of Salamanca (Spain)
Universitas Mercatorum (Italy)
University of Los Andes (Colombia)
Comenius University of Bratislava (Slovakia)
University of L'Aquila (Italy)
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)
Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
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