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ARTEL 2014 : 4th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning


When Sep 16, 2014 - Sep 16, 2014
Where Graz, Austria
Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2014
Notification Due Aug 11, 2014
Final Version Due Aug 30, 2014
Categories    technology-enhanced learning

Call For Papers

*** Call for papers and demos ***

4th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection
in Technology-Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2014)

to be held in the context of EC-TEL 2014, Graz (Austria):
September 16 (Tuesday), 2014.

Workshop webpage:
Twitter hashtag: #artel14


Enhancing "awareness" of learners and other participants involved in learning processes by technology means augmenting formal or informal learning experiences, typically in real-time, with information on progress, presence, outcomes, workspace, and the like.

Supporting "reflection" means enabling learners to capture, adapt, re-evaluate, and share experience in anticipation of future situations it will prove relevant to. Reflection supported digitally is a creative act, adding sense and meaning to experiences made.

Combining support for "awareness and reflection" bears huge potential for improving the learning and training with respect to utility, self-regulation, usability, and user experience.

This 4th ARTEL workshop brings together researchers and industry from different backgrounds to discuss and advance support of awareness and reflection for learning. This year’s workshop will run under the headline ‘application in practice’, additionally emphasising feasibility and sustainability aspects in education and in the workplace.

The workshop seeks to attract both research results and work in progress in order to chart out the current state-of-the-art and to define main enablers and future challenges. Naturally, it will serve as a forum for establishing new collaborations.

The workshop will therefore include both presentations and discussions of research insights (papers), as well as a demo and prototype slam. Using presentations as catalyst for continuing post-talk debate, the workshop will conclude the day with an open discussion exchanging ideas, summing up, and defining a medium to long-term research agenda.

The main findings and highlights of the workshop will be presented back to the full EC-TEL plenary in the wrap up session (see main programme, once available).

Proceedings of the predecessor workshops are available via (2011), (2012), and (2013).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to contributing original theories, methods, evaluation studies, design and application (case) studies in and on:

- Reflective writing and knowledge maturing
- Analytics, text- and data mining
- Integration of reflection support into other approaches of learning
- Social and group virtual and super-real presence
- Scaffolding approaches and techniques
- Real-time awareness and reflection
- Personalisation and Social Technologies
- Awareness and reflection in inquiry-based learning
- Augmented reality, wearable, pervasive applications
- Collaborative reflection
- Social network analysis
- Visual analytics, dashboards
- Models, ontologies, and annotation
- Processes and workflows


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished work as either a full paper (limit: 15 pages), research note (limit: 7 pages), or demo (limit: 3 pages). Full papers thereby report on novel theoretical, empirical, or development work, including a significant contribution to the field. Research notes report work in progress to share early insights with the community. Demos describe novel prototypes, design studies, or tools, which can be shown and further discussed during the workshop.

All contributions will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee evaluating their originality, significance, and rigour. The papers will be published in the CEUR workshop proceedings ( Submissions should use the Springer LNCS template (

ARTEL14 will award the best paper and demo submitted.

Please submit your paper via EasyChair:

*Important dates*

30.06.2014 Submission deadline
11.08.2014 Notification of acceptance
30.08.2014 Camera-ready papers due
16.09.2014 Workshop


Milos Kravcik, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Alexander Mikroyannidis, The Open University, United Kingdom
Viktoria Pammer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Michael Prilla, University of Bochum, Germany
Thomas Ullmann, The Open University, United Kingdom
Fridolin Wild, The Open University, United Kingdom

*Programme Committee*

Riina Vuorikari, European Commission JRC IPTS, Spain
Philippe Dessus, Université Pierre-Mendès-France, France
Stefano Bianchi, SOFTECO, Italy
Ines Di Loreto, UTT- Université de Technologie de Troyes, France
Carsten Ullrich, DFKI, Germany
Peter Sloep, Open Universiteit Nederland, Netherlands
Denis Gillet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Swiss
Paul Lefrere, CCA, UK
Stefan Trausan-Matu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Jaakko Karjalainen, VTT, Finland
Joris Klerkx, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
John Cook, University of West of England, UK
Marcus Specht, Open University of the Nethderlands, Netherlands
Xavier Ochoa, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Ecuador
Kaj Helin, VTT, Finland
Alexander Nussbaumer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Monica Divitini, IDI-NTNU, Norway

*Supporting projects*

Reflective Learning at Work:
Scaling up Technologies for Informal Learning in SME Clusters:
Technology enhanced learning livinglab for manufacturing
Propagating scientific inquiry for science learning and teaching:
Scalable & cost-effective facilitation of professional identity transformation
in public employment services:
Business perfOrmance imprOvement through individual employee Skills Training:

*Social platform*

To stay tuned, consider joining the ARTEL social space on TELeurope:


The workshop will take place as part of the 9th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL), will take place in Graz, Austria, September 16-19, 2014. The motto for this year is "Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities". The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) is a unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field. Through EC-TEL, established and emerging researchers as well as practitioners, entrepreneurs, and technology developers explore new collaborations, strengthen networks, and complement their core expertise. For more information visit

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