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ALICE 2016 : 6th International Workshop on Adaptive Learning via Interactive, Collaborative and Emotional approaches

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Link: http://www.capuano.biz/alice/2016.html
 
When Sep 7, 2016 - Sep 9, 2016
Where Ostrava, Czech Republic
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2016
Notification Due Jun 15, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 8, 2016
Categories    computer science   e-learning    artificial intelligence   education
 

Call For Papers

ALICE 2016
6th International Workshop on Adaptive Learning via Interactive, Collaborative and Emotional approaches

In conjunction with INCoS-2016: 8th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems

September 7 - 9, 2016, Ostrava, Czech Republic


SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES

Despite a great potential and some initial successes, e-learning systems do not yet have the impact that many believe is possible. Moreover, the gap seems to be increasing because of the greater expectations of the current generation (Digital Natives) who have grown up with modern technology. There are also more general problems. In particular, an over-emphasis on cost effectiveness has meant that content is often not as strong as it needs to be and this deficiency has contributed to a lack of user engagement and some high attrition rates. Studies have consistently highlighted the important relationship between engagement and learning, with students who are highly motivated being more likely to engage in the learning process.

The 6th International Workshop ALICE 2016 aims at providing a forum for innovative adaptive e-learning combining aspects of personalization, collaboration, interactivity and emotion management to contribute to the overcoming of the quoted limitations of current e-learning systems and content. Special emphasis is given to environments that are engaging, challenging and context aware while enabling learners' demand of empowerment, social identity, and authentic learning experience.

The expected contributions should be able to effectively involve learners in educational, cultural and informative activities. Empirical results from real users in real learning and training settings will be very valuable in order to evaluate and discuss the impact of the proposed innovative features. Academic researchers, professionals and practitioners are invited to exchange their experiences and ideas about problems and solutions related to the design, development and use of advanced and innovative learning systems and applications. Researchers can report their ideas, models, designs and experiences on the proposed topics.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

The main topics of interest within the scope of Adaptive e-Learning include, but are not limited to:
Affective and Emotional Approaches
Live and Virtualized Collaboration
Simulation and Serious Games
New Forms of Assessment
Storytelling
Knowledge-based Technologies for learning
Security for e-Learning
Multimedia Systems for e-Learning

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Santi Caballé, Open University of Catalonia, Spain (co-chair)
Nicola Capuano, University of Salerno, Italy (co-chair)
Giovanna Albano, University of Salerno, Italy
Jordi Conesa, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Thanasis Daradoumis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Giuliana Dettori, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Darina Dicheva, Winston-Salem State University, USA
Michalis Feidakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Angelo Gaeta, University of Salerno, Italy
David Gañán, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Giuseppe Guarino, University of Salerno, Italy
Isabel Guitart, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Miltiadis Lytras, American College of Greece
Agathe Merceron, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
Jorge Miguel, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Néstor Mora, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Anna Pierri, University of Salerno, Italy
Mohammad AL-Smadi, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Krassen Stefanov, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria
Marco Temperini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Nicola Villa, University of Trento, Italy
Fatos Xhafa, Politechnical University of Catalonia, Spain

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission Deadline: April 15, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2016
Camera-Ready Submission: July 8, 2016
Registration: June 25, 2016
Workshop and INCoS Main Conference: September 7 - 9, 2016

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

The manuscripts should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the proceedings, which will be maximum 6 pages double column format. Please format your paper as described in the submission guidelines of the main conference.

The file format of the initial submissions and final accepted papers should be PDF. In order to proceed with the submission, please use the same submission system of INCoS-2016 and select ALICE as the target workshop.

PUBLICATION

All accepted papers with paid registration will be included in the Proceedings of INCoS-2016 published by IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS). Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.

Selected papers from Workshop ALICE 2016 will be considered for publication in International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) indexed in Scopus, Compendex, Inspec and others

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