Call for papers: Future Learning Landscapes "Towards the Convergence of Pervasive and Contextual computing,Global Social Media and Semantic Web in Technology Enhanced Learning",
a workshop of EC-TEL 2009
This workshop seeks to foster discussions and conceptual ideas regarding
the convergence of three technologies which will have a major impact on
next generation of technology enhanced learning environments, namely;
pervasive computing, social media and the semantic web. Each one of
these technologies provides its own opportunities and challenges as
their convergence has the potential to enable the development of new
educational practices in situated andnetworked learning.
This workshop aims at bringing together both practitioners and academics
interested in these topics in order to explore and make a first
statement on the opportunities and challenges that arise while combining
pervasive computing, social media and the semantic web for the design
and implementation of future learning landscapes. The workshop will
facilitate discussions aiming at identify and summarize main theoretical
and technological design concerns related to the increasing use of the
technologies mentioned above in a variety of educational settings. It is
expected that the main outcome of the workshop will result on a
summarizing document (in the form of a white paper) that clearly
describe future research directions on the related topics discussed
during the workshop.
Relevant topics of interest to be discussed in this workshop include but
are not limited to the following aspects:
* Global learning environments
- How can we reuse linked data to suggest activities and/or
collaborations with other users on different environments and
furthermore, how can we provide guidance to learners?
- How can we help tutors and teachers to understand learning processes
and learner progression?
- What will be the contribution of such environments to pedagogical
design and activities (e.g., field work, inquiry learning...)?
- What are the possible infrastructure solutions that will enable the
aggregation of learning services and data interoperability among them
(e.g., facebook, skype and blogs)?
* Institutional and social environment integration
- How can we integrate institutional learning and personal informal
learning through the use of social media and mash-up techniques?
- How can we define global scenarios including formal and informal
learning in social environments?
- How to support learning activities in context and across contexts?
* User modelling
- How can social data ontological tools like FOAF, SIOC, etc. enrich the
- Can we build and leverage a rich user model, built from linked data on
the learning web environments?
* Context and adaptation
- How can we develop new approaches to modelling context, arising from
interactions between people, locations and interactive artefacts?
- How can context be dynamically adapted to social environments, to
enable local and global adaptivity?
- How can continually changing contextual data be interpreted at the
Position papers should address one of the topics of the workshop and are
limited to 2 pages long.
It outlines the submitter's view on the workshop theme and the reasons
for the submitter's interest in the particular topic. Based on the
analysis of the submissions, the workshop organisers will prepare a
short synthesis and issue oriented presentations for the introduction of
* Paper submission deadline: July 31, 2009
* Notification of acceptance: August 14, 2009
* Final camera ready papers due: September 4, 2009
* Workshop date: September 29 or 30, 2009
Serge Garlatti - Telecom Bretagne, France
Yvan Peter - Université Lille 1 - LIFL, France
Mike Sharples, University of Nottingham, UK
Marcelo Milrad, Växjö University, Sweden
Mohamed Amine Chatti, RWTH Aachen University, Germany