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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   SIRTEL07 deadline extended and David Wiley to deliver invited speech
Email:   nikosm_(on)_ieee.org
Date received:   28 Jun 2007
Deadline:   01 Jul 2007
Start date:   17 Sep 2007

+++ Apologies for cross-posting +++ ********************************************************* FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS - SIRTEL07 Workshop on Social Information Retrieval in Technology-Enhanced Learning 2nd European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL07) Crete, Greece,September 17-20, 2007 http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.be/sirtel/ <http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.be/sirtel/> ********************************************************* *** Deadline Extension: New deadline for paper submissions: July 1, 2007 *** *** David Wiley will contribute as invited speaker at the workshop *** RATIONALE Social information retrieval (SIR) refers to a family of techniques that assist users in obtaining information to meet their information needs by harnessing the knowledge or experience of other users. Examples of SIR techniques include sharing of queries, collaborative filtering, social network analysis, social bookmarking and the use of subjective relevance judgements such as tags, annotations, ratings and evaluations. SIR methods, techniques and systems open an interesting new approach to facilitate and support learning and teaching. There are plenty a resource available on the Web, both in terms of digital learning content and people resources (e.g. other learners, experts, tutors) that can be used to facilitate teaching and learning tasks. The remaining challenge is to develop, deploy and evaluate systems that provide learners and teachers with guidance to help identify suitable learning resources from a potentially overwhelming variety of choices. Several questions are being researched around the application of SIR methods in Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) settings. The aim of the SIRTEL'07 Workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners that are working on topics related to the application of SIR methods, techniques and systems in educational settings, as well as present the current status of research in this area to interested researchers and practitioners. It aims to serve as a discussion forum where researchers will present the results of their work, also establishing liaisons between different groups that are exploring related subjects. In addition, it aims to outline the rich potential of modern SIR methods, techniques and systems in order to build TEL systems and services. TOPICS OF INTEREST (include but are not limited to): * Defining the scope, purpose and objects of social information retrieval in TEL * Recommender systems and collaborative filtering in educational settings * Novel ways of generating input information for recommenders in the area of learning and teaching * Ranking of search results to support individualised learning needs * Integrating SIR services in existing learning management systems * Folksonomies, tagging and other collaboration-based information retrieval systems * Social navigation processes and metaphors for searching information related to teaching and learning * Analysing social interactions in learning communities and social networks on the Web to facilitate information sharing and retrieval * Approaches to TEL metadata that reflect social ties and collaborative experiences in the field of education * Interoperability of SIR systems for TEL * Visualisation techniques to support social navigation in learning and teaching * Semantic annotation and tagging for social information retrieval purposes * Evaluating the performance of SIR systems in educational applications * Measuring the effectiveness of SIR systems in supporting learning and teaching * Evaluation the user satisfaction with SIR systems in supporting learning and teaching WORKSHOP FORMAT The aim of the workshop is to chart out the current state-of-the-art of SIR in TEL and list the main enablers and challenges for the near future as well as in the long term. Each presenter of the workshop is asked to explicitly identify such enablers and challenges. The workshop will conclude with an open discussion listing and prioritising the main enablers and challenges for the short and the long term. One of the aims is to identify the need for new research. The workshop will be strongly discussion oriented. To that effect, all accepted papers will be made available online before the workshop. Presenters will be asked to focus more on comparison with related work presented by others and demonstration of early prototypes, so as to take maximum advantage of the added value of a face-to-face meeting. SUBMISSIONS Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research as full papers (8 pages), work-in-progress as short papers (max. 4 pages) or position statements (max. 2 pages). All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the program committee for originality, significance, clarity and quality. Papers will be published online as EC-TEL workshop proceedings, as part of the CEUR Workshop proceedings series. CEUR-WS.org is a recognised ISSN publication series, with ISSN 1613-0073. Authors of papers presented in the Workshop will also be invited to submit enhanced versions of their papers for potential publication in a planned special issue of a relevant journal. Authors should use the Springer LNCS format (http://www.springer.com/lncs). For camera-ready format instructions, please see "For Authors" instructions at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Submissions should be made through the online submission system especially set up for this purpose: http://infolab-dev.aua.gr/sirtel2007/submissions.htm IMPORTANT DATES Paper Submission: July 1, 2007 *** NEW DEADLINE *** Results Notification: July 15, 2007 Camera Ready Submission: August 15, 2007 Workshop dates: September 17 or 18, 2007 Main conference dates: September 19-20, 2007 IMPORTANT DATES Paper Submission: July 1, 2007 *** NEW DEADLINE *** Results Notification: July 15, 2007 Camera Ready Submission: August 15, 2007 Workshop dates: September 17 or 18, 2007 Main conference dates: September 19-20, 2007 PROGRAM COMMITTEE * John Dron, University of Brighton, UK * Hendrik Drachsler, Open University of the Netherlands, The Netherlands * Alexander Felfernig, University of Klagenfurt, Germany * Mikko Laine, WSOY Educational, Finland * Brian Lamb, University of British Columbia, Canada * Francisco J. Martin, MyStrands, USA * David Massart, European Schoolnet (EUN), Belgium * Brandon Muramatsu, Utah State University, USA * Amborn Naeve, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden * Xavier Ochoa, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Ecuador * Demetrios Sampson, CERTH/ITI & University of Piraeus, Greece * Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcala, Spain * Barry Smyth, University College Dublin, Ireland * Marc Spaniol, RWTH Aachen, Germany * Gulden Uchyigit, Imperial College, UK * David Wiley, Utah State University, USA * Martin Wolpers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Belgium ORGANISERS * Riina Vuorikari, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven & European Schoolnet, Belgium * Nikos Manouselis, Informatics Laboratory, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece * Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium & ARIADNE Foundation ABOUT EC-TEL07 After the success of EC-TEL06, the Second European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning provides a unique forum for all research related to TEL, including its interactions with knowledge management, business processes and work environments. This is a competitive and broad forum for TEL research in Europe and world-wide through specialized workshops and the main conference. EC-TEL07 provides unique networking possibilities for participating researchers throughout the week and includes project meetings and discussions for ongoing and new research activities supported by the European Commission. See http://www.ectel07.org/ for details. _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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