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ALICE 2011
International Workshop on Adaptive Learning via Interactive, Collaborative and Emotional approaches

In conjunction with INCoS-2011: 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems

November 30 - December 2, 2011, Fukuoka, Japan


ACCEPTED PAPERS

Accepted papers have been included in the Proceedings of INCoS-2011, published by IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS). They are accessible through IEEE Xplore digital library

KEYNOTE TALK

Naomi Miyake, CoREF, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Knowledge constructive jigsaw as an adaptive learning framework: Its design principles and network supports

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 International Workshop ALICE 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:
  • Live and Virtualized Collaboration
  • Affective and Emotional Approaches
  • Simulation and Serious Games
  • New Forms of Assessment
  • Storytelling
  • Adaptive Technologies

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
  • Saverio Salerno, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Anna Pierri, Modelli Matematici e Applicazioni S.p.A., Italy
  • Thanasis Daradoumis, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Christian Gütl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Sara de Freitas, Coventry University, UK
  • Angel Juan, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Jordi Conesa, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Josep Prieto, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • David Gañan, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Nestor Mora, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Giuseppina Rita Mangione, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Gerardo Iovane, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Germano Ingenito, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Panagiotis Petridis, Coventry University, UK
  • Ian Dunwell, Coventry University, UK
  • Nick Scerbakov, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Margit Höfler, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Mohammad Smadi, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Marcello Rosciano, Modelli Matematici e Applicazioni S.p.A., Italy
  • Francesco Zurolo, Modelli Matematici e Applicazioni S.p.A., Italy
  • Sergio Miranda, Modelli Matematici e Applicazioni S.p.A., Italy
  • Mihalis Feidakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Maria Kordaki, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Luis Casillas, University of Guadalajara, Mexico

IMPORTANT DATES
  • Paper Submission: July 4, 2011
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 10, 2011
  • Camera-Ready Submission: September 15, 2011
  • Registration: September 15, 2011
  • Workshop and CISIS main Conference: November 30 - December 2, 2011

PHOTOS

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SPONSORSHIP

This workshop has been organized in collaboration with the project ALICE “Adaptive Learning via an Intuitive, interactive, Collaborative, Emotional system”, partially supported by the European Commission under the VII Framework Program, Theme ICT-2009.4.2, Grant Agreement n. 257639.