ALICE 2012
2nd International Workshop on Adaptive Learning via Interactive, Collaborative and Emotional approaches

In conjunction with CISIS-2012: The 6th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems

July 4 - 6, 2012, Palermo, Italy


Accepted papers have been included in the Proceedings of CISIS-2012, published by IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS). They are accessible through IEEE Xplore digital library

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 2nd International Workshop ALICE 2012 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.


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
  • Adaptive and Knowledge-Based Technologies

  • Saverio Salerno, University of Salerno, Italy (workshop chair)
  • Santi Caballé, Open University of Catalonia, Spain (program co-chair)
  • Nicola Capuano, University of Salerno, Italy (program co-chair)
  • Thanasis Daradoumis, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Jordi Conesa, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Josep Prieto, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • David Gañán, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Néstor Mora, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Anna Pierri, Centre for Research in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Italy
  • Giuseppina Rita Mangione, Modelli Matematici e Applicazioni S.p.A., Italy
  • Marcello Rosciano, Modelli Matematici e Applicazioni S.p.A., Italy
  • Gerardo Iovane, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Sergio Miranda, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Sara de Freitas, Coventry University, UK
  • Ian Dunwell, Coventry University, UK
  • Panagiotis Petridis, Coventry University, UK
  • Christian Gütl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Mohammad Smadi, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Margit Höfler, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Gudrun Wesiak, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Nick Scerbakov, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Michalis Feidakis, University of Aegean, Greece
  • Luis Casillas, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Maria Kordaki, University of the Aegean, Greece

  • Abstract submission deadline: February 20, 2012 (extended)
  • Full paper submission deadline: February 29, 2012 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2012
  • Camera-Ready Submission: March 23, 2012
  • Registration: March 23, 2012
  • Workshop and CISIS main Conference: July 4 - 6, 2012


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.