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ALICE 2013
3rd International Workshop on Adaptive Learning via Interactive, Collaborative and Emotional approaches

In conjunction with CISIS-2013: The 7th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems

July 3 - 5, 2013, Taichung, Taiwan


ACCEPTED PAPERS

Accepted papers have been included in the Proceedings of CISIS-2013, published by IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS). They are accessible through IEEE Xplore digital library
    SPECIAL ISSUE

    The extended version of a selection of the papers from ALICE 2013 have been published in a special issue (Vol 9, No 7, 2014) of the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) indexed in Scopus, Compendex, Inspec and others



    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 3rd International Workshop ALICE 2013 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
    • Adaptive and Knowledge-Based Technologies

    PROGRAM COMMITTEE
    • Thanasis Daradoumis, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
    • Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy
    • Saverio Salerno, University of Salerno, Italy
    • Sara de Freitas, Coventry University, UK
    • Eric Lin, Hamastar Technology Co. Ltd.,Taiwan
    • Chang-Shing Lee, National University of Tainan,Taiwan
    • Tzung-Pei Hong, National University of Kaohsiung,Taiwan
    • 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
    • Michalis Feidakis,University of Aegean, Greece
    • Sergio Miranda, University of Salerno, Italy
    • Anna Pierri, Centre for Research in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Italy
    • Giuseppina Rita Mangione, MOMA S.p.A., Italy
    • Margit Höfler, University of Graz, Austria
    • Luis Casillas, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
    • Maria Kordaki, University of the Aegean, Greece

    IMPORTANT DATES
    • Paper submission deadline: February 28, 2013 (hard deadline)
    • Notification of acceptance: March, 10 2013
    • Camera-Ready Submission: March 23, 2013
    • Registration: March 23, 2013
    • Workshop and CISIS main Conference: July 3 - 5, 2013

    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.