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ALICE 2014
4th International Workshop on Adaptive Learning via Interactive, Collaborative and Emotional approaches

In conjunction with INCoS-2014: 6th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems

September 10 - 12, 2014, Salerno, Italy


ACCEPTED PAPERS

Accepted papers have been included in the Proceedings of INCoS-2014, 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 2014 have been published in a special issue (Vol 10, No 7, 2015) 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 4th International Workshop ALICE 2014 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
  • Knowledge-based Technologies for learning
  • Security for e-Learning
  • Multimedia Systems for e-Learning

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
  • Luis Casillas, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Jordi Conesa, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Thanasis Daradoumis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Stavros Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Ian Dunwell, Serious Games Institute, UK
  • Michalis Feidakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Angelo Gaeta, University of Salerno, Italy
  • David Gañán, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Giuseppina Rita Mangione, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Jorge Miguel, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Néstor Mora, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Anna Pierri, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Roberto Pirrone, University of Palermo, Italy
  • Pier Giuseppe Rossi, University of Macerata, Italy

IMPORTANT DATES
  • Paper Submission Deadline: May 20, 2014 (extended)
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 25, 2014
  • Camera-Ready Submission: June 15, 2014
  • Registration: June 15, 2014
  • Workshop and INCoS Main Conference: September 10 - 12, 2014