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ALICE 2016
6th International Workshop on Adaptive Learning via Interactive, Collaborative and Emotional approaches

In conjunction with INCoS-2016: 8th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems

September 7 - 9, 2016, Ostrava, Czech Republic


ACCEPTED PAPERS

Accepted papers have been included in the Proceedings of INCoS-2016, published by IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS). They are accessible through IEEE Xplore digital library

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 6th International Workshop ALICE 2016 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
  • Giovanna Albano, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Jordi Conesa, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Thanasis Daradoumis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Giuliana Dettori, Italian National Research Council, Italy
  • Darina Dicheva, Winston-Salem State University, USA
  • Michalis Feidakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Angelo Gaeta, University of Salerno, Italy
  • David Gañán, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Giuseppe Guarino, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Isabel Guitart, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Miltiadis Lytras, American College of Greece
  • Agathe Merceron, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
  • Jorge Miguel, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Néstor Mora, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Anna Pierri, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Mohammad AL-Smadi, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Krassen Stefanov, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria
  • Marco Temperini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Nicola Villa, University of Trento, Italy
  • Fatos Xhafa, Politechnical University of Catalonia, Spain

IMPORTANT DATES
  • Paper Submission Deadline: May 15, 2016 (extended)
  • Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2016
  • Camera-Ready Submission: July 8, 2016
  • Registration: June 25, 2016
  • Workshop and INCoS Main Conference: September 7 - 9, 2016