ALICE 2017
7th International Workshop on Adaptive Learning via Interactive, Cognitive and Emotional approaches

In conjunction with 3PGCIC-2017: 12th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing

November 8 - 10, 2017, Barcelona, Spain


Accepted papers have been included in the Proceedings of 3PGCIC-2017, published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Data Engineering and Communication Technologies Series, vol. 13.

Intelligent Virtual Agents for Education and Training
Deborah Richards, Macquarie University, Australia
Keynote abstract


Many researchers argue that learners must be meaningfully engaged in the learning process for effective learning to occur. Engaging learners long enough to see them through to the end of a course is one of the most significant issues faced today by learning developers. Learning tools and resources are today more effective, interactive, and easily accessible than in the past. Nevertheless, the current generation of students is native speakers in the language of digital media and their expectations are even higher. New learners expect to be in control of their learning experience while in a supportive and cooperative environment. They expect the course material to be motivating, challenging, well linked to their prior knowledge and relevant to everyday lives and careers.

The 7th International Workshop ALICE 2017 aims at providing a forum for innovations in adaptive technologies for e-learning especially designed to improve the engagement of students in learning experiences. Works that combine adaptive techniques with approaches based on gamification, affective computing, social learning, storytelling, interactive video and new forms of assessment are welcome as well as works describing approaches based on educational data mining, learning and academic analytics aimed at improving learners’ motivation and teachers’ experience also taking into account aspects related to multimedia and security. Special emphasis is given to approaches based on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing as well as on computational intelligence and knowledge-based technologies.

Academic researchers, professionals and practitioners are invited to report their ideas, models, designs and experiences on the proposed topics. Empirical results from real users in learning and training settings are particularly welcome in order to evaluate and discuss the impact of the proposed innovations.


The main topics of interest, within the scope of Adaptive e-Learning, include, but are not limited to:
  • Gamification and Serious Games for Education
  • Educational use of Digital Storytelling
  • Motivation, Metacognition, and Affective Aspects of Learning
  • Collaborative and Social Learning
  • New Approaches to Formative Assessment
  • Learning, Academic and Business Analytics
  • Multimedia Systems for e-Learning
  • Security Aspects of e-Learning
  • Cloud, Cluster and P2P computing for e-Learning
  • Knowledge-Based Models and Technologies for e-Learning
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems

  • Rafael Calvo, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Antonio Cerrato, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Jordi Conesa, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Thanasis Daradoumis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Giuliana Dettori, Italian National Research Council, Italy
  • Elisabetta Fersini, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
  • Sara de Freitas, Coventry University, UK
  • Angelo Gaeta, University of Salerno, Italy
  • David Gañán, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Isabel Guitart, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Giuseppina Rita Mangione, Institute of Educational Documentation, Innovation and Research, Italy
  • Jorge Miguel, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Néstor Mora, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Abelardo Pardo, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Anna Pierri, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Modesta Pousada, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Deborah Richards, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Mohammad AL-Smadi, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Krassen Stefanov, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria

  • Paper Submission Deadline: July 31, 2017 (extended)
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 25, 2017
  • Camera-Ready Submission: September 10, 2017
  • Registration: September 10, 2017
  • Workshop and 3PGCIC Main Conference: November 8 - 10, 2017