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Olga Santos <[log in to unmask]>
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Workshop on Recommender Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning
(RecSysTEL 2012)
Saarbrucken, Germany, 18-21 September 2012

Organised jointly with the
European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2012)


Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) aims to design, develop and test
socio-technical innovations that will support and enhance
learning practices of both individuals and organisations.
It is an application domain that generally addresses all types of
technology research & development aiming to support of teaching and
learning activities, and considers meta-cognitive and reflective skills
such as self-management, self-motivation, and effective informal and
self-regulated learning. Information retrieval is a pivotal activity
in TEL, and the deployment of recommender systems has attracted
increased interest during the past years as it addresses the
information overload problem in TEL scenarios with a low cost approach.

Recommendation methods, techniques and systems open an interesting
new approach to facilitate and support learning and teaching.
There are plenty of resources available on the Web, both in terms of
digital learning content and people resources (e.g. other learners,
experts, tutors) that can be used to facilitate teaching and
learning tasks. The challenge is to develop, deploy and evaluate
systems that provide learners and teachers with meaningful guidance
in order to help identify suitable learning resources from a
potentially overwhelming variety of choices.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and
practitioners that are working on topics related to the design,
development and testing of recommender systems in educational
settings as well as present the current status of research in this
area. Overall, it aims to outline the rich potential of TEL as
an application area for recommender systems, as well as
expose participants to the challenges of developing such systems
in a TEL context.

Topics include but are not limited to:

* User tasks to be supported by recommender systems in TEL
* Explanation and visualizations of recommendations
* Open user models for TEL recommender systems
* Recommendation approaches based on social  (meta) data
* Requirements for the deployment of TEL recommender systems
* Data sets for TEL recommender systems
* Recommendation algorithms and systems for TEL
* Transfer of successful algorithms and systems from other application areas
* Evaluation criteria and methods for TEL recommender systems
* Experiences from actual implementation in teaching, learning and/or
community building


30 June 2012: Submissions
16 July 2012: Notifications
1 August 2010: Camera-ready of accepted papers
18-19 September 2012: RecSysTEL Workshop in Saarbrucken


The Workshop accepts a variety of submission types:
* Full papers: 12 pages
* Short papers: 6 pages
* System/service demos: 2 pages
* TEL Data sets: 2 pages (and if possible, data set file/URL)

Papers should be original and not previously submitted to other venues.
Submissions will be handled through the conference management tool ginkgo:

If you haven't a ginkgo account yet, you'll be asked to create it
before you can access the RecSysTEL'12 submission page.


Workshop proceedings will be published in a seperate volume by a publisher
that will be announced soon.

* Jesus G. Boticario, aDeNu - Spanish National University for Distance
Education (Spain)
* Peter Brusilovksy, University of Pittsburgh (USA)
* Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
* Denis Gillet, Swiss Federal Institute of Lausanne (Switzerland)
* Stefanie Lindstaedt, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
* Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S & Leibniz Universitat (Germany)
* Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcala (Spain)
* Martin Wolpers, Fraunhofer FIT (Germany)
* Riina Vuorikari, European Schoolnet (Belgium)

* Nikos Manouselis, Agro-Know Technologies & ARIADNE Foundation (Greece)
* Hendrik Drachsler, Open Universiteit Nederlands (The Netherlands)
* Katrien Verbert, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
* Olga C. Santos, aDeNu - Spanish National University for Distance
Education (Spain)


The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2012)
brings together technological developments, learning models, and
implementations of new and innovative approaches to training and education.
The conference traditionally explores how the synergy of multiple disciplines
can provide new, more effective and more especially more sustainable,
technology-enhanced learning solutions to learning problems.

EC-TEL is a unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and
policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field.
Through EC-TEL, established and emerging researchers as well as practitioners,
entrepreneurs, and technology developers explore new collaborations,
strengthen networks, and complement their core experience.

See for details.



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