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=====  IWASCL-2012 Workshop: Call for Papers   ==================
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Third International Workshop on Adaptive Systems for Collaborative
Learning (IWASCL-2012)

Workshop website http://titan.csd.auth.gr/iwascl2012/

IWASCL-2012 will be held in conjunction with the 4th International
Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS
2012)

Conference website: http://voyager.ce.fit.ac.jp/~incos2012/

Place & Time: Bucharest, Romania, September 19 - 21, 2012

** PROCEEDINGS by IEEE CPS **

*** Submission Deadline: APRIL, 9, 2012 ***



Theme and Scope
----------------------
Current learning technologies can provide adaptive and/or intelligent
support to learners in a collaborative learning situation. This
perspective lies at the crossroads of Intelligent Tutoring, Adaptive
Educational Hypermedia Systems and Computer-Supported Collaborative
Learning (CSCL), expanding the perspective of the fields and setting
innovative research agendas.

Contemporary learning theories strongly emphasize social interaction as a
key mechanism for the development of shared understanding and knowledge
construction. Consequently, building technologies that intelligibly
trigger, guide and support peer interaction is expected to help students
significantly increase the value of collaboration-generated benefits at
both cognitive and meta-cognitive level.

Working in this context several research groups have made various
contributions leading gradually to the development of systems for adaptive
and intelligent collaborative learning support (AICLS systems). In
general, these systems are expected to model the users (individual or
group), the activity, and the interaction between human and technological
agents and make “informed” interventions to support pre-task group
formation, in-task peer interactions and domain-specific activities in the
collaborative setting. Early studies on the impact of employing
adaptive/intelligent forms of support in CSCL have provided encouraging
results, however, the agenda is open and several intriguing questions are
still far from being adequately addressed.

The scope of the IWASCL-2012 workshop (the third workshop in the series)
is to provide the opportunity for an informal meeting which facilitates
the dissemination of knowledge in the field, providing useful insights on
existing state-of-the-art research. The workshop sets a broad focus and
invites contributions presenting methods, tools, formalization approaches,
early prototype design and evaluation, pedagogical issues, position
papers. We especially welcome papers that describe speculative ideas, work
in progress, and discussions of challenging issues.

The workshop includes (but is not limited to) topics such as:

-- Theoretical approaches on adaptive/intelligent methods addressing needs
of group learners.
-- User and group modeling to cater for adaptive/intelligent system
design. -- Adaptive and intelligent forms of
tutoring/scaffolding/scripting in CSCL systems.
-- Adaptive collaboration support.
-- Methods and tools for the design and operationalization of
adaptive/intelligent CSCL systems.
-- Adaptive/Intelligent methods for supporting the orchestration of
activities in collaborative learning contexts.
-- Tools and methods for adaptive/intelligent support of learners in
scripted collaboration.
-- Architectures and frameworks for building or testing AICLS systems.
-- AI and Web 2.0 tools & methods to integrate in AICLS systems.
-- Formalization efforts and the role of the Learning Design.
-- Interaction analysis techniques to inform the adaptable/intelligent
behavior of CSCL systems.
-- Learning analytics and educational data mining techniques in the CSCL
context.
-- Adaptive/Intelligent support of learners in social networking applications
-- Pedagogical issues on the adaptive/intelligent support of group
learners -- Evaluating various aspects of adaptive/intelligent systems for
collaborative learning (e.g. cost/benefit issues)


Submission
----------------
- Authors are invited to submit a 6 page paper in PDF format following the
typical IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format.
- IEEE CPS templates to be found at
http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting
- Submission of IWASCL-2012 papers will be done through the Conference
Submission System.
- Please visit the Conference INCoS-2012 Submission page for further
instructions.


Proceedings
---------------
- Proceedings of the IWASCL-2012 workshop will be included in the
Conference INCoS-2012 volume, to be published by IEEE Computer Society
Press (indexed by IEEE Xplore)
- Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended and
updated version of their work for inclusion in edited volume by Springer.


Registration
--------------
(tba)


Format
--------
The workshop will be based on a “working groups” format aiming to
facilitate group-discussion and argumentation.
Accepted papers will be classified by organizers in groups depending on
their major characteristics (focus, pedagogical perspective, research
evidence presented, etc.). Abstracts of accepted papers will be made
available before the workshop to all participants so that they will have
time to reflect on the material.
All authors will be given time to concisely present their work and answer
other participants’ questions. Then participants will be assigned to
working groups and will be asked to reflect on key issues and ideas raised
by the presented papers. Representatives of working groups will be asked
to summarize the conclusions of their group and discuss them with all
participants.


Important dates
-------------------
- Submission deadline: April 9, 2012
- Workshop and INCoS main Conference: September 19 - 21, 2012


Organizing Committee
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- Stavros Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- Thanasis Daradoumis, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
- Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada
- Charalampos Karagiannidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
- Alexandros Paramythis, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
- Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
- Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

(for inquiries please contact Stavros Demetriadis, [log in to unmask])

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