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LC 2015 Workshop on Learning in the (Semantic) Cloud -
in conjunction with the ACM HyperText Conference(,
September 1-4, 2015, Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus

Submission of papers: 19 June 2015 - 23:59 Hawaii Standard Time (Extended
Notification of authors: 10 July 2015
Delivery of camera-ready copy: 20  July 2015
Workshop day: 01 September 2015

Accepted papers will appear in the Hypertext 2015 Companion Proceedings
that will be published by ACM.

ACM SIGWEB is kindly offering a total of US$7000 in funding for Student
Travel Awards for student authors at HT 2015.Please refer to for details.

At least one of the authors should register and take part at the workshop
to make the presentation.
See details on full conference or 1 DAY registration fees:

The evolution of hypermedia content on the Web and the growing popularity
of mobile devices are leading to a paradigm shift in the way educational
services are provided. Emerging approaches such as cloud technology,
semantic web and MOOC are fostering this change, and opening unprecedented
possibilities for education. The Learning in the Cloud workshop aims to
bring together researchers from industry and academia to address the
challenges of the cloud era for learning.

The evolution of hypermedia content on the Web and the spread of handled
devices deeply changed the way people are using the Web for learning and
pushed education providers to offer a new wave of learning services.
Learners are now accustomed to mobile devices and require applications that
fit this modality of interaction. They want to be free to access learning
contents as they prefer, anytime and anywhere, according to their personal
needs. In fact, we are moving towards a model where people build their
competences and skills individually, such as in massive open online
courses. Learners use and require online services to explore, to interact,
to share and to practice; search engines to discover qualitative learning
content that fit their needs, social platforms to share contents and
Therefore, education providers of hypermedia content are becoming providers
of services. The increasing availability of cloud-based and semantic-based
technologies offers powerful capabilities to this aim and have the
potential to introduce a paradigm shift in the way educational services are
provided, substantially improving educational processes and lowering the
costs of providing higher and professional education.
Cloud technology refers to the set of technologies that enable hardware,
software and educational platforms to be provided as a service, so as to
increase efficiency and reduce costs. Semantic technologies, on the other
hand, can be deployed to enhance several features of educational services:
improving the search of resources and of learning services, discovering
relationships and patterns, personalizing the hypermedia content and the
service. In the last few years, the Web has become more semantic, thanks to
the growing adoption of Linked Data best practices. However, while many
education institutions started to publish huge amount of LOD (Linked Open
Data), these are not often interconnected together or easy to process. Some
initiatives such as the LinkedUp  competitions promote the development of
tools and applications that exploit Open Web data and the LOD cloud for
educational purposes. This workshop follows the same direction, but focuses
also on the potential synergy with cloud-based technologies. It aims to
provide a forum for addressing the challenges regarding the new trends for
educational hypermedia contents and services.

We invite submissions that may include the following topics, but are not
limited to:
- semantic LMS services
- learning as a service
- adaptive learning
- mobile learning
- social learning
- learning on demand
- continuous learning
- ubiquitous learning
- cloud learning environments
- sharing of linked data and services in the cloud
- discovering relations
- exploiting analytics of educational open data
- linked-data enhanced learning
- semantically-enhanced cloud services
- technology-enhanced learning in developing countries

The workshop will consist of a part of accepted papers presentation and a
part of a discussion among participants.

We encourage the submission of original contributions investigating and
studying learning in the cloud:
- Full research papers (6 pp. max  in PDF or 5400 words in RASH);
- Short papers (4 pp. max in PDF or 3600 words in RASH) for position papers
and research-in-progress papers.
In the RASH format, figures and tables count 300 words each.

All submissions must be written in English and contain author names,
affiliations, and email addresses.

Two formats are possible for the submission:

- PDF, a file formatted according to the ACM double-column instructions ( with a font
size no smaller than 9pt;
PDF files have to be submitted via EasyChair (

- RASH, a zip archive containing an HTML file compliant with the Research
Articles in Simplified HTML (RASH) format ( The HTML file
should be submitted via easy chair and the full zip ( including images should be sent
to [log in to unmask] The translation from the RASH submission into the
appropriate publishing format will be handled by us through a
semi-automatic process.

İlknur Çelik, Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus,
Francesco Osborne, Knowledge Media Institute, the Open University, UK
Ilaria Torre, Department of Computer Science, Bio-engineering, Robotics and
Systems Engineering, University of Genoa, IT

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