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CALL FOR PAPERS

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
at the 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies
http://www.ask4research.info/icalt/2011/doctoral_consortium.php

Athens, Georgia, USA
July 6-8, 2011


***Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2011***


What is the Doctoral Consortium?
********************************
The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the
world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work (i.e., in their
first or second year). The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to help
students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and
general advice on using the research environment in a constructive and
international atmosphere. The Doctoral Consortium provides PhD students with
the opportunity to meet and discuss with experts in their area. Students
will present and discuss their thesis in the context of a well-known and
established international conference outside of their usual university
environment.

Up to 10 Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to participate. Students
will be required to pay the registration fees of the ICALT Conference
(student rates). 

The Doctoral Consortium will consist of 3 sessions. The first session aims
at giving students the chance to present their work to others and get
familiar with the work of other PhD students in their area. Each PhD student
will give a very brief presentation (about 3 minutes) about his/her work
with focus on motivation and research problem. These presentations are
followed by a poster exhibition where individual discussion about each
studentís work will take place. The third session aims at giving students
feedback from an expert in their area and let them discuss their work with
him/her as well as with few other PhD students doing research in the
respective area. 

After the notification of acceptance/rejection, each PhD student with an
accepted paper will be assigned to a small group consisting of 3-4 PhD
students and one expert in their area. Each group will start to communicate
and exchange their papers so that all members of the group are familiar with
the papers of each group member. During the third session, each small group
will meet individually. PhD students will give a short presentation about
their work (about 10 minutes; 3 slides: Motivation/Background, what have
been done already, and what will be done in future). After each
presentation, group discussion will take place where each student can
discuss his/her work with the expert and with other PhD students. 


Call for Papers and Topics
**************************

Submissions relating to any aspect of Advanced Learning Technologies
research, development, and evaluation are welcomed, focusing on the main
themes of ICALT2011. To apply for participation at the Doctoral Consortium,
please submit a 2-page paper about your doctoral work using the
ASK-Conference System at:
http://www.ask4research.info/conference/upload.php. The paper should:
* Provide the title of the PhD Research, the name of the PhD Student and the
PhD Advisor and the Affiliated Organisation
* Provide a motivation for the research, explaining what the problem in the
respective field is and why it is a problem,
* Clearly formulate the research question,
* Sketch the research methodology that is to be applied,
* Describe the expected contributions of the applicant to the research area,
and describes how the research is innovative, novel or extends existing
approaches to a problem. 
* Appropriately acknowledge the possible contribution of non-student
advisors or collaborators

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, and
clarity. Workshop participation is limited to 10 PhD students. 

Additionally, at the same time as the paper is submitted via the conference
system, an email from the main supervisor must be sent to
[log in to unmask], [log in to unmask], and [log in to unmask] to confirm that
the student is in his/her first or second year of PhD studies.


Eligibility
***********

The Doctoral Consortium is only for PhD students in their first or second
PhD year. Furthermore, the topic of the PhD thesis must be in the area of
Advanced Learning Technologies.


Proceedings
***********

Accepted papers will be publication in the IEEE proceedings of ICALT2011,
following the Author Guidelines.


Co-Organization
***************

The Doctoral Consortium is co-organized by the IEEE Technical Committee on
Learning Technology.


Important Dates
***************

February 1, 2011	      Deadline for submission of 2-page paper and
confirmation from PhD supervisor
February 28, 2011    	Notification of acceptance
March 15, 2011		Authors' Registration Deadline
April 15, 2011    	Camera-Ready 2-page paper for Conference Proceedings
July 6-8, 2011       	ICALT2009 Doctoral Consortium
     

Contact Address
***************

Requests for information should be e-mailed to [log in to unmask],
[log in to unmask], and [log in to unmask]




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Dr. Sabine Graf
Athabasca University
School of Computing and Information Systems 
1100, 10011-109 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J-3S8, Canada
†
Phone: +1 (780) 752-6836
Toll free: +1 (877) 804-4554
Email: [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask]
Website: http://sgraf.athabascau.ca 

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