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25 November 2006 / erikduval


Even though I could only visit a short part of EC-TEL06, I had great fun doing so. The “What Went Wrong with Technology Enhanced Learning” workshop before the actual conference was even more fun, as I reported before.

So, I am VERY proud to act as a program chair for EC-TEL07, together with my good friend and great colleague Ralf Klamma. Below is the preliminary call for papers. You may want to get some of the dates at then end into your agenda.

If you have any suggestions for the program, novel kinds of sessions, good or “different” keynotes, etc., then please leave a comment here or send me a note…

Preliminary Call for Papers EC-TEL’07

Second European Conference on
Technology Enhanced Learning
Creating new learning experiences on a global scale
17-20 September 2007

Website: (coming soon)

Supported by the Professional Learning Cluster (PRO-LC)

With the advance of metadata standards, learning objects, Web 2.0 approaches to rip, mix & burn, wikis, blogs, syndication, user generated content, interactive TV, games and the ubiquitous availability of computing devices we can and have to offer more flexible learning services on a global scale. As one of the new objectives of the 7th Framework Program of the European Commission puts it: we need “Responsive environments for technology-enhanced learning that motivate, engage and inspire learners, and which are embedded in the business processes and human resources management systems of organizations”. An important challenge is to bridge between informal learning strategies of the knowledge society and formal competence development programmes of organizations.

After the success of EC-TEL06, the Second European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning provides a unique forum for all research related to technology-enhanced learning, including its interactions with knowledge management, business processes and work environments. This is a competitive and broad forum for technology enhanced learning research in Europe and world-wide through specialized workshops and the main conference. EC-TEL 2007 provides unique networking possibilities for participating researchers throughout the week and includes project meetings and discussions for ongoing and new research activities supported by the European Commission.

We welcome submissions describing innovative research on all relevant issues in computer science, learning, and the organizational context, as well as experience reports and case studies describing innovative applications of new learning environments and approaches.

Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to:

Deploying Technology Enhanced Learning

* Ubiquitous Technology Enhanced Learning
* Services for Technology Enhanced Learning
* Games and Interactive TV as Educational Tools
* Learning Communities and Distributed Teams
* Online Experiments
* Web 2.0 and Social Software for Technology Enhanced Learning

Learner Modeling and Personalisation

* Personal Learning Environments
* Learner Assessment and Testing
* Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Instructions
* Competencies in Workplace Learning
* Adaptation Patterns and Techniques

Metadata for TEL

* Re-Using, Re-Authoring and Re-Purposing (Rip, Mix and Burn)
* Learning Objects and Learning Repositories
* Learning Design, Narrative and Navigation Models
* Metadata in Search, Retrieval and Harvesting

Technology Enhanced Support for Organizational Learning

* Knowledge Management, Sharing and Learning
* Business Processes and Learning
* Sustainability and Business Models
* Deployment Strategies

Scaleable Technology Enhanced Learning

* Authoring of Multimedia/ Virtual Reality Content
* Artificial Intelligence technologies for Technology Enhanced Learning
* Network Infrastructures (Streaming, Peer-to-Peer Infrastructures)
* Runtime Engines for Learning Design and Learning Objects
* Semantic Web technologies

Theoretical and methodological foundations of TEL

* Formal / Informal Learning
* Instructional Methods for Collaborative Learning
* Problem Solving Support
* Collaborative Knowledge Building and Sharing
* Social networks in learning environments

Experience Reports, Assessment, and Case Studies

General Chair:

* Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S, Germany

Programme Chairs:

* Erik Duval, K.U.Leuven, Belgium & Ariadne Foundation
* Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Publicity Chair:

* Barbara Kieslinger, ZSI, Austria

Workshop chair:

* Frans van Assche, EUN, Belgium

Local Organization chair:

* Constantin Makropoulos, NCSR, Greece

Organizing Chair:

* Martin Wolpers, K.U.Leuven, Belgium

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:

* Katherine Maillet, INT, France
* Tomaz Klobucar, IJS, Slovenia
* Denis Gilet, EPFL, Switzerland

Programme Committee:

* Heidrun Allert, Austria
* Nicolas Balachef, FR
* Kalina Bontcheva, UK
* Peter Brusilovsky, USA
* Jean-Pierre David, France (tbc)
* Fabrizio Cardinali, Italy (tbc)
* Stefano Ceri, Italy
* Alexandra Christea, UK
* Paul De Bra, The Netherlands
* Peter Dolog, Denmark
* Email Sam Dooley, USA (tbc)
* Dieter Euler, Switzerland (tbc)
* Monique Grandbastien, France
* Jim Greer, CA
* Kai Hakkarainen, Finland (tbc)
* Marek Hatala, CA (tbc)
* Carolyn Haythornwhaite, USA
* Friedrich Hesse, Germany
* Nicola Henze, Germany (tbc)
* Christopher Hoadley, USA (tbc)
* Geert-Jan Houben, Belgium
* Matthias Jarke, Germany
* Barbara Kieslinger, Austria
* Paul Kirschner, The Netherlands (tbc)
* Rob Koper, The Netherlands
* Harald Kosch, Germany
* Stefanie Lindstaedt, Austria
* Peter Loos, Germany
* Stephan Lukosch, Germany
* Erica Melis, Germany
* Riichiro Mizoguchi, Japan
* Markku Markkula, Finland (tbc)
* Robert Meersmann, Belgium (tbc)
* Enrico Motta, UK
* Wolfgang Nejdl, Germany
* Gustaf Neumann, Austria (tbc)
* Gilbert Paquette, CA
* Brigitte de La Passardiere, France
* Juan Quemada, Spain
* Bernhard Plattner, Switzerland (tbc)
* Dan Rehak, USA (tbc)
* Christoph Rensing, Germany
* Griff Richards, CA
* Jeremy Roschelle, USA
* Demetrios Sampson, Greece
* Vittorio Scarano, Italy
* Mark Schlager, USA
* Peter Scott, UK
* Marcus Specht, The Netherlands
* Pierre Tchounikine, France
* Klaus Tochtermann, Austria
* Julita Vassileva, Canada (tbc)
* Vincent Wade, Ireland
* Gerhard Weber, Germany
* David Wiley, USA
* Ingo Wolf, Germany
* Barbara Wasson, Norway
* Martin Wolpers, Belgium
* Volker Wulf, Germany
* Volker Zimmermann, Germany (tbc)

All submissions will be reviewed for relevance, originality, significance, soundness and clarity by three reviewers. Proceedings will be published in Springer LNCS ( For camera-ready format instructions, please see “For Authors” instructions at The page limit is 15 pages for full papers, 6 pages for posters. Selected papers will be considered for special issues of relevant journals. Workshop descriptions will be published in the conference proceedings.

Dates for submission, notification and camera-ready copies

* Paper Deadline: April 1, 2007
* Poster, Short papers, April 1, 2007
* Deadline for Workshops: 1 April 1, 2007
* Notification of acceptance of workshops: May 1, 2007
* Author Notification: May 7, 2007
* Camera-ready copy: June 1, 2007
* Workshops: September 17-18, 2007
* Conference: September 19-20, 2007

* Co-located Events: 21-22 September 2007


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