Call for Papers - International Workshop on Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments (PALE)
July 2011, Gerona, Spain.
in conjunction with UMAP 2011 (http://www.umap2011.org/)
The benefits of the personalization and adaptation of computer applications have been widely reported both in e-learning, i.e. the use of electronic media to teach or assess, or otherwise support learning;, and b-learning, i.e. to combine traditional face-to-face instruction with electronic media (blended learning).
The International Workshop on Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments (PALE) is the result of merging the experience and background of three workshops focused on applying user modelling, personalization and adaptation in learning environments (see workshop history for details). Each of them focused on very specific topics, as follows:
- APLEC: Adaptation and Personalization in E-B/Learning using Pedagogic Conversational Agents
- ROLE: Personalizing Responsive Open Learning Environments
- TUMAS-A: Towards User Modeling and Adaptive Systems for All
Following the experience in previous editions of these workshops, PALE will follow the Learning Café methodology to promote discussions on some of the open issues regarding personalisation in learning environments. A Learning Café session will be run by each of the original workshops. In particular, the following three Learning Café sessions have been organised:
- Learning Café 1 (LC1): focused on the APLEC open issues in interactive learning environments that build the knowledge with the student through a set of interactions, such as in natural language by using animated Pedagogic Conversational Agents (PCAs).
- Learning Café 2 (LC2): focused on the ROLE open issues in responsive open learning environments that permits personalization of the entire learning environment and its functionalities, i.e. individualization of its components and their adjustment or replacement by alternative solutions.
- Learning Café 3 (LC3): focused on the TUMAS-A open issues in inclusive learning environments to provide a personalized, accessible and ubiquitous support for their users (learners, facilitators, professors,...) using the appropriate technologies and standards as well as the evaluation procedures that can measure the impact of the personalized and inclusive support for all, but considering their individual and evolving needs, in their particular context.
The submission procedure (see below) will be unique for the three Learning Cafés, but authors should indicate the Learning Café where they consider that their submission fits better.
Each Learning Café will last 2 hours and will consist in brief presentations of the key questions posed and small group discussions with participants randomly grouped in three tables. Each table will be moderated by one of the organisers. Following the methodology, participants will change tables during the discussion with the aim to share ideas among the groups.
The topics of interest of this workshop include but are not limited to the following:
- Motivation, benefits, and issues of personalization of learning environments
- Approaches for the personalization of inclusive learning environments
- Approaches for the personalization of responsive learning environments
- Approaches for the personalization of interactive learning environments
- Techniques and Methods
- Results and Metrics
- Social and Educational Issues
- Use of Pedagogic Conversational Agents
- Affective Computing
SUBMISSION FORMAT AND REVIEW PROCESS
Papers must be prepared in 4-page LNCS format and be submitted through EasyChair (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pale2011) in .pdf format. All papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers with expertise in the area. Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings published on-line by CEUR Workshop Proceedings (ISSN 1613-0073) and at the workshop webpage.
o April 29, 2011: Submission of papers (EXTENDED!!!)
o May 13, 2011: Notification of acceptance
o June 31, 2011: Camera-ready paper
o July 15, 2011: PALE workshop
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