WTMS-ITS2012 Call for Papers

Web 2.0 Tools, Methodology and Services


 Enhancing Intelligent Tutoring Systems


Held in Conjunction with ITS 2012, June 14-18, 2012 Chania, GREECE

Notification of Acceptance:  May 6, 2012

Themes and Goals

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers from Social Networks and  Web 2.0  with approaches different from Intelligent Tutoring Systems by encouraging them to offer for a more significant contribution in order to improve the quality of ITS.

Artificial Intelligence Researchers are using "intelligent" approaches to facilitate teaching and learning, E-learning specialists use their methodology to enhance learning, Social researches study the conditions that may  influence collaborative learning communities of students and teachers online, Semantic Web  researchers exploit computable  semantics in order to extract meaning automatically and use it to build e-courses or to answer to complex questions posed by learners, finally the Web Science movement supports a vision where the Web consists of societies of humans and machines that need to be studied before conceiving and developing infrastructures and application expected to be useful for many purposes, in particular human learning. Additionally, Web 2.0 concrete applications are becoming rapidly more and more important for students and teacher as well. On this vein, we want to focus on the services that the Web can provide and will provide for learning and teaching by studying current practices and conceiving new ones within a in a transdisciplinary approach.

The main goal of this workshop is to develop a vision for  ITS based on Social Network learning and to discuss the state-of-the-art, open problems, challenges and innovative research approaches in adaptation and personalization for Social Network learning with ITS. It intends to  explore the promises of the Web 2.0  in the broad area of ITS by gathering researchers from the areas of Semantic Web, Social Web, E-Learning, Collaborative Learning, Adaptive Learning, Agent techniques, Machine Learning,  pedagogy and education.  

This workshop wishes  to encourage researchers formally specialists in diverse domains, to adopt a holistic vision in order to disseminate each other their answers to questions such as, for instance:

1.      How do we use Web 2.0 services to enhance ITS?

2.      How do we use Web Science to enhance learning?

3.      How do we merge Web 2.0, and Semantics Web to enhance learning methodology?

4.      What are the most effective tools, models, techniques, and services  to support learning with Web 2.0 learners?

5.      How do we use personalization methodologies to support ITS with Web 2.0 environments?

Original papers related to the design, implementation and evaluation of ITS  based on Web 2.0, Semantic Web, and Web Science are solicited.

 Topics of Interest 

 We solicit original contributions including (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • New social ITS applications
  • Social network and folksonomy development: Recommending friends,
  • tags, bookmarks, blogs, music, communities etc.
  • Social Semantic recommendations and Adaptation in social networks
  • Social network analysis for learners
  • Social applications and recommendation evaluations
  • Web 2.0 user interfaces, rich media ITS.
  • Web Science topology of Web based ITS
  • Web Services for ITS
  • Linked Data Web to enhance E-learning
  • Exploiting folksonomies, social network information, interaction,
  • User context and communities or groups for ITS
  • Semantic Web ITS, use of ontologies or microformats
  • Empirical evaluation of social ITS techniques.
  • ITS based on Web 2.0
  • ITS Adaptation and personalization with Social Network
  • ITS based on Semantics Web.
  • Mobile Learning with Social Network
  • Enhancing ITS using Ontology

Description of format and activities

We invite researchers to submit full papers of up to 10 pages (including references) or short papers of up to 4 pages.  Submissions must be in English. Reviewing of papers will be double-blind by members of the Program Committee, and all submissions will receive several independent reviews. Authors of accepted papers will present their research at the workshop. The probable duration of the workshop is half day. Presenters will give a presentation of 20 min including the time for a round of questions. 20 minutes at the end of the session will be dedicated to a general debate about the presented techniques, methodologies and perspectives for the future.  Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the workshop. The papers must use the Springer LNCS format. Please strictly follow the Springer LNCS format guidelines. Download the LNCS template and formatting instructions from the Springer website Go to http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0,