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:
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,