September 9, 2007

EC-TEL free access to proceedings, blog and wiki

Posted in conference, ec-tel at 8:51 pm by wolpers

Dear all,

so far, more than 170 participants registered for EC-TEL. We would like to help you to make your attendance at the conference really fruitful. Apart from enjoying the beautiful location, we would also like you to
– prepare for the conference
– actively participate in the conference
– and voice your opinion

Therefore, we provide a wiki to give you access to additional material provided by the authors (no login required):
http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.be/ec-tel07/
Authors of EC-TEL (Long and short papers, posters), this is your chance to further promote your presentation: Please provide here additional information to your papers like demos, links, slides, etc.

We also negotiated with Springer, the publisher of the EC-TEL 2007 proceedings free access to the proceedings for a limited time of three weeks, starting today. Please register for the conference – we will then provide the login data to access the proceedings online at http://www.springerlink.com/content/q478128t1212/

One last sentence on common sense:
We really hope that you make heavily use of these offerings. But we will remove all unsuitable content immediately after discovery.

September 6, 2007

Call for Participation SIRTEL’07 at EC-TEL 2007

Posted in 2007, call for participation, conference, ec-tel at 1:50 pm by klamma

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
1st Workshop on Social Information Retrieval in Technology-Enhanced Learning (SIRTEL’07)
September 18 2007, Crete, Greece (whole day)
http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.be/sirtel/

in conjuction with 2nd European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL07)
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The aim of the SIRTEL’07 Workshop is to bring together researchers
and practitioners working on topics related to the application of
Social information retrieval (SIR) methods, techniques and systems
in Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL).

The workshop will take stock of the current status of research in
this area, serve as a discussion forum and facilitate establishing
liaisons between different groups that are exploring related subjects.
In addition, it wishes to outline the rich potential of modern
SIR methods, techniques and systems in order to build TEL systems
and services.

SIRTEL’07 will include:

* 8 full paper presentations & 1 system demonstration
* Keynote by David Wiley, Director of the Center for Open and
Sustainable Learning
* Keynote by Francisco J. Martin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
of MyStrands
* “Facilitators and Enablers” discussion session chaired by Erik Duval,
KULeuven & ARIADNE Foundation

The following papers have been accepted for presentation
(download: http://infolab-dev.aua.gr/sirtel2007/papers.htm):

* Hendrik Drachsler, Hans G. K. Hummel, Rob Koper
“Recommendations for learners are different: Applying memory-based recommender system techniques to lifelong learning”
http://infolab-dev.aua.gr/sirtel2007/papers/Drachsler_et_al.pdf

* Preben Hansen, Claus-Peter Klas
“Knowledge Sharing in Information Seeking and Retrieval Situations” (system demo)
http://infolab-dev.aua.gr/sirtel2007/papers/Hansen_et_al.pdf

* Shelley Henson, Justin Ball, David Wiley, Brandon Muramatsu
“Tag, Annotate, Rate and Share: Activites of Daily Living on the Web”
http://infolab-dev.aua.gr/sirtel2007/papers/Henson_et_al.pdf

* Pythagoras Karampiperis, Aristeidis Diplaros
“Exploiting Image Segmentation Techniques for Social Filtering of Educational Content”
http://infolab-dev.aua.gr/sirtel2007/papers/Karampiperis_et_al.doc

* Joris Klerkx, Erik Duval
“Visualizing Social Bookmarks”
http://infolab-dev.aua.gr/sirtel2007/papers/Klerkx_et_al.pdf

* Nikos Manouselis, Riina Vuorikari, Frans Van Assche
“Simulated Analysis of MAUT Collaborative Filtering for Learning Object Recommendation”
http://infolab-dev.aua.gr/sirtel2007/papers/Manouselis_et_al.pdf

* Griff Richards
“Reward structures for participation and contribution in K-12 Open Educational Resources communities”
http://infolab-dev.aua.gr/sirtel2007/papers/Richards.pdf

* Miguel-Angel Sicilia, Salvador Sanchez-Alonso, Leonardo Lezcano
“Exploring affiliation network models as a collaborative filtering mechanism in e-learning”
http://infolab-dev.aua.gr/sirtel2007/papers/Sicilia_et_al.pdf

* Riina Vuorikari, Xavier Ochoa, Erik Duval
“Analysis of User Behavior on Multilingual Tagging of Learning Objects”
http://infolab-dev.aua.gr/sirtel2007/papers/Vuorikari_et_al.pdf

SIRTEL’07 ORGANISERS

* Riina Vuorikari, KULeuven & European Schoolnet, Belgium
* Nikos Manouselis, Informatics Laboratory, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
* Erik Duval, KULeuven, Belgium & ARIADNE Foundation

ABOUT EC-TEL07

The Second European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning provides a
unique forum for all research related to TEL, including its interactions
with knowledge management, business processes and work environments.
This is a competitive and  broad forum for TEL research in Europe
and world-wide through specialised workshops and the main conference.

Workshop participants are expected to enroll to the conference and pay
the additional workshop fee (with the registration process) that
includes coffee breaks during the workshop.

See http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.be/sirtel/ and http://www.ectel07.org/ for details.

September 5, 2007

Driving Directions to EC-TEL 2007

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:58 am by klamma

EC-TEL directionsEC-TEL directions

Kalimera Kriti Hotel is situated 42 km east from Heraklion Airport, normal driving time is around 35 minutes.

 

As you exit from Heraklion Airport you take on E75 the direction to Agios Nikolaos, so eastwards. You will drive over Hersonissos, Malia and as you exit Malia after approx 1,5 km there is a junction, where you turn on the left to directions of Siss, Milatos. Then you will follow all the signs to Sissi and Kalimera Kriti Hotel. 

Hotel tel. for call for any assistance is (+30) 28410 69000

 

September 2, 2007

Bruce Sterling at EC-TEL 2007

Posted in 2007, conference, ec-tel, keynote, science fiction, technology enhanced learning at 8:58 am by klamma

The EC-TEL 2007 organisers are very proud to have Bruce Sterling as a keynoter at the conference.

Bruce Sterling, Professor at the European Graduate School and “visionary in residence” at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California is one of the early visionaries of the “Internet of Things”. His famous speeches introduced new memes (like spime) that continue to be an inspiration for many researchers.

Bruce is also … a science fiction writer:

http://blog.wired.com/sterling

August 31, 2007

Hermann Maurer at EC-TEL 2007

Posted in 2007, conference, ec-tel, keynote, science fiction, technology enhanced learning at 11:52 am by klamma

The EC-TEL 2007 organisers are proud to announce Hermann Maurer as the second keynote presenter at the conference.

Hermann Maurer is professor of computer science at the Technical University Graz in Austria, with an impressive list of achievements in the form of numerous papers, books, companies and patents. Hermann is one of the pioneers of Technology Enhanced Learning in Europe and a widely acclaimed and sought after speaker.

He is also … a science fiction writer:

http://www.iicm.tugraz.at/maurer

Learning Discovery Workshop at EC-TEL 2007

Posted in 2007, call for participation, conference, ec-tel, technology enhanced learning, workshop at 10:37 am by klamma

First International Workshop on Learning Object Discovery & Exchange (LODE’07)

The LODE’07 workshop will be held on September 18, 2007 in conjunction with the 2nd European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL07), Crete, Greece.

CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES

Although the use of learning (content) management systems is becoming common in most educational organizations and the number of educational resources available online, for free or by subscription, is huge, most of these resources are hidden in repositories and cannot be easily found, which hampers their potential use and reuse.The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working at unlocking the educational content hidden in repositories and facilitating the retrieval and exchange of this content. The workshop aims at providing an international forum to highlight the state-of-the-art and discuss the issues and innovative approaches in the field.

PROGRAM

Session 1: Federations of Learning Resources

Session 2: Repository Infrastructures

Session 3: Search and Retrieval of Learning Resources

Session 4: Rich description of resources

ORGANISERS

David Massart and Jean-Noël Colin, European Schoolnet (EUN), Belgium

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Kerry Blinco, DEST, Australia
  • Erik Duval, KUL, Belgium
  • Mike Halm, PennState University, USA
  • Marek Hatala, SFU, Canada
  • Manuel Kolp, UCL, Belgium
  • Robert Kristofl, BMBWK, Austria
  • Fran ois Magnan, Teluq, Canada
  • Jon Mason, InterCog, Australia
  • Martin Morrey, Intrallect, UK
  • Gilbert Paquette, Teluq, Canada
  • Fredrik Paulsson, Umea University, Sweden
  • Tomasz Orzechowski, AGH, Poland
  • Alain Pirotte, UCL, Belgium
  • Daniel Rehak, University of Memphis, USA
  • Griff Richards, SFU, Canada
  • Bernd Simon, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria
  • James Simon, Sun Microsystems, USA
  • Stefaan Ternier, KUL, Belgium
  • Tsuneo Yamada, NIME, Japan

August 30, 2007

The conversation starts…

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:38 pm by erikduval

Now that we are less than 20 days from the start of ECTEL07, we want to start a conversation among the participants. As a simple start, please leave a reference to your blog in the comment below, and we will add it to the blogroll here.

We would also appreciate your questions – to the organisers, to the other participants, to the keynoters, to … Again, please use the comments below or send us an email!

This is the start of a conversation that will begin before and end well beyond ECTEL07: let’s roll!

August 25, 2007

EC-TEL 2007 Call for Participation Reminder

Posted in 2007, call for participation, conference, ec-tel, science fiction, technology enhanced learning at 9:40 pm by klamma

In three weeks we will meet at the the Second European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning EC-TEL’07 in Crete, Greece. The deadline for Early Bird Registration is next Monday, August 27!

These exciting events are but a selection of what will happen at EC-TEL:

  • 15 sessions in three parallel tracks
  • Two keynotes from experts (Hermann Maurer & Bruce Sterling) who are also science fiction authors
  • The Globe panel discussing global learning experiences
  • The EU commission discussing news from FP6 and FP7 research programmes on Technology Enhanced Learning
  • The industrial session with European Technology Enhanced Learning companies
  • The poster and demonstration session with displays from almost all European projects on Technology Enhanced Learning
  • A conference wrap up session with Matthias Jarke
  • Eight workshops with topics from different areas in Technology Enhanced Learning
  • The Second Doctoral Consortium on Technology Enhanced Learning
  • EU project meetings from TEL projects like PROLIX, PROLEARN and COOPER

To make this event even more exciting, we will use the next three weeks to prepare the conference using Web 2.0 technologies. We offer the following goodies to you:

  • We have successfully negotiated with Springer to make the proceedings available for two weeks before and two weeks after the conference for registered participants (Many thanks to the people at Springer).
  • The registration at the main web site http://www.ectel07.org is still open. Stay tuned for latest announcements
  • We have just launched the EC-TEL blog at https://ectel07.wordpress.com for you. Come and join us to discuss and prepare the conference and get most value out of it.
  • We will create a science fiction competition. Winners will get special discounts for the conference!
  • Authors of posters and papers can present and discuss their work in the weeks leading up to the conference. We will contact you!
  • We invite everybody to become a author in our blog or just inform us to get on our blogroll
  • You will be able to submit your questions for the keynoters beforehand
  • Perhaps you have even better ideas? Just write and comment

The conference will be Serious Fun!

Wolfgang Nejdl
General Chair

Erik Duval, Ralf Klamma
Programme Chairs

Konstantin Makropoulos
Local Organisation Chair

Martin Wolpers
Organizing Chair

Barbara Kieslinger
Publicity Chair

Frans van Assche
Workshop Chair

Volker Zimmermann
Industrial Session Chair

Katherine Maillet, Denis Gilet, Tomaz Klobucar, Ralf Klamma
Doctoral Consortium Chairs

August 8, 2007

EC-TEL’07 Early Bird Registration

Posted in 2007, call for participation, conference, ec-tel, science fiction, technology enhanced learning at 12:50 pm by klamma

August 21, 2007: Early Bird Registration ends

EC-TEL’07 – Second European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning Creating new learning experiences on a global scale

17-20 September 2007, Crete, Greece
http://www.ectel07.org

This is a kind reminder that EC-TEL 2007 Early Bird Registration ends on August 21, 2007: http://www.ectel07.org/conference-registration

Some highlights of EC-TEL 2007 include our two keynote speakers:

  • Bruce Sterling
    Professor at the European Graduate School and “visionary in residence” at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California is one of the early visionaries of the “Internet of Things”. His famous speeches introduced new memes (like spime) that continue to be an inspiration for many researchers. Bruce is also … a science fiction writer (http://blog.wired.com/sterling)!
  • Hermann Maurer
    Professor of computer science at the Technical University Graz in Austria, with an impressive list of achievements in the form of numerous papers, books, companies and patents. Hermann is one of the pioneers of Technology Enhanced Learning in Europe and a widely acclaimed and sought after speaker. He is also … a science fiction writer (http://www.iicm.tugraz.at/maurer)!

Make sure to check out the program, available at http://www.ectel07.org.
It holds many more highly attractive events related to TEL, e.g. 3 research and one industry tracks with more than 40 papers, a session related to science fiction and TEL, etc.

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