EC-TEL'07 - Second European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning

April 1, 2007: Deadline for Full/Short/Poster Papers and Workshop Proposals Creating new learning experiences on a global scale 17-20 September 2007, Crete, Greece -

Supported by the Professional Learning Cluster (PRO-LC)

With the advance of metadata standards, learning objects, Web 2.0 approaches to rip, mix & burn learning, 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

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

Industrial Session chair:

   * Volker Zimmermann, IMC AG, Germany

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:

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

Programme Committee:

    Heidrun Allert, Austria
Lora Aroyo, The Netherlands
Nicolas Balachef, FR
Kalina Bontcheva, UK
Peter Brusilovsky, USA
Jean-Pierre David, France
Stefano Ceri, Italy
Alexandra Cristea, UK
Paul De Bra, The Netherlands
Peter Dolog, Denmark
Dieter Euler, Switzerland
Magda Fayek, Egypt
Monique Grandbastien, France
Jim Greer, CA
Kai Hakkarainen, Finland
Marek Hatala, CA
Caroline Haythornwhaite, USA
Friedrich Hesse, Germany
Nicola Henze, Germany
Christopher Hoadley, USA
Geert-Jan Houben, Belgium
Matthias Jarke, Germany
Nikos Karacapilidis, Greece
Barbara Kieslinger, Austria
Kinshuk, Canada
Paul Kirschner, The Netherlands
Rob Koper, The Netherlands
Harald Kosch, Germany
Stefanie Lindstaedt, Austria
Peter Loos, Germany
Stephan Lukosch, Germany
Erica Melis, Germany
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Japan
Enrico Motta, UK
Wolfgang Nejdl, Germany
Gustaf Neumann, Austria
Claus Pahl, Ireland
Gilbert Paquette, CA
Brigitte de La Passardière, France
Juan Quemada, Spain
Dan Rehak, USA
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
Gottfried Vossen, Germany
Vincent Wade, Ireland
Gerhard Weber, Germany
Stephan Weibelzahl, Ireland
David Wiley, USA
Ingo Wolf, Germany
Barbara Wasson, Norway
Martin Wolpers, Belgium
Volker Wulf, Germany
* Volker Zimmermann, Germany

All submissions will be reviewed for relevance, originality, significance, soundness and clarity by three reviewers. The 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

Dr.-Ing. Martin Wolpers
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Celestijnenlaan 200A, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
Tel: +32 16 32 7060
Fax: +32 16 32 7996

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