[ecoop-info] Fourth International Workshop on Search and Exchange of e-le at rning Materials (SE at M'10)

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Fourth International Workshop on
Search and Exchange of e-le at rning Materials (SE at M'10)

Barcelona, Spain - September 27 / 28, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS - Submission Deadline: 15 JUNE 2010


Over the last fifteen years, considerable effort has been spent on the
of standards and specifications in order to improve the interoperability of
e-learning systems, repositories, and content. These efforts have led to
improvements in the arena of technical interoperability enabling the
emergence and
expansion of successful federations and alliances of learning object
such as the LRE, ARIADNE, GLOBE, etc. Building blocks for this success
have been the
creation, evolution and adoption of standards such as the IEEE Learning
Metadata (LOM), the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting
(OAI-PMH), and the Simple Query Interface (SQI). More recent developments
in this
field include the definition of a Simple Publishing Interface (SPI) and
the ongoing
work within the IMS Global Learning Consortium on the Learning Object
Discovery &
Exchange (LODE) specification to facilitate the discovery and retrieval of
objects stored across more than one collection. The development of best
(for example by projects like ASPECT and ICOPER), enabling more efficient
use of
these standards and specifications, has also proven instrumental in the
successes of
current learning content retrieval infrastructures.

Given the significant improvements in the technical infrastructures
allowing for the
exchange of learning objects and metadata, attention of domain experts is now
increasingly turning to the development and implementation of solutions to
semantic interoperability.  There is also a need to better optimize
techniques for
the management of controlled vocabularies and to guarantee
interoperability between
different application profiles.   A series of other issues are yet to be
including best-practices and tools for access control to learning
resources and
issues of privacy and data protection in the context of e-learning.

To further developments in this field, the main goal of this international
is to offer a forum where researchers and practitioners can discuss
aspects, open issues, and innovative approaches and share the latest
advances in the
state of the art and practices for exchanging and describing learning
content. This
year's workshop will include presentations of both long and short refereed
papers as
well as panel discussions, keynotes and demonstrations.

TOPICS OF INTEREST (include, but are not limited to)

* Infrastructures for learning resource discovery and exchange
- Interoperable content and metadata repositories
- Protocols for exposing content
- Federations of learning resources
- Service registries

* Metadata Management
- Standards, application profiles and application profile registries
- Metadata conformance, testing and validation services
- Automatic metadata generation versus human indexing
- Controlled vocabularies, translations, crosswalks and controlled vocabulary
management and tools
- Protocols and techniques for metadata exchange
- Infrastructure for mass metadata processing
- Techniques for achieving metadata interoperability
- Inclusion of other types of content (library, cultural heritage)

* Discovering content
- User profiling for more accurate resource discovery
- Retrieval of learning resources (searching, browsing)
- Interoperable query languages
- Enhanced search mechanism (sorting, ranking)
- Recommendation systems

* Access Control vs. Open
- Data protection
- Privacy in eLearning contexts
- Copyright vs. Creative Commons
- Guaranteeing ‘openness’ of open content
- Intellectual property and metadata

* Exchanging content
- Standards for reusable content (SCORM, Common Cartridge, QTI, etc.)
- Resource identification
- Reliable auditing (tracking, reporting)
- Use tracking


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research as full papers
(max. 10
pages) or work-in-progress as short papers (max. 5 pages). All submitted
papers will
be peer-reviewed by three members of the program committee for originality,
significance, clarity and quality. Accepted papers will be published
online as part
of the CEUR Workshop proceedings series. CEUR-WS.org is a recognized ISSN
publication series, ISSN 1613-0073.

Authors should use the Springer LNCS format
(http://www.springer.com/lncs). For
camera-ready format instructions, please see “For Authors” instructions at:
Submissions, and questions, should be sent to seam at eun.org
Those interested in demonstrating their work during the workshop are also
invited to
contact the organizers at seam at eun.org.


* 15 June 2010: Paper Submission deadline
* 30 July 2010: Notification of acceptance
* 10 August 2010: Camera Ready Submission
* 27-28 September 2010: Workshop


The workshop will take place at Hotel Catalonia Plaza, Barcelona, the same
venue as
EC-TEL 2010 (www.ectel2010.org).


Registration fee is 60 euros to cover for the costs of coffee breaks and
Online registration at: http://www.learningstandards.eu/seam2010/registration


David Massart, European Schoolnet, Belgium
Elena Shulman, European Schoolnet, Belgium
Serge Ravet, EIfEL, France


* Luis Anido, University of Vigo, Spain
* Vladimir Batagelj, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
* Jean-Noel Colin, University of Namur, Belgium
* Ingo Dahn, University of Koblenz, Germany
* Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
* Joris Klerkx, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
* Manuel Kolp, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium
* Robert Kristoefl, BMUKK, Austria
* Eugenijus Kurilovas, ITC, Centre of Information Technologies of
Education, Lithuania
* Tien-Dung Le, European Schoolnet, Belgium
* Nikos Manouselis, Greek Research & Technology Network, Greece
* Jon Mason, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
* Tomasz Orzechowski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
* Fredrik Paulsson, Umea University, Sweden
* Jan Pawlowski, JYU, Finland
* Alain Pirotte, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium
* Daniel Rehak, ADL, USA
* Griff Richards, Athabasca University, Canada
* Bernd Simon, WU-Wien, Austria
* Stefaan Ternier, Open Universiteit, The Netherlands
* Frans Van Assche, Ariadne Foundation, Belgium
* Riina Vuorikari, European Schoolnet, Belgium
* Tsuneo Yamada, Open University, Japan

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