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Workshop on Life Long Learning Networks for Competence Development (L3NCD) 2006

01. 10. 2006

In conjunction with the 1st European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2006) on Crete, Greece, October 1-4, 2006.

Workshop Motivation
Recent developments clearly indicate a change in the way we acquire and improve our level of expertise in some field or another. Life Long Learning Networks and Competence Development are two relevant topics focusing on continuous education to support new ways to our professional development. Getting some personal competences that provide a good framework beyond the established curriculum is a crucial issue to get and consolidate any professional position. On the other hand, learning networks are an excellent way to acquire and to share knowledge in an informal communication process. The combination of both topics enables the development of tools and methodologies to improve personal competences while, possibly at the same time, contribute to the development of other learners.

The requirements of the models and technologies to support such integrated facilities differ considerably from those traditionally required from technologies that support lifelong learning, or to enable company knowledge dissemination and knowledge management needs. The lifelong competence development of each individual and the multi-institutional and episodic nature of this learning are not reflected in today's mainstream learning and knowledge technologies and their associated architectures.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers from the various related communities to foster a lively and continuous discussion on recent achievements and emerging and future topics. Furthermore, researchers will be able to identify and analyse current research and technologies in the fields in order to support individuals, teams and organisations to (further) develop their competences, using all the distributed knowledge resources, learning activities, units of learning and learning routes/programmes that are available online.

Workshop topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Adult formal and informal professional education
- Models, Methods and tools to support peer tutoring, teaching, mentoring, coaching, ...
- Authoring, discovery, advise and/or exchange of knowledge resources, learning activities or units of learning
- Technologies for the discovery of suitable learning resources
- Language technologies to support learning processes
- Personalized collaborative navigation
- Collaborative filtering technologies, recommender systems for learning
- Collaborative learning and collaborative tooling
- Personal data, profiles and portable ePortfolios for competence registration
- Professional competences and professional skills
- Competence assessment and learner positioning
- Competence description frameworks for professions
- Mobile support for lifelong competence development
- Knowledge Management issues related to competence development including monitoring of change, lifelong learning or HRM
- Open (e-learning) standards for distance learning and learning networks
- Learning Design for formal and informal Lifelong Learning and Competence Development
- New social theories and practices which have implications for the CD
- Semantic Web and lifelong competence development
- Social software for lifelong competence development
- Virtual communities

The preliminary structure of the full day workshop includes the keynote, 6-8 full paper presentations and about 4-6 short papers. The workshop will conclude with a panel that will discuss the issues identified and further steps to advance the field.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: July 21, 2006 (midnight GMT + 1)
Notification of acceptance: August 7, 2006
Final submission camera ready papers: August 28, 2006

Submission of papers
Two types of submissions are foreseen:
- Regular papers, not exceeding 8 pages (for oral presentation 20min)
- Short papers, reporting on experiences and work-in-progress (for oral presentation 10 min)

Papers should be submitted in electronic form (PDF) using the Springer LNCS-format ( to [email protected] and should include title, author's address and email and an abstract.

Program Organizers
Daniel Burgos (Open University, The Netherlands)
Rob Koper
(Open University, The Netherlands)
Daniel Olmedilla
(L3S Research Center, Germany)
Demetrios Sampson (CERTH, Greece)
Martin Wolpers
(KUL, Belgium and L3S Research Center, Germany)

Program Committee
* Ambjörn Naeve
* Anna-Karina Kaimaro
* Barbara Kieslinger
* Bernard Scott
* Bernd Simon
* Colin Tattersall
* Dai Griffiths
* Eelco Kruizinga
* Frans Van Assche
* Gilbert Pacquette
* Griff Richards
* Klaus Tochtermann
* Luk Vervenne
* Mike Spector
* Patrick McAndrew
* Ronald Maier
* Tobias Ley

source of information: email Martin Wolpers 12 June 2006

Deadline Call for Papers:
21. 07. 2006


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