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SW-EL'05: Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies - Banff, Canada

02. 10. 2005

... for e-Learning in conjunction with K-CAP'05:

 Third International Conference on Knowledge Capture
(October 2-5, 2005, Banff, Canada)

Paper submissions: July 22, 2005

This workshop will focus on the application of knowledge capturing and semantic web technologies and standards for the needs of e-learning systems and discuss issues related to their use for content and knowledge components specification, effective courseware construction and modeling the learner.

SWEL'05 is the third in a series ( following the successful SW-EL'04, held in three sessions in conjunction with three different conferences (AH 2004, The Netherland,
ITS 2004, Brazil, and ISWC 2004, Japan) and the Workshop on Concepts and Ontologies in Web-based Educational Systems, held in conjunction with ICCE'2002 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Workshop goals

The K-CAP'05 session of the SW-EL'05 workshop will:

- focus on the knowledge acquisition and application of Semantic Web technologies for the needs of educational Web-based systems.

- discuss issues related to the use of knowledge capturing and Semantic Web technologies for content and knowledge components
specification, effective courseware constructing and modelling the learner.

- discuss the current state-of-the-art in using Semantic Web technologies and standards in e-learning applications.

Important Dates
Paper submission: July 22, 2005
Notification: August 19, 2005
Camera ready: September 2, 2005
Workshop day: October 2, 2005

Workshop topics
Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Knowledge acquisition and management in e-learning environments

  • Using ontologies and/or Semantic Web technologies within e-learning applications:
  • to achieve interoperability between educational applications;
  • to enable sharable knowledge components and user models;
  • to support authoring of Web-based Educational Systems;
  • to achieve better personalization and adaptation in Web-based Educational Systems;
  • to support modularised and standardized architectures.

  • Knowledge-based annotation of learning objects
  • Exploring possible combinations of existing Semantic Web and/or educational standards and mappings between them;
  • Methods and tools for annotation and reusability of learning objects;
  • Role of RDF, OWL or XTM as a basis for educational metadata specification languages.

  • Semantic Web-based Educational Systems architectures.

  • Real-world systems, case studies and empirical research for Web- based Educational Systems:
  • lessons learnt;
  • best practices;
  • case studies for improved learners, instructors and authors experience.

  • The topics can be approached from different perspectives:
  • theoretical, systems engineering, application, case study and system
  • evaluation, etc.

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  • Workshop Format
  • This will be a full-day workshop, including 20 minute position paper presentations and a panel discussion on selected topics from the
  • paper presentations.

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  • Submission
  • The participants can submit position papers up to 10 pages long. The accepted papers will be published online on the workshop website and
  • in workshop proceedings.

  • Submit your full papers in electronic form in (.doc), (.rtf) or (*.pdf) to the workshop co-chairs at
  • and
  • .

  • Include [email protected]'05 and first author's name in the subject line.
  • Name the submission file also with the first author's family name.

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  • Workshop proceedings

  • The papers from all the sessions of the SW-EL'05 workshop will be printed in one-volume proceedings. Partial proceedings containing
  • only the papers of the K-CAP'05 SW-EL session will be also provided. After the workshop, the proceedings will be made available online.
  • Possibilities will be investigated to publish the best workshop papers in a special issue of a refereed journal.

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  • Workshop Co-chairs
  • Lora Aroyo, The Netherlands
  • Darina Dicheva, USA

  • Workshop Committee
  • Vladan Devedzic, University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
  • Christo Dichev, Winston-Salem State University, USA
  • Vanja Dimitrova, Univeristy of Leeds, UK
  • Peter Dolog, University of Hanover, Germany
  • Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Jim Greer, Univeristy of Saskatchewan, Canada (not confirmed)
  • Nicola Henze, University of Hanover, Germany
  • Geert-Jan Houben, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Mitsuru Ikeda, JAIST, Japan
  • Rob Koper, Open University, The Netherlands
  • Tanja Mitrovic, University of Cantebury, NZ
  • Enrico Motta, Open University, UK
  • Ambjörn Naeve, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Ossi Nykänen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Gilbert Paquette, LICEF, Canada
  • Simos Retalis, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Dave Reynolds, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Bristol, UK (not confirmed)
  • Riichiro Mizoguchi, University of Osaka, Japan
  • Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain

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  • Contact
  • Lora Aroyo,,
  • mailto: [email protected]
  • Department of Computing Science, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • PO Box 513, 5600 MD Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • phone: +31 40 2472765 fax: +31 40 2463992

Darina Dicheva,,
Department of Computer Science, Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Winston Salem, N.C. 27110, USA
phone: +1 336 750-2484 fax: +1 336 750-2499


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