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TENCompetence Workshop - Learning Networks for Lifelong Competence Development

30. 03. 2006

March, 30-31, 2006
Sofia, Bulgaria

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This workshop is organized by the EU 6th Framework Integrated Project TENCompetence ( The objective of the workshop is to identify and analyse current research and technologies in the fields that provide the building blocks for the development of an open source infrastructure that contains all the services needed 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/programmest that are available online. This includes open, usable and accessible services for:
• the creation, sharing, discovery and use of knowledge resources, learning activities and learning paths by any individual, team or organisation.
• the development, use, monitoring and maintenance of competence frameworks for the different professions or domains of knowledge.
• the assessment of competences
• the registration, use and sharing of personal data (profiles, portfolios, ...)
• the discovery of suitable learning resources that are adapted to the users needs and profile
• the support of users to navigate through all the possible learning resources to build specific competences
• the support for users to learn in new fields and the support for the people who provide the support (e.g. by providing monitoring services, help by email handling).

Relevant topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:
• Learning Design for formal and informal Lifelong Learning and Competence Development
• Knowledge Management issues related to competence development, lifelong learning or HRM
• Competence description frameworks for professions
• Monitoring (changes in) competences in professions
• Competence assessment and learner positioning
• Methods and tools for learner support in distributed environments
• Methods and tools to support peer tutoring, teaching, mentoring, coaching, ...
• Personal data, profiles, and portable ePortfolios for competence registration
• Technologies for the discovery of suitable learning resources
• Collaborative filtering technologies, recommendor systems for learning
• Use of language technologies to support learning processes
• Navigational support to users in a learning network
• Authoring, discovery, advise and/or exchange of knowledge resources
• Authoring, discovery, advise and/or exchange of learning activities or units of learning
• Open standards and specifications usable for learning networks
• Social software usable for lifelong competence development
• New social theories and practices which have implications for the CD
• Models and tools supporting work-based learning
• Personalised and collaborative trails using knowledge resources or learning activities
• Mobile support for lifelong competence development
• Semantic Web and lifelong competenc development


During the workshop it will be possible to present a paper of 2000 words. These submissions may include Research, Technology Development, Review and Application but are not limited to these only. Furthermore, participants can submit a proposal for a demonstration session to demonstrate relevant software.

Deadline for submission - 6th March 2005.

Electronic submissions may be forwarded as a Portable Document Format (.pdf) attachment to: [email protected] All submissions must be papers of 2000 words that are formatted according to the publication guidelines ( for Authors.pdf)

All papers accepted for the workshop will be published in the workshop proceedings with ISBN and will distributed to the participants after the workshop. Selected papers will be invited to workout a full paper (4000 words) for the special issue of the SSCI journal 'Interactive Learning Environments' (


Rob Coper (Netherlands) - Chair
Krassen Stefanov (Bulgaria) – Co-chair
Heidrun Allert, Austria
Terry Anderson, Canada
Albert Angehrn, France
Miguel Arjona Villanueva, Spain
Sue Bennett, Australia
Fabrizio Cardinali, Italy
Juan Manuel Dodero, Spain
Peter Goodyear, Australia
Dai Griffith, Spain
Barry Harper, Australia
Roger Hartley, UK
Kinshuk, New Zealand
Ralf Klamma, Germany
Ruud Lemmers, The Netherlands
Oleg Liber, UK
David Merrill, USA
Patrick McAndrew, UK
Ambjφrn Naeve, Sweden
Wolfgang Nejdl, Germany
Gilbert Pacquette, Canada
Griff Richards, Canada
Demetrios Sampson, Greece
Judith Schoonenboom, The Netherlands
Bernard Scott, UK
Peter Scott, UK
Marcus Specht, The Netherlands
Mike Spector, USA
Colin Tattersall, The Netherlands
Luk Vervenne, Belgium
Martin Weller, UK
David Wiley, USA
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria
Centre of Information Society Technologies (CIST)
125, Tzarigradsko Shosse, 1113 Sofia
Tel: +(359 2) 9713509 ; 8657111
Fax: +(359 2) 9713504 ; +(359 2) 8687422
Email: [email protected]

Stanimira Yordanova ([email protected])
Angelina Popova ([email protected] )

Registration Due: 24 March 2005
Paper Submission Due: 6 March 2005
Notification of Acceptance: 22 March 2005
Camera-ready Paper Due: 29 March 2005

If you have any questions, please contact the Local Organising Committee

Registration form may be filled on-line or filled in and send as an email attachment (template files will be available as a Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Portable Document Format (.pdf) attachment files) to: [email protected]
Deadline for the registration: 24th March

There will be no conference fee.

The main conference venue will be in Sofia, hotel Vitosha (

Booking Hotel
All workshop bookings will be maintained by the Local Workshop organisers, so it is not necessary to contact directly any hotel. To book a hotel please tick the corresponding checkbox in the Workshop registration and payment form (
Payment of accommodation can be done by bank transfer, credit card (please make sure that the transfer will arrive before March 26th) or in cash at the workshop registration desk. For the credit card or bank transfer details please look at the Registration form.

source: eMail Martin Wolpers 3.2.2006

Deadline Call for Papers:
06. 03. 2006


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