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                                  Call for Paper Submissions

                                   LREC 2010 Workshop on 

  Supporting e-learning with language resources and semantic data 

                                 May 22, 2010, Valletta, Malta

                        Submission Deadline: 15 February 2010

                           http://www.lt4el.eu/ws_elearning.php

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Background

Language resources are of crucial importance not only for research and development in language and speech technology but also for eLearning applications. In addition, the increasingly availability of semantically interpreted data in the WEB 3.0 is creating a huge impact in semantic technology.  Social media applications such as Delicious, Flikr, You tube, Facebook, provide us with data in the form of tags and interactions among users. We believe that the exploitation of semantic data (emerging both from the Semantic Web and from social media) and language resources will drive the next generation eLearning platforms. The integration of these technologies within eLearning applications should also facilitate access to learning material in developing economies. 

The workshop aims at bringing together computational linguists, language resources developers, knowledge engineers, social media researchers and researchers involved in technology-enhanced learning as well as developers of eLearning material, ePublishers and eLearning practitioners. It will provide a forum for interaction among members of different research communities, and a means for attendees to increase their knowledge and understanding of the potential of language resources in eLearning. We will especially target eLearning practitioners in the Mediterranean Partner Countries. 

 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Relevance of language resources, semantic data (i.e. ontologies, social media data) and tools in eLearning;

* Use of social media applications and social networks in enhancing eLearning;

* Methods to link semantic description of learning objects to semantic web data;

* Ontology Design in the eLearning domain;

* Different methods of employing  LRs such as written and spoken corpora, grammars, lexicons, and linguistic databases in eLearning; 

* Use of multilingual language resources in facilitating knowledge exchange within eLearning applications;

* Use of language and speech technology for improvement of  language learning applications;

* Use of language and speech technology to provide feedback in eLearning applications; 

* Exploitation of semantic data and language resources for the development of intelligent functionalities in eLearning systems;

* Collaborative development of semantic data describing learning objects;

* Methods to re-use linked data in the development of learning objects; 

* eLearning applications enhanced with language technology tools and semantic data in facilitating education access in Mediterranean partner countries.

 

Submissions

Abstracts should be 5 pages long and submitted through the START Conference Manager submission site: https://www.softconf.com/lrec2010/E-learning2010/

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and should adhere to the style sheet.

When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. 

For further information on this new initiative, please refer to 

http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2010/?LREC2010-Map-of-Language-Resources

 

Important dates

Submission of abstracts: 15 February 2010

Notification of acceptance: 22 March 2010

Final version for the proceedings: 28 March 2010


Organisers 

Paola Monachesi, University of Malta and Utrecht University

Alfio Massimiliano Gliozzo, ISTC-CNR

Eline Westerhout ,Utrecht University


Programme Committee

Claudio Baldassarre (Open University) 

Roberto Basili (University of Rome Tor Vergata)

Eva Blomqvist (ISTC -CNR) 

Antonio Branco (University of Lisbon)

Dan Cristea (University of Ia?i)

Ernesto William De Luca (TU Berlin) 

Philippe Dessus (Univ. Pierre-Mendès-France, Grenoble)

Claudio Giuliano (FBK-irst)

Wolfgang Greller (Open University of the Netherlands)

Alessio Gugliotta (Innova spa)

Jamil Itmazi (Palestine Ahliya University)

Susanne Jekat (Zürich Winterthur Hochschule)

Vladislav Kubon (Charles University Prague)

Lothar Lemnitzer (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften)

Stefanie Lindstaedt (Know-Center, Graz)

Angelo Marco Luccini (INSEAD)

Manuele Manente (JOGroup)

Dunja Mladenic (J. Stefan Institute)

Mattew Montebello (University of Malta)

Jad Najjar (WU Vienna)

Valentina Presutti, STLab  (ISTC - CNR)

Adam Przepiorkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences)

Mike Rosner (University of Malta)

Doaa Samy (Cairo University)

Khaled Shaalan (Cairo University)

Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

Stefan Trausan-Matu (University of Bucarest)

Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg)

Fridolin Wild (Open University)