Call for Paper – EC-TEL 2010

EC-TEL 2010
Fifth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning – Sustaining TEL: From Innovation to Learning and Practice

28 September – 1 October 2010 in Barcelona, Spain

The last decade has seen significant investment in terms of effort and
resources (time, people, money) in innovating education and training.
The time has come to make the bold step from small scale innovation
research and -development to larger scale implementation and
evaluation. The time has come to show the world (government, industry,
general population) that we have matured to the stage that sustainable
learning and learning practices – both in schools and in industry – can
be achieved based upon our work.

What not long ago was seen and experienced as a novel technology
(Internet and WWW) has become for much of the populace mundane and
commonplace (Web 2.0 and social software). What not long ago was
expensive and exotic (computers and broadband computer networks) is now
inexpensive and ordinary (netbooks and omnipresent wireless). And what
in the past was proprietary and inaccessible (information and learning
materials) is now generic and open (open educational resources).

The TEL community is faced by new research questions related to large
scale deployment of technology enhanced learning, support of individual
learning environments through mashup and social software, new approaches
in TEL certification, etc.. Furthermore, for new approaches are required
for TEL design, implementation, and use to improve the understanding and
communication of educational needs among all stakeholders, ranging from
researchers, learners, tutors, educational organizations, companies, TEL
industry, and policy makers.

ECTEL 2010 will bring together technological developments, learning
models, and implementations of new and innovative approaches to training
and education. The conference will explore how the synergy of multiple
disciplines, ranging from Computer Science, Education, Psychology,
Cognitive Science, and Social Science, can provide new, more effective
and more especially more sustainable, technology-enhanced learning
solutions to learning problems. The conference welcomes researchers and
developers from European and Non-European countries and industries to
present recent advancements from technologies, applications, and
learning models in all areas of technology enhanced learning.

From both research and experience perspective the following topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

Technological underpinning

  • Large scale sharing and interoperability
  • Technologies for personalisation and adaptation
  • Context-aware systems
  • Social computing and web 2.0
  • Semantic web and web 3.0
  • Mobile technologies
  • Intelligent games
  • Network infrastructures and architectures for TEL
  • Sensors and sensor networks
  • Roomware and ubiquitous computing
  • Data mining and information retrieval
  • Natural language processing and latent semantic analysis
  • eLearning specifications and standards

Pedagogical underpinning

  • Problem- and project-based learning / Inquiry based learning
  • Computer supported collaborative learning
  • Collaborative knowledge building
  • Game-based and simulation-based learning
  • Story-telling and reflection-based learning
  • Instructional design and Design approaches
  • Communities of learners & Communities of practice
  • Teaching techniques and strategies for online learning
  • Learner motivation and engagement
  • Evaluation methods for TEL

Individual, social & organisational learning processes

  • Cognitive mechanisms in knowledge acquisition and construction
  • Self-regulated and Self-directed learning
  • Social processes in teams and communities
  • Social awareness
  • Knowledge management and organisational learning
  • Sustainability & TEL business models and cases
  • Business-learning models

Learning contexts and domains

  • Applications of TEL in various domains
  • Formal education: initial (K-12, higher education), post-initial (continuing education)
  • Workplace learning in small, medium and large companies
  • Aggregated learning at the workplace Distance and online learning
  • Lifelong learning (cradle to grave)
  • Vocational training
  • Informal learning
  • Non-formal learning
  • Ubiquitous learning

TEL in developing countries

  • ICT Inclusion for learning
  • Digital divide and learning
  • Generation divide and learning
  • Education policies
  • Rural learning

TEL, functional diversity and users with special needs

  • Accessible learning for all
  • Visual, hearing and physical impairments
  • Psycho-pedagogic support for users
  • Educational guidance for tutors
  • Adapted learning flow, content and monitoring process
  • Standards about accessibility and learning


The EC-TEL Demonstration is your chance to fully engage EC-TEL attendees at a personal level by letting them see, touch, squeeze, or hear your visions for the future of TEL. We expect that your Demonstration will be a reliably running prototype of your vision ready to be tried out, questioned, interacted with, � In particular, we encourage Demonstration submissions that complement an EC-TEL Paper submission, so that attendees can get a direct experience of your work in addition to the scientific presentation.

Demonstration submissions consist of three parts: (1) short paper, (2) video trailor or remote access to prototype, and (3) description of technical requirements (see website for more details).


EC-TEL 2010 offers the opportunity to host several workshops. Parties interested to organize a workshop are asked to submit a proposal of max. 4 pages outlining the theme of the workshop, workshop format, expected participants and domains addressed, dissemination activities, programme committee, and organizational requirements. A separate call will be published in parallel. Proposals should be submitted via the EasyChair system of ECTEL.


Paper submission: 11 April 2010
Paper acceptance: 31 May 2010
Camera-ready final papers: 30 June 2010
Workshop proposals: 11 April 2010
Workshop acceptance: 11 May 2010
Workshops: 28/29 September 2010
Conference 30 September /1 October 2010

SUBMISSION FORMATS (use of supplied template is mandatory)
All papers will be reviewed through a non-blind review process. Accepted
papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Proceeding
publishing is currently under negotiaiont with the Springer publisher
within their “Lecture Notes in Computer Science” series which is ranked
in the ISI Web of Knowledge. Please follow the Spinger guidelines at

  • Full Papers (max. 16 pages)
  • Short Papers and Posters (max. 6 pages)
  • Poster and Demos (max. 2-4 pages)
  • Meetings: contact the local organisation chair

EC-TEL 2010 offers the opportunity to host several workshops. Parties
interested to organize a workshop are asked to submit a proposal of max.
4 pages outlining the theme of the workshop, workshop format, expected
participants and domains addressed, dissemination
activities, programme committee, and organizational requirements.

Proposals should be submitted to the workshop chair by 11 April to:
Daniel Burgos Solans


- General chair: Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, UK
- Programme chairs: Martin Wolpers, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany and Paul A.
Kirschner, Open Universiteit Nederlands
- Workshop chair: Daniel Burgos, TELSpain, ATOS Origin, Spain
- Poster and Demonstration chairs: Stefanie Lindstaedt, Know-Center
Graz, Austria
- Industrial session chair: Ignacio Canela, TELSpain/Int. University of
La Rioja, Spain
- Local organization chair: Marta Enrech, TELSpain/Open University of
Catalonia, Spain
- Doctoral Consortium chairs: Katherine Maillet, INT, France, and Ralf
Klamma, RWTH Aachen, Germany

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