Monthly Archives: February 2011

PETE&C 2012

The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) is a statewide event that provides quality programs focused on technology in the educational field. Each year, hundreds of exhibitors showcase their latest technology products and services to the vast audience of teachers, administrators, technology directors, school board members and more. Monday and Tuesday mornings kick off with keynote speakers that will both educate and inspire you. Throughout the three days, you can attend concurrent sessions, keystone poster sessions and student showcases. There is something for everyone at PETE&C! 

Submit PETE&C 2012 Proposals Here!

Use these links to submit a preconference and/or general session proposal for the 2012 PETE&C!

The submission deadline for preconference proposals is midnight AUGUST 13, 2011! Preconference Session Sign Up

links to and up The submission deadline for general session proposals is midnight OCTOBER 10, 2011!

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Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT)

Interactive Technologies Conference

August 17-19, 2011

Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel

Reston, Virginia


Abstracts for presentations from knowledgeable professionals in industry, government, military, public education and academia are solicited to provide presentations which would be part of a comprehensive conference program on the latest interactive technologies as they are being applied to training, education and job performance improvement, including ways to implement technology, descriptions of education and technical skills applications, e-Learning, enterprise management, and instructional systems design, together with Knowledge Management systems.


The submissions should be in the form of individual presentations or panel discussions.  Topics of interest include:


Mobile Computing, Handhelds & PDAs


  • Using effective elearning and engaging distance learning for the enterprise
  • Pervasive computing devices and other ubiquitous computing technologies   — from laptops to tablet PCs to PDAs to smartphones
  • Virtualization, Process Migration, Thin-client Computing, Network Mobility
  • Utilization of Mobile Enterprise Servers
  • Mobile Computing’s Impact on Workforce Productivity
  • Mobile Enterprise Asset Management Systems
  • Low Cost Computers
  • Wearable computing and networking
  • User interfaces and systems design
  • Mobile Authoring Tools



Knowledge Management Systems


  • Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Learning Content Managements Systems (LCMS)
  • LMS Interaction with other Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP)
  • LMS Interoperability standards (SCORM, AICC, IMS, IEEE)
  • Talent Management Systems
  • E-Learning, E-Training and Executive Training
  • Knowledge Management (KM) systems for operations improvement
  • Purchasing KM systems vs outsourcing (ASPs)
  • Implementing/Managing the Knowledge Management System


Gaming and Simulation for Training and
Job Performance Improvement


  • Online Games
  • Agent-Based gaming, Avatars, and Distributed environments
  • Game-based Learning
  • Simulations and Games for Strategy and Policy Planning
  • Military Applications
  • Simulations Utilizing Problem Solving Tools
  • Customizable, Computer-based Interactive Simulations
  • Simulation gaming for Management Training



New Technologies & the Marketplace


  • Defining the Learning Marketplace
  • Market Issues and Barriers
  • Meeting Learner Goals and System Goals
  • Criteria for instructional design & delivery methods
  • Return on Investment (ROI) and Improved Productivity
  • Integrated Enterprise Learning and Performance Improvement
  • Content and Technology Interoperability Issues
  • Corporate Learning Portals vs. Application Service Providers (ASPs)


Instructional Systems Design


  • Blended Learning strategies
  • Strategies to address remote learners
  • Implementing Accessibility into e-Learning
  • Authoring tools for the Web and their effectiveness
  • Evaluation processes and assessment techniques
  • ISD for the Enterprise and Performance Improvement
  • Prototyping in the development process
  • Business cases for learning measurement
  • Acquiring metrics and developing budgets

Presenters and Attendees would include the following:

  • Academic Professionals
  • Chief Learning Officers
  • Directors of E-Learning
  • Directors of Training and Development
  • E-learning Project Managers
  • Military and Industrial Trainers
  • Government Professionals and Managers
  • Performance Support Professionals
  • Managers of Training
  • Management and Training Consultants
  • Compliance Training Managers
  • Hardware and Software Systems Manufacturers
  • Education/Training Facilitators
  • Human Performance Technology Professionals
  • Instructional Designers
  • Instructional Systems Developers
  • Curriculum Developers
  • Content Developers
  • E-Learning Developers
  • Application Development Managers


Please submit abstract(s) of your proposed presentation(s) (up to 100 words per topic suggested). Abstracts will be considered for an individual presentation, or as a participant in a panel discussion.  A proceedings will be prepared and you should indicate whether you will provide a paper prior to the conference for inclusion in the proceedings.  Abstract submissions should be received by March 23, 2011.  If your abstract is accepted, papers should be submitted by July 18, 2011 in order to be included in the Conference Proceedings. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference, present their work to their peers, and transfer copyright.  Primary speakers receive a complimentary registration to the conference. All other speakers will be required to pay a discounted conference registration fee.


Be sure to include the author’s name, title, organization, address, phone number, and email address.  Accepted speakers will have their biographies included on the SALT� conference web site as well as a photo if this material is provided to SALT�. Submit on-line at or send to SALT, 50 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, VA  20186.  Phone: 540-347-0055 / Fax: 540-349-3169 / email:  The program schedule will consist the main conference presentation sessions on  Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, August 17-19.


Author’s Information

Be sure to include the author’s name, title, organization, address, phone number, and email address. In addition, relevant biographical information about the author(s) should be included with the abstract submission so it can be posted on the SALT web site.

Key Dates to note

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: March 23, 2011

Notification of Acceptance: April 6, 2011

Submission of Papers Due: July 18, 2011

Conference Dates: August 17-19, 2011


To submit your abstract online, click here

For a PDF version of the Call for Papers, click here.


ACRL Women’s and Gender Studies Section Poster Sessions

The Women's and Gender Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries will hold its fourth annual Research Poster Session during our General Membership Meeting* *at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans on Saturday, June 25, 2011, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. The forum seeks to provide an opportunity to present newly completed research or work in progress. Both beginning and established researchers are welcome to apply. Participants may receive collaborative feedback and recommendations for future publishing and/or new initiatives. The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching methods, instruction, information technology, collection development, interdisciplinarity, and collaboration with academic faculty. For research ideas, see the *Research Agenda for Women's StudiesLibrarianship*
<> *. * Applicants chosen to present their work at the poster session are expected to supply presentation materials, including poster boards. Tables for presentation materials will be provided. Attendees at the forum will find an arena for discussion and networking with their colleagues interested in related issues and trends in the profession. The committee will use a blind review process. *Selection criteria: *1. Significance of the topic. Priority will be given to Women's Studies Section members and/or women's studies topics. 2. Originality of the project. *Proposal submission instructions: *1. Proposals should include: - Title of the proposal - Proposal narrative (no more than 2 pages, double spaced, 12 pt. font) - Name of applicant(s) - Affiliation (s) - Applicant Email address(es), Phone number(s) - Are you a member of the Women's and Gender Studies Section? If you would like to become a member, go to: 2. NOTE: Submission deadline: March 31, 2011 3. Proposals should be emailed to: Jennifer Gilley, Chair, Research Committee ( 4. The chair will notify the applicants by April 29, 2011. 

LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group

Announcement/Call for Presentation

LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group invites the submission of proposals for presentation at its meeting at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

The LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group is an exciting new joint venture between LLAMA (Library Leadership and Management Association) and NMRT (New Members Round Table). This newly created group is designed to provide opportunities for discussion and networking among new librarians, new members of LLAMA and/or NMRT, librarians who are making career shifts, experienced leaders, and anyone interested in developing leadership skills.  Discussion topics are chosen based on issues of interest to the members of the group.

At this year’s Annual conference, we are interested in topics focusing on “Developing Leadership Skills for Early Career Librarians”. We seek proposals for presentation that address this topic from a variety of angles, including (but not limited to):

  • Developing leadership skills in library school. (It could be from a student or faculty perspective)
  • Leadership skills and experience employers look for.
  • Advice for career changers – transferring leadership skills from a different field..
  • What leadership skills should one develop early in the career? and how?
  • Early career leadership opportunities.
  • Early career leadership development planning.
  • Transitioning from early career to mid-career.

We look for presenters to share their experience (it could either be a positive experience or a lesson learned), helpful tips, and advice on the topics. The presenter should plan to speak for about 7 -10 (max) minutes. The presenter is also expected to lead and facilitate a discussion group on their topic in the second half of the meeting. There will be approximately 30 minutes of presentations. After the presentations, we will break into small, rotating discussion groups to allow more in-depth discussions of the presentation topics and other theme related topics as determined by attendees’ interests.

Proposals are due by April 1, 2011. Notification of acceptance will be made by May 1. Please include the following information in your proposal:

1. Your name, title, institutional affiliation (or LIS program), mailing address, phone number, and email address.
2. The title and a 200 word (max) description of your presentation. The description should clearly identify the topic of your presentation, your personal experience with this topic, and how it will contribute to the professional development of new and aspiring leaders.

Keep in mind that there will be no use of technology for these presentations as they are meant to be informal in nature. Any information (notes, further reading, etc.) presenter/discussion leader would like to share could be posted on LLAMA’s website.

The LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group is scheduled to meet on Saturday June 25, from 4pm – 5:30pm.

Please submit proposal by email to Leo Lo (LLAMA/NMRT NLDG convener) at


Pennsylvania Library Association: College and Research Division

The College & Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association invites proposals for presentations or panel sessions for the 2011 PaLA Conference, Touchdown! Winning Strategies for Libraries. The conference will take place October 2-5, 2011 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel located in State College, PA.

If you have a topic of interest to academic librarians, we invite you to submit a proposal for a session. Examples of possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Agile budgeting for tight times
Aspects of Managing Print and Electronic Publications
Assessment of services or programs
Changing role of technical services
Community college initiatives
Digital library projects
Digital Rights management
Diversity, including GLBTQ topics
Federated Searching
Fund raising/development in an academic setting
Grant writing
Information Commons Information Literacy
Leadership development
Legal Issues for Academics (Copyright, Patriot Act, etc.)
Library management and HR
Library role in instructional technology
Library security
Marketing and advocacy in Academic Libraries

The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances

The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances will be publishing a special issue on library marketing and strategic market planning. TBL is an Emerald publication that explores the business management side of libraries and it’s role in their success. The editor of this special issue is looking for articles that consider, theoretically or practically, the role marketing and marketing strategy plays in the success and viability of library organizations of all kinds.  Articles can be of any length and should feature new or innovative ideas regarding the idea of marketing the library and its services in ways that promote value, aid in the implementation of strategic plans or promote more effective delivery of patron/customer need. Preference will be given to articles that explore the applicability of sales and marketing ideas in non-library environments that inform and bolster what we collectively know about library marketing, in order to consider it in a fresh way. Ideal topics include:

      Community-based social marketing

      Sales and personal selling in library environments

      Social networks and library marketing

      Selling or marketing non-tangibles

      Services marketing strategy and planning

      Applying POS and retail concepts to library marketing


      Value creation

      Customer orientation

      Consumer behavior

      Market research strategies

      Marketing virtual library services

      Focus groups, surveys and best practices for understanding patrons

      Selling the library to cultivate/raise funds

      Cost-benefit analysis of services, materials etc.

      New product/service development

      Non-revenue based conceptual sales

      Preference marketing

      Benefit driven marketing

      Market planning and innovation

      Strategic planning and the marketing function

      The role of selling in library promotions


If you are interested in contributing, please send the editor your name, a short proposal of the topic, and a tentative title for the article.  Deadline for proposals is April 15, 2011 with priority attention given to earlier submissions.  Articles would be due to the editor by August 1, 2011 and submitted online at  Any questions can be directed to the special edition’s editor at  Thank you.

Michael Germano

California State University, Los Angeles

Advancing Librarian Education: Technological Innovation and Instructional Design


Proposal Submission Deadline:       March 30, 2011

Advancing Librarian Education: Technological Innovation and Instructional Design

A book edited by Ari Sigal, MLS

Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, North Carolina


To be published by IGI Global:


Introduction: Developments in internet technology have given rise to various modalities of distance education  (DE) for students in higher education. Applying both established and emerging methods of DE to Library and Information Science (LIS) education is of special interest since future librarians will rely upon the means by which they were trained. Though a number of journal articles addressing this topic have appeared over the past decade, there nonetheless exists a need for an edited collection of articles in this area.   


Objective of the Book: This book will provide both relevant theoretical frameworks and the most recent empirical research findings in this area. The work will be directed to professionals wanting to improve their understanding of the variety of current DE techniques and the impact they are having within the context of LIS education.


Target Audience: The target audience of this book will consist primarily of LIS faculty, directors, and deans, as well as researchers and academic librarians. The volume will appeal to those who apply technology to delivering DE in a higher education setting. Also, the book will benefit administrators who manage DE programs.


Recommended  topics include, but are not limited to, the following:


Hybrid/blended learning (f2f + online)

Course-sharing models

Community-embedded learning

Faculty experience of online learning

Student experience of online learning

Learning outcomes in DE

Media platforms

3-D immersive instruction (e.g., Second Life and ActiveWorlds)

Effect of online DE on MLS and post-MLS programs

Effect of DE methods on information literacy, bibliographic instruction, research and reference


(List derived in part from Harris, L, Kazmer, M. M., & Mon, L. (2007). From the guest editors. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 48 (1), 1-4.)


Submission Procedure: Interested faculty, researchers, and academic librarians engaged in distance instruction are invited to submit by March 30, 2011, a 2-3 page proposal explaining the content of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 20, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.


Publisher: This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, Hershey, PA and New York, NY, and publisher of the ongoing series Advances in Library Information Studies, as well as numerous other imprints. For additional information concerning the publisher, please visit . This title is anticipated to be released in 2012. 


A description of the volume and a Call for Chapters is online at the following URL (but note deadline extensions in this CFP that are not reflected on the web site: proposals are due March 30, 2011).


Important Dates




March 30:       Final call for proposals

April 20:         Notification of proposal status

August 26:      Full chapter submission

November 15: Review results returned




January 15:    Final chapter submission

January 21:    Final deadline



Michelle M. Kazmer, Ph.D. / Associate Professor

School of Library & Information Studies / College of Communication & Information

Florida State University


Phone: 850.559.2421 /  michellekazmer

School Libraries Worldwide: Research in School Library Leadership

Call for Papers – Research in School Library Leadership

School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL). It is published twice yearly, in January and July and is available online and through select periodical databases. School Libraries Worldwide publishes new works of current research and scholarship in school librarianship. Each issue contains exceptional papers relating to the issue theme and a selection of papers representing outstanding research on any aspect of school librarianship. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed and adhere to the highest editorial standards.


This issue of School Libraries Worldwide will explore the theme School Library Leadership. This theme encompasses both the individual school librarian as a leader within their schools and the profession as a whole, and how school libraries are leadership organizations. We encourage papers that both affirm and challenge definitions of leadership in this context. This issue will expand the opportunities for researchers to share their work relating to leadership of school librarians and the school library as an essential institution of leading educational reform. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Theoretical constructs of school librarian leadership.
Leadership credibility.
School library leadership that impacts student achievement.
Case studies of school library and school librarian leadership in international contexts.
School libraries as catalysts for student and faculty leadership.

                        Responsive leadership in school libraries.

Mentoring as leadership.
Leadership development of school librarians.
Enablers and barriers to school librarian leadership.

School library researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere. Authors who wish to know more about the issue theme should contact the editors to discuss possibilities.

School Libraries Worldwide also welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal. Deadline for submissions of full papers: April 15, 2011. Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the editors, Marcia Mardis and Nancy Everhart

Guidelines for Contributors are available from the Editor. Guidelines for Contributors also available on the IASL website.



Dr. Nancy Everhart
President, American Association of School Librarians
Director, School Library Media Program
Director, PALM (Partnerships Advancing Library Media) Center 
School of Library and Information Studies
Florida State University
252 Louis Shores Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems

CENTERIS'2011 | Call for Papers ---------- Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems ---------- Algarve, Portugal, 2011, 5-7 October ---------- submission deadline: March 14, 2011 ---------- Dear Professor / Dr., It is our great pleasure to invite you to the CENTERIS'2011 - Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems - aligning technology, organizations and people. Already in its third edition, CENTERIS'2011 will be held in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, from 5 to 7 October. During this 3-day conference, under the leitmotiv of Enterprise Information Systems, academics, scientists, IT/IS professionals, scientists, managers and solution providers from all over the world will have the opportunity to share experiences, bring new ideas, debate issues, and introduce the latest developments in the largely multidisciplinary field embraced by the Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), from the social, organizational and technological perspectives. All accepted full papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS series book (Communications in Computer and Information Science), which is listed in the ISI proceedings index and SCOPUS. Papers can also be accepted as posters, and an extended abstract of it will be published in a book of abstracts (with ISBN) or in a CD-ROM (with ISBN). Authors of selected papers will be invited to extend the paper for possible publication in international journals and in edited books. Submissions will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Only original contributions will be accepted. ---------- ---------- Submission Procedure Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their manuscript electronically at the Conference webpage ( until March 14, 2011. Submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. ---------- ---------- Important dates Deadline for paper submission: March 14, 2011 Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 20, 2011 Revised version: June 10, 2011 ---------- For more detailed information, please visit We hope to see you in Portugal. With our best regards, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha Jo�o Eduardo Varaj�o ---------- Conference Co-chairs --- Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha ( Polytechnic Institute of C�vado and Ave, Portugal --- Jo�o Eduardo Varaj�o ( University of Tr�s-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal ---------- Program Chair --- Philip Powell University of London, UK ---------- Organization Chair --- Ricardo Martinho (ricardo.martinho@ipleira.p) Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal ---------- Secretariat 

International Workshop on Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments (PALE)

Call for Papers

July 2011, Girona, Spain
in conjunction with UMAP 2011 (

The benefits of the personalization and adaptation of computer
applications have been widely reported both in e-learning, i.e. the
use of electronic media to teach or assess, or otherwise support
learning;, and b-learning, i.e. to combine traditional face-to-face
instruction with electronic media (blended learning).

The International Workshop on Personalization Approaches in Learning
Environments (PALE) is the result of merging the experience and
background of three workshops focused on applying user modelling,
personalization and adaptation in learning environments (see workshop
history for details). Each of them focused on very specific topics, as

- APLEC: Adaptation and Personalization in E-B/Learning using
Pedagogic Conversational Agents
- ROLE: Personalizing Responsive Open Learning Environments
- TUMAS-A: Towards User Modeling and Adaptive Systems for All

Following the experience in previous editions of these workshops, PALE
will follow the Learning Cafe methodology to promote discussions on
some of the open issues regarding personalisation in learning
environments. A Learning Cafe session will be run by each of the
original workshops. In particular, the following three Learning Cafe
sessions have been organised:

- Learning Cafe 1 (LC1): focused on the APLEC open issues in
interactive learning environments that build the knowledge with the
student through a set of interactions, such as in natural language by
using animated Pedagogic Conversational Agents (PCAs).

- Learning Cafe 2 (LC2): focused on the ROLE open issues in responsive
open learning environments that permits personalization of the entire
learning environment and its functionalities, i.e. individualization
of its components and their adjustment or replacement by alternative

- Learning Cafe 3 (LC3): focused on the TUMAS-A open issues in
inclusive learning environments to provide a personalized, accessible
and ubiquitous support for their users (learners, facilitators,
professors) using the appropriate technologies and standards as well
as the evaluation procedures that can measure the impact of the
personalized and inclusive support for all, but considering their
individual and evolving needs, in their particular context.

The submission procedure (see below) will be common for the three
Learning Cafes, but authors should indicate the Learning Cafe where
they consider that their submission fits best.

Each Learning Cafe will last 2 hours and will consist in brief
presentations of the key questions posed and small group discussions
with participants randomly grouped in three tables. Each table will be
moderated by one of the organisers. Following the methodology,
participants will change tables during the discussion with the aim to
share ideas among the groups.

The topics of interest of this workshop include but are not limited to
the following:
- Motivation, benefits, and issues of personalization of learning
- Approaches for the personalization of inclusive learning environments
- Approaches for the personalization of responsive learning environments
- Approaches for the personalization of interactive learning environments
- Techniques and Methods
- Results and Metrics
- Social and Educational Issues
- Use of Pedagogic Conversational Agents
- Affective Computing

The higher-level research question to be addressed in the workshop is
the following: Which approaches can be followed to personalize
learning environments?
Nevertheless, each Learning Cafe is focused on specific research
questions, as follows.

Learning Cafe 1 - APLEC:
Organizers: Diana Perez-Marin, Susan Bull and Noboru Matsuda
- Which pedagogic agents are currently taking into account information
of the learner model to guide the dialogue?
- What does an effective conversation between the student and the
agent look like?
- How could a learner model be used to adapt the pedagogical agent to
the student to provide adaptive emotional support?
- How should the effect of such an adaptation be measured?
- How could the affect of a pedagogical agent improve a student's

Learning Cafe 2 - ROLE:
Organizers: Milos Kravcik, Alexander Nussbaumer and Effie Law
- How can a whole learning environment or its components be
personalized to the needs of learners?
- What can be personalized and for which purposes?
- Which models and techniques can be used for personalization?
- How to adjust the user control of personalization and adaptation to
his or her needs?
- How can adaptive support and guidance for personalization be provided?
- Which monitoring or tracking methods can be used to automatically
create learner profiles?

Learning Cafe 3 - TUMAS-A:
Organizers: Olga C. Santos and Jesus G. Boticario
- Which scenarios for personalized inclusive e-learning (PIL) systems
can be identified?
- What user features are required to support PIL scenarios?
- Which computational methods in PIL exist?
- What evaluation approaches can be used in PIL scenarios?
- Which developing methodologies are to be used in PIL?
- How current standards can be used/adapted/extended to cope with PIL?
- Which multi-modal and context-based interaction issues impinge on PIL?
- What are the most appropriate support and guidance approaches to
provide adaptation in PIL?

Papers must be prepared in 4-page LNCS format and be submitted through
EasyChair ( in
.pdf format. All papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed by at least
two reviewers with expertise in the area. Accepted papers will be
included in the workshop proceedings published on-line by CEUR
Workshop Proceedings (ISSN 1613-0073) and at the workshop webpage.

Contact info: pale2011 AT

April   15, 2011: Submission of papers
May    13, 2011: Notification of acceptance
June    31, 2011: Camera-ready paper
July 11/15, 2011: PALE workshop (final date to be communicated by UMAP


Organizing Committee
Jesus G. Boticario, Spanish National University for Distance Education
(UNED), Spain
Susan Bull, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Milos Kravcik, RWTH University Aachen, Germany
Effie Law, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Noboru Matsuda, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Alexander Nussbaumer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Diana Perez-Marin,Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Olga C. Santos, Spanish National University for Distance Education (UNED),

Program Committee
Gautam Biswas, Vanderbilt University. U.S.A.
Zoraida Callejas, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Federica Cena, University of Torino. Italy
David Griol, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Ramon Lopez-Cozar, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Jose Antonio Macias, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Spain
Liliana Santacruz, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Spain
Dimitris Spiliotopoulos, University of Athens. Greece
Kate Taylor, Sanger Institute. U.K.
George Veletsianos, University of Texas. U.S.A.

Daniel Dahrendorf, IMC, Germany
Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Sylvana Kroop, Centre for Social Innovation, Austria
Alexander Mikroyannidis, The Open University, UK
Felix Moedritscher, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Ana Paiva, INESC-ID, Portugal
Peter Reimann, University of Sydney, Australia
Carsten Ullrich, Shanghai University, China
Martin Wolpers, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany

Silvia Baldiris, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Rafael Calvo, University of Sydney, Australia
Rosa Carro, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Ramon Fabregat, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Sabine Graf, Athabascau University, Canada
Emmanuelle Gutierrez y Restrepo, SIDAR Foundation, Spain
Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia
Kinshuk, Athabascau University, Canada
Alfred Kobsa, University of California, USA
Loic Martinez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Alexandros Paramythis, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Jutta Treviranus, OCAD University, Canada

The first APLEC was held last year in conjunction with the
International Conference on User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalization. APLEC2010 focused on new
techniques to model learners using the Pedagogic Conversational Agent (PCA) technologies.

The ROLE workshop is born in the project of the same name and has
already organized a successful workshop at the PLE 2010 Conference. It aims to empower the
learner to take control over his or her own learning processes. It develops an
infrastructure that enables learners to construct their own learning environments according to
their personal and contextual needs such as accreditation and corporate goals. The
challenge is to implement and test a user-driven framework based on Web 2.0 technologies. ROLE
fosters the idea that most learning takes place informally, in different contexts and scenarios,
and that content is not provided by one single provider.

TUMAS-A is a series of workshops being organized in conjunction with
relevant conferences from different but related fields. The 1st TUMAS-A workshop was
organized in 2007 in the User Modeling conference. Relevant feedback was obtained regarding how
users and their interactions should be modeled. The 2nd TUMAS-A workshop was held in
the WI/IAT 2008 conference and put the focus on the intelligent technology that could
be used to support that modeling. The 3rd TUMAS-A workshop took place in the AIED 2009 conference
and provided new insights on knowledge representation for learning systems
that care for any type of user, including their interaction and accessibility needs. In the
last edition, the TUMASA workshop was embedded in the RecSysTEL workshop at ACM RecSys 2010
conference and focused on how recommender systems can be used in e-learning
environments to support learners and educators in their learning and teaching tasks.