Workshop on Authoring of Adaptive and Adaptable Educational Hypermedia
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Suggested themes that the papers should be addressing include, but are not limited to:
· Design patterns for educational adaptive hypermedia
· Authoring patterns in adaptive/ adaptable educational hypermedia
· Authoring Tools for adaptive/ adaptable educational hypermedia
· Connecting adaptive educational hypermedia with cognitive/learning styles
· Collaborative issues for adaptive/ adaptable educational hypermedia
· Adaptation model transformations between adaptive educational hypermedia systems
· Evaluation of authoring tools for adaptive educational hypermedia
· Evaluation of adaptive educational hypermedia design patterns
· Evaluation of adaptive educational hypermedia authoring patterns
MOTIVATION OF THE WORKSHOP:
The workshop will focus on discussions on the issues of design and evaluation of adaptive and adaptable (Educational) Hypermedia applications and authoring tools.
The goals of the workshop are: to attract interest of the related research communities to this important issue of design and authoring in adaptive hypermedia, to discuss the current state of the art in this field, and to identify new challenges in the field.
Up to now, the focus of the adaptive hypermedia research was on the delivery site. Only recently we notice a focus shift. Therefore, important issues to discuss are:
• (Why) should we look at the authoring process in adaptive educational hypermedia design?
• (How) does detecting authoring patterns help the process?
• (Why) do we need to consider cognitive styles in adaptive hypermedia?
• What do these seemingly unrelated topics have in common?
The workshop will also lead to a better understanding and cross-dissemination of used patterns extracted from existing design and authoring processes in AH. The results of the workshop should feed back in the European Community project ADAPT, carried out with the support of the European Community in the framework of the Socrates programme: http://wwwis.win.tue.nl/~acristea/HTML/Minerva/index.html
Moreover, the workshop has to be seen as a platform that enables the cooperation and information exchange with other related European and non-European projects, for mutual benefits.
The workshop continues the series opened with the:
“First International Workshop on Authoring of Adaptive and Adaptable Educational Hypermedia”, at the:
Official Workshop Site:
Workshop Papers (copy) site:
More results of the first workshop will appear shortly on the above site.
The workshop is targeted at all people working towards the discovery of patterns in adaptive hypermedia with special focus on the domain of education. The necessity of these patterns can be as a result of authoring push or AH system interfacing or ultimately open (adaptive) hypermedia or pull. This means that patterns can emerge from repetitive structures used by AH authors; alternatively, patterns can emerge from interface programs or interface languages between different adaptive hypermedia systems, or from trying to interface to the open adaptive hypermedia.
This includes researchers that are active in all these fields, as well as representatives of larger projects or networks dealing with these issues. We encourage these researchers to submit papers to the workshop on their latest results and ideas.
Moreover, the workshop is also targeted at people who
are interested to hear and discuss the state of the art and the future of this
important domain of adaptive hypermedia patterns. We encourage these
researchers to participate actively in the discussions for which time will be
especially allocated, as well as in the other interactive parts, such as
questionnaires and, if time allows it, demos.
ORGANIZATION OF THE WORKSHOP:
The workshop will reserve time dedicated to discussions. At these discussions, both people that have accepted papers at this workshop, as well as others interested in the topics, are welcomed.
Selected papers will be presented first, grouped by the major themes above. The participants will be also given open questions for reflection and discussion. After the paper presentations, the actual discussion will begin, based on the questions for reflection and the paper presentations. Both the presenters and the audience will be asked to contribute to the answering of these questions.
The workshop’s main aim is to bring together researchers working or interested in the emerging field of adaptive patterns for adaptive educational hypermedia authoring. We expect to extract and discuss these emerging patterns, smoothening the transition towards standard proposals in the field.
Participants are expected to leave with a better knowledge of the state of the art of the field, as well as to have a fruitful brain-storming session generating new ideas and opening new paths.
As this is a new field, we do not expect final results, but pointers towards some existing solutions and better approaches.
Results of the discussions and questionnaire
processing will be posted after the workshop on-line on the workshop site, as
is the case with the first edition of this workshop.
PAPERS AT THE WORKSHOP:
We welcome discussion proposals as well as research papers. Papers accepted for the workshop will be published in the workshop proceedings of the AH’04 conference (online).
Selected papers will also be invited for a Special Issue in the IFETS ETS journal.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR WORKSHOP
PAPERS: 14th of May
2004; earlier submission is encouraged. Please send an intention e-mail with a
title and a short intentional abstract as soon as you decide to submit.
WHERE TO SUBMIT THE PAPERS: firstname.lastname@example.org
PAPER FORMATTING: The proceedings of AH'2004 will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). The contributions of all workshops will be published together in supplementary proceedings to the AH'2004 proceedings. Please check http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for instructions on how to prepare submissions. For HTML submission; in order to have good on-line proceedings; a template will be provided.
WORKSHOP PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Olga De Troyer, Vrije Universiteit (Belgium)
Rik Min, Twente University (NL)
Marc Nanard, University of Montpelier (France)
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
Simos Retalis, University of Piraeus (Greece)
Gustavo Rossi, La Plata University (Argentina)
Daniel Schwabe, PUC - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Wieland Schwinger, University of Linz (Austria)