Scope

Education is the cornerstone of any society and it serves as one of the foundations for many of its social values and characteristics. Different methodologies and intelligent technologies are employed for creating Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) solutions. Solutions are intelligent when they are rooted in artificial intelligence, stand-alone or inter-connected to others. They target not only cognitive processes but also motivational, personality or emotional factors. In particular, recommendation mechanisms enable us to tailor learning to different contexts and people, e.g., by considering their personality. The use of learning analytics also helps us augment learning opportunities for learners and educators alike, e.g., learning analytics can support self-regulated learning or adaptation of the learning material. Besides technologies, methods help create novel TEL opportunities. Methods come from different fields, such as education psychology or medicine, and from diverse communities co-working with people, such as making communities and participatory design communities. Methods and technologies are also used to investigate and enhance learning for “fragile users”, like children, elderly people, or people with special needs.

The 9th edition of this conference calls for novel research in TEL and expands the topics of the previous editions. It looks for papers discussing how diverse methods or technologies are employed to create novel approaches to TEL, valuable TEL experiences or innovative TEL solutions.

As it is traditional of MIS4TEL, also this edition aims at catering for different perspectives and having complementary voices (e.g., engineering, computer science, education, medicine).

MIS4TEL 2019 will be held in Ávila (Spain) on June 26th-28th, 2019, in parallel with the PAAMS'19 International Conference.

Topics

Technologies and technology-based solutions for TEL

  • AI technologies and tools for TEL
  • Agent-based and multi-agent TEL systems
  • Knowledge representation, reasoning and management systems for TEL
  • Natural language systems for TEL
  • Recommendation, personalisation and adaptation in TEL systems
  • Social networks for TEL
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for TEL
  • Internet of things (IoT) solutions for TEL
  • Smart solutions or environments for TEL
  • Wearable technologies for TEL
  • Robotics for TEL
  • Augmented reality environments for TEL
  • Games for TEL or gamified TEL
  • Sharing and interoperability between TEL environments

Human-centred methodologies and experiences for TEL

  • Methodologies for personalisation, user modelling and adaptation in TEL
  • Methodologies for recommendation systems and user modelling in TEL
  • Methodologies for fostering motivation and engagement in TEL
  • Methodologies for the design of accessible and usable TEL systems
  • Methodologies for including different voices in the design process of TEL
  • Methodologies for informal learning for TEL
  • Methodologies for fostering TEL in small, medium and large companies
  • Methodologies or approaches from game design and gamification for TEL
  • Novel experiences and studies (e.g., case studies, ethnographic studies, field studies, experimentations) with methodologies for TEL

Learning analytics for TEL

  • Big data and data visualisation in TEL
  • Learning analytics for curriculum design
  • Learning analytics for personalising the learner experience
  • Learning analytics for predicting behaviour
  • Learning analytics for designing learning interventions
  • Learning analytics for stakeholders

Doctoral Consortium

The aim of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a frame where students can present their on going research work and meet other students and researchers, and obtain feedback on future research directions.

The Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who have a specific research proposal and some preliminary results, but who are still far from completing their dissertation.

All proposals submitted to the Doctoral Consortium will undergo a thorough reviewing process with the aim to provide detailed and constructive feedback. The accepted submissions will be presented at the Doctoral Consortium and published in the conference proceedings.

Submissions

Review process

MIS4TEL welcomes the submission of papers with preference to the topics listed in the call for papers. All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process. Each contribution will be refereed by at least by two experts in the field using the following set of criteria; relevance, originality, significance, quality and clarity.

The papers must consist of original, relevant and previously unpublished sound research efforts related to any of the topics of the conference.

Submitting papers

MIS4TEL papers must be formatted according to the Springer AISC Template, with a maximum length of 8 pages in length (4 pages in Doctoral Consortium), including figures and references. All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form, in PDF format, using the Paper Submission Page.

Publication

Springer Verlag

Accepted papers will be included in the MIS4TEL Proceedings published by AISC series of Springer Verlag (http://www.springer.com/series/11156). At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend MIS4TEL to present the paper in order to have it included in the conference proceedings.

Special Issues

Authors of selected papers from MIS4TEL 2019 will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to special issue in diffetent journals.

Neurocomputing
(TENTATIVE) Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2019 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Section published in Neurocomputing (JCR 2016 Neurocomputing: 3,317).
Neurocomputing
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2019 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in ADCAIJ (ISSN: 2255-2863, indexed in DOAJ, ProQuest, Scholar, WorldCat, Dialnet, Sherpa ROMEO, Dulcinea, UlrichWeb, Emerging Sources Citation Index of Thomson Reuters, BASE y Academic Journals Database)

Important dates

  • Main Track - Paper submission deadline: 4th February, 2019
  • Special Sessions - Paper submission deadline: 4th February, 2019
  • Doctoral Consortium - Paper submission deadline: 1st March, 2019

  • Notification of acceptance: 11th March, 2019
  • Camera-Ready papers due: 29th March, 2019
  • Conference Celebration: 26th-28th June, 2019

Committee

Steering Committee

  • Pierpaolo Vittorini - University of L'aquila, Italy
  • Rosella Gennari - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Tania Di Mascio - University of L’Aquila (Italy)
  • Fernando De la Prieta - University of Salamanca, Spain

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