Adaptive Hypermedia 2008
Workshops  > Technologies for Mobile and Wireless Adaptive Elearning Environments 
Workshop 6: Technologies for Mobile and Wireless Adaptive Elearning Environments
Organizers: Dr. Cristina Hava Muntean, Dr. Gabriel-Miro Muntean, Dr. Jennifer McManis
Duration: full day

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Currently there are significant efforts in e-learning to enable anytime, anywhere access to educational material for an increasingly diverse population. Anytime, anywhere access presents challenges in delivering educational content suitable to diverse device types and network conditions. The large diversity in the student population indicates that a one-size-fits-all approach to content delivery may not be suitable, but rather content should be tailored to an individual's learning requirements and preferences.

At the same time, learner's expectations regarding the type and quality of content have risen rapidly in recent times, driven largely by their experience with electronic entertainment. Recently, advancements in device and network-related technologies have triggered users' interest in game-based, multimedia-oriented and/or wireless and mobile education. This interest supports research into innovative educational content delivery and presentation techniques.

There are various mobile terminals (e.g. smartphones, PDA, etc) which differ in terms of data reception, processing and presentation. Wireless networks such as WiFi and 3G enable the anytime, anywhere paradigm. However these networks differ from traditional wired networks and from each other in terms of characteristics such as bandwidth, level of congestion, mobility support and even cost of transmission.

Increasingly learners seek value for money, have different Quality of Service requirements and wish to access a greater variety of rich media content from any device over any network. Therefore it is important to enable their access to the educational material that best suits their goals, budget constraints, device characteristics and provide them with an adequate Quality of Experience (QoE) during the learning process.

Adaptive Hypermedia Systems (AHS) identify user categories and deliver differentiated content tailored to individuals or groups based on user characteristics such as knowledge, skills, capabilities, interests and preferences and, more recently, according to device type. However, it is not always feasible to deliver an unlimited amount of material given the variety of devices and connections that might be used to access the content. Delivering audio and video content presents a particular challenge due to both high bandwidth and timing requirements.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and developers from various related areas to share their knowledge and experience, to discuss current state of the art in mobile and wireless-based adaptive e-learning and to present innovative techniques and solutions that support a personalized learning process involving media rich content delivered via wireless networks to mobile devices.

Workshop topics of interest include, but are not restricted, to:
  • Learner Quality of Experience
  • Personalised rich media educational content delivery
  • Technologies for wireless and mobile learning
  • Evaluation of wireless and mobile learning systems
  • Device-oriented adaptive e-learning solutions
  • Network condition-based personalization of e-learning content
  • Architectures for wireless and mobile learning systems
  • User budget-oriented personalization of content delivery
  • Heterogeneous wireless network-based e-learning solutions

Organisation

The workshop will focus on paper presentations followed by questions and answers. Target audience will include the authors of the papers accepted at the workshop and any other participant at the AH conference.

Submissions

Full papers: 8-10 pages - original mature research results
Short papers: 4-6 pages - original ongoing research

Important dates and deadlines

Submission deadline: April 14, 2008 (EXTENDED April, 21, 2008)
Notification of acceptance or rejection: May 14, 2008
Final versions due: June 1, 2008
Workshop: July 29, 2008
Main conference: July 28 - August 1, 2008

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.

All submissions must be formatted according to Springer LNCS guidelines and submitted as informed by the workshop website. All submissions will undergo a thorough reviewing and refereeing process in order to decide on acceptance. The submissions should be in the format of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Please check: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for instructions on how to prepare submissions.

Send your submissions to all following three emails, with subject: "AH2008 Workshop submission"
  • cmuntean (at) ncirl.ie
  • munteang (at) eeng.dcu.ie
  • mcmanisj (at) eeng.dcu.ie.

Technical Programme Committee Members
Dr. Sherry Y Chen, Brunel University, UK
Dr. Owen Conlan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Carol Savill-Smith - Learning and Skills Network, London, UK
Prof. Mike Sharples, Nottingham University, UK
Dr. Stefanie Lindstaedt - Know-Center, Graz, Austria
Sabine Moebs, Dublin City University, Ireland
Dr. Markus Eisenhauer - Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, Germany

User Modeling Inc. Leibniz University Hanover L3S Research Center Adaptive Hypermedia 2008 Conference Website
Eelco Herder (L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany)