Workshop on “Cross-Media and Personalized Learning Applications on top of Digital Libraries”

(LADL 2007)

20 September 2007, Budapest, Hungary

in conj. with the 11th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2007), 16-21 September, Budapest, Hungary

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One of the most important applications of Digital Libraries (DL) is learning. The tremendous proliferation of the Internet and the wealth of content that exists in Digital Libraries worldwide call for flexible solutions where content is not strictly bound with a particular learning plan but could be retrieved at run-time and ideally from many places and with different devices (corresponding to a variety of delivery channels) according to the learner needs and capabilities. In order for e-learning applications to exploit digital library contents some important issues should be addressed: the problem of interoperability between digital libraries and eLearning applications is an important one. Other important issues relate to personalization, to the cross media delivery and to the effective authoring of learning materials to be used in such a context. The traditional approaches follow an “one size fits all” tactic where courseware is statically (not on-demand) constructed for a large number of users, not taking into account individual needs of the learners or class of learners (e.g. learning style, educational level, previous knowledge).
The objective of the workshop is to discuss roles and functions of digital libraries as content providers within e-learning applications and services as well as the development of eLearning systems and application for cross-media delivery of learning experiences. Central questions here are, among others, the possible and context adapted use or reuse of digital library materials; the relevant production, management and publishing technologies for doing this; pragmatically relevant description and indexing of digital library material; the integration of e-learning standards in the description of material of a digital library; the definition and use of elearning publishing standards; the definition of appropriate organizational and workflow models taking into account the new, “virtual” cooperation between the traditionally separated activities of librarians and teachers.



Relevant topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:
- eLearning systems and applications on top of digital libraries
- Models for effective reuse of learning objects and digital library objects for e-learning solutions
- Interoperability between digital libraries and eLearning applications
- Ontologies and semantic approaches to eLearning
- Personalization of learning, learner modeling, adaptive sequencing of learning objects and adaptive instructional planning
- Access-on-Demand to digital libraries for ubiquitous learning
- Domain specific eLearning applications on top of digital libraries
- Practical solutions for the use of digital libraries for e-learning purposes.
- Systems, platforms and learning scenarios for cross-media learning
- New standards and abstract architectural models for integrated web, interactive TV and mobile applications
- Adaptation of existing metadata models for cross-media delivery of learning materials
- Authoring of learning materials for cross media-delivery
- Assessment and validation of cross-media delivery approaches for learning materials



Researchers are invited to submit papers (up to 10 pages including figures and references, shorter submission are welcome as well) reporting on original work in the above and related topics. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format by sending them as email attachments to by June 28, 2007. Submissions must follow the guidelines for the LNCS format provided by Springer. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, significance, soundness, and clarity.



Supporting Personalized Learning Experiences within the LOGOS Cross-Media Learning Platform [presentation]
Polyxeni Arapi, Nektarios Moumoutzis, Manolis Mylonakis, George Stylianakis, George Theodorakis

Log and MultiLingual Information Analysis to Personalize Access to the European Library [presentation]
Maristella Agosti, Tullio Coppotelli, Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Nicola Ferro, Eric van der Meulen

Personalized resource sequencing in digital libraries [presentation]
Sergio Gutierrez Santos, Abelardo Pardo, Carlos Delgado Kloos

Publishing E-learning Courses in Multi-Platform Environment [presentation]
Peter Bodnar, Markosz Maliosz

Hungarian Experiences of Using an Ontology-based Adaptive Knowledge Evaluation Approach in Teaching Business Informatics in a Mobile Learning Environment [presentation]
Reka Vas, Gabor Kismihok, Andrea Ko, Ildiko Szabo, Miklos Biro

Utilization of Digital Television Technologies for e-Learning [presentation]
Sandor Bozoki, Andras Gnandt, Gyorgy Sogrik

Repurposing digital audiovisual resources for user communities possessing different cultural and linguistic profiles [presentation]
Peter Stockinger

Development of Domain Ontology, Targeted to Creation of Learning Materials from Digital Archives [presentation]
Kamenka Staykova, Danail Dochev, Desislava Paneva, Lilia Pavlova-Draganova, Valia Saraydarova

Managing learning objects in large scale courseware authoring studio [presentation]
Ivo Marinchev, Ivo Hristov



At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and all workshop participants must pay the workshop registration fee of the ECDL 2007 ( conference.



Submission Deadline: June 28, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: July 21, 2007
Final Manuscript Due: July 31, 2007
Date of Workshop: September 20, 2007



The proceedings of the workshop will be published in a single volume and will also be made available on-line after the workshop. The printed proceedings will be available at the workshop.





Radoslav Pavlov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria



Stavros Christodoulakis, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece



Tiziana Catarci, Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
Danail Dochev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Gabor Feher, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
Yannis Ioannidis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Matthias Jarke, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Georgia Koutrika, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA, USA
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Radoslav Pavlov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Lyn Pemberton, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece
Peter Stockinger, Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris, France



Radoslav Pavlov (Chairman), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Zsolt Markus, Antenna Hungaria, Budapest, Hungary
Nektarios Moumoutzis, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece




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