CfP – Track on Adaptive Learning via Interactive, Collaborative and Emotional Approaches (ALICE)

The Learning Ideas Conference

Call for Proposals – Special Conference Track on  Adaptive Learning via Interactive, Collaborative and Emotional Approaches (ALICE)

Special Track – Proposal Submission Deadline: February 15, 2021

To submit a proposal to the ALICE track, use this ALICE proposal submission form.

Scope and Objectives of the ALICE Track

Learning engineers often argue that learners must be meaningfully engaged in the learning process in order for effective learning to occur. Engaging learners throughout an entire course is one of the most significant issues in online education, and current technologies have the potential to help us increase learner engagement. Educational technologies are more effective, interactive, and easily accessible than ever. Moreover, artificial intelligence approaches, such as pedagogical conversational agents and emotional learning, promise to create beneficial synergies to relevant learning dimensions, resulting in students’ greater participation and performance while lowering drop-out rates and improving satisfaction and retention levels.

The ALICE Special Track at The Learning Ideas Conference 2021 follows the previous 10 editions of the ALICE Workshop Series, which aims to provide a forum for innovations in learning engineering that have been designed to improve learners’ engagement and teachers’ experiences. Works that combine adaptive techniques with approaches based on conversational agents, interactive data analytics, affective computing, collaborative learning, gamification and e-assessment are welcome.

Academic researchers, professionals, and practitioners are invited to submit a proposal to the ALICE track to report their ideas, models, designs and experiences on the proposed topics. Empirical results from real users in learning and training settings at scale (e.g., MOOCs and other large-scale courses) are particularly welcome in order to evaluate and discuss the impact of the proposed innovations.

Suggested topics for this track on learning engineering include, but are not limited to:

Chatbots and conversational agents for online education

Learning and academic analytics and educational data mining

Motivation, metacognition, and affective aspects of learning

Collaborative and social learning

Intelligent tutoring systems

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

New forms of e-assessment

Gamification and serious games for education

Artificial intelligence and ethics in online education

Knowledge-based models and technologies for online education

Key dates for the ALICE track

Proposals due:
February 15, 2021, 9 PM EST

Notifications to Authors/Presenters:
March 1, 2021

Signed Presenter Forms due
(accepted presenters only):
March15, 2021

Papers Due
(only for those presenters with accepted proposals in this track; papers are required for ALICE track presenters):
March 31, 2021

Notifications to Authors Regarding Paper Acceptance:
April 15, 2021

Final Papers Due (Camera-Ready):
April 30, 2021

Program committee for the ALICE track

ALICE Track Co-chairs
Santi Caballé, Ph.D.
Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

Nicola Capuano, Ph.D.
University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy

ALICE Track Program Committee
Jordi Conesa, Ph.D.
Open University of Catalonia, Spain

Joan Casas, Ph.D.
Open University of Catalonia, Spain

Antonio Sarasa, Ph.D.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Thanasis Daradoumis, Ph.D.
University of the Aegean, Greece

Christian Gütl, Ph.D.
Graz University of Technology, Austria

Giuseppina Rita Mangione, Ph.D.
Institute of Educational Documentation, Innovation and Research, Italy

Agathe Merceron, Ph.D.
Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany

Anna Pierri, Ph.D.
University of Salerno, Italy

Mohammad Al-Smadi, Ph.D.
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Krassen Stefanov, Ph.D.
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria

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