Call for papers and demos
2nd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning
to be held in conjunction with EC-TEL 2012, Saarbrucken (Germany)
September 18, 2012
Web page: http://teleurope.eu/artel12
Twitter hashtag: #artel12
Considering the multitude of views on awareness and reflection
distributed over a wide range of disciplines (CSCW, psychology,
educational sciences, computer science...) the workshop's theme is
encapsulated in the following question:
"What do awareness and reflection mean in the context of TEL, and how
can technologies support either?"
This workshop is a direct follow-up to last year's ECTEL workshops
"ARNETS11 (Awareness and Reflection in Learning Networks)" and "ALECR11
(Augmenting the Learning Experience with Collaborative Reflection)".
*** Objectives ***
The objective of this workshop is i) to provide a forum for presenting
and discussing research on awareness and reflection in TEL and ii) to
provide an interactive experience that connects participants' research,
the co-organizing projects' latest proto-types and models with real end
users' learning experiences and needs regarding reflection technology.
The target audience of ARTEL2012 are researchers and practitioners in
the field of TEL.
*** Format of the workshop ***
The workshop format will thus be a mixture of paper and demo
presentations, and sessions in which we will work to link theory and
existing prototypes (both from the involved projects and from the
presented papers and demos) to practical needs in educational and
professional settings. This link is expected to be of value to both
practitioners (in that research insights become more tangible), and to
researchers (in that insights and research pro-totypes become grounded
in practice. There will be a overall narrative trajectory throughout the
day moving from theory at the beginning of the workshop to pragmatic
implementations at the close.
*** Topics of interest ***
We are looking for original contributions that address the following
# Theoretical discussion of awareness and reflection in
Technology-Enhanced Learning, and related theoretical concepts (e.g.,
collaborative learning, creativity techniques, experiential learning, etc.)
# Methodologies to study awareness and reflection in the context of
# Empirical studies about technology support for awareness and reflection
# Technology (design, application, evaluation) that supports awareness
# Awareness of social context, knowledge, artefacts and processes
# Awareness and reflection in specific contexts, such as higher
education, work-integrated learning, learning networks, etc.
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished work. Demonstrations
# Full papers (max. 15 pages) that describe problems, needs, novel
approaches and frameworks within the scope of the workshop. Empirical
evaluation papers and industrial experience reports are welcome for
# Short papers (max. 7 pages) that state the position of the authors
within the scope of the workshop and describe solution concepts and work
# Posters and demo papers (2 pages) that summarize preliminary work results
Please submit your proposal via the ginkgo event management system at
All submitted contributions will be peer-reviewed by at least two
members of the program committee for originality, significance and
quality. The papers will be published in the CEUR-WS.org
(http://ceur-ws.org) workshops proceedings. Submissions should use the
Springer LNCS template
encourage you to produce your submission using LaTeX as typesetting tool
and the respective LaTeX template.
*** Important dates ***
30.06.2012 Submission Deadline
10.08.2012 Notification of Acceptance
30.08.2012 Camera-Ready Papers
*** Organizers ***
Adam Moore, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), @adam__moore
Viktoria Pammer, Know Center (Austria), @contextgroupkc
Lucia Pannese, imaginary (Italy), @lpannese
Michael Prilla, University of Bochum (Germany)
Kamakshi Rajagopal, Open Universiteit (Netherlands), @krajagopal
Wolfgang Reinhardt, University of Paderborn (Germany), @wollepb
Thomas Ullmann, The Open University (UK), @thomasullmann
Christian Voigt, Centre for Social Innovation (Germany), @chrvoigt
*** Supporting projects ***
ARTEL2012 pulls together research on awareness and reflection in
technology-enhanced learning across disciplines (psychology, educational
science, computer science) and across European TEL projects (MIRROR,
ImREAL, STELLAR, MATURE, TellNET, TelMap as co-organising projects).
# MIRROR (Reflective Learning at Work): http://www.mirror-project.eu/
# ImREAL (Immersive Reflective Experience-based Adaptive Learning):
# STELLAR: (Sustaining Technology Enhanced Learning at a LARge scale):
# MATURE (Knowledge Maturing): http://mature-ip.eu/
# TellNET (Teachers' Lifelong Learning Networks):
# TelMap (Possible Futures for Technology Enhanced Learning):
*** Background of the workshop ***
The 2nd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced
Learning (ARTEL 2012) builds upon several successful workshops.
# 1st European Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Learning Networks
(ARNets11). Workshop homepage: http://teleurope.eu/arnets11.
# Augmenting the Learning Experience with Collaboratice Reflection
(ALECR11). Workshop homepage: http://www.i-maginary.it/ectel2011/index.html.
# 1st Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Personal Learning
Environemnts (ARPLE11). Workshop homepage: http://teleurope.eu/arple11.
*** Background of the conference ***
The EC-TEL 2012: Seventh European Conference on Technology Enhanced
Learning will take place between the 18th and 21st of September 2012 in
Saarbrucken, Germany. This year's motto is 21st Century Learning for
21st Century Skills.
The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) is a
unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to
address current challenges and advances in the field. Through EC-TEL,
established and emerging researchers as well as practitioners,
entrepreneurs, and technology developers explore new collaborations,
strengthen networks, and compliment their core experience. For more
information visit: http://www.ec-tel.eu
The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).