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                                CALL FOR PAPERS 
                             2nd Special Track on 
                  Computer-based Knowledge & Skill Assessment
                    and Feedback in Learning Settings (CAF 2009)
                      Villach, Austria, September 23 - 24, 2009
                          http://www.iicm.edu/CAF2009
                             In conjunction with 
                       12th International Conference on 
                  Interactive Computer aided Learning (ICL 2009)
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CAF 2009  -  23. - 24. September 2009  -  Villach, Austria
First Special Track on
Computer-based Knowledge & Skill Assessment and Feedback in Learning
Settings (CAF)
Online Information: http://www.iicm.edu/CAF2009 
This CfP is also available as PDF: http://www.iicm.edu/CAF2009/CAF2009-CfP.pdf
This special track will take place during ICL 2008 in Villach, Austria
(23-25 September 2009) as a special program item. 
The Special Track CAF 2009 provides an interdisciplinary forum for
international scientists and practitioners to discuss various aspects of
computer-based knowledge & skill assessment in learning settings and based
on that feedback provision for students and teachers.
The International Conference on Interactive Computer aided Learning (ICL) is
an interdisciplinary conference which aims to focus on the exchange of
relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of
practical experiences in interactive computer aided learning.
Background
Our modern life at the beginning of the 21st century is strongly influenced
by effects such as rapidly changing and developing information,
technology-enhanced communication and information access, and new forms of
production and services in a globalized world. This situation requires
individuals to adapt their skills and competencies. Consequently,
educational objectives and societal expectations have changed significantly
in recent years. Modern learning settings must consider learning community
aspects as well as learner-centered, knowledge-centered and
assessment-centered aspects.
By focusing on the assessment, this concept can be further distinguished in
(1) summative assessment, performed at the end of a set of learning
activities, and (2) formative assessment, which is intended to give
continuous feedback to students and teachers. The latter mentioned formative
assessment gives information about the current state of knowledge and/or the
degree of knowledge acquisition within learning activities.
Assessment is an important component of modern teaching and learning
processes in face-to-face courses as well as in e-learning environments; it
provides valuable feedback to teachers and students which allows the
revision and adaptation of teaching and learning activities. Furthermore,
assessment activities and results can also be utilized for building and
strengthening metacognitive skills. However, continuous and frequent
assessment in learning processes may cause excessive efforts and costs.
Therefore, computer-assisted assessment systems (CaAS) and computer-based
assessment systems (CbAS) have become of increasing interest over the years.
Assessment systems may support parts or the entire chain of the assessment
lifecycle. This lifecycle includes authoring and management of assessment
items, compilation of specific tests, performance of assessments, and
compilation and management results. Additionally, emerging interest in the
sharing and re-use of assessment items or compiled assessment tests and the
exchangeability of assessment outcomes has resulted in standardization
efforts, such as the IMS Question & Test Interoperability Specification (IMS
QTI).
The special track will bring together international researchers as well as
practitioners from different organisations who will have plenty of time for
networking and real-world knowledge sharing.
 We invite submissions that deal with issues including, but not limited to:
•	Aspects of formative and summative assessment
•	History and challenges of e-assessment
•	Computer-supported assessment rubric
•	Computer-based knowledge & skill assessment for individuals and groups
•	Computer-supported peer assessment for individuals and groups
•	Computer-supported self-assessment and group assessment
•	Computer-based student and teacher feedback about knowledge state and
acquisition
•	Computer-based assessment in adaptive e-learning
•	Web 2.0 and assessment & feedback for individual and group learning
•	Automated essay grading
•	Natural short answer assessment
•	Assessment and feedback in computer-based simulations
•	Assessment and feedback in game-based learning settings
•	Test & training data and evaluation procedures
•	Reuse, Interoperability and Standardization
•	Security and Privacy
Important Dates
•	21 June 2009: Submission of the full papers (8 pages)
•	31 July 2009: Notification of acceptance
•	31 Aug. 2009: Camera ready version (8 pages)
•	23.-25. Sept. 2009: ICL 2009 Conference
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Submission Procedure
File Types: Word for Windows
Language: English (British or US)
Style Guides & Template: http://www.icl-conference.org/template.doc
Paper Submission System: Please use the Electronic Submission Page
http://www.conftool.com/icl-conference/
 In case of problems or questions concerning the submission of papers,
please contact the track chairs at [log in to unmask]
Notification of Acceptance and Publishing
Accepted papers will be published within the ICL conference proceedings. At
least one author has to register within 2 weeks after the notification of
acceptance to be included into the conference programme (15. Aug. 2009).
Authors fee is applicable only once per paper!
Some authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their paper for
publication in the "European Journal of Open and Distance Learning" (EURODL)
or the "International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning" (iJET).
CAF 2009 Chair
Christian Gütl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
CAF 2009 Organization team
Alexander Nussbaumer, University of Graz, Austria
Mohammad Smadi, Graz University of Technology, Austria
CAF 2009 Program Committee (preliminary, to be extended)
•	Dietrich Albert, University of Graz, Austria
•	Vanessa Chang, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
•	Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Denmark
•	Heinz Dreher, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
•	Samir A. El-Seoud, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan
•	Baltasar Fernández-Manjón, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
•	Catherine P. Fulford, University of Hawaii,USA
•	Michael Granitzer, Know-Center Graz, Austria
•	Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
•	Narayanan Kulathuramaiyer, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
•	Stephanie Linek, Universität Graz, Austria
•	Bhaskar Mehta, Google, Switzerland
•	Sven Meyer zu Eissen, Bayer Business Services, Germany
•	Diane Salter, University of Hong Kong, China
•	Sandra Schaffert, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria
•	Benno Stein, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
•	Daniela Tuparova, South Western University, Bulgarian
•	Sandra HelenWilliams, Open University UK, UK
•	SylviaWong, Aston University, UK
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Further Information:
•	Information about ICL 2009: http://www.icl-conference.org/
•	Travel Information: http://www.icl-conference.org/accom.htm 
•	Tourist Informaton: http://www.villach.at/inhalt/englisch/18271.htm


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Mohammad Smadi
PhD Student
Institute for Information Systems and Computer Media (IICM)
Faculty of Computer Science
Graz University of Technology
Brückenkopfgasse 1, 8020 Graz, Austria
Tel: +43 (316) 873 5662
Fax: +43 (316) 873 5699
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