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Calls: Computational Ling, Lang Documentation, Semantics/Malta

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        1.    Helene Mazo, Workshop on Supporting e-Learning with Language Resources and Semantic Data

Message 1: Workshop on Supporting e-Learning with Language Resources and Semantic Data
Date: 07-Jan-2010
From: Helene Mazo <mazoelda.org>
Subject: Workshop on Supporting e-Learning with Language Resources and Semantic Data
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Full Title: Workshop on Supporting e-Learning with Language Resources and
Semantic Data

Date: 22-May-2010 - 22-May-2010
Location: Valletta, Malta
Contact Person: Paola Monachesi
Meeting Email: P.Monachesiuu.nl

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Documentation; Semantics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2010

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Supporting e-Learning with Language Resources and Semantic Data
Date: 22/5/2010
To take place within the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
(LREC 2010) Valletta, Malta http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2010/

Call for Papers

Background
Language resources are of crucial importance not only for research and
development in language and speech technology but also for eLearning
applications. In addition, the increasingly availability of semantically
interpreted data in the WEB 3.0 is creating a huge impact in semantic
technology. Social media applications such as Delicious, Flikr, You tube,
Facebook, provide us with data in the form of tags and interactions among
users.

We believe that the exploitation of semantic data (emerging both from the
Semantic Web and from social media) and language resources will drive the next
generation eLearning platforms. The integration of these technologies within
eLearning applications should also facilitate access to learning material
in developing economies.

The workshop aims at bringing together computational linguists, language
resources developers, knowledge engineers, social media researchers and
researchers involved in technology-enhanced learning as well as developers of
eLearning material, ePublishers and eLearning practitioners. It will provide a
forum for interaction among members of different research communities, and a
means for attendees to increase their knowledge and understanding of the
potential of language resources in eLearning. We will especially target
eLearning practitioners in the Mediterranean Partner Countries.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Relevance of language resources, semantic data (i.e. ontologies, social media
data) and tools in eLearning;
- Use of social media applications and social networks in enhancing eLearning;
- Methods to link semantic description of learning objects to semantic web
data;
- Ontology Design in the eLearning domain;
- Different methods of employing LRs such as written and spoken corpora,
grammars, lexicons, and linguistic databases in eLearning;
- Use of multilingual language resources in facilitating knowledge exchange
within eLearning applications;
- Use of language and speech technology for improvement of language learning
applications;
- Use of language and speech technology to provide feedback in eLearning
applications;
- Exploitation of semantic data and language resources for the development of
intelligent functionalities in eLearning systems;
- Collaborative development of semantic data describing learning objects;
- Methods to re-use linked data in the development of learning objects;
- eLearning applications enhanced with language technology tools and semantic
data in facilitating education access in Mediterranean partner countries.

Submissions
Abstracts should be 5 pages long and submitted through the START Conference
Manager submission site: https://www.softconf.com/lrec2010/E-learning2010/
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and should adhere
to the style sheet.

When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide
essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies,
standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in
the paper or are a new result of your research. For further information on this
new initiative, please refer to
http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2010/?LREC2010-Map-of-Language-Resources

Important Dates
Submission of abstracts: 15 February 2010
Notification of acceptance: 22 March 2010
Final version for the proceedings: 28 March 2010

Organisers
Paola Monachesi, University of Malta and Utrecht University
Alfio Massimiliano Gliozzo, ISTC-CNR
Eline Westerhout ,Utrecht University

Programme Committee
Claudio Baldassarre (Open University)
Roberto Basili (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Eva Blomqvist (ISTC -CNR)
Antonio Branco (University of Lisbon)
Dan Cristea (University of Iaşi)
Ernesto William De Luca (TU Berlin)
Philippe Dessus (Univ. Pierre-Mendès-France, Grenoble)
Claudio Giuliano (FBK-irst)
Wolfgang Greller (Open University of the Netherlands)
Alessio Gugliotta (Innova spa)
Jamil Itmazi (Palestine Ahliya University)
Susanne Jekat (Zürich Winterthur Hochschule)
Vladislav Kubon (Charles University Prague)
Lothar Lemnitzer (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften)
Stefanie Lindstaedt (Know-Center, Graz)
Angelo Marco Luccini (INSEAD)
Manuele Manente (JOGroup)
Dunja Mladenic (J. Stefan Institute)
Mattew Montebello (University of Malta)
Jad Najjar (WU Vienna)
Valentina Presutti, STLab (ISTC - CNR)
Adam Przepiorkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Mike Rosner (University of Malta)
Doaa Samy (Cairo University)
Khaled Shaalan (Cairo University)
Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Stefan Trausan-Matu (University of Bucarest)
Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg)
Fridolin Wild (Open University)
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