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Thu Feb 25 2010

Calls: Computational Ling, Lang Acquisition, Text/Corpus Ling/Germany

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        1.    Maja Bärenfänger, Language Technology and Text-Technological Methods for E-Learning

Message 1: Language Technology and Text-Technological Methods for E-Learning
Date: 24-Feb-2010
From: Maja Bärenfänger <maja.baerenfaengergermanistik.uni-giessen.de>
Subject: Language Technology and Text-Technological Methods for E-Learning
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Full Title: Language Technology and Text-Technological Methods for E-Learning

Date: 08-Sep-2010 - 08-Sep-2010
Location: Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany
Contact Person: Maja Bärenfänger
Meeting Email: maja.baerenfaengergermanistik.uni-giessen.de
Web Site: http://konvens2010.de/workshop_en.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition;
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 16-May-2010

Meeting Description:

Language Technology and Text-Technological Methods for E-Learning

Workshop to be held in conjunction with the 10th KONVENS ('Konferenz zur
Verarbeitung Natürlicher Sprache', Conference on Natural Language Processing)
Date: September 8, 2010
Location: Universität des Saarlands, Saarbrücken (Germany)

Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: May 16, 2010

Theme and Scope
The relevance of E-Learning has grown in the past ten years, both in academic
and non-university environments. While most of the efforts done in the first
decade concentrated on the creation of E-Learning platforms (Learning Management
Systems), a second aspect, which became relevant during the last five years, was
research on the didactic part of E-Learning, trying to locate a place for the
technically enhanced learning scenarios in the wider range of learning in
general. For theses reasons often only Computer Science and Educational Science
are meant as academic disciplines that drive the innovation, it is a fact that
in addition Computational Linguistics and Text Technology are playing an
important role, too. Examples of activities of both disciplines are ICALL, CALL
and other NLP-related tasks and methods used in E-Learning applications, as well
as the use of linguistic corpora for E-Learning, and E-Learning-related
standards and specifications (e.g. IEEE LOM, SCORM, IMS Learning Design).

Although research in these fields is often followed separately from each other,
both research perspectives on E-Learning share two global tasks: 1. The
implementation of adaptive and personalized learning, 2. the (semi-)automation
of generating and retrieving learning objects, tests, glossaries or the like.
The first task is either accomplished in the framework of ICALL and the use of
NLP-methods (Computational Linguistics and Computer Science), or by adopting
standards and specifications like SCORM, IMS Simple Sequencing or IMS Learning
Design (Text Technology). With regard to the second task, computational
linguists often rely amongst others on machine learning techniques or
statistical methods, while Text Technology often focus on the step further
ahead: the modeling of sustainable learning content using text-technological
methods and tools (such as markup languages, open corpora or user generated
content), which may be both automatically recombined and retrieved on the basis
of the information provided by their annotation.

This workshop focus on the generation, modeling and retrieval of flexible
learning objects, learning scenarios, or learning sequences, as well as on
E-Learning as a research question included in but not limited to the following
application fields:
- (Intelligent) Computer-Assisted Language Learning
- NLP methods in E-Learning applications (e.g. Assessment and Feedback,
Generation of Content, Tests, Glossaries or the like)
- Ontologies in the context of E-Learning
- Linguistic corpora as a resource for E-Learning
- User generated content in the context of E-Learning

Invited Speakers
- Iryna Gurevych (TU Darmstadt)
- Erik Duval (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

- Maja Bärenfänger (Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen)
- Maik Stührenberg (Universität Bielefeld)

Program Committee
- Delphine Bernhard (LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France)
- Lothar Lemnitzer (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften)
- Henning Lobin (Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen)
- Cerstin Mahlow (Universität Zürich)
- Michael Piotrowski (Universität Zürich)
- Fridolin Wild (Open University)
- Magdalena Wolska (Universität des Saarlands, Saarbrücken)

Important Dates
- Deadline for submission (extended abstract or full paper): May 16, 2010
- Notification of acceptance: July 6, 2010
- Workshop: September 8, 2010
- Camera-ready full Paper due: October 16, 2010

Submission Format
We welcome contributions in the form of extended abstracts (not longer than 4
pages, including bibliography and figures). As the review process will be
anonymous, your submission must not contain the author(s) name(s) and
affiliation(s), or other indications of the author(s) identity. Each submission
will be blind reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee.

The workshop languages are English and German. We encourage the submission of
contributions in English. Submission should be done via EasyChair at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=elcl2010 by May 16, 2010.
Accepted papers will be published in the form of full papers (not longer than 10
pages) in a special issue of the Journal for Language Technology and
Computational Linguistics (JLCL). Full papers should be submitted by October 16,

If you need further information please don't hesitate to contact either Maik
Stührenberg (maik.stuehrenberg(at)uni-bielefeld.de) or Maja Bärenfänger

Important Note: Authors of accepted papers must register as participants for
KONVENS 2010, even if they intend to participate in the workshop only.
Additional fees for the Workshop are 5 EUR.
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