Call for Papers

iknowToday, the keynote speakers for i-KNOW 2013 have been announced:

I would like to use this opportunity to draw your attention to the Call for Papers. Science 2.0 is an important part of the conference. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • New Publication and Research Processes
  • Opportunities and Challenges for Researchers and Research organizations
  • New Indicator Systems to Measure Scientific Quality
  • Awareness-support for Science 2.0 Activities
  • New Paradigms for Scientific Communication
  • New Feedback Mechanisms among Researchers and between Science and Society
  • Empirical Studies on the Use of Web 2.0 Tools for Science 2.0
  • Recommender Systems in Science 2.0
  • Virtual Research Environments
  • Digital Research Libraries
  • Applications in and for Science 2.0
  • Crowd-sourcing in Science
  • Robust Methods for dealing with Noisy Crowd-sourced Data
  • Data Schemes and Interoperability Formats
  • Social Mining and Metadata Extraction in Academic Resources
  • Metadata Quality and Quality Assessment
  • Design and architecture of data sharing facilities
  • Semantic Web Standards for Science 2.0
  • Systems design accounting for standardized data sets

Other tracks include social computing, visual analytics & information visualization, knowledge managementknowledge discovery & data mining, and mobile computing. The deadline for full paper submissions is April 1, 2013. You can find all submission information and the full Call for Papers here.


5 September 2012
Graz, Austria

Science 2.0 deals with the involvement of the web in science. It spans from the utilization of Web 2.0 tools and technologies in research to a more open and sharing approach to science. Some definitions of Science 2.0 even include notions of a methodological change due to the abundance of data, and the nature of the socio-technical systems on the web. For this special track, we would like to address four issues in Science 2.0 that have proven both promising and challenging at the same time:

  1. The management of scientific data, both primary and secondary data (such as publication metadata, and other scientific content on the web) as a precondition for Science 2.0.
  2. The recommendation of people and resources as a consequential next step in an exponentially growing scientific environment.
  3. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of science based on data from scholarly communication on the web.
  4. The change in scientific practices due to the involvement of Science 2.0 tools and technologies in the research process and the effects this has on science itself.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Definition of data schemes and interoperability formats
  • Semantic Web standards for Science 2.0
  • Social mining and metadata extraction in academic resources
  • Metadata quality and quality assessment
  • Design and architecture of data sharing facilities
  • Systems design accounting for standardized data sets
  • Applications for recommendation in science
  • Specific challenges for recommendation in science
  • Information retrieval in academic papers
  • Recommendation algorithms and quality indicators
  • Changes in scientific practices due to Web 2.0
  • Methodological issues and interdisciplinarity in Science 2.0
  • Opportunities and threats for researchers and research organizations
  • Applications in and for Science 2.0
  • Awareness-support for Science 2.0 activities
  • Crowd-sourcing in science
  • Robust methods for dealing with noisy crowd sourced data

Important Dates

30 April 2012: Submission of full papers (8 pages) and demos (4 pages)
31 May 2012: Notification of acceptance
30 June 2012: Camera ready version (8 pages)
5 Sept.-7 Sept. 2012: i-KNOW 2012 Conference

Submission Procedure

We are inviting research papers of up to 8 pages including references and an optional appendix. Furthermore, we invite demos for the special track. Demo submissions should consist of a 4 page description that allows us to judge the quality of your demonstration. The Conference Proceedings of i-KNOW 2012 will be published by ACM ICPS.

Paper Submission Details:

In case of problems or questions concerning the submission of papers, please contact the track chairs at pkraker[at]

Notification of Acceptance and Publishing

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 31 May 2012. Accepted papers and demos will be included in the Conference Proceedings. The Conference Proceedings of i-KNOW 2012 will be published by ACM ICPS. At least one author of an accepted paper must register for i-KNOW 2012 before the deadline for camera ready versions (30 June 2012) in order to get the paper published in the conference proceedings.

Chairs of Science 2.0

The organization team of the Science 2.0 Special Track consists of the following people:

  • Peter Kraker, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
  • Roman Kern, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
  • Kris Jack, Mendeley (UK)

Program Committee (preliminary)

  • Hendrik Drachsler, Open Universiteit Nederland (Netherlands)
  • Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
  • Olivier Ferret, CEA Saclay Nano-INNOV (France)
  • Michael Granitzer, University of Passau (Germany)
  • Greg Grefenstette, Exalead (France)
  • Paul Groth, VU University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Denis Gillet, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Min-Yen Kan, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
  • Daniel Lemire, LICEF Research Center (Canada)
  • Isabella Peters, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (Germany)
  • Jason Priem, University of North Carolina (United States)
  • Wolfgang Reinhardt, University of Paderborn (Germany)
  • Katrin Weller, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (Germany)
  • Fridolin Wild, The Open University (UK)

With this year’s IJTEL Young Researcher Special Issue close to being printed, we are already starting a second iteration. The theme for the next issue are state-of-the-art papers. These papers should be written from an interdisciplinary point of view, and they should contain a section on research challenges that arise from the state-of-the-art. As last year, submissions from PhDs and young post-docs are welcome. If you are interested, don’t forget to join our group on TELeurope, and discuss your idea with other interested young researchers. We are looking forward to your contributions! Full CfP below.

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning  (IJTEL)

Call for Papers

Young Researcher Special Issue on: “State-of-the-Art in TEL”

Guest Editors:
Peter Kraker, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Moshe Leiba, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Martina Rau, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Derick Leony and Israel Gutiérrez Rojas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Dirk Börner, Open Universiteit in the Netherlands, The Netherlands
Antigoni Parmaxi, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Wolfgang Reinhardt, University of Paderborn, Germany

IJTEL invites paper submissions for a special issue targeting young researchers in the community of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). This call encourages a review of the state-of-the-art in TEL topics, accompanied by a description of the current and future work carried out by the authors researching within these topics.

This special issue is directed at all young researchers such as post-graduate students, PhD students and post-docs working in topics related to TEL both in academia and industry, and from different disciplines of the community (technologists, educationists, psychologists, etc.).

The purpose of the issue is manifold: (a) to provide a better overview of TEL research lines; (b) to investigate and expand current TEL research themes; (c) to promote international and multidisciplinary collaboration and the exchange of ideas among young researchers; (d) to encourage young researchers to formalise their research questions, topics and methodologies.

Young researchers are invited to submit articles with reviews of state-of-the-art researchin any TEL-related area. Each focal area covered in this issue shall provide an authoritative, timely, accessible and critical overview on recent developments that are pertinent for TEL. The reviews should not only summarise existing literature, but also analyse, synthesise and interpret the state-of-the-art in a novel framework for thought. For example this can be done:

  • by identifying different theories and/or approaches;
  • by classifying different research waves (see e.g. Lesk 1995);
  • by elaborating different dimensions (see e.g. Sire et al. 2011);
  • by developing a taxonomy;
  • or by elaborating tensions, disagreements, etc. between the different works of the past.

It is furthermore expected that reviews are written from an interdisciplinary point of view. This means that every article is expected to provide references from at least three disciplines: education, psychology and technology. Furthermore, articles are required to include a section on research challenges that emerge from the state-of-the-art. These challenges must be substantiated by a concrete scenario. Articles that do not follow these basic guidelines will not be considered for publication.

Lesk, M. 1996. The seven ages of information retrieval. UDT Occasional Papers, 5.
Sire, S., Bogdanov, E., Gillet, D., Palmer, M., et al. 2011. Introducing qualitative dimensions to analyse the usefulness of Web 2.0 platforms as PLEs. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 3(1).

Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Effective learning strategies, models and methodologies
  • Deployment of ICTs in educational practice
  • Web 2.0 and TEL
  • Semantic web and TEL
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
  • TEL and knowledge management
  • Emotional and motivational aspects of TEL
  • Adaptive and personalised hypermedia for TEL
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive technologies for TEL
  • Intelligent tutoring systems and automated feedback
  • TEL practices in different educational/learning contexts
  • Policies for the promotion of TEL in education
  • Educational games
  • 3D virtual environments
  • Augmented reality in TEL
  • Connecting learners through TEL
  • Orchestrating TEL
  • Interoperability in TEL
  • Learning analytics and educational data mining
  • Formative assessment and feedback
  • Ambient displays and wearable devices
  • Visualisation techniques for learning
  • Awareness and reflection in TEL

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Submission deadline for full paper: 28 February, 2012

Authors’ notification for full paper: 16 April, 2012

Final paper submission: 5 June, 2012

Editors and Notes

All articles submitted for this special issue will be subject to a one-stage review process. Authors should submit a full article which will be subjected to a double blind peer review before publication. Articles must not exceed 15 pages,and in alignment with common standards for literature reviews, they are expected to include 50 or more references.

Authors should register on TELeurope, login, and join the group “IJTEL Young Researcher Special Issue”.  This call, as well as the submission instructions, can then be found on the group’s page “Call for Papers YRSI 2012”. Additionally, authors can use the group’s discussion section to outline, discuss, and get feedback on their initial ideas. Furthermore, the clinic provides a platform for furthering cross-fertilisation among authors. Authors who would like to invite co-authors to submit a joint paper can indicate that fact when discussing their ideas. People who are interested in a collaboration can then express their interest and leave their contact information, so that the proposal’s responsible authors can contact them.

In the last few weeks I have put a lot of time and effort to help organising a number of events. Each of them would deserve its own post, but due to time constraints (both on my side and with some of the deadlines coming up already), I will only give a quick overview right now and follow up on them later:

  • First things first: I am thrilled to announce that there will be a Special Track on Recommendation, Data Sharing, and Research Practices in Science 2.0 at this year’s I-KNOW conference! The special track provides an interdisciplinary forum for international scientists to discuss theoretical and practical aspects of Science 2.0. We are looking for contributions in the form of full papers (8 pages). I posted the full CfP over at TELeurope. Submission deadline is April 30.
  • Barcamp Graz gets a new edition this year. It will be on May 7 & 8 and will feature the usual suspects: a WissensCamp on knowledge management, a PolitCamp on the political side of Web 2.0 (with a focus on the recent developments in North Africa and Open Government), an iCamp on all things iPhone and iPad, and a Designcamp. More information on To get a rough overview of what a barcamp is, see the corresponding post from last year.
  • The Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning will take place in Chania, Greece on the beautiful island of Crete from May 30 to June 3. Due to public demand, this year’s focus will be on methodology. My involvment is just beginning with the student committee currently forming. We are playing around first ideas for activities. The deadline for student applications is March 18, and the deadline for tutor applications is March 30. For more information see the website.

And there is even more in the pipeline: currently we are busy setting up a challenge in the area of Open Data at I-KNOW 2011. So stay tuned for updates and hopefully I will see you at one or the other event!

At the JTEL Summer School, I was invited to a guest editorial board of the International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (IJTEL). The puropse of this board is to edit a special issue that is directed at junior researchers in TEL.

Today, I am very excited to present to you the Call for Papers and the Call for Reviewers for the IJTEL Young Researcher Special Issue. This issue is special in many ways:

  • It is open to all junior researchers (post-graduate students, PhD students, post-docs) working in research related to technology-enhanced learning in both academia and industry.
  • Authors are especially encouraged to submit a ‘visionary’ article, i.e. one that describes fresh ideas, motivations, impacts and efficiencies or ideal outcomes of research and argues why they are important.
  • In the reviewing process, junior reviewers and experienced reviewers will work together in teams. Experienced reviewers will act as mentors for their junior colleagues.

For more information, please refer to the two PDFs attached:
Call for papers – IJTEL Young Researcher Special Issue – Extended!
Call for Reviewers – IJTEL Young Researcher Special Issue

We are looking forward to your contributions! Thanks to Ambjörn Naeve and Fridolin Wild for this possibility and for their ongoing support!

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