International Workshop on
Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for E-Learning

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Welcome to the SW-EL'06 @ AH'06 Workshop

The Semantic Web promises an advancement in the intelligent Web-based educational systems design and development by enabling more adequate and accurate representation of learners, their learning goals, learning materials and contexts of their use, as well as more efficient access to and navigation through learning resources.

This workshop will discuss the application of Semantic Web standards and technologies to achieve adaptation and personalization in Web-based educational systems and will focus on issues related to learner modeling, learning content and design adaptation, learning repositories personalization, and personalization of mobile educational applications.

SW-EL’06 is forth in the series, following the successful workshop on Concepts and Ontologies in Web-based Educational Systems, held in conjunctions with ICCE 2002, the three sessions of SW-EL’04 (in conjunction with ITS’04, AH’04, and ISWC’04), and the three sessions of SW-EL in 2005 (in conjunction with AIED’05, ICALT’05, and K-CAP’05).

The workshop goals are:

  • To discuss the current state-of-the-art of the applications of semantic web technologies and standards in adaptive educational hypermedia.
  • To attract the interest of the related research communities to the problems in adaptive educational hypermedia and serve as an international platform for knowledge exchange and cooperation between researchers.
  • To provide feedback to educational and semantic web standardization bodies.

Workshop topics of interest include, but are not restricted, to:

  • Using ontologies for adaptation and personalization of e-learning applications:

    - to represent learning content;

    - to organize learning repositories / digital libraries;

    - to enable sharable learning objects and learner models;

    - to support authoring of adaptive Web-based educational systems.


  • Using contexts for adaptation and personalization of e-learning applications:

    - to support personalized information retrieval;

    - to support adaptive information filtering;

    - to support mobile learning applications personalization.


  • Using semantic web standards and tools in adaptive Web-based educational systems to improve:

    - learning objects representation and retrieval;

    - learning designs;

    - learner modeling;

    - authoring of educational AHS.


  • Web standards and metadata specifications for educational AHS:

    - information exchange protocols between educational AHS;

    - consistency in standards evolution;

    - mappings between existing semantic web and educational standards;

    - educational metadata specification languages.


  • Semantic web-based educational AH architectures.
  • Real-world systems, case studies and empirical research for semantic web-based educational AH.