Ontologies and Social Semantic Web for Intelligent Educational Systems
Special Track at the 24th International FLAIRS Conference
Darina Dicheva, Riichiro Mizoguchi, Roger Nkambou, Niels Pinkwart
Ontologies, the Semantic Web, and the Social Semantic Web offer a new perspective on intelligent educational systems by providing intelligent access to and management of Web information and semantically richer modeling of the applications and their users. This allows for supporting more adequate and accurate representations of learners, their learning goals, learning material and contexts of its use, as well as more efficient access and navigation through learning resources. The goal is to advance intelligent educational systems, so as to achieve improved e-learning efficiency, flexibility and adaptation for single users and communities of users (learners, instructors, courseware authors, etc). The proposed special track follows the workshop series “Ontologies and Semantic Web for e-Learning”- SWEL which was conducted successfully from 2002-2009 at different hosting conferences (http://compsci.wssu.edu/iis/swel/).
The goals of the SWEL @ FLAIRS 2011 Special Track are: (1) to discuss the current state-of-the-art in using ontologies and Semantic Web technologies in e-learning applications; and (2) to attract the interest of the related research communities to the problems in the educational Social Semantic Web and serve as an international platform for knowledge exchange and cooperation between researchers.
This special track will be of interest to researchers interested in using ontologies, Semantic Web and Social Semantic Web technologies in Web-based educational systems, distributed hypermedia and open hypermedia systems, as well as in Web Intelligence and Semantic Web / Social Semantic Web engineering.
The goals of the SWEL @ FLAIRS 2011 Special Track are: