I attended both EC-TEL 2006 (in Crete) and EC-TEL 2007 (also in Crete), and I enjoyed them a lot (postings can be found here). EC-TEL 2008 will take place in the sunny City of Maastricht…so no sunburn risk this time. But anyway: We’re only in it for the science, aren’t we? And I’m sure that there will be great attendees again, so I encourage you to submit a proposal for a workshop!
** 2. Call for Workshops **
Third European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
Maastricht, The Netherlands
September 17-19 2008
Supported by the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning (EA-TEL)
The European Conference Series on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) provides a unique opportunity and forum for researchers of all respective disciplines to come together and discuss recent achievements and future challenges in TEL. With the previous two highly successful EC-TEL in 2006 and 2007 and about 200 participants each, this yearsâ€™ EC-TEL 2008 invites all researchers across the different fields of TEL (education, psychology, computer science, economics …) to contribute to the scientific landscape of technology enhanced learning.
In the context of EC-TEL 2008, we invite workshop proposals on challenging topics that discuss specific issues relating to TEL. The workshops of EC-TEL 2008 are expected to look onward beyond recent achievements to discuss specific topics, emerging research issues, new trends and endeavors in TEL. The workshops should provide an excellent forum for discussion, so that novel work not yet finalized can be presented in a friendly and supportive environment.
EC-TEL 2008 offers the usual serviced workshops, where registration, catering, room allocation and audio/visual will be organized by the conference organizers. The serviced workshops will take place on Wednesday before the conference. The workshops will be hosted at the conference venue Workshop proposals can have any duration from half-day to one day.
** Submission **
Workshop proposals should not exceed 4 pages (single spaced, 12 point Times New Roman style font). They should briefly outline the topic of the workshop and how it is relevant to TEL. The proposals should include a short statement describing the background of each of the organizers, clearly illustrating their expertise in this topic. Workshop proposers should outline the names and topics of expected contributors/facilitators, and indicate why EC-TEL conference attendees would participate in the workshop. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Workshop participants will need to register for the EC-TEL conference.
Using a peer-review system, the successful workshops will be selected among all submitted proposals. The peer-review group consists of members of the conference program committee und the auspice of the conference chairs.
Enquiries and submissions should be emailed to the EC-TEL workshop chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
** Publication **
The workshop proceedings will be published online as part of the CEUR Workshop proceedings series. http://CEUR-WS.org is a recognized ISSN publication series, ISSN 1613-0073.
Furthermore, the two best papers of each workshop will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (IJTEL - http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijtel).
** Important dates **
â€¢ Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: April 1, 2008
â€¢ Notification of Workshop Acceptance: May 7, 2008
â€¢ Camera Ready Proceedings of Workshops: August 31, 2008
â€¢ Workshops: September 17, 2008