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1st International Workshop on Ubiquitous Social
Learning (USL2013)
To be held in conjunction with The 12th International Conference on
Web-based Learning
Kenting, Taiwan, October 6-9, 2013

The 1st International workshop on Ubiquitous Social Learning will be jointly held with The 12th International Conference on Web-based Learning (http://icwl2013.tajen.edu.tw/) in Kenting, Taiwan during October 6-9, 2013. This workshop aims to provide a premier international forum for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to present state-of-art advances and innovations on the latest developments in USL. In particular,original ideas and research articles are solicited ranging from theoretical foundations, systems, infrastructure, tools, practical applications, new communication technologies, and experimental prototypes, in order to identify the emerging research topics and map out the directions for future developments.

With the high development of emerging computing paradigms, such as Ubiquitous Computing, Service Computing, Cloud Computing, Social Computing, and Internet of Things,we have been continuously experiencing a tremendous change in the web-based learning environment. Sharing feelings, experience, and knowledge have also become more conveniently in this social networking revolution, which makes learning through interaction and collaboration in a community or across a social network become increasing popular. Differing with the traditional e-learning paradigm, social learning, which focuses more on the
learning that occurs within a social context, can be more capable to adapt the information and communication technology and service in a rapid-changing social environment, and be more flexible to deal with the delivering and exchanging of potential knowledge that is dynamically generated anytime and anywhere. We welcome contributions to advance high quality research in methods, theories, techniques and tools concerning the idea of enhanced social learning, in order to provide a more productive and cost-effective learning and education environment to better support both faculties and students in the next era.

All accepted papers will be published in a separate USL2013 post-proceedings volume as Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

The best ranked papers will be recommended by the program committee for possible publication in the Special Issue of Social Computing and Social Knowledge fore-Learning, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT), subject to further improvement and expansion of the manuscripts by at least 30%

Topics of Interest
The scopes of USL2013 will cover but not be limited to:

  • Ubiquitous Technology for Social Learning
  • Social Learning in Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing Environments
  • Context-aware &Situation-aware Learning Environments
  • Pervasive HCI for Social Learning
  • Ubiquitous Social Learning for Sustained Impact
  • Social Learning in Smart City
  • Theories and Models for Ubiquitous Social Learning
  • Big Data and Data Mining for Social Learning
  • Contents Recommendation for Social Learning
  • Information Fusion for Learning Support
  • Social Learning Technologies & Tools
  • Social Learning & Training Techniques
  • Social Media for Learning&Education
  • Social Learning: Leadership & Collaboration
  • Mobile and Wireless Social Networks for Learning
  • Social Networks /Service System Design and Architectures for Learning
  • Behavior/Social Pattern Analysis for Learning
  • Social Knowledge Organization for learning support
  • Web 2.0 for Enhanced Social Learning
  • Software Agents for Social Learning

Authors are invited to submit full papers (maximum 10 pages) or short papers (maximum 6 pages). Papers should be written according to the Springer LNCS format:

Paper Submission

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The submission web pages are?http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icwl2013

Important Dates
Paper submission due: June 17, 2013
Author notification: July 8, 2013
Camera Ready due: July 22, 2013
Conference Dates: October 6-9, 2013

General Co-Chairs
Qun Jin, Waseda University, Japan
Timothy K. Shih, National Central University, Taiwan
Oscar Lin, Athabasca University, Canada

PC Co-Chairs
Xiaokang Zhou, Waseda University, Japan
Jian Chen, Taiyuan University of Technology, China
Haifeng Man, Northeast Normal University, China

Technical Program Committee
Roman Y. Shtykh, Waseda University, Japan
Neil Y. Yen, University of Aizu, Japan
Bo Wu, Waseda University, Japan
Weimin Li, Shanghai University, China
Lei Jing, University of Aizu, Japan
Junbo Wang, University of Aizu, Japan
Yuqi Dong, Northeast Normal University, China
Yueguang Xie, Northeast Normal University, China
Yanlin Zheng, Northeast Normal University, China
Hai Zhang, Northeast Normal University, China
Xiyan Zhang, Jilin University, China
(more to be added)