Appel: LSA-TEL'09

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Aug 22 14:42:30 UTC 2008

Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 14:24:33 +0200
From: Virginie Zampa <virginie.zampa at>
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Apologies for cross-posting

*************************************FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  


Second European Workshop on Latent Semantic Analysis in Technology-
Enhanced Learning

March 25-26, 2009, Grenoble, France
     *October 27th, 2008:   Deadline for submission.
     *December 1st, 2008: Notification of acceptance.
     *January 15th, 2009:   Camera ready papers due date.

Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) has been successfully deployed in
various educational applications to enrich learning and teaching with
information-technology. The primary goal of the workshop is to bring
together experts in the field in order to share knowledge gained
within the distributed research about latent semantic analysis in
educational applications (either from the context of the IST projects
Cooper, iCamp, TenCompetence, Cooper and ProLearn, or from computer/
cognitive scientists involved in LSA-based research). The topics of
this workshop relate on the educational technology applications of LSA
(e.g., Automated Essay Scoring) and the methodological issues raised
by this technique (e.g., corpus composition). The second edition of
this workshop, two years after the first one held at Heerlen (OUNL),
has the aim to continue the coverage of these topics, with a new
emphasis on cognitive simulation. This second edition emerges from the
joint effort of the participants of the european project LTfLL
(Learning Technologies for LifeLong Learning).

Topics should cover, but not be restricted, to
* Educational technology applications of LSA, such as:
    * Automated essay scoring & grading, Summarization & writing  
    * Feedback generation, Tutoring & Tutor support, Question
    * Learner modelling, Enriching user profiles, Peer finding &  
      community formation
    * Positioning & Placement of Learners
    * Selection & Sequencing of Content
    * Protocol analysis, Knowledge gap analysis, Task analysis

* Methodological issues for LSA in Educational Technology, such as:
    * Corpus composition & preparation (sanitising, filtering,  
      selection, seeding, domain modelling, ...)
    * Optimisation of analysis and queries
    * Statistical properties
    * Combining LSA with other techniques
    * Evaluation and Validation of LSA

* Cognitive Modelling using LSA, such as:
    * Knowledge acquisition
    * Language acquisition and development
    * Measure of semantic relatedness
    * Cognitive architectures
    * Activity modelling
    * Cognitive corpora

Program Committee
    * Jean-Yves Antoine (University of Tours, France)
    * Gaston Burek (Tuebingen University, Germany)
    * Philippe Dessus (University of Grenoble, France)
    * Arthur C. Graesser (University of Memphis, USA)
    * Kurt Hornik (Vienna University, Austria)
    * Mathieu Lafourcade (University Montpellier, France)
    * Benoît Lemaire (University of Grenoble, France)
    * Danielle S. McNamara (University of Memphis, USA)
    * Paola Monachesi (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
    * Traian Rebedea (UPB, Roumania)
    * Stefan Trausan-Matu (UPB, Roumania)
    * Jan van Bruggen (OUNL, The Netherlands)
    * Peter van Rosmalen (OUNL, The Netherlands)
    * Fridolin Wild (Vienna University, Austria)
    * Virginie Zampa (University of Grenoble, France)

Organisational Committee
    * Philippe Dessus (LSE, UPMF & IUFM, Grenoble, France)
    * Benoît Lemaire (TIMC-IMAG, UJF, Grenoble, France)
    * Sonia Mandin (LSE, UPMF & IUFM, Grenoble, France)
    * Virginie Zampa (LIDILEM, Univ. Stendhal, Grenoble, France)

     *Jose Quesada, Max Planck Institute for Human Development,  
      Berlin, Germany.

     *Official language for both papers and talks: English.
Submissions are expected in the following two formats. They should
describe substantial and unpublished work.

    * Full Papers: Papers should be maximum 6 pages in length (about
4,000 words), using an IEEE stylesheet. PDF, MS-Word are accepted. PDF
is preferred for submisssion.

    * Posters: For reviewing purposes, posters are submitted as short
papers (2 pages-long, up to 1,500 word-long) using the same stylesheet
than full papers. After acceptance, authors will have to design a
poster for presenting the content of their research.


     *MSH-Alpes, Grenoble University, France:

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