1st International Workshop on Technologies for Scripted Collaboration (IW TeSC-2014), September, 10-12, 2014, Salerno, Italy

Call for Papers

IW TeSC-2014
1st International Workshop on Technologies for Scripted Collaboration


September, 10-12, 2014, Salerno, Italy
In conjunction with 6th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS 2014)

Submission by: April, 15

The TeSC workshop aims to bring together research groups in the broader area of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) that explore the specific issue of Scripted Collaboration and Learning Design from various perspectives: cognitive, pedagogical, technological, socio-cultural.

Scripted collaboration is a learning situation where students work collaboratively (usually in small groups), guided by some instructor-led didactic scenario (collaboration script). The relevant and broader term “Learning Design” is also used in the context of CSCL, to denote the combined effort of providing pedagogically fruitful scenarios and appropriate digital tools/services to model, scaffold and analyze peer interactions, thus, fostering high quality learning conditions for learners.
As our understanding increases on the cognitive and pedagogical issues of Scripted Collaboration and Learning Design, so does the need for computational models, representations and tools that facilitate and empower educators in orchestrating the multiple and complex learning interactions that occur in such settings. Relevant research has resulted so far in the development of various tools (like LD editors, players, middleware, etc.), however it is far from having provided definite answers to the various multifaceted research questions and issues.

Against this background, a key perspective of the TeSC workshop is to trace the current frontiers of research and development on these issues, facilitate the fruitful interdisciplinary dialogue and interaction among researchers and help toward building stronger community bonds that may have a positive impact on future research activities. A more concrete objective of the TeSC workshop will be to put forward the publishing of a co-edited volume on current advances in the domain.

We particularly encourage the submission of papers addressing innovative approaches, inventive pedagogical/computational constructs and designs, or presenting ongoing research work and early research outcomes. Well documented position papers could also be accepted.

Major topics of the TeSC workshop include (the list is not exhaustive):
- Advances in the theory and practice of the Scripting/LD approach
- Learners’ internal scripts and internal–external Script interaction
- Conceptual and computational modeling of Scripts and LD
- Pedagogical value of Scripting/LD
- System architectures and user interfaces for Scripting and LD
- Digital tools and integrated environments to support Scripting/LD
- Adaptive/intelligent approaches for technology-enhanced Scripting/LD
- Script-based and LD scenarios in mobile learning, Web 2.0 tools (social networking) and digital games
- Learning analytics and evaluation methods for Scripting/LD 
- HCI (Human-computer interaction) issues on Scripting and LD technologies
- Case studies on the impact of technology-enhanced Scripting/LD in various learning scenarios

Authors are invited to submit a 6 page paper following the typical IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format.

Proceedings of the IW-TeSC workshop will be included in the INCoS-2014 volume, to be published by IEEE Computer Society Press and indexed by IEEE Xplore.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended and updated version of their work for inclusion in edited volume by Springer.

Important dates
- Submission Deadline: April 15, 2014
- Notification of Acceptance: May 15, 2014
- Camera Ready due: June, 15, 2014
- Workshop and INCoS Main Conference: September 10 - 12, 2014

Stavros Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Yannis Dimitriadis, University of Valladolid, Spain
Armin Weinberger, University of Saarland, Germany

(for inquiries please contact Stavros Demetriadis, sdemetri@csd.auth.gr)

Program Committee
Santi Caballé Llobet, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Thanasis Daradoumis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Stavros Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Yannis Dimitriadis, University of Valladolid, Spain
Frank Fischer, Ludwig-Maximilians, Universität München, Germany
Andreas Harrer, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Davinia Hernández-Leo,  Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Marcelo Milrad, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Donatella Persico, Istituto per la Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD), Italy
Francesca Pozzi, Istituto per la Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD), Italy
Symeon Retalis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Pierre Tchounikine, University of Grenoble, France
Armin Weinberger, University of Saarland, Germany