OCTOBER 12-18, 2012


It is important to teachers to get idea of how their students learn; what their students have already known; what their students are not good enough or have misconception; what kind of instruction ways their students like and can learn more efficiently; and, what are their students need to know at particular moment. With the helps of computational intelligence, ontology, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, text mining, and information retrieval, smart learning environment (SLE) can be built to know the context of students, e.g., learning style, cognitive trait, competency model, behavior pattern, preference, need, and device, correctly and better by digging and analyzing variety of data; furthermore, the SLE can then provide the students personalized and adaptive learning services based on the discovered context. This symposium aims to provide researchers a platform to know the latest relevant research progress; to share experiences; to discuss key issues; and at the end, to have opportunities to work together after this event.

Hosting Organizations
  • Athabasca University, Canada
  • Beijing Normal University, China
Topics of the symposium
  • Emerging technologies for smart learning
  • Development of digital content for smart learning
  • Construction and Application of smart learning environment
  • Student modeling and adaptivity
  • Competency analysis
  • Learning behavior analysis and recognition
  • Question and Answering System
  • Affect analysis
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Intelligent agents
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Data mining and Text mining
  • Learning style analysis and recognition
  • Context-aware and location-based learning
  • User role analysis
  • Workplace e-learning
  • Data analysis and Visualization
  • Learning analytics
Paper submissions
  • Maximum length: 5 pages, Letter size (8.5\” x 11\”)
  • Language: English
  • Online submission via email to maigac(at)athabascau.ca and liyy1114(at)gmail.com
  • Format: IEEE Format
Important Date
  • Submission Deadline: July 30, 2012 (will NOT postpone)
  • Review Done: August 27, 2012
  • Notification of review results: September 10, 2012
  • Final version of manuscript AND short bio with photo: September 27, 2012
  • Presentation slides: October 8, 2012
  • Symposium dates: October 12-18, 2012
Program Co-Chairs:
  • Maiga Chang, Athabasca University
  • Yanyan Li, Beijing Normal University