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EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium 2007

Crete, Greece, September 17-18, 2007


The EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium is brings together Ph.D. students working on topics related to professional training. The doctoral consortium will offer Ph.D. students the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in an interdisciplinary and international atmosphere.

The doctoral consortium will be accompanied by prominent professors and researchers in the field of professional learning. These accompanying professors will participate actively and contribute to the discussions.

The doctoral consortium is co-located with and will take place immediately before the EC-TEL 2007 conference. The doctoral consortium language is English.

---Topics of Interest---

As for the EC-TEL conference, all topics from the field of professional learning are of interest for the doctoral consortium. These topics include (but are not limited to):

Deploying Technology Enhanced Learning

  • Ubiquitous Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Services for Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Games and Interactive TV as Educational Tools
  • Learning Communities and Distributed Teams
  • Online Experiments
  • Web 2.0 and Social Software for Technology Enhanced Learning

Learner Modelling and Personalisation

  • Personal Learning Environments
  • Learner Assessment and Testing
  • Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Instructions
  • Competencies in Workplace Learning
  • Adaptation Patterns and Techniques

Metadata for TEL

  • Re-Using, Re-Authoring and Re-Purposing (Rip, Mix and Burn)
  • Learning Objects and Learning Repositories
  • Learning Design, Narrative and Navigation Models
  • Metadata in Search, Retrieval and Harvesting

Technology Enhanced Support for Organizational Learning

  • Knowledge Management, Sharing and Learning
  • Business Processes and Learning
  • Sustainability and Business Models
  • Deployment Strategies

Scaleable Technology Enhanced Learning

  • Authoring of Multimedia/ Virtual Reality Content
  • Artificial Intelligence technologies for Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Network Infrastructures (Streaming, Peer-to-Peer Infrastructures)
  • Runtime Engines for Learning Design and Learning Objects
  • Semantic Web technologies

Theoretical and methodological foundations of TEL

  • Formal / Informal Learning
  • Instructional Methods for Collaborative Learning
  • Problem Solving Support
  • Collaborative Knowledge Building and Sharing

Experience Reports, Assessment, and Case Studies


Papers describing doctoral work should be submitted in PDF or PostScript format before June 1, 2006. The paper length should not exceed 6
pages (single space, Times New Roman (or similar) font type, 12 pt font
size, reasonable margins).

In contrast to regular conference papers, submissions should address specifically doctoral work! Therefore, the following elements are


  • A clear formulation of the research question,
  • An identification of the significant problems in the field of research,
  • An outline of the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the state of existing solutions,
  • A presentation of any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far,
  • A sketch of the applied research methodology,
  • A description of the Ph.D. project's contribution to the problem solution,
  • A discussion of how the suggested solution is different, new, or better as compared to existing approaches to the problem.

The intention of this doctoral consortium is to support and inspire Ph.D. students during their ongoing research efforts. Therefore, it is necessary that authors will have neither achieved their Ph.D. degree nor officially submitted their thesis before the doctoral consortium (September 17, 2007). To enforce this rule we require authors to disclose their expected graduation date and their advisor's name when submitting.

Papers will be reviewed by at leas two members of the doctoral consortium committee who will be selected from the EC-TEL 2007 ( programme committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. Papers will also be made available electronically to the participants before the symposium to facilitate preparation of discussions and questions. Presentations will be kept short (10-15 minutes). A discussant, a member of the doctoral consortium committee, will be appointed to each paper. Discussant comments will be followed by a plenary discussion of the paper. At the end of the consortium there will be a general discussion, including a brainstorming session about current and future research topics in the area.

Only electronic submissions are accepted. E-mail your paper as an attachment in PDF or Postscript format to [email protected].

A supporting letter should be sent by the PhD supervisor by e-mail to [email protected]. or by Fax: + 33 1 60 76 42 86 to Katherine Maillet.

Participants should register for the EC-TEL conference itself at student rate.

---Consortium Chairs---

  • Katherine Maillet, Institut National des Télécommunications, France
  • Tomaz Klobucar, Institut Jozef Stefan, Slovenia
  • Denis Gillet, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany