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Subject: CFP: Workshop on Educating The Web-Generation (Edu4WebGen 2007) DL: July 10From: “WI/IAT” <wi-iat@maebashi-it.org>Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 23:29:56 -0400X-Message-Number: 3++++++++++++++++++++++++Call for Papers:

International Workshop on “Educating The Web-Generation” (EWG’07)


November 2-5, 2007 – Silicon Valley, USA


Description++++++++++++While talking about Web Intelligence we cannot leave those behind using the web and 搃ts intelligence? the Web-Generation. This workshop focuses on the fundamental(computational) education of future generations whose lives will more and more be influenced by an enormous potential for technology and furthermore by a hard competition in a global world. During the next years of not only computing we have to find an answer to the question how to provide our schoolchildren, students, and workforces with the necessary educational opportunities to succeed in a digital economy influenced by a hard competition in a global word. How will they adopt and evaluate new technologies?Knowledge itself is growing tremendously and the web with its informational overflow ?not yet prepared to be a fully interactive, context- and user-sensitive tool supporting people in their daily routines ?has already transformed every aspect of our lives. Is the next generation already able to deal with those technological possibilities? Has it the language and analytical skills to be more than Nintendo-Kids?

During the last years, the literacy of 15-year-old students was tested by the PISA-test of the OECD member states and not only the U.S. was shocked at the outcome.

Web today ?with Web 2.0 and its technologies ?is a place of knowledge (e.g. Wikipedia) but also of crime in different manners. Web-Education is necessary and on focus of almost every nation. Working on new curricula, innovative teaching concepts, or discovering relevant key competencies were also on the agenda of Bill Gates while claiming the U.S. school systems during a senates debate early this year.

This workshop is a plea for offering universal literacy using fundamental domains of computer science. Literacy understood as 刟 person抯 knowledge and culture and the ability in a particular subject or field, such as computer literacy?(Webster抯 1995) helps us to see the importance of language-competence, logic skill and other aspects for educating future knowledge workers and knowledge citizens making most of an intelligent web. Submissions not dealing with e.g. new e-learning innovations but with fundamental approaches and concepts to deliver (web-)skills for (web-)people to take a chance of the growing (web-)intelligence are highly welcome.


Workshop Chair


Elisabeth Heinemann

University of Applied Sciences Worms

Department of Informatics

Erenburgerstrasse 19

D-67549 Worms


Email: heinemann(at)fh-worms(dot)de


Program Committee


Stefano A. Cerri (Universit?Montpellier, France) John P. Dougherty (Haverford College, USA) Werner Hartmann (P鋎agogische Hochschule Bern, Swiss) Peter Hubwieser (Technische Universit鋞 M黱chen, Germany) Piet Kommers (Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands) Johannes Magenheim (Universit鋞 Paderborn, Germany) Erich Ortner (Technische Universit鋞 Darmstadt, Germany) Simon Rogerson (De Montfort University Leicester, U.K.) George Siemens (elearnspace, Canada) Hartmut Wedekind (Universit鋞 Erlangen-N黵nberg, Germany)




The workshop paper submission can be done online. Please come back to this page later on. An online tool will be linked here.


Paper Format


The length of accepted paper should NOT exceed 4 pages (one more extra page is only available for extra payment!). As template please use the IEEE-CS 2-column format as shown here:


Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by the Society Press.

Important Dates+++++++++++++++June 20, 2007 Electronic Submission of full papersAugust 3, 2007 Notification of paper acceptanceAugust 17, 2007 Camera-ready of accepted papers

November 2-5 2007 WI-IAT 2007 Conference




For any questions please feel free to contact the workshop organizer.


Subject: CFP: Workshop on Agent & Data Mining Interaction (ADMI 2007) DL: July 10

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Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 23:30:39 -0400

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Subject: CFP ECSCW07 – Workshop “Why CSCW research? Web 2.0 and Social Software solve our problems anyhow!”From: Michael Koch <michael.koch@in.tum.de>Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 07:25:56 +0200X-Message-Number: 4 CFP Workshopat European Conference on CSCW in Limerick, Irland (24-28.9.2007) 

Why CSCW research?Web 2.0 and Social Software solve our problems anyhow! 

The aim of this workshop is to discuss the applications, services and =20= trends that are currently summarized by the terms “Web 2.0” and =20 “Social Software” from a CSCW perspective. Participants shall present =20= their experiences or own developments in the Web 2.0 vicinity with =20 the following focus: Which CSCW aspects are addressed by current Web =20 2.0 / Social Software developments and vice versa? What are or could be the contributions of CSCW to the Web 2.0 phenomenon? The expected result of the workshop is a consolidated collection of the relationships between Web 2.0 and CSCW. Motivation The media has found a new hot subject with the Web 2.0 topic. No large newspaper or magazine that has not yet reported about Web 2.0 or Social Software in general or specific application classes (e.g. Wikis and Blogs) or applications and platforms such as Wikipedia, Delicious, Google Calendar, YouTube, or SecondLife. a CSCW point of view it is interesting to note that most Web 2.0 or Social Software applications are cooperation support applications. Thus Web  2.0 should actually be an original CSCW topic. Most of what currently is advertised as a revolution on the Web has =20 been there as CSCW applications years (or even decades) ago =96 =20 however, not as nice and not as usable as today in the Web 2.0. So, something seems to have changed. Is it just the connectivity of the users? Or is it a more fundamental characteristic that we have missed in CSCW? (e.g. networks instead of communities?) In our opinion the Web 2.0 and Social Software fields could benefit a lot from applying CSCW research results to their work and vice versa the CSCW field could benefit from taking a closer look into what is happening in the Web 2.0 and Social Software fields. This is especially true since the Social Software field is currently extending its application area to supporting teams in companies (“Enterprise 2.0”). However, it appears that the interaction between both communities is minimal. 

The objective of the workshop is therefore a discussion of the following topics: – Which CSCW aspects are addressed by the current Web 2.0 developments? What can we learn from these? What could be the (new) characteristics of CSCW 2.0 and Groupware 2.0? 😉– What is the past and future impact of CSCW on Web 2.0? Examples for possible aspects are: Social Computing, Networks vs. Communities, Individual Contributions and Linking (Blogs) vs. Community-based Knowledge Management, Tagging, Ajax and Mash-Ups (Web-=20= based applications), Access Control vs. Social Control =85 The expected result of the workshop is a consolidated collection of the Web 2.0 and CSCW relationships as well as list of future research topics.  

Procedure Workshop participants are requested to a submit position paper that addresses one of the above questions. Using practical examples the participants should demonstrate how the concepts and developments behind the Web 2.0 and Social Software movement has influenced or =could influence CSCW and vice versa, e.g. what Web 2.0 characteristics could make a good basis for future CSCW research and development. Position papers will be presented and discussed during the workshop. At the end of each discussion a relationship between CSCW and Web 2.0 as well as a new research question shall be identified. The workshop will take place as a full day session with a maximum of 12 to 14 participants selected on the basis of the submitted position papers. Submissions should be sent to michael.koch AT unibw.de by July 2nd 2007. Position papers will be reviewed by the workshop organizers and notification of acceptance will be given by the second week of July (before the early registration deadline).  

Organisers The workshop will be organized by the Special Interest Group on CSCW of the German Computer Society (GI) (Prof. Dr. Michael Koch and Prof. Wolfgang Prinz, PhD). Please direct any requests to Prof. Dr. Michael KochUniversitaet der Bundeswehr WOW5.3Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 3985577 Neubibergmichael.koch AT unibw.de   

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