We are glad to announce the winners of the Best Paper Award, Best Student Paper Award and Best Poster Award at EDM 2011.

The Best Paper Award:

  • “Conditions for effectively deriving a Q-Matrix from data with Non-negative Matrix Factorization” by Michel Desmarais [pdf]
  • The Best Student Paper Award this year is shared by:

  • “Analysing frequent sequential patterns of collaborative learning activity around an interactive tabletop” by Roberto Martinez Maldonado, Kalina Yacef, Judy Kay, Ahmed Kharrufa and Ammar Al-Qaraghuli [pdf]
  • “Acquiring Item Difficulty Estimates: a Collaborative Effort of Data and Judgment” by Kelly Wauters, Piet Desmet and Wim Van Den Noortgate [pdf]
  • The Best Poster Award:

  • “eLAT: An Exploratory Learning Analytics Tool for Reflection and Iterative Improvement of Technology Enhanced Learning” by Anna Lea Dyckhoff, Dennis Zielke, Mohamed Amine Chatti and Ulrik Schroeder [pdf]
  • The selection procedure:
    The best papers were be selected by the conference and program chairs in two phases. First, based on the input from the program committee the short list of top six papers was selected. Then, each of the papers was thoroughly examined and discussed by the award committee.

    The selection of the Best poster was done in two stages as well. First, the the anonymous votes of the conference attendees were counted and the short list of two papers was selected. Then, the poster chairs and the conference chairs made the final decision.