Call for Workshops and Tutorials
To be held in conjunction with the 7th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2014) on July 4-7th, 2014
EDM cordially invites proposals for workshops and tutorials to be held in conjunction with the EDM conference. Proposals for both full-day and half-day proposals will be accepted.
The purpose of EDM workshops and tutorials is to provide an opportunity for participants from academia, industry, government and other related parties to present and discuss novel ideas on current and emerging topics relevant to Educational Data Mining. EDM requires adapting existing approaches or developing new approaches that build upon techniques from a combination of areas, including but not limited to statistics, psychometrics, machine learning, information retrieval, recommender systems and scientific computing. We encourage workshops that bring together people working on new and developing research topics that favour highly interactive discussions. Tutorial proposals are encouraged that go in-depth into topics of interest to the EDM community.
Proposals of tutorials and workshops must provide information explaining how the workshop is of interest to the EDM community, and why a workshop or tutorial on this topic is beneficial.
Proposal requirements and format (2 to 4 pages)
- Title and acronym
- Requested duration (half day or full day)
- Abstract (up to 200 words) to be used for the website
- Description of the workshop/tutorial content and themes
- Detailed description of the topic importance to EDM community and why it is of particular interest at this time
- Names, affiliation, homepage, short biographies, and contact information of chair(s).
- For tutorials, this biography must include detailed information about the qualifications of the proposer to conduct the tutorial on the proposed topic.
- For workshops, include a list of organizing/program committee members, who should be from multiple universities as well as a list of (potential) members of the program committee.
- Proposed format of the workshop/tutorial (e.g., approximate timeline) and type of activities (e.g., paper presentations, invited talks, panels, discussions, demos, etc.).
- Intended audience and expected number of participants
- Potential solicitation plans for workshop/tutorial funding from external sources, such as international projects, research networks, or industry (external funding is not required for acceptance).
- If available, past versions of the workshop/tutorial, including URLs (for workshops, additionally, submission and acceptance statistics).
Additionally for workshops, select if it fits in any of the following types:
- Working group meetings around a specific problem or topic where participants submit a white paper or position statement.
- Mini-conferences on specialized topics with paper submission and review processes.
- Challenges around selected topics that share a common goal.
- Other (explain)
Accepted workshops and tutorials will have a one-page summary in the main conference proceedings. Additionally, workshop papers will be published in a joint volume in CEUR workshop proceedings (ISSN: 1613-0073).
A selection of accepted workshop papers will be invited to extend their submission (providing a significant contribution beyond the workshop paper) for a special issue in the Journal of Educational Data Mining (JEDM) on Advances and Emerging trends in EDM.
January 21, 2014: Workshop and Tutorial proposal submission due
February 17, 2014: Notification of Workshops and Tutorials acceptance
February 27, 2014: Workshop web site available
March 1, 2014: Workshop call for papers
April 24, 2014: Workshop papers submissions due
May 19, 2014: Notification of acceptance of Workshop papers
July 4-7, 2014: Workshops and Tutorials day(s) (to be specified)
Those interested in organizing a workshop or tutorial should submit their proposal as a single-file email attachment in PDF format to the EDM2014 workshop and tutorials co-chairs:
- Sergio Gutiérrez-Santos. Birkbeck, University of London, UK. E-mail: sergut AT dcs.bbk.ac.uk
- Olga C. Santos. aDeNu Research Group, UNED, Spain. E-mail: ocsantos AT dia.uned.es